Ilee Papergoods 2008 Letterpress Calendar

Ilee 2008 Letterpress Calendar

More letterpress calendar goodness, this time from Ilee Papergoods. The designer (and paper lover) in me is absolutely drooling over all of the printing techniques used in this calendar — letterpress, silkscreen, foil stamping, handpainted accents, and I love the darker background papers used for October, November, and December. $20.00 each at Ilee Papergoods.

Hmm, am I going to have to start collecting calendars now, too?

images from Ilee Papergoods

Satsuma Press 2008 Letterpress Calendar

2008 Satsuma Press Letterpress Calendar

2008 Satsuma Press Letterpress Calendar

Oh so pretty stylized botanicals and florals adorn Satsuma Press’ newly debuted 2008 letterpress calendar. Featuring both old and new original artwork from the past year, the handcrafted calendar would be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys the pretty things in life.

Each of the two hundred calendars printed is hand numbered on the back cover and tied with a silk ribbon. $39.00 at the Satsuma Press Etsy shop.

2008 Satsuma Press Letterpress Holiday Card

Satsuma has also just debuted these cute and whimsical Bird + Foliage holiday cards. The full size is available in sets of 3 or 6, and a mini version is also available.

images from Satsuma Press

2007 Holiday Postage Stamps

U.S. Holiday 2007 Postage Stamps

Inspired by the recent resurgence of knitting, the U.S. Postal Service has commissioned illustrator Nancy Stahl to create four designs in the “Holiday Knits” stamp collection for the 2007 holiday season.

Stahl was inspired by traditional Norwegian sweaters and knitted Christmas stockings and used computer software to draw her original designs. She then converted them to stitches and rows and downloaded the information to an electronic knitting machine, which she used to actually knit the illustrations. How very crafty!

You can purchase the Holiday Knits stamps at your local post office or on the USPS website.

image from the U.S. Postal Service