Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Collection

More patterned paper goodies for Halloween arts and crafts, this time from a new to me scrapbooking company called Graphic 45, who have combined Halloween and Alice in Wonderland to create a wonderfully unexpected scrapbooking collection called Hallowe’en in Wonderland. The collection has a little steampunk here, a little Victorian there, and various patterned papers include John Tenniel’s fantastic Alice in Wonderland illustrations and elements from old advertisements for a look that’s engaging, clever, and something a little different for Halloween.

Halloween in Wonderland Jabberwocky


Halloween in Wonderland Classifieds

Halloween Classifieds

Halloween in Wonderland Alice's Tea Party

Alice’s Tea Party

Halloween in Wonderland Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

Halloween in Wonderland Uncommon Nonsense

Uncommon Nonsense

Halloween in Wonderland

Hallowe’en in Wonderland

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images from Graphic 45/Two Peas in a Bucket

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

I am completely and utterly enchanted by Colt Bowden‘s handmade paper people. They’re so wonderfully whimsical, and the sewn paper details are amazing. I love how each paper person has his or her own unique personality. The paper people would make great framed art, and Colt says that he’s also used them for cake toppers and as couples’ gifts.

Because each paper person is unique, there is no set price for all of them, but they generally range in price from $15-30 each. You can contact Colt via email or phone for more info. He and his wife are also the team behind Voilà Letterpress —check out their Paper People letterpress print!

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

I love that her outfit is made from library cards:

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

Paper People by Colt Bowden

images from Colt Bowden

Paper Goods Sales, August & September 2010

I sent out my second ever Paper Goodies newsletter this morning, and one of the sections that I include in the email is sales & discounts for the month surrounding the newsletter send date. I’m thinking of posting a list of sales and discounts on the site, too, every month when I send out the latest newsletter. Is this something that you would like to see every month on the site, or would you prefer that I keep it to the newsletter only?

This post will serve as a test for the possible new feature. Please let me know what you think!

August and September 2010 Sales


Crane retailers across the country are offering customers 10% off on all personalized holiday orders placed before September 30. Click the link above to find a retailer near you.


To celebrate the end of Prop 8 , The Nic Studio is having a sale on same sex custom wedding invitations. Save 15% on their design fee. Printing not included. Sale runs through the end of September.


To celebrate the launch of her shop, Ana is giving away one of her “Pause” screenprints. Giveaway ends on August 30th.


Save 15% on all birth announcements, kids birthday party invitations, and baby shower invitations through the end of August. Use code SUMMER15 to receive your discount.


Save $5 on your first order from Paper Culture with coupon code ECOMOD.


Save 50% on select letterpress goodies during Sweet Harvey’s studio sale.

Monster Friends Poster Series

Familytree Monster Friends Loch Ness

Monsters aren’t always scary. Case in point is this irresistibly adorable Loch Ness Monster by Andy Young, featured in poster form as part of the fantastic Monster Friends Poster Series at Familytree Design + Illustration. The series features endearing monsters like the aforementioned Nessy, The Kraken by Alex Pearson, Yeti by Jeff Kandefer, and Sasquatch by Julian Baker. Each 12″ x 18″ artist edition poster is part of a limited run of 100 and is screen printed in two colors by Kangaroo Press. Collect all four!

Family Tree Monster Friends Kraken

Family Tree Monster Friends Yeti

Family Tree Monster Friends Sasquatch

images from Familytree Design + Illustration

Benign Objects Business Cards

Humina, humina! Check out these droolworthy business cards by and for Rachel Wiles of Benign Objects. I love it when I see business cards that feature a series of colors and/or imagery — like baseball cards or other collectible cards, I always have the urge to get one of each to complete the collection. These little beauties feature some of Rachel’s beautiful design and illustration work, and I’m loving the stained wood look.

Benign Objects Business Cards

Benign Objects Business Cards

Benign Objects Business Cards

images from Benign Objects