The Coasters

Cranky Pressman Die Cut Letterpress Coasters

Now, here’s something that will make you smile on a Monday morning. These oh so clever promotional letterpress coasters were created by the Parliament of Owls for the Cranky Pressman Printery & Bindery to launch their new letterpress imprintable die-cut coaster line, The Coasters.

The series features four seaside dwelling elderly folk called “The Coasters”, with names like Mr. Snogglebaum and Cranky, who have a penchant for booze and old timey hobbies. Each coaster features a different oldster, and the reverse includes information about said oldster’s favorite hobbies, likes/dislikes, and favorite drink. Love it!

Find out more about this fantastic series of coasters and learn more about the Cranky Pressman’s new line of custom die-cut coasters.

Cranky Pressman Die Cut Letterpress Coasters

Edna Letterpress CoasterEdna

Edna Letterpress CoasterEdna Coaster (Reverse)

Mr. Snogglebaum Letterpress CoasterMr. Snogglebaum

Adelaide & Mr. Pistachio Letterpress CoasterAdelaide & Mr. Pistachio

Cranky Letterpress CoasterCranky

images from Cranky Pressman & Parliament of Owls

Halloween Crafts Preview : 13 Days Calendar

13 Days of Halloween Craft Preview

From the Shop Friday and the Weekly Wrap will return next week, but today I’m very excited to give you a sneak peek at a craft that I’ve been working on for Halloween this year. I’ve been wanting to do a 13 Days of Halloween calendar ā€” kind of like an Advent calender that counts down the days until Halloween ā€” for a couple of years, and this year I was finally able to make one!

Next week on Domestifluff, my food and craft blog, I’m going to be sharing tutorials for all of the 13 crafts that make up this calendar, many of which can be repurposed as place cards, favors, or even as Christmas crafts. I’ll have additional photos of the project up on Domestifluff later today, and throughout next week I’ll be sharing the tutorials. Update: You can find a listing of all of the crafts associated with this project, as well as tips and a supply list, right here.

Next week is also going to be a Halloween crafty week here at Paper Crave. I’ll be sharing a few fun and spooky paper craft ideas and maybe some printables, too, so tune in here next week to get your Halloween paper crafts fix.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and see you back here on Monday!

photo by Kristen Magee

Halloween Party Invitations, Part 2

Check out part one of my Halloween party invitation roundup for more fantastic ideas and inspiration. Now, onto part two!

Sugarcube Press has three awesomely eerie letterpress fill-in invitation designs for your Halloween party throwing pleasure:

Letterpress Halloween Party Invitations

Letterpress Fill In Halloween Party Invitations

Letterpress Fill In Halloween Party Invitations

Cutie patootie Halloween bat invitations from Gingerbred:

Gingerbred Custom Halloween Bat Invitations

A skull and crossbones greet you in these clever Trick Argh Treat letterpress Halloween invitations by Wild Ink Press:

Trick Argh Treat Letterpress Halloween Invitations

Love the blind debossed spiderweb on these letterpress Halloween party invitations by Letterpress Light!

Halloween Spiderweb Party Invitations

Purple and black and bats, oh my! A worn, aged patina gives these custom Halloween party invites by Fina Art & Paper an ultra dark and stormy look:

Fina Art & Paper Halloween Invitations

images from their respective owners

Halloween Party Invitations, Part 1

Throwing a kick butt Halloween bash this year? How about some rockin’ Halloween party invites to go with that bash? I found so many awesome invites that this is going to be a two-parter, so stay tuned for the second part, coming right up after this one!

Okay, so these aren’t ready to order invitations, but I just had to share these unique, handmade Halloween invitations from Brooklyn Limestone, which are some of the most awesome Halloween invites I’ve ever seen. I mean, they come with their own stake! That, alone, makes them kick butt.

Brooklyn Limestone Unique Halloween Invitations

Brooklyn Limestone Unique Halloween Invitations

A little graphic, but I love the messy simplicity of these blood splatter letterpress invitations by London-based Biplane Press:

Blood Splatter Halloweeen Invitations

Lots of great little details and fantastic typography in these black cat Halloween postcard invitations from Hello Tenfold:

Black Cat Postcard Halloween Invitations

Ooh, love the combination of the creepy crow and ornate, wrought iron fence in these letterpress fill-in Halloween invites from Ilee:

Ilee Letterpress Fill In Halloween Invitations

These letterpress Halloween invites from Paper Source feature all sorts of Halloween icons:

Paper Source Halloween Letterpress Invites

images from their respective owners

Red Oak Press Giveaway Winner!

Red Oak Press Giveaway Winner

I’m so excited to announce the winner of the Red Oak Press Letterpress Birth Announcements! Congratulations to Mary, comment #37:

I adore the Rosie Baby Announcement!! My best friend (and matron of honor in my wedding in February) is due in March, and Iā€™d love to be able to gift one of these to her!!

Mary, I’ll be contacting you shortly to let you know how you can claim your prize! And a big thank you to everyone else who took the time to enter the giveaway (happy baby to all of you!) and to Red Oak Press for the fantastic giveaway.