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Well, whaddya wanna know?  Here's the plain and simple truth:  My name is Rebekah Tennis and I love design.  I love paper, the way it feels, its weight and texture.  I love extra special touches on little things: homemade tags on gift-wrap, old stamps on an envelope, and twine on nearly everything.

My husband, business partner and all-around solid rock Matt would probably tell you that he likes tools - lots of 'em, finding the perfect way to do something, taking things apart, and precision in everything. 

So you might as well have guessed by now... we are the perfect match for an old letterpress studio. Together we farm rice and have three adorable and active boys ages 5 and under.  This keeps us fairly busy, but whenever we have a spare moment, we crank up our 102 year old Chandler and Price platen press and pull some prints, or whip out a card line on the Heidelberg. 

There's more, oh yes, there IS more - but that's what this blog is for.  Take a look around, get to know us, our great town of Chico, California and our beautiful presses.

holiday 2012: holiday vignettes.


Our next little new series of cards is called Holiday Vignettes. Basically, I drew six little whimsical sketches on a theme. I love variations, and often when I’m drawing a new design I try a bunch of takes on one concept. So this time, I thought, why not just include all the iterations?

I have to say, this line is inspired in part by Dr. Seuss. ;)

First up, Deck the Halls

A set of 6, with six little Christmas stockings on the front. Printed in dark grey and bright green.

And, Merry Merry Wreaths:


Holiday red and charcoal with hand lettering. :) This one may actually be my favorite.

Next, for the tree lover, O Tannenbaum

…Charlie Brown tree and all.

And lastly but not least, ring in the new year with Happy 2013!!

Six little happy fireworks. And you’ve no idea how hard it is to draw fireworks until you’ve tried. ;-)


Do you like ‘em? I just want to pinch their little cheeks!! (Okay, not really, but close.)

We are turning them into holiday coasters also – one design per coaster (so six coasters, six different little trees) I think it will be a charming set! Look for it around Thanksgiving!

Coming up: Handel’s Messiah meets Chalk Art. Oh yes.

November 9, 2012 - 1:30 pm Kelly Grago - love the coaster idea!

November 17, 2012 - 2:45 pm Robyn Tjornhom - Is this notecard set available for purchase? I love the designs and messaging. Very smart and simple.

November 18, 2012 - 2:54 pm rebekah - Hi Robyn! Yes, the notecards are available on our main website ( and also from our etsy store: Thanks!

November 25, 2012 - 7:49 pm Darcy - Gorgeous cards! I bought one of your cards at Paper-Source and found my way to your website. Such pretty designs and I love you blog!

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