Wednesday, December 10, 2008

paperedtogether- "favorite thing" #6


Remember a few posts ago when I was rambling on, as I tend to do, about quality Christmas cards and how they are hard to find? Well, all I had to do was click through my Etsy favorites to find exactly what I was looking for. Paperedtogether products give me the same rush of endorphins that I get when I eat really good chocolate.

Letterpress is a 500 year old relief printing technique, in which a raised, inked image meets paper with enough pressure to produce a print. Letterpress offers a tactile and nostalgic feel that cannot be achieved with any other printing technique. When combined with soft printmaking papers, letterpress printing conveys a beauty and elegance that is simply luxurious. -Krista Stout



Paperedtogether is a small Minneapolis letterpress shop owned and operated by, Krista Stout. Here are her thoughts on her work:

I love the slow, mindful art of creating each design, mixing inks, preparing the press, and hand-printing each card one at a time. my designs are inspired by timeless, simple vintage images & enlivened by modern colors.


I'm guessing that most of you haven't purchased your cards yet. I find that most people procrastinate even more than I do, so I think it is fair to say that chances are, you are still shopping for the perfect set. Well, look no further. Click on over to the
Paperedtogether shop and poke around a bit.


Also, for your enjoyment, Ms. Stout has offered up, an exciting opportunity to win one of her 2009 letterpress calendars. Come one, come all. Leave a comment and be in the drawing on Dec. 15th! It retails for $35. You lucky readers, you.



57 comments:

Lona said...

What lovely work! Thanks for featuring her--I hearted her shop. I think I like the calendar the best.

shadysidefarm.etsy.com

Guinevere said...

I LOVE the animal parade! Also the calendar! Crossing my fingers...

Michelle Springer said...

Love the calendar. I am a sucker for all things paper! I hoard journals like no tomorrow. Hope your having a fabulous week!

xo

Mic

danielle said...

I love this calendar - so beautiful!

KPP said...

I really like the stowaway design. Also, go MN! Woot!

Amberly said...

so pretty...

julie said...

again something beautiful!
I know I need an organizer...

Kelli said...

I love that they are simple yet beautiful! I would love to win her calender!

Kimmy said...

Letter press stuff makes me so happy!

Nothinglikeit said...

Beautiful and Unique - I love it!
The ship is my favorite.

Amy said...

Beautiful! and I love cards...I am so hearting her :)

Cardwell said...

So pretty!

Fancy Nancy Chronicles said...

Those are beautiful cards ... and you can never have enough cards! The lost "art" of communicating. Nothing is better than a timeless card. Happy Holiday April! ~

Karen C. Brown, MS said...

These are simply beautiful! I wonder why these antiquey images are so captivating? I love the squirrel!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the shop with us :)

Whitney said...

So simple, so pretty.

Kari said...

Pretty, pretty. And I'll take the stamps in the background as well.

Randi said...

Oh my, I WANT this. I've just become a calendar addict this year.

David & Becky said...

What amazing detail!

heather said...

This calendar is awesome. I would love to win this lovely piece of work.

heatherlw@gmail.com

audreypawdrey said...

Those are beautiful notecards! I love letter pressed stationary.

Jennifer said...

I can't even describe my love for letterpress and yet my sadness at how inaccessible it has been for so long. t is so nice to see the art being preserved and even updated without losing any of the original charm. Beautiful.

PS-you missed out on a really beautiful evening! Your table was gorgeous but you were missed.

beth said...

this is beautiful work. thanks for sharing. it has been exciting to check back in each day and see what you are going to feature!

Terri Fisher said...

Another great artist and giveaway. Thanks!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

Shellbells said...

awesome work!!! Please count me in

maggieandpaul said...

Saw papered together @ the No-Coast Craftarama this weekend. Perfect timing for a giveaway. Love her work!

Advocate said...

amazing...i always loved embossed papers...it adds texture

Sara said...

I love the happy holidays card in her shop! what a wonderful printmaking technique!

Thanks again for another great feature!

http://artcsara.etsy.com

Claire said...

I love everything! And you're right, I haven't purchased my holiday cards yet..........

dubya said...

OH WOW! I LOVE those cards with the white on white winter scene!! thanks for sharing!

Jill W. said...

I would love one of these! Her work is absolutely gorgeous! What a great find!

Digital Misfit said...

Absolutely beautiful letterpress art.
I would love that calendar.

heidig@gmail.com

Rox F said...

Letterpress is something relatively new for me, since I haven't known about it until a few months ago, and now I love seeing the different designs and imagine how it must feel to touch them :)

Thank you for the chance to win the calendar :)

lajoliefemme said...

this calendar is gorgeous! so is your other stuffs :D good job!

niftyknits said...

wow - it's always interesting to learn abut a new craft. This work is exquisite, so delicate.
niftyknits.etsy.com

Page said...

I love this! I so want the calendar. Thanks for the giveaways!

Amber said...

Wow - these are amazing. I love homemade stationary and this calendar is gorgeous!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

brooke williams said...

i adore letterpress. please enter me. thanks

Ronda said...

These are lovely and make me want to return to the art of letter writing.
Great find!

ChelMo said...

I am loving reading about the beautiful, handmade items that I never would have discovered without reading your blog! Thanks!

Oh, and enter me! Pick me!

s zuklich said...

beautiful and elegant:)

Cara said...

I am loving letterpress lately!

JuliaA said...

her letterpress work is really beautiful. there's lots of great paper artists on etsy, but i don't think i've seen letterpress on etsy before.

julia from juliaa.etsy.com

Lisa Price said...

These are just fantastic! I have purchased some from her in the past and she couldn't be nicer in person! I'd love to have some more to give!

Robin said...

Cool techique - I love the Christmas card.

- Marybeth I. said...

I love fine papers also. These are really beautiful!

Artsy Momma said...

These are so pretty!

Jess said...

I love Paperedtogether! It's some of the cutest letterpress on Etsy... I hope I win!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!
Jenny Hurst

Inspired... said...

These cards are so beautiful!

Julie said...

really a beautiful way to start the new year! Happy 2009!

annie said...

I am a sucker for letterpress! It is so beautiful. I would love this calendar!

Anonymous said...

I love her work! Brilliant!

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail[dot]com)

H.S. said...

SO pretty! Count me in!

H.S.
tan.huishan(at)gmail(dot)com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

I'll very much like to win any of her work! Letterpress always looks so good! Sadly, I have hardly any letterpress stuff though.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mel said...

Crosses my fingers and hopes for the best!

dancerinthemaking(at)gmail(dot)com

claire said...

ooooh! so lovely!!