Navy Graduation Announcements by SweetBeaker

Navy Blue Graduation Announcements

It is SO nice to see a graduation announcement that’s sleek, smart, and so well designed. These fantastic navy blue announcements for new grad, Jordan, were designed by Karly of SweetBeaker, who did a wonderful job of creating a custom design that perfectly fits her client’s vision.

The announcement features a diagonal stripe pattern (echoed in the envelope liner and on the return address label), Jordan’s school colors, a really great custom crest, and extra space for (an optional) senior photo. Kraft paper envelopes provide a contrast to the bold navy blue and are a very nice finishing touch for these great announcements.

SweetBeaker Custom Announcements

Striped Envelope Liner

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Eyelet Caps Monogram Note Cards

Eyelet Monogram Letterpress Note Cards

I am so digging these Eyelet Caps Note Cards from In Haus Press. The letterpress monogram notes (available in sets of 5) feature gorgeous embellished letters, printed from hand-carved wooden type in bold, black ink. Use the notes as gift tags, or keep them on hand to write little notes and thank yous.

I’d love to see a set of these little notes pop up in my Christmas stocking. Yeah, I know it’s a little early to be talking winter holidays, but it’s never too early to start making notes about good gift ideas!

Monogrammed Note Cards

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Eco-Friendly Botanical Notecards and Greetings

Laura Macchia recently launched her 2011 spring/summer collection, and the new note and greeting card designs in the collection are so warm and vibrant. The six new designs  – 3 botanical note cards and 3 patterned greeting cards – are printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper and come with 100% post consumer recycled kraft envelopes, so they’re environmentally friendly, as well as being really pretty!

You can check out all of Laura’s new paper goodies in her shop, and here’s a little peek at the new cards:

Floral Note Cards

botanical note cards in bold, warm weather colors

Patterned Greeting Cards

pretty patterned greeting cards

images from Laura Macchia

Weekly Wrap #75 : DIY Woven Paper Gift Toppers

Weekly Wrap

DIY Woven Paper Gift Topper

Kate from Mini Eco always shares such great craft tutorials, and she often incorporates rainbow colors in her projects, which I totally love. I was so excited to hear from her earlier in the week with news of some of her latest projects, including this wonderful woven paper gift topper. So fun and festive! Weave just a few strips of paper or use several, as above, for a wicked cool finishing touch for gifts and favors. Check out a step-by-step tutorial for making your own pretty paper gift toppers over at Mini Eco.

image from Mini Eco

Piktorama Prints

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this adorable prints by Amaranta Martinez of Piktorama. Amaranta, a Venezualan illustrator, created Piktorama as a place where her playful style could come to life, and come to life it has! You can check out Amaranta’s full portfolio over at Piktorama, and here’s a sampling of the super cute art prints that you can find in her shop:

Piktorama Letterpress Print

Birdies Letterpress Print, created for The Working Proof

Cupcakes Print

Cupcake Flavors Screenprint

Matrioshka Dolls Print

Matrioshkas Screenprint

Tea Time Screenprint

Tea Time Screenprint

images from Piktorama