A Letterpress Christmas 2009 : Roundup, Part 1

A Letterpress Christmas 2009

As with all of the 2010 calendars, I’m simply in awe of all of the wonderful holiday card designs that are out there this season. Every year I think that there couldn’t possibly be more wonderful collection of holiday paper treats, and then all of you fantastic card designers go and outdo yourselves!

This letterpress holiday card roundup is part one of two, and I had to shake my head at myself when I first took a look at the collection of images below. Not much green to be seen! It’s not that I don’t like green, because I do. I guess I’m just very predictable in my love of the blue and red combo. However, rest assured green-lovers, because there’s lots of green in the second part of the roundup, coming up right after this one.

A Letterpress Christmas 2009

Clockwise, from top left: Winter Wonderland Flat Cards by Spring Olive; Peaceable Kingdom by Hello! Lucky; Snowflake Season’s Greetings by Papermum; Movie Theater Holiday Cards by Moontree Press; Delicious Christmas by Hello! Lucky; Peace on Earth by Anemone Letterpress; Birchberry Notecards by INK+WIT; Warm Holiday Wishes by Maida Vale; Peace by Ink & Iron

images from their respective owners

A Letterpress Christmas 2009 : Parrott Design Studio

A Letterpress Christmas 2009

Parrott Design Studio shares a number of letterpress holiday lovelies this season with an ultra chic selection that includes shimmery silver, red, and white postcards and oodles of soft, sophisticated greeting cards. Plus, you must check out the completely awesome giveaway going on now over at the Things Are Better with a Parrott blog. You have until December 6, 2009 to enter to win letterpress cards, ornaments, gift tags, and Parrott Design’s fantastic 2010 calendar!

Parrott Design Studio Holiday Cards


Parrott Design Studio Holiday Cards


Parrott Design Studio Holiday Cards


Parrott Design Studio Holiday Cards


Parrott Design Studio Holiday Cards

Super cute record and button letterpress coasters will make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts:

Parrott Design Studio Letterpress Coasters

images from Parrott Design Studio

Gifts for Paper Lovers 2009 : Art Prints

The other day I realized that I’ve never done a holiday gift guide on this site. I know, I can’t believe it, either! And it’s a shame that I haven’t, because there are so many awesome gifts out there for paper lovers. Well, my gift guide eschewing ways are about to change because this year I’m doing my first (what will hopefully be) annual Gifts for Paper Lovers holiday guide.

Art prints are always at the top of my holiday wishlist, and I could fill my own gallery with the number of prints that I’m coveting at any given time. Digital, letterpress, gocco, screen printed — I love them all! Here’s a selection of what I’d like to see on the walls of my home this holiday season and all year long:

Art Prints Holiday Gift Guide

Clockwise, from top left: The Enamored Mico by Alberto Cerriteño; Alice in Wonderland by Elsa Mora; Owl by Von Glitschka; Winter Doves by Dee Beale; Street Parade (from the City Floats series) by Bumble Ink; Partridge in a Pear Tree by Byvik Ink; Llama Penpal by Labpartners

Art Prints Holiday Gift Guide

Clockwise, from top left: Barriers by Frank Chimero (get it while you can during his Hamilton ($10) Sale); Weather by Harry Diaz; Fuzzy by Louella Press; Pen and Paper City Prints by Karen O’Leary; Wilkintie Gift Box (for the very good boys and girls on your list); Live What You Love by Hijirik Studio; Some Bunny (Pink) by Two Trick Pony (save 20% on this and all of their other goods during their Holiday Sale!)

images from their respective owners

Nutcracker Paper Wreath

Nutcracker Paper Wreath

Maureen from Ink & Paper recently sent over some images of their entry in the R Home for the Holidays designer wreath decorating contest, which took place on November 16, and my jaw just about hit the floor when I first saw them. How amazing is this wreath? The contest was sponsored by RHome Magazine and hosted by the Virginia Historical Society to benefit the Richmond Ballet, and the theme was The Nutcracker. It’s hard to believe that this wreath only received 2nd place in the contest!

I love the use of the different types of paper crafts, including kusudama flowers, quilled paper snowflakes, and the crepe paper tutus on the ballerinas. Thanks to Maureen for letting me know about this incredible creation! Here a few of the lovely details:

Nutcracker Paper Wreath


Nutcracker Paper Wreath


Nutcracker Paper Wreath

images from Ink & Paper