6 Stylish Notepads for the Consummate Listmaker

If you quickly answer with “oh, yeah!” when someone asks you if you like to make lists, then I have a great little group of very craveable notepads that are right up your alley on this fine Monday morning. If you answer with “not so much”, then you may be able to sniff out a listmaker among your friends and family and gift them with one of these awesome notepads. It’s a win, win situation!

6 Stylish Notepads for the Consummate Listmaker as seen on papercrave.com

1. Quirky Paper Co. 2. Paper & Honey 3. Emily McDowell 4. Rifle Paper Co. 5. How Joyful 6. 9th Letter Press

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Quick Picks : 7.17.14

Die Cut Letterpress Key Business Cards | Suzy Ultman (design) + Igloo Letterpress (printing)Die Cut Letterpress Key Business Cards (details) | Suzy Ultman (design) + Igloo Letterpress (printing)

This Week’s Picks

♥ This book is definitely being added to my wishlist.

♥ Ooh, check out Mr Yen’s upcoming Teach Yourself to Papercut e-course. Starts August 4th!

Naturally, Danny Seo, a brand new lifestyle print magazine printed on Mohawk Options 100% Post Consumer recycled paper. Bet it feels great.

♥ Oh, Grumpy Cat, you always make me smile.

♥ Free printable geometric gift bags by Alix Sorrell for Oh Happy Day.

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Hello Flower Cards by Big Jon

Hello Flower Cards | Big Jon

London-based Big Jon has some seriously fun and clever card collections in his shop – the description for his Palm Springs collection made me laugh out loud – and I’m digging the bold aesthetic of his new Hello Flower cards, which feature oodles of bright colors and eye-catching, naturalistic florals (very hot stationery trend alert!), along with a broad range of greetings. You’ll find everything from “happy birthday” to “thank you” sentiments in the collection and, unlike real floral bouquets, these are guaranteed to stay fresh for ages!

Hello Flower Cards | Big Jon

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Suzy Ultman’s Adorable Fox Letterpress Wedding Invites

I am such a big fan of Suzy Ultman’s work and always look forward to her collaborations with Igloo Letterpress. So, naturally, I was in paper and illustration and letterpress-loving heaven when Suzy shared two recent collaborative projects (tune in on Thursday to see the second), one of which was her absolutely adorable, fox-themed letterpress wedding stationery and the coordinating wedding decorations, which reignited my love for shrinky dinks.

Adorable Fox Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Suzy Ultman (Design) + Igloo Letterpress (Printing)

Suzy shares the fun and foxy details:

My partner and I both enjoy being part of the creative process, so coming up with the vibe of our wedding was a team effort from start to finish. We penned a long to-do list, met once a week over date night, and set off with planning the festive, fox-filled celebration.

The invitation was the first order of business. The fox bride and groom characters were inspired by our backyard. About two years ago, we had a mischievous, red fox visit our yard for the first time. An entire family has since moved into the neighborhood, and we keep track of their comings and goings. The remaining invitation icons – sun, moon, lighthouse, ship, hot air balloon, and other illustrations – all tell mini stories that have special meaning to us.

Fox Shrinky Dink Charms | Suzy Ultman

Suzy returned to her shrinky dink roots for the reception table settings, baking small charms with each guest’s name and a corresponding boy or girl fox. The charms were attached to napkins and placed on top of handmade menus.

In addition, Suzy created super sweet cake toppers from shrinky dinks, which are now available in her Etsy shop (yay!). The shrinky dink material allowed her to play with the topper’s shape and content, while maintaining a clean, modern look. Other lovely, coordinating wedding details included love-struck candles, flag-topped cupcakes, modern ivy banners, and even tulips, a nod to her adopted homeland of Holland.

Suzy Ultman's Lovely Wedding Decorations

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