Louella Press Ornament Cards

Halloween’s over — and I hope that you all had a great one — so can I assume that it’s alright to start posting Christmas cards? I mean, I did see that they were putting up the Christmas tree at one of the local shopping centers this weekend, and Target was setting up their Christmas decorating area, too. Certainly these types of places wouldn’t do this type of thing too early, right?!

Well, even if I’m a tad early, I just have to start posting some of the holiday lovelies that I’ve been coming across in my web travels, including these gorgeous letterpress ornament cards — available in three stylistic series — by Louella Press.

The Bold Tidings ornament series features bright, modern pattern and design:

Louella Press Bold Tidings Letterpress Ornament Cards

Ornate, vintage inspired pattern and metallic inks highlight the Vintage Sparkle ornament series:

Louella Press Vintage Sparkle Letterpress Ornament Cards

Fun, whimsical illustrations and patterns are featured in the Classic ornament series:

Louella Press Classic Letterpress Ornament Cards

images from Louella Press

New Advertisers : November 2009

I’m excited to welcome two new advertisers to Paper Crave this month: Give Studio and Spark Stationery!

Give Studio Letterpress

Give Studio has a lovely collection of letterpress greeting cards, card sets, and personalized stationery featuring modern, whimsical illustrations and hand lettering. They also do their part for the environment by using recyclable packaging, biodegradable card sleeves, and envelopes made from recycled paper. Pretty and eco-friendly – what more could you ask?

Letterpress Love Spark Stationery

I recently mentioned the launch of Spark Stationery’s brand new website, letterpresslove.com, where you can find plenty of eye candy just by looking at the website design! But there’s oh so much more to be found in the pages of their new web digs, including a portfolio filled with beautiful letterpress cards and invitations and a blog, where you can keep up on the latest from Spark.

2009 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

The 2009 Neiman Marcus Christmas book, released earlier this month, is a feast for the paper lover’s eyes. First, the front and back covers feature beautiful, ornate quilled paper creations by Yulia Brodskaya:

Yulia Brodskaya Quilling

Yulia Brodskaya Quilling

The book is accompanied by a fantasy gifts video, which features quilling in action. Very cool!

Yulia Brodskaya Quilling

And, inside the Christmas Book, you’ll find lots of inspirational paper accents, including paper snowflakes and interesting use of book pages as both photo backdrops and as accessories and clothing. Love it. Many thanks to Sonia for the tip!

Neiman Marcus Christmas 2009

Neiman Marcus Christmas 2009

Neiman Marcus Christmas 2009

images from Neiman Marcus

French Vintage Lovelies

French Vintage DIY

If you love French vintage loveliness, then you must head over to iDiY! Luzel has put together a series of French Vintage Goodies, which includes free printable table number card, place card, and label templates by Wedding Style Guide (shown above), and a gorgeous Crown Wedding Suite, free (!) to download from The Wedding Chicks (shown below). If you’re feeling crafty, the series also includes a seriously lovely DIY screen printed table runner and a tutorial for re-creating the look of vintage French linens.

French Vintage DIY

images from Wedding Style Guide and The Wedding Chicks

2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 3

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means, don’t you? Well, it means that it’s almost Friday (yay!), but it also means that it’s time for part three of my 2010 calendar roundup (double yay!). You’ll also want to check out parts one and two, and look forward to at least one or two more in the coming days.

First up today is Albertine Press, who veered away from their marbled calendars of years past and created a 100% letterpress calendar this year. The project required 29 separate color runs, and the result is gorgeous:

Albertine Press 2010 Calendar

Detail:

Albertine Press 2010 Calendar

I’m loving the modern shapes and the awesome teal and yellow color scheme in elum’s 2010 Four Seasons letterpress calendar:

Elum Four Seasons 2010 Calendar

Super cute and colorful seasonal illustrations highlight Creative Thursday’s 2010 wall calendar:

Creative Thursday 2010 Calendar

Beautiful floral illustrations in blue on white in Two Brunettes’ screen printed canvas calendar, which would make a great gift and can be reused year to year as a decorative keepsake:

Two Brunettes Canvas 2010 Calendar

Whimsical animal illustrations and modern pattern and palette are featured in INK + WIT’s lovely 2010 letterpress calendar:

INK+WIT Letterpress 2010 Calendar
INK+WIT Letterpress 2010 Calendar
INK+WIT Letterpress 2010 Calendar

Le Papier Studio offers several 2010 options, including oh so pretty romantic silhouettes (below, top), botanicals (below, middle), canvas wall calendars, and a super cool pillow calendar (below, bottom):

Le Papier Studio 2010 Calendars
Le Papier Studio 2010 Calendars
Le Papier Studio 2010 Calendars

Hammerpress has four awesome designs this year, all printed on heavy chipboard with tear off calendar pages:

Hammerpress 2010 Calendars

Gorgeous, sophisticated illustration and letterpress work on Missing Q Press’ 2010 calendar (thanks to Maddy from The Inspired Bride for giving me a head’s up about this one!):

Missing Q Press 2010 Calendar

Love the uplifting sentiments and bright colors in Sub Studio’s calendar, which is small enough to fit inside your wallet, purse, moleskine, or pocket for a quick pick me up when you need it. They’re laminated for durability, too!

Sub Studio 2010 Calendar

Shim + Sons has created an ultra chic and modern design with pops of bright color that I just love:

Shim + Sons 2010 Calendar

I’m digging the hand lettered month names and bright, stripey patterns on Every Jot and Tittle’s wall and pocket calendars:

Every Jot & Tittle 2010 Calendar
Every Jot & Tittle 2010 Calendar

Oh so cute illustrations decorate Matilou’s 2010 calendar:

Matilou 2010 Calendar

images from their respective owners