Quick Picks : 9.17.15

Laser Cut + Gold Foil We Run London 10K Invitations by Happycentro

Laser Cut + Gold Foil We Run London 10K Invitations by Happycentro
(I love that they included photos of the design / prototyping process over at Behance)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Been eyeing up some new fonts (hehe, as usual). This one is high on my wishlist. Ooh, and this one, too. Cannot get enough of those brushy, calligraphy-ish fonts!

♥ Mmm, these free printable pie tags make me wanna bake some pies.

♥ If you love all things pineapple, then you’ve gotta check out this super fun (and cute) pineapple treat box tutorial.

♥ Really digging the Letter Cotton branding and collateral pieces by Cocolia. The use of type as pattern is very clever and adds so much visual interest.

♥ It’ll be Halloween before we know it (yay!), and these printable Halloween invites from e.m. Papers are fantastic for spooky parties and celebrations.

image from Happycentro

Funny & Irreverent Letterpress Cards by Frog & Toad Press

Frog & Toad Press Huzzah Letterpress Card

Clever and irreverent cards are some of my favorites, especially if the irreverence is paired with fantastic hand lettering and illustration, as is the case with this awesome letterpress card collection from Frog & Toad Press, whose back story is just as cool as their cards.

For years, the Providence, RI-based shop, Frog & Toad, has curated some of the coolest, most irreverent items you’ll ever see. Over the years, they began making more and more of the products that they sell, gradually expanding their operation to the point that they opened their own design studio as part of the design collective in the historic Nicholson File Building in Providence. They’re now printing their own line of greeting cards, as well as onesies and prints, as Frog & Toad Press.

Lemons Letterpress Card by Frog & Toad Press

After what I’m sure are some pretty hilarious brainstorming sessions by their creative staff, Frog & Toad Press’ own Maret Bondorew brings their snarky and sweetly sentimental concepts to her drawing table and hand-paints and hand letters them into reality. They then work directly with Dan Wood at DWRI Letterpress or the screen printers at The Headlight Hotel to create the finished product. And what a great product it is!

Hand Lettered and Illustrated Letterpress Cards by Frog & Toad Press

images from Frog & Toad Press

Make a Simple Layered Card + Free Templates

DIY Simple Layered Die Cut Card + Free Templates @Craftsy

I used the fantastic cardstock from Gmund at LCI Paper – Sun Glow, Chartreuse, Cayenne, and Aqua here – and my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo to create this simple yet bold handmade card for my latest paper crafts project over at Craftsy. Head on over to check out the step-by-step tutorial and to download the free templates (SVG and PDF files included)!

image by Kristen Magee for Craftsy

Quick Picks : 9.10.15

Fall Farmer's Market Print by Lily & Val

Fall Farmer’s Market Print by Lily & Val – via

This Week’s Picks

♥ Looking for some fun, on trend patterns for your paper projects? Check out my new “Trendy As” set for CM!

♥ Splendid Supply’s personalized holiday stamps are making a comeback this year, and four brand new designs have been added! Save 20% on this festive stamp collection (and any items in the Splendid Supply Etsy shop, excluding digital downloads and pencils) with code HOLIDAYPREVIEW20. Offer expires September 16, 2015.

♥ The Lettermate envelope addressing stencil is perfect for anyone who, like me, has trouble writing addresses in a straight line. – via

♥ These groovy, printable cheeseburger BBQ invites are just the thing for celebrating National Cheeseburger Day, which is coming up on September 18th. Is there any day that ISN’T a national food day of some sort?!

♥ Check out the inspiring quilling work of Isil Pinarbasi over at All Things Paper.

image from Lily & Val