Introducing Invitation Tuesday

I”ve been wanting to bring a little invitation love back over to Paper Crave since I started Invitation Crush last year, and what better way to do so than dedicating a special day to invitation features! Every Tuesday, I’ll be featuring yummy invitations here on Paper Crave, including individual invites, collections, and suites (submit your pretties to me right here), as well as roundups of the invites I’ve been crushing on over at Invitation Crush.

I’ve also been working like a busy little bee on the new Wedding Invitation Ideas lookbook, which will be launching soon. You can get the latest on the lookbook and what’s going on at Invitation Crush by signing up for my newsletter here, or by following Invitation Crush on Twitter and Facebook. I’m so excited about the new project; just wait until you see all of the beautiful invitations and save the dates.

And now, my first Invitation Tuesday roundup!

Invitations

Row 1 : Emma + Olof’s unique green and black letterpress wedding invitations by Fredrik Andersson and Elegante Press

Row 2 : Ornate navy blue and white wedding invitations by Sarah Drake (left); beautiful black and white typography invitations by Johanna Hörrmann

Row 3 : The BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers Collection from BRIDES Magazine and Checkerboard

Row 4 : New destination Boston wedding invitations from Hello! Lucky and Lab Partners (left); Art Deco Bouquet letterpress fill-in bridal shower invitations from Ilee

images from their respective owners

On My Wishlist : Paper Cutting : Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

Paper Cutting : Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been seeing sneak peeks from what looks to be an incredible new book about contemporary paper artists. Paper Cutting : Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft features work from so many amazing creatives, including Elsa Mora, who designed the gorgeous paper cut cover, and Rob Ryan, who also provides the preface for the book.

Also featured are a number of my personal favorites, including Yulia Brodskaya, Patricia Zapata, Su Blackwell, Matthew Sporzynski, Cindy Ferguson, Helen Musselwhite, and Emma van Leest, as well as  many artists whose work I’m excited to learn more about.

The book is available for pre-order now through Amazon.com, and it looks like it will start shipping in mid-April, and you can find some great sneak peeks at Elsa Mora and Patricia Zapata’s sites. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on this book so I can pore over all of the amazing work that’s certain to be found within its pages!

image from Elsa Mora

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Andrea Russo

Andrea Russo Paper Folding

I am utterly amazed by Italian paper artist Andrea Russo’s paper folding and origami work. Wow. Just … wow. Andrea’s pieces are incredibly innovative, and some have an almost industrial look that could be mistaken for cast concrete or porcelain.

I imagine the collection of pieces below, made from paper and nylon, as the most beautiful cogs ever made for a clock.

Andrea Russo Origami

Prepare to be mesmerized by all of the stunning work that you’ll find in Andrea’s Flickr stream.

images from Andrea Russo

Weekly Wrap #66 : Crepe Paper Carrots

Weekly Wrap

Crepe Paper Carrots Martha Stewart

This is the second week in a row that I’m featuring a wrapping idea from Martha Stewart. What can I say? The MSL peeps have a lot of great gift wrap ideas! But I couldn’t resist posting about these adorably clever crepe paper carrots, especially with Easter right around the corner.

These cute little carrots are the perfect thing to wrap small trinkets, candy, and jewelry to tuck into an Easter bag or basket. I’m totally going to use this idea for the baskets that I’m putting together for my niece and nephew this year!

image from Martha Stewart