dellacarta

Bespoke Calligraphy & Letterpress

445 Sales

dellacarta

Bespoke Calligraphy & Letterpress

445 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(156)

Announcement   Della Carta (Italian for "The Paper") is a cutting-edge design studio specializing in hand calligraphy and letterpress invitations, announcements, calling cards, gift tags, stationery and more!
We operate two vintage, letterpress machines...a charming C&P platen press (aka: grasshopper) and a noble Heidelberg windmill press (aka: Don Quixote) Each piece is painstakingly designed for each client from design concept to production to packaging and shipping.

For more Della Carta information, visit
http://www.dellacarta.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Della-Carta-Studio-LLC
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynpodorsky

Proud member of LArtisans Team on Etsy found here: http://www.lartisansteam.etsy.com

Artwork and lettering featured by Della Carta is the sole property of Kathryn Podorsky...all rights reserved.


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♥•.*Wholesale Available!*.•♥

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Please e-mail inquiries!

Announcement

Della Carta (Italian for "The Paper") is a cutting-edge design studio specializing in hand calligraphy and letterpress invitations, announcements, calling cards, gift tags, stationery and more!
We operate two vintage, letterpress machines...a charming C&P platen press (aka: grasshopper) and a noble Heidelberg windmill press (aka: Don Quixote) Each piece is painstakingly designed for each client from design concept to production to packaging and shipping.

For more Della Carta information, visit
http://www.dellacarta.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Della-Carta-Studio-LLC
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynpodorsky

Proud member of LArtisans Team on Etsy found here: http://www.lartisansteam.etsy.com

Artwork and lettering featured by Della Carta is the sole property of Kathryn Podorsky...all rights reserved.


´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

♥•.*Wholesale Available!*.•♥

¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

Please e-mail inquiries!

Kathryn Podorsky

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Kathryn Podorsky

Professional Quality Calligraphy Kit
US$98.00
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US$49.95
75 CHINO letterpress calligraphy cards
US$140.00
Hand Calligraphy Original Invitation
US$200.00
Calligraphy Letterpress Invitation
US$995.00
50 Calligraphy Letterpress Flat Notecards
US$150.00
100 letterpress calligraphy cards
US$140.00
50 Calligraphy Letterpress Flat Notecards
US$195.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(156)
Audreey

Audreey on Apr 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've ordered cards from Kathryn multiple times, two different designs. I have been very happy with the designs and the finished products. Thanks!

sherrijane

sherrijane on Mar 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just exquisite. These notecards are nothing short of elegant, breathtaking and beautiful in both design and quality. Pure artistry and loveliness! It's hard to believe that a notecard could make me so happy, but these do. This is my second purchase and I wouldn't hesitate to return for a gift or business needs or invitations. The experience couldn't have been any better and I couldn't be more pleased with both the communications with the seller and the end results.

sherrijane

sherrijane on Feb 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This business card has such a great big WOW factor. A little piece of art in a business card. Love the thick high quality paper and the design, which is beyond beautiful, yet still very easy to read. I was torn about colors and let Kathryn guide me. With her help, everything about this card was better and prettier than my expectations, which were already quite high based on reviews.

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About

Calligraphy + Letterpress = LOVE

It is an oversized reproduction of a hand-penned letter dating back to 1895 that inspired me to learn the art of calligraphy. (That, and the fact that my younger brother was getting married and asked me to address his invitations!) The letter was written by my great, great-grandfather to his soon-to-be son-in-law as a response to the asking of his daughter’s hand in marriage. Not only are the sentiments and verbiage poetic and lovely, but the penmanship is a classic example of fine calligraphy. It is truly a beautiful piece of my family history which continues to inspire me today. How I wish we could go back to the time when love and kindness was commonly expressed through the act of letter writing!

As a wedding stationery designer, I absolutely love working with brides and their mothers (and sometimes fathers!) Seeing and hearing the joy of in their hearts about their upcoming marriage and the excitement surrounding all of the parties and planning of details big and small bring me back to 24 years ago when I was planning my own special day. Calligraphy and letterpress personally connect me to my brides and allows me to become a part of their wedding in a way that is somewhat profound.

What I offer to my brides is so different from just choosing an invitation from a book or on the internet. We establish a connection and oftentimes a true friendship. I love the fact that I can work from home surrounded by my family. It’s the only way I can keep up the busy lives of my teenage children. Life is full of unexpected experiences that help us grow and learn and develop our talents. I am just blessed to be where I am and grateful to be in the company of such lovely people inside and out!

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  • Kathryn Podorsky

    Owner, Calligrapher, Letterpresser, Designer

    Over 13 years ago, I fell in love with calligraphy as a stay-home-mom. With a background degree in Interior Design, I have a good knowledge of design concepts & have morphed my trained architectural penmanship into a fluid, lovely copperplate script

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Thanks for taking the time to visit my shop. I have almost ten years of calligraphy experience and have worked with many brides and new moms across the country and overseas. I am very knowledgeable of proper etiquette and will be happy to answer questions regarding envelope addressing. I take great pride in the quality and accuracy of my work, and use a traditional dip pen. This gives the writing the thick and thin line character that is impossible with a modern fountain-type pen. Don't hesitate to contact me with specific questions you may have.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
A 50% deposit is required on all wedding invitation and envelope addressing orders. The balance is due upon completion of the job prior to shipping. A proof of the calligraphy will be e-mailed for customer approval.
Shipping
I ship all orders UPS, and insure the contents. Standard shipping methods will be used unless requested otherwise. Customer will be billed for extra shipping charges.