Illustrated Postcards from Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars Postcards

I love these postcards, illustrated by Jaime Zollars, who I recently discovered was also behind the wonderful blog Paper Forest. The postcards depict fairytale landscapes from far away, and the atmospheric illustrations really set my imagination going.

Items like these are perfect to have in your collection for days when you need some inspiration, or when wanderlust is upon you. And, of course, you can actually send them to other people if you can manage to part with them. $6.00 for a set of 8 (2 each of the four designs – send one to a friend and keep one for yourself!) at Jaime Zollars.

images from Jaime Zollars

Custom Embossers

Horchow Custom Embosser

When I was a youngster, my mom was a licensed notary, and I was completely fascinated by her notary embosser. I wanted to emboss everything but, as my mom so astutely pointed out, that would’ve been completely illegal.

While I still have my love of embossing and embossers, I now know that I can get a completely legal, non-notary related embosser customized to my needs. Horchow has some good-looking custom embosser options — you can go with a “Library of…” model, a single initial, or a three liner. $29.00 each at Horchow.

image from Horchow

Bunnylumps Notecards

Bunnylumps at Pixelgirlshop

I’m a big fan of Plainmabel, a site full of wonderful wares from indie artists and crafters, so I was happy to see that another keen indie-friendly site, Pixelgirlshop, is carrying one of my favorite birthday card designs, created by Tara of Plainmabel. I tend to enjoy designs with a slight dark edge and sense of humor, so I love the suggestion made by the butcher’s knife on the table. Plus, how cute is Bunnylumps?!

image from Pixelgirlshop