Weekly Wrap #8 : Coin Appeal

Weekly Wrap

Another Friday is here and I, for one, am very much looking forward to the weekend. If you’ve sent me an email recently, please allow for a little (okay, a lot) of extra response time, as we’re headed into the final stretch before the launch of Nonpareil, and I’ve been completely immersed in that project lately. Maddy and I are so excited for everyone to see the first issue, which will be coming out very soon!

I’m all about simple but beautiful gift wrapping lately, and this week’s Weekly Wrap is a reflection of this. I spotted this lovely idea over at the always inspirational Cafe Cartolina blog and was led to discover another wonderfully inspirational blog, Esprit Bohème, as a result. The combination of simple, white tissue paper with a more industrial twine and a centime coin detail is so very pretty, don’t you think?

Happy weekend, everyone, and look for more Valentine’s Day card roundups coming your way next week!

Centime Detail Gift Wrap

Centime Detail Gift Wrap

images from Esprit Bohème

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 2

Time for part 2 of my roundup of sweet Valentine’s Day cards, and I’ll say again that I’m so jazzed about all of the great cards that are available this year! If you haven’t checked it out yet, have a look at part 1 of my round up for more pretties.

I’m loving the hand lettering and illustration in these Tokens of Love letterpress mini cards by Spring Olive:

Spring Olive Valentine's Day Cards

This letterpress card by Pup & Pony may not specifically be a Valentine’s Day card, but it makes me smile, and I think it would be the perfect card for the “spud” in your life:

Pup & Pony Letterpress Spud Card

These Valentine’s Day greetings from Nisee Made are oh so sweet:

Nisee Made Valentine's Day Cards

Nisee Made Valentine's Day Cards

Nisee Made Valentine's Day Cards

I love the use of black and cherry red ink on kraft stock in Louella Press’ Valentine’s Day collection:

Louella Press Valentine's Day Cards

Super adorable letterpress Valentine’s Day cards from Fugu Fugu Press:

Fugu Fugu Press Valentine's Day Cards

Personalized Hearts and Love Minis from Sweetbeaker — so pretty:

Sweetbeaker Valentine's Day Cards

Sweetbeaker Valentine's Day Cards

Olliegraphic personalized Valentine’s Day cards at Sarah + Abraham:

Olliegraphic Personalized Valentine's Day Cards

Lovely Valentine’s Day letterpress cards from Sweet Harvey:

Sweet Harvey Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

Sweet Harvey Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

Sweet Harvey Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

Letterpress typographic love from Kirtland House, and can I just say that I love that the ink color is called Bubblicious (available in charcoal, too):

Kirtland House Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

images from their respective owners

Valentine’s Day Card Roundup, Part 1

It’s that time of the year again — pink and red everywhere, chocolate selling like hotcakes — Valentine’s Day! And, as usual, lots of fantastic cards have been designed by all of the talented paper peeps out there. Here’s part one in my roundup of Valentine’s Day pretties:

Valentine’s Day letterpress greetings for the computer geek in your life by
Dingbat Press:

Dingbat Press Valentine's Day Letterpress

Also from Dingbat Press, lovely letterpress enclosure cards:

Dingbat Press Valentine's Day Letterpress

Egg Press has over 40 awesome designs for Valentine’s Day this year. I just love the sentiment, “You’re the mac to my cheese”.:

Egg Press Valentine's Day

Super sweet illustrated mini valentines by Emilee Rose (designs available in full size cards, as well):

Emilee Rose Mini Valentines

I’m squeeing over this plantable mini valentine set at Girl in Gear:

Plantable Mini Valentine's Day Cards

Fun and colorful Valentine’s Day greetings at Red Cap Cards:

Red Cap Valentine's Day Cards

Red Cap Valentine's Day Cards

Earmark’s Valentine’s Day card features one of my favorite lines ever from The Simpsons (gotta love Ralph Wiggum):

Earmark Valentine's Day Card

Love the metallic bronze ink on this pretty letterpress Love Hummingbirds card by Delphine Studio:

Delphine Letterpress Love Hummingbirds

Pretty pink and red folk illustrations decorate Dutch Door’s Valentine’s Day greetings:

Dutch Door Press Valentine's Day

images from their respective owners

Smock Sale to Benefit Haiti Relief

Smock Paper Sale for Haitian Relief Effort

Today and tomorrow (January 20-21), Smock Paper will be donating 100% of the sales on their website to Doctors Without Borders to help out with the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. If you’re a paper lover who’s been looking to donate and help out with the relief effort, then you can pick up gift wrap (stock up for next holiday season), greeting cards, thank yous, and other paper goods (custom printing not included) while doing your part to help a important cause. Thank you to Smock for doing this!

image from Smock Paper

The Spotted Sparrow Valentine’s Day Cards

Spotted Sparrow Valentine's Day

80’s New Wave music plays a big part in my life, so I was instantly captivated by The Spotted Sparrow’s Valentine’s Day cards, which feature lyrics from songs by ABC, Dead or Alive, The Smiths, Joy Division, and U2. The lyrics are coupled with Victorian imagery, which makes for a very fun and unexpected result.

The Spotted Sparrow is donating 15% from all sales in January and February to Partners in Health to help the Haitian relief effort, so you’ll be helping a great cause, in addition to getting great cards for Valentine’s Day.

Spotted Sparrow Valentine's Day

Spotted Sparrow Valentine's Day

Spotted Sparrow Valentine's Day

I’m also digging their eco-friendly, handmade Valentine’s Day coupon books, available in Naughty or Nice:

Spotted Sparrow Valentine's Day

images from The Spotted Sparrow