ColorBoxLetterpress

Color Box Design Letterpress

Texas, United States · 495 Sales

ColorBoxLetterpress

Color Box Design Letterpress

Texas, United States 495 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(161)

Announcement   Welcome, to Color Box Design! www.colorboxletterpress.com I hope you enjoy our handcrafted letterpress stationery.
We specialize in custom invitations and announcements, check out my website for examples.
rhonda [!at] colorboxletterpress.com . 972-743-8455

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 14, 2016

Welcome, to Color Box Design! www.colorboxletterpress.com I hope you enjoy our handcrafted letterpress stationery.
We specialize in custom invitations and announcements, check out my website for examples.
rhonda [!at] colorboxletterpress.com . 972-743-8455

Rhonda Warren

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Rhonda Warren

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US$7.00
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US$20.00
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US$20.00
Peace Deer - Letterpress Holiday Card
US$5.50
Elf Feet - Letterpress Holiday Card
US$5.50
Present Hanukkah - Letterpress Die Cut Card
US$7.00
Corgi Dog Birthday - Letterpress Card
US$5.50
Present Christmas - Letterpress Die Cut Card
US$7.00
Whale Cake Birthday - Letterpress Card
US$5.50
Fab Unicorn - Letterpress Card
US$5.50
Donkey Belated Birthday - Letterpress Card
US$5.50
Adventures of the World - Copper Foil Journal
US$18.00
Adventures in Parenting - Letterpress Journal
US$18.00
Adventures in Gardening - Letterpress Journal
US$18.00
Be Brilliant - Gold Holographic Foil Journal
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(161)
NC Eyes

NC Eyes on Aug 23, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

This is a really cute card. However, it is smaller than I expected, and only one sided. I am sure if I read the entire description, I would have known that. :/

vajrjk

vajrjk on Aug 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

╰⊰⊹✿ I LOVE this flat note card!! Quality paper and deep impress ~ so cute too! Packaged well too! Thank you for a perfect transaction! ✿⊹⊱╮

vajrjk

vajrjk on Aug 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

☆•**•.Great card. Love the deep impress and the cutout TX! Great packing too. Thank you for a perfect transaction! .•**•☆

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About

Beyond the Blue Door

Beyond the Blue Door - what happens in there? What is a letterpress? Who is Color Box Letterpress & Design? Where do they come up with this stuff?
All Valid Questions – and you’re in luck, we’re here to end your Color Box Curiosity.

Color Box Design & Letterpress is a boutique letterpress studio near White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Voted in the past as readers choice for Dallas’s best stationer and with various works featured in D Weddings, Paper City and Dallas Morning News Color Box has grown it’s business from an independent stationer into a thriving creative house. With a pinch of charm and a dash of wit – this trio of letterpress ladies does it all from invitations for all occasions to logos to their newest venture - a line of greeting cards, notebooks and other irresistibly cute things that make you ooh-and-ahh. all while being functional has kept these letterpressing ladies busy for months. They’ve created several collections of greeting cards and hope to spread their own brand of cheer beyond the Lone Star state. For the other daydreamin doodlers out there they’ve created notebooks with letterpress covers that we hope will inspire creativity in folks of all ages. The die cut tags are set to dress up gifts for any occasion, so cute you won’t even need a fancy bow. And a line of blank notecards for those who enjoy supporting the post office as much as we do! There is a little something for everyone.

Rhonda Camp Warren started her career in corporate graphic design, but her desire to wear brighter colors and being told that she laughs too loudly (you ought to hear it for yourself) she decided she could give it a whirl out on her own in the great big city of Dallas. After a year on her own of doing what Color Box calls “regular” graphic design Rhonda had an intersting call one day, apparently she had mentioned her love of letterpress to the owner of a local paper store and they were calling to say there was a Vandercook 4 press in need of adoption that had been abandoned. As a dutiful wife Rhonda called her husband Lelan, to discuss the matter before taking on the 1,100 pound press. It seems he did not share her love of letterpress, or even know what it was and advised that they had no where to keep such a large “hobby” item. So, she immediately called the person back and said of course she would love to have the press, what was the next step in aquiring it. That was eight years ago and that little orphan press is still in service along with another Vandercook 4 and a Kluge platen press. Needless to say Rhonda’s husband was pleasantly surprised that what he thought was a “hobby” turned into a nice little business.

For those of you who need a quick lesson in the art, here’s how letterpress works. The paper is hand fed one sheet at a time for each color on the piece, on our Vandercook presses the paper wraps around the cylinder, then over a raised surface photo-polymer plate. As the paper is pressed against the plate it creates an indention into the paper as it lays down the ink, the depth of the resulting "bite" will vary depending upon the type of paper, (thicker, softer papers will carry a deeper impression than hard or thin papers). The printing process is a bit like manual labor, but it’s a labor of love by the girls at Color Box. They love seeing their designs come to life from start to finish and hopefully put a smile on someone’s face when they receive a card or invitation in the mail.

Rhonda works alongside her daydreamin’ duo Traci Carlson and Richelle Brown, who have collectively brought both artistic value, industry knowledge, commitment to quality and extra hands for stamping, stuffing and the occasional delivery services. While Color Box Design has made invitations, menus, tags and favors for many Dallasites and beyond they’re excited to take their creativity to the shelves.

The ability to be a part of such a special time in people’s lives leaves this Color Box crew warm and fuzzy – but the real passion lies within the beauty of the details. The paper, the press and the people they get to meet along the way is the foundation of this perfectly placed studio. So beyond the blue door you will find fresh ideas, endless creative juices, passionate people with a passion for people and a dose of positive energy and infectious laughs. But most importantly above all, beyond the blue door you will find piles and piles of paper just waiting to hit the press.

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  • Rhonda Warren

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    As a child my family made things. Mom made our clothes, my dad made a water well drilling rig–crazy right? I thought that was what everyone did–so I made things. In college I majored in graphic design & designed things. Now, I design & print things!

  • Traci Carlson

    Designer, Printer

    After college, I worked in advertising and enjoyed hands on projects the most. After a stint in event planning, I found my place with Color Box and learned letterpress. It’s a designers dream to have your hands on the process from start to finish!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Welcome, to Color Box Design! I hope you enjoy my handcrafted letterpress stationery.

For custom orders, please contact me at 972-743-8455
rhonda [!at] colorboxletterpress.com

www.colorboxletterpress.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
All items shipped when payment has cleared. Personal checks may take longer to clear.
Shipping
Shipping will be by USPS Priority shipping for sets inside the U.S. First Class otherwise.
And First Class for single cards and gift tags.

If you wish to add insurance or confirmation, cost will need to be added.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you aren't satisfied with the item, convo me and we will work it out.
Refund, replacement, whatever.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome, give me some details and I can quote a price.

Wholesale orders welcome, convo me and we can work out the details.