Free Printables, Early Spring Edition

I haven’t done a free printables roundup for a little while, and I thought it was about time again, what with all of the super cute freebies that I’ve been spotting lately. Gift wrap, invitations, Easter printables — lots of cool stuff coming right up!


Curiosity Group has been celebrating National Craft Month (March) by offering a free printable every week. You can check them all out here. I’m really digging their cute seed packet printable:

Curiosity Group Free Printable Seed Packets


e.m. papers is sharing a gorgeous black and white printable wedding suite … for free! Wowza. You can download the wedding invitation suite, as well as plenty of other pretty printables, over at the e.m. papers site.

Free Printable Wedding Invitations


Everyone’s been buzzing about the oh so lovely wedding of Hello! Lucky co-founder, Eunice Moyle, and with very good reason. As Ina Garten would say, it was faaahbulous. You can download awesome printables and check out fun crafts from the occasion at Hello! Lucky.

Free Printable Labels


I’m loving these bold, patterned gift wrap printables by Kellie Medivitz. Yellow + gray or black is one of my latest color obsessions!

Free Printable Gift Wrap


Super cute ABC printable baby shower invitations from Scraplog:

Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations


These sweet, printable chick cupcake toppers by Paper Glitter would be great for Easter get togethers or spring parties:

Free Printable Easter Cupcake Toppers


Download oh so clever “Tick Off Already” lists from modernemotive and have a smile while you’re working your way through your to do list:

Free Printable Tick Off Already List


Aww, chickie bookmarks! Download these free cuties, courtesy of Jinjerup:

Free Printable Chick Bookmarks


Get your spring on with the March printable from A Print a Day, pretty flowers in four colorways:

Free Printable 12x12 Florals


These free printable weekly calendars from Perideau Designs are oh so pretty, but they’ll also help you get yourself organized!

Free Printable Weekly Calendar


If you’re a graphic designer, especially a freelancer, then you know how fantastically useful these free printable production checklists, measurement cards, special character, and mileage sheets from Erin Vale are. And if you haven’t checked out her new, weekly Freelance 101 feature, then you should! Lots of great information for both new and established freelancers.

Free Printable Freelance Graphic Design

images from their respective owners

They Draw and Cook

I love cooking and baking, and I love great illustration, so it was swoon at first sight when I spotted They Draw and Cook, a collection of “recipe renderings by artists, illustrators, and designers”, on Steve Mack’s blog. It’s so fun to see the creative ways in which the different participants present their chosen recipes, and for any publishers that might be reading, please make this into a cookbook! I think that many, many food and illustration fans, including myself, would snap it up in an instant.

They Draw and Cook has an open call for illustrators/cooks, so if you’re interested you can submit your own take on your favorite recipes!


They Draw and Cook

images from They Draw and Cook

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

It’s the start of what what will be a very rainy Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday…) here, but it’s all good because it’s a holiday week. Happy Passover to those of you who celebrate, and an early Happy Easter to those who will be celebrating the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

I thought I’d start off the week with these wonderfully original letterpress dice prints from Stukenborg, which kind of blow my mind. Each pattern is built by laying dice, one by one, on the bed of the letterpress and rolling ink directly onto the face of the dice for each impression:


Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints


And here are some of the final prints. It’s amazing how many different patterns can be made with the dice:


Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

Stukenborg Letterpress Dice Prints

images from Stukenborg

Weekly Wrap #17 : Under a Blanket of Stars

Weekly Wrap


Paper Stars, Fuchsia, Orange Holiday Gift Wrap


How luxurious would it be to sleep under beautiful paper stars and wake up to a pile of gorgeously wrapped gifts (all for you, of course) at the foot of your bed? I love the pinks, oranges, and grays, not to mention the gorgeous patterns, in these gift wrappings, featuring handblocked wrapping paper from Danish textile company, Bungalow. Here’s more eye candy from their gift wrap line:


Bungalow Gift Wrap

images from Bungalow and scanned by Moodboard from House & Garden UK, December 2009

Nonpareil Magazine, Issue #02

The second issue of Nonpareil Magazine is live — yay! I love that the theme of this issue is color, namely palettes inspired by the inspirational color cards that Maddy posts regularly over at The Inspired Bride. Color, printables, diy projects — there’s so much of all of these to be found in the issue, and I hope that it’ll inspire. Here’s a peek at some of the beautiful images from the issue to whet your appetite:


Nonpareil Magazine Color Me Inspired

images from their respective owners