Trendspotting : The Marbled Look

Modern marbled stationery first popped onto my radar last year, and I took note of it but wasn’t seeing the momentum that I like to see in order to call something a “trend”. Well, over the past few weeks, it has been tapping me on the shoulder and saying, “hey, lady, pay attention to me!” And I am.

Marbled paper brings to mind the endpapers of aged volumes sitting on the shelves of a library with rich, wood paneled rooms and centuries-old reading tables that are so solidly built that you couldn’t move them if you tried. But the new crop of marbled paper goods breathes fresh air into this classic look, using bright, bold color to display beautiful, veined patterns that look fantastic on everything from wedding stationery to notebooks.

For now, I’m calling this a mini-trend, but I hope to see it grow into something bigger because I’d love to see the direction in which it goes.

Trendspotting : The Marbled Look

Above, clockwise from top left : Hello Tenfold // The Social Type // Paper Source // Natalie Stopka for Design*Sponge // Kelli Hall for Minted // Katie Leamon // Natalie As Is

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Cards

There’s something to be said for sweet and simple, and this roundup includes oodles of card designs that are plenty sweet but that don’t cross the line into syrupy. Many of these-love themed greetings are also great for your bestie or someone else special in your life, not just a romantic sweetie. Check ’em out!

Sweet Valentine's Day Cards

Above, clockwise from top left : Fugu Fugu Press // Wiley Valentine // One Plus One // Ink Meets Paper // Steel Petal Press // Egg Press // Cardtorial

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Quick Picks : 1.22.15

2015 Copper Foil Print | Urbanic

The Urbanic 2015 Print (mmm … copper foil)

This Week’s PIcks

The White Paper Bar from Thomas Pink & James Cropper is incredible! Developed and built by Sam Robins of design studio, Flow Creation, the bar is made entirely from paper, including cocktail glasses, vases of flowers, and paper lamps. – via

♥ Speaking of incredible paper decor, check out these amazing cut paper decorations by Malinda Swain for Longwood Gardens’ Christmas display.

♥ I’m always up for a good Star Wars double entendre. Hee!

♥ Bella Figura’s 2015 wedding invitation collection is filled with gorgeousness.

♥ A totally hoppy “beer premiere” invitation by Wild Ink Press for Sierra Nevada.

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Fun & Witty Love Cards

Shakin’ bacon, classic candy boxes reimagined, and cheeky sentiments are just a few of the delightful design details that you’ll spot in this witty bunch of Valentine’s Day and love cards. Plenty of awesome hand lettering, too, and you know I love that!

Fun & Witty Valentine's Day and Love Cards

Above, clockwise from top left : Night Owl Paper Goods // Pei Design // a. favorite // Hennel Paper Co. // Row House 14 // West Sheridan // a. favorite // Pickle Punch

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