Playful Destination Wedding Save the Dates

You know that you’re going to have fun opening something when the first words that you see after opening the envelope are, “they met in a bar (very fitting).” I love this take on a storybook invitation by Hilary of Lovely and Gracious. She had only been engaged a couple of weeks when she woke up in the middle of the night, inspired to create a save the date that folds out to tell the story of her life with her fiancĂ© and gives her guests information about her upcoming destination wedding in Lake Tahoe.

Destination Brochure Save the Dates

The story unfolds, both literally and figuratively, after recipients open the envelope and eventually leads to the announcement and save the date magnet (attached in the lower left corner), as well a clever map of the Lake Tahoe area, with icons to showcase where the on the lake wedding activities are taking place and general information and facts about Tahoe. It’s like a save the date and a travel brochure, all rolled into one! Such a fun and clever idea, and I’m sure the recipients had a wonderful time opening these special save the dates.

Destination Brochure Save the Dates

Destination Brochure Save the Dates

Destination Brochure Save the Dates

Destination Wedding Map Save the Dates

Destination Wedding Map Save the Dates

You can check out more images and information about these fun save the dates over at Lovely and Gracious.

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New Advertiser : Letterpress Paper

Letterpress Paper Supplies

I’m delighted to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Letterpress Paper. is a division of Legion Paper, and the site’s aim is to provide access to high quality papers previously only available on a wholesale level. It’s a great resource if you’re a letterpress printer and are looking to check out a new paper without having to buy reams of it, or if you’re a printer who’s looking for a smaller quantity of paper for shorter runs and specialty projects.

Papers carried at Letterpress Paper include Legion Bamboo, Legion Eco-Rag, and Lettra, and I’m really enjoying their letterpress gallery, which features projects that have been printed using their papers.

Shown above, from the gallery: Desert Celebration wedding invitations on Corkskin and Lettra, and Paper and Silk wedding invitations on Arturo Softwhite with Japanese Cane collating and wrap. Both projects are from Sideshow Press.

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Free Printable Halloween Goodies, Part 3

If you’re looking for more free Halloween goodies, then you can check out parts one and two of my Halloween printables roundup. But stick around for a little bit, because there are some really great ones in this round, too! Plus, head on over to Lorajean’s Magazine to check out the results of her Halloween Challenge if you’re looking for even more Halloween printables and craft projects.

I spotted these free printable Ghoulish Halloween Invitations from Truly Smitten over at Vale Design, and they’re awe-some! Bonus: check out the accompanying tutorial for tea staining the paper to make it look aged.

Printable Ghoulish Halloween Party Invitations

If you’re a John Carpenter fan, then you’ll love these fantastic, Halloween-y printable paper toys by Brian Gubicza. Toys include David Lo-Pan from Big Trouble in Little China, Michael Myers from Halloween, and Blake from The Fog. – via Super Punch

Gubicza Free Printable John Carpenter Paper Toys

Brian also has some great printable Halloween masks available for download:

Free Printable Halloween Masks

Download scary spider Halloween party invites and labels that can be used for a variety of party packaging over at The Sweetest Occasion. Printables created by Lindi of Love the Day.

Printable Halloween Party Invitations

Download these clip art candy box templates from Martha Stewart to dress up goodies for partygoers and trick or treaters:

Printable Halloween Treat Box Template

Amy from Living Locurto shares free printable Halloween labels and place cards in purple and orange:

Printable Halloween Labels Place Cards

And even though these printable owls from Mini-Eco are bright and rainbow-colored, I think they’d be a fun addition to Halloween decor. Can’t get enough owly stuff!

Owl Printable

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Free Printable Halloween Goodies, Part 2

Check out more free printable Halloween goodies in part one of my roundup, and get ready for even more spooky fun packaging, Halloween decorations, and more!

Learn how to create these super clever Halloween bottle favors, and download the bottle labels from the project over at Somewhere Splendid:

Printable Halloween Bottle Labels

Jeanie Nelson shares an illustrated Halloween printable that you can use to create your own Halloween banner or garland:

Free Printable Halloween Garland Banner

I’m loving all of the cute, illustrated Halloween treat boxes available for download over at We Love To Illustrate. So fun!

We Love to Illustrate Halloween Treat Boxes

Check out the Halloween Boofett over at Living Locurto, and download these cute Halloween cupcake toppers from the feature:

Printable Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Download orange, black, and lime green Halloween party labels, water bottle wraps, and a cobweb “welcome” sign by Lindi from Love the Day at Catch My Party:

Printable Halloween Circle Tags

Allison Waken shares cute and clever Halloween lunch box joke printables:

Allison Waken Halloween Lunch Box Joke Printable

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