Paper Goods Sales, August & September 2010

I sent out my second ever Paper Goodies newsletter this morning, and one of the sections that I include in the email is sales & discounts for the month surrounding the newsletter send date. I’m thinking of posting a list of sales and discounts on the site, too, every month when I send out the latest newsletter. Is this something that you would like to see every month on the site, or would you prefer that I keep it to the newsletter only?

This post will serve as a test for the possible new feature. Please let me know what you think!

August and September 2010 Sales


Crane retailers across the country are offering customers 10% off on all personalized holiday orders placed before September 30. Click the link above to find a retailer near you.


To celebrate the end of Prop 8 , The Nic Studio is having a sale on same sex custom wedding invitations. Save 15% on their design fee. Printing not included. Sale runs through the end of September.


To celebrate the launch of her shop, Ana is giving away one of her “Pause” screenprints. Giveaway ends on August 30th.


Save 15% on all birth announcements, kids birthday party invitations, and baby shower invitations through the end of August. Use code SUMMER15 to receive your discount.


Save $5 on your first order from Paper Culture with coupon code ECOMOD.


Save 50% on select letterpress goodies during Sweet Harvey’s studio sale.

Monster Friends Poster Series

Familytree Monster Friends Loch Ness

Monsters aren’t always scary. Case in point is this irresistibly adorable Loch Ness Monster by Andy Young, featured in poster form as part of the fantastic Monster Friends Poster Series at Familytree Design + Illustration. The series features endearing monsters like the aforementioned Nessy, The Kraken by Alex Pearson, Yeti by Jeff Kandefer, and Sasquatch by Julian Baker. Each 12″ x 18″ artist edition poster is part of a limited run of 100 and is screen printed in two colors by Kangaroo Press. Collect all four!

Family Tree Monster Friends Kraken

Family Tree Monster Friends Yeti

Family Tree Monster Friends Sasquatch

images from Familytree Design + Illustration

Benign Objects Business Cards

Humina, humina! Check out these droolworthy business cards by and for Rachel Wiles of Benign Objects. I love it when I see business cards that feature a series of colors and/or imagery — like baseball cards or other collectible cards, I always have the urge to get one of each to complete the collection. These little beauties feature some of Rachel’s beautiful design and illustration work, and I’m loving the stained wood look.

Benign Objects Business Cards

Benign Objects Business Cards

Benign Objects Business Cards

images from Benign Objects

Akimbo Invitations & Announcements

Akimbo Wedding Invitations

I’m absolutely delighted by these quirky, fun invitations from Akimbo. Recently opened by designer and fellow paper addict, Alicia Murphy, the Adelaide, Australia based shop, which serves clients worldwide, specializes in creating clever wedding and occasional invitations and announcements, and a line of greetings and stationery is on its way soon.

Akimbo’s lineup includes invitations inspired by everything from ’80s mixtapes to breweries and board games. I think that my favorite design has to be the Laundromat invitations (above), which feature sewn fabric invitation “cards”, a laundry themed RSVP, and mini bottles of suds. So much fun!

Akimbo Wedding Invitations and Announcements

Akimbo Wedding Invitations and Announcements

Akimbo Wedding Invitations and Announcements

images from Akimbo

Lovi Birch Wood Postcards

It’s always so much fun when a designer combines greetings with something clever and crafty. I’m completely digging the Lovi line of postcards by Finnish designer, Anne Paso. The innovative cards include die-cut birch wood pieces that the recipient can assemble into three-dimensional ornaments or decorative pieces like piglets, hearts, and birds. You can purchase some of the Lovi line online at Merchant No. 4, and you can check out the Lovi site for a complete list of stockists in your area.

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Ball

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Heart

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Pig

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Bird

The Lovi line also includes mini ball ornaments and a super cool Christmas tree that you can assemble for a unique holiday decoration:

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Tree

images from Lovi / Merchant No. 4