Very Inviting Paper

I’m really enjoying the collection of cards and invitations from newly opened paper shop, Very Inviting Paper. They create note cards and invitations for all sorts of occasions — wedding, kids and baby, and everyday note cards, most of which can be personalized for you. Many of the paper goods in the Very Inviting Paper line feature fun illustrations that have been hand drawn and watercolored by Susan, the shop’s owner. Here are just a few of my favorites:


Very Inviting Paper

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Emma van Leest Papercuts

Emma van Leest Papecuts


I am in complete awe over the evocative work of Melbourne, Australia based paper artist, Emma van Leest, whose intricate papercut work is truly amazing. I love the layered, dimensional quality of her work and her use of different colored papers to achieve this look in certain works. Her attention to detail is rather mindblowing:


Emma van Leest Papecuts

Emma van Leest Papecuts

Emma van Leest Papecuts

Emma van Leest Papecuts

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Luke Drozd

Luke Drozd

Artist and illustrator Luke Drozd’s work is a little unsettling, somewhat disturbing, and totally awesome. If you’re lucky enough to be attending Flatstock 24, a poster show presented by the American Poster Institute this week, then you’ll undoubtedly see the poster (above) that Drozd created for the show, and you can find more of his work at Gigposters and in his Flickr stream, too. Here’s a peek:


Luke Drozd

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Natalie As Is Handmade Books

Natalie As Is Handmade Books


I spotted Natalie Stopka’s, aka Natalie As Is, work recently on the Etsy front page, and I was instantly taken by her gorgeous, handmade books. Natalie incorporates vintage hankies, fabric, and embroidery stitching to create unique books that are oh so chic. You can see more of her hand bound book work, along with her drawings and print work, here.


Natalie As Is Handmade Books

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Rainy Day Letterpress Cards

Umbrella Letterpress Cards

Umbrella Letterpress Cards

I always say this, but I can’t believe that it’s Monday again already. This is the third straight day of constant rain and wind in the Boston area, and I’m a bit rain weary, but these cute Rainy Day letterpress cards from Letterpress Delicacies have been cheering me up. They’re available in tnree colorways: blue/silver, fuchsia/silver, and black/silver. Here’s to a great Monday, despite whatever inclement weather you may be experiencing!

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