Weekly Wrap #36 : Eco-Friendly Elegance

Weekly Wrap

Handmade Banana Paper Gift Wrap


This screenprinted, handmade banana paper at Kate’s Paperie would make beautiful gift wrap, though I think that I’d have trouble bringing myself to use it because it’s just so pretty. It’s rather spendy, so I’d reserve the paper for very special gifts, and I think that the only embellishment it would need, if anything, is a white or silver satin ribbon. Simple. Elegant. The paper is available in silver on sage and silver on natural.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and see you back here next week. In the meantime, don’t forget to enter the Envelopments Roll-O-Decks giveaway. The entries so far are fantastic — keep them coming!

images from Kate’s Paperie

From the Shop Friday : Halloween Prep

From the Shop Fridays is a new feature that I’m introducing on Paper Crave, and I’m excited to bring you the first installment today! Every Friday, I’ll be featuring some of the new products that I’ve added to the Paper Crave shop during the week. Hope you enjoy!

This week, I’m all about the Halloween paper crafts. I know it’s still pretty early, but every year I have big plans for Halloween, and every year it seems that I just run out of time. So, this year I’m getting an early start and am adding lots of fun new Halloween goodies from Martha Stewart Crafts. If there’s one thing I know it’s that I’m getting the glow-in-the-dark glitter! I don’t know what I’m going to use it for yet, but I know that I must have it.


Martha Stewart Halloween Crafts

Above, clockwise, from top left: retrolicious Halloween Candy Invitations, blood splattered Vampire Party Invitations, the aforementioned Glow in the Dark Glitter, Jack O Lantern Double Paper Punch (great debossed detail in this one), and a spooky Bat Paper Punch.

Stitched Booklet Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Oh my gorgeous! I’m loving what seems to be a growing trend in storybook style wedding invitations, and these lovelies, designed for Amy + Adam by Craig Duffney of BBDO New York and printed by the always fierce Studio on Fire, are jaw-droppingly beautiful.


Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations


The stitched booklet invites feature two sets of illustrated capitals and graphics — soft, rounded, romantic elements in a lighter green for the bride and rougher, spiked elements in olive green for the groom — which intermingle wonderfully to create this magical suite. Adam, the groom, is originally from Ontario, Canada, and I love how the Canadian maple leaf was incorporated into his graphics.


Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

Stitched Booklet Wedding Invitations

See more details and read more about the techniques involved in creating these lovely invitations over at Beast Pieces.

images from Studio on Fire / Beast Pieces

Nourishing Notes by Letterform Inc.

Letterpress Foodie Notes


I was instantly drawn to these completely clever letterpress greeting cards, aka Nourishing Notes, by graphic design firm, Letterform Inc. The punny greetings make me giggle, and since all things paper and food are two of my biggest passions, the notes were an instant add to my wishlist. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d have to say it’s “Oh Sheet. I Forgot Your Birthday.”


Letterpress Foodie Notes

Letterpress Foodie Notes
Oh Carp. Another Birthday.

Letterpress Foodie Notes
Whisking You a Happy Birthday

Letterpress Foodie Notes
All I Found for Your Birthday Was This Silly Chard

Letterpress Foodie Notes
Thanks Honey

images from Nourishing Notes