Hedgehog Love Papercut Template

Papercut Template

Aww, isn’t this “Hedgehog Love” papercut adorable? Great news! You can make one (or more) of your very own thanks to Cindy at Scherenschnitte, who has generously shared a downloadable template for this fun papercut craft. I’m loving all of the little details, and I think that these papercuts would make wonderful handmade Valentine’s Day cards/gifts. Break out those X-acto knives!

image from Scherenschnitte

Alyson Kuhn’s Bookplates


I’m really digging these custom bookplates, designed for Felt & Wire contributor, Alyson Kuhn, by Michael Osborne Design and letterpress printed at One Heart Press. We should all have such fantastic bookplates for our book collections, don’t you think?

If you get all tingly at the sight of beautiful bookplates, you’ll want to check out Alyson’s entire feature, Bookplates du jour, at Felt & Wire.

images from Felt & Wire

Saelee Oh Paper Cuts

Saelee Oh

I was recently introduced to the work of artist Saelee Oh through a feature at Paper Forest, and I’m totally aswoon over her wonderful, whimsical creations. I love the way in which Saelee incorporates her paper cuts into mixed media work, weaving them seamlessly with illustrations to create textural landscapes. Her pure white, standalone paper cuts are quite beautiful, as well.

If you’re in the New York City area, you can to check out Saelee Oh’s exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery through February 13. Here’s a little eye candy from Saelee’s portfolio, and be sure to stop by her site to check out a couple of really fun stop motion animations that she created with Lana Kim.

Saelee Oh

Saelee Oh

Saelee Oh

Saelee Oh

images from Saelee Oh

Weekly Wrap #10 : Oya Embellishments

Weekly Wrap

Oya Turkish Lace Embellishments

The embellishment on this gift packaging, created by F. Ceylan Erzen of packageinstyle, is truly a gift in and of itself. The simple but chic brown paper wrap is adorned with “oya”, also known as Turkish lace, the history of which is thought to date back as far as the 8th century B.C. to the Phrygians of Anatolia. So lovely and intricate.

image from F. Ceylan Erzen

Eco Friendly Paper : The Local Paper

Eco Friendly Paper

The Local Paper Gift Wrap

I’m absolutely loving the new line of eco-friendly gift wrap from Houston, Texas based architect and designer, Sophia Malik. The Local Paper was developed from a love of pattern and design, and the collection takes its inspiration from travel, nature, and life.

The Local Paper Gift Wrap

The Local Paper’s first collection, the San Jose Collection, was inspired by a trip to Costa Rica and features pattern elements based on the intricate architectural details that can be found throughout the city. I can’t get enough of the subdued, oh so modern palette of white and silver on kraft colored paper, coupled with the gorgeous patterns.

The Local Paper products are created with a great commitment to both design and the environments. All products are printed on FSC certified papers with 30% recycled post-consumer fiber, and all of their packaging is recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable.

images from The Local Paper