2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 4

It’s time for part four of the calendar roundup, and I’ll say again how amazed I am by all of the beautiful and creative calendars that have been created for 2010. After today’s roundup, I think that I still have enough lovelies left on my list to have at least a part five, and perhaps a part six! Check out parts one, two, and three if you’re looking for even more calendars, and here comes today’s eye candy:

Valerie Jar’s 2010 Forest calendar features a different (and adorable) forest creature illustration every month and is available in both horizontal and vertical orientations. I love where she went with the color palette, too:

Valerie Jar 2010 Calendar

I’m loving the vintage vibe that I’m getting from Two Trick Pony’s hand screen printed tear off calendar:

Two Trick Pony 2010 Calendar

Cicada Studio has created two gorgeous tea towel calendar designs for the new year, available for pre-order now. After the year is over, you can use these lovelies as tea towels, which will get softer with each washing:

Cicada Studio 2010 Calendar
Cicada Studio 2010 Calendar

Satsuma Press’ letterpress calendar exemplifies sophistication with soft, nature inspired illustrations:

Satsuma Letterpress 2010 Calendar

I love the concept behind Postal Press’ 2010 Specimen calendar, inspired by their love for nature and vintage botanical prints. Trim the dates off the bottom after the month is over to transform each month into an art print:

Postal Press 2010 Calendar
Postal Press 2010 Calendar

Pretty patterns decorate Cat Seto’s 2010 eco-friendly desk calendar, which is printed on 100% post consumer waste paper and comes with a reusable wood block holder made of reclaimed lumber and featuring a hole for your pencil. You can mail your used pages back to their studio for recycling, and you’ll receive a coupon for next year’s refill if you do!

Cat Seto 2010 Calendar
Cat Seto 2010 Calendar

Delphine’s 2010 letterpress calendar is printed with eco-friendly, soy based inks and features lovely patterns and floral and nature illustrations:

Delphine 2010 Calendar

Up Up Creative offers several calendar options, including a printed desk calendar featuring a different, modern illustration per month (below, top – available for pre-order now and shipping by mid-November), and printable take along (below, middle) and modern month (below, bottom) printable calendars:

Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar
Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar
Up Up Creative 2010 Calendar

Anna Cote’s 2010 calendar includes monthly nature illustrations created from her own photographs. Each calendar has been gocco screen printed onto 100% recycled paper by hand in a spectrum of vibrant colors, including three metallic inks:

Anna Cote 2010 Calendar

Letter C Design’s calendar features a different pattern and color scheme each month and is a delightfully modern option for your office or home:

Letter C Design 2010 Calendar
Letter C Design 2010 Calendar
Letter C Design 2010 Calendar

e.m. papers has multiple printable calendar options, which include wall calendars featuring simple woodcut illustrations (below, top) and seasonal inspired illustrations (below, bottom):

e.m. papers 2010 Calendar
e.m. papers 2010 Calendar

Stelie Designs has two options, a printable calendar features ultra modern geometric designs (below, top), and a printed calendar with a nice mix of modern geometric and whimsical illustrations (below, bottom):

Stelie Designs 2010 Calendar
Stelie Designs 2010 Calendar

images from their respective owners

Bo Bunny Fall 2009 Collections

Bo Bunny recently released three new collections for fall 2009, and each one has its own flavor and charm. I’m totally a sucker for that distressed look when it comes to scrapbook paper, so naturally I instantly fell for the patterns in the Snowy Serenade collection. Plus, the blue and berry toned palette is beautiful:

Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade

The Persuasion collection is filled with bright pinks, blues, and greens and features trendy birdcage, stylized floral and, my favorite, whimsical frame motifs:

Bo Bunny Persuasion

And the Love Bandit collection lots of super kawaii patterned papers featuring bright pink, chartreuse, and soft teal hues. Eep, love the cutie patootie raccoons and deer! This collection also features cute stamps, rub ons, and other embellishments that you’ll want to check out:

Bo Bunny Love Bandit

images from Bo Bunny

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

I think I’m in love with Bespoke Press’ Illustrators Project, a collection of limited edition letterpress prints featuring lovely illustrations by different artists and illustrators. Gorgeous!

You can read more about each individual illustration and its creator over at Bespoke Press’ blog, and you can purchase the prints from Bespoke’s Etsy or online shop. Here’s a peek at some of my favorites from the collection:

“Christopher’s Ears” by Chelsey FreytaBespoke Press Illustrators Project
“The Sugar In Your Tea, In My Camomile Dreams” by Kristal Melson

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

“Honey In Sunshine” by Nancy Mungcal

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

“A Motley Brew” by Grace Lee

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

“Yes, I Dream of Butterflies” by Jo Bardsley

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

“Her Love’s A Pony” by Kristal Melson

Bespoke Press Illustrators Project

images from Bespoke Press

Bella Figura’s Election Day Sale

Bella Figura Election Day Sale

Bella Figura believes in the power of few to do good for the world and, in honor of Election Day, they’re offering a fantastic deal on orders placed in November. Brides and grooms, if you send Bella Figura a photo of yourselves going out to vote, then you’ll receive 25 free invitation sets when you order 75. So, go out and vote, and be sure to take your camera along with you!

Orders must be places no later than 5pm EST on Monday, November 30, 2009 in order to receive the deal. Check out Bella Figura’s blog for additional details.

image from Bella Figura

The Great Letterpress Giveaway

Great Letterpress Giveaway

Melissa from The Handwork Chronicles spent five months lovingly restoring her Chandler & Price letterpress, but between restoring the press and remodeling her house, she fell behind in her letterpress printing adventures. She’s celebrating being back in the letterpress game by holding weekly letterpress giveaways every week from now until Christmas, and every week the giveaway will get bigger and better!

This week’s giveaway is a set of gift tags (shown above) featuring a modern flower motif in three metallic hues. Head on over to the Handwork Chronicles to find out how you can enter to win, and be sure to check in every Monday for the latest giveaway.

image from The Handwork Chronicles