Settling In…

Settling In...

After six long months of extensive renovations and many long drives back and forth (an hour and a half each way) from my in-laws’, where we’ve been living since we moved back to Pennsylvania from Massachusetts last May, to the house that we closed on this past August, we’ve FINALLY moved in! We’re living in utter chaos right now, but every day brings progress, and for that I’m very thankful. I’ve also learned that updating a 100-year-old house is no joke, not that I ever thought it would be.

I’ll be taking this week off from Paper Crave and Invitation Crush so I can have as much time as possible to clean (sawdust upon plaster dust upon cobwebs everywhere = ugh), to paint, and to make the house feel like more like home. See you back here next week – or later this week, depending on what I run into – with lots of fresh paper cravings!

Quick Picks : 3.27.14

Tom Froese Letterpress Stationery (printing by Everlovin' Press)

Tom Froese Letterpress Stationery (printing by Everlovin’ Press)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Beautiful stationery for floral design company, Munster Rose, designed by MaeMae Paperie. – via

Emma Trithart’s illustration and lettering work is awe-some. – via

♥ And so is Hiroko Yoshimoto’s. – via

♥ These play fruit templates from Mr. Printables are so much fun … and they’re free! – via

♥ Trendspotting Minted’s 2014 wedding invitation collection : Typography Plus, Beautiful Botanicals, and Art-Deco-ish.

image from FPO

Depeapa

Cooking Art Prints | Depeapa

The sweet and slightly surreal humans that populate Depeapa’s illustrated art prints instantly caught my attention. What can I say, I like nerdy dudes with cupcakes on their heads. They make me smile.

You can check out everything that Depeapa offers, including tea towels, tote bags, and darling wooden brooches, in their Etsy shop.

Bon Voyage Art Prints | Depeapa

Depeapa Art Prints

images from Depeapa

Happy Birthday Cards

I lurve me some awesome birthday cards, and today I have a new bunch to share with you. You’ll find a little bit of everything in this roundup, from a cute color-in card to a bookish, belated birthday greeting, and a purrthday card that’s perfect for the cat lady in your life.

Fun, Modern Happy Birthday Cards as seen on papercrave.com

Above, clockwise from top : Em Dash Paper Co. // Idlewild Co. // Meticulous Ink // Happy Dappy Bits // Emily McDowell // Paper Lovely // Little Low

images from their respective sources

 

New from An April Idea

Vintage Light Bulb Illustrated Bookmark | An April Idea

The new paper goodies from Brisbane, Australia-based An April Idea are just the thing to brighten up a Monday morning. I’m totally digging the sweet illustrations and hand lettered goodness that can be found throughout their collection, which includes greeting cards, art prints, bookmarks (lovin’ the vintage light bulb design above), fill-in invites, notebooks, notepads, and more. You can check out their entire collection right here.

Illustrated and Hand Lettered Paper Goods | An April Idea

images from An April Idea