Yao Cheng Watercolors

Rose Bouquet Watercolor Print | Yao Cheng

Yao Cheng’s watercolors are absolutely stunning, and I love the mix of more traditional subjects, like the beautiful rose bouquet above, with modern abstracts and geometric pattern that you’ll find among the lovely art prints in her shop. Each original watercolor is printed on archival 192gsm paper stock with fade resistant ink.

Yao Cheng Watercolor Art Prints

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6 Sweet Baby Congratulations Cards

If you’re looking for a seriously sweet baby congratulations card, then I think you’ll enjoy this little roundup of darling designs, which includes cards from Hammerpress, Smock, One Canoe Two, Little Low, and Kiss and Punch.

6 Sweet Baby Congratulations Cards as seen on papercrave.comAbove, clockwise from top left : Heartfelt Baby // Smock; Hip Hip Hooray Baby // Hammerpress; Welcome Little One and Baby Stork // One Canoe Two; Welcome Sweet Baby // Little Low; Dumpling // Kiss and Punch

images from their respective sources

Mibo 3D Animal Cards

3D Tiger Paper Toy Card | Mibo

I’m totally digging these clever, illustrated animal cards by Mibo. Each card includes a template that you can cut out to create your own fun 3D animal, so it’s a card and a paper toy, all in one cute package! Designs include a tiger, elephant, fox, lion, monkey, zebra, owl, or albatross, and you can pick them up over at 1973.

3D Illustrated Animal Cards | Mibo

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Finally, A New Site Design!

Paper Crave Website

It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so excited and relieved to finally launch a new design for Paper Crave!

The new site has a lot of stuff that you’ll want to check out, including the completely overhauled sales & deals, collections, and shop areas. And a brand new directory area will be coming within the next couple of months.

One of the things that I’m most excited about is that the new design is responsive, so browsing the site on your mobile devices should be a much more user-friendly experience. Please let me know if you spot any glitches or issues on your specific mobile device when browsing the site. I’m already aware of a couple, and I’ll be working to resolve those issues this week.

In addition, I’ll be rolling out some brand new features over the next few months, so stay tuned for those.

Hope you enjoy the new site!

Quick Picks : 5.8.14

Anna Walker

by Anna Walker (so lovely!) – via

This Week’s Picks

♥ MOO is celebrating letterheads with imaginative business card and letterhead designs for some of history’s most prolific figures, including everyone from Jane Austen to Albert Einstein. Great concept!

♥ These lettered tags by Alex Ramon Mas are fierce.

♥ Create a sweet, origami Mother’s Day card with this tutorial from Zakka Life.

♥ Before Pantone, there was A. Boogert, a 17th century artist who created a most amazing book of color. The color chart in the top image is incredible! – via all over the place

♥ Avie Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them get some seriously pretty, laser cut paper goodies to market.

image from Anna Walker