Ready for some more super cool 2014 calendars? I have another great bunch for you today, including designs with nautical, celestial, and food themes, as well as a calendar of silly holidays and an awesome, geometric illustrated calendar.
1. Animal Prints | Tiny Kiwi Creations 2. Foodie Produce Year-at-a-Glance | Yours is the Earth 3. Mini Nautical | Two Pooch Paperie 4. Calendar of Silly Holidays | Dirty Bandits 5. Deep Sea (letterpress) | Spoon & Sailor 6. New England Outdoors & Nature (letterpress) | Pressbound 7. Moon Fig. 1 (letterpress) | Hammerpress 8. Edibles (letterpress) | Benjamin Paul
images from their respective sources
Inclosed Studio’s new letterpress holiday card collection immediately caught my eye with its mix of sweet hand lettering and clever, illustrated details. The merry mint, red, and gold color palette pretty darn awesome, too!
images from Inclosed Studio
Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Card by Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate, and safe travels to everyone who will be traveling today and over the holiday weekend!
Quick Picks will return next Thursday, and I’ll be taking the day off on Friday to rest a bit before the holiday season really kicks into gear. Stay tuned next week for more holiday paper goodies and some fun freebies, too, and be sure to check out my sales and events page for the latest holiday season stationery deals.
See you back here on Monday!
image from Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Before I head off to spend some time with family this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to share a great sale that Silhouette has going on starting today and running through December 8th. They have several bundle deals on die cutting machines, as well as a 40% off sale happening in their shop. Click the image below for more details, and use code CRAVE during checkout to receive your discount.
Psst … I’ll also be updating my sales and events page with some fantastic deals from stationers around the web for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond, so be sure to check it out!
In addition to the big sale, I want to share a holiday card project that I made using my Silhouette, and you can pick up the die cutting files for this project for just $1.00 over at k.becca.
I love the look of white on white, so I experimented with the look by die cutting the “joy to the world” phrase from white cardstock and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder (you can’t see the effect very well in the photo, but it gives the words a nice, glossy look).
I then ran the die cut words through my Xyron so they’d be easy to adhere, and I layered the words over the same white cardstock, this time embossed withe Lifestyle Crafts’ triangle embossing folder to give the card some depth and texture. Silhouette sent me some of their fantastic adhesive cardstock, and I used the warm gray color for the die cut scalloped border. Finally, I added dots of Christmas Red Stickles in the center of each scallop for a little bit of color and texture.
card photo by Kristen Magee