Weekly Wrap #21 : Paint Chip Packages

Weekly Wrap

Paint Chips Gift Tags

Raise your hand if you can easily spend half an hour looking at paint chips in Home Depot (or wherever), even if you have no plans to paint anything, and you (not so) secretly wish that you could take the entire paint chip wall with you when you leave. *raises hand and waves it in the air*

One of my biggest frustrations with living in an apartment is not being able to paint the walls. Then again, this might be a good thing, as I’d probably be painting the walls a different color every month. But, even if you’re in a situation like me, you can still pick up a few paint chips to calm your color lust.

I love Real Simple’s clever idea for reusing and recycling paint chips by using them as gift tags. They add a great pop of color on a background of white or another neutral color. Write your note or “to” and “from” with a white or metallic marker or pen, and you’re good to go!

image from Real Simple

Letterpress Week at Oh, Hello Friend

Letterpress Week

Letterpress Week? I’m totally there! Next week (April 26 – 30), it’s all about letterpress over at Oh, Hello Friend, and it looks like Danni’s got a stellar lineup of letterpress friends who will be featured throughout the week, including Smock Paper, Postal Press, Parrott Design Studio, Sugar Plum Invitations, Studio on Fire, Snap and Tumble, Roll and Tumble Press, and many more.

Danni will also be posting a directory of letterpress classes available in various cities, and you can contact her if you either have a class or know of a class and would like to have it mentioned.

This definitely gives me a reason to actually look forward to Monday!

image from Oh, Hello Friend

2010 Mother’s Day Cards, Part 2

The second part of my Mother’s Day card roundup is going to be super-sized since I just kept finding so many cool cards, and I even threw in a great stationery gift idea at the end. If you missed it, you can check out part one here. Ready for some paper pretties?

Since today is Earth Day, I’ll start with this lovely, plantable Mother’s Day card by Wit & Whistle. The handmade paper with which the card is made is embedded with wildflower seeds, so this is a card that keeps on giving!

Wit & Whistle Mother's Day Card

Loving this super sweet “mum” letterpress card by Pup & Pony:

Pup & Pony Letterpress Mother's Day Card

“You Mean the World to Me, Mom” card by Monkey Mind Design:

Monkey Mind Design Mother's Day Card

A number of great new letterpress Mother’s Day cards from Egg Press:

Egg Press Letterpress Mother's Day Card

Luscious letterpress Mother’s Day greetings from Wiley Valentine:

Wiley Valentine Letterpress Mother's Day Card

Aww, absolutely adorable color-in, illustrated Mother’s Day postcards by children’s illustrator, Danamarie Hosler (aka greenstarstudio):

Color-In Postcards Mother's Day

Bright, fun letterpress Mother’s Day cards from Snow & Graham at Luxe Paperie:

Snow & Graham Letterpress Mother's Day Cards

Up Up Creative always offers cards with such fun sentiments:

Up Up Creative Mother's Day Cards

A myriad of lovely letterpressed Mother’s Day cards by Tallu-lah:

Tallulah Letterpress Mother's Day Cards

Give your mom a bouquet of letterpressed flowers in chartreuse and teal by Sycamore Street Press:

Sycamore Street Letterpress Mother's Day Cards

An oh so lovely blue and green garden for Mother’s Day from Smock:

Smock Letterpress Mother's Day Cards

And the gift idea that I promised earlier, from Perideau Designs. The Mother’s Day Gift Package includes 2 sets of 12 personalized stationery sets with a personal note written by you:

Perideau Designs Mother's Day Gift Package

images from their respective owners

New Advertiser : Red Oak Press

I’d like to welcome Paper Crave’s newest advertiser, Red Oak Press, creators of beautiful letterpress greeting cards, calling cards, and personalized/custom cards and stationery. You can check out their portfolio of ready to order and custom work at Red Oak Press, and you can purchase cards and more from their Etsy shop. I’m loving their William Morris series, and I had to give a shout out here to their oh so pretty spring and Mother’s Day cards:

Red Oak Letterpress Mother's Day Card

Red Oak Letterpress Mother's Day Card

Red Oak Letterpress Mother's Day Card

images from Red Oak Press