Will you be my Valentine?

Guess what came in the mail today?! My first custom letterpress plate! I blogged a few months back I had purchased the QuicKutz L Letterpress  machine. I finally finished my first design and sent it off to Elum to have a plate made for my Valentine’s Day cards. I can’t wait!

I am so glad I ran out the day I saw the announcement the printers were available because I went back to AC Moore and the entire display was gone… not sure why. I didn’t bother to ask as they didn’t even know they carried the thing back when I bought it (in November).

The plate itself is rather beautiful (if I do say so!). The price was very reasonable – it was only $11.78 for the plate and then $9.84 for shipping. So $21.62 total. Of course, I will blog all the details once I print the cards.

Did I mention I can’t wait to print my Valentines?! :-) I don’t want to give it away so I’m posting a different design just to tide you over until I get them done. Calligraphy and Valentines go hand-in-hand – so they are one of my favorite things to do. This image below is a heart flourish I did for a Papyrus Valentine’s Day card a few years ago. I added the “love” today.

Stay tuned…

Oopsie … I almost forgot the most important part … I will mail one of the Valentines to the first 5 readers to email me their mailing address before midnight, Friday, February 5, 2010. I can’t guarantee it will arrive before the 14th, but I’ll try!

5 thoughts on “Will you be my Valentine?

  1. Erica, I was just reading several of your posts and cannot believe how much we share in common. I, too, have that copy of Victoria 1993 in my studio, as it changed my life too!
    Also, I bought a tabletop letterpress a few years ago and have never used it! I look forward to hearing about your process. It motivates me to actually start using mine!
    Your work is beautiful and very inspiring!
    All the best,

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