Posts Tagged: stationery

Got Craft? Pop-Up at West Elm

Forest-and-Waves-1GC-WestElm-EventJoin us and 10 of our spring vendors at the Got Craft? + West Elm event on Saturday, May 3rd! This is the perfect opportunity to say hello to some of your favourite local makers including the candid confectioner, Batch Sweet Kitchen, Feest, Quirky Paper Co., Twig Prints, Forest & Waves, Foe and Dear, Port Paper Co., mimi, and g ceramic co.

Each vendor will bring a selection of handmade goods including homewares, artisanal sweets, jewelry, and paper goods. See you there!

Got Craft? Pop-Up at West Elm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Elm Market (2915 Granville Street, Vancouver) and West Elm (2947 Granville Street, Vancouver)

Quirky Paper Co.

quirkypaperco1 copyquirkypaperco2 copyquirkypaperco3 copyQuirky Paper Co. will be one of the new vendors at the Got Craft? spring show this May! Cheryl will be bringing a collection of greeting cards and paper goods that bring together unique ideas and thoughtfully crafted designs. Each of their products are created with the goal of connecting people and inspiring joy in everyday life with ideas that are funny, playful, personal, and of course, quirky!


Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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letterpress workshop

Love type? Curious about letterpress? Sam Bradd will be hosting one letterpress workshop at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and one workshop on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 3-5pm on each day. Register now and try your hand at a tabletop letterpress!

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to use a small Kelsey 3×5 press. These tiny presses can fit on a table, and are good for working in small spaces.

The workshop will have two parts. Sam will explain various parts of working with traditional and modern letterpress techniques, safe working practices, and sourcing things. Bring your questions! Each workshop participant will have the opportunity to make one dozen letterpress printed gift tags. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colour.

You’ll take home:
− one dozen letterpress printed gift tags – perfect for gift giving
− handout with letterpress resources
− gift packaging for your newly printed tags to ensure their safe travel home.


Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 OR Sunday, December 9th, 2012
$15.00 plus HST (12%) – includes admission to Got Craft? and supplies
Sign up here!

Advance registration is required. Spaces are first come first serve. Limit to 10. 

Update: Saturday is sold out. 3 spaces remain on Sunday


Letterpress printing makes a unique impression that can be seen and felt. It excels at highlighting crisp type and lines on soft paper. Before offset and digital printing, all printing was done by letterpress – one letter, one line at a time. Newspaper pressrooms were full of typesetters skilled at reading backwards and upside down. High schools had a printshop and children were encouraged to learn this trade. But as technology changed, letterpress printing fell out of favour and many presses were recycled for scrap.

Currently, letterpress is enjoying a revival. People are charmed by the handmade effects of working with antique equipment and taking the time to make things by hand. You can find letterpress wedding invitations, posters, stationery, business cards – and now letterpress workshops at Got Craft?.


DIY lounge with Spool of Thread, embroidery workshop with Leanne Prain, and button making with Yelp are included with your door admission (space permitting).

giveaway :: Pretty Paper Please

Oh hi! Mélanie Kimmett here. I’m incredibly proud to have the opportunity to introduce you to my new stationery line Pretty Paper Please. I’ve lovingly created this line over the course of a year. Its evolution has been such a joy, as I’ve explored my life-long love for animals (if I had been good at science and slightly less emotional, I’d be a vet today). Along with animals I’m a sucker for simple shapes and design dressed in vibrant colour, often influenced by the seasons. You’ll notice these recurrent themes throughout most of my work.

I’d like to think letter and card writing is making a bit of a comeback lately. The ease and speed of email, e-cards, Facebook and Twitter are appreciated but there’s no denying the magic of receiving a handwritten note in the mail, right? Who wants it to be about bills and junk mail all the time!? Not me! Which is why Pretty Paper Please came to be!

Allowing yourself a bit of quiet time just before the holidays to sit back and write the heart-felt words you’ve wanted to share with family and friends can be such an incredible treat! Now imagine being on the receiving end and experiencing the joy of opening and reading that personal note… Regardless of writing or receiving the love notes this year, I’m eager to get started!

Thanks to lotus events, I’d like to gift you this same experience and offer a Pretty Paper Please holiday card giveaway! If chosen at random, you will win 12 cards (total) in 2 styles (your choice) from the holiday collection – that’s a lot of love to send around this holiday season!

There are four chances to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below telling us who you’re excited to write this holiday! = one entry
  2. Follow @melaniekimmett on twitter and retweet “RT to enter to win holiday cards by @melaniekimmett to handwrite some joy courtesy of @lotusevents #prettypaperplease = one entry
  3. Become a fan of the Melanie Kimmett | Designer & Illustrator Faceboook page = 1 entry
  4. Blog about the giveaway + post a link in the comment form = 1 entry


o Each person has the opportunity to have a maximum of 4 entries.
o Contest is open to North America only.
o Contest closes Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. (PST)

Good luck!

things to do :: indie i do 2012

found via polka dot bride, photo credit: You Can’t Be Serious

So you have your tickets to Indie I Do this Saturday, but need some help planning your day? No worries! Indie I Do is a boutique wedding show that provides an intimate setting for you to meet some of the best, and creative vendors that you actually want to work with! Canada’s original alternative wedding show, Indie I Do revolutionizes an industry that is dominated by commercial products and provides couples with the opportunity to think outside the box.

Here are the 5 things, I am most excited about!

  1. Photobooth Vancouver: Everybody loves a photobooth! Come say hi and get a snap to take home!
  2. Everlovin’ Press: Vince’s work is absolutely amazing, and you know what I sucker I am for letterpress goods.
  3. East Vanity Parlour: Um, have you met this group of sassy and beautiful girls? They can dance, they can sing, they can rap, and give you a dream hair do!
  4. Performances: Vendors such as Pure Something will have models roaming the venue throughout the day, but keep a look out for shows on the “main stage”: Diva Boutique 11:45 | 12:45 | 13:45 | 15:45, Frocks 12:15 | 13:00, East Vanity Parlour 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00, Samar (belly dancing!) Noon | 14:30
  5. Swag: Inspired by Got Craft?, Indie I Do swag bags are one of the BEST in town! There are 100 up for grabs (70 for advance ticket purchasers + 30 at the door), so make sure you arrive early!


Here are the event details:
Indie I Do
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
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