Cosmo Cricket Joyride & Material Girl Collections

I know that I’m always going to find vintage-inspired goodness in Cosmo Cricket’s scrapbooking lines, and their newest collections are no exception. Joyride (below) features a palette of muted teal, orchid, yellow, orange, and brown and includes a great collection of papers patterned with both geometric and illustrated designs. If you’re a scrapbooker who’s planning a summer camping trip, then you’ll want to give this one a look. And if you’re a paper crafter with a penchant for retro patterns, then you’ll want to check this one out, too.


Cosmo Cricket Joyride

I’m also enjoying the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl collection (below), which features a palette of chalkboard green, muted reds and teals, yellow, and chartreuse. The papers in the collection feature scissor and decorative edging-inspired patterns, and the humble tape measure makes an appearance in a rainbow of shades.


Cosmo Cricket Joyride

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images from Two Peas in a Bucket

Dandy Lion Press Bunnylopes Cards


Letterpress Bunnylopes Cards

San Francisco based Dandy Lion Press introduces us to the many fearsome breeds of exotic bunnylopes in this collection of hand-illustrated — no clip art here — cards, which include the Black Angora Bunnylope, prized by Serbian and Norwegian nobility, and the Sumatran Tiger Bunnylope, fearsome in appearance but actually quite lazy. The wonderful illustrations and captivating stories of these mythical (or are they?) beasts makes this collection of letterpress cards a must see.

images from Dandy Lion Press

Doe-Eyed Bad Fruit Prints

It’s already been established that I’m a sucker for anthropomorphic fruit, so is it really any surprise that I was instantly enamored with this collection of “Bad Fruit” prints by Doe-eyed? Nothing ruins your day like someone taking a bite out of your head, indeed. – via French Paper


Bad Fruit Prints


Bad Fruit Prints


Bad Fruit Prints

images from Doe-eyed

Trolley Cards

Trolley Cards


Trolley Cards


Trolley Cards

I was recently introduced to a new card service called Trolley Cards, which carries greetings from a number of fantastic shops, including Egg Press, Hello! Lucky, Louella Press, Pancake & Franks, Paper*Ink, Red Cap Cards, Smock Paper, Snow & Graham, and Two Piglets.

Trolley Cards allows you to choose a card for whatever occasion is appropriate (all cards are $4.95). After you’ve chosen your card, you can “write” your message and schedule your card (up to 21 days in advance) for delivery. Your message will appear within the card in a nice, handwritten font and will be delivered to your addressee (US addresses only) on your chosen date. Optionally, you can include a gift card to one of many cool places, like iTunes, Amazon, Target, Home Depot, and more.

One of my favorite Trolley Cards details is the wax logo stamp (above, top), set in teal wax, on each card envelope that they send. What a lovely touch!

images from Trolley Cards

Weekly Wrap #11 : Pom Poms and Doilies

Weekly Wrap


Weekly Wrap

I’ve had this idea bookmarked since before Christmas, and I can’t believe that I haven’t featured it until now. I just love the incorporation of pom poms and doilies in this gift packaging idea by Flickr user tea_and_toast. Use any color of yarn that you like to create custom colored pom poms to coordinate with patterned gift wrap or the ever versatile brown paper wrapping, as shown above.

image from tea_and_toast