Quick Picks : 3.30.17

Niche Tea Packaging by IWANT Design

Gorgeous packaging for NICHE Tea by IWANT Design

This Week’s Picks

♥ Learn how to use Silhouette’s new adhesive stencil sheets as watercolor masks in this cardmaking video tutorial.

♥ Ooh, this new paper craft book looks great!

♥ I’ve been releasing lots of digital scrapbooking and hybrid papercrafting goodies this month over in my guest shop at The Digital Press.

♥ If you haven’t had a chance to check out Minted’s awesome anniversary sale, it’s going on through April 3rd. Use code NINE to save 15% off sitewide (fine art included).

image from IWANT Design on Behance

Happy Anniversary, Minted!

Minted is celebrating its 9th anniversary this week, and I’ve had the honor of working with them on both the business and design sides for much of that time. The creative community that Minted has built during this time is unique in the stationery space, and the incredibly talented indie artists and designers that make up this community continually create beautiful, trendsetting designs in wedding invitations, holiday cards, art prints, and beyond. I always look forward to seeing what Minted will do next, and I anticipate seeing what innovative and cutting edge ideas they’ll bring to the paper goods world and beyond in the years to come.

In honor of this milestone anniversary, Minted is offering 15% off sitewide (including Fine Art) with code NINE from March 28th (today) through April 3rd, 2017. And I’ve put together this roundup of 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs that provide an example of the beauty and range of styles that can be found in the Minted collection.

Happy Anniversary, Minted, and here’s to at least 9 more years of awesomeness!

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Minted Wedding Invitations

Above, clockwise from top left : Midnight Garden by Lori Wemple // Watercolor Wreath by Yao Cheng // Mountain Retreat by Design Lotus // Fairytale Frame by Erin McManness // Abstract Jewel by Rebecca Bowen // Grand Meadow by Kristie Kern // Gilt Agate by Kaydi Bishop // Destination Wedding by Leslie Hamer // Alabaster Florals by Jennifer Wick // Sway by Angela Marzuki

images from Minted

Nina Stajner Art Prints & Stickers

Nina Stajner Illustrated Stickers

Warmer weather has finally (hopefully) won out over the frigid days and nights that we’ve been experiencing recently here in Pennsylvania, and these absolutely darling, illustrated stickers and art prints by Nina Stajner have put me firmly in a springtime frame of mind.

Be sure to head on over to Nina’s IG to see oodles more of her amazing work!

Illustrated Art Prints by Nina Stajner

Illustrated Art Prints by Nina Stajner

Illustrated Art Prints by Nina Stajner

Illustrated Art Prints by Nina Stajner

images from Nina Stajner

Quick Picks : 3.23.17

Cardmaking : Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste Thanks Card

Learn how to add color to Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste to make
a modern “thanks” card (video tutorial)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Gearing up to Write_On during April, which is National Card and Letter Writing Month!

♥ And I’ll be adding some stylin’ postage to my cards and letters. These and these are tops on my list, and definitely these for my foodie friends.

♥ Totally smitten with these lovely Crystal Quartz art prints by Whimsy Whimsical.

♥ Lia Griffith shows us how to make gorgeous, velvet-covered journals.

♥ Check out this Kickstarter for 3D sticky notes that are artsy AND clever!

image from k.becca