Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Collection

It feels like forever since I’ve featured a scrapbooking paper collection, but I had to break the scrapbooking silence to share Cosmo Cricket’s latest, Circa 1934. In their previous collections, Cosmo Cricket has dabbled heavily in mid-century influenced style, and in the Circa 1934 collection they’ve gone back a little further, into the sepia-toned 1930’s, for inspiration. I’m really digging the colors and the ornate patterns on the papers in this collection. Plenty of inspiration to be found here:

Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Colors

Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Paper

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Linocut Letterpress Note Cards by Lilco Letterpress

Letterpress Madras Note Cards

I was immediately entranced by the bold, vivid madras patterns on these letterpress note cards by Lilco Letterpress. And how could I not be? Hello, gorgeous color! The patterned cards are created using hand-carved linoleum plates, and they’re available for purchase individually or in a set of three. – discovered via Scoutie Girl

Also available are a trio of gingham patterned letterpress note cards:

Letterpress Gingham Note Cards

And a trio of tartan note cards:

Letterpress Tartan Note Cards

images from Lilco Letterpress

New Advertisers : Envelopments and Papillon Press

Welcome 2011, and welcome to two new advertisers, Envelopments and Papillon Press! These two invitation design specialists offer an amazing array of styles, and each does it in their own, unique way.

Mix and Match Invitations by Envelopments

Envelopments is a designer’s dream, offering enclosures, scored stocks, liners, envelopes, and a number of other invitation suite components in a dazzling array of colors and finishes. Above is just a small peek at what can be done with their mix and match line, and let me tell you, their stocks are absolutely top notch in color and quality.

Papillon Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Papillon Press specializes in gorgeous, illustrated letterpress wedding invitations, samples of which you can see above. Illustrators Chantal and Joel create lovely invitations, cards, and more on their 1500 lb. cast iron Chandler & Price New Style letterpress, and they also have an Etsy shop where they sell ready to order letterpress cards.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays

I’m getting ready to wrap things up for the year, and I hope that you’re getting ready to start your holiday break, too. 2010 has flown by, and what a year it’s been! I hope that you’ve had a great one, and I am very grateful to all of you for taking the time to visit Paper Crave. I’m so thankful  for your comments, emails, tweets, and links throughout the year, and maybe I’m biased, but I truly think that I have some of the most kick butt (am I allowed to say “butt” in a holiday post?) readers around. Seriously, you gals and guys are awesome. Thank you!

Be safe, enjoy your holiday festivities, and I’ll see you back here in January with paper cravings galore. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Psst … if you’re looking for some last minute paper crafts, gift tags, or other free holiday printables, be sure to check out my free printable gift tags, lots of festive freebies, a few more festive freebiesfree printable holiday goodies from Love vs. Design, and printables in pink.

And if you have a little time to do some paper-centric reading during your break, I’ve been sharing thoughts on what trends I think we’ll see in wedding invitation design in 2011 over at Invitation Crush: Envelopes, Details & Postcards, Color, and Style & Inspiration. Much of this info is applicable the non-wedding stationery niche, too, and I’d love to read your thoughts and predictions for the coming year.

Free Printable “No Peeking” Holiday Gift Tags

Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Looking for some last minute holiday gift tags? I’m guest posting as a part of the Tag You’re It party over at Simply Modern Mom, and the vintage-inspired ornament gift tag that I designed for the party is especially for the peekers in your life, you know, the ones who shake, sniff, and manhandle their gifts while pretending that they’re just admiring the Christmas tree. Head over to Simply Modern Mom to download a sheet of “No Peeking” gift tags and have a little holiday fun with your peekers, while letting them know that you know what’s really going on. Thanks to Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom for inviting me to the party!

images from Kristen Magee