2015 Calendars, Week One

Woo hoo, it’s calendar season!

I’m approaching my calendar roundups a little bit differently this year and, instead of having several roundups each week, I’ll be featuring my top 10 calendar picks of the week each Tuesday from now until, well, until I run out of craveable calendars. All of my top 2015 calendar picks, plus additional design picks, will be included in the 2015 Calendars Collection, so be sure to check back during the week to see the new additions.

And now, without further ado, here are my top 10 calendar picks for week one:

2015 Calendar Picks, Week One | Paper Crave

Above, clockwise from top left : Carol Farrell // Ditto Ditto Works // Stationery Bakery // Paper Lovely Press // Print Smitten // Clouds of Colour // mmmMAR // Hello Small World // 1Canoe2 // Blackbird Letterpress

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5 Adorable Stamps Sets for Christmas & Winter

This time of the year can be rather dizzying, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas crafts, cards, printables, and ideas all vying for our attention at the same time. October is always a particularly crazy month for me, as I want to give Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, plenty of attention while being mindful of all of the great, new holiday products that are coming onto the scene and making sure not to ignore Thanksgiving. But being presented with all of this holiday goodness and trying to organize it in a way that’s fun and not overwhelming is a good problem to have, don’t you think?

Long story short, it’s about time to transition from Halloween, which will probably be making another appearance or two this week, to all things Christmas and holiday. And I have a few things up my sleeve for Thanksgiving, too, so stay tuned for those!

I thought I’d start my holiday features off on a sweet note with some of the absolutely adorable stamp sets that have caught my eye recently. If you’re a cardmaker or scrapbooker who loves all things cute, then these will be right up your alley! Here are five of my favorites:

5 Adorable Stamp Sets for Christmas and Winter #cardmaking #papercrafts

1. Yeti, Set, Go by Lawn Fawn (Coordinating Metal Dies) :: Lawn Fawn has such adorable designs, and I just love this yeti-themed set, which includes fun accessories like earmuffs, as well as lettered sentiments that will work for the holidays, winter, and beyond.

2. Alpine Carolers by Mama Elephant (Coordinating Metal Dies) :: This super sweet stamp set by Mama Elephant features cute carolers that can be grouped together or used alone in handmade card and other holiday paper craft designs. I really like the darling sentiments that are included in the set, as well as the clever accessories like glasses, holiday ornaments, and music notes.

3. Twelve Days by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson :: I may be of the opinion that the song goes on a little (okay, a lot) too long, but I’m all about this fun and clever stamp set that celebrates the twelve days of Christmas. And, as Julie Ebersole, who designed this cool set, shows us, the stamps (minus the numbers) aren’t just for the holidays!

4. Holly Jolly by Paper Smooches :: I love me some gift tags, and this stamp set by Paper Smooches offers so, so many design possibilities for holiday gift tags and paper crafts. The bows and branches and ornaments are so cute, as are the sweet sentiments that are a part of the set.

5. Ugly Sweater by Simon Says Stamp (Coordinating Metal Dies) :: The whole ugly sweater thing makes me laugh, and so does this set of ugly sweater-inspired stamps, which is set up to allow you to create skeins and skeins of the gaudiest, tackiest sweaters that you can imagine. Love it!

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DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Card

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Card | Paper Crave for Craftsy

I’m a sucker for pretty much anything that glows in the dark, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some glow-in-the-dark embossing powder for years. I finally picked some up, and I’m kicking myself for not having done so sooner because, yeah, this stuff rocks!

Head on over to Craftsy to learn how I made this cute and cool handmade Halloween card that shares its ghostly glow when the lights are low.

photo by Kristen Magee

Quick Picks : 10.23.14

Color Papercut Illustration | Erin Jang for Creative Mornings

“Color” Papercut Illustration by Erin Jang for Creative Mornings

This Week’s Picks

WARNING : Lots of papercut art and booze in this week’s picks, but you probably shouldn’t try papercutting when you’re tipsy because bad things will happen. *wink*

♥ And, while we’re on the topic of awesome papercuts, check out these beauties by Dana Sanmar. – via

♥ These labels are, indeed, exquisite.

♥ This is the first that I’ve heard of Dinovember (looks like lots of fun and destruction!), and these dinosaur party invitations are so darn clever.

♥ A folksy papercut label design for artisan gin by Suzy Taylor. Incredible!

image from Erin Jang