Lovely Letterpress from Parklife Press + $400 Giveaway!

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For me, letterpress was love at first touch. These wedding invitations from Parklife Press are so lovely, and I promise you – they are even better when you can hold them in your hand and enjoy the texture and depth that letterpress provides. Here, a few of my favorite designs, including some new darlings for 2013. (Plus a $400 giveaway toward some letterpress of your very own!)

From rustic to classic to playful, Parklife Press‘s collection of wedding invitations offers something for everyone. They also have a brand new blog where you can see some of their most recent work.

Want to make some changes to create your perfect invitation suite? Parklife Press offers a range of custom options that allow you to make a design your own – everything paper, ink, and motifs, plus extras like edge painting, corner rounding and calligraphy.

So now for the best part! Parklife Press is giving one lucky Snippet & Ink reader $400 toward their purchase! Just check out the designs on the Parklife Press website, then leave a comment on this post with your favorite style and any customization options you’d choose.

Contest begins Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30AM PST, and ends Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and notified by email. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).


This post sponsored by Parklife Press.

Official contest rules.


  • I like them all! I really would like a simple style just lettering. My favortie is “Our Quill letterpress invitation features custom calligraphy by Florida artist, Monica Rachel Lima. Rounded corners and large square Arturo envelopes add to the striking impression this design always makes.”


  • Love them all — SO BEAUTIFUL. If I had to pick just one, though, it would be the Carleton. Or the Petal. Or Pencil. So tough to choose!

  • I LOVE arboretum!! Lettering in black and fire truck, arturo paper and envelopes, and red edge painting!!!

  • Danielle says:

    I love the Arboretum, as I am having a Fall barn wedding. I think I would add a second color to the design, perhaps white flowers!

  • Kristie says:

    These are really fantastic! I’d choose Vail, with a few snazzy extras like edge painting and lined envelopes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Cait says:

    I have been eyeing the Belvedere for MONTHS now! Just so elegant and classic – exactly like we hope our wedding will be! I would love to play around with a second color, and I also think that edge coloring would really make the lace border pop!

  • Lorna says:

    I loooove the Paisley design! The swirly flowers are the perfect blend of old and new. And on such beautiful paper…these would be fabulous.

  • I can’t decide between Cameron Glen and Bookplate! I’d have to get the painted edges, though – such a nice touch!

  • Bethany says:

    I’ve been lusting after ParkLife Press invitations for a while now! I love the new designs, too – in particular the Epping invitation. With edge painting. Perfection.

  • I love the Pencil invitation. So whimsical! I would customize the colour to match with our theme (thinking something in the purple family), and also add the envelope liners (adds a certain level of formality to it all) and round the corners. Stunning design – totally matches our personalities!

  • Caitlin says:

    I’d love to see if they can do the Petal design for my wedding, but with fall leaves in red and orange instead of a flower, since my wedding will be in the autumn! And fall leaves and colors will be a definite theme — it’s my favorite season.

  • Alice says:

    I love Velvet Waltz. I’m getting married in July, I love for them the design something around my venue, a mansion.

  • J’adore these invitations! The Whiskey Invitation set would be the perfect invitation for our guests to receive for our Great Gatsby inspred fall 2013 wedding.

  • Evelyn says:

    Oh, wow, the Bookplate style is fantastic. I love that they do coasters, too. That’s one extra I’d love to add to my upcoming wedding.

  • I love the floral prints, especially the “Garden” invitation. Lovely. I’d customize it with a fun edge painting, in an aqua shade, to go with our wedding colors of sunshine yellow and aqua.

  • Jacq says:

    Love the Vignette design, or the Whirl design, except I’d swap the swirly design out for the outline of a mountain range (can’t find this anywhere!)

    *Fingers crossed*

  • Sami says:

    Bookplate is my favorite style! Makes me swoon! Imagining the accents in seafoam or peach makes me drool.

  • Emmy says:

    I’m a big fan of pencil but I also really like the save the date map that is featured in the blog entry. Instead of red fonts, I’d have the font be in blue.

  • Vicki says:

    I love the whiskey (just sent it to the fiance)…it’s classic and he wants to have a whiskey bar at the wedding…so it’s perfect!

  • I would love the arboretum with azure ink on the pearl white paper for our programs. These are just lovely!

  • Alice says:

    I am a fan of Cameron Glen.. perhaps because my fiance’s name is Cameron! Blues and yellows maybe?

  • Louise says:

    I didn’t know about you when I had my wedding, but your business cards are just beautiful!

  • Akira says:

    Oh my stars! So many beautiful invitations! If I had to choose just one though it’d have to be Junebug. I’d love to see it done with dark & light pink blooms and navy font.

  • Megan says:

    I love the grace announcement! I think it would be awesome to use letterpress in your life after the wedding!

  • Caitlin says:

    Oh my goodness – you expect me to pick ONE thing I like! I love the lay-out of the parsnip invitation. I might change the band to “Flourish 12” set up in sets of two across. Think like a pair of leaves. Then if I’m feeling crazy… add “Floral 21” to the upper-right corner and size it out so it spreads all the way across the top. AND in a perfect world – the edges would be painted in the forest green… Perfect world!

  • Judy Pike says:

    ANTIQUITY! I love the that it is printed in my favorite font…Garamond. This invite mixes classic style with whimsy. I would change the motif colors to school bus yellow and slate to match our vintage style gray and yellow themed wedding! I would complete the invite with rounded corners and silver edge paint. So beautiful!

  • I love Bookplate, but I think I’d change the typeface to something more modern and clean with a script for the names.

  • I love the orchard and the vail invitations, very classic and elegant! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone who has entered!


  • Monica P says:

    I adore the Franklin and the Antiquity. My step-daughter is getting married in October and these would add so much elegance and timeliness to her wedding. We’re from Virginia, so I also love the Quill; it reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown when I look at it. Well done, Parklife Press!

  • redfrizzz says:

    I’m a fan of parsnip with decoration 3 in tangerine with amatic type. something just feels good about that combo :)

  • Cecilia says:

    The “vignette” is lovely. I would make the font uniform, to echo the style my grandmother had for her (1940s) wedding.

  • Alicia says:

    I absolutely love the old world style of the Epping invitations with azure ink for something a bit distinct. I would put them on Arturo paper with the beautiful, large Arturo envelopes to match.

  • Meaghan says:

    I am completely in love with the Bookplate invitations, they would be so incredibly perfect with the book theme of our celebration! I would probably customize the font to Helvetica just to make it really feel like the papers I write in grad school :)

  • Morgan says:

    I love the London. For the names — I would put the whole thing in one font and make it a brighter color to contrast with the other text that is gray.

  • The “Pencil” design is great – clean cut and a little “different”. I’d implement a couple of my wedding colors… maybe peach and gray?

  • Mary says:

    My favorite again and again is Vignette. Its simplicity makes it both understated and elegant, and the beauty of letterpress speaks for itself without needing any other flourish or edge color. I would only change the ink to midnight to match our colors and perhaps would alternate our names and the motif’s color with a different shade of blue.

  • Shelby says:

    Parker is by far my favorite! I love that they have Hebrew options in the bar and bat mitzvah invitations. Maybe we could add some to my future wedding invite?!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Gosh, these are all so stunning! It’s hard to choose, but if I could have the Whiskey template (in midnight) with the script writing of Quill, and one small motif at the top or bottom…perhaps flourish09 or 10…I would be in invitation heaven!

  • Lindsay says:

    the ‘metropolitan’ is fantastic! I love the simplicity and the midnight color. I think the only thing I would customize would be the font or possibly the color of the couple’s name.

  • Jennifer says:

    I like the modern shape of the Velvet Waltz. I would perhaps change the text font to Neutra and keep the Couple names in Bickham Script. A combination of traditional and modern – I also like the idea of the colored edges!

  • Catherine Cakir says:

    I am obsessed with the London and Ontario (2 places close to my heart – how fitting!). Loving the painted edges and heavy paper on the Ontario – screams modern elegant event.! My venue is quite rustic so I’m definitely playing with balancing rustic and elegance (silver and candlelight) as well as modern and traditional elements. These totally reflect that! Thanks for sharing!

  • Valerie says:

    As a longtime fan of Parklife Press, I have always adored Cameron Glen. I would use these as baby announcements!

  • Libby says:

    What a great contest! I can’t choose just one – I love the clean lines of Metropolitan and the pop of Bookplate. And I’d have to add calligraphy to the envelopes!

  • i really like the antiquity and flocked designs, and im in love with the edge painting! Beautiful designs love the site.

  • Stephanie says:

    My favorite is the Orchard design. We’re getting married outdoors and I just love the artwork on this one!

  • i was instantly drawn to the playful Pencil – the simplicity, the character, the punch of colour… i even love the shade of blue! the thick card stock with the blue edge… yep, there’s not a thing i don’t love about it! xo

  • THE ONTARIO IS MY JAM. I would add the border design of the Antiquity, with the linear look of the Ontario. Great design.

  • Matthew says:

    The Arboretum, customized with the font being Carlotta or Satisfaction.

  • Christine says:

    I would love to have Whirl for my wedding reception in Malta in Slate ink using Trajan for the main body and Zanar for the names.

    I would also love to send out Flocked for our New York ceremony and celebration in Espresso and Gold. Same fonts for main body and names as above!

  • Megan S. says:

    I love the parsnip. I would pick the same yellow/gold color or a navy!

  • Katie says:

    Love love love Pinkney! I’m doing a gray and pink romantic-themed wedding and this would be so lovely!

  • Stephanie says:

    I love the Classic! or Fountain is beautiful too. Really they are all very nice :)

  • lucy munoz says:

    My favorite is the fountain wedding invitation it looks like a dream wrapped up in a cloud and served on a pillow–scrumptious!!! <3 <3

  • Reena says:

    So difficult …they are all lovely. I’d choose Fiallo and add for the invitations: hand border, and lined outer envelopes in the same color and inner envelopes. Bonne chance to all !

  • Valerie I says:

    I too am obsessed with letterpress invitations, and these are some of the prettiest I’ve seen. My favorite is Belvedere! It is so elegant and timeless.

  • I love “Blossom” I think it perfectly captures what my sister in-law and her husband-to-be are trying to create for their wedding day. Tradition, beauty, joy & countryside loveliness :) (I’m totally entering her into this giveaway with high hopes because I love her dearly and it would be SUCH a blessing if they won!)

  • LaShanda says:

    I would get the Quill in silver and sunshine. I love hand calligraphy and the design does not need much customization, as it is already amazing.

  • I LOVE the playful selections…they all are delightful and I would be honored and thrilled to win any option :) so unique!

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