Seattle Show Posters

Seattle Show Posters

I attended my very first Bazaar Bizarre in Boston this year — how in the world did I not get there until this year?! — and it was such a great time. I met some awesome paper peeps, and there was crafty goodness in every nook and cranny. Plus, I got to hear “Video Killed the Radio Star” played on the theremin. How often does that happen?

It would be difficult for me to pick my favorite table at the show, as there were so many fantastic ones, but one of my new discoveries was Seattle Show Posters. I love their retro aesthetic, and I could’ve easily snapped up half a dozen of the posters that they had for sale. I came away with my favorite (above), though the version I have is sans type, as opposed the show poster version shown above. I can’t wait to frame it and hang it on the wall!

Luckily for everyone who is not able to catch Seattle Show Posters at a show, they have a website where you can purchase their super cool show posters, art prints and more. Here’s just a sample of what you can find:

Seattle Show Posters


Seattle Show Posters


Seattle Show Posters


Seattle Show Posters

images from Seattle Show Posters

A Print a Day Has a Shoppe!

I was so excited to see that Yasmine from A Print a Day, one of my favorite creative blogs, has just launched a shoppe filled with prints of a selection of her beautiful, evocative illustrations. Forests of colorful mushrooms, bottles and jars with dreamy fantasy worlds, not to mention super cute woodland animals, inside — so great! Here’s a little eye candy from the shop, and you can see all of the prints available at the shoppe:

A Print a Day Shop


A Print a Day Shop


A Print a Day Shop


A Print a Day Shop


A Print a Day Shop

images from A Print a Day Shoppe

Book Page Ideas Aplenty

I am loving the trend in book page crafts and decorations, and I’m still awaiting the time when I’ll finally be able to put together this fabulous book page wreath. I’ve got the supplies. Now, I just need to find time! In the meantime, here are a few more book page ideas that have caught my eye lately.

Kellie from ScrapLog made a beautiful wreath using paper ringlets made by cutting book pages into strips. Love this:

Book Page Wreath

She also used book pages to create pretty origami star ornaments:

Book Page Ornaments

Hausfrau in Melbourne shares an idea for creating a pom pom style gift bow using book pages (I must try this!):

Book Page Bow

And I love this ruffly bloom gift topper from Country Living (for instructions, go to slide 3 in the slideshow when you click over), which I spotted in Nole’s lovely roundup of book page, newspaper, and sheet music gift wrap ideas at Oh So Beautiful Paper. The original is made from newsprint, but I think it would be pretty easily adaptable for book pages if you have pages that are wide enough:

Book Page Wreath

images from their respective owners

Publique Living PopMats and PopCards

Publique Living PopMats

I spotted Publique Living’s PopMats over at Two Trick Pony’s blog last week, and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. PopMats were inspired by children’s pop up books, and I think that they would be so much fun at a dinner party! Each mat features a pop up illustration — 15 different illustrations are available — and incorporates an area to write the name of your guests. These would make a great conversation starter, and the Balloons or Safari designs would be lots of fun at a children’s birthday party. You can purchase PopMats at the Publique Living shop, and they recently released a line of PopCards, too:

Publique Living PopCards

images from Publique Living