Monday, 12 December 2011

Letterpress Christmas Beetle cards & gift tags

Christmas is never quite Christmas to me without the buzz of some Christmas beetle that can't get off its back, the itch of a mozzie bite in some really annoying place like my toe, my skin peeling away from too much sun, singing cicadas, the smell of smouldering bush fires, sunny days with a radiant blue sky or my mum in the kitchen cooking up a storm with my aunties.

Our first line of Christmas cards & gift tags are a tribute to our wonderful Australian Christmases, that couldn't be any more different to the ones you hear about in all the Christmas carols. They are also inspired from my childhood Christmases spent up the North coast of NSW with my parents, sisters, aunties, uncles and cousins.

Anoplognathus Pallidicollis or The Australian Christmas Beetle card and gifts tags have been letterpress printed using a cylinder press, on luxurious handcrafted Italian cotton papers, using photo polymer plates and one hand mixed ink. 

The cards measure 100x100mm (folded) and come with a Kraft brown envelope in a clear cello sleeve. The gift tags come in packs of six, with linen string in the top right hand corner and measure 50x85mm.

You can purchase them exclusively at The Little Paper House Press Online Store.

Buzzzz, its Christmas time :)

The Little Paper House Press Christmas Card & Gift Tag Range 2011.

Six Pack of Christmas gift tags by The Little Paper House Press

The Australian Christmas Beetle gift tags. 85x50mm with linen string.

The Australian Christmas Beetle card. 100X100mm with Kraft envelope.

Christmas Beetle greeting card detail by The Little Paper House Press.

All pictuers property of The Little Paper House Press

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