I thought of a creative way to create cute (yet eco friendly) favors for a vintage candy themed party. I letterpressed this very simple, yet chic name cards that can be used for either for name cards, table cards or favor tags.
The paper has a slight cream color which goes perfectly with this sweet vintage look. The red is very sweet against the pink.
Using a kraft paper bag and a clothes pin, I filled the bag with goodies and fastened it with the clothes pin. I love how retro chic it looked, not to mention it would be great for an outdoor party.
I also made table card holders out of the clothes pins, although that was tricky. I suggest buying pink play dough making a ball to hold down the pin.
I also looped a string a round the clothes pin and hung it on the wall. I thought the would be great hung by a chair, so your guests know where to sit.
When I was a child, I visited a local museum in Lancaster that had a great letterpress history exhibit, or so I remember. I also remember it being TERRIBLY boring. I would have preferred to watch cupcakes cooling on a window sill. I went back a year when I was getting back into letterpressing and it was SOOOO awesome.
My Kelsey Excelsior was getting to know me (role reversal) and how I roll. Testing paper, playing with ink was incredible. Setting up the press, rolling the ink testing and creating prints would take me about 6 hours. It was a weekend job. So I decided to join a club that defines my tenure-The Ladies of Letterpress!
As I have grown with it and even simplified my process. I have learned to enjoy the printmaking process, in addition to being more patient with it. I think I am ready for bigger machinery, after my trip to Paris. That is, if the volcano doesn`t take a break.
I have been meaning to make a tutorial about these for a while. These are a bit different than the fabric ones I did before, as these curve a bit more into the cupcake.
Also these liners are available at FashionableStationery.com. So if you are looking for customizations, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bears mentioning that these are for standard, small cupcakes and I can make bigger ones, per your request.
After you receive your liners, cut them,
curve them around your thumb so you can see how it will sit on your cupcake.