Kleenex’s New Oval

Kleenex Oval Tissues

I was wandering down the “paper” aisle in the grocery store the other day during my trip to buy turkey and all the trimmings. As I went for the paper towels, something on the other side of the aisle caught my eye. “Those can’t be Kleenex,” I thought. But, sure enough, Kleenex has a snazzy new line of tissues, boxed in a unique oval design with fresh, modern patterns. No need for tissue box covers with these babies. Who would want to cover them?

You can even download and print stationery with designs to match the tissue boxes!

A Letterpress Christmas: Deluce Designs

A Letterpress ChristmasDeluce Designs Letterpress Holiday Cards

Blue and red letterpress holiday cards from Deluce Design. This color scheme seems to be one of the color scheme trends this holiday season, and I think it’s fantastic. Love the red as an accent to the blue in their designs with the red envelope to go along with the cards. $14.00 per set of six cards and envelopes.

(clockwise from the top left): heartfelt holiday wishes, warm wishes, fa-la-la-la-la!, and peace, love & bliss holiday letterpress cards

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A Letterpress Christmas: Paper Stories

A Letterpress Christmas

Paper Stories Letterpress Holiday Cards

More wonderful letterpress holiday creations, this time from the fabulous Paper Stories. Love the clever melted snowman and the red damask card with the chartreuse envelope. Deep red and chartreuse is one of my favorite holiday color combos.

Paper Stories Letterpress Christmas Cards

Paper Stories Letterpress Holiday Cards

Lovin’ the snowflakes, too, particularly the white on white letterpress on the snow globe card. Great effect! Check out Paper Stories’ collection at paperstories.com, and purchase their letterpress cards from their Etsy shop. Damask cards are $2.00 each; all other cards shown are $3.00 each.

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Featured Shop: Red Cap Cards

Every now and then, I come across a line of greeting cards or stationery that completely mesmerizes me, and Red Cap Cards is one of those lines. Red Cap Cards was established in 2004 by Carrie Gifford and Hal Mertz and carries both printed and handmade cards. Each handmade card features original artwork by Carrie and is hand torn, hand painted, and individually mounted on a 30% recycled cotton card stock. I know that I’d love to buy one of every illustration and frame them as small works of art!

I find Red Cap’s illustrations absolutely enchanting in a slightly offbeat way. I was reminded of Edward Gorey, one of my favorite illustrators, when I first saw this line.

Red Cap Christmas Card

Porter and The Dove Card ($3.95 each)

Red Cap Leonard Spider Card

Leonard Spider Card ($3.95 each)

Red Cap Thank You Cards

(clockwise from top left) Circle Tree, Snail Thank You, Palm tree, and Pickles Cards ($3.95 each)

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