Aug 15, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Personal, Wishlist

Letterpress Utility Cards [Wishlist]

A few years ago for my birthday, I received a set of blank cards. They were beautiful, no doubt, but I couldn’t help but be a bit disappointed, thinking, “What an unoriginal gift!”

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong, because I am still using those cards, for everything from “Thank You” cards to birthday cards (when I haven’t had the chance to go get something pretty or witty from a stationery store), to even “Congratulations and thanks for reading!” greetings to include with the giveaways that readers win on this blog!

Now that those set of cards are about to run out, I have been lazily seeking a new set of blank cards. And I am sorely tempted by these letterpress Utility Cards from Grain

Each 6″x4″ card is letterpressed on extra thick tree-free paper that uses cotton fiber waste from textile manufacturing, and comes with a brown 100% post-consumer recycled content envelope. What’s more, a cheat-sheet is included to help find the right words for whatever sentiment you may want to convey.

Here is the full list of discoverable words:

Get Well Soon 
Anniversary / Birthday / 
Fathers Day / Hanukkah / 
Holidays / Kwanzaa / 
Mothers Day / New Year / 
Valentines Day 
Merry Christmas 
Thank You 
Sorry For Your Loss

Boy / Girl 
Father / Dad 
Mother / Mom 
My Love(ly)

Be Mine 
Come Home Soon 
Feel Better 
Forgive Me 
Good Luck 
Hello Love 
Howdy Friend 
I Am Sorry 
I Love You 
I Miss You 
I Messed Up 
Its A Boy / Girl 
Mazel Tov 
Nice To Meet You 
Thinking Of You 
Way To Go 
Welcome Home 
Werq Queen 
Wish You Were Here 
You Are Invited 
You Are Lovely 
You Are Perfect

LOVE it. The cards are a bit pricey at $4 each (or $19 for a set of 5), but considering the materials and the printing technique, they do not seem too overpriced.

Via Better Living Through Design.

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12 Responses to “Letterpress Utility Cards [Wishlist]”

  1. What an cute and original idea for cards! 🙂

  2. Jessie says:

    I love these! So unique! I had blank letterpress cards printed up after we bought our first home. I use it for all occasions. I think these make a great and thoughtful gift!

  3. As a Font geek and artist.. these are wicked cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amanda says:

    That is SO COOL!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I am a stationary addict. And that is some awesome stationary. Is it a bit early to start making my Christmas list?

  6. Diane says:

    LOVE this. I am a huge card/stationary enthusiast so I think I MUST add these to my arsenal. 🙂

  7. Morgan says:

    So cool! What a fun way to deliver a happy message! And totally doable on your own – love it!

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