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Thimblepress

Thimblepress is a boutique stationery and design house specializing in letterpress and celebration items. Our storefront carries an array of cards, paper products, celebration items, gifts, novelty items and more from our Thimblepress line as well as many other brands.

http://www.thimblepress.com/

The Stories

Kristen Ley is an artist living in Jackson, MS. She's a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a BFA with an emphasis in graphic design. Prior to owning Thimblepress®, Kristen co-owned a branding and marketing company in Charleston, South Carolina. She's is a proud dog-mom to two Golden Doodles, Willow and Henry and a proud Jacksonian and community supporter.



My day-to-day work life is always different. When I am working on new products I like to “quarantine” myself off in my office or bedroom and not work on anything else but new product development. As a business owner, I’m pulled in a million directions a day, so when I get to create, draw, paint, and develop, I like to be alone and not look at email the whole time. I become a hermit of sorts. I keep podcasts on or listen to a Netflix movie while I’m painting. For me, I have to have that time to really disconnect and focus on creating products that will make people’s jaws drop in utter positive shock and awe...

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Credit to: Think, Make, Share Blog, Hallmark

http://www.thinkmakeshareblog.com/ed-signature-bts-thimble-press/

Credit to: Visit Mississippi


In business for over three years, Thimblepress is "an art studio, sewing studio, design studio, woodworking studio, and basically anything creative that Kristen [the founder] wants to try her hand at next." The employees (full-time, part-time and four-legged variety), three letterpresses and lots of cheery products occupy a gorgeous building in historic downtown Jackson, Mississippi...

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Credit to: Apartment Therapy

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/workspace-tour-mississippi-based-thimblepress-231849

Every product is hand-drawn or painted by me and hand-packaged by my awesome team in our downtown Jackson, Mississippi studio. Many of our products take fight by the use of one of our three antique letterpresses we have operating in the studio. Thimblepress strives to be unique and thoughtful with each product; thinking about each customer and how each product will be used. We want to create solutions, emphasize, and celebrate some of life’s smallest, but greatest, events and happenings...

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Credit to: Martha Steward, American Made

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/89143/crafts/thimblepress

Credit to: Libby Story


Kristen Ley is an amazing person who pushes everyone around her to be their best.


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