A Holiday Card Giveaway from Cardstore.com!

Holiday Card Giveaway

Still looking for the perfect holiday cards or photo cards to send to friends and family this year? Cardstore.com would like to help you in your search, and they’re offering one lucky Paper Crave reader a $50 gift certificate to their shop! Plus, two additional readers will be chosen to receive sets of Cardstore’s new personalized gift tags.

In order to enter to win these awesome prizes, simply comment on this post and let us know your favorite holiday card design from Cardstore’s selection. There are lots of great designs to choose from, and I’m looking forward to seeing which ones you like most!

This giveaway will run through Monday, December 6, 2010 at midnight eastern. One entry per person, please.

A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : Roundup, Part 4

Letterpress Christmas

If you missed any of the previous “A Letterpress Christmas” holiday card roundups, you can find them here, here, and here. And now for the final series of letterpress holiday pretties … maybe. Remember, I said I can’t promise anything if I find enough additional cards for a fifth roundup!

Letterpress Holiday Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Merry Merry holiday letterpress photo cards from Articulations; Copper Noel letterpress holiday cards from Ruby Press; Season’s Greetings cards from Confection Press; Happy Holidays letterpress cards from Red Oak Press;  Happy Holidays mid-century modern cards from Pistachio Press; Mele Kalikimaka tropical holiday cards from Joie Letterpress.

Letterpress Holiday Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Winter Snuggle letterpress cards from Paper Schmaper; Joy to the World cards from Lulu Dee; Winter Wren holiday cards from Lark Press; Chantillons letterpress cards from Papillon Press; Wood Grain Merry Christmas cards from Parklife Press; Pine Cones letterpress cards from Flora and Fauna.

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A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : Roundup, Part 3

Letterpress Christmas

The fantastic holiday letterpress cards keep coming! Today, I’ll be sharing my last two “A Letterpress Christmas” roundups, though I won’t deny that there may be a fifth roundup if I come across additional letterpress lovelies. What can I say? It’s very tough for me to stop when it’s holiday card time.

I also have at least one more non-letterpress holiday card roundup and a couple of additional “A Letterpress Christmas” shop features before I wrap up my holiday card features for the season. Look for these in the coming week, and check out all of the cards that I’ve shared so far in this year’s “A Letterpress Christmas” series.

Letterpress Christmas Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Happy Santa Holiday letterpress cards from Spring Olive (hee!); Peace Polish folk art inspired holiday cards from Pressbound; Scandinavian folk art inspired holiday letterpress cards from Tokyo Pear Letterpress; Mistletoe and Holly letterpress photo cards from Articulations (love the silver ink on the rich red stock); Girl with Red Cardinal holiday letterpress cards from Pressmade; Warmest Holiday Wishes cards from Elf Letterpress.

Holiday Letterpress Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Celebrate the Season holiday cards from Dutch Door Press; Pine Penguin letterpress cards from Night Owl Paper Goods; From the Ornaments letterpress Christmas cards from Maginating; Winter Reindeer Love cards from Paisley Dog Press; Stockings letterpress holiday cards from Penelope’s Press.

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A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : Wild Ink Press

Letterpress Christmas

Letterpress Snowflake Cards

Holy beautiful letterpress, Batman! Wild Ink Press has me swooning endlessly over their new collection of holiday cards, including this stunning trio of snowflake cards featuring broad letterpress printed areas of saturated color and crisp snowflake patterns in relief. An unexpected technique and a fantastic result – wish I could reach through the screen and run my fingers over these lovelies!

Letterpress Snowflake Holiday Cards

And I’m also loving the clever cards in the Connect the Dots collection, which features letterpress greetings embellished with nostalgia-inducing dot-to-dot themed illustrations and lyrics for favorite holiday songs. So much fun!

Connect the Dots Letterpress Holiday Cards

Deck the Halls Letterpress Card

Wild Ink Press Holiday Cards

images from Wild Ink Press

2011 Calendar Designs, Part 8

It’s always a little bit tough getting back into the swing of things after a long holiday weekend, but talking about super cool calendars definitely makes things easier. This is it, my final 2011 calendar design roundup, and what a collection of beauties we’ve had this year, don’t you think? Because there are still so many great designs that I want to feature, today’s roundup is going to be a little on the super-size side, but there’s lots of pretty so I hope you won’t mind. And, if you’re looking for even more awesome calendars, check out every calendar that I’ve featured this calendar season.

Lilacmoon Studio combines polaroids and doodles to create the fun and unique Poladoodles calendar. The calendar features six pages of poladoodles (two months per page), and a dotted line on the back allows you to create Polaroid Spectra-sized art prints that you can use to decorate with when you’re finished with the calendar.

Poladoodles Polaroid 2011 Calendar

Poladoodles Polaroid 2011 Calendar

Foodies will love this Seasonal Produce desk calendar from Pie Bird Press, which is filled with bold illustrations of yummy fruits and veggies in vivid hues. Available at Felt & Wire.

Pie Bird Press Calendar

Aunt June has a printable calendar that will appeal to bookworms everywhere. The Overdue Book Calendar helps you keep track of the date and the days that your library books are due. Very helpful for avoiding those pesky late book fees!

Overdue Book Calendar

The 2011 Petite Wall Calendar (3.5″ wide x 7.25″ tall) from Inklosures features a different fun and fantastic retro style illustration every month.

2011 Petite Wall Calendar Inklosures

The Nimbus Factory has two outstanding illustrated calendars, including the seasonal “Year Round” calendar:

Year Round Calendar Nimbus Factory

And the “Happy Ocean” Mini Calendar, which is filled with sweet sea life illustrations:

Happy Ocean Mini Calendar

Lovely and colorful illustrations embellish each month of Two Pooch Paperie’s 2011 mini calendar, which comes with a little easel for display:

Two Pooch Paperie 2011 Calendar

The eco-friendly 2011 Floral Eco Calendar from Botanical Paperworks features twelve fresh floral illustrations printed double-sided on 6 sheets of plantable seed paper, so you and plant your calendar in the ground and watch it grow when you’re finished using it to keep track of 2011.

Plantable Paper Botanical Paperworks Calendar

Modern circles in a spectrum of color feature in the beautiful 2011 letterpress calendar from Paper Boat Studios. Each page is perforated at the top for easy tear off, too!

2011 Letterpress Calendar Paper Boat Studios

2011 Letterpress Calendar Paper Boat Studios

A family of foxes and their mountain home inspired this hand illustrated, three color letterpress calendar from Sycamore Street Press.

2011 Letterpress Calendar

Inspired by wycinanki (vee-chee-non-kee), the Polish version of paper-cut folk art, this lovely letterpress calendar from Pressbound blends folk art motifs with illustrations of Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka).

Folk Art Matryoshka Calendar

The wonderfully whimsical 2011 Dancing Cat Calendar features twelve cat prints that can be saved when you’re finished with the calendar and framed as wall art.

Dancing Cat Calendar

Benign Objects’ 2011 wall calendar was inspired by vintage wood type and letterpress and features bold, saturated color and nostalgic typography digitally printed onto heavy, textured paper.

Benign Objects Wood Type Calendar

Joie Studio’s 2011 letterpress desk calendar is printed on eco-friendly bamboo paper and features a different exotic illustration or pattern every month.

Exotic Letterpress Calendar

Silhouette Blue’s 2011 wall calendar features seasonally-inspired, silhouette style illustrations in a different color of the rainbow for each month of the year.

Silhouette Blue Calendar

Silhouette Blue CalendarThe 2011 Wood Type Perpetual Calendar from Constellation & Co. features plenty of space for you to write notes about special dates that happen from year to year and original vintage wood type letterpress printed in a rainbow of colors. Letterpress printed in collaboration with Myrtle Alley Press with vintage wood type from the collection of Stern & Faye, Printers.

Constellation & Co Letterpress Calendar

Paisley Tree Press’ 2011 letterpress desk calendar features illustrations and dates printed in three ink colors for each month. Wowsa!

Paisley Tree Letterpress Calendar

Plenty of sweet, whimsical illustrations to keep you enthralled all year long in Sadly Harmless’ 2011 Adventures Calendar, their 4th annual illustrated calendar.

Sadly Harmless Calendar

Redline Design’s 2011 keepsake calendar includes 13 images of beautiful photographs printed on mini Moo cards and attached to a calendar printed by Jumping Jack Designs.

Redline Design Calendar

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