Weekly Wrap #173 : New from Bespoke Letterpress

Weekly Wrap

Double Sided Gift Wrap | Bespoke Letterpress

It’s always a happy paper week when Bespoke Letterpress releases a new collection, and I am completely smitten with their newest, which includes some seriously fun and gorgeous gift wrap designs, as well as copper foil stamped and hand lettered gift tags and greeting cards that made my paper loving heart skip a beat.

Check out the gift wrap lovelies below, and be sure to head over to Bespoke to see the full collection:

Anchors & Whales Double Sided Gift Wrap | Bespoke Letterpress

Lemon Dots & Neon Triangles Gift Wrap | Bespoke Letterpress

Mint Leaves & Honey Cluster Gift Wrap | Bespoke Letterpress

Vintage Garden & Clouds Gift Wrap | Bespoke Letterpress

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Quick Picks : 7.10.14

Cheers Toast Coasters | Plumbum Letterpress

Cheers Toast Party Coasters (clever!) | Plumbum Letterpress

This Week’s Picks

♥ Brides and grooms, check out Bella Figura’s 2014 Do Good Contest and enter to win $1500 that you can use towards your save the dates, wedding invitations, stationery, or whatever paper goods your hearts desire!

♥ A wonderful, hand lettered watercolor print by Marie-Michelle Dupuis. – via

♥ Seriously cute packaging by Astro Studios for the Equil Smartpen (great concept, too!).

♥ Eep! A free printable paper island by Crowded Teeth for Mr. Printables. So cute and fun!

♥ Yummy ice cream party printables by Kirsten Bingham for You Are My Fave. – via

image from Plumbum Letterpress

Modern Quote Posters by Design Different

Modern Quote Posters | Design Different

I’m really digging the clean type and smart, illustrative representations of the quotes featured in these posters from Design Different, and the minimal yet bold black, white, and red color palette would look great on the walls of a modern office or home.

If you’re interested in sharing these thought-provoking quotes via snail mail, Design Different also offers a selection of the quotes in greeting card form, and you can check those out right here.

Modern Quote Posters | Design Different

images from Design Different

Trendspotting : Painterly Abstracts

There is so much color in the world of stationery these days, and I, for one, am lovin’ it! One of my favorite ways that designers have been incorporating color into their creations is in the form of painterly abstract patterns and backgrounds, which have been showing up on everything from greeting cards to art prints to phone cases.

I really like the abstract trend because it brings in color in a way that’s much more organic than a more straightforward stripe of polka dot pattern (though I’m a big fan of those, too), and it creates a messy, modern look that pairs very well with some of the other big stationery trends, like foil stamping / embossing and hand lettering.

Here are some of my favorite recent examples of this bold trend:

Trendspotting : Painterly Abstracts as seen on papercrave.com

1. Thimblepress 2. Moglea 3. Think & Ink Studio 4. Hammerpress 5. An Open Sketchbook 6. Julia Kostreva (via) 7. Rifle Paper Co.

images from their respective sources