Weekly Wrap #41 : Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Made by Joel Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Made by Joel Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

I spotted this gift wrap idea from Made by Joel over on Party Perfect the other day, and I think it’s an absolutely great way to recycle those old magazines and catalogs for a new use. Just think of all of the cool patterns, typography, and color that you’ll be able to find! And you can cut embellishments from the pages, too, to complete the look. Endless possibilities for decoration —cut out paper strips to make quilled embellishments, use layers of circular shapes to create flowers, etc.

images from Made by Joel

From the Shop Friday : Cute Halloween Party Invites

This week, I added several super cute Halloween party invitation designs from Tiny Prints, and I’ll be adding more next week, so stay tuned for that! These invites would work for spooky parties with guests of all ages, but I think they’d be really fun for kids’ Halloween parties.

Cute Halloween Party Invitations

Clockwise, from top left: Spider Web Halloween Party Invitations by Magnolia Press, Tricky Pick Halloween Party Invitations by DwellStudio, Square Heads Halloween Party Invitations by Nancy Kubo, and Spooky Soiree Halloween Party Invitations by Jill Smith Design.

Tag Team Tompkins Paper Cut + Calligraphy Prints

Something Wicked This Way Comes Letterpress Print

Urge to squee rising … squee! Omigosh, how I love everything that Tag Team Tompkins ever created, even the things that I haven’t yet seen. The hand lettering? Swoon. The paper cut art and silhouettes? Double Swoon. Letterpress prints of the aforementioned hand lettering and paper cut art featuring some of my favorite quotes ever? I think I’m going to faint because I’m swooning so hard.

Okay, I think I’ve gathered myself enough to tell you that Diane and Madeline, the mother/daughter duo who are Tag Team Tompkins, create these gorgeous works of art centered around word play and expressing their love of paper, ink, and a bit of wisdom/humor. In addition to letterpressed versions of their delightful creations, the duo offer original works lik the “Dire Warning” series, a few of which you can feast your eyes on below:

Dire Warnings Paper Cut + Hand Lettered Art

Tag Team Tompkins creates hand lettered and paper cut art featuring quotes for everyday show, but the letterpress prints that I’m sharing here would be especialy perfect framed as elegantly whimsical Halloween decorations.

Nothing More Letterpress Print

Imagination Horror Letterpress Print

The Best Safety Lies in Fear Letterpress Print

images from Tag Team Tompkins

Papernstitch Paper Goodies

Papernstitch is such a great place to find handmade paper goodies from independent artists and designers, and I thought I’d have a look around a share a few of my favorites from their curated selection of art prints, notebooks, invites, etc. Well, a few turned into a dozen because I kept finding new things that I wanted to share. So, without further ado, here are twelve of my favorites from the current selection. Have a look around the Papernstitch site, too, and you’ll easily find a dozen more, I’m sure!

Papernstitch Paper Goods

Above, clockwise from top left:

* Streamer party invitations (left) and handmade party kits (right) by Carrie Strine

* Tooth fairy kits by Paper + Twine

* Laugh art print (8×10) by Monkey Mind Design

* Strawberry shaped favor boxes by Imeon Design

* Happy Day mini art print (5×5) by Mint Parcel

Papernstitch Paper Goods

* Rick and Ilsa matchbook notepads made with repurposed security envelopes as pages by One Fine Dae

* Forever Love – Mr. and Mrs. Fox art print by Yee Von

* Your “Official” Change of Address announcement postcards by Jack & Ella

* XOX Collection wedding invitations and RSVPs by Orchard & Brown

* Ace of Love art print (8.5×11) by Mamau

* Monogram calling cards by Bella Card Company

images from their respective owners

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

I’m completely jazzed about the new line of letterpress greeting cards from Los Angeles, CA based design and letterpress shop, Lulu Dee. Laura Carignan, the one woman design powerhouse behind the shop, takes her inspiration from mid-century modern design, vintage cartoons, and nostalgic song lyrics (Lionel Richie and Kool & the Gang – love it!), and the results are seriously neato.

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

Lulu Dee Letterpress Greeting Cards

images from Lulu Dee