Introducing Invitation Crush

Invitation Inspiration and Ideas at Invitation Crush

I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you about Invitation Crush! This site has been a long time in the making, but it feels like a natural progression for me. I’ve always wanted to have a nice balance of different types of paper goodies here at Paper Crave, but there are certain facets of the paper and stationery niches that call out for more. And, as I delved much deeper into all things wedding during my time as co-editor of Nonpareil, I realized that there was just so much out there in the world of invitations that I couldn’t possibly begin to share at Paper Crave if I wanted to keep the balance. So, Invitation Crush was born!

Invitation Crush

Invitation Crush is all about, well, invitations … and announcements and save the dates. Period. This means that I’m on the hunt for crushworthy custom projects, as well as ready to order items, for all occasions — weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, births, and whatever else catches my eye. I’m so excited about this project, and I’m hoping that it can become a great source of inspiration and a helpful resource for those of you who are looking for the perfect invitation or announcement, and for those of you who simply love looking at pretty things.

If you have an invite, announcement, or save the date that you think would be a good fit for the site, then I want to hear about it!

New Advertiser : Purple Lemon Designs

Purple Lemon Designs

I’m very happy to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Purple Lemon Designs, a shop which specializes in custom address stamps, as well as customized cards and photo greetings. If you’re looking for cute rubber address stamps, then you should head over and check out the Purple Lemon shop, which is filled with all sorts of fun options, including new holiday address stamps and personalized holiday greeting cards.

images from Purple Lemon Designs

PS Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

PS Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

My heart always gets a little fluttery when I see gorgeous new paper goodies, and it was fluttering all over the place (don’t worry, I didn’t have to go to the doctor or anything scary like that) when I found out about PostScript Brooklyn, a new online wedding invitation shop from the creative team at Lion in the Sun, who have teamed up with their favorite Brooklyn artists to create the stunning new invite collection.

The collection features invites that speak to the urban bride and groom, with designs that include metropolitan skylines and iconic architecture, but I don’t see this as a line that will only appeal to city couples. There are so many gorgeous, nature-inspired and modern graphic suites in the collection that will undoubtedly appeal to both urban and non-urban couples. Customers also have the ability to customize any of the invitations in the collection by selecting paper weight and color, font color and style, and either letterpress or digital printing.

PostScript Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

Much of the PS Brooklyn collection was designed by the creative team at Lion in the Sun, inspired by custom design work and client favorites that they’ve gathered over the last 8 years. For the rest of the collection, they’ve teamed up with some of their favorite local designers, including Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston, Liz Libre of Linda & Harriett, Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Letterpress, Nicole Block of The Nic Studio, Karen Van Every of Serimony, and Breck Hostetter of Sesame Letterpress. You can check out all of the wedding invitations in the PS Brooklyn collection at

images from PostScript Brooklyn

Oh My Cavalier! Postcards + Prints

This postcard correspondence set from Oh My Cavalier! would be the perfect gift for a paper loving friend. I love the little fox eraser and pencil that are part of the set, but the main event is the postcards, which feature reproductions of a selection of Julianna Swaney’s wonderfully dreamy drawings.

Oh My Cavalier Postcards

Oh My Cavalier Postcards

Oh My Cavalier Postcards

And, if you’re looking for something pretty to hang on your walls, you can purchase limited edition art prints, too:

Oh My Cavalier Art Print

Oh My Cavalier Art Print

Oh My Cavalier Art Print

Oh My Cavalier Art Print

images from Oh My Cavalier!

Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album Custom

Photographer April Rocha sent over this absolutely gorgeous wedding album that she created with the paper-loving bride in mind. April searched through 80 bookcloth options for the album cover before deciding on this lovely shade of subdued blue from Leather Craftsmen, and she chose Envelopments “Repousse” paper in Dove for the album liner for the cover page, the end paper, and the album’s invitation page.

As hinted above, the album features a page for the couple to incorporate their invitation into the album, and April inserted a love poem from Elizabeth Barrett Browning into this version of the album, which was showcased at the recent LA Printers Fair (no surprise – it was a big hit!).

More details from this beautiful wedding album:

April Rocha Custom Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

Envelopments End Paper Repousse

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poem

Custom Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

April Rocha Custom Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

images from April Rocha