New Advertiser : Green Apple Paperie

Green Apple Paperie

What better way to start off the week than to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Green Apple Paperie! Green Apple specializes in creating pretty, modern invitations for weddings and birthday parties, personalized stationery, and all sorts of super cute party printables, like the Choo Choo Train birthday party set above. You can check out Green Apple Paperie’s entire line over at their Etsy shop.

image from Green Apple Paperie

Weekly Wrap #23 : DIY No Sew Ribbon Bows

Weekly Wrap

DIY No Sew Ribbon Bows

A gorgeous ribbon bow can make a package; however, if you’re anything like me and always scored lowest on spatial relations on your Iowa Tests, then Martha’s bow-making diagrams can sometimes look like byzantine mazes and can leave you with a pile of knotted, wrinkled, formerly-beautiful ribbon that has become a stark reminder of the fact that you’re not Martha and probably will never be. Plus, you’re still without a pretty bow for your package.

So, when I spotted this DIY No Sew Ribbon Bow tutorial by Ez from Creature Comforts over on Ruffled, I knew it was a keeper. I find that one of the most difficult things to achieve when tying a bow is that nice, clean, flat square/rectangle of ribbon at the front, and Ez’s technique allows you to achieve this every time because you tie from the back instead of the front. Mix and match colors and patterns to match whatever package or favor you’re embellishing, and scale up for larger bows!


DIY No Sew Ribbon Bows

images from Creature Comforts

DIY Personal Library Kit + Printables

I am so loving this DIY Personal Library Kit by Kathleen at Twig & Thistle. How perfect would this be for a handmade Mother’s Day gift or an anytime gift for a bookworm friend? Kathleen has generously shared all of the paper elements needed to put together this squeeworthy kit as free printables — card pockets and “library cards” to place in the backs of books, a book journal to keep track of who has what, a bookmark, alphabetical tabs to keep things organized, and a decorative wrap for a lovely finish.


DIY Library Kit Gift Printables

DIY Library Kit Gift Printables

DIY Library Kit Gift Printables

DIY Library Kit Gift Printables

images from Twig & Thistle

Zed & Bee Invitation Boutique

Zed & Bee Invitations


I’m always jazzed to be introduced to new stationery and invitation boutiques, and I was absolutely delighted when sisters Zoe Ritch and Billie Shennen contacted me to let me know about their completely swoonworthy new collaboration, Zed & Bee.


Zed & Bee Invitations

Zed & Bee Invitations


Based in Leichhardt, a western suburb of Sydney, Australia, Zed & Bee specializes in exquisite invitations and announcements for weddings and social occasions, and sisters Zoe & Billie will soon be launching their 2010 stationery collection, as well. Until then, I’m drooling over their bespoke lovelies, which include a wedding suite featuring a jawdropping Jewish paper cut by Made by Julene (top), a black on black creation featuring a black wax sealed envelope that I can’t stop staring at (above), and candy colored save the dates and wedding invitations with gorgeous patterns.

Tempting eye candy in many different flavors from Zed & Bee:


Zed & Bee Invitations

Zed & Bee Invitations

Zed & Bee Invitations


I absolutely adore the commemorative tea towel featured in Isabella’s Kitchen Tea announcements:


Zed & Bee Invitations

Zed & Bee Invitations

images from Zed & Bee

Pirate Party Printables from Cottage Industrialist

Pirate Party Printables Free

I know that pirates wouldn’t usually be described as delightful, but I can’t help but be delighted about these wonderful pirate-themed printables that Cameron from Cottage Industrialist designed for her son’s birthday party. Squee — so cute!

Cameron has very generously shared her pirate party creations as free downloads, so you can have your own pirate party, pirate day, or whatever kind of pirate get together you’d like. Printables include everything from invitations and a super cute pirate hat with mustache and eye patch (of course) to ocean cupcake wrappers with sails and flags, pirate bunting, thank you notes, and fantastic treasure map envelopes. Find out more about the party, and download the printables at Cottage Industrialist. Here’s another peek at the cuteness:


Pirate Party Printables Free

images from Cottage Industrialist