Quick Picks : 1.29.15

Letterpress Record Album Wedding Invitations | Printing by El Calotipo

Letterpress Record Album Wedding Invitations | Printing by El Calotipo (so awesome!)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Absolutely adorable, outer space-themed classroom valentines from The Fox & The Teacup.

♥ If you like color blocking and foil stamping, then you’re going to love the packaging and branding for a bakery and candy boutique by Anagrama.

♥ Digging the clever scratch-off cards from Inklings, especially this one. – via

♥ Speaking of scratching things off, I am lovin’ this new notepad from Quill & Fox.

♥ The dotted, gold foil stamped envelopes in Katie Leamon’s Luxe range are so darn cool!

♥ Download super fun and free goal setting printables from Think.Make.Share.

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Trendspotting : The Marbled Look

Modern marbled stationery first popped onto my radar last year, and I took note of it but wasn’t seeing the momentum that I like to see in order to call something a “trend”. Well, over the past few weeks, it has been tapping me on the shoulder and saying, “hey, lady, pay attention to me!” And I am.

Marbled paper brings to mind the endpapers of aged volumes sitting on the shelves of a library with rich, wood paneled rooms and centuries-old reading tables that are so solidly built that you couldn’t move them if you tried. But the new crop of marbled paper goods breathes fresh air into this classic look, using bright, bold color to display beautiful, veined patterns that look fantastic on everything from wedding stationery to notebooks.

For now, I’m calling this a mini-trend, but I hope to see it grow into something bigger because I’d love to see the direction in which it goes.

Trendspotting : The Marbled Look

Above, clockwise from top left : Hello Tenfold // The Social Type // Paper Source // Natalie Stopka for Design*Sponge // Kelli Hall for Minted // Katie Leamon // Natalie As Is

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Cards

There’s something to be said for sweet and simple, and this roundup includes oodles of card designs that are plenty sweet but that don’t cross the line into syrupy. Many of these-love themed greetings are also great for your bestie or someone else special in your life, not just a romantic sweetie. Check ’em out!

Sweet Valentine's Day Cards

Above, clockwise from top left : Fugu Fugu Press // Wiley Valentine // One Plus One // Ink Meets Paper // Steel Petal Press // Egg Press // Cardtorial

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