Trendspotting : Deep Blue Green

Is it blue? Is it green? It’s a little bit of both, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

I love that more deep and dramatic colors, like deep blue green, are coming onto the scene. But no worries for those of you who can’t get enough of the light and bright colors that are still hella popular.

Deep blue green pairs just as well with peachy pink, ivory, and mint as it does with other deep and luscious hues like indigo, emerald green, and plummy purple (more on this soon). And I’m totally excited by the idea of deep blue green paired with neon pinks and yellows – gorgeous! Plus, it pairs so beautifully with the ultra popular metallics, especially gold and copper. Seriously, what’s not to love about this rich, luxe color?!

I cannot wait to see what’s in store for this luscious hue in 2016. Deep blue green is versatile, it’s dramatic, and it plays so well with other on trend colors that I think it’ll be popping up in plenty of places in the coming year.

2016 Stationery Color Trends : Deep Blue Green

Above, clockwise from top left : Modern Cheer Holiday Cards by Paper Dahlia // photo via thesthr (via) – if you know the original source for this, please let me know // Chris Everard via Sarah Kaye (via) // Midnight Foliage Wedding Invitations by Alethea and Ruth // CubaGallery via Buzzfeed (via) // CB2 // Blue Winter Holiday Cards by Iamtanya // Mkorayt via Photopoly (via) // Kostadina Nacheva

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Quick Picks : 10.15.15

Latte Card by 9th Letter Press

Latte Card by 9th Letter Press (ha – so clever!)

This Week’s Picks

Chris Piascik takes us through his process of brainstorming, illustrating, and refining his lettering in this great video tutorial, an excerpt from his CreativeLive class.

♥ Check out the fun, new Candy Corn Citizens paper toys from Dewmuffins. They’re all super cute, but my fave has to be the little scarecrow.

♥ Hallmark just launched Ink & Main (the early edition), their new collection of print-on-demand stationery and greeting cards. Lots of fun designs over there and plenty more coming soon!

♥ Spooky, printable Stick O’ Treats, a fun and healthy alternative to candy for all of the little ghosts and goblins that will be knocking at your door on Halloween.

♥ Ooh, lovin’ these watercolor biz cards.

image from 9th Letter Press

Sky Goodies

Sky Goodies Paper Typewriter Calendar

I first came across Sky Goodies last year when I was putting together my calendar roundups, and their unique and colorful work immediately caught my attention. Let’s find out a little more about these purveyors of happy, shall we?

Mumbai, India-Based Sky Goodies

Founded in 2013 by Amit Gudibanda and Misha Gudibanda, Mumbai, India-based Sky Goodies is a brand that’s all about happy, quirky paper products and DIY kits. Their philosophy is “Make Happy”, and this really shines through in every last item in their shop, from wonderfully colorful, patterned boomboxes to hot air balloons, gramophones, calendars, and even a tank!

Sky Goodies DIY Mini Paper Boombox

Everything that Amit and Misha make must qualify as a “goody”, something that looks delicious, or that brings a bit of joy to everyday life. Patterns and colors are very Indian, and truck art is an inspiration for many of the colorful products.

Sky Goodies DIY Paper Gramophone & Ornaments

Sky Goodies’ do-it-yourself paper craft kits come as printed, pre-cut, and pre-creased sheets with fold lines and instructions. No need for scissors or cutters. They also offer printable templates for many of their goodies, so those of you looking for instant downloads and instant gratification will find lots to love there, too!

Sky Goodies DIY Paper Camera

All of the do-it-yourself kits have secondary uses after they’re assembled, and you know that I love paper goodies that do double duty. For example, their little retro TVs double as photo stands and/or pen holders, and many of their other kits double as party favors, treat, and food holders. You can check out all of the Sky Goodies over in their Etsy shop.

images from Sky Goodies

Paper Crave : Kollabora “Meet The Maker” Feature

Paper Crave : Kollabora "Meet The Maker" Feature

Have you checked out Kollabora? It’s a fantastic site for craft lovers of all types, and I’m super jazzed to be featured in their “Meet The Maker” series. If you’d like to know what movie can always cheer me out of a bad mood, what I love most about working with paper, one fact about me that’s embarrassingly awesome, and lots more, head on over and check out the interview!