Valentine’s Day Cards Roundup, Part 1

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but sweet cards in pinks, reds, and peaches are popping up all over, so I guess this means that Love Day will soon be here! I’m starting up my roundups this year with a cute and clever collection of letterpress lovelies, and I hope that you will find the perfect card for your valentine somewhere amongst them.

Yummy and clever “Let’s Make Whoopie” cards by Letterform:

Letterpress Let's Make Whoopie Valentine Cards

Shimmery golden foil-stamped “Miss You”, “Need You”, and “Love You” cards by Seesaw Letterpress:

Gold Foil Stamped Cards by Seesaw Letterpress

Letterpress Love Notes by Word Letterpress:

Letterpress Love Notes

Letterpress Valentine Message and Valentine Candy Smokes cards from the always clever A.Favorite:

Letterpress Valentine Message Card

Letterpress Valentines Candy Smokes Card

A really cute collection of letterpress Valentine’s Day cards from Hello! Lucky:

Hello Lucky Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

Elegant Hugs and Kisses letterpress postcards from Parrott Design Studio:

Hugs and Kisses Letterpress Postcards

Exponential Love Note letterpress card from Fat Bunny Press:

Exponential Love Note Letterpress Card

A trio of folk art-inspired cards from Dutch Door Press:

Dutch Door Press Valentine's Day Cards

Letterpress seal and send Valentine’s Day cards from 1Canoe2:

Letterpress Seal and Send Valentine

Bee My Valentine letterpress card from Anemone Press:

Bee My Valentine Letterpress Card

images from their respective owners

Girl Scouts Scrapbook Paper

Girl Scout cookie season seems to be in full swing, and it’s reminded me of a scrapbooking collection that I spotted at the craft store a few months back. Though this collection isn’t quite my style, it features some cute patterns and stickers that have brought back lots of memories of my years as a Brownie.

I loved my little Brownie sash full of badges. Well, it wasn’t actually that full because I was only in Brownies for a couple of years and never graduated to the Girl Scout level, but I still have many good memories of playing light as a feather, stiff as a board at Girl Scout camp with the older girls and selling the rainbow colored boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I didn’t really enjoy the selling part, but I loved eating the cookies. My favorites were the Trefoils and Thin Mints. What were/are your favorites?

Here are some of the cute papers in K & Company’s Girl Scouts of the USA collection (there’s a Boy Scout collection, too):

Girl Scout Scrapbooking Paper

Girl Scout Scrapbook Paper

Though the patterned papers in this specialty paper pack in the collection aren’t for individual sale, I think I like some of them as much or more than the designs in the main collection. The rainbow madras pattern on the reverse of the paisley patterned paper (upper right) is my favorite:

Specialty Paper Scrapbook Girl Scouts

images from K & Company

Gig Posters from Two Arms

Ra Ra Riot Gig Poster Two Arms

I have got some serious lurve going on for these peachy Ra Ra Riot screen printed gig posters by Two Arms. They’re kind of gritty, kind of retro, and completely awesome. Downside: they’re making me hungry for peaches, which aren’t readily available in New England in the middle of winter. Ah well, I’ll just dream of warmer days and juicy peaches while I admire Two Arms’ work.

Two Arms Screen Print Ra Ra Riot

More slick gig posters from the Two Arms shop:

Two Arms Gig Posters

images from Two Arms

Custom Graphic Novels Featuring Your Story by Rigel Stuhmiller

Okay, so I realize that most of us don’t have $40,000 to spend on a custom graphic novel that tells the story of our romance, our family, or our wedding, but if money were no object, then how totally cool would it be to have Rigel Stuhmiller create a custom graphic novel just for us? Yeah, pretty cool, I know.

Rigel is currently offering to create a completely custom, 32 page graphic novel of your story. She’ll come to where you’re at and will spend five days with you, collecting reference photos and making sketches, and when she returns home from her visit with you, she’ll develop a storyline, write a script, and transform all of the information that she’s gathered to create your custom graphic novel. When she’s finished, you’ll receive 40 hardbound copies of your book, a unique keepsake that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Rigel has extensive experience storytelling and illustrating, and her storyboards have been used in commercials and film. Her illustrations have been featured in Daily Candy, Town & Country Magazine, and The Today Show.

Here are just a few examples of the styles in Rigel’s portfolio:

Rigel Stuhmiller Illustration

Rigel Stuhmiller Graphic Novel Custom

Rigel Stuhmiller Illustration

Rigel Stuhmiller Custom Comic Book

images from Rigel Stuhmiller