Illustrated Paper Goods by Esther Aarts

Esther Aarts Illustrated Stop! Tea Time! Art Print

I’ve admired Esther Aarts’ wonderful work since I first spotted it several years ago over at Hello! Lucky, and I was totally jazzed to discover that Esther also has her own shop, which is filled with awesome illustrated paper goodies.

Esther’s current offerings include many guy-friendly art prints and cards, which are perfect for this, the most dad-centric time of the year. Below are a few of my favorites, and please head on over to the Esther Aarts shop to see all of her wonderful illustrated goods.

Esther Aarts Illustrated Paper Goods

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Quick Picks : 6.11.15

Land Rover Defender Mini Paper Model

One of six miniature pop-out self-assembly paper models of classic Land Rover Defenders by FP Creative (so many fun little details!)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Digging the new self-inking stamps from Chatty Press. Some very cool return address stamps in this bunch, and the bookplate stamp is so much fun!

♥ Waterproof pages made of stone?! That’s one rugged notebook, and that’s pretty darn awesome, too.

♥ Incredible book sculptures by Guy Laramée that are carved to look like the natural habitats of birds.

♥ A handmade secret diary with individually tea stained pages, marbled endpapers, a soft leather cover, and a lock and key. Beautiful, and so much better than any of the secret diaries that I had when I was a kid!

♥ If you’re a packaging fan, then you’ve gotta check out this stylish collection of packaging for Nashville area brands.

image from FP Creative

Happy Birthday Cards

There are lots of birthdays coming up on my calendar in July and August, which means that I’ve been on the hunt for some awesome birthday cards to add to my stash. And since I haven’t done a birthday card roundup in a little while, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share some of the cool cards that have caught my eye recently. I hope that you’ll see at least a few in this snazzy bunch that you’ll want to add to your stash, too!

Happy Birthday Cards

1. Egg Press 2.  Worthwhile Paper 3. Bespoke Letterpress 4. Sycamore Street Press (love that copper foil!) 5. Golden Fox Goods 6. Lucky Horse Press

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Letterpress Thank You Cards from Hammerpress

If you’re looking for a little Monday pick-me-up, then these new letterpress thank you cards from Hammerpress are sure to do the trick, and they’re completely alcohol and caffeine free … I think!

The new cards are a mix of flat and folded designs and feature Hammerpress’ trademark bold color and pattern, along with a fantastic mix of type and hand lettering. Here’s a peek at some of my favorites, and you can see the whole eye-catching collection over in the Hammerpress shop.

Letterpress Thank You Cards from Hammerpress

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