letterpress holiday cards

It's time to start thinking about pretty holiday cards to send out to your friends and family!  Here are our letterpress cards available this season.

fair isle
A pretty fair isle inspired pattern.  It's not just for sweaters!

merry & bright
hand written type + mint and silver ink


letterpress business cards

We printed these 2.5 inch square business cards designed by Kelli Murray for San Diego and Los Angeles based event coordinators Couture Events. These cards are double sided with 2 colors on one side and 1 color on the opposite side with die cut rounded corners.


customized heart thank you cards

We recently customized our popular heart thank you cards for a bride + groom to use as their wedding thank you notes.  Wedding thank you cards are so important, please don't forget about them!


photography branding + business cards

I worked with Joan Allen Photography to redesign her logo. She wanted something clean and modern. The one color printing in grey ink fits perfectly with the overall new look of the logo and works great with 2 inch square business cards printed two sided on double stock bright white paper.


logo design + branding

Here's a little look at branding I did for Katelin Wallace, photographer extraordinaire.  We letterpress printed the stationery and she had business cards, mini cards and stickers printed by Moo.  I love the modern design, pop of orange and hand illustrated holga camera.  If you need some pretty pictures taken, she's your lady!


new to the shop: calligraphy letterpress thank you cards

Calligraphy letterpress thank you cards in navy ink are new to the shop.  These pretties would also make great wedding or other event thank you cards!  We can even customize the ink color to tie in with your event.


featured on Style Me Pretty

So thrilled to be featured on Style Me Pretty last week.  Check out the gorgeous wedding prettiness at The London hotel with photography by Erin Hearts Court!


custom letterpress work

I've been doing a ton of little custom projects lately.  Here's a snapshot of what's been going on. And note the following trends: swirly type, circles, hearts + navy!


featured on Green Wedding Shoes

A few months ago, a talented and creative bunch of ladies and I got together to create a bohemian inspired shoot.  Check out all the fun on Green Wedding Shoes!  The letterpress invitations were inspired by a modern take on traditional kilim rugs.

photography: Katelin Wallace Photography // second shooter: Jack Belli Photography // hair: Shannon Rohdes Hair and Makeup // florist: Art with Nature Design // paper goods: Dear Lola Letterpress // rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // stylist: Wardrobe Will Call // bakery: The Sunday Sweet


a sweet + papery surprise proposal for yahoo tv

This past weekend I had so much fun creative directing a proposal for a show on yahoo TV. Here are a few snapshots from our day of installing lots of papery surprises throughout a hiking trail in Griffith Park. Stay tuned for the video! It was so rewarding to be part of someone's big + happy surprise!


watercolor envelope liners

I love the prettiness of a wash of watercolor. So I'm now offering watercolor envelope liners! Each liner is hand painted and a unique little piece of art that will make your envelopes HAPPY!


Dear Lola Featured on Style Me Pretty

Check out this yummy sweet goodness from The Sunday Sweet that was just featured on Style Me Pretty! I made some paper treats and helped style the shoot. Doesn't this make you want to skip that bowl of cereal you were about to eat and have a cupcake instead?


The NotWedding San Diego

I'm so excited to be a handpicked vendor at The NotWedding in San Diego! If you or anyone you know in the San Diego area is gettin' hitched this is an event you don't want to miss. Tons of amazing vendor goodness in the form of a real wedding. Not at all a traditional bridal show (yawn!). Get your tickets, the show is less than 2 weeks away!


flamestitch invitations

These letterpress invitations were inspired by flamestitch textiles. Each invitation went through big red 3 times since they are 3 color (lots of work and press cleaning!). I'm loving the bright chartreuse paired with a lighter chartreuse ink for an ombre effect.


featured on Camille Styles

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of helping out my friend Dana, baker extraordinaire, from The Sunday Sweet with a styled photo shoot she put together to showcase her delicious sweets. Dear Lola made the garland, name cards and some little letterpress labels. It was just featured on Camille Styles! See all the pretty sweets and deets for yourself.


formal + classic wedding invitations

I love my clients and Allison was such a dream to work with! She wanted something formal and classic with lots of pretty script for her big black tie wedding at The London hotel in West Hollywood, California. We stuck with one color printing in slate grey for the entire suite but added a little pop of eggplant on a patterned envelope liner. The pattern on the envelope liner was inspired by a pattern on the floors of the hotel to tie the venue to the invitations.


ikat letterpress cards

These new letterpress cards available in the shop are inspired by gorgeous ikat textiles. Ikat + letterpress. What could be better?


hello yellow: personal stationery

Abby wanted personal stationery that she'd be able to use for her job search. How could you not want to hire someone that takes the time to say thank you on one of these pretties?