November 2011

14 articles in November 2011

Due to some unforseen glitches yesterday, apparently if you tried to complete an order in the shop via credit card then an error message popped up and the order wouldn’t process. We’ve fixed that baby right up and have decided to extend the sale for ONE MORE DAY (now until midnight on November 30th, 2011)! Who doesn’t love to make up lost time?! Remember to enter code DINGBAT25 at checkout and enjoy! Head on over, this deal only comes once a year!!

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Never one to follow tradition, I received a lovely email from a colleague yesterday morning wondering if I’d hold my Cyber Monday promotions and instead launch them on Tuesday as part of a Letterpress Tuesday promotion – specifically showcasing letterpress artisans and their holiday goodies on sale. I of course opted out of Cyber Monday and am happy to announce that for the next 24 hours (YES, RIGHT NOW) you can get 25% off ANYTHING in our online shop until midnight tonight (MST). These black letterpress calling cards were printed on a black 80# coverstock (I think it was AstroBrights paper). Black can be tricky on press because letterpress inks are very transparent and do not get good opacity when printing on dark papers. We like to recommend a color mix with opaque white to help bulk up the color (PMS Silver …

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If you missed it on twitter this last weekend, we launched a re-design to our online shop! The BEST part is that we have new functionality where you can order custom products online – calling cards, wedding suites and letterpress ready-made goods! I’m also excited to announce that we are participating in a new post-thanksgiving promotion with a slew of other letterpress printers – it is not Cyber Mnday, but instead Letterpress Tuesday. ENJOY 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP (including custom goods) for 24 hours only, tomorrow TUESDAY 11/29/11. When checking out use code DINGBAT25. Happy Thanksgiving!  

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These were another set of proofs for Jennifer and Cristina for their autumn wedding. I love the exploration of the Japanese maple leaves – they remind me of the progression of a leaf as it flutters down, falling from a tree. I also LOVE how when making a full circle, as in the proofs on the bottom, there is a lost and found element within the ring of leaves – do you see it? If so what is it? ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Yes, for you – for 2012 – from me! Click here to download your Vintage Fashion 2012 Calendar. Print out on a heavy cover stock and trim on the crop marks to 4×9″. Arrange to your hearts content and enjoy for a fashionable new year! For personal use only – not available for commercial use or resale – ©2011 Dingbat Press

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Today is World Diabetes Day. It is a day of mixed emotions. We are rounding out our 3rd year of Type 1 Diabetes in our home on December 1, 2011 but as I think back about what November means to us it is a time to be Thankful as well as a time to reflect upon awareness. In 2008 when David was 4 and in Preschool, he was always getting sick. A great potty trainer, it all snuck up on us when he started wetting the bed again. November 2008 was a time of morning sickness (I was pregnant with Charlie) and a LONG case of the flu. We had planned to head to Palm Springs for Thanksgiving but David kept throwing up and throwing up. I remember resigned to the fact that we just couldn’t travel that year to be with …

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I’ll be listing an abundance of colors in our new pocket pouches over the next few days. Check out the first six hues and grab yourself a set of 10 for business cards, gift card enclosures, holiday wrapping or whatever suits your fancy! Custom die-cut with our own pattern on 80 lb text weight paper. Scored, glued and assembled ready for some gift card or business card awesomeness! Sized 2.675×2.675″ – Fits perfectly a 2.5×2.5″ business card.

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I have to say, I have some awesome brothers. Both of which I love dearly! Matt, the little brother, worked for Dingbat last year before he started grad school and if you remember he did a few great posts on business Friday. As a thank you, these were supposed to be at NSS last year for him to hand out but they got lost in a shipping snafu and then buried for a few months back at the studio. I finally was able to find them and dig them out as well as photograph them and get them sent off to their rightful owner. A few things about Matt, he really liked this flying pig that was rejected by another client. He claimed it as his own. Matt’s personality is all about having fun, enjoying life and having a positive attitude. He …

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Calling cards never get old for me. Seeing the calligraphy by Kathryn of Della Carta is magical every time it shows up in my inbox. These were letterpress printed on 110# luxe white paper in gravel ink with papaya edge painting.  Sold in sets of 50, this is a great way to get into a set of calling cards without the investment of meeting the press minimum of 250 cards for a custom print order. Get an estimate here, these are always a big hit for gifts for the holidays and turn around super quick!

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