Unique Fingerprint Papercuts by Lori Danelle

Holy wow — talk about amazing and, literally, unique pieces of paper cut art. Graphic designer and paper artist, Lori Danelle, creates custom fingerprint papercuts that feature your very own fingerprints. The fingerprints are hand cut by Lori and would make wonderful keepsakes for weddings and anniversaries. I also love the idea of having one created to commemorate the arrival of a new child. Here’s a peek at Lori’s amazing work:

Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

Lori Danelle Fingerprint Paper Cuts

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Dandy Lion Letterpress Sea Creatures Cards

Dandy Lion Letterpress Aquatica

I became an instant fan of Dandy Lion Press earlier this year after discovering their wonderful collection of Bunnylopes cards, and I’m currently fascinated by their collection of letterpress sea creatures, featuring amazingly naturalistic, hand drawn illustrations of jellyfish, old wives fish (interesting story behind the name of this fish), puffer fish, cod, and more. I love that many of the cards are blue on blue, further emphasizing the aquatic theme.

One of my favorites, the Blue Lobster Card, with the subject oriented so it’s split down the center by the fold of the card:

Dandy Lion Letterpress Aquatica

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Free Printables Friday, July Edition

If you’re in the mood to do something paper crafty this weekend, then I have plenty of fun (and free) printable possibilities for you. From bunting garland and gift wrap to more practical, and equally cool, ideas, there’s a little bit of everything in this roundup.

Kellie Medivitz is at it again with her wonderful It’s a Wrap goodies, this time in navy and pink — you know I love that!

Kellie Medivitz It's a Wrap

I am LOVING these printable, Castle Peeps bookplates from Lizzy House:

Lizzie House Castle Peeps Bookplates

Streamline and organize your blog content brainstorming sessions with this helpful My Blog Topics printable from Perideau Designs.

My Blog Topics Printable

Australian illustrator Pilgrim Lee is creating a free party printable every weekday in July in celebration of her “birthday month”. The theme is bunting and pinwheels, and by the end of the month you’ll have all the goodies that you’ll need to decorate for a fun and colorful party! – via How About Orange

Draw Pilgrim Party Printables

Delicious coffee cream cheese frosting would be the perfect compliment to decadent chocolate cake, cupcakes, or as the filling for chocolate sandwich cookies or whoopie pies. Download the printable recipe card, courtesy of Cathe at Feterie.

Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Download lovely alphabet bunting, designed by Carolynn from Two Brunettes, in every letter and with multiple pattern options over at Ruffled. So pretty!

Printable Alphabet Bunting

More pretty bunting in the form of printable posters with wonderful, uplifting messages by Pugly Pixel at Kind Over Matter.

Bunting Posters

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Cloudy Collection : Teeming Up!

Cloudy Collection Teeming Up

The newest Cloudy Collection is pretty awesome! Volume 2 / Edition 2, titled Teeming Up!, celebrates people’s and nature’s abilities to join together and persevere, which is a great message, made even more timely by the number of natural disasters and challenges that the world has been facing this year. Each letterpress print in the set was created by fantastically talented, artistic duos, and some of my favorites have prints in this collection, including Eight Hour Day, Lab Partners, and The Little Friends of Printmaking. Teeming Up! features a bonus print, too, so you’ll receive eight prints for the same price ($35) as other collections. Check it out!

Cloudy Collection Teeming Up

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