New Advertiser : Yozo Craft

Yozo Craft

I’m so happy to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Yozo Craft. I am pretty crazy about all things kawaii, so a shop like this is a metaphorical candy store for me. Yozo Craft is based in Japan, and they carry everything from super cute tape to lettersets/stationery, rubber stamps, stickers, and much more. I could spend hours looking at their collection of paper goodies, some of which I haven’t seen elseware. They ship worldwide, so no matter where you live you’ll be able to get some cute for yourself!

images from Yozo Craft

Weekly Wrap #9 : Wood You Be Mine?

Weekly Wrap


Wood Block Valentines

Alright, so technically these aren’t wrapped gifts, but they sure do look like gifts, don’t you think? Plus, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know what a sucker I am for faux bois, so I just had to share them with you.

These adorable little “gifts” are actually gocco printed wood block valentines with letterpress tags by Something’s Hiding in Here. Such a clever, clever idea, and versatile, too. You can use the gifts as paper weights, or stack them to make a decorative piece for a table or bookshelf. But you might want to just put your gifts on your desk and stare at them all day, like I probably would.

images from Something’s Hiding in Here

Milk Carton Postcards

Grass Design

I don’t know what it is about milk cartons, but I love ‘em. The smaller, the better. So, when I spotted these teeny milk cartons over at The Dieline, I was instantly enamored with them. But, wait, they’re more than just milk cartons. These little cuties are actually a series of die cut postcards that can be transformed into milk cartons!



Milk Carton Postcards

The project was the brainchild of Malaysian design firm, Grass Studio, who cleverly recycled the milk carton dieline from a previous project in order to keep the project costs down, and the postcards have since become a sought after collectors series. I’m sure that the client, Dasein Academy of Art, was delighted with the result. I know that I wouldn’t be throwing this postcard away if I received one in the mail. You can see more from the series over at The Dieline.

images from The Dieline / Grass Studio

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 6

This has truly been a great year for Valentine’s Day cards. Letterpress, flat printed, printable — a little bit of everything to scratch that paper itch. Now, as (sort of) promised, here’s the final part of my roundup!

Hee, these Valentine’s Day cards from The Frantic Meerkat are bound to get a chuckle:

Frantic Meerkat Valentine's Day Cards
Frantic Meerkat Valentine's Day Cards


Sweet Love Notes mini-valentines from Little Aviary:

Little Aviary Mini Valentine's Day Cards


Sewn heart mobiles and wire love cards from Fold / Miro Chun:

Fold Mini Valentine's Day Cards


A Simple I Love You letterpress cards from Vandalia Street Press:

Vandalia Street Press Valentine's Day Cards


Printable love bird valentines from pinecone + lola:

Pinecone + Lola Valentine's Day Cards


Lovely hand embroidered heart cards by Paper Mode:

Paper Mode Valentine's Day Cards


Cute, printable pocket coupon books by Green Lily Designs. These can hold gift cards, money, and other small gifts:

Green Lily Valentine's Day Cards


You are Sweet printable card from Mufn Inc.:

Printable Valentine's Day Cards

images from their respective owners

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 5

Alright, so by now I should really know better than to say that the next roundup is my last one, because I inevitably find all sorts of new cards to show you. I didn’t want this roundup to be a mile long, so to speak, so there will be a part six, and then I’m done with all of the love cards … unless I find more!

Oh so pretty letterpress cards by Duet Letterpress:

Duet Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


I always look forward to seeing Crankbunny’s awesome paper creations. Edgar Allen Poe fans will love the clever, clever Tell Tale Heart valentine, a collaboration with poster artist Brian Ewing, which features a personalized scratch of message inside:

Crankbunny Valentine


Love these letterpress library card Valentine’s Day cards by Simplesong:

Simplesong Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Afavorite has several cool Valentine’s Day cards — the jukebox themed card is so clever:

Afavorite Valentine's Day Cards


Pretty puzzle piece card by Wit & Whistle:

Wit & Whistle Valentine's Day Cards


V is for Valentine letterpress card from Hijirik Studio. Also available are L is for Love, X is for XOXO, and I is for I (heart) You:

Hijirik Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Venn Valentine cards from Anemone Letteress — so clever!

Anemone Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Printable Snuggle Bunny valentines by Juxtapose Design:

Printable Valentine's Day Cards

images from their respective owners