Trendspotting : Flamingos

Corals, peaches, and pinks are some of the hottest colors going in stationery, and what member of the animal kingdom best represents this part of the color spectrum? The flamingo, of course! I’ve noticed flamingos popping up all over – in greeting cards, art prints, and even on gift wrap – and expect to see more of these pretty in pink birds standing tall on stationery and paper goods of all sorts in the near future.

Psst … be sure to check out Karla Pruitt’s beautiful, tropical-themed playing cards, if you haven’t already, for more flamingo goodness.

Stationery Trendspotting : Flamingos

1. The Social Type  2. Rifle Paper Co.  3. Charlotte Trounce for Wrap  4. Lily & Val  5. Hartland Brooklyn  6. Sesame Letterpress  7. Pure Joy Paperie

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Weekly Wrap #170 : Modern Dad Wrap

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Printable Father's Day Gift Wrap | Almost Makes Perfect

I spotted this awesome (and free) printable Father’s Day gift wrap from Almost Makes Perfect over on Pinterest this week and think that it’s such a stylish, modern choice for dad-centric gifts, whether you’re giving them on Father’s Day, on dad’s birthday, or on another special day that celebrates him. I also really like the contrast that the black and white twine adds to the packages. Hmm … I don’t think that I have any black and white twine. May be time to get some!

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Weekly Wrap #169 : 6 Dotty Designs

Dots are always in style, and these six dotty gift wrap designs will undoubtedly come in handy for so many different occasions. Smock’s black and gold dots wrap would look just as great on a birthday gift for him as it would on an anniversary gift for your parents, and kikki K.’s pastel Tacksam wrap would be right at home on everything from a baby shower gift to a little girl’s birthday present, to mention but a couple of examples. Check out all of the dotty designs below:

6 Dotted gift Wrap Designs as seen on

1. Watercolor Polka Dot | Norman’s Printery 2. Dots | Smock 3. Indigo Spots | Sycamore Street Press 4. Tacksam | kikki K. 5. Shimmer Dot | The Social Type 6. Shiki | Kelly Hyatt

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Weekly Wrap #168 : 6 Pretty Pastels

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These pretty, patterned, pastel gift wraps are just the thing for spring and summer celebrations. The stylish designs, which feature a spectrum of soft color, are a wonderful choice for everything from birthday parties to bridal showers.

6 Pretty Pastel Gift Wrap Designs as seen on

1. Up in the Sky | elum 2. Spearmint Blossoms | Rifle Paper Co. 3. Uppsala | kikki K. 4. Birthday Balloons | Hooray Creative for Minted 5. Shimmer | Smock 6. Confetti | Fig. 2 Design Studio

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Weekly Wrap #167 : Elizabeth Olwen for Madison Park Greetings

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Elizabeth Olwen for Madison Park Greetings

I’m completely smitten with Elizabeth Olwen’s new collection for Madison Park Greetings. Her lovely patterns are a perfect fit for the packaging goodies, which include gift wrap, washi tape, enclosure cards, gift boxes, and my favorite, a mini packaging set. And, if you’re looking for some non-paper goodies, then you’ll want to check out the sweet magnets and iPhone cases in the collection, too.

Madison Park Greetings is offering Paper Crave readers a 20% discount for the Parkside Papers shop through March 28, 2014. Enter code PAPERCRAVE to receive your special discount. Thanks, Madison Park!

Elizabeth Olwen for Madison Park Greetings

Elizabeth Olwen for Madison Park Greetings

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