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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.


Tag Archives: red

new 2013 holiday cards in shop!

Good morning! I’ve been meaning to share this with you for a few days weeks… Our new holiday cards for 2013!! First up, we have two new foil designs. And you’ll have to excuse me, the one on the right is upside down. Oh yes it is! I forgot that the shiny gold part goes […]

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{ holiday open studio hours }

It’s ba-ack! Our fourth annual series of Holiday Open Studio hours! We’ve enjoyed our open studio hours so much over the past few years. It’s rained more often than not, but so many of you came out from the community anyway to see our shop and presses and it is very invigorating to connect directly […]

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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 […]

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holiday 2012: vintage ornaments

It’s that time of year again! The time we roll out our new holiday line and I get to share the behind-the-scenes scoop on each of them. I try to wait until November (really, Christmas for me starts after Thanksgiving), but so many of you are so organized and ahead of schedule, and I’ve been […]

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halloween 2012: a fire crew.

Hope you had a fun (and safe) Halloween yesterday! Here in Chico it rained cats and dogs, and we only had a few brave trick-or-treaters. It’s madness with three boys I tell you – madness. The very fact that they are all dressed in costume and standing in the same photo is in itself a […]

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fresh roasted tomato pasta.

This summer I have been craving freshness. Perhaps because it’s been so hot lately, perhaps because I’m trying to drop the freshman sophomore mid-marriage fifteen that have crept up on me since the boys came along, but whatever the cause, my summer mantra: fresh, fresh, fresh. I also have been craving simple (fancy that). So, […]

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