I’m always jazzed to see collaborations between wonderful independent artisans, and I’m absolutely taken with these letterpress “dolls” created by Thomas Printers in collaboration with illustrator Denise Simon. I think that they would make wonderful gift tags, too, or you could simply frame them for a new twist on an art print. $4.00 each from Thomas Printers.
images from Thomas Printers
I was so excited to hear from Tina at Joie Studio about her newest venture, LUXE letterpress, a line dedicated to beautiful customized letterpress wedding invitations.
The line features several collections, including the bold, internationally inspired patterns of Savoir Faire (the Seville invitation from this line is featured above); the soft, natural illustrations of Nature’s Kiss; and the Asian symbols and florals of Asian Chic.
Paper Crave readers will receive 20% off any wedding invitation orders placed between now and August 15, 2008. Use coupon code GoLUXEcrave when you place your order to receive the discount. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotion. Thanks so much, Tina!
image from LUXE letterpress
Vera Wang seems to be doing a bit of everything these days. In addition to creating sought after wedding fashions, Wang also has ready to wear and runway lines, wedding invitations, a popular fragrance (fragrances, actually), fine china, and even mattresses (no, really). I even spotted a rather nice bedding collection from the brand at Kohl’s the other day.
While I think that the mattress line may be taking things a bit far, I am in love with these gorgeous laser cut note cards, available from Paper Source. The fantastic designs and detail are wonderfully inspirational. Drool…paper eyelets and tatting. $38.00 per box of 10 of a single design.
images from Paper Source
I’m back, and I’ve got quite the stash of paper craves for you. First up, lovely modern letterpress invitations from Jaelyn K. Each design has its own appeal — from the modern tendrils of Sariah to the Asian feel of Ella to the deco accents of Arial. I also love the fact that all of their invitations are named after princesses, both fictional and real.
Each luxury letterpress invitation is printed on extra thick 100% cotton rag paper, and Jaelyn K offers full customization of colors and wording. The invitations are also available with upgrades, including luxe boxes, bows, and bellybands. For more information and pricing, visit the Jaelyn K website.
Some eye candy from their collection:
images from Jaelyn K
I’ll be leaving today for an unplanned trip out of town and will be gone for the rest of this week and the entirety of next week. But I’ll be posting again starting the 21st.
While I’m gone, I won’t have access to email, but I’ll start responding to those emails that I’ve received in the past day or two and those I’ll receive while I’m gone starting on the 21st.
Apologies in advance for the absence of paper craves in the next week and a half. Thanks for understanding!
While I’m gone, you can check out these paper pretties from around the web:
* Awesome retro-y kitchen prints from junecraft – via Decor8
* D.I.Y. Wednesdays cute paper table lantern craft project – via Design*Sponge
* Ooh, a sneak peak at the forthcoming letterpress line from fb press, a new venture from Nicole at Freshly Blended – via Freshly Blended
* Oh so prettily packaged macarons – via Oh Joy!
* Unique paper goodies from UK design shop, Prsent & Correct — how fantastic are those Biscuit greeting cards?! – via Bloesem