Designer Papers from Cristina Re

Cristina Re Designer Paper

It’s been quite gloomy and cold around here lately, so I’ve been in dire need of some pick-me-ups that will remind me that spring is just around the corner. I’m really enjoying these spring-ish papers from Australian designer Cristina Re. Love the bright reds, pinks, and greens! Unfortunately, Cristina doesn’t seem to sell any products directly on her site, but a Google search produces many results for shops carrying her line in Australia and New Zealand.

image from Cristina Re

Whimsy Press’ Love & Marriage Gift Wrap

Whimsy Press Wedding Gift Wrap

Whimsy Press has a gorgeous new gift wrap collection called Love & Marriage. I can’t get enough of their gift wrap and inspiring gift wrap “in action” pictures, and I just adore the “Love is Lovely” gift wrap pictured above. Such a beautiful color scheme, with the buttery yellow and pale blue. If only gift wrap this awesome were around when I was in school, I totally would’ve used it for my book covers, though I don’t know that any of my books would’ve been worthy! Well, maybe the Calculus book.

image from Whimsy Press

Rag & Bone’s Anatomy of a Trade Show Booth

Rag & Bone's Anatomy of a Trade Show Booth

Rag & Bone Bindery has quite an informative post on their blog about their recent trip to the New York International Gift Fair. As an independent business owner who has never attended a trade show, I’ve always been curious about just what’s involved. Rag & Bone even created a stylish PDF which gives a rundown of what was included in their trade show booth (awesome booth!) and the associated costs. Thanks, Rag & Bone, for being so generous with the “inside” information!

image from Rag & Bone Bindery blog