V Shop Black & White Notepads + Planner Pads

Weekly Meal Plan & Market List Notepad from V-Shop

Vancouver-based V SHOP combines a classic black & white color palette with modern pattern and type to create notepads and planner pads that are ultra stylish and functional. I’m especially diggin’ their Weekly Meal Plan & Market List Pad, which allows you to organize upcoming meals and make a grocery list on the same page. Efficient AND pretty!

Check out more of their chic notepads below, and head over to V SHOP to see all of their lovely, black & white paper goodies.

Black & White Notepads + Planner Pads from V SHOP

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Patterned Gift Wrap from Whale & Bird

I love me some fun and quirky gift wrap, and these patterned wrapping paper designs from Whale & Bird – featuring patterns by Sara Maese, Anna Alekseeva, and Laura May – are totally awesome! You’ll find everything from astronauts to kitty cats, sunbathers, and cacti in the Whale & Bird gift wrap collection, and any gift wrapped with these super cool designs is sure to grab the attention of kids and adults alike.

Make sure to head over to the Whale & Bird shop to check out all of their gift wrap designs, as well as their line of fantastically funny and snarky greeting cards. You’ll love ’em!

Patterned Gift Wrap from Whale & Bird

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Four Fab 4th of July Paper Craft Ideas

Quick Picks Thursday will return next week, but this week I’m celebrating the upcoming Independence Day / 4th of July holiday here in the U.S. with a roundup of four fab paper craft ideas for the occasion. There’s plenty of star-spangled red, white, and blue fun to be found in these four projects, any of which will add some bang to your 4th of July celebrations!

4 Fab Fourth of July Paper Craft Ideas

Above, clockwise from top left : Papier-Mâché Rocket Pop Party Favors from Handmade Charlotte // 4th of July Rocket Cake Toppers from Oh Happy Day (these would make fun picks for potted plants, too, if you’re having a barbecue or outdoor party) // Patriotic Painted 3D Stars from Damask Love // Free Printable 4th of July Cupcake Toppers from Think.Make.Share.

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Mario Kart Themed Art

Mario Kart Mystery Item 3D Glow-in-the-Dark Box by Drew Binkley

Super Mario fans and gamer geeks, get ready to be excited because this new art collection at Familytree features all sorts of Mario Kart themed goodness. I really enjoy seeing how the different artists involved in this fun project, which was curated by eclectic poster artist, Sam’s Myth, interpreted the theme.

The collection includes everything from limited edition prints, original paintings, t-shirts, and more. And the DIY 3D Mario Kart Mystery Item Box paper sculpture (shown above) by Drew Binkley totally had me at glow-in-the-dark. See it in action right here, and head on over to Familytree to see all of the pieces in the collection!

 Mario Kart Screen Prints by Andy Vastagh

Ghost, Lightning, Mushroom & Feather Screen Prints by Andy Vastagh

Mario Kart Grand Prix Print by Alex Pearson

Mario Kart Grand Prix Print by Alex Pearson

Peach by Lauren Lowen

Peach by Lauren Lowen

The Flower Cup by Katie Turner

The Flower Cup by Katie Turner

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