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office confetti + letterpress giveaway


Update: Happenstance has been randomly chosen as our winner. Thanks for commenting everyone!

I was looking for a way to spruce up our birthday labels and was just giddy when I stumbled upon these colorful brads in the office section at Target. Punch through paper in a random pattern and they look just like confetti. Office confetti! Perfect for birthday invitations or perhaps even memos to the boss:)

The celebratory confetti was the perfect accompaniment to our home letterpressed birthday invitations, which I made using Lifestyle Crafts Epic letterpress/die-cut machine. They sent me one to try and one to give away to you! It produced pretty printed invites and was fun to use. If you’d like to win one of the machines + a sampling of great accessories, check out the many projects you could do and let me know in the comments which one you might attempt yourself.

Contest will be open until Sunday.




  • Jennifer
    May 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Love the shadowbox of flowers!

  • neely h
    May 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

    oooh! i would love to win one of these! my wedding is diy and this would make it all so much more funand not to mention easier!!

  • Tracy
    May 3, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I’d totally be making The Because I forget everything notebook! For sure! Love the brads!!

  • sharon garofalow
    May 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I would letterpress everything! I bet a “honey do” list would look so much less naggy done with letterpress. :) And of course I’d make my own greeting cards. I love that little machine!

  • Lindy Stewart
    May 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I would totally be making food labels. I make lots and give lots and having a super pretty label would be perfect!

  • Mandy M
    May 3, 2011 at 8:18 am

    What a fun machine! I would love to use it to make the mini basket. How fun is that handle?

  • Hanneke Nelson
    May 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    We have a few Birthdays coming up, and a letterpress would be a fabulous tool to have!

  • Alice C.
    May 3, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I think the Thinking of You card is just lovely!

  • Ann
    May 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

    i would love to make different “thank you” cards. that would be so awesome if i could just make them on the fly and never have to go to the store!!

  • McKenzie
    May 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

    The cupcake set is just adorable!

  • linda d
    May 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

    It would be so awesome to win one of these as I’ve been drooling over the possibilities but can’t afford one myself! I would letterpress our thank you cards and if I had time, probably the programs and more! :)

  • elaine
    May 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I’m a graphic designer so could think of a ton of things to do! Invites and pretty labels most definitely.

  • Ashley
    May 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    How cute! I would love to try the homemade granola treats to give to family and friends :)

  • Jacey
    May 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I would attempt the “Because I Forget Everything” notebook…because…well…I forget everything! :-)

  • Karla H
    May 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I love the round fan design of the Thank You card. You guys have great ideas on the site. I have just bookmarked the page;)

  • an
    May 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I would go crazy if I had one! I would make cards, decorate my room, make labels!

  • Lindsay
    May 3, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I love the striped envelopes and chevron pattern papers! Would be very fun to use on greeting cards!

  • Giulia
    May 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I love brads, I have some butterfly ones that my daughter wants to use on everything.
    I think I’d attempt our next X-mas card with this nifty tool.

  • Tiffy B (dust&decadence)
    May 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’m so excited about this giveaway!!! I would probably make cute little menu signs to spruce up the birthday party i’m planning.

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    May 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I love the little party favour bags!

  • Tiffy B (dust&decadence)
    May 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’m so excited about this giveaway! If I won I’d use it to create little menu cards for a birthday party i’m planning.

  • Lauren
    May 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I will be trying the treat bag. SO much fun!

  • Elizabeth Aslakson
    May 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Sooo many projects, both from their examples (Letterpressed Tweet Hello Card, Letterpressed Pocket Full of Posies Card, etc) and from ideas in my head. It’s too late to do my wedding invites (those mailed a couple weeks ago) but programs, escort cards, thank yous, rehearsal dinner invites, Sunday brunch invites, etc are all still on the horizon and would be so fun to press :)

  • LisaDay
    May 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

    There were certainly a number of neat ones. I do like the cookie monster treat bag and the school yearbook but I think I like these confetti tags the best. Too fun.


  • Liz
    May 3, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I absolutely love sending snail mail whether it’s a Thank You, Birthday, Anniversary, New Home, Congratulatory, Hi, What’s Up – it’s the perfect way to tell someone that you are thinking of them. So if I win (please pick me, please pick me) – I would use it to make beautiful hand made notes to send out.

    (please pick me).

  • Kathy
    May 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I would make the “because I forget everything notebook” and TONS of cards!

  • Sarah Jones
    May 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    The treat boxes are super cute & so is the pennant canvas bag.

  • Jessica1214
    May 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I love the Posey Wedding Invite. Most of my wedding is DIY and these are far prettier than anything I can think of!

  • Hope
    May 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Love the confetti look. I would probably attempt most of them, but definitely the I love you book, and the fabric rose garland

  • Rachel P.
    May 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

    How fun! I would love to try my hand at several different kinds of letter press cards! The cupcake picks are also very cute.

  • Tara
    May 3, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I like the Thinking of You Card.

  • Maggie
    May 3, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’m a teacher and a serious DIYourselfer! Would love to win the machine – so cool and great to use for classroom projects, parties, etc. I especially like the holiday items, like the Christmas ornaments and valentine boxes. If I do not win, all the ideas, including the brads as confetti are great inspirations! Thank you.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

    With graduations just around the corner, I would try Letterpressed Congrats Card.

  • Liz
    May 3, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I absolutely love this! And the possibilities are ENDLESS! Especially love the ability to make cupcake wrappers…too cute!

  • Happenstance
    May 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

    The colored brads are brilliant! I’m going to pick some up next time I’m there which is about 2-3 times/week!:) Oh, I would love to win the letterpress die-cut machine. Honestly, the options are endless of what I would do. I am a HUGE fan of stationary. Plus, I have two kiddies so custom birthday invites would be awesome. Crossing my fingers!!!:)

  • Sarah
    May 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I would try the Butterfly swirl cards! These ones look awesome it would be soo cool to be able to do all the homemade things

  • Carrie
    May 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This would be so great! Having the ability to make a card would be so fun;)

  • Cassie M
    May 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

    If I won, I would probably test it out trying to do the “tweet hello card” or the “pocket full of posies card”. Both are so cute.

  • Rebecca
    May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

    So many great ideas – would love to do my own christmas cards and the hostess treat bags are a great idea for gifts/birthdays.

  • candleashes
    May 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The DIY yearbooks are an adorable idea.
    I would finally organize the scrapbook of photos I brought from “the old country.” Right now they are just bobbing around the plastic sleeves, it’s pretty sad.

  • Angelica
    May 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow, so many neat things to make! I would love to make the Cookie Monster Treat Bag for my son.

  • Purple
    May 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I am absolutely in love with the book idea… especially the recipe book – Something that is long over due around here!

  • Leah
    May 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I would love to attempt something like the Petite Thank You card

  • Liza
    May 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Such fun and creative ideas! I’d probably start with the party soda bottle wraps–perhaps working out a deal with my beer-brewing brother-in-law would make for great party favors!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Lena
    May 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    These are so adorable-those bright colors put a big, cheery smile on my face!

  • Sandy
    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I would like to make a few of the flower boxes.

  • Hallie
    May 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I love the hello goodbye favor, it would be perfect to hold midnight snacks for my upcoming diy wedding!

  • Lindsay {Shrimp}
    May 3, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I absolutely LOVE the Hello, Goodbye favor ( I’m already planning a party theme around it in my head! lol

  • Cari Dugan
    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I would letter press thank you notes for my clients. Would be a beautiful personal touch!

  • Cameron Reutzel
    May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I’d love to try making the fabric flower hair clips!

  • Laurel G
    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Love the It’s a Boy card!

  • Kerrie G
    May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I would love to make the Cookie Monster Treat Bag!! These would be adorable for my son’ s 2nd birthday

  • Sam
    May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I like the cheery birthday card in the header, but would love the chance to attempt many of the ideas shown on the site! I’ve been looking for a (beginners) letterpress class that I could take in Chicago, but haven’t found the right one yet.

  • mirabelle
    May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Love the Happy Treat Box since I am always needing nice packaging for my baked goods – my way to say thanks!

  • natalie
    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I would love to attempt to make my own letterpressed calling cards!

  • Jenna @ Heartcarry Press
    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Ohhh I’d love this for smaller projects- notecards, birthday invitations. Yours turned out so cute with those brads!

  • chanda kim
    May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I need one of these for all the cards I send out. I love making homemade cards and this would be a great!

  • hayley l.
    May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I would use this to create little thank you notecards to include with my Etsy orders. Thanks for the chance!

  • w
    May 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    want!!! i’d use this to make my new personal cards :) lovely idea, that office confetti!

  • domestikate
    May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Ooh what a brilliant giveaway! I love the moustache decor, and the letterpress party favour bags =D

  • Tiffany
    May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    What a great giveaway! Would love to make favor tags, thank you cards…you name it!!

  • Caroline C
    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    The homemade granola tags are awesome! Its the perfect homemade gift.

  • erinkathleen
    May 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’m getting married next year…so I’d make invites, save-the-dates, table numbers, thank you notes, place cards, programs – you name it, I’d make it! :)

  • Jessica Hennings
    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I would make a Because I Forget Everything Book

  • megan
    May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    i’d make those homemade granola bags and treat bags to give away as gifts with homemade goodies in them :)

  • Beatrise
    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I recently got engaged (April 1st). so these would make a perfect wedding invites / other little useful bits for the big day :)

  • Valerie
    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Food labels for sure!

  • SnowflakeDay (Audra)
    May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I’d love to try making the felt heart garland and the hair clips.

  • Carrie Rowe
    May 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I would use it to make awesome party invitations!

  • Andrea Bitz
    May 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I would like to make the notecard gift set –
    I like black and white so much

  • Sarah
    May 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I would make so many cards!

  • Sue D
    May 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I would make the Letterpressed Grad card.

  • jenn
    May 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Ooohh, so many fun projects! I would love to make sweet flowers and botanicals thought. Super cute!

  • Lacretia
    May 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I’d love to try to make the Because I Forget Everything Notebook — because I really do forget everything!

  • L
    May 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I like the party card

  • Tess
    May 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I would absolutely make the wine bottle labels and cake slice boxes for my beloved younger sister’s engagement party!!! What a great idea!

  • domestic diva
    May 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I like the because i forget everything notebook. The flowers were great too.

  • Lynda
    May 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    i’d love to try the “thinking of you” card!

  • fran
    May 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Letterpress cards are exquisite to look at and to feel; they are so classy. I am commissioned to make a friend’s wedding invites and I love the “posy” wedding invitation. I would use your custom plates when I have to make invitations. I have had my eye on this machine, watching videos, reading how customers like the machine, trying to replicate the technique without the machine. I believe that secret to success is using the paper they sell with the machine. Thank you for having this giveaway, I am so looking forward to seeing who wins.

  • linda
    May 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I’d try the Recipe Book. I’ve been putting off compiling a collection of my favourites.

  • Marie Biswell
    May 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I love letterpress!!!!!!! I’d give the paperbag/treat bags a go – they could be used for so many things!

  • Erin
    May 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I love this giveaway, ohh goodness what wouldn’t I do if I won … I looked through all the projects and was surprised by a few that I had not thought of … like the bags … how creative (I’m a bag saver) and this would be a wonderful way to give those bags away … I’d use this for scrapbooking … I might even make my own wedding invitations … it would be awesome to use as cupcake toppers and nameplace settings … this is just totally great and I’d love to win!!!

  • jen
    May 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    home-made granola tags! i would love the chance to make my own, too, too cute!

  • evap
    May 4, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I would love to do lots and lots of cards!!!!

  • vickie
    May 4, 2011 at 5:18 am

    The flower boxes are so wonderful … I’d start with that

  • Kimberlee @ Magpie Shinies
    May 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I’d love to be able to make those pretty little boxes!

  • Jacqueline
    May 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I would totally make some cards and scrapbook pages! I’m all about making memories…literally! :)

  • Erica
    May 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I really like the letterpressed Tweet Hello card. The design is simple, but attractive, and you could change the text to whatever you like.

  • Andrea @ Strawberry-Chic
    May 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I would totally try out the “because I forgot everything notebook.” I sue notebooks like crazy! I have like 5 laying around the house, in my car, and my purse, because If I don’t write things down, I will almost always forget!

  • Kjerstin
    May 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Would Love! Having our first baby in July and SO badly want to design my own birth announcements…

  • Andrea
    May 4, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Love the tweet hello card, although I would try it out as a thank you. Baby number 2 is on the way and i would love to make this one special by making thank you cards to send out to people as gifts come in. How fun and cute!

  • Susan
    May 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I would try the Sweet and Spicy Thank you Card!

  • Christine
    May 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to make a DIY yearbook for each of my little learners at the beginning of the year. :)

  • Eska
    May 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love that flower front card and gift bags. I could certainly use this for making nice things for my customers.

  • doroffee
    May 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ooooh, I’d love the win this. I’m just starting doing scrapbooks, it would make it sooo much easier (and less expensive, ofc :D)!

  • Samantha
    May 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I would make the Happy Treat Box to put goodies in and deliver them to my loved ones :)

  • jacqueline v
    May 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    id like to try making the bag tags

  • Ellen
    May 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Honestly, I’d make my own letterpressed typography art & give it to my friends!

  • Katie
    May 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I love the Simple Calendar. It looks it would be a great gift that is thoughtful and inexpensive.

  • Emily R.
    May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Id love to use there Graduate scrapbooking ideas. My Graduation is coming up and that would be great!

  • momo renjai
    May 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    i really like the floral pie box and the floral treat box, both are so cute!

  • Kim @Kims Kandy Kreations
    May 5, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I would try making little baskets with it. What a great way to give gifts and party favors!

  • Renelle M. Legos
    May 5, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love the Happy Birthday Card with coordinating envelope!

  • Sarah
    May 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I will attempt the Christmas cards – they look classy!

  • Kasia
    May 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I love the Happy Birthday Letterpressed Card – it’s really cute!


  • Liz
    May 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    That would really be nice in prep of my diy wedding, invites, name cards, thankyous, i could go on…It would be lovely.

  • Maggie
    May 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Love the idea of making personalized labels for homemade food gifts.

  • Ashleigh
    May 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love the look of everything letterpress, and I’ve got a bunch of thank you notes to write from a recent baby shower, so I’d put this straight to work!!! I also love the look of the recipe book- maybe it’d inspire me to cook more!

  • LisaT
    May 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Well, I think the art of giving and receiving personalized items has died. How many cards do we receive with Hallmarks words and a simple signature? Two Christmases ago I made my own cards from supplies I purchased. It shows folks that you care. So, I’d go with making cards and gift bags. Thanks!

  • Elsie
    May 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I adore the cute and bright Smile Desk Box..
    and I’m making a list of special people I could make one for, to surprise them and add cheer to their day!

  • Agnes
    May 6, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I love the Simple Calendar and all of the triangle Treat Boxes! I would try one of these projects for sure!

  • Staci A
    May 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I love the Treat Bag idea!

  • emily
    May 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

    i love making cards and tags. there are lots of great ideas ob the site! the chevron tags are super cute.

  • meagan
    May 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I would be making treat bags for my little one and his friends for every holiday. Those colors are so fun!

  • Brooke
    May 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I love everything involving chevron. The bottle wraps and thank you cards are fantastic! I can imagine I could letterpress all day!

  • caroline
    May 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I have a lot of birthday partys to throw this summer so this would be so awsome:)

  • jenny beale
    May 7, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I would use it for our wedding which is next year!! i love anything with monograms on, so probably something like that!

  • Samantha H
    May 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

    There are so many fabulous projects but the cookie monster bags would be awesome to make.

  • tearyeyedstars
    May 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Ouu I’d like to try the Sweet & Spicy Box (:
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

    May 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I would probably decide on a whim that the Cake Box Cake was totally necessary for a small, informal party I was throwing, and spend waaaay too much time and energy working on making it perfect.

  • Chelsea A.
    May 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I want to try my hand at homemade christmas cards using their awesome holiday printing plate.

  • lisa
    May 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I think there are so many awesome ideas! But especially like the shadowbox of flowers…and the thankyou cards!

  • kacee
    May 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Love the cookie monster treat bags!! To cute! I would try to do that… Thank you so much for the chance to win this! I have 4 kiddos and this would come in handy making them projects!!

  • Jes
    May 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love the “thinking of you” card. Simple, sweet, and oh-so-useful for getting in quick touch with old friends.

  • Ginger H
    May 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I would love to have this product to create tags, place cards, and to use in my scrapbooking! I especially likedthe example on the sweet and spicy thank you card.

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