I’m back, and I’m all about autumn and Halloween paper! Well, I’m sure that there will be non-autumn-and-halloween posts here and there, but for the most part the next few weeks are going to be filled with spooky paper goodies.
These Halloween cards from Creative Thursday are ridiculously cute, aren’t they? I love the little polar bear peeking out from the jack-o-lantern. See, even wintry bears love Halloween. $4.00 for a single card + envelope.
image from Creative Thursday
This will be my last post on Paper Crave until October, as I’m leaving tomorrow for a week on an autumn vacation to the Outer Banks. Woohoo for vacations! However, when I return I have a couple of surprises for you, including a project that’s been in the works for a little while now. I’m so excited to share it with you!
While I’m busy packing, have fun checking out these paper-centric links from around blogland:
* Cool retro modern holiday cards from sparrow and belle via Design*Sponge
* Pilllpat paper crafts and vtks fonts (distressed and perfect for Halloween) via Poppytalk
* 3D art pieces from Maurizio Santucci a.k.a. Bombo via Pikaland
* How to carve your own stamps via Craftstylish
* Vintage paper snowflake crafts via Just Something I Made
See you in October!
I’m so thankful to live in an area where I can wander into a physical Paper Source, but I have to admit that it’s very difficult for me to stay focused after I’m in the door. I almost always have something specific that I’m looking for when I go, but I inevitably end up dazed and confused after a few minutes.
Do I look at the greeting cards? The wall of gift wrap? The ribbons and embellishments? The stamps and paper punches? The glues and glitter? And it goes on and on…until my brain is overloaded and I’m just about laying on the floor in a pool of my own drool.
However, I had a rare moment of clarity during my last visit, when I spotted Paper Source’s beautiful 2009 letterpress desktop calendar amidst a display of the 2009 Snow & Graham calendars. Who knew that giraffes and retro-inspired Christmas trees would snap me right out of my my paper goods induced daze?! Seriously, though, it’s a great looking calendar.
image from Paper Source
I’m loving pretty much everything from Boston based Two Trick Pony. Their line includes cards and invitations featuring lovely color palettes (are we calling them colorways now?) and both bold, modern patterns and cute illustrations.
Two Trick Pony’s paper goods are screenprinted on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and include everything from all occasion notecards to thank yous to baby shower invites to holiday greetings (you have to check out their Christmas cards below…love the blue and red!). Purchase cards and art prints at Two Trick Pony’s Etsy shop, and see their entire collection here.
More pretties from Two Trick Pony:
images from Two Trick Pony