Ayumi Piland Greeting Cards at APAKSTUDIO

Ayumi Piland Gocco Cards APAKSTUDIO

How would I describe Ayumi Piland’s illustration style? Well, it’s like a big ball of whimsical kawaii combined with a healthy dose of retro style and kick butt color schemes. However you describe it, you can’t deny that the illustrations put a smile on your face, and who can resist a card that makes you smile?

Ayumi’s greeting cards and limited edition prints are available through the APAKSTUDIO Etsy shop. Each greeting card is screenprinted by hand using a Gocco. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Bunny Berry, For You, and Bunny Family cards. $4.00 each.

images from APAKSTUDIO

Paper Resources, Toys, and Art from Around the Web…

There have been so many great paper related posts around the web recently, featuring everything from book binding information to paper money art, with much to be found in between:

  • A most excellent list of book binding resources and D.I.Y. book binding tips at freshly{blended}. A must see for anyone who is interested in book binding.
  • Paper Forest featured a link to a fascinating article called “Paper Robots and the Future of Advertising”, which features Butterfly Stroke, a Japanese company that incorporates paper toys into their advertising campaigns. Hopefully, this is a trend that will catch on here in the US!
  • Make your own samurai rabbit paper toy through the link at Make. He’s fierce, yo!
  • Rag & Bone just finished up an awesome series on Paper Money. Much inspiration and eye candy to be found there!
  • Pretty, pretty gift tags from Every Jot and Tittle (love that name!) featured at Something Old, Something New.
  • Bloesem featured the modern, innovative notebook organization system called Start Here. You can link the notebooks together to make one super notebook of organization. Very cool!

image from Start Here

Jotter : A New Stationery Blog

Egg Press Letterpess Cards

I was so excited to hear about Jotter, a new blog that is all about the beauty of the written word, and all of the great accessories that come along with it. You know what this means, don’t you? Lots more paper cravings!

Though Jotter was just launched earlier this month, they already have so many wonderfully inspirational and craving creating posts. Recent entries include features about Letter Lover, way cool gift tags made from maps of Paris by Soluci Designs, and the spring sale at one of my favorite letterpress studios, Egg Press.

image from Egg Press via Jotter

Wooster & Prince Patterned Paper Goods

Wooster & Prince Printed Coasters

I’m digging all of the pretty patterned Wooster & Prince paper goods at Soleberry. Above, intricate patterns in blue and yellow printed on coasters. How fancy! I think these would make great framed wall art, too.

Wooster & Prince Printed Notes
Wooster & Prince Listpads

Above, wonderfully patterned notes and matching listpads in Hudson (turquoise and olive), Sullivan (sunflower yellow and grey), and Thompson (wine and pomegranate) patterns. Love the subdued, sophisticated color palettes.

images from Soleberry

If’n Books + Marks Circle Buttonhole Stitch Photo Albums

If'n Books + Marks Circle Buttonhole Stitch Albums

I’m in love with these Circle Buttonhole Stitch Photo Albums from If’n Books + Marks. The palettes are sophisticated and calm, and the contrasting colored circles are the perfect touch. Just a wonderful design, all around. The handmade photo albums are available in both small (8″ x 8″) and large (14.5″ x 10.5″) sizes.

While you’re visiting, you must check out the video about how these albums are made. Quite felliniesque!

image from If’n Books + Marks