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Suite Spotlight – Marinwood Letterpress Holiday Card

Just last month we released our 2013 Timeless Custom Holiday Collection of letterpress and foil stamped holiday cards. We wanted to take some time and share with you all that you can create using our Holiday Collection. The process works just like our Custom Wedding Portfolio where you can build any design to suit your style. You can use any of our existing designs {holiday or wedding!} or build a design from the ground up using all of the design elements offered in our design library.

The Marinwood Holiday trifold we are highlighting today is a great example of taking inspiration from our existing designs and adding personal touches to create a unique-to-you design. Using our Marinwood save the date trifold as inspiration, this holiday card and moving announcement takes on a completely new look. The jolly message on the first panel, in standout vintage lettering, is a welcomed greeting for friends and family during the holidays. The recipient is then treated to a sweet surprise when they unfold the card to reveal a gorgeous 2-color letterpress vintage pattern printed on the center panel. Just like the inspiration piece, when placing a family photo over the center, the detailed design acts as a decorative frame. The last panel is used for another timely greeting and a smartly placed moving announcement. Color palette is key to this design as well – the perfectly selected red raspberry and willow inks complete the festive look!

Dauphine Press - Suite Spotlight - Marinwood

Creating a unique design with our Custom Wedding Portfolio can be a very fun process – one that always results in a gorgeous piece of stationery that is an extension of you! Teaming up with one of our exclusive retailers, like For Heaven’s Sake in Beaumont, Texas who helped create this gorgeous design, is the perfect place to start.

Remember, our Timeless Holiday Collection is based on our Custom Wedding Portfolio program, which means that any design can be customized for no additional charge! There are just three steps:

1. Browse our holiday card designs and get creative! Pull elements from any design you see or from the details in our design library to create a holiday card that is unique to you and your family.

2. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to place your order. Through this process you will gain their experience and knowledge to help you refine your holiday card design. Seeing the album in person, you can also feel the papers, choose ink swatches and add your favorite embellishments.

3. Approve your proof and receive your cards in 10* business days! Once the retailer places your order our team of true designers will create a unique design especially for you within 2 business days. Once your proof is approved, your holiday cards ship in less than two weeks!

*The fine details on The Fine Print: Most designs shown in the collection include letterpress or letterpress + foil stamping. For orders placed before November 1, 2013, these two categories will ship within 10 days from proof approval. All letterpress cards ship in 7 business days and letterpress + foil cards ship in 10 business days. Cards with additional embellishments, such as colored envelopes and edge painting,edge painting, can take up to 15-20 business days. And, your proof always reaches you in two business days!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2012!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and an amazing new year! We’re so excited for what 2013 holds for us and we can’t wait to share our new endeavors with you. Before we sign off and start sipping eggnog by the warm fire, we wanted to share our team’s favorite holiday songs.

Frosty Holiday Card

We’re excited to spread a little holiday cheer today! We get into the holidays a little early around here since we often start working with clients in September on their holiday card designs. We’re at the stage though where the rest of the world is also feeling the holiday spirit and snowfall, warm sweaters, sparkly decor and sweet homemade treats are on everyone’s mind.

Our Frosty design is a lighthearted look at the holidays. The two color letterpress design mixes a vintage winter motif, perfectly placed snowflakes and a peppermint candy cane stripe on the card and on the coordinating envelope liner.

Frosty Holiday Card

There’s still time to customize your very own Dauphine Press holiday card. Have you seen our latest holiday designs and picked your favorite motif, pattern, ink and font? 

Receive a set of free letterpress gift tags with any holiday card order placed before January 1, 2013.

To place your custom holiday card order and to take advantage of this offer, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

Free Letterpress Gift Tags With Every Holiday Order

Timeless Custom Holiday by Dauphine Press

Timeless Custom Holiday by Dauphine Press

Receive a set of free letterpress gift tags with any holiday card order placed before January 1, 2013.

To take advantage of this offer, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

View our entire holiday collection here! 

Gift tags will be printed on the same letterpress stock and in the same ink palette as the holiday card. Gift tag quantity will match holiday card quantity. Embellishments such as die-cut and foil treatments no the gift tags are subject to additional charges.

Offer valid through January 1, 2013. Applies to orders placed on or after October 24, 2012. Retailers must note promo code: DPHOL12

Dauphine Press Holiday Card Inspiration

In our Northern California office we don’t have snowy white winters, but our design team was inspired by “snow and gold” when creating our 2011-2012 holiday card. Starting with the “snow and gold” inspiration, we knew that above all, we wanted to incorporate brilliant gold foil and use our bright white letterpress stock.

Inspiration Board

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Staying true to our Dauphine Press aesthetic we wanted the card to have a vintage feel, which was achieved by creating a border inspired by gold details in art deco architecture and jewelry. The subtle texture of the snow-like letterpress blind hit in the fluffy cotton paper is perfectly paired with the warm gold foil border and sentiment. The “warm wishes” greeting was  by the amazing calligrapher Georgia Deaver in a script inspired by vintage packaging, resulting in a slightly traditional feel perfect for the holidays (or any wedding!). The calligraphy and gold foil are carried onto the light grey envelope completing the perfect clean and fresh wintery palette.

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Holiday Card With Calligraphy



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