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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Last updated on May 8, 2020

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Thanks so much for stopping by! XO



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Elizabeth Bardwell

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About FlutterLetterpress

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On Etsy since 2009

A teeny tiny sunroom in Boston to a utility garage...it's been an adventure!

It's been a journey. Flutter Letterpress used to be named Blush Design Studio and started way back when in a small city outside of Boston, June 2009, with a busy career girl, a husband who put up with all her antics, a great-dane named Atticus, and a wedding present that would change everyones life...

I speak of Gable to my friends as if my husband and I adopted a bouncing baby boy, but the reality is that Gable is 61 years old and requires more love and attention than my never-house-trained Great Dane, Atticus; okay, he's a little house trained now- Gable, that is. Gable, named after Clark Gable, is a Chandler & Price platen letterpress machine, cast in pure iron and weighs nearly 1300lbs. He’s certainly no bouncing boy- more like a stationary god. I was given Gable as a wedding present from my Husband {yeah, really...}, who knew more about my love and passion for a creative outlet than anyone else in this world. What a silly man, because in late 2010, I got an itch and rescued another press. What I thought was a Chandler & Price 10x15 {this refers to the size of the middle portion of the press, the platen or the printable area}, turned out to be an incredible 12x18 bohemouth and quite literally 3 times the size of Gable. We've named him Beau, and he'll be making his paper debut in the printing studio in early 2014.

It should come as a surprise to no one that property is very expensive in Boston, MA and when we could ONLY spare a small little sunroom for my printing studio, I jumped at the idea. It was small. Like 10ft square kind of small. But we made do. And by 'made do' I mean that we had to crane Gable into his spot through a window of the sunroom...only after having to triple reinforce the flooing in there. Woof.

Today, my print studio is a utility garage built onto our new home in North Raleigh, North Carolina. We love it here- it's home for us, and where my husband and I met so many, many, (many) years ago.

A little more about me: I am just a girl named Liz. Just a girl who happens to love paper. I'm from MD, FL, NC, GA and currently reside in NC with my husband, pup, and daughter, Isabella {Bells for short, or Trouble Maker, or Boo, or Silly Girl when the moment strikes}. My taste is somewhat vintage with a dabble of rock and roll-- my husband would call it 'gypsy,' and I must have fresh flowers around me. I have a background in marketing from UNC and have worked in the corporate world of software sales {it's fascinating!}. When I'm not printing, you can find me playing outside with my husband and beautiful baby girl, cooking, updating our new home in North Carolina, and running outside with Atticus the prancing dane. Really, he prances.

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  • Elizabeth Bardwell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Obsessive Cleaner, Wild Painter

    I have a fabulous husband who supports my crazy DIY whims, 2 beautiful babies that keep be busy, and I love to print on my machines. It gives me so much joy to supply love & happiness to all my clients for their special events. xo

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Last updated on February 20, 2017

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I strongly believe in providing each and every customer with the highest quality services and products and we're fully committed to making sure you are a happy customer.

If you are not over the moon excited about your paper goods upon arrival for a reason within our control, please reach out within 7 days to receiving your purchase. We'll do our best to work with you. Items must be returned in original packaging and in salable condition. Shipping costs are non-refundable, and we are not responsible for return shipping charges.
Flutter Letterpress is happy to accept PayPal and credit cards for all items. If you pay via Paypal eCheck, please note it may take 3 - 5 days to clear. All items are shipped once payment clears.
All packaged orders are shipped within 1-2 days of purchase via USPS first class mail (generally takes around 3 - 5 days) and for orders over $25, I like to ship via UPS for security. Custom print orders will ship via UPS for their tracking and insurance. If you would like to purchase insurance, delivery confirmation or upgrade to priority or express mail via USPS (or others: FedEx, UPS, etc), please contact me prior to paying so I may adjust your invoice. Once an item is dropped off for shipment, please understand, I have no control over how long the Post Office takes to deliver it! If you need something urgently, just let me know and I can get you an estimate as to delivery and pricing. :)

For international shipping, please contact me before your purchase.

Flutter Letterpress is not responsible for items lost by the Postal Service and will not provide refunds for lost orders. If you have not received your order, please contact us- we'll try our best to work with you.