Illustrated & Hand Lettered Cards from Help Ink

Paper Cake Card | Tommy Perez for Help Ink

There are so many wonderful greeting cards and other artful goods to be found at Help Ink, who donate $1 of every $5 to a charity of your choice. Current featured charities include Children’s Hunger Fund, Books for Africa, and MedWish. And the money that doesn’t go to charity is used for printing costs, artist compensation, and operating expenses.

A peek at some of the cards in the Help Ink shop:

Help Ink Greeting Cards

The card designs, which range from birthday wishes to thank you notes, are created by an array of super duper talented artists and illustrators that include Lauren Hom (Daily Dishonesty), Karli Ingersoll, and Tommy Perez, whose Paper Cake birthday card (above, top) is one of my favorites. I love that he gives a behind the scenes look at the photoshoot for the card design, which is actually a handmade paper cake. So awesome!

Paper Cake Birthday Card (Behind the Scenes) | Tommy Perez

images from Help Ink / Tommy Perez

Modern Gold Paper Goods by Paper + Cup for Galison

I am all about the the Modern Gold collection by Paper + Cup for Galison’s Fall 2014 line. The gorgeous, black and gold patterned goodies in this collection include pretty pencils, an assortment of boxed greeting cards, a seriously stylish desk jotter, and gorgeous gilded journals.

Check out the pretty below, and be sure to head over to Galison and have a closer look. The collection is available at Chronicle Books, too!

Modern Gold Collection | Paper + Cup for Galison

images from Galison

Quick Picks : 7.24.14

The Ultimate Lemonade Stand (Download) | Caravan Shoppe

The Ultimate Lemonade Stand (Download) | Caravan Shoppe – via

This Week’s Picks

♥ Learn how to “letterpress” with wood embellishments in this video from Jennifer McGuire. Such a clever technique, and a fantastic result, too!

♥ Bold packaging for Dave the Cake by Shed Brand Innovation. My favorite detail is the “wax” seal.

♥ Speaking of great packaging, I’m smitten with this cute and clever jam packaging by Ben Loht.

♥ Check out these 6 easy ways to make your handmade cards stand out over on Craftsy.

♥ Make a super cute, origami fortune teller with this free printable from Mini Eco.

image from Caravan Shoppe

Illustrated Science Prints by Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Science : Marie Curie Illustrated Art Print | Rachel Ignotofsky

I spotted one of Rachel Ignotofsky’s awesome, hand lettered and illustrated art prints recently and, for one of the first times since I got to play with hydrochloric acid in high school chemistry class, I was excited about science learnin’!

These fun prints would make wonderful gifts for scientists, science enthusiasts, and little scientists-to-be. Check out some of Rachel’s prints below, and be sure to head on over to her shop to see all of her super cool prints.

Plant Anatomy Art Prints | Rachel Ignotofsky

Biology Illustrated Art Prints | Rachel Ignotofsky

images from Rachel Ignotofsky