New Advertiser : Lettergirl

Lettergirl Custom Address Stamps

I’m so pleased to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Lettergirl. I first swooned over Gina’s hand lettering / calligraphy work early last year and am still completely taken with her lineup of lovely lettered goodies. Lettergirl’s custom stamps feature a number of different styles of hand lettering, and I’m excited to see that she’s offering super cute, customized gift tag stamps, in addition to her lineup of custom address stamps. You can check out the entire line here.

images from Lettergirl

Louella Press Giveaway Winner

Louella Press Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Brenda, comment #21 and winner of the Louella Press giveaway! And thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. To say that your moms rock is an understatement. Brenda, I’ll be contacting you for your information so Louella Press can send you your “Mama of the Year” award asap!

Last Day to Enter the Louella Press Giveaway!

Louella Press Letterpress Mama of the Year Award

A friendly reminder that today is the last full day to enter the Louella Press “Mama of the Year” giveaway. The giveaway will close tomorrow at noon, so be sure to tell us about your wonderful mom for a chance to win!

I have to say that I didn’t realize I was going to get as emotional as I have reading the entries for this giveaway. The stories of strength, courage, and perseverance in the face of incredibly difficult circumstances have brought tears to my eyes more than once. I wish I could give all of your moms an award, because they deserve it!

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone.

Weekly Wrap #22 : DIY Lace

Weekly Wrap

DIY Painted Lace Wrapping Paper

I love making my own gift wrap from scratch. It allows me to be as creative as I want to be, and it’s often more economical than buying premade (though I don’t think that I could ever stop buying pretty, ready to purchase wrapping paper — I’m a collector!).

This past holiday season, Eddie Ross shared a fantastic idea for creating beautiful, budget-friendly gift wrap using plain, white kraft paper, lacy fabric, and a little spray paint. I love how surprisingly crisp the spray painted patterns are. You can change the color palette to fit any holiday or special occasion, and I think a metallic paint would create a really cool result, too. Check out Eddie’s video tutorial for this project for more suggestions.

The paper also looks great as a decorative wrap for items like candles:

DIY Painted Lace Wrapping Paper

images from Eddie Ross

Meri Meri Party and Cupcake Kits

Meri Meri Animal Parade Party Kit

I’ve been doing much inspirational research for my sister’s upcoming baby shower, and during one of my internet scouring sessions I came across Meri Meri’s absolutely darling It’s a Party! collection. Cute, cute, cute! My favorite has to be Animal Parade (above). I want to put the centerpiece in my office so I can look at it all day and smile. Check out all of the different party pretties, which include cupcake kits with themes like kittens, dinosaurs, birds, and pirates. So much fun!

Meri Meri cupcake toppers

images from Meri Meri