Paper Sales & Discounts, Mid-October 2010

Bella Figura Fall Sample Sale

I usually wait until I send out my monthly Paper Goodies Newsletter to compile sales and deals for the month, but I’ve seen several great deals going on lately, particularly for early bird holiday card buyers, and I want to share before the discounts expire!

Bella Figura is having a Fall Sample Sale from now through 10/19/10. During the sale, all letterpress wedding invitation samples are just $1 each (regularly priced at $5 each), and 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to American Forests, one of their favorite environmental organizations.

Minted just released their 2010 holiday card collection, and from now through 10/19/10 you can save 15% by using code EARLY19.

Use code HOLIDAY10 from now through 10/31/10 to save 10% on your entire order from Paper Dahlia.

Tiny Prints also just released their new holiday card designs, and you can save $20 on orders of $99+ and $40 on orders of $199+ through 10/18/10 using code hol40.

Save 20% on Hello! Lucky’s holiday collection (letterpress holiday cards, holiday newsletters, wedding holiday cards, holiday birth announcements) through 10/20/10 with code NEWHOLIDAY20.

Save 10% on holiday goodies from Caroline Gardner from now through 10/18/10 with code EARLYB.

New Advertiser : Paper Mojo

Paper Mojo Holiday Gift Wrap

I’m so excited to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Paper Mojo! Paper Mojo has been one of my favorite gift wrap haunts for quite a while; I could stare for hours at the selection of papers that they carry, and around this time of the year I start to get just a little bit crazy (okay, a lot crazy … you probably don’t want to know how crazy) about finding the perfect gift wrap for my holiday gifts, so I instantly gravitated to their holiday gift wrap when I was putting this post together. I spotted quite a few favorites, but the few shown are just a drop in the bucket compared to everything that they carry.

Shown above, clockwise from top left: Snow & Graham Gum Drops, Smock Fete, Wooster & Prince Rings (Ruby), Snow & Graham Mittens, Caspari Capri, and Elum Joyful Birds.

images from Paper Mojo

Kevin + Satsuki’s Hand-Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

Hand Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

Oh, my. Pink, gray, and creme plus hand-lettering and letterpress? Hello, gorgeous! Satsuki Shibuya, who recently launched the Los Angeles based graphic design and product design studio, Zakka Nouveau, created these lovely, hand-lettered invitations for her upcoming wedding to Kevin, and the project was absolutely a labor of love.

Hand Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

Hand Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

As Satsuki says, she was actually more excited about designing her invitations than she was about finding her dress, and that excitement really comes through in the finished invites. Satsuki and Kevin decided on a one-sheet, double-sided card in order to conserve paper while still conveying the necessary information to their guests, and the couple wanted to incorporate both traditional and modern elements into the design both because they were inviting guests in a wide range of ages and because they sometimes feel like “old folks stuck in young bodies” (I can relate!).

The custom hand-lettered names, created by Satsuki, represent the “young”, while the different families of Bodoni used in the design represent tradition. The traditional chevron pattern on the reverse, given a fresh look in pink and creme, ties together all of the elements in this oh so lovely wedding invitation.

Hand Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

Satsuki + Kevin Wedding Invites

Hand Lettered Letterpress Wedding Invites

images from Satsuki Shibuya / Zakka Nouveau

Darling Clementine Woodland Collection

Darling Clementine Woodland Collection

As a longtime fan of Darling Clementine’s lovely paper creations, I have to say that I’m completely taken with their new to me Woodland collection, which includes beautiful art prints, greeting cards, pillow covers, and serving trays featuring absolutely awesome illustrations. I’m also loving the color palette that they used in this collection; the rich reds, pinks, and oranges are fantastic with the black and gray. – spotted at Lottie Loves

Woodland greetings:

Woodland Greeting Cards Darling Clementine

Woodland Greeting Cards Darling Clementine

Woodland Greeting Cards Darling Clementine

images from Darling Clementine

Halloween Cards, Part 2

If you missed part one of this year’s Halloween card roundup, then you can check it out here. And now onto part two!

Splendidly spooky letterpress Redrum and Ouija Halloween cards by Oddball Press. Fantastic design details on the coordinating envelopes for both cards, too:

Oddball Press Redrum Halloween Card

Oddball Letterpress Ouija Halloween Card

Boo to you from Starshaped Press!

Boo Halloween Letterpress Card

The perfect Black Cat Halloween letterpress card by Sycamore Street Press:

Sycamore Street Black Cat Letterpress Card

Lots of fall fun going on in this oh so adorable birch wood card from Night Owl Paper Goods:

Night Owl Press Halloween Card

Ethereally spooky Halloween Night cards by Nancy Michalak, featuring reproductions of her original scherenschnitte/papercut work:

Nancy Michalak Paper Cut Halloween Card

Spooky Owl linocut Halloween greetings by Pup & Pony. Whooooo wouldn’t love these, indeed!

Pup & Pony Halloween Card

Day of the Dead rose and skull letterpress Halloween cards by Kirtland House:

Kirtland House Letterpress Halloween Cards

Dark and lovely Crow and Lily letterpress cards by Paper Stone Printing:

Paper Stone Crow and Lily Card

images from their respective owners