Hail to the Chief Letterpress Print

I never thought I’d find myself getting excited over presidential portraits, but you have to admit that this Hail to the Chief letterpress print from 1Canoe2 is pretty darn cool. The print features hand drawn illustrations of the 44 presidents and is letterpressed in navy blue ink on bright white Crane Lettra paper. Who are your favorites — in a purely non-political way? I’ve always thought that Andrew Jackson had the most rockin’ presidential hair ever, and I love Grover Cleveland’s bow tie.


1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

images from 1Canoe2

Unique Fingerprint Papercuts by Lori Danelle

Holy wow — talk about amazing and, literally, unique pieces of paper cut art. Graphic designer and paper artist, Lori Danelle, creates custom fingerprint papercuts that feature your very own fingerprints. The fingerprints are hand cut by Lori and would make wonderful keepsakes for weddings and anniversaries. I also love the idea of having one created to commemorate the arrival of a new child. Here’s a peek at Lori’s amazing work:


Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

images from Lori Danelle

Dandy Lion Letterpress Sea Creatures Cards

Dandy Lion Letterpress Aquatica

I became an instant fan of Dandy Lion Press earlier this year after discovering their wonderful collection of Bunnylopes cards, and I’m currently fascinated by their collection of letterpress sea creatures, featuring amazingly naturalistic, hand drawn illustrations of jellyfish, old wives fish (interesting story behind the name of this fish), puffer fish, cod, and more. I love that many of the cards are blue on blue, further emphasizing the aquatic theme.

One of my favorites, the Blue Lobster Card, with the subject oriented so it’s split down the center by the fold of the card:

Dandy Lion Letterpress Aquatica

images from Dandy Lion Press

Free Printables Friday, July Edition

If you’re in the mood to do something paper crafty this weekend, then I have plenty of fun (and free) printable possibilities for you. From bunting garland and gift wrap to more practical, and equally cool, ideas, there’s a little bit of everything in this roundup.

Kellie Medivitz is at it again with her wonderful It’s a Wrap goodies, this time in navy and pink — you know I love that!


Kellie Medivitz It's a Wrap


I am LOVING these printable, Castle Peeps bookplates from Lizzy House:


Lizzie House Castle Peeps Bookplates


Streamline and organize your blog content brainstorming sessions with this helpful My Blog Topics printable from Perideau Designs.


My Blog Topics Printable


Australian illustrator Pilgrim Lee is creating a free party printable every weekday in July in celebration of her “birthday month”. The theme is bunting and pinwheels, and by the end of the month you’ll have all the goodies that you’ll need to decorate for a fun and colorful party! – via How About Orange


Draw Pilgrim Party Printables


Delicious coffee cream cheese frosting would be the perfect compliment to decadent chocolate cake, cupcakes, or as the filling for chocolate sandwich cookies or whoopie pies. Download the printable recipe card, courtesy of Cathe at Feterie.


Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting


Download lovely alphabet bunting, designed by Carolynn from Two Brunettes, in every letter and with multiple pattern options over at Ruffled. So pretty!


Printable Alphabet Bunting


More pretty bunting in the form of printable posters with wonderful, uplifting messages by Pugly Pixel at Kind Over Matter.


Bunting Posters

images from their respective owners