Martha Stewart Bandana Motif Paper Crafts

Bandana Motif Crafts

The ultra-summery July 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Living features a number of inspirational articles for those of you looking to fancy up your summer get togethers.

My favorite was a craft-centric article that discusses the patterns in traditional bandana designs and uses those patterns as the inspiration for several craft projects, including invitations and paper bag luminarias. Who knew that a bandana, something that most of us probably have tucked away in our dresser drawer, could be so inspirational?

images from Martha Stewart Living

Gocco Has Been Saved!

Gocco Saved by Paper Source

Fantastic news on the Gocco front — Paper Source is now carrying Gocco machines, screens, and inks! They’re carrying the “Big Daddy” sized machine, which is twice the size of the B6 and prints sizes up to 6.5″ x 9.3″, allowing for more flexibility in your printing endeavors.

This is definitely great news for Gocco fanatics who are in dire need of supplies or those who have been waiting to try out screenprinting with a Gocco. Yay, Gocco’s back!

Cards by ZeVin Creations

ZeVin Creations Cards

Giving a handmade card is the perfect way to personalize a gift or special occasion. ZeVin Creations, a sister-owned greeting card company, has something for most every occasion and uses everything from scrapbooking supplies to wallpaper and fabric to create their cards.

I’m loving the “Hats Off to the Grad” card (pictured above), customized with the student’s information and school colors. Graduation party season is in full swing, and this gift within a card is a unique way to give the perfect grad gift…cash. Or, perhaps, the keys to a new car. Ah, grads have it good!

image from ZeVin Creations

Jennifer Causey Photography Prints

Two of my biggest passions in life, besides paper, are food and photography, so I’m always excited when I find an artist who draws them all together in an interesting way. Jennifer Causey is such an artist (photographer, to be specific), and I can’t stop looking at the prints that she has available in her Etsy shop. The composition, tone, and colors are just beautiful.

Jennifer Causey Photography
Jennifer Causey Photography

Check out more of Jennifer’s wonderful photography here.

images from Jennifer Causey