Quick Picks : 4.9.15

Owl Spiral Bound Notebook by Honizukle

Owls Spiral Bound Notebook by Honizukle (the perfect paper gift for any owl lover)

This Week’s Picks

Pei Design has released several new cards for Spring 2015, and they are so sweet.

♥ Kitty cat paper clips? Um, yes. Don’t worry, dog lovers, there are paper clips for you, too.

♥ This paper sculpture by Julianna Szabo is amazing!

♥ These DIY retro paint can favors are such a cute idea. Free printable labels included.

Stay wild.

image from Honizukle Press

10 Everyday Cards for National Letter Writing Month

April is National Letter Writing Month, and you can help keep the art of the handwritten letter alive by sending some snail mail of your own during this month and beyond. Woo hoo for snail mail!

I’ve rounded up 10 totally craveable friendship, hello, and everyday cards that can be used to send notes for all sorts of occasions, and you can find oodles of great inspiration and reasons to write a letter over at Write_On, a campaign founded by Egg Press and Hello! Lucky. I’ll be doing my part and sending out as many letters as I can this month, and I hope that you’ll do the same!

10 Everyday Cards for National Letter Writing Month

1. Yelena Bryksenkova for Red Cap Cards 2. Ink Meets Paper 3. Rifle Paper Co. 4. Carolyn Suzuki 5. Parrott Design Studio 6. Shaff Design 7. Olive and the Volcano  8. Night Owl Paper Goods 9. Thimblepress 10. Idlewild Co.

images from their respective sources

55 Hi’s Contract Cards

55 Hi's Contract Card : Laundry Load

55 Hi’s have outdone themselves with their new Contract Cards, which are a hilarious cross between an IOU, barter, and blackmail. The six cards in this humorous and sometimes racy collection include contracts for body massage, house cleaning, laundry duty, a sexy dance, general servitude, and a 55 Hi’s favorite, the makeout session.

Reading the terms and conditions for each contract is an absolute must because 1) hilarity is guaranteed to ensue and 2) you don’t want to have to watch an endless parade of Justin Bieber videos on YouTube if your sexy dance is less than stellar. Nobody wants that.

55 Hi's Contract Card : Laundry Load Terms and Agreements

55 Hi's Contract Cards

images from 55 Hi’s

Drawing in the Rain, a Letterpress Print by Suzy Ultman

Drawing in the Rain Letterpress Print | Suzy Ultman (printing by Igloo Letterpress)

Suzy Ultman’s latest piece, Drawing in the Rain, is all about springtime, and I welcome any and all paper lovelies that welcome a season of warmer weather and blooming flowers after what has been a very long and cold winter!

Inspired by Gene Kelly, one of her childhood heroes, and his iconic Singin’ in the Rain dance routine, the whimsical composition is filled with Suzy’s wonderful illustrations, as well as beautiful, watercolor-y textures and a pink and gray color palette that reminds me of the illustrations from one of my favorite children’s stories, The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown.

This special piece was printed by Igloo Letterpress and is a part of their Move Our Igloo Kickstarter campaign, which will help the Igloo move to a bigger space and to add dedicated space for local community classes and public projects. The campaign is in its last week, and they’re over halfway to their goal, so head on over and check it out.

Igloo Letterpress will also be selling Suzy’s Drawing in the Rain as a card (shown below), and I can’t wait for that!

Drawing in the Rain Letterpress Card | Suzy Ultman (printing by Igloo Letterpress)

images from Suzy Ultman