New Advertiser : Sweet Harvey Letterpress

Sweet Harvey Letterpress

I’m so excited to welcome Sweet Harvey Letterpress as the newest advertiser on Paper Crave. I’ve been a fan of Sweet Harvey’s letterpress lovelies for some time, and I always look forward to what Brandi Powell, the owner and creative behind Sweet Harvey, will design next. Adorable baby shower invitations and birth announcements, wedding invites, art prints, business and calling cards, bookplates, greeting cards, moving announcements —you can find a little bit of everything, all of it lovely, at the Sweet Harvey shop.

images from Sweet Harvey Letterpress

Starshaped Press Blox Letterpress Cards

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

I love it when I can see peeks at the techniques used to create fantastic paper goods, and I’m absolutely enthralled by the new collection of letterpress greeting cards from Starshaped Press. The Blox series features four designs, each created by painstakingly hand setting each little block (as in the photo above —yep, every little block of both the shaded letters and the solid background had to be set by hand) to create the letterforms (with an awesome shading pattern, I might add) and the solid banner background areas.

The cards are printed on gray chipboard, and the end result is a very cool collection of letterpressed greetings with a stylized, retro modern feel. You can find the Blox cards in Starshaped Press’ Etsy shop, and here’s some eye candy from the collection:

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

Starshaped Press Letterpress Blox Cards

images from Starshaped Press

Cut Paper Art by Lorraine Nam

Lorraine Nam Paper Cut Art

I’m amazed by the gorgeous cut paper artwork of paper artist and illustrator, Lorraine Nam. Lorraine, a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has been cutting paper and making books since 2006, but she’s always had a penchant for playing with paper. Here is more Lorraine’s wonderfully intricate cut paper work, and you can see more and check out her illustration work at

Lorraine Nam Cut Paper Art

Lorraine Nam Cut Paper Art Detail

Lorraine Nam Cut Paper Art

Lorraine Nam Cut Paper Art

Lorraine Nam Cut Paper Art

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Printables and Paper Goodies, August 2010 Edition

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a roundup of printable paper goodies, and I’ve got a bunch of great ones for you today. Is your printer fired up and ready to go?

Aww, these super sweet printable lunch notes by Mariah DeMarco are just that. Brighten someone’s day with a lunch hello, or use to make teeny lunch notes or sticker tags. Mariah’s website is super kawaii, too!

Free Printable Lunch Notes

Lovely, South of France inspired menu and place card printables by The Left-Handed Calligrapher at Nonpareil.

South of France Printables

Customize and download this gorgeous formal crest monogram, designed by Mae Mae Paperie, over at The Wedding Chicks.

Free Custom Wedding Crest

Aww, love these darling printable sewing cards from Mini-Eco. What a fun way to teach little ones to sew. – via Ohdeedoh

Free Printable Sewing Cards

Yummy caramel sauce and chocolate fudge sauce printable tags, along with links to recipes, by Ez at Creature Comforts. Tasty food + printables is always a winning combo.

Caramel and Chocolate Fudge Sauce Printable Tags

Plummy printable favor box templates and Mr. and Mrs. signs by City Cradle Design at Nonpareil.

Plum Love Printables

Cutie patootie award ribbon cupcake toppers in a rainbow of colors by Maddy at The Inspired Bride.

Free Printable Award Ribbon Cupcake Toppers

Linnette from Paperglitter shares several adorable, back to school themed printables, including apple cupcake toppers and coordinating cupcake wrappers that can be downloaded at Living Locurto, and pencil and Spanish back to school cupcake toppers that can be downloaded at Paperglitter.

Paperglitter Back to School Printables

Learn how to make little black dress cards in a variety of styles over at Carolyn’s Homework.

Little Black Dress Cards

Download blue and brown bird-themed candy bar wrappers by Posh Pixels Design Studio at Nonpareil.

Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

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Erin + Jeremy’s Vintage Ephemera Wedding Invitations

If you love vintage ephemera, then this custom wedding invitation suite, a collaboration between Hello! Lucky and the couple, Erin and Jeremy, will be an absolute treat for your eyes. The delightful collection is a veritable smorgasbord of gorgeous, vintage inspired pieces that are styled to look like vintage tickets and bus passes, fair posters, and postcards. You can check out more photos from the wedding over at the Hello! Lucky blog.

Vintage Ephemera Wedding Invitations

The wedding invitation itself was styled to look like a torn page from a book. The deckled edge, typography, and little bunny silhouette illustration are perfection.

Vintage Ephemera Wedding Invitations

So much playfulness in this suite, including replies that were Mad Libs fashioned to look like vintage Western Union telegram and programs that were made to look like a vintage book.

Vintage Ephemera Wedding Invitations

Vintage Ephemera Wedding Invitations

images from Hello! Lucky