it takes a village :: of letterpress paper houses!

1canoe2 - letterpress paper house kit

so, you’ve seen little miniature christmas villages, you’ve seen model train sets, you’ve seen those flat wood building facades – but you’ve never seen anything like this before. beth & carrie, of 1canoe2 have created a kit so that you can create a tiny village of letterpress paper house.

1canoe2 - letterpress paper house

i had to know what inspired this fabulous product!

Carrie’s mom kept suggesting that we make paper dolls. We both LOVE houses and architecture, and we’re not much for girlie stuff, so paper dolls didn’t really appeal to us, but we really liked the concept of a kit…so it just grew from there. We want to make this a whole series with different styles of houses/buildings and in different settings–like the big city, country, etc.

We are pretty focused on making useable items–like the recipe card box and address file, instead of making just prints and cards. We want people to truly use their hands and interact with our artwork. We have so many more ideas–if only we didn’t have jobs to do!

1canoe2 - letterpress paper houses

at just $24 for the kit, which includes all three houses, the trees, and the background, i think it’s the perfect rainy saturday project to add a little letterpress life to a mantel or nook! click on over to 1canoe2 to snag your own and see all the other letterpress goodies they offer!

12 thoughts on “it takes a village :: of letterpress paper houses!

    1. the colors are fabulous! they might just be a focal point of my home office when i finally get one 😉

  1. Oh I love this so much it hurts! They totally remind me of something my mom and i used to do together at Christmas when I was little. We made houses out of Christmas cards and then filled them with baking and sweets as a gift for all my teachers. You hole punch the corners of the card and then tie them together with yarn to construct the house shape….the roof becomes the lid and you leave one end untied so that it flips up for access to the goodies. Thanks so much for sharing these!

    1. what a lovely tradition! thanks for stopping by today – and being such a great support of scoutie girl!

  2. These are amazing! Just when you think you’ve seen enough letterpress… this wonderful paper technique just continues to delight and inspire! What a great post x

    1. i agree, nancy! although… i’m not sure i could ever get enough letterpress goodness 😉 thanks for stopping by today!

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