Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations

 

Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

I’m a sucker for a book-themed invitation, and these custom baby shower invitations by Moira Design Studio are so very sweet. The book-themed invites feature whimsical hand lettering and hand drawn illustrations, along with colorful touches of watercolor that bring color and depth to this darling ensemble.

Jessica from Moira Design shares:

What better way to set the tone for a book-themed baby shower than by sending the invitations in a book! I knew I wanted to include illustrations and artwork, as well as hand lettering, and I also knew I wanted to think of an interesting method of shipping.

I ordered an antique set of children’s classics from eBay (the same set my mom has as a little girl), and I tucked the invitation sets into the books, wrapped them in brown paper, and into the post they went. The suites themselves included the invitation, reply card, a bookplate, and a request to have the guests bring their favorite book to start baby Claire’s library. I also included a bookmark so people knew to open the book when they got it in the mail.

Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

images from Moira Design Studio

2014 Calendars, Part 1

It’s calendar season (yay!) and, over the next few weeks, I’ll be rounding up my favorite calendars from across the style spectrum, starting with this bunch of sweet, illustrated designs. I say this every year, but I really DO wish that I had room on my walls for, say, 25 or so calendars because there are just so many great designs.

Cute, Illustrated 2014 Calendars as seen on papercrave.com

1. Foxes in Love Mini Desk Calendar | Paper Sparrow 2. Oversized Wall Calendar | One Canoe Two 3. Paris Perpetual Calendar | Pei Design 4. Owls Wall Calendar | The Fox and The Teacup 5. Whale Wall Calendar | Gingiber 6. Dream Big Wall Calendar | Pintachan for 1973 7. Mini Wall Calendar | JooJoo 8. Die-Cut Owl Desktop Calendar | Night Owl Paper Goods

images from their respective sources

Weekly Wrap #156 : Binny Gift Tags

Weekly Wrap

Birthday Smile Gift Tag | Binny

I’m completely taken with these absolutely adorable gift tags from Sydney, Australia-based illustrator, Binny Talib. Binny’s creations are so fun and fresh that I can’t help but smile when I look at them, and the illustrated tags would add a sweet, whimsical touch to any gift package.

One of my favorites is the Big Birthday Smile tag, which would be right at home on any little girl’s birthday package, and I’m really digging the Nordic Noel collection of gift tag ornaments, too. Here’s a peek:

Nordic Noel Gift Tag Ornaments | Binny

images from Binny

Quick Picks : 10.24.13

DIY Haunted House | Mermag

DIY Haunted House Project (so fun!) by Mermag

This Week’s Picks

♥ Cute and creepy free printable Halloween paper toys from Dewmuffins.

♥ Win a lovely custom holiday stamp from The Occasional Hello. Giveaway ends October 25, 2013 at midnight.

♥ Love these gorgeous, embossed initial wedding invitations.

Woodshop, a very cool free font from Nick Slater and Joe Prince.

♥ The perfect Kickstarter for lovers of beer and letterpress.

image from Mermag