Summer + Fourth of July Printables

Fireworks, barbecues, flowers in bloom, and beach days — there’s a lot to love about this time of the year, and these creative peeps have shared even more things to love, including Fourth of July party printables, coloring pages, and plenty of summer-themed paper crafts to keep you busy!

A patriotic Fourth of July party printable collection from Tweedle Dee Designs, featuring invitations, a bunting banner, and red, white and blue cupcake toppers.

Tweedle Dee Fourth of July Party Printables

Printable 4th of July flag cupcake toppers from Kellie at Two Pooch Paperie.

Two Pooch Paperie Fourth of July Cupcake Flags

Super cute, summery coloring pages from Erin at Vale Design.

Printable Summer Coloring Pages Vale Design

Printable summer vintage floral gift tags from Amy at Eat Drink Chic.

Free Printable Vintage Flower Gift Tags

Printable Fourth of July party goodies and BBQ invitations by Rebecca of The Pink Orange at The Sweetest Occasion.

Fourth of July Party Printables The Pink Orange

DIY beach and ocean themed doodle notebooks by Kellie Medivitz, printable templates for the notebooks and lined paper included!

Kellie Medivitz Summer Doodle Books DIY

Uplifting, summer-themed printable Happy Notes by Lori McDonough.

Lori McDonough Free Printable Happy Notes

Printable summer fortune tellers by Melissa of IS*LY at Skip to My Lou.

Printable Summer Fortune Tellers IS*LY

images from their respective owners

Lone Star State Save the Dates

Texas Vintage Music Poster Inspired Save the Dates

Texas Vintage Music Poster Inspired Save the Dates

Thanks to Jennifer James, a designer and illustrator at Two Paperdolls, for letting me know about these fantastic, custom save the dates that she created for her sister and future brother-in-law. The design blends Texan-inspired shabby chic with the groom’s love of vintage music posters, and I love the palette of yellow linen, papaya, chocolate, and a dark sage-y green, perfect choices for a retro look with a slightly western feel.

My favorite part about the save the dates is that they tell the story of Kelly + Clayton, high school sweethearts who reunited after college. Knowing the bride and groom to be personally allowed Jennifer to design something unique for the couple and to share a story that certainly warmed the hearts of everyone who received a save the date.

Texas Vintage Music Poster Inspired Save the Dates

Texas Vintage Music Poster Inspired Save the Dates

Clever, removable hangtags continue the vintage theme and allow invitees to keep a reminder about the wedding in an easy to see place, and wraparound address labels are just plain cool.

images from Jennifer James

The Paper Crave Newsletters

I am so jazzed to be able to announce the launch of something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Allow me to introduce the Paper Crave Newsletters!

The first newsletter is for all of the paper lovers out there, which includes most, if not all, of you who are regular Paper Crave readers. Every month, you’ll receive an eye-candy filled menagerie of everything a paper lover covets. See a summary of what you may have missed on Paper Crave recently, and feast your eyes on bonus paper goodies, as well as sales, specials, giveaways, and new product launches from your favorite paper shops. I love the idea of having a place where I can not only give you a look at what’s been going on on the site, but also a place where I can share goodies and information that are beyond what I’ve been talking about here. Sign up for the Paper Crave Goodies List now!

I’m just as excited about the second newsletter, the Biz List. I’ve been working on the web as a designer, programmer, search engine marketing figure-r outer, and online business owner for about a decade now (man, that makes me feel old). During that time, I’ve picked up heaps of information about what it means to run a business on the web and, during the past almost four years of running Paper Crave, what it means, specifically, to run a paper goods business online. This newsletter is my place to open up a dialogue with you, the stationers, invitation designers, and other paper goods creators. Find out more and sign up for the Biz List (scroll down to the second entry form area for Biz List details).

I’ve also spruced up my contact page, including more details and guidelines about what I like to see in paper goods submissions.

And, if you have a shop/website and have an upcoming product launch, sale, discount, or special that you’d like for me to share in an upcoming Paper Goodies newsletter, please email me at with details and dates. The first newsletter should be going out around mid-July, so anything that’s going on from mid-July to mid-August is something I want to hear about!