Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Etsy Front Page Aloha Letterpress

Etsy shop lynchgirl created a lovely treasury that was featured on Etsy's Front Page today! Her collection included a wonderful collection of items and my recently illustrated and letterpress printed Monstera cards. Now available at my Aloha Letterpress shop. Thank you so much, lynchgirl!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Hawaiian Monstera Warm Aloha Letterpress Cards

A sneak peek at my new Hawaiian monstera leaves letterpress cards. These larger sized cards are 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches folded, 8.50 x 5.5 inches when opened flat. I hand illustrated these monstera leaves, worked on them in photoshop, and had them processed into plates. After hand mixing the ink for a golden green color, I printed the leaves and text on creamy ecru 100% cotton paper. The paper is thick with 110 lb. weight with a slight texture. Monstera grows all over the islands and adds to the lush green beauty of our tropical paradise in Hawaii. I'll have these in my shop soon.

Etsy Finds Aloha Letterpress Personalized Cards

Holiday shopping has begun and Etsy featured myPersonalized Blind Debossed Letterpress cards in their Etsy Finds Cyber Monday gift ideas! Such excitement to have many new visitors to my shop. Although the sale on these cards ended yesterday, I have extended my Holiday Sales for sets of 3 and sets of 4 personalized cards at my shop. Sale ends on Dec.4.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hot off the Press! Holiday Letterpress Cards at Aloha Letterpress

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. There's no snow or chill in the air, but when I'm printing these cards, I'm feeling the holiday spirit! Both of these holiday cards may be personalized, but order them early to avoid the holiday rush.

Personalized Letterpress Cards Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving day with family and friends. And can you believe that Christmas is about 30 days away after Thanksgiving? How quickly time flies. You can avoid the crowded malls and take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials at Etsy. My Aloha Letterpress Shop is having a special now and through the weekend with a 10% discount on any 3 or 4 sets of holiday cards or personalized letterpress stationery.
The photos above are just a few examples of some of the personalized cards that are available.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Letterpress Christmas Cards

Deck the halls... with Christmas letterpress cards! Christmas is around the corner and I'm having some fun with printing these new cards.
Golden pine branches adorn the first set of holiday cards with a lovely "Season's Greetings" in a fanciful script. These seem to evoke such peace and warmth.

The other set features Santa's Ornament with a Season's Greetings and helps to convey your cheerful holiday thoughts. Both holiday cards are now available at my Aloha Letterpress shop.

Whether you're shopping for family or friends, Etsy offers amazing and unique handmade items. Whether it's jewelry, handmade journals, original
paintings, totes, children's toys or other gifts,
you're sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved

Friday, October 21, 2011

Share Aloha with Hawaiian Hibiscus Letterpress Cards

Share some warm Hawaiian aloha with these personalized letterpress cards featuring a pair of lovely tangerine orange hibiscus. Printed on plush white cotton paper, the impression of your name and the lovely hibiscus help to convey a tone of love and warmth. Other Hawaiian themed letterpress cards are available at my Aloha Letterpress shop.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Newly Printed Letterpress Stationery Wildflowers

My new personalized letterpress stationery features these whimsical wildflowers. I hand illustrated these wildflowers with Illustrator and had the image processed into a magnesium plate. Hand mixed some transparent ink, Pantone Green and Process Blue to create this lovely aqua blue and it matches the aqua envelopes wonderfully. Applied some ink to the press ink plate, prepared the mag plate for printing in the chase and then printed the wildflowers. Followed that with a second printing for the personalized name with individual hand set lead type. I love to print with different shades of blue, perhaps because of the beautiful blue Hawaiian sky that we see almost every day of the year. These cards and many other personalized stationery are offered at my Aloha Letterpress shop.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Personalized Letterpress Cards Leafy Tangerine Orange

Hot off the press! These personalized letterpress cards feature a lovely leafy branch in tangerine orange. I hand illustrated the leaves, had the image processed into a plate, and then hand set the Keynote lead type for the name. Seems like an autumn color although we don't really see a great change in seasons here in Hawaii. It's like summer all year long!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Sunny Yellow Poppy Cards

These new personalized letterpress cards feature a lovely poppy and your name in sunny yellow. What a delightful way to add some warmth to your messages. I hand set your name with metal type and there's no additional waiting for a plate to be processed. These cards may also be ordered in different colors. Available now at my Aloha Letterpress Etsy shop.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What's an Etsy Treasury?

Etsy treasuries are collections that feature various Etsy shops and their merchandise. Customers and Etsy shop owners may create a collection of their favorite items or create a themed collection to let others learn about the many fabulous handmade items offered on Etsy. It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many wonderful artisans offering such a fabulous array of handmade goods in addition to some vintage items.

Chocolate and Cherries Treasury

'Chocolate and Cherries' by alohaletterpress

Dreamy chocolate and luscious cherries will delight your senses.

Dark Belgian Chocol...

Abstract bird art b...

Leather Journal, ru...

Cherry Blossom Lant...

Personalized Bracel...

Glamourous cherry r...

Pillow cover, Linen...

Semi-Sweet Chocolat...

PAPER Chocolate cak...

Flower Vase - Red H...

Fused Glass Tray wi...

Whiskey Root Beer B...

Cherry red and blac...

Cotton Spa Face Clo...

oil painting still ...

Artisan Storage Sid...

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.