Here at the Etsy Labs, you’ll often find us poised over our Vandercook press, printing our happy hearts away. The entire office has taken turns cranking out cards and coasters, and now’s your chance to experience the satisfaction of holding a card, hot off the press. To kick off the newly redesigned 2012 creative event series at Etsy Labs — now known as Etsy Hands-On — we are teaming up with Sesame Letterpress and getting intimate with paper crafts in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Join us!
Come on down to the Etsy Labs on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. We will have table-top presses set up with two different designs for coasters (make a set!), and the Vandercook press will be equipped to print a folded card. After printing, enjoy drinks and treats while making your own envelopes with vintage papers and ephemera. You can also type up a love letter in Miniature Rhino’s very special letter writing booth!
Bonus: The first 25 people to check in will receive a free tote bag. We’ll also be raffling off some sweet surprises throughout the night.
As in years past, we are partnering with Citymeals-on-Wheels, an organization that provides nutritious meals to elderly New Yorkers, for the Special Delivery: Share Your Love card campaign. Hands-On: Valentines is the perfect opportunity to help spread smiles and valentines throughout the city by printing cards to donate. For more information on how you can participate in the Special Delivery program, check out this post.
If the whir of a printing press is music to your ears, be sure to RSVP! If you can’t make it, your loved one needn’t go without, browse a bounty of Valentine’s items right here on Etsy!
Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 712, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When: February 7, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. Drop by anytime!
Who: This event is appropriate for all ages and skill levels — beginners are welcome! Make cards with your family, bring your sweetheart or be a secret admirer.
Upcoming Events with the Etsy Labs:
12/1: Craft Night at Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA
12/1: Craft Bar at Museum of Craft and Folk Art in SF
2/16: Church of Craft Meeting at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY