New Artist Chubby Books from PinkGhost

PinkGhost is like a candy store for those (like myself) who love all things kawaii —I SO want every one of these Futurama Mini Figures (not paper, I know, but I love ’em), and I’m loving their newest artist chubby books, which feature two of my favorite illustrators: Alberto Cerriteño and Crowded Teeth. Each Chubby Book is a 250 page hardcover book that includes 10 artist postcards, 100 lined pages, and 150 sketch pages.

Alberto Cerriteño:

Alberto Cerriteno Chubby Book

Alberto Cerriteno Chubby Book

Alberto Cerriteno Chubby Book

Crowded Teeth:

Crowded Teeth Chubby Book

Crowded Teeth Chubby Book

Crowded Teeth Chubby Book

images from PinkGhost

Red Oak Press Letterpress Birth Announcements Giveaway

I cannot express how excited I am to be able to share this amazing giveaway with you. Red Oak Press just launched a new line of letterpress birth announcements, and they’re offering one lucky Paper Crave reader 100 custom letterpress printed birth announcements in the design of their choice plus 100 envelopes with return address in one color on the back flap. Didn’t I tell you it was an amazing giveaway?!

The winner of this giveaway may transfer the prize to anyone they wish, which means that, even if you don’t have a new little one on the way yourself, you can enter for a sibling or a friend who does!

In order to enter, simply comment on this post with your favorite of Red Oak’s sixteen new birth announcement designs – names of each can be found beneath the photos. Photos of each design are shown below, and if you click on any of the images, you’ll be linked to a larger photo of the design. The announcements are A2 card size (4.25″ x 5.5″), with the exception of “Wreath Baby”, which is 5.5″ x 5.5″ and will require additional postage. The announcements will be printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White 100% cotton paper.

This giveaway will run through next Wednesday, October 6th, at midnight eastern time. One entry per person, and the prize must be claimed within 1 year of the win date.

Alright, are you ready to feast your eyes on beautiful letterpress birth announcements?

Biplane Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Jungle Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Wreath Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Cloud Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Dove Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Quilted Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Giraffe Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Posie Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Mobile Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Seersucker Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Kite Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Bunny Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Walking My Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Fern Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Rosie Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

Stork Baby Letterpress Birth Announcement

images from Red Oak Press

Cute Letterpress Baby Shower + Birthday Invites

I let out a squee of delight when Brandi from Sweet Harvey sent over these absolutely darling letterpress baby shower and birthday invitation designs. Both were born as custom projects for clients who have agreed to allow Brandi to share the love and offer the designs as part of her signature line, so you can find both designs right in the Sweet Harvey shop!

Update (2/27/12): Sweet Harvey no longer offers these invitations as part of their product line.

Sweet Harvey Custom Letterpress Birthday Invitations

Sweet Harvey Custom Letterpress Birthday Invitations

I’m a total softy for this super cute giraffe illustration, and Heather, the client, must’ve been, too, because she requested that this little guy make an appearance on custom giraffe letterpress birthday invitations for her daughter Bryn’s second birthday. Heather wanted to go with more gender neutral colors while still having the invites be a bit “girly”, and I love the choice of a teal-y blue and rich red palette. Coordinating giraffe tags were created to attach to parting gifts at the party as a thank you to guests for coming. So cute!

Sweet Harvey Custom Letterpress Birthday Invitations

Brandi created these oh so sweet custom daisy letterpress baby shower invites for Amy, who wanted a design that was fresh and gender neutral since the sex of the baby had not yet been determined when the invitations were being created. She chose a lovely teal blue and deep brown color palette that works wonderfully for a boy or a girl, and I love the daisy illustration, with one daisy taller and one smaller to represent mother and child.

Sweet Harvey Custom Letterpress Baby Shower Invites

Sweet Harvey Custom Letterpress Baby Shower Invites

images from Sweet Harvey

Playing with Books Giveaway Winner

Playing with Books Giveaway

Congratulations to Erin, who posted comment #69 and is the winner of the Playing with Books giveaway! Erin, I’ll be in touch with you shortly to let you know how to claim your prize.

Here’s what Erin had to say about paper:

I am a paper-hoarder. Any beautiful paper. Any cool postcard or announcement or greeting card. If I like it, I keep it. My poor husband is so gracious about the piles in the craft room. (I’m a lucky wifey!) I have a 1-year-old so don’t get much time to paper craft, but I cut up the hoards of paper I have and usually turn them into greeting cards so they can brighten someone else’s day the way they did mine! I’d love to check out this book and get more ideas for ways to use my paper.

Thanks to everyone for your wonderful giveaway entries. I’ll say it again —you gals and guys are so creative, and I love hearing about what you’re up to! Rock on with your paper projects!

Power Outage

Hi, everyone. I woke up to a power outage this morning, and since power was just restored, I think I’ll hold off until tomorrow on the posts that I had scheduled for today. Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait! Tomorrow is “baby day”, and I’ll be launching an absolutely fantastic giveaway, as well as sharing some wonderful custom work from one of my favorite letterpress shops. So, tune in tomorrow!

P.S. Speaking of great giveaways, today is the last day to enter to win a copy of Playing with Books, so head on over if you haven’t already and let us know how you’ve been having fun with paper recently!