Letterpress Paper Dolls

I’m always jazzed to see collaborations between wonderful independent artisans, and I’m absolutely taken with these letterpress “dolls” created by Thomas Printers in collaboration with illustrator Denise Simon. I think that they would make wonderful gift tags, too, or you

A Brief Interlude

I’ll be leaving today for an unplanned trip out of town and will be gone for the rest of this week and the entirety of next week. But I’ll be posting again starting the 21st. While I’m gone, I won’t

Free Downloads from Wedding Style Guide

Found via Paper Forest — Australian magazine, Wedding Style Guide, has some fantastic (and free) downloads for all sorts of pretty wedding details, including labels, hang tags, invitations, and patterned paper for all different sorts of styles and themes. The

Martha Stewart Father’s Day Bookmark Craft

Is your dad an avid reader? If so, then these cute (but manly!) Father’s Day magnetic bookmarks may be the perfect gift or gift accessory. Make one and place it in a special book that you’re giving dad for his

Basic Grey Archaic Collection

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Basic Grey, who are masters of designing papers that look like something you might find in the deepest recesses of your grandmother’s attic. I love the aged earthy look of the

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

What says spring more than flowers? Martha Stewart Crafts is carrying kits to make so many types of beautiful crepe paper flowers. You’ll be able to make crepe paper (clockwise, from top left) peonies, irises, daffodils, tulips, roses, and dogwood.

Impress Rubber Stamps Thank You Card Crafts

I’m back! Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays, and I wish you a happy, healthy 2008. So, now that all of the cookies are eaten and the gifts are unwrapped, it’s time to

Holiday Swap Ornament

This is my contribution to the Freshly Blended / Cake + Pie Holiday Ornament Swap. I went through a few ideas that didn’t work out before this one, and I really like how this turned out. I basically modified a

Martha Stewart Crafts Christmas

Time to get to crafting for the holidays, and Martha Stewart Crafts offers so many possibilities for paper crafters, from handmade Christmas cards to pretty ribbons to paper villages. Featured above (clockwise, from top left): Compartment Cookie Boxes – perfect

Martha Stewart Halloween 2007

Looking for some last minute Halloween craft ideas? No surprise, Martha Stewart has some wonderful ideas for Halloween parties and trick or treat. Featured above (clockwise, from top left): batty bags (so cute!), papier mache Halloween party crafts, party invitations,

Tinkering Ink : Just Like Bogey and Bacall

Inspired by classic movies and movie stars from the golden days of Hollywood, the Noir Blanc Paper Collection from Tinkering Ink includes simple yet sophisticated patterns in black and white. I also love the fact that each design is named

Martha Stewart Bandana Motif Paper Crafts

The ultra-summery July 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Living features a number of inspirational articles for those of you looking to fancy up your summer get togethers. My favorite was a craft-centric article that discusses the patterns in traditional bandana

Gocco Has Been Saved!

Fantastic news on the Gocco front — Paper Source is now carrying Gocco machines, screens, and inks! They’re carrying the “Big Daddy” sized machine, which is twice the size of the B6 and prints sizes up to 6.5″ x 9.3″,

Impress Rubber Stamps for Spring and Summer

I love the endless creative possibilities that rubber stamps present. Impress Rubber Stamps has some wonderful options for spring and summer, including stamps to create trendy damask and stylized stem patterns: Damask Background Rubber Stamp : $8.75 Stem Pattern Rubber

Martha Stewart Crafts

I’ve been stalking the new Martha Stewart Crafts site for a little while now, waiting for it to open for business, so imagine my delight when I saw decor8’s post about the site’s grand opening. Martha is the mistress of

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Easter

I know that I just mentioned Martha the other day, but the woman has so darn many pretty paper crafts that I have to mention her again today. I happened to catch her show this morning, and she made the

Martha Stewart Paper Rose Craft

I never would’ve guessed that these beautiful paper roses are actually made of coffee filters. Cassie Chappell, the creator of these lovelies, demonstrated how to make the roses on the Martha Stewart show recently, and I was just fascinated by

Martha Stewart Wrapped Flower Projects

What goes better with paper than flowers? Featured above are images from an inspirational and informative flower wrapping tutorial at Marthastewart.com. Each wrapping method is suited to the flower which is being wrapped. On the left, the perfect method for

Paper Wedding at the Paper Source

If you happen to be near the Boston, Bellevue (WA), Evanston (IL), Minneapolis, or Pasadena Paper Sources this weekend, you’ll want to check out their Paper Wedding 2007 workshops. It looks like they’ve got some pretty fantastic workshops going on

Will Gocco Be Saved?

As many of you know, the future of Gocco (the awesome Japanese screenprinting system) has been in doubt since 2005. However, I surfed onto the Save Gocco site the other day and saw a message from mid-January which stated that