Quick Picks : 4.16.15

Blue Lobster Paper Sculpture by Benja Harney for Adidas Australia

Blue Lobster Paper Sculpture by Benja Harney for Adidas Australia

This Week’s Picks

♥ I don’t usually like needles, but these are pretty darn awesome.

♥ Amazing paper beasties and flowers by artist and stop motion film director Lila Poppins.

♥ These Game of Thrones inspired wedding invitation suites by Atelier Isabey are incredible.

♥ This party cats card by Alisa Bobzien makes me giggle.

image from Benja Harney

Letterpress Mother’s Day Cards

I’m kicking off my Mother’s Day card picks this year with a sweet bunch of lovely letterpress cards, which feature everything from elegant floral themes to fun and clever illustrations. I hope that you’ll enjoy these wonderful cards as much as I do and stay tuned, because there are oodles of marvelous Mother’s Day cards to come in the next couple of weeks!

Letterpress Mother's Day Cards

Above, clockwise from top left : Missive // Honizukle // Dee & Lala // Egg Press // Missive // Ink & Iron // Dee & Lala // Isabell’s Umbrella

images from their respective sources

The Art of Living Card Collection from Kata Kiosk

The Art of Living Card Collection by Kata Kiosk

Kotryna Zukauskaite (aka Kata) is the founder and creative force behind Kata Kiosk, a Lithuania-based online shop with a focus on illustrated greeting cards, and their newest collection, “The Art of Living”, is filled with bright and sunny illustrations for all occasions.

I like that each of the 12 cards in this collection feature the same color palette of sunshine yellow, cherry red, powder blue, and navy. The colors alone will catch your eye, and the wonderful illustrations, which feature bouquets and wreaths of flowers and evoke a warm and cheerful feeling, will have you craving these lovely cards, which are perfect for any occasion or for no occasion at all. Psst … these cards would be great to have on hand for National Card & Letter Writing Month, and they would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, too!

In addition to their online shop on Etsy, Kata Kiosk goods are also available wholesale to small design, gift, and stationery shops worldwide.

Sounds of Spring! Card by Kata Kiosk

Poetry Time! Card by Kata Kiosk

Love Garden! Card by Kata Kiosk

Up We Go! Card by Kata Kiosk

My Cup of Tea! Card by Kata Kiosk

images from Kata Kiosk

Quirky, Illustrated Cards from Green Bean Studio

Happy For You Card by Green Bean Studio

The world of Green Bean Studio is filled with happy monsters, calendars with udders, cuddly babies, and 3D birthday bears, all conceived in the mind of and drawn by Aparna Varma, owner and head creative at the Toronto-based stationery house, which is dedicated to creating cool cards that make people smile. Now, smiling is not something that I tend to do much of on Mondays, but I couldn’t resist breaking out into a big grin when I spotted these super fun cards, and I hope that you’ll do the same!

Below is a peek at some of my favorites from the Green Bean Studio collection, and you can check out all of their fun cards right here.

Quirky, Illustrated Greeting Cards by Green Bean Studio

images from Green Bean Studio