Letterpressed & Foil Stamped Advent Calendar

We had so much fun coming up with this year's holiday card.  In fact, we started on it last December, when we had the idea, just a little too late!  We giggled as we came up with the facts behind the different windows, and teased Erin every time some one suggested free shipping as a promo (since she has the final say over accounting at Haute Papier, she always vetoes this one).

The card actually had several runs through several different printers to get to the end product.  First the fronts were letterpressed in red, followed by foil stamping in gold.  While those were then being die cut and scored, we worked on the insides.  Since we actually made two different versions of the card - one for Haute Box subscribers and one for our wholesale vendors, we had four runs for the inside red pieces.  And because our new white printer wouldn't print as big as the inside piece needed to be, we had to glue two pieces to the inside!  Finally, we glued on the backing to seal it all together.

And last, but not least, we ran the computer calligraphy on the red envelopes and put our elves (aka finishing department) to work placing the 4 stamps on the outside.  

We hope you enjoy the card as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you!  Happy Holidays!