The Lost & Found Dept.

The Lost & Found Dept. Art PrintsI’m really digging the style of The Lost & Found Dept., the design and printmaking studio of graphic designer/illustrator Jamie Patrick Paul, whose art prints feature subjects like mini Abraham Lincoln (love!), ornate cigar bands, and vintage typewriters. Prints are created using a variety of techniques — flat printing, letterpress printing, and screen printing — and the illustrations have that oh so cool mid-century vibe. You can check out Jamie’s portfolio at, and here’s some more art print eye candy from The Lost & Found Dept.’s shop. – via French Paper

The Lost & Found Dept. Art Prints

The Lost & Found Dept. Art Prints

The Lost & Found Dept. Art Prints

The Lost & Found Dept. Art Prints

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New Advertiser : Perideau Designs

Perideau Designs

I’m so happy to welcome Perideau Designs as Paper Crave’s newest advertiser! Bridgett Edwards, the founder and owner of Perideau Designs, creates so many cute personalized goodies that it was tough for me to choose just a few to show you. You can find everything from Halloween invites to personalized Halloween treat bags, personalized stationery for adults and kids, custom art prints, and gift tags in the Perideau Designs line, as well as party packs, notepads, and lots of other paper goodies that are perfect as gifts and for parties and special occasions.

images from Perideau Designs

Weekly Wrap #43 : Avie Designs Wrapping Paper

Avie Designs Patterned Wrapping Paper

I am in full swoon over the new collection of patterned wrapping papers from Avie Designs! I always get a little giddy when I see gift wrap from independent shops because #1) not many shops have gift wrap in their lineup, and #2) the designs usually kick the butt of what can be found in the mass market. These gift wrap sheets from Avie are so very pretty — the bright colors and modern patterns rock, and I love that the patterns coordinate with each other, as shown in the beautifully wrapped examples above. Inspiring!

The collection includes five designs: Baroque, Sherbert Stripes, Mod Woven, Gray Gate, and Blue Tile.

images from Avie Designs

From the Shop Friday : Autumn + Halloween Place Cards

Paper Source has some really cute paper place card kits for autumn and Halloween, and I just had to give them a little shout out this week. The monster place cards (top below) would be such a fun choice for a kids’ Halloween party, as would the owl place cards (middle below). And the gourd place cards (bottom below) would be great for all sorts of autumn occasions, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall dinner parties. Each kit contains supplies to make a dozen place cards.

Paper Monster Place Card Kit

Paper Owl Place Card Kit

Paper Gourd Place Card Kit