Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

If you love gorgeous, painterly illustrations (and who doesn’t, right?!), then you’ll soon find yourself utterly smitten with the beautiful art prints from Lyra Press.

Crystal and Jorge, the talented duo behind Lyra Press, both have a background in architecture / design, but after after a few years of working at corporate design firms they decided to venture out on their own and open an illustration studio. They paint every element of each print by hand, then lay out the final design digitally, and they love the idea of creating prints that are both beautiful and informative. I’m sure that more than a few of us (myself included) are fans of art prints that look fantastic and educate us at the same time!

Below are a few of the lovely and painterly prints that you’ll find in the Lyra Press shop, and be sure to head on over to check out all of the gorgeous goodies in their line.

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

images from Lyra Press

4 Fab Easter Paper Craft Ideas

We’re official into April, and Easter is only about two weeks away! In honor of the most springtastic season of the year, I’ve put together a roundup of four fab Easter paper crafts that are simply Easter-iffic. You’ll find baskets, bunnies, daffodils, and carrots in this fun bunch, and each of these projects is sure to add a little extra something to everything from Easter baskets to table place settings.

4 Fab Easter Paper Craft Ideas

Above, clockwise from top left : Mini Woven Paper Easter Baskets (free template included) // DIY Daffodil Egg Cups + Candy Holders (free template included) // Free Printable Paper Carrot Treat Boxes // Honeycomb Bunny Cupcake Toppers (these also look so cute tucked into Easter baskets)

images from their respective sources

Quick Picks : 3.30.17

Niche Tea Packaging by IWANT Design

Gorgeous packaging for NICHE Tea by IWANT Design

This Week’s Picks

♥ Learn how to use Silhouette’s new adhesive stencil sheets as watercolor masks in this cardmaking video tutorial.

♥ Ooh, this new paper craft book looks great!

♥ I’ve been releasing lots of digital scrapbooking and hybrid papercrafting goodies this month over in my guest shop at The Digital Press.

♥ If you haven’t had a chance to check out Minted’s awesome anniversary sale, it’s going on through April 3rd. Use code NINE to save 15% off sitewide (fine art included).

image from IWANT Design on Behance

Happy Anniversary, Minted!

Minted is celebrating its 9th anniversary this week, and I’ve had the honor of working with them on both the business and design sides for much of that time. The creative community that Minted has built during this time is unique in the stationery space, and the incredibly talented indie artists and designers that make up this community continually create beautiful, trendsetting designs in wedding invitations, holiday cards, art prints, and beyond. I always look forward to seeing what Minted will do next, and I anticipate seeing what innovative and cutting edge ideas they’ll bring to the paper goods world and beyond in the years to come.

In honor of this milestone anniversary, Minted is offering 15% off sitewide (including Fine Art) with code NINE from March 28th (today) through April 3rd, 2017. And I’ve put together this roundup of 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs that provide an example of the beauty and range of styles that can be found in the Minted collection.

Happy Anniversary, Minted, and here’s to at least 9 more years of awesomeness!

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Minted Wedding Invitations

Above, clockwise from top left : Midnight Garden by Lori Wemple // Watercolor Wreath by Yao Cheng // Mountain Retreat by Design Lotus // Fairytale Frame by Erin McManness // Abstract Jewel by Rebecca Bowen // Grand Meadow by Kristie Kern // Gilt Agate by Kaydi Bishop // Destination Wedding by Leslie Hamer // Alabaster Florals by Jennifer Wick // Sway by Angela Marzuki

images from Minted