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1canoe2 + Southern Living

We are all magazine readers here at 1canoe2, and this month we are feeling some love from one of our favorites. We’re happy to tell you that our egg carton recipe cards are featured in the March issue of Southern Living! They can be found on page 32 in a selection of pretty (and under $50) hostess gifts.

Recipe cards ARE a perfect hostess gift! Check out our entire selection of recipe cards in our shop.

Here’s Some Advice…

Hey, guess what? Today we are featured on the Etsy blog in their Quit Your Day Job section!

We feel really honored that they wanted to let us tell our story of how we started out, and give our two cents on what it takes to make a side project become a full time career.  We’ve taken advice from many people before us, and now it is our turn to pay it forward. So head on over to the Etsy blog, and read our interview! You can find it right here.

Country Living + 1canoe2

If you are a magazine reader (like we are) you should make sure to check out the December issue of Country Living. We are happy to report that our 2013 desk calendar is included in the “Fresh Picks” section, which features a great selection of affordable gifts. We couldn’t agree more! It is a GREAT gift, and you can find it right here in our shop.

We have a limited number, so make sure to grab one, or several, before they’re gone!



1canoe2 on Today

Well, look at this! 1canoe2 Letterpress was on the Today Show!!

That’s right.  Two of our prints, and one of our coaster sets were featured in a Today Show segment on Monday about great gifts for teachers!  It was definitely the highlight of our week!   It was a little bit surreal, but mostly awesome, to see Natalie Morales and Elizabeth Mayhew talking about our work on national television.

We met Elizabeth Mayhew at the New York International Gift Fair back in January in NYC. She was very nice, and very complimentary of our work.  So, when she contacted us last week about featuring us in her segment on Today we were thrilled!   It’s pretty hard to beat exposure like that!

And, in case you missed it, click here to watch the actual segment.

:: Carrie ::


I {heart} Stationery

We’re in a book!

A while back we were asked to be a contributor to a new book by Charlotte Rivers all about stationery.  The idea was to create a compilation of the best designers, the many techniques, and the most groundbreaking designs used for handcrafted stationery and paper goods.  The book came out not too long ago, and guess what?  We made the cover.  Our recipe card box is that photo in the bottom right corner!  You can also find us on pages 72 and 73.

What a great little book!  It really is beautiful, and we are just one of MANY talented artists and designers included in the collection.  A shout out to some of our friends who are also featured…the gang at Hammerpress in Kansas City, Morris & Essex, and Rachel and Patricia at Fawnsberg.  Way to go guys!

If you’d like to get your hands on a copy you can find it right here.

:: Carrie ::

1canoe2 Down Under


Hey, Look at this!  We got news last week that our Outlaws of the Wild West print is featured in the March issue of  Shop Til You Drop!

What? You don’t know that magazine? Well, to be honest, we didn’t either, but only because we don’t live in AUSTRALIA! It’s apparently a pretty big time magazine down there, so we are thrilled that they gave us some love.

A big thanks to our new friend Ashleigh for giving us the heads up, and for sending us a copy. Your reward is in the mail!

:: Carrie ::


Woodgrain and Apples Letterpress Wedding Invitations

A few weeks ago, my wonderful and   hilarious cousin Andrew married a most lovely gal. Katie has been around for a couple of years now, and she’s just the sweetest. We’re so happy to have her join our boisterous family! Andrew, you did well for yourself, buddy.

Of course as soon as I heard that they were engaged, I was so happy for them, but when I heard that they were having the wedding in front of the old barn on my grandparents’ farm, I was thrilled with the graphic possibilities for invitations.   I drew all the little ornaments and of course did the calligraphy of the names, and Carrie drew the woodgrain border.

The little town of Clarksville, Missouri, where the reception was held, is right on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. At one time in history, the area was famous for it’s apple orchards and production. There’s a community gathering place called the Apple Shed which is right along the railroad tracks and has the perfect vintage feel for an early Autumn wedding. Here’s a photo from Mary Kim Loeffler, their talented photographer:

The theme of Katie and Andrew’s wedding goes perfectly with our favorite style–hand-drawn, warm ,vibrant earthy colors, and a little vintage flair every now and then. Nothing too formal, but that doesn’t mean it’s not completely lovely.

This wedding invitation suite is by far our favorite that we’ve done. No offense to anyone else, it’s just that this wedding’s colors, themes, and the couple themselves just fit perfectly with the style of work that we do. These are true 1canoe2 wedding invitations.   I particularly like the banner and the woodgrain elements.

As a shower gift, I printed some thank-you notes with the same artwork as the invitations. I was honored that Katie and Andrew let me design their invitations just as I wanted, and I wish for them many many years of wedded bliss.

We’re working on the custom section of our site, but if you have questions about wedding invitations, you can either email me, or visit this page.


2012 Letterpress Calendar! Get 'em while they last!


There have been some sneak peeks of our calendar leaking out ever since the National Stationery Show, but we’ve finally loaunched it in our Etsy shop!

This year was different because we actually designed the calendar in January and printed it in March.  Talk about working ahead!


We decided to go with a fun and functional desk calendar this year, and besides some chipper illustrations, one of the coolest and most unique things about this calendar is that it comes with a one-of-a-kind hedgewood stump cut from the fields of the farm where we have our studio. After 2012 has passed you by, you’ll be able to use the stump for photos or cards or recipe cards for years to come!




We really concentrated on the lettering for the months. It’s hard to come up with 12 different styles! And it’s even harder for me not to sing “I’ll be Gone till November honey, gone till November….” the entire time I’m drawing that word.

Here’s a view of all of the designs. See if you can tell who drew what. Here’s a secret: my husband, Jason actually drew one of the months.


Be warned: we only printed 600 of these, and we are NOT reprinting. We’ve already sold more than 200, so get ’em while you can!

Here are the details:

  • 12 months on 6 cards, double sided
  • Printed on luxurious bright white Lettra 110lb cardstock
  • cards measure 3.5 x 5 inches and the wood stump greatly varies, but is about 1 inch thick
  • Limited edition of 600
  • Ships in a cardboard box, with recycled packaging materials


On Newsstands Now!

You might not be a regular reader of Brides Magazine, but if you’re waiting in the line at the grocery store this month you might want to flip through the August issue. We were thrilled when wedding planner extraordinaire, Tara Wilson, asked us to design some coasters for her article about ideas for wedding favors. It’s always exciting to see our work in the print media – you can check us out on page 140!