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Olive Route Letterpress Giveaway

photo credit- Olive Route
 A lot of you already know that my sister in law Via owns 
Olive-Route Design and Letterpress
Olivia “Via” San Mateo is the sole proprietor of Olive-Route, a design and  letterpress studio which opened its doors in April of 2005. Her approach to design is collaborative, resulting in unique and custom pieces for your event, business, or personal needs. She prints (obsessively) on two vintage letterpress machines and feeds each piece by hand, mixing colors to match just right. 
Olive-Route is both passion and play, striving to always create beautiful things with equal parts mind and heart at work.
photo credit- Olive-Route


She does amazing things with her antique letterpress and she designed and pressed my business cards - which I absolutely love!!



 If you aren't familiar with letterpress- you will most definitely want to check it out. Instead of something being printed onto paper- it is pressed and Via uses an antique press to do her work in Berkeley.
The result is a beautiful embossed type feel and finish to the card.

photo credit- Olive-Route

She does weddings, invitations, Holiday cards, business cards and much more.
She has worked with celebrities (that we can't talk about of course!) and been published in Martha Stewart Weddings as well as many other publications.

photo credit- Olive- Route


Via contacted me about a week ago letting me know that she and her interns had pressed
 some goodies using lace and she thought of my readers when she saw how they turned out.
 Aren't they so cute? I think they are darling!
There are 2 little notebooks that have stitched detail and 2 beautiful cards as well.
 They each are pressed with a lace pattern and natural designs and are perfect for keeping
 for yourself or for giving as a gift.
photo credit- Olive-Route 













photo credit: Olive Route




She has offered a pack of these treats as well as a $20 gift credit to Olive- Route at her Etsy shop!

To be entered to win~
say hello to Via at OLIVE ROUTE on FACEBOOK - she loves meeting new friends :)
( since I know some of you don't have FB-please stop by her Etsy shop and take a peek)

Make sure to leave me a comment on this post 

For a second chance:

share this on FB

 share it on Twitter

 or share the giveaway on your blog
 and let me know you did any of those things  in a separate comment.

That's it!
Winner will be announced next week!




























63 comments

  1. Courtney:

    I just left a note for Via on FB. What a lovely giveaway.

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  2. Oh squeal!!!!!!!!!!

    SO BEAUTIFUL!

    I ADORE letterpress!!!! My daughter did letterpress for her wedding invitations. So awesome.

    I don't know if I qualify b/c I don't have FB.....but if this comment counts I would be so happy!

    Thank you, Courtney, and please thank her for this wonderful and generous Giveaway!

    ~Michele

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  3. I can see why your SIL was published! Beautiful work! I left her a note on FB too.
    Thank you~
    Sonya

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  4. Oh my...for a paperlover like me...heaven! So pretty! I saw an antique letterpress in Florence Italy in a small paper shop about five years ago...I still remember how lovely those papers were! Heading over to FB now! Count me in!
    Lorraine

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  5. I just want to say that once people see letterpress they won't ever want the usual business cards ever again!

    ~Bliss~

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  6. I've always loved letterpress items and these are great!

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  7. How fun to use an antique letter press and what beautiful items she has too.

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  8. I liked and commented on Olive's FB page. Gorgeous stuff!!!!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC;Mechele Johnson

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  9. I shared on Twitter as @mmjohnson55.
    https://twitter.com/#!/mmjohnson55/status/174625129257631744
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC:Mechele Johnson

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  10. I liked her facebook page.

    Linda Steelman Jarraf

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  11. Wow! She has some beautiful things! I just said Hi via facebook, and looked at her Etsy shop as well. I love the lace cards. Letterpress is just so exquisite!
    xo-Lisa

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  12. Popped over to Olive Route FB page to "like" & say hello. Beautiful items & color choices!

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  13. Shared the giveaway on Places In The Home FB page.

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  14. Lovely. Kathymcgonigal@gmail.com

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  15. Beautiful! I just love anything handmade of paper! I "liked" her FB page too :)

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  16. I am heading to FB to say hi to Via right away. What beautiful work she does! Never knew much about letterpressing before, but now am looking forward to researching it. What a nice giveaway!!

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  17. Lovely work and a wonderful giveaway!

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  18. I also shared the giveaway on my FB wall.

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  19. just visited Via's etsy shop...love her designs! Especially the octopus and the stars/sneakers design. Letterpress is a wonderful art form, I wish her much success.
    Jennifer
    sdjg@pacbell.net

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  20. Joined her page on Facebook (under Katie Watkins) and shared her page with a recommendation!
    Her work is quite stunning! Im thrilled you shared her work!

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  21. What a beautiful shop. I just visited her Etsy page and ended her to my circle. I love the octopus notepad. Gorgeous and the Trout note cards. Wish her all the best.

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  22. I just tweeted the giveaway. Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway.

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  23. Said hi to Olive on FB, would love to win this elegant package...

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  24. The post on your bathroom totally inspired me...I just did a post on my bathroom redo...Thanks Please check it out if you get a chance!!! Blessings Lori

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  25. Letter press is my favorite! Such quality and beauty... what beautiful work! Thanks for the introduction... I can't wait to check it out!

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  26. Left Via a note on FB and "favorited" her Etsy store. Amazing work!. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  27. I checked her Etsy Store and everything is just beautiful...

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  28. I liked OR on FB and left comment...

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  29. She is unbelievably talented. Love how she uses and old technique to create such brilliant paper creations. Such a true work of art....

    Would most gladly post to my FB page and will pop over to see her Etsy site...

    Thank you for sharing her wonderful work.

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  30. Via's work is exquisite! She makes letterpress more than ink on paper--what lovely art.

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  31. Love Olive's work. Fantastic giveaway!!

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  32. I commented on Olive's work on FB. Her work is truly beautiful.

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  33. I love Letterpress and her work is just beautiful! I love that she uses an authentic press!

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  34. Left a message on Facebook and checked ou the Etsy shop - cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  35. I love this giveaway! Thank you!

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  36. I LIKED Olive Route on Facebook.

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  37. I TWEETED TOO! Thanks girls for the awesome giveaway!

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  38. Beautiful stuff! I "favorited" her shop on Etsy!

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  39. Oh Courtney what a talented sister
    you have. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY...
    Everything is so beautiful.
    I'm a longtime follower and have now linked into her etsy site.

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  40. Oh her items are so lovely...would love to have some of them!

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  41. I visited her etsy shop--love the Earth print!

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  42. What beautiful work! Love it!

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  43. Very pretty - she's very talented. I "liked" her FB page!!

    Please stop by, I'm running a Give-Away too - take a look! :)

    Jan

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  44. Said hi to Olive on FB

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  45. shared this on fb

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  46. shared this on twitter

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  47. I love her work, thanks for letting us know about her. Winning anything from her shop would be wonderful
    Thanks
    Dido

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  48. I also left a note on FB. Our home is french country and we love it.

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  49. I'm in love with beautiful letterpressing; great yellow + grey colorscheme, and minimalistic designs :)

    I liked them on facebook; my name is anne huang :)

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  50. Olivia is a gifted artist! I like almost all of her designs. Thanks for introducing me to her work!

    xo,
    Margaret
    --
    margeincharge(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  51. Wow - Via is so talented! I love her world print!
    Would love to win - the lace is beautiful!
    Kelly

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  52. I just stopped by and said hi to Via on FB, and let her know how beautiful her work is! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  53. Beautiful work. This is a lost art form. Thanks for sharing her work. I'd be thrilled to be included in this drawing. I've stopped by to visit and left a message. ~ Sarah

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  54. These are beautiful I am now going to check out her Etsy I have a feeling this is going to cost me :-)

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  55. Awesome!! I shared with my friends of fb, liked Olive's page, and just feel in love with her wonderful designs. Boy she has sooo much to offer. I saved her etsy page, so I could shop later. Thanks dear for sharing with us! Love them!! Thanks Olive dear for all your beautiful works!!!

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  56. Hi Courtney, Thanks for the opportunity I would love to enter for your wonderful giveaway...I went to her page and left comment.
    Dolly

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  57. Love her designs, went and saw her facebook and etsy...LOVE! and just shared the giveaway on FB.

    Thanks for the chance

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  58. Love her letterpress design...just went to her facebook and esty shop...LOVE it!

    I shared the giveaway on FB!
    Thanks for the chance!

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