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Photo courtesy Amy Shuman Photography

The Designer

Hi, I’m Michelle! I am the owner and creative director of Little Bird Paper Company, which is located in beautiful Sacramento, California.

I became enamored with invitations when I designed them for my own wedding ten years ago.

I have a degree in architecture, which may seem completely unrelated, but actually lends itself well to graphic design.  Plus I have an architect's annoying attention to detail, which my clients really seem to appreciate.

After my wedding, I designed various invitations for a few friends, and before I knew it, the idea

for Little Bird Paper Company was hatched!

(Please forgive me, I cannot resist a good pun.)

I currently live in Elk Grove with my smarty pants husband, two silly kids, and oddball dog. 

I love old houses, good books, funny people, and strong coffee.  Oh, and pretty paper. Obviously.


The Company

Little Bird Paper Company is a design and print studio specializing in handmade invitations and greeting cards. We offer a collection of original cards & stationery, each individually crafted using a rich cotton cardstock, hand mixed ink, and a vintage printing press.   Our letterpress cards are a labor of love and are available for purchase in our online shop.  We also specialize in full-service custom event invitation packages.  When it comes to invitations, we handle everything from design through production, assembly, and post.  We love to create truly unique, heirloom stationery suites that your guests will be talking about for years to come. 

For more information on services and pricing, please visit our services page.

We look forward to working with you!

The Company
The Printing Presses

Photo courtesy Amy Shuman Photography

Our shop is currently home

to two antique printing presses. 


Our first press, manufactured in 1961 and acquired in 2017, is a 5x8 Kelsey Excelsior tabletop press. 


Our second press, manufactured in the 1920s and acquired in early 2019, is a Chandler and Price 10x15.  She is almost a hundred years old and weighs almost 2,000 lbs.  Moving her from her old home in Southern California to our shop in Northern California was a seventeen hour exercise in managing debilitating levels of anxiety.  Needless to say, we’re happy to have her safe and sound in our studio.

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