events

Win a Year's Worth of Cards for your Favorite Dad

Jun.9, 2013
categories: events

**UPDATE: We have a winner-- a big congrats to Lauren (Laurenhickers)! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. That was fun! We LOVED hearing all your great Dad-isms. Happy Father's Day to all you great Dad's out there from your friends at Egg Press.

In honor of all the Dad's out there we're hosting a fun Father's Day Giveaway! We know that a lot of well-meaning Dads are caught unprepared for card-giving occasions so we're giving away a YEAR'S WORTH OF CARDS to one lucky Dad.

THAT WAY, WHETHER IT'S A BIRTHDAY, GRADUATION, OR VALENTINE'S DAY, YOUR DAD NO LONGER HAS AN EXCUSE TO NOT SEND A CARD.

How to enter:

1. In the comments below tell us your favorite Dad-ism. You know, the funny, dorky, weird, or wise thing that your Dad (or any special Dad in your life: Grandpa, Husband, Brother, Friend, Uncle) always says.

2. For an extra chance to win, share your Dad-ism on our Facebook page.

**The giveaway ends June 14th. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on both our blog here and on Facebook on Father's Day, June 15th.

The YEAR'S WORTH OF CARDS includes a hand-picked selection of 20 of our Dad-approved favorites including:

5 Birthday Cards
6 Thank You Cards
2 Sympathy Cards
2 Congrats Cards
2 Love Cards
3 Encouragement Cards

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To get the ball rolling we thought we'd share some of our own favorite Dad-isms...

Bria:
My Grandpa Joplin had a lot of great ones but is probably best remembered for his advice to "keep your chin up and your nostrils in the wind".

Dani:
When I complained about a bad day growing up, my dad would always tell me that "if I ate some cat poop out of the litter box first thing in the morning, my day could only get better"! Haha.

Emily:
“Never eat anything bigger than your head” and “Never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear”.

Jayson:
Every time our family would go out to dinner, without fail, my dad would try the same 3 joke during the course of the evening, and we always responded with the same groans of embarrassment.

The first joke (holding menu upside down): "Hey, they printed the whole menu upside down!"
The second joke (to the waitress after he finished his drink): "Nurse, I think someone put a sponge in my glass."
The third joke (after the meal was finished): "I feel more like I do now then when we first got here."

Weddingpalooza Part 3: Cassie and Aaron

Sep.30, 2014
categories: community, events, Friends

Love has really been in the air this Summer. Our third wedding feature is a double whammy of sorts in which two Eggpressers got married TO EACHOTHER. Aww...Our dear resident sweethearts Cassie and Aaron tied the knot in a very sweet, very them, wedding and party, followed by a great Hawaiian honeymoon. Read on for details...

Where/how did you get engaged?

For Thanksgiving last year, Aaron and I decided to rent a cabin, just the two of us, on Mt. Hood. We spent one of the days hiking around Trillium Lake which was totally frozen over and magical. We didn't realize that the park was closed and we were not supposed to be hiking there during the off season (which explains why we were pretty much the only people around). We stopped along the way to rest and after some time I asked Aaron if he was ready to continue the hike and he said "No..." and then dropped on one knee, fished a box from his jacket and proposed. It was a total, and very pleasant, surprise.

Can you tell us about your invites and anything about the design process?

We knew that we wanted to design the suite ourselves and involve a hand drawn element. After a couple months of back a forth and not feeling solid on what we were working on, I drew a tiny, rough sketch of some flowers on a piece of scrap paper. One night I came home to find that Aaron had scanned in the sketch, added type, and turned it into the invite. And with all the elements from earlier design ideas, we had plenty to pull from for signage throughout the event so all those rough drafts came into use.

Was there a theme to your wedding?

I guess I would say the theme was "personal" which seems obvious for a wedding but truly, almost every single element of the wedding had a hand-in from a good friend or family member and the love really showed. The decorations, music, drinks, flowers, photography and officiation were all done by friends. We have a talented group of people in our lives and we feel very lucky!

What was the location?

Our ceremony was held outdoors at the lovely Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and the reception was also outdoors at our home in southeast Portland. PDX represent!

And the bride wore?

I had been struggling to find a dress so my good friend Kara hooked me up with a brilliant designer and seamstress, Diane Brush, who custom made my dress. It's a two piece dress inspired by the Cortana wedding collection. The top is halter style with an open back and made out of a super soft linen. The skirt is lined with 4 layers of thin soft cotton and two layers of tulle. It also has pockets where I stored my handkerchief, vows, and my hands when there wasn't a frozen margarita in them. I wore Loeffler Randall, metallic gold, gladiator style sandals that have this really great scallop along the straps.

What was the most exciting part of the wedding?

That's a tough one but I think our favorite part of the wedding was the spontaneous basement reunion show our friends put on at the end of the evening. It made all that beer and red wine on the carpet totally worth it.

portland bazaar 2014

Dec.4, 2013
categories: events

It's that time of year again… Time for the Portland Bazaar - and we are so excited to participate! As we speak, our little elves are sewing limited edition pouches and stockings for the occasion. We'll be sharing a space with the talented gals from Anna Mara Flowers who will be sprucing up the place (pun intended) with wreaths, greenery, bulbs, ornaments and gift-able plants. We'll be bringing a curated selection of letterpress goods, delicious chocolates from Droga (with packaging by yours truly), wall art, coasters, gift wrap and more. Join in the early-entry-fun Friday night with drinks, or come say hi on Saturday or Sunday… We'll be there with bells on!

P.S. See above for in-house screen printed fabric we're using for pouches and stockings this year!

Online Sample Sale Starts Friday

Aug.1, 2013
categories: events

Our online sample sale starts Friday with select letterpress cards 10 for $10!

Our hand-picked sets of 10 almost perfect, mixed-use letterpress cards are available for just $10 (that’s right, $1 apiece!). This online only sale* will run through Friday August 9th. As always, orders over $100 will ship for free.

*Mark your calendars for our in-store sample sale with Schoolhouse Electric! If you’re planning to be in Portland for Labor Day weekend, shop our letterpress seconds in person from Aug 30-Sept 1. Stay tuned for more details...

Schoolhouse Electric's 10 Year Party

Jun.24, 2013
categories: community, events

A great big congratulations is in order to our friends at Schoolhouse Electric on their 10th anniversary! We were so happy to celebrate with them at an old-fashioned BBQ picnic on the front loading dock. There was lots of good food (Salt & Straw ice cream!) and cute kids, as well as new puppy on the block, the Boston Terrier "Blue". Oh and gorgeous flowers by Anna Mara, of course!

Schoolhouse Electric has come a long way in 10 years and we are so excited to see what they have up their sleeve for the next decade. You can check out founder and owner, Brian Faherty, speaking at this year's TEDxPortland event here.

WE ♥ MOMS

Apr.24, 2013

Mother's Day is a big deal around here and we are celebrating with TWO special promotions.

**The first is for our Portland friends. Mother's Day means pretty cards and flowers which gave us the idea to team up with our friends at Anna Mara Flowers to offer a special Mother's Day treat! Between now and Mother's Day you'll receive a free Egg Press card to go with any Mother's Day purchase from Anna Mara.

Advance notice for arrangements is always encouraged (you can order in person or over the phone) but the shop will be stocked with lovely plants and flowers for 11th hour shoppers as well.

Anna Mara Flowers
2181 NW Nicolai St Portland, OR 97210
503.785.4986

**The second event is open to anyone. Visit us on Facebook and tell us what your Mom gave you that you're most grateful for. Our favorite entry will receive a gift certificate for a set of personalized stationery for their Mom. The contest runs through May 1st. In the case of an overseas winner a gift certificate will be sent as a PDF via email.

Egg Press + Schoolhouse Electric Sample Sale

Apr.18, 2013
categories: community, events

We are so excited to be joining forces with our friends at Schoolhouse Electric for our first ever joint sample sale. We will have loads of cards for $1 and Schoolhouse Electric will be selling off floor models and accessories at great prices.

When: April 26-27 (10-6), April 28 (11-4)
Where: Schoolhouse Electric, 2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland OR

And for our friends who aren't in Portland, don't despair, you can get in on the fun too! We will be launching an online sample sale tomorrow at eggpress.com. The online sale will run through the 26th.

Gearing up: weekend events

Dec.6, 2012
categories: events, studio

We are loading up our sleighs and looking forward to a weekend of holiday sales and merriment. Portlanders, don't miss your chance to support all of your favorite boutiques, jewelers, stationers and artisans during Give Good Gift and the Portland Bazaar. We can't wait and neither should you. Come see us!

Give Good Gift
Friday, December 7 / 6pm – 11pm
Saturday, December 8 / 10am – 3pm
Union Pine
525 SE Pine Street Portland, OR

Portland Bazaar
Saturday, December 8 / 9am - 5pm
Sunday, December 9 / 9am - 4pm
Sandbox Studios
420 NE 9th Avenue Portland, OR

Egg Press limited edition zipper pouches are here!

Nov.28, 2012
categories: events, studio

Designed especially for the 2012 holiday season: limited edition zipper pouches!
Each pouch is hand screen printed and sewn by us at Egg Press. Choose from a wonky polka-dot pattern, a triangle repeat or combs! Available as a PENCIL POUCH (measures approximately 8.5" long , 1.75" tall, 1.75" deep) and a DOUBLE-TALL (measures approximately 8.75" long , 4.5" tall, 1.5" deep) for your bag organization needs.

Available at eggpress.com and at the following upcoming Portland events:

Give Good Gift
December 7 & 8
Union Pine
525 SE Pine Street
Portland OR

Portland Bazaar
December 8 & 9 (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM)
Sandbox Studios
420 NE 9th Ave
Portland, OR

Kata Golda + the EP holiday sample sale

Nov.12, 2012
categories: events, Friends, sale, studio

We first met Alison from Kata Golda yeaaaars ago at the National Stationery Show. We were already big fans as we'd seen her work at our local stationer, Oblation Papers and Press. Kata Golda incorporates many forms of craft including needlework, bookbinding, felting, pottery and letterpress printing. Throughout the aesthetic remains consistent: charming hand stitched or hand drawn illustrations of animals and things from the natural world, each with a personality of its own. To meet Alison was a thrill and to find out that she lived in the Pacific Northwest was icing on the cake. She has joined us at our Holiday Sample sale ever since.

The holiday SAMPLE SALE begins this coming Friday. In addition to great deals on Egg Press letterpress cards (not to mention a batch of things from Studio Olivine), Kata Golda will be here with great deals on ornaments, tooth fairy pillows, nature pals, tea cups, cups in cozies, zipper pouches, little journals, finger puppets, and DIY kits. It's a sale not to be missed!

Sample sale details:
Dates: Friday, November 16th – Monday, November 19th *
Time: Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am – 6 pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm
Place: Schoolhouse Electric Design Library - 2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland OR 97210

If you are in Portland, we hope to see you there! If not, stay tuned for the on-line sample sale to follow.

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