As always it was lovely to be approached by the wonderful team at Rowen & Wren to design and print their Christmas cards this year which would be sent to their suppliers, friends and the press. A little keep-sake for your tree.
I think this is what I love about working with Rowen & Wren – nice open briefs and a trust in the end result. Only criteria was, that it was to feature a tip-on brass star decoration that could be removed and kept.
The final proposal was an amalgamation of two proposals, the close up tree detail with the decoration, and the calendar entry. I really liked the idea of the card having a function as a count down to christmas so you could use both the star as a decoration but the card itself had a purpose.
First print pass, and a little trimming – testing the fold.
Goollllllllllldddddddddd! Sooooo shiny – I love it.
Final consertina folding and stacking ready for delivery.
All done and dusted, it’s the total satisfaction of each print pass revealing more of the design, building up the layers.
The decoration, the hanging calendar, and the calendar entry, how many more sleeps?
A little Lillapa regram from @karenlass on Instagram
We did it again : ) Another couple of magazines with Lillapa cards and wrap
December issue of House Beautiful and Coast magazine
Lovely layout in Coast…
…and Mr T in all his glory
nice close up of the two-tone wrap
Exciting news – hot off the press. Lillapa wrap and tags in the December issues of Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens magazine.
Decembers magazines have arrived : )
A great big yeah! What a whopper – full page spread in Homes & Gardens this month. Big thank you to Rowen & Wren for the beautiful photographs
Made it into Ideal Homes ski-lodge retreat story. Cheeky little picture of Mr T.
Room set with Lillapa covered pressies
Nice detail shot. Big thank you to Charlotte who assisted on the Ideal Home Christmas shoot.
As if a year has passed by from last years ‘Winter berries’ design for Rowen & Wren. We’re very excited as the new range has only just launched called ‘Oh christmas tree’. Which took it’s inspiration from our very own christmas tree – the runt of the litter, left and unloved, we took him in, gave him a name (Mr T) and made him look beautiful. He only had a few branches but he did indeed look splendid : ) ‘oh christmas tree! oh christmas tree! How lovely are your branches’. Little did he realise he would be the star of the show : )
The starting point – Beautiful inspirational mood board & direction from Lucy at Rowen & Wren.
Some initial scamps and workings out
Paper delivered, screens etched and ink mixed. Ready and raring to go : )
First pass, two more to go
Mr traditional tree…
…and co-ordinating wild wood design
Can’t get enough of the matt gold foil, just a little flourish : )
finishing up – trimming, folding, die-cutting and assembling, a highly satisfying process : )
Initial wrap proofs have arrived, looking brilliant and spot on for colour continuity.
The finished wrap and tags together, a new adventure!
The final designs, packed and ready for off. A fine choice of card stock from Fedrigoni. Thank you Mel for all your help
Farewell Lillapa, Hello Rowen & Wren and your new home.
Sneeky peek – lovely update from Rowen & Wren
My oh my, where does the year go. Thank you for all your support this year, there’s a wee card in the post to say thank you muchly. xx
Colorplan in imperial blue, 350gsm and a three colour print run.
Where It all starts, Initial drawings and scamps
Somerset textured cotton paper, 300gsm with icy blue and silver ink
The finished card, ready for delivery. The warmest wintery wishes.