Quick Picks : 8.20.15

Modern Notebooks by Sasha Kretova

Modern Patterned Notebooks by Sasha Kretova

This Week’s Picks

♥ These mini paint can favors are too cute.

♥ And so are these racing snails!

♥ Learn how to make fun, mini paper pineapple decorations in my newest video tutorial for k.becca, and download the FREE templates to make the pineapples, as well as lemons and oranges.

♥ Check out the clever, modern greetings and printable art prints from TO + FRO.

♥ Color by numbers for adults? Oooh, yeah!

♥ These diy fruity wrapping paper ideas are pretty sweet.

image from Sasha Kretova

Deluxe Greetings by Missive

Deluxe Greetings Letterpress Cards by Missive

If you are looking for some seriously lovely and luxurious letterpress cards, then Missive’s new collection is an absolute must see. Missive set out to create a small line of very special cards for very special occasions and the resulting collection, Deluxe Greetings, will make any letterpress lover’s heart go pitter-patter.

The four new flat cards in the Deluxe Greetings line are letterpress printed on luxurious, double-thick 220lb cotton paper and feature die-cut corners, vintage-inspired imagery, whimsical typography, and deep impressions in two to three ink colors. Each card passes through Missive’s antique presses a minimum of four times, so they are definitely a labor of letterpress love!

In addition to making impressive greetings for birthdays and other celebratory milestones, some of these lovelies would also be fantastic as framed wall art. A card and a gift all rolled into one. Gotta love that!

Missive is offering Paper Crave readers an exclusive 20% discount on anything in their shop, including custom items! Just enter code PAPERCRAVE20 during checkout to receive your discount. Offer is valid through August 23, 2015.

Happy Birthday Deluxe Letterpress Greeting Card by Missive

Congrats Trophy Deluxe Letterpress Greeting Card by Missive

Bouquet Deluxe Letterpress Greeting Card by Missive

Trumpet Deluxe Letterpress Greeting Card by Missive

Check out that double-thick 220lb cotton paper and die cut detail:

Missive Deluxe Greetings Letterpress Cards

images from Missive

Mod for School Printable Locker Decorations by Smallful

Printable Locker Decorations by Smallful

I remember it like it was yesterday. 8th grade. Brand new school … literally, it had just been built. Exciting times. And, unfortunately, the crappiest brown lockers that you ever did see. What I wouldn’t have given to have had these seriously cute locker printables from Smallful to help cover up that awful brown.

Thankfully, you lucky ducks can pick up these fun printables and decorate your plain and/or crappy colored lockers to your heart’s content! This printable set has over 15 different pieces, including a customizable chandelier, a photo pocket frame with 4 quotes and 6 labels, a wall-mounted bunny head, and several banners that you can use to decorate your own locker or to surprise a friend by decorating their locker on their birthday or another special day.

Mod for School Printable Locker Decorations by Smallful

Mod for School Printable Locker Decorations by Smallful

images from Smallful

Make a Bold Birthday Card with Distress Ink Watercoloring & Die Cutting

How to Make a Bold Distress Ink Watercolor & Die Cut Birthday Card

I went big and bold for my latest project for Craftsy and combined Distress Ink watercoloring with die cutting to create a birthday card that’s clean and modern, with a brushy touch. Head on over to Craftsy to see the step-by-step tutorial!

A couple of little notes about this project: this was the first time that I cut out shapes with a rougher, more organic edge (the “wish big” letters) from watercolor paper using my Silhouette Cameo, and I was impressed by how cleanly they came out. I also really liked the look of the negative space left after I die cut the letters and am planning on making a second card with it. I’ll pop it up on my Instagram when it’s finished.

image by Kristen Magee for Craftsy