Paper Cut Artist Bovey Lee

Bovey Lee Papercut Artist

How did it take me so long to discover the absolutely amazing paper cut work of artist Bovey Lee? Talk about jaw-droppingly intricate, and she uses delicate rice paper to create her papercuts, which makes her work all that much more … wow. You can find out more about Bovey Lee, who is based in Pittsburgh, PA, on her portfolio site and through her blog, where she frequently posts updates about her work. I loved reading her “20 Reasons Why I Love Cutting Paper” post.

Bovey Lee Papercut Artist

images from Bovey Lee

Free Printables, Early Spring Edition

I haven’t done a free printables roundup for a little while, and I thought it was about time again, what with all of the super cute freebies that I’ve been spotting lately. Gift wrap, invitations, Easter printables — lots of cool stuff coming right up!

Curiosity Group has been celebrating National Craft Month (March) by offering a free printable every week. You can check them all out here. I’m really digging their cute seed packet printable:

Curiosity Group Free Printable Seed Packets

e.m. papers is sharing a gorgeous black and white printable wedding suite … for free! Wowza. You can download the wedding invitation suite, as well as plenty of other pretty printables, over at the e.m. papers site.

Free Printable Wedding Invitations

Everyone’s been buzzing about the oh so lovely wedding of Hello! Lucky co-founder, Eunice Moyle, and with very good reason. As Ina Garten would say, it was faaahbulous. You can download awesome printables and check out fun crafts from the occasion at Hello! Lucky.

Free Printable Labels

I’m loving these bold, patterned gift wrap printables by Kellie Medivitz. Yellow + gray or black is one of my latest color obsessions!

Free Printable Gift Wrap

Super cute ABC printable baby shower invitations from Scraplog:

Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations

These sweet, printable chick cupcake toppers by Paper Glitter would be great for Easter get togethers or spring parties:

Free Printable Easter Cupcake Toppers

Download oh so clever “Tick Off Already” lists from modernemotive and have a smile while you’re working your way through your to do list:

Free Printable Tick Off Already List

Aww, chickie bookmarks! Download these free cuties, courtesy of Jinjerup:

Free Printable Chick Bookmarks

Get your spring on with the March printable from A Print a Day, pretty flowers in four colorways:

Free Printable 12x12 Florals

These free printable weekly calendars from Perideau Designs are oh so pretty, but they’ll also help you get yourself organized!

Free Printable Weekly Calendar

If you’re a graphic designer, especially a freelancer, then you know how fantastically useful these free printable production checklists, measurement cards, special character, and mileage sheets from Erin Vale are. And if you haven’t checked out her new, weekly Freelance 101 feature, then you should! Lots of great information for both new and established freelancers.

Free Printable Freelance Graphic Design

images from their respective owners

They Draw and Cook

I love cooking and baking, and I love great illustration, so it was swoon at first sight when I spotted They Draw and Cook, a collection of “recipe renderings by artists, illustrators, and designers”, on Steve Mack’s blog. It’s so fun to see the creative ways in which the different participants present their chosen recipes, and for any publishers that might be reading, please make this into a cookbook! I think that many, many food and illustration fans, including myself, would snap it up in an instant.

They Draw and Cook has an open call for illustrators/cooks, so if you’re interested you can submit your own take on your favorite recipes!

They Draw and Cook

images from They Draw and Cook

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

It’s the start of what what will be a very rainy Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday…) here, but it’s all good because it’s a holiday week. Happy Passover to those of you who celebrate, and an early Happy Easter to those who will be celebrating the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

I thought I’d start off the week with these wonderfully original letterpress dice prints from Stukenborg, which kind of blow my mind. Each pattern is built by laying dice, one by one, on the bed of the letterpress and rolling ink directly onto the face of the dice for each impression:

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

And here are some of the final prints. It’s amazing how many different patterns can be made with the dice:

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

images from Stukenborg