I’m a one woman show—creating hand printed cards and stationery that I would want to buy.
What started as a way to get the wedding invitations of my dreams has turned into a passion for printing and a business.
Here’s a little back story…
From the moment my husband proposed, I spent my days drooling over stationery (mostly beautifully modern letterpress, and well beyond our budget). So what does any rational graphic designer bride do when you realize there is no way you can afford your dream letterpress stationery? You buy an etching press and print your own of course (totally normal, right?).
After vows were exchanged and the cake was cut—I now had this etching press that I was itching to put to good use.
I am not a fan of generic, overly sappy Hallmark cards and have a hard time finding something that doesn’t make me want to roll my eyes. Initially the plan was to print a few fun Christmas cards for friends and family, and possibly a birthday design or two—dipping a toe in to test the waters and see what was possible.
Fast forward over a year and I have jumped into the deep end. I offer a wide range of deep relief hand printed cards and stationery, as well as other paper products and accessories. I launched an online shop last summer, and even though 2020 threw me a few curve balls, I made it through my first holiday season. My feet are wet and I can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store.
The goal is to eventually buy a C&P Pilot tabletop letterpress printing press and continue to expand what I offer—until I save my pennies, I will do my thing on this little etching press.
Callie Crump offerings include:
A wide range of hand printed greeting cards for every occasion including (but not limited to) birthdays, weddings, a new baby, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and a variety of options just to show you care.
o Both A2 (4.25x5.5in) and A7 (5x7in) Greeting cards are available with coordinating envelopes in a variety of colours
Hand printed gift tags, both for special occasions and just because.
o Finished with a brass eyelet and natural twine
5.5x8.5in bullet journals
o Comes in the following cover colours—golden yellow, charcoal grey, rust, olive green, burgundy, and oatmeal with a variety of hand printed cover designs.
o Inside pages contain bright white, thick paper.
1.5in round vinyl stickers to add a little something special to your snail mail
o Comes in a variety of designs and colours that can be mixed and matched
• All paper products are designed and hand printed in house.
• Paper supplies are sourced from Canadian companies whenever possible.
• Printing plates are from Boxcar Press and inks used are from Southern Ink.
• Vinyl stickers are original designs and printed through Moo.com
10ft wide x 5ft deep