Beefy 30th Birthday Party Invitations

Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations


Genius — I think this is the word that best describes these fan-freakin’-tastic letterpress 30th birthday party invitations that Kathleen from Twig & Thistle created for her husband’s birthday. And she used oh so droolworthy Gmund Savanna faux bois stock, which just elevates the level of brilliance.


Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations


Kathleen went with a subtly carnivorous theme, inspired by her husband’s “meat tooth”, incorporating graphical stamp elements that look like the brands that you’d find on high quality sides of beef and using kraft paper folded like meat packaging for envelopes, which were sealed shut with meat stickers that she got from the butcher at her grocery store. Sheer awesomeness!


Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations

Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations

Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations

Letterpress 30th Birthday Party Invitations


RSVP cards were digitally printed, and the arrows that embellish the cards were run through a Xyron to create stickers, which were applied for a layered look. Letterpressed white ink on the dark, aforementioned faux bois Gmund Savanna paper, combined with all of the elements, gives these invitations an ultra masculine feel, bringing to mind an upscale steakhouse.

images from Twig & Thistle

Letterpress Teapot Cards / Prints

Letterpress Teapot Cards by Erin Wallace

These letterpress teapot cards (also great for framing as small prints) by Erin Wallace are so incredibly cute. The hand printed, two color teapot illustrations were inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch ware and Norwegian folk art, and I’m loving their vintage vibe and all of the details, like the adorable retro birdies on the bottom teapot (above).

More details from this kitchen-worthy collection:


Letterpress Teapot Cards by Erin Wallace

Letterpress Teapot Cards by Erin Wallace

Letterpress Teapot Cards by Erin Wallace

images from Erin Wallace

Envelopments Roll-O-Decks Giveaway

Envelopments Roll-O-Decks


I love great cardstock, rainbows, and stylish office accessories so, naturally, I’m completely jazzed about this giveaway from Envelopments. They just launched a creative new product called Roll-O-Decks, and they’re offering Paper Crave readers a chance to win one! And, hey, you guys are in luck, because Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper is having a giveaway for one, too. Enter here and then head over to her site to enter for a second chance to win!


Envelopments Roll-O-Decks

The Roll-O-Decks, originally created as a creative way to capture contact information during the 2010 HOW Design Conference, was such a hit that Envelopments decided to make it a part of their line. The decks feature 500 die cut insert cards (4 each of 125 colors) in a spectrum of vibrant colors and patterns. If you’re familiar with the Envelopments line of cardstock, then you know how much this rocks!

So, how do you enter? It’s easy! Just leave a comment on this post to let me know how you would use your Roll-O-Decks — will you use it as a colorful way to organize your business cards, as a color wheel for brainstorming new design project palettes, as a new twist on the traditional wedding guestbook, or will you continually twirl it around repeatedly during a daydream break from work and wonder at the pretty colors? So many great possibilities, and dozens more that haven’t even crossed my mind, so I can’t wait to hear your ideas!


Envelopments Roll-O-Decks

Envelopments Roll-O-Decks

Roll-O-Decks are sold at Envelopments sans stand, but they’re going to be including a handy dandy stand to the winner of this giveaway, so your Roll-O-Decks will, pardon the pun, be ready to roll straight out of the box. The giveaway will run to August 10, 2010 at midnight eastern. One entry per person.

images from Envelopments