A Letterpress Christmas 2013, Roundup #4

Quick Picks will return next Thursday, and today I’m sharing my final “A Letterpress Christmas” roundup of the season. If you’re still looking for just the right holiday greeting, then there are plenty of possibilities in this group of festive, modern designs!

A Letterpress Christmas, Roundup #4 as seen on papercrave.com

Above, clockwise from top left : Peace on Earth | Bears Eat Berries; Noel | Brad Woodard + Valhalla Studios (printer) – via; Merry & Bright Flat Note | Niftyswank; O Tannenbaum | Missive; Merry Christmas Wreath | Darling Press; Cheery Red Stars | The Permanent Collection; Love & Joy | Neighborhood All Stars

View all of my 2013 “A Letterpress Christmas” picks

View All "A Letterpress Christmas" 2013 Picks

images from their respective sources

Holiday Posts Roundup

Holiday Posts Roundup (Reference)

Since I’m wrapping up my holiday season posts this week, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of everything for easy reference. I’ll be adding a few more posts here and there, so be sure to check back, and below is the complete list to date:

2013 Holiday Card Picks

A Letterpress Christmas 2013

2014 Calendars

Free Printables + Paper Crafts

Weekly Wrap

Personalized & Photo Holiday Cards

Hand Lettered Love

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (paper cut artist)

Illustrator and paper cut artist, Sarah Dennis, recently published a wonderful version of Cinderella, the classic fairytale by The Brothers Grimm, that features delicate paper cut pages between each double page spread. The unique combination of sweet illustration and beautiful paper cut artwork adds such depth and texture to the beloved story.

The book is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, and it would make a wonderful holiday gift!

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

Cinderella : A Paper-cut Book | Sarah Dennis (artist)

images from Sarah Dennis

2013 Holiday Card Picks, Pt. 5

My final bunch of holiday card picks for this season is here, and it’s filled with fun, modern designs that I hope you’ll enjoy! And if you’re looking for even more ideas, please head on over and check out all of my holiday card picks.

There have been so many awesome designs this year that I’m sad to say goodbye, but I’m already looking forward to the super cool cards that will certainly be coming next holiday season. Am I getting too far ahead of myself? Nah.

Holiday Card Picks, Pt. 5 as seen on papercrave.com

Row 1 : Vintage-Inspired Holiday Cards | Downtime Collective

Row 2 : Happiest & Warmest of Holidays (left) | Little Low Studio and Joy (right) | Clap Clap Design

Row 3 : Holiday Postcards | Pei Design

Row 4 : Ha Bum Hug (left) | Bread & Jam and Have a Very Merry Christmas (right) | Paper Sparrow

View all of my 2013 holiday card picks

View All Holiday Card Picks

images from their respective sources


Henry’s Letterpress Ticket Birth Announcements

Letterpress Ticket Birth Announcements | Maida Vale

What could be sweeter than a newborn little one slumbering on a guitar? Not much, I’m sure! These adorable letterpress birth announcements by Heather from Maida Vale for her son, Henry, are a wonderful combination of photography, letterpress, and musical inspiration.

Heather shares:

Before Henry’s birth, my husband, Shawn, and I developed the concept behind his announcement. Shawn is a musician, so using this as the inspiration, I designed a “ticket” wrap to announce Henry’s debut. After Henry was born, Seattle photographer, Carolyn Kipper, orchestrated the photo of him perched on Shawn’s guitar. I then printed the wraps on my press and outsourced double-sided photo cards. Finally, we tied the whole bundle together with a guitar pick and baker’s twine.

Letterpress Ticket Birth Announcements | Maida Vale

Custom Letterpress + Photo Birth Announcements | Maida Vale

Letterpress Ticket Wrap | Maida Vale

Photo Birth Announcement | Maida Vale

images from Maida Vale