Quick Picks : 10.15.15

Latte Card by 9th Letter Press

Latte Card by 9th Letter Press (ha – so clever!)

This Week’s Picks

Chris Piascik takes us through his process of brainstorming, illustrating, and refining his lettering in this great video tutorial, an excerpt from his CreativeLive class.

♥ Check out the fun, new Candy Corn Citizens paper toys from Dewmuffins. They’re all super cute, but my fave has to be the little scarecrow.

♥ Hallmark just launched Ink & Main (the early edition), their new collection of print-on-demand stationery and greeting cards. Lots of fun designs over there and plenty more coming soon!

♥ Spooky, printable Stick O’ Treats, a fun and healthy alternative to candy for all of the little ghosts and goblins that will be knocking at your door on Halloween.

♥ Ooh, lovin’ these watercolor biz cards.

image from 9th Letter Press

Sky Goodies

Sky Goodies Paper Typewriter Calendar

I first came across Sky Goodies last year when I was putting together my calendar roundups, and their unique and colorful work immediately caught my attention. Let’s find out a little more about these purveyors of happy, shall we?

Mumbai, India-Based Sky Goodies

Founded in 2013 by Amit Gudibanda and Misha Gudibanda, Mumbai, India-based Sky Goodies is a brand that’s all about happy, quirky paper products and DIY kits. Their philosophy is “Make Happy”, and this really shines through in every last item in their shop, from wonderfully colorful, patterned boomboxes to hot air balloons, gramophones, calendars, and even a tank!

Sky Goodies DIY Mini Paper Boombox

Everything that Amit and Misha make must qualify as a “goody”, something that looks delicious, or that brings a bit of joy to everyday life. Patterns and colors are very Indian, and truck art is an inspiration for many of the colorful products.

Sky Goodies DIY Paper Gramophone & Ornaments

Sky Goodies’ do-it-yourself paper craft kits come as printed, pre-cut, and pre-creased sheets with fold lines and instructions. No need for scissors or cutters. They also offer printable templates for many of their goodies, so those of you looking for instant downloads and instant gratification will find lots to love there, too!

Sky Goodies DIY Paper Camera

All of the do-it-yourself kits have secondary uses after they’re assembled, and you know that I love paper goodies that do double duty. For example, their little retro TVs double as photo stands and/or pen holders, and many of their other kits double as party favors, treat, and food holders. You can check out all of the Sky Goodies over in their Etsy shop.

images from Sky Goodies

Paper Crave : Kollabora “Meet The Maker” Feature

Paper Crave : Kollabora "Meet The Maker" Feature

Have you checked out Kollabora? It’s a fantastic site for craft lovers of all types, and I’m super jazzed to be featured in their “Meet The Maker” series. If you’d like to know what movie can always cheer me out of a bad mood, what I love most about working with paper, one fact about me that’s embarrassingly awesome, and lots more, head on over and check out the interview!

Quick Picks : 10.8.15

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Card by The Detroit Card Co.

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Card by The Detroit Card Co.

This Week’s Picks

♥ So many awesome tips and tutorials, plus lots of inspiration from Tombow’s Lettering Week. There’s even a post especially for us lefties. Yasssss!

♥ Love seeing all of the super cool Halloween illustrations over on Alyssa Nassner’s Instagram.

♥ Check out this cut and color spiral paper snake from Mini Eco. What a fun idea for the kiddos!

♥ Also for the kiddos, a super cute, printable silly stackers game for Halloween.

♥ Congratulations to Bella Figura, who will be opening their flagship store in Manhattan next week! Of course, the invitations to the event are absolutely stunning.

image from The Detroit Card Co.