Cat Face Print by Box of Birds

Cat Face Digital Print by Kate Larsen

Hee! I have a total crush on this Cat Face digital print by freelance graphic designer and illustrator, Kate Larsen, who is based just outside of London and has a portfolio full of fantastic freelance branding and pattern work. You can check out her portfolio here, and you must stop by her shop, Box of Birds, to see this and more cute prints, as well as some of the most adorable felt animal brooches I’ve ever seen. You’ll see — they’re awesome!

image from Kate Larsen

So Sophie by Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson

So Sophie By Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye

I’m completely taken with the new So Sophie collection by Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind’s Eye. The colors in this in depth collection cover the subdued spectrum, featuring lovely warm gray, teal, buttery yellow, and deep orchid, with a little bold red and chartreuse thrown in, too. And it’s not just the palette that’s wonderful — I’m loving the variety of gorgeous patterns. I picked out a few of my favorites to show you, but you can see many more over at My Mind’s Eye.

So Sophie By Deena Rutter and Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye

The So Sophie collection also features a number of very cool paper “accessories”, including awesome, vintage inspired tickets and bingo cards that can be used as accents and decorations for fun, retro parties, as well as in a variety of paper crafts and scrapbooking projects.

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images from My Mind’s Eye

Weekly Wrap #24 : Whimsy + Garland

Weekly Wrap

Whimsical Wrap

I’m so inspired by this wonderfully whimsical wrap from Tara Anderson, whose blog, The Pink Couch, is filled to the brim with so much eye candy that I’m feeling a bit giddy after going through some of her archives. Many lovely little things going on in this wrap, including a darling, mini clothespin, a darling, doily-ish gift tag, and a sewn paper garland that could be reused as a decoration. Tara also has a shop called With a Twist, which is filled with all sorts of lovely bits and bobs that you can use to put together your own whimsical gifts and crafts.

Alright, gals and guys, the stationery show is almost here, and my excitement for the show has been growing by the day. I still have much left to do before I leave for NYC on Sunday, and though I won’t be around for much of next week (I may pop in here and there if I get the the time), I’ll be scheduling some posts so you can get your paper cravings on while I’m gone. Have a great weekend, all, and see you back here late next week!

image from Tara Anderson

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Let {Her} Press

My final stationery show sneak peek comes from two of the fabulous shops exhibiting under the oh so clever moniker, Let {her} Press (Booth #1555-1557). First up is Paper Stories, whose new line includes both flat printed and letterpress printed collections. The Cityscape collection is a flat printed menagerie of colorful representations of famous cityscapes from around the world, and their new letterpress collections include clever origami and playful “shadows” greeting cards. Check it out:

Paper Stories

Paper Stories

Paper Stories

Let {her} Press boothmate, Robin Beth, will be debuting a number of lovely, letterpressed Mitzvah and wedding invitations designs featuring everything from fun, sketched fonts to sophisticated florals. Here’s a little peek at what’s new from Robin Beth at the stationery show:

Robin Beth

Robin Beth

Robin Beth

Robin Beth

images from Paper Stories and Robin Beth

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Albertine Press

Albertine Press Letterpress Library

Thanks to Shelley from Albertine Press (Booth #2142) for giving me a peek at their big new stationery show release, the Letterpress Library. An entire library filled with letterpress? This is an idea that I can certainly get behind! Each volume of the Letterpress Library houses its own set of decorative note cards, and I love the packaging, which is made to look like beautiful, letterpressed book covers, and the Albertine Press logo at the bottom of the spine is a perfect touch. Don’t they look wonderful placed all in a row? Albertine Press will be sharing a booth with Carta Inc., whose lovely cards and ribbons I’m anxiously waiting to see in person, as well. Plus, their stationery show favors are vintage stamps! Hello, vintage stamp love.

images from Albertine Press