Hello Flower Cards by Big Jon

Hello Flower Cards | Big Jon

London-based Big Jon has some seriously fun and clever card collections in his shop – the description for his Palm Springs collection made me laugh out loud – and I’m digging the bold aesthetic of his new Hello Flower cards, which feature oodles of bright colors and eye-catching, naturalistic florals (very hot stationery trend alert!), along with a broad range of greetings. You’ll find everything from “happy birthday” to “thank you” sentiments in the collection and, unlike real floral bouquets, these are guaranteed to stay fresh for ages!

Hello Flower Cards | Big Jon

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Suzy Ultman’s Adorable Fox Letterpress Wedding Invites

I am such a big fan of Suzy Ultman’s work and always look forward to her collaborations with Igloo Letterpress. So, naturally, I was in paper and illustration and letterpress-loving heaven when Suzy shared two recent collaborative projects (tune in on Thursday to see the second), one of which was her absolutely adorable, fox-themed letterpress wedding stationery and the coordinating wedding decorations, which reignited my love for shrinky dinks.

Adorable Fox Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Suzy Ultman (Design) + Igloo Letterpress (Printing)

Suzy shares the fun and foxy details:

My partner and I both enjoy being part of the creative process, so coming up with the vibe of our wedding was a team effort from start to finish. We penned a long to-do list, met once a week over date night, and set off with planning the festive, fox-filled celebration.

The invitation was the first order of business. The fox bride and groom characters were inspired by our backyard. About two years ago, we had a mischievous, red fox visit our yard for the first time. An entire family has since moved into the neighborhood, and we keep track of their comings and goings. The remaining invitation icons – sun, moon, lighthouse, ship, hot air balloon, and other illustrations – all tell mini stories that have special meaning to us.

Fox Shrinky Dink Charms | Suzy Ultman

Suzy returned to her shrinky dink roots for the reception table settings, baking small charms with each guest’s name and a corresponding boy or girl fox. The charms were attached to napkins and placed on top of handmade menus.

In addition, Suzy created super sweet cake toppers from shrinky dinks, which are now available in her Etsy shop (yay!). The shrinky dink material allowed her to play with the topper’s shape and content, while maintaining a clean, modern look. Other lovely, coordinating wedding details included love-struck candles, flag-topped cupcakes, modern ivy banners, and even tulips, a nod to her adopted homeland of Holland.

Suzy Ultman's Lovely Wedding Decorations

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Letterpress Cards by Harry Diaz

Hipster Letterpress Cards | Harry Diaz

Los Angeles-based printmaker and illustrator, Harry Diaz, recently got the chance to acquire an old C&P Pilot press (lucky duck!), and he’s certainly put it to good use. His recent release of letterpress greeting cards and note cards is filled with bold, stylized illustrations that instantly caught my eye. I’m really digging the red, black, and gold color palette, too.

Here’s a peek at some of the paper goodies in Harry’s collection, and be sure to head over to his shop to see everything:

Hipster Letterpress Cards | Harry Diaz

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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

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