Milk Carton Postcards

Grass Design

I don’t know what it is about milk cartons, but I love ‘em. The smaller, the better. So, when I spotted these teeny milk cartons over at The Dieline, I was instantly enamored with them. But, wait, they’re more than just milk cartons. These little cuties are actually a series of die cut postcards that can be transformed into milk cartons!



Milk Carton Postcards

The project was the brainchild of Malaysian design firm, Grass Studio, who cleverly recycled the milk carton dieline from a previous project in order to keep the project costs down, and the postcards have since become a sought after collectors series. I’m sure that the client, Dasein Academy of Art, was delighted with the result. I know that I wouldn’t be throwing this postcard away if I received one in the mail. You can see more from the series over at The Dieline.

images from The Dieline / Grass Studio

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 6

This has truly been a great year for Valentine’s Day cards. Letterpress, flat printed, printable — a little bit of everything to scratch that paper itch. Now, as (sort of) promised, here’s the final part of my roundup!

Hee, these Valentine’s Day cards from The Frantic Meerkat are bound to get a chuckle:

Frantic Meerkat Valentine's Day Cards
Frantic Meerkat Valentine's Day Cards


Sweet Love Notes mini-valentines from Little Aviary:

Little Aviary Mini Valentine's Day Cards


Sewn heart mobiles and wire love cards from Fold / Miro Chun:

Fold Mini Valentine's Day Cards


A Simple I Love You letterpress cards from Vandalia Street Press:

Vandalia Street Press Valentine's Day Cards


Printable love bird valentines from pinecone + lola:

Pinecone + Lola Valentine's Day Cards


Lovely hand embroidered heart cards by Paper Mode:

Paper Mode Valentine's Day Cards


Cute, printable pocket coupon books by Green Lily Designs. These can hold gift cards, money, and other small gifts:

Green Lily Valentine's Day Cards


You are Sweet printable card from Mufn Inc.:

Printable Valentine's Day Cards

images from their respective owners

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 5

Alright, so by now I should really know better than to say that the next roundup is my last one, because I inevitably find all sorts of new cards to show you. I didn’t want this roundup to be a mile long, so to speak, so there will be a part six, and then I’m done with all of the love cards … unless I find more!

Oh so pretty letterpress cards by Duet Letterpress:

Duet Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


I always look forward to seeing Crankbunny’s awesome paper creations. Edgar Allen Poe fans will love the clever, clever Tell Tale Heart valentine, a collaboration with poster artist Brian Ewing, which features a personalized scratch of message inside:

Crankbunny Valentine


Love these letterpress library card Valentine’s Day cards by Simplesong:

Simplesong Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Afavorite has several cool Valentine’s Day cards — the jukebox themed card is so clever:

Afavorite Valentine's Day Cards


Pretty puzzle piece card by Wit & Whistle:

Wit & Whistle Valentine's Day Cards


V is for Valentine letterpress card from Hijirik Studio. Also available are L is for Love, X is for XOXO, and I is for I (heart) You:

Hijirik Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Venn Valentine cards from Anemone Letteress — so clever!

Anemone Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Printable Snuggle Bunny valentines by Juxtapose Design:

Printable Valentine's Day Cards

images from their respective owners

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 4

I hope that you’ve been enjoying the Valentine’s Day card roundups! I have one more roundup after this one, and and I’ll also have some Valentine’s Day printables and crafts for you next week. If you’ve missed any of my other roundups, you can check them out here, here, and here. Now, more lovely eye candy for the upcoming holiday.

Clever letterpress cards and gorgeous Valentine’s Day boxes by d. sharp:

d. sharp Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


d. sharp Letterpress Valentine's Day Boxes


Lovely modern letterpress Valentine’s Day cards from Satsuma Press:

Satsuma Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Illustrated school-style Valentine’s Day cards from The Black Apple:

The Black Apple Valentine's Day Cards


Letterpress Squirrels in Love card from Enormous Champion:

Enormous Champion Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards


Beautiful handwritten valentines by Hello Handmade:

Hello Handmade Handwritten Valentine


Lots of great choices for Valentine’s Day from Up Up Creative. The Crazy Love series (bottom) is so much fun:

Up Up Creative Valentine's Day Cards


Up Up Creative Valentine's Day Cards


Oh so pretty, laser cut Folk Heart Valentine’s Day cards by The Hummingbird Card Company:

Laser Cut Valentine's Day Cards


Super cute illustrated cards from Mew Paper Arts’ Made for Each Other series:

Mew Paper Arts Valentine's Day Cards


I think this Love Bugs, Puppies & Kittens card kit at Paper Source will be a hit with the kids:

Paper Source Card Kit

images from their respective owners

Letterpress Prints from Pistachio Press + Mummysam

I love to see creative collaborations, and I was excited to hear from Rachael of Pistachio Press about her recent collaboration with English illustrator, Samantha Cotterill (aka mummysam). The result is two super cool letterpress art prints, Portraits and Time to Go for Tea, and you can purchase them at both mummysam’s and Pistachio Press’ shops. The prints are a limited edition of just 100 each, so be sure to check them out before they’re gone!

Pistachio Press and Mummysam Letterpress Prints


Pistachio Press and Mummysam Letterpress Prints


Pistachio Press and Mummysam Letterpress Prints

images from Pistachio Press / mummysam