Weekly Wrap #18 : Paper Dahlias

Weekly Wrap

Tissue Paper Dahlia Favors

I was instantly taken with these beautiful tissue paper dahlia favors from the spring 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. The warm, peachy pink tissue paper makes me think spring and sunny, warmer weather, and I just love how the entire favor is put together, from the “dahlia” top to the cute favor tags tied with a pretty, green ribbon. This would be a wonderful way to wrap candy for Easter, and you could also wrap small gifts in this way, too. Check out the tutorial!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and if you celebrate, a Happy Easter! I will be enjoying the (finally) dry and unseasonably warm weather. It’ll be nice to get some sun on my pale, pale skin.

image from Martha Stewart Weddings

The Yolk Folk and The Carrot Crew

Mibo Paper Toys

I first spotted The Yolk Folk over at How About Orange, and I think that they, along with their brethren, The Carrot Crew, are completely awesome. All of these super fun paper toys are available as downloads from the oh so clever paper toy masters, Mibo. You can purchase each set separately for about $4, or purchase both sets together for $6.25. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t share The Yolk Folk names: Cluck Gable, Eggory Peck, and Sophia Le Hen. I told you — awesome!

images from Mibo

New Advertisers : Shichijiro and Petite Marionette

I’m so happy to welcome Paper Crave’s two newest advertisers, Shichijiro and Petite Marionette!


Shichijiro is a brand new shop specializing in absolutely adorable invitations, save the dates, and announcements. You can personalize and preview right on the site, which is both fun and convenient! Check out their full line at Shichijiro.com.

Petite Marionette

Petite Marionette specializes in fun art prints, greeting cards, and my favorite, personalized note card sets that would make great gifts. I’m really digging the postage stamp motif on their note cards. You can check out everything that Petite Marionette offers at their Etsy shop.

images from Shichijiro and Petite Marionette

Free Easter Print from Le Papier Studio

Le Papier Studio Free Easter Print

I found out about this beautiful Easter print after I posted the free printables roundup yesterday, and I just had to let you know about it! Le Papier Studio, whose darling silhouette-themed work I’m sure many of you are familiar with, has created a free, printable Easter print that you can frame and give as a gift or hang on your own wall as a lovely addition to your own Easter and spring decor. Thank you for sharing, Vana!

image from Le Papier Studio

Paper Cut Artist Bovey Lee

Bovey Lee Papercut Artist

How did it take me so long to discover the absolutely amazing paper cut work of artist Bovey Lee? Talk about jaw-droppingly intricate, and she uses delicate rice paper to create her papercuts, which makes her work all that much more … wow. You can find out more about Bovey Lee, who is based in Pittsburgh, PA, on her portfolio site and through her blog, where she frequently posts updates about her work. I loved reading her “20 Reasons Why I Love Cutting Paper” post.

Bovey Lee Papercut Artist

images from Bovey Lee