Seasonal Sales Roundup

I know that many of you are on the lookout for great holiday cards, and I wanted to share a few sales that will help you find fantastic greetings at fantastic prices!

Modern Emotive

Modern Emotive has a special deal for Paper Crave readers. Save 15% on all items — customized products and sale items excluded — Thursday (today) and Friday! Use code PC15 when you check out to receive your discount.


Feterie has a brand new holiday card collection over at Cardstore, and you can use code FRIEND15 for 15% off your entire Feterie holiday card purchase at Offer expires 12/31/09.

Parklife Press

Parklife Press’ 2009 Fall Sale is going on now, and you can save 10% on any order opened by November 30. Holiday cards are specially priced below regular rates, so they aren’t included in the sale because they’re already a deal, but if you’re a bride-to-be or are looking to have some letterpress pretties created for a special occasion, then you’ll want to check this out!

2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 6

Today is the final installment of my 2010 calendar roundups, and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve found! It’s hard to believe that I’ve done five of these already, but there have been so many wonderfully designed calendars for the coming year that I probably could’ve gone to ten. Today’s roundup is going to be super-sized, with sixteen calendars instead of the dozen that I’ve posted in previous weeks. I may also post additional calendars here and there if I spot some that catch my eye. If you may have missed them, you can check out parts one, two, three, four, and five. Here we go!

The bold, rich color and stylized nature illustrations in Turquoise Creative’s desktop calendar are beautiful:

Turquoise Creative 2010 Calendar

I love the concept behind Emilee Rose’s 2010 Paper Doll Calendar. The doll is featured on the cover, and each month provides a new outfit that you can cut out to dress her up. So clever!

Emilee Rose Paper Doll 2010 Calendar

Inkling Paper’s 2010 wall calender features original illustrations, as well as a place for notes, and I love that the area with the months and the notes is perforated so you can easily tear it off at the end of the month and use the artwork as a note card or art print:

Inkling Paper 2010 Calendar

Ana Aceves’ desk calendar features twelve of her lovely, whimsical illustrations:

Ana Aceves Illustrated 2010 Calendar

Check out these handy pocket calendars from Dozi, featuring a range of gorgeous, modern patterned covers:

Dozi Pocket 2010 Calendar

Oh so pretty watercolor style illustrations feature prominently in Flora Douville’s 2010 wall calendar, which is available in French, as well:

Flora Douville 2010 Calendar

I’m really digging the crisp, modern black and white patterns, as well as all of the space for writing in dates and appointments, on Daisy Janie’s eco-friendly wall calendar:

Daisy Janie 2010 Calendar

Claudia Pearson’s calendar is filled with her whimsical illustrations of local, seasonal foodie fare. Claudia also has a poster version of the calendar in her shop. Mmm, now I’m dreaming of cherry season…

Claudia Pearson 2010 Calendar

I love the feel of Mibo’s 2010 printable calendar, which features gorgeous stylized illustrations of animals in the wild:

Mibo Printable 2010 Calendar

Meadowlark Creative’s letterpress calendar has lots of super cool textures and imagery going on. I’d definitely want to frame these prints after the months are finished:

Meadowlark Creative Letterpress 2010 Calendar

Jessica Doyle’s calendar features twelve of her evocative illustrations, including the Four Seasons series to mark the change of each season. The calendar pages can be easily trimmed for matting and framing after the month is finished:

Jessica Doyle Illustrated 2010 Calendar

I’m a big fan of Valérydesignwrks’ whimsical illustrations, and the 2010 calendar (available for pre-order now) features a different fun scene every month:

Valerydesignwrks 2010 Calendar

If you like mid-century modern furnishings, then you’ll want to check out this calendar from P.S. Paper Goods:

Mid Century Modern 2010 Calendar

Lovely letterpressed illustrations, inspired by patterns found on vintage teacups and saucers, are featured in Pistachio Press’ 2010 calendar:

Pistachio Press 2010 Calendar

A very cool four color, hand drawn and screen printed poster style calendar by Nate Duval:

Nate Duval Screen Printed Calendar

Ola Design’s calendar features reproductions of her wonderful original acrylic and ink paintings:

Ola Design 2010 Calendar

images from their respective owners

A Letterpress Christmas 2009 : Egg Press

A Letterpress Christmas 2009

Finally, the first post for the “A Letterpress Christmas” series for 2009! When I was at the Paper Source over the weekend, I spotted a wonderful display of Christmas and holiday cards from Egg Press, and I knew that they would be my first feature for the season. I’m featuring Egg Press’ offset printed cards, as well, because there are so many wonderful designs that I just couldn’t exclude them. So, I guess this is half letterpress Christmas and half offset Christmas! Check out the entire Egg Press 2009 Holiday Collection.

Lovelies from the letterpress holiday line:

Egg Press : A Letterpress Christmas 2009

Fun and whimsical designs from the offset printed collection:

Egg Press : A Letterpress Christmas 2009

images from Egg Press

Wedding Invitation Spotting

I never get enough of beautiful wedding invitation design. Here are several suites that have caught my eye in a big way over the past several weeks. Get ready for some terrific eye candy!

Awesome invitations for Barbara and Antony’s wedding, and you must check out the matching music CD, too. Seriously, the illustration, the feel, the palette … drool. Designed by Antony Wilcox. – via FPO

Wedding Invitation Hot Pink

Lovely quilled detail from a custom Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin:

Quilled Quaker Marriage Certificate

I can’t get enough of the whimsical illustration and hand lettering work of Haley Dolan. So pretty! Printed by Pinball Publishing.

Haley Dolan Invitation

Emily and Jeremy’s wedding invitation, featuring beautiful calligraphy by Paperfinger:

Paperfinger Calligraphy Wedding Invitation

Vintage Romance in a gorgeous blush and champagne palette from Wiley Valentine:

Vintage Romance Letterpress

Vintage children’s book illustrations and Betsy Dunlap’s calligraphy make for a wonderfully whimsical wedding suite, and those envelope liners are simply wonderful!

Whimsical Illustration Wedding Invitation

images from their respective owners

Papercraft Couture L’Officiel

Papercraft Couture L'Officiel

This couture collection, created from paper by Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov, is simply stunning! The amazing collection of fashion and accessories was created for luxury and fashion magazine L’Officiel, the oldest French women’s magazine in print. See more of the jawdroppingly fantastic papercraft couture below, and check out Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov’s portfolio site, Doberman Studio, for additional images from the collection. – found via Designcollector

Papercraft Couture L'Officiel

Papercraft Couture L'Officiel

Papercraft Couture L'Officiel

Papercraft Couture L'Officiel

images from Doberman Studio