Lauren + Bryan’s Costa Rica Wedding Invitations

Vintage Airmail Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Graphic designer, Bryan Crabtree, and his fiancee, Lauren, tied the knot in Costa Rica in early April, and Bryan designed a stunning, vintage airmail-inspired wedding suite for the occasion. The suite, which was letterpress printed by Studio on Fire, features all sorts of little details – a Costa Rican stamp, old school airplane illustrations, custom emblem/stamp graphics, fantastic handwriting type, and topographical map lines for added texture – that take this invitation suite to the next level.

Costa Rica Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Bryan Crabtree Wedding Invitation

Vintage Airmail Wedding Invitations

Costa Rica Wedding Invites

images from Bryan Crabtree

Nami Couture Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Luxe Paperie recently unveiled their gorgeous new Nami Couture letterpress wedding invitation line, designed by artist, Yasuko Nakamura, and inspired by Japanese culture. The lovely designs are letterpress printed onto luxurious cotton paper, and you can purchase a suite or a la cart – whatever best suits your needs.

10% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to the 2011 Japan tsunami and earthquake relief efforts and, in the future, similar humanitarian relief efforts. A lovely collection, and a great cause!

Nami Couture Affordable Letterpress Invitations

Couture Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Japan Inspired Wedding Invites

Koi Wedding Invitations

Patterned Letterpress Wedding Invites

images from Luxe Paperie

The World Made of Cardboard

Cardboard France

How amazing is this? Independent web designer and Paper Crave reader, Melody Chou, recently had the chance to work as part of a design team at Taiwan-based Medialand to create a mind-blowingly awesome paper project for their client, clothing company Giordano. The client had already been using cardboard in their promotional materials, and the team used the material to develop entire cities made of cardboard!

Taiwan, France, England, Italy, America, China, Japan, and Spain were all given the “cardboard treatment” as part of Giordano’s “Say Hi to the World!” concept, and I’m simply blown away by the detail in all of the cardboard creations.

Cardboard France

Cardboard Taiwan

Cardboard China

Cardboard Tower of Pisa

Cardboard Italy

It’s a cardboard double-decker bus!

Cardboard England

London Cardboard

images from Melody Chou

Felt & Wire Giveaway Winner

Felt & Wire Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the Felt & Wire Shop giveaway winner, Lisa! Here’s Lisa’s favorite item from Egg2Cake’s Momglish collection:

The mamentos journals (both before & after babe) would be my pick. Time flies, so having something to record and later trigger specific memories has always been a purpose of mine.

Congratulations, Lisa! I’ll be emailing you shortly to let you know how you can claim your prize. And thank you to everyone who participated in this fun giveaway!

Weekly Wrap #70 : Parchment Paper Posies

Weekly Wrap

Parchment Paper Flowers

My paper flower obsession continues to grow with every awesome idea that I find (there are SO many great ones out there!), and this clean, modern parchment paper flower packaging from Carolyn’s Homework makes me want to grab my oven parchment from the kitchen and start making my own pretty posies. The hand-fringed ribbon and fabric leaf are great finishing touches, too!

Head on over to Carolyn’s Homework to find out how she created this no-gift-wrap-needed package, just the thing for warm weather gifting.

Psst … before I head off for the weekend, I have to askĀ  if you’ve entered the awesome Felt & Wire giveaway yet? I’ll be taking entries through Sunday night, so let me know your favorite Momglish product, and you’ll be entered to win!

– spotted via this pin