Pilgrim Paper Co. Birthday Party Cards

King of Cupcakes Card from Pilgrim Paper Co.

I loves me some quirky cards, and the Birthday Party Collection from Seattle-based Pilgrim Paper Co. is right up my alley. Fun illustrations? Check. Sweet treats? Yep. Quirky characters? Double check. A cat peeking out from a mountain of birthday boxes? Oh, yeah.

Pilgrim Paper Co. co-owners, Teresa Grasseschi and Kelly Bjork, illustrate all of their designs by hand in small, collectable narratives that focus on heart and humor. They believe that exceptional art should be affordable and functional, and all of their pieces are created with the hope of bridging that gap. I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that great art doesn’t have to be unaffordable, and I love what these ladies are doing.

Head on over to Pilgrim Paper Co. to see all of their super cool, illustrated cards and prints!

Treat Yo' Self Birthday Card by Pilgrim Paper Co.

Birthday Delivery Card by Pilgrim Paper Co.

Party! Card by Pilgrim Paper Co.

Cupcake King Birthday Card from Pilgrim Paper Co.

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Funny Letterpress Birthday Cards from Friendly Fire Paper

Bite Me Letterpress Card from Friendly Fire Paper

If you love letterpress, lettering, and sentiments that are so funny that you snort laugh when you read them, then you’ve gotta head on over to Friendly Fire Paper to see all of their totally hilarious and clever letterpress greetings and art prints!

Here’s a peek at some of their cheeky birthday cards, which include references to alcohol-induced poor decisions, growin’ up, and gettin’ old. You know, classic birthday stuff.

You Are So Freaking Born Letterpress Card from Friendly Fire Paper

Aging Like Whoa Letterpress Birthday Card by Friendly Fire Paper

Cake Liquor & Bad Decisions Letterpress Birthday Card from Friendly Fire Paper

Get It Together Letterpress Birthday Card by Friendly Fire Paper

Dog Years Letterpress Birthday Card by Friendly Fire Paper

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Detail from Zim & Zou's Incredible Window Display for Hermes Dubai

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Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

If you love gorgeous, painterly illustrations (and who doesn’t, right?!), then you’ll soon find yourself utterly smitten with the beautiful art prints from Lyra Press.

Crystal and Jorge, the talented duo behind Lyra Press, both have a background in architecture / design, but after after a few years of working at corporate design firms they decided to venture out on their own and open an illustration studio. They paint every element of each print by hand, then lay out the final design digitally, and they love the idea of creating prints that are both beautiful and informative. I’m sure that more than a few of us (myself included) are fans of art prints that look fantastic and educate us at the same time!

Below are a few of the lovely and painterly prints that you’ll find in the Lyra Press shop, and be sure to head on over to check out all of the gorgeous goodies in their line.

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

Beautiful, Illustrated Art Prints from Lyra Press

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