2015 Calendars, Week Six

Animal-Themed 2015 Calendars

I’m celebrating our feathered and furry friends in today’s calendar roundup, which features everything from cutie patootie pugs to beautiful birds to mischievous kitties. And, if you’re looking for more calendar-iffic designs, be sure to head over and check out all of my other 2015 calendar roundups!

Animal-Themed 2015 Calendars

1. Tiny Kiwi 2. Mincing Mockingbird 3. Vikki Chu 4. HillShop 5. Lydia & Pugs 6. Rigel Stuhmiller 7. Gingiber 8. Lisa Vanin 9. Maedchenwahn 10. Dolan Geiman + Night Owl Paper Goods

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Holiday Card Picks : Personalized Non-Photo Cards

The hardest part of choosing a personalized holiday card these days is deciding on which design you like best. There are just so many awesome designs available! Today’s roundup features some of my absolute favorite personalized non-photo cards of the season, and there’s much lovely hand lettering and sweet illustration to be found in this fun and festive bunch:

Holiday Card Picks : Personalized Non-Photo Cards

1. Kathryn Selbert (digital file) 2. Hooray Creative for Minted  3. Rifle Paper Co. 4. Jennifer Wick for Minted 5. Guess What? for Minted 6. Carrie Leigh Hobson

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Suzy Ultman Watercolor Art Prints

Morning Hair Watercolor Art Print | Suzy Ultman

These new watercolor art prints by Suzy Ultman make for a wonderful way to start off the week, don’t you think? Watercolor is a new medium for Suzy, and I’m hoping that she continues to create with it because the results are absolutely lovely.

The sweet little lady above, entitled “Morning Hair”, has a fun and fruity mix of a ‘do that would make Carmen Miranda proud, and the trio of cutie pies below, aka the choupinettes, was inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Each 8″ x 10″ print is an original Suzy Ultman watercolor reproduced on archival quality, Arches Aquarelle Rag textured paper using chromalife inks, and I think that these little sweeties would make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Margo Choupinette Watercolor Art Print | Suzy Ultman

Girl Friday Choupinette Watercolor Art Print | Suzy Ultman

Coco Choupinette Watercolor Art Print | Suzy Ultman

images from Suzy Ultman

Free Santa Gift Tag Cut Files + Silhouette Black Friday Sale

Free Santa Gift Tag SVG Cut Files | Paper Crave

Last year, I designed a set of free printable holiday gift tags, and one of my favorite tags from the set was the santa tag. His fun little face stuck with me into this year, and I decided that, this holiday season, I’d make him into a die cut gift tag. I added a bit of sparkle by cutting his beard, mustache, and hair from glitter cardstock, and I just had to make that fabulous ‘stache stand out a little more, so I popped it up with dimensional foam adhesive.

Santa Gift Card Holder Cut Files

Download the free gift tag cut files below, and head on over to k.becca to pick up the matching gift card holder cut files … yep, I couldn’t just stop at a gift tag. He’s too much fun!


For personal, non-commercial use only. All rights reserved.

I cut out Mr. Claus with my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo, and Silhouette is having a pretty great sale for Black Friday. Check out the details below, and use the code CRAVE to get some awesome deals on everything from die cutting machines to cutting mats, sketch pens, and specialty papers.

Silhouette Black Friday 2014 Sale

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Quick Picks : 11.27.14

Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving to all of you who are celebrating today, and safe travels to those who are journeying by plane, train, or automobile over the holiday weekend. I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a fun holiday craft project and some great holiday sales and deals!

This Week’s Picks

♥ A behind the scenes look at the making of Paper Source’s festive holiday window displays.

♥ Sweet and clever perfume packaging for Zara by Lavernia Cienfuegos.

♥ Looking for paper-y inspiration for your holiday mantel? Check this out! – via

♥ Wit & Whistle’s new rubber stamps rock, both literally and figuratively.

♥ Wonderful paper illustrations by Anna Kleindinst. The swimming pool scene is awesome!

image made with Hand Lettered Holiday Phrase Overlays