(photo courtesy of the ever wondrous snippet & ink)

This photo encapsulates everything I want in a wedding, in a guest and in other people’s sense of humor.


I bet the potatoes were really great.

Posted by Gus & Ruby Letterpress at 6:12 pm

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See us in action!

Hi Friends! Sorry it’s been so long since we last posted new goodies. Boy it’s been busy around here for us. Last weekend, we hunkered down at the press and turned out some beautiful work, if we do say so ourselves. La Piece de Resistance for us are our new business cards. Truth be told, we can’t stop staring at them. They’re pretty fab – photos to come. In the meantime, we thought you might like to see a little video of the old C&P in action.

More time at the press this weekend; can’t wait share. Coming up: a sweet and rustic farm wedding invitation suite. Enjoy the weekend!

Cotton tails and cotton paper

{All images courtesy of}

It’s finally feeling like Spring here in Portsmouth. Perfect timing for a weekend of egg hunting, jelly-bean eating, matzo-toffee, family dinners and lots and lots of time at the press. Whitney and I are set to churn out some lovely paper details on the Chandler & Price – photos of the process and product to come next week. Gus and Ruby have a full weekend planned of napping in the sunlight, drinking from the same water bowl, and playing tug’o’war with the hedgehog.

Wishing you and yours a joyous Spring, Easter, Passover, and just-plain-old-fun weekend!

The Gals and Pups at Gus & Ruby letterpress

Posted by Gus & Ruby Letterpress at 8:19 pm

Butter Me Up

{Image courtesy of Twig + Thistle}

In addition to being complete stationery nerds, Whitney and I also have a penchant for buttery, sugary, from-the-oven-lovin’ goodies. So, imagine my delight when I stumbled upon these tasty little treats from Twig + Thistle. Hand-held deliciousness + DIY adorbs boxes = a design-hungry, hungry girl’s heaven! Couldn’t you just eat them up? Literally.

Get out your pens

Tell me your eyes don’t light up when you receive a handwritten note in the mail. These days it’s rare to receive letters from friends and family. Everything arrives in your in-box and is quickly filed away in its appropriate folder. I want my children and grandchildren to be able to look through my things some day and get a sense of the life I lived. I don’t envision them sifting through my gmail account to read my fragmented chats. So Sam and I set out to create sets of personal stationery that are the perfect size for a quick note to a friend. We printed them (letterpress of course) on 100% cotton (tree-free!) paper with vintage wood type. So fun! Get ’em while they’re hot!