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

image from Plumbum Letterpress

Modern Quote Posters by Design Different

Modern Quote Posters | Design Different

I’m really digging the clean type and smart, illustrative representations of the quotes featured in these posters from Design Different, and the minimal yet bold black, white, and red color palette would look great on the walls of a modern office or home.

If you’re interested in sharing these thought-provoking quotes via snail mail, Design Different also offers a selection of the quotes in greeting card form, and you can check those out right here.

Modern Quote Posters | Design Different

images from Design Different

Trendspotting : Painterly Abstracts

There is so much color in the world of stationery these days, and I, for one, am lovin’ it! One of my favorite ways that designers have been incorporating color into their creations is in the form of painterly abstract patterns and backgrounds, which have been showing up on everything from greeting cards to art prints to phone cases.

I really like the abstract trend because it brings in color in a way that’s much more organic than a more straightforward stripe of polka dot pattern (though I’m a big fan of those, too), and it creates a messy, modern look that pairs very well with some of the other big stationery trends, like foil stamping / embossing and hand lettering.

Here are some of my favorite recent examples of this bold trend:

Trendspotting : Painterly Abstracts as seen on papercrave.com

1. Thimblepress 2. Moglea 3. Think & Ink Studio 4. Hammerpress 5. An Open Sketchbook 6. Julia Kostreva (via) 7. Rifle Paper Co.

images from their respective sources

Quick Picks : 7.3.14

Night Market : Independence Day Poster | Bullhorn Creative

Night Market : Independence Day Poster | Bullhorn Creative (via)

This Week’s Picks, Independence Day Edition

Fallen But Not Forgotten by This Paper Ship, a wonderful print and tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of others.

Independence, Sweet Independence! (never take it for granted), a letterpress card by Constellation & Co.

♥ Vintage American Flag postage stamps from Sarah Hamm Letterpress.

♥ Festive Fourth of July paper bag printables from Minted. – via

♥ Patriotic, printable popcorn labels from Hostess with the Mostess.

♥ Fourth of July-themed free printable ice cream cone wrappers fro Chickabug.

image from Bullhorn Creative