American Dream by Lindsay Letters

Downloadable Sweet Liberty Print by Lindsay Letters

American Dream by Lindsay Letters is filled with absolutely beautiful hand lettering, and it’s also a wonderful slice of modern day Americana, so it’s the perfect choice for Hand Lettered Love this week, which culminates in the 4th of July, the quintessential American holiday.

The collection includes hand lettered letterpress, foil pressed, downloadable, and canvas art prints that feature lyrics and quotes from patriotic songs and more. And I was immediately drawn in by the palette of rich reds, golds, and blues, which give the collection a wonderful, heirloom feel. These beautiful pieces would make great gifts for collectors of Americana and lovers of all things hand lettered. Head on over to Lindsay Letters to see the full collection.

Hand Lettered American Dream Collection by Lindsay Letters

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4 Fab Fourth of July Free Printables

The 4th of July is coming up this weekend, and these four fab and free printable projects will add fun and festive elements in red, white, and blue to all of your Independence Day cookouts, picnics, and firework-centered celebrations!

4th of July Free Printables & Paper Crafts

Above, clockwise from top left: Flag Favor & Candy Boxes from Design Eat Repeat // Red, White & Blue Medallion Embellishments from No Biggie // Kids Fourth of July Celebration Party Printables by Lia Griffith for Worldlabel // Sparkler Box Labels from The Idea Room

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The Gold Foil Lettering Collection from May Designs

The Gold Foil Lettering Collection from May Designs

These gorgeous gold foil and hand lettered notebooks started popping up in my Instagram feed over the past couple of weeks, and I was so jazzed to find out that they’re part of May Designs’ new Gold Foil Lettering Collection, which is now available!

The four eye-catching notebooks in the collection feature fantastic, gold stamped hand lettering by Julie Song, Courtney Shelton, Alexandra Nelson, and Jill De Haan. The 5×8 notebooks feature soft canvas covers in an array of sorbet colors, and you can customize the interiors with everything from blank pages (great for sketching and drawing) to dotted and graphed pages to agenda and diary pages. Pretty cool, right?

Head on over to May Designs to check out the collection and to find out a little bit about the process that goes into creating these completely craveable notebooks.

The Gold Foil Lettering Collection from May Designs

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Quick Picks : 6.25.15

Origami-Inspired Cosmetics Packaging by Papier Tigre

Origami-Inspired Cosmetics Packaging by Papier Tigre (so chic and modern)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Lovin’ the new paper goods from The Printed Peanut, especially this fun, illustrated “Up My Street” concertina book that celebrates independent shops and shopkeepers.

♥ The texture on this business card = wowsa! – via

♥ Check out my guide to heat embossing essentials over on Etsy.

♥ Why settle for teensy weensy Post-It notes when you can make your desk into one, big Post-It notepad? Learn how to make your own here.

image from Papier Tigre / The Dieline