It's only fitting that our first featured "hand" is Spark Letterpress. They graciously donated their time and talent designing the event materials and, of course, the gorgeous letterpress printed invitations (aka. mittens).
I knew the moment I met Miss Valerie, she was a gal just in love with good design as I. What was to be an hour long lunch turned to three and we haven't stopped dreaming since. Dreaming of a world full of amazing design and with that comes great paper and craft. Who knew there were two equally passionate paper gals in the world who wouldn't mind discussing the finer things in life—like how deep an impression in cotton could be and oh how great that would feel.
"First comes love, and then comes letterpress". Meet Jim and Valerie of Spark...
"We are passionate designers who create designs that communicate every emotion – from social stationery and greeting cards to Mitzvahs and birth announcements. We live vicariously through each giddy couple that comes our way. We search relentlessly for beautiful paper to enhance our work. We’re dreamers with pricing rooted in reality.
We are masters of our craft. We know letterpress like the back of our ink-stained hands. A handcrafted touch gives any project a unique character, no matter how simple the idea. We work with designers from here, there and everywhere to create custom printed pieces of the highest quality. We know paper. We know die cuts. We know letterpress."
Luck should have it, that you'll be able to see first-hand Spark Letterpress in action at Handmade Holiday. The smell of ink is in the air and all that is needed is your hand to pull a letterpress beauty of your very own.
Thank you Jim and Valerie for sharing your talent and love of handmade with all of us.