Okay, how adorable are these cards from Darla Okada of Two Black Cats Studio? Yeah, they’re pretty darn adorable. The Cutie in a Teacup series includes hand trimmed cards featuring Darla’s sweet illustrations of little critters in teacups, and I’m digging her teacup designs just as much as the fuzzy bunnies and puppies that inhabit them!
images from Two Black Cats Studio
In lieu of a Weekly Wrap this week, I have one more National Stationery Show preview for you before the big event. I hope that it’s a fantastic show for everyone who’s attending!
Meant To Be Sent (booth #2162) is back for their second show with oodles of eye catching color and shiny gold foil accents:
And Legion Paper (booth #3074), along with project organizer Flywheel Press (booth #2067), present the third annual Stationery Show promotional project, BINGO FOR TWO! These promos are always lots of fun, and this year’s project features 22 designers, all NSS exhibitors, who have each created their own unique bingo tokens using a variety of printing techniques, including letterpress, digital, foil, and offset:
images from Meant to Be Sent & Legion Paper
Helen Dardik for Psikhouvanjou
This Week’s Picks
♥ I would love to see this exhibition by Talia Greene in person. Amazing.
♥ Holy awesome foil stamping, Batman!
♥ Beautiful new metallic cotton ribbons from Studio Carta.
♥ Not paper but, boy, do I ever want to get my hands on some of these super cool cookie cutters from Printmeneer. – via
♥ Big news from Hello! Lucky.
♥ Check out this paper sculpture by Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair for AIGA.
♥ Incredible newspaper hats by Mary Design.
images from Helen Dardik
Wild Ink Press (booth #2071) has many, many fantastic new paper goodies making their debut at the National Stationery Show this year. I am so excited that they’re introducing a collection of textile-inspired patterned gift wrap – yay, awesome gift wrap! And Wild Ink will also be debuting two new letterpress card collections – Idioms and Quotations – as well as a new letterpress calendar and notepads.
The Idioms card series includes clever cards that have fun little lines like “no one measures up to you” and “another birthday? piece of cake”, with simple hand-drawn illustrations that coordinate with each idiom:
And the Quotations card series features quotes from noteworthy people and fun die-cut windows that give you a peek at the hand drawn illustration that’s revealed, along with the rest of the quote, when you open the card. Love it!
images from Wild Ink Press
I am completely smitten with these awesome illustrated greeting cards by Aurelie Guilerey for 1973. I love the retro style and texture, and I’m thinking that these cards would make wonderful little framed art pieces, too.
You can check out all of the available card designs over in the 1973 shop, and have a look at more of Aurelie’s fantastic illustrations right here.
images from 1973