Bee Things Lunch Bags

Okay, these screen printed lunch bags from Bee Things are so incredibly cute that it almost makes me wish that I was back in school so I could have the snazziest bag ever for my daily lunch of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, Capri-Sun, and mini bag of chips. Actually, I think that these cuties would make great favor bags, too, and using them as favor packaging would allow me to avoid the unpleasantness of being a socially awkward teen all over again. How cute are those monkeys?! – via HOW Blog

Bee Things Lunch Bags


Bee Things Lunch Bags


Bee Things Lunch Bags

images from Bee Things

Paper Rosette Love

Alright, so I’m going to be honest and admit that I’m not exactly sure what these are called — paper pinwheels, accordion fold circles, circular paper fans, paper rosettes? I’ve seen them referenced as all of these, but no matter what they’re called, they’re hot, they’re pretty, and they’re incredibly versatile. I love seeing the rosettes incorporated into everything from wedding decor to gift wrap and rubber stamping and holiday decorating projects. Here are a few of my favorites:

Paper Rosettes

Clockwise, from top left:

* From the fabulous spirograph inspired wedding at Design*Sponge

* DIY wedding details at Style Me Pretty

* A winter holiday soiree at Snippet & Ink

* Posh Paperie’s paper pinwheel tutorial at Style Me Pretty

* Paper rosette details in this gorgeous floral arrangement by A. Hana Design at Once Wed

* Lovely gift packaging from Summer of Grey Likes Weddings at Style Me Pretty

* Paper rosette initial decorations from Cory and Chris’ wedding at Once Wed

Paper Rosettes Template

Bonus! Paper Source has a downloadable PDF with instructions for making your own accordion folded paper rosettes. Check it out!

images from their respective owners

The ABCs of Branding

ABC Branding Poster

I’m a huge fan of the “ABC” posters and prints that have been so popular over the last year or so, and this one from The Best Part is one of the most clever and cool ones that I’ve seen. Using no ink whatsoever, the posters are a foil stamped and embossed A to Z of some of the most famous logos of all time, including Ford, Kellogg’s, Xerox, and lots more logo lover eye candy. Posters are available in two colorways: silver foil on black and gold foil on cream. – found via Paper Tastebuds

Gold on ivory:

ABC Branding Poster

images from The Best Part

New Zealand Book Council : Going West

The New Zealand Book Council has released an absolutely amazing video, produced by Colenso BBDO and animated by London based Andersen M Studios, which uses paper craft animation to promote books and reading. The animation features paper cut imagery using Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, and eight months of intricate paper cutting work went into creating the final two minute video. Amazing, amazing work! Many thanks to Kelly for letting me know about this wonderful work of art.

video from the NZ Book Council

Paper Wheel Press

Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards

If you’re starting to look for the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie, then you’ll want to check out these super cute letterpress cards by Paper Wheel Press. I just love the little illustrations, coupled with the adorable fonts. Paper Wheel has cards for all sorts of occasions, including birthday, baby, and cards just for saying “hey”. A few more lovelies from the collection:

Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards


Paper Wheel Letterpress Cards

images from Paper Wheel Press