Sparklepaw Greeting Cards

Sparklepaw Greeting Cards

I hope that everyone had a great weekend — a nice, long one if you observed Labor Day! And thanks to everyone for the continuing feedback via the reader survey. It seems that several of you are having problems seeing images via your feed readers or in your email subscriptions, and I appreciate you sharing more details with me so I can hopefully get to the bottom of this issue. I’m working on it! And, in the meantime, back to our regularly scheduled paper cravings…

Cuuuuute! Is there really more that you can say about these greeting cards from Sparklepaw? Cutie patootie whales, deer, owls, and even a little cloud that are sure to put a smile on your face. I also love how the illustrations feature patterns and textures that give the designs even more depth. Great stuff! Sparklepaw carries pocket mirrors and recipe cards, in addition to greeting cards, and you can see them all in their Etsy shop.

images from Sparklepaw

Paper Crave Reader Survey Update

Thank you to everyone who has taken the Paper Crave reader survey so far. Your feedback has been great — keep it coming! For those of you who haven’t yet taken the survey, you still have plenty of time. I’m taking submissions until September 14, and remember that completion of the survey also enters you to win one of two free copies of Home, Paper, Scissors by Patricia Zapata.

I’ve noticed in the feedback that I’ve received so far that a few of you have been having issues seeing images in your RSS feed reader or in your emails. If those of you who have been having trouble have a few moments, would you mind either commenting here or emailing me (kristenATpapercraveDOTcom) and letting me know which feed reader or email program you’re using? I’m trying to get to the bottom of this, and your input will greatly help!

Have a great weekend, everyone. It’s a long weekend here in the US with the Labor Day holiday, so I will see you all back here on Tuesday!

Oh Joy! for Chronicle Books

Oh Joy! has a new collection of paper goods at Chronicle Books, and everything is absolutely beautiful. The collection includes mix and match stationery, mailers, Joy’s signature metallic foil stamped file folders, labels, stickers, and sticky notes. I’m loving the color palette, which features teal, white, and warm browns and grays:

Oh Joy! Chronicle Books

images from Oh Joy!

DIY Ice Cream Parlor Printables from Eat Drink Chic

Ice Cream Parlor Printables

Ice Cream Parlor Printables

Ice Cream Parlor Printables

I posted about this gorgeous project the other day on Twitter, but I knew that I must mention it here, too, because it’s just that awesome! Amy from Eat Drink Chic has outdone herself with this ice cream parlor buffet concept — the beautiful and inspiring pictures will make you want to throw your own ice cream parlor-themed party ASAP, I guarantee it. And Amy shares not only the inspiration, but all of the gorgeous labels and signs for you to download for free, too! Wow, huh? You can see all of the inspiring ice cream parlour images and download the printables at Eat Drink Chic.

images from Eat Drink Chic

Basic Grey Eerie Collection

Basic Grey Eerie

There’s much inspiration to be found in these spooky patterned papers from Basic Grey’s new Eerie collection. Bats, spiderwebs, skulls, a cool and somewhat psychedelic wood grain-ish pattern (you know I love that one), spiders, and lightning bolts are just some of the Halloween icons included, and all of the papers are grungy and aged looking in the Basic Grey style. They’ve even made a kit so you can create neat little skull favors for your Halloween parties:

Basic Grey Eerie

The collection is new enough that it doesn’t appear that the big online scrapbooking shops are carrying it yet, but I’ll add a link here when I see it somewhere for sale.

images from Basic Grey