Lovi Birch Wood Postcards

It’s always so much fun when a designer combines greetings with something clever and crafty. I’m completely digging the Lovi line of postcards by Finnish designer, Anne Paso. The innovative cards include die-cut birch wood pieces that the recipient can assemble into three-dimensional ornaments or decorative pieces like piglets, hearts, and birds. You can purchase some of the Lovi line online at Merchant No. 4, and you can check out the Lovi site for a complete list of stockists in your area.

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Ball

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Heart

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Pig

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Bird

The Lovi line also includes mini ball ornaments and a super cool Christmas tree that you can assemble for a unique holiday decoration:

Anne Paso Lovi Birch Wood Postcard Tree

images from Lovi / Merchant No. 4

Weekly Wrap #38 : Knot & Bow

Weekly Wrap

Knot & Bow Gift Wrapping Shop

There’s a new shop called Knot & Bow on the virtual block, and I’m delighting over all of the gift packaging bits and bobs to be found there. Erin Ozer, owner of Knot & Bow, loves gift wrapping and pretty packaging, especially brown paper packages (a woman after my own heart), and these loves serve as the inspiration for the shop.

Browsing around, you’ll find kraft paper seals and heart stickers, glassine bags, seam binding ribbon, twine, and more, including the Classics Gifting Kit, which features a wonderful array of items from the shop. Erin’s working on adding new kits, too, so be on the lookout for those soon!

images from Knot & Bow

From the Shop Friday : Minted Birth Announcements

Between yesterday’s post on those fantastic baby congratulations cards by The Social Type and the addition of several pretty birth announcements from Minted to the Paper Crave shop, it’s turned out to be a quite fitting end of the week because I became an aunt again yesterday! Congratulations to my sister and her husband, who became the parents of Isabella Marie yesterday at 7:32am. She’s a little beauty!

As mentioned, I added several birth announcements from Minted to the shop this week, and Minted is currently having a pretty great sale on kids birthday invitations, baby shower invitations, and birth announcements. Save 15% on your order through the end of August with the code SUMMER15.

Minted Birth Announcements

Above, clockwise, from top left: Tallulah Birth Announcements by Guess What?, Mod Quilt Birth Announcements by Potts Design, Naomi Birth Announcements by Alex Elko Design, and Spring Luxe Birth Announcements by Letters by Lauren.

P.S. I’ve added a couple of new doodads to the site this week. Every post now has a Facebook Like Button and a Tweet button (have a look below to see), so it’s easier to share the paper goodies that catch your eye.

images from Minted

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Cards

I have to say that The Social Type’s letterpress baby congratulations cards are probably the most swoonworthy baby congrats cards that I’ve ever seen. The combination of letterpress and foil stamping (silver foil for boys and gold foil for girls) is absolute perfection, and I’m completely taken with the lovely typography and star and stripe details. Plus? The “Official Cutie Headquarters Seal” — hello, awesome!


Letterpress Baby Congratulations Cards by The Social Type

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Cards by The Social Type

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Cards by The Social Type

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Cards by The Social Type

images from The Social Type

YASLY Letterpress Virtues of Man Prints & Leather Engraving

I’m amazed by these Virtues of Man letterpress prints from YASLY, a Florida based design collective “comprised of fellow musicians, leather craftsman, letterpress artisans, house wives and carpenters”. The imagery in these prints is so powerful and brings to mind Freemason imagery and da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.


Letterpress Virtues of Man Print by YASLY
White

Letterpress Virtues of Man Print by YASLY
Pewter

Letterpress Virtues of Man Print by YASLY
Black

And I’m in complete awe over YASLY’s laser engraved leather pieces. Wow. They’re both sold out, but I just had to include them here.


YASLY Engraved Leather

YASLY Engraved Leather

images from YASLY; photography by Jon Paul Douglas