Milk and Cookies Printables

Free Printable Milk Carton

A little while back, Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion asked if I’d like to put together a guest post for her National Stationery Show week celebration, and I was honored to contribute. Cyd always finds such wonderfully inspiring celebrations to share with her readers, and I knew immediately that I wanted to do some sort of school day or milk and cookies theme.

I had so much fun with this project that I probably could’ve set up an entire party if I’d had the time to do so! Printables include the vintage milk carton favor boxes shown above, which will fit small cookies and all sorts of other goodies, and report card themed, printable recipe cards and envelopes that can be used as additional favors or place settings. You can check out more details over at The Sweetest Occasion, and while you’re there you’ll want to read the other awesome guests posts that are happening this week, including a fantastic letterpress birth announcement giveaway from Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Thanks for the opportunity, Cyd!

image from yours truly

Pattern Portraits by Benign Objects

Silhouette Pattern Portraits

Silhouettes are one of the hottest things in the paper design world right now, and Rachel from Benign Objects has taken the silhouette portrait and given it her own, unique twist by creating custom pattern portraits. You send in a high resolution photo of the subject you want to be made into a silhouette and, from there, you can choose custom colors, patterns, frames, and a size for your silhouette. These would make lovely items for the wall in any room, and they would also be wonderful as wedding gifts or gifts for any special occasion.

Here are just two examples of the types of silhouette portraits that Rachel can create for you:

Silhouette Pattern Portraits

image from Benign Objects

A Sneaky Sneak Peek : A. Favorite

Hello, paper lovers! I didn’t want to leave you completely hanging while I’m off exploring the stationery show, so I saved an extra sneaky sneak peek from a. favorite, whose clever, vintage-inspired letterpress greetings are always among my favorites … no pun intended. Rubber duckies, carnival fun, and neato typography — what’s not to love?

A. Favorite Letterpress Duckies Card

A. Favorite Carnival Letterpress Card

A. Favorite Shooting Ducks Letterpress

A. Favorite Holy Matrimony Letterpress

P.S. I’ll catch you back here on Thursday to share my stationery show adventures, eye candy included!

images from a. favorite

Cat Face Print by Box of Birds

Cat Face Digital Print by Kate Larsen

Hee! I have a total crush on this Cat Face digital print by freelance graphic designer and illustrator, Kate Larsen, who is based just outside of London and has a portfolio full of fantastic freelance branding and pattern work. You can check out her portfolio here, and you must stop by her shop, Box of Birds, to see this and more cute prints, as well as some of the most adorable felt animal brooches I’ve ever seen. You’ll see — they’re awesome!

image from Kate Larsen

So Sophie by Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson

So Sophie By Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye


I’m completely taken with the new So Sophie collection by Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind’s Eye. The colors in this in depth collection cover the subdued spectrum, featuring lovely warm gray, teal, buttery yellow, and deep orchid, with a little bold red and chartreuse thrown in, too. And it’s not just the palette that’s wonderful — I’m loving the variety of gorgeous patterns. I picked out a few of my favorites to show you, but you can see many more over at My Mind’s Eye.


So Sophie By Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye

The So Sophie collection also features a number of very cool paper “accessories”, including awesome, vintage inspired tickets and bingo cards that can be used as accents and decorations for fun, retro parties, as well as in a variety of paper crafts and scrapbooking projects.

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images from My Mind’s Eye