Alma's class, plus a spot-on printer reference from Christie, I pieced together the design you see below with my favorite paper bag envelopes from Paper Source and our custom return address stamp from Paperwink.
Paper: Savoy 100% cotton letterpress in bright white.
Printer: Manhattan Re-Pro.
I'm so thankful to have connected with David at Manhattan Repro. He was patient with all my crazy questions, and like a lot of us, appreciates a really thick paper and a beautifully printed product. Oh, and for anyone interested: he also has a letterpress. Goldmine!
PS: If you're considering design classes, but wondering what's best for you, Alma just discussed the differences between InDesign and Illustrator on Nicole's Classes' blog yesterday. Check it out!