Funny & Punny Birthday Cards

There are lots of January and February birthdays amongst my family and friends, and my birthday card stash is pretty much wiped out after the past couple of months. This is a very good thing, though, because it means that I get to look for some awesome, new birthday greetings to add to the aforementioned stash. Suh-weet!

Today, I’m sharing six of my top picks for funny and punny birthday cards – I lurve me some punny. Check ‘em out:

Funny & Punny Birthday Cards

1. The Detroit Card Co. 2. Hello! Lucky 3. Idlewild Co. 4. Lizzy Stewart for Red Cap Cards 5. One Canoe Two 6. Wit & Whistle

images from their respective sources

Trendspotting : Inky Indigo

The indigo color trend has been gaining some serious momentum in the stationery world over the past year or so and I, for one, am completely enamored with this rich, versatile hue. Deep and inky indigo is absolutely gorgeous on its own against a backdrop of white or cream, but it’s also a wonderful contrast against other on trend colors like hot / neon pink, minty blue-green, and eye-catching copper foil.

I also love that this color pairs perfectly with several popular styles and motifs, like watercolor, the inked / brushstroke look, and florals, the latter of which reminds me of sun bleached paper crafts or a different color take on a film negative.

Here’s a little indigo eye candy for you, and I hope that it kickstarts some of your own indigo design explorations!

2015 Color Trends in Stationery : Inky Indigo

Above, clockwise from top left : Céli Leevia // Izutsu Hiroyukivia // Sycamore Street Press // Stephanie Fishwick // Luli Sanchez // Micklyn // Eva Black // Stanford – Photographyvia // Thrive

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Quick Picks : 2.19.15

Charles Letterpress Wedding Invitations by MaeMae & Co.

Charles Letterpress Wedding Invitations by MaeMae & Co.
(and more invites that I’m currently crushing on!)

This Week’s Picks

♥ A free video tutorial on lettering and font design basics from the one and only Jessica Hische.

♥ Helen Dardik’s illustrated patterns on coffee packaging? What a great combo!

♥ Check out all of the yummy, gold foil washi tape at Little B. Flowers, polka dots, pineapples, hearts – they’ve got it all!

♥ An incredible series of illustrated city studies by Kondo Yoshie. These are so great. – via

♥ Incredible paper art by Kirsten Hassenfeld. Wowsa.

image from MaeMae & Co.