The Dandelion Patch and Spark Impress

The Dandelion Patch, Vienna, Virginia Location

Thanks to The Dandelion Patch for the above photo.
Left to right: Heidi Kallett (Owner),
Valerie Carlson, (Spark Art Director),
Chen Li (Winner of Free Invitation Suite!)

Thank you so much to all of the staff at The Dandelion Patch for having us at their stores last week. Valerie and Andrea enjoyed meeting the staff, taking part in a special paper party event and offering individual stationery consultations at three of the four store locations in the DC area. The Dandelion Patch staff are truly experts when it comes to creating custom stationery, which is why all of us at Spark enjoy working with them.

Spark sponsored a giveaway at the paper party, a FREE 1-color letterpress invitation suite. The lucky winner will be working with the staff at The Dandelion Patch to create her custom Spark look. Congrats to Chen Li and her fiance!!

During our visit, we were proud to introduce our new luxury line of custom stationery - Spark Impress. Check out these quick shots below of the new designs taken at the paper party last week. The Impress designs are fully customizable, featuring new papers and envelopes, custom luxury envelopes, laser wraps, foil stamping, jewels, color edging and more. There will be a total of ten Impress designs, and we can't wait to show you more!

Impress will be available in select retail stores soon. If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The photos below feature Whitney (black & white), Mia (beach theme), Daphne (die cut letters mailed in silver tin), Gemma (purple and gold trifold), Chelsea (coral foil magnolias) and Katherine (elegant scroll). Don't worry, more photos and details coming soon!

Spark Visits Virginia and Washington, DC!

If you live in the Washington, DC area, don't miss your chance to meet Spark's designers in person for a paper party sponsored by our retailer, The Dandelion Patch! We are giving away a FREE Invitation Suite on Thursday, October 13th and you must be present to attend. In addition to our special giveaway, we will also have some other special offers and letterpress lovelies.

Here are the details:

The Dandelion Patch Paper Party with Spark

When: Thursday, October 13th
Time: 6-8 pm in our (newly renovated)
Location: Vienna Location, 111 Church Street, NW, Ste 101

Details: The Dandelion Patch will be hosting Spark Letterpress and offering an educational and entertaining invitation workshop. All attendees will have the chance to enter into a FREE invitation suite give-away*! This is a $1000+ value!! (A 100 quantity, 4-piece set in 1 color letterpress.) Winner must be present to win and you must register for this exciting evening at The creative designers from Spark will also be on hand for personal consultations (please register!), and everyone will leave with a SWAG bag full of goodies! If that isn't enough, Spark is also featuring their new couture line - Impress - that shows what affordable luxury is all about.

Spark Stationery Consultation Sessions at Reston

When: Friday, October 14th
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Reston, 11923 Market Street

Details: Spark will take personal consultations at their Reston store (ask for a time slot when you register), and every bride that orders will receive an additional FREE 1-color letterpress insert for their custom suite (not including reply). To register, email

Spark Stationery Consultation Sessions at Georgetown

When: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Georgetown, 3222 M Street NW, Ste W-055

Details: Spark will take personal consultations at their Georgetown location (ask for a timeslot when you register), and every bride that orders will receive an additional FREE 1-color letterpress insert for their custom suite (not including reply). To register, email

For more information about The Dandelion Patch, please visit their website. We hope to see you there!

Retailer Profile: The Dandelion Patch- Georgetown

The Dandelion Patch- Georgetown
Washington, DC

Owner: Heidi Kallett
Length in business: Doors for this store opened October 8th!

Why did you choose to carry the new Spark albums? We had a lot of success with them at our other locations (Vienna and Reston). We love the playfulness of the designs. We really like the flexibility and variety of the designs as well.
Favorite Design: Claire "Top Secret" (because we are in DC), and Ava

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Other thoughts about the new albums: We like them a lot! I enjoy working with your staff (two thumbs up). They are user friendly albums.
Average client: Traditional with a modern twist.
Strengths as a retailer/store: Customer service and the ability to help our customers with the design and layout to really make things custom.

It has been fun to get to know the staff at The Dandelion Patch in 2010. We were thrilled to see them open two new locations in October - Georgetown and Leesburg! They are a great resource for creating custom stationery and truly have an attentive, creative staff that will help you every step of the way.