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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Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

 Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

Josie Portillo is the latest artist to become a part of the growing Red Cap Cards family, and I’m completely taken with her beautiful line of illustrated cards. Sentiments in the collection include everything from “Happy Birthday” to “Happy Holidays” and “Congratulations!”, and they perfectly compliment her lovely illustrations, which range from quiet landscapes to cute, creature-filled scenes.

You can see all of the cards in the collection right here, and you can find out more about Josie and her work in Red Cap’s Artist Spotlight.

Josie Portillo for Red Cap Cards

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Zodiac Art Prints by A Grape Design

Scorpio Illustrated Zodiac Art Print | A Grape Design / Anna Grape

Let’s start the week off on a quirky note, shall we? I’m really digging illustrator Anna Grape’s zodiac art prints, which are filled with sweet and unique creatures that represent each of the astrological signs. These totally adorable art prints would make terrific gifts for quirky illustration-loving friends and family, and they’d look adorable on a nursery wall, too.

Check out all of the sweet, illustrated goodies in the A Grape Design shop, and be sure to head on over to Anna Grape’s website to see more of her work.

Illustrated Zodiac Art Prints | A Grape Design / Anna Grape

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Weekly Wrap #170 : Modern Dad Wrap

Weekly Wrap

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!

image from Almost Makes Perfect