This adorable trio of paper bird envelopes immediately caught my attention when I popped into the Upon a Fold shop recently. Each little bird has its own unique character (the birdie with his little pink feet in the air makes me giggle so much), and there’s a folded card inside that you can use for letter writing, invitation making, or gift card giving. The clever minicards come with double-sided sticky dots, so you can easily attach them to everything from gifts to scrapbook pages.
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♥ An adorable dumpling-themed baby shower by Erin Jang.
♥ Amazing papercut artwork from Marine Coutroutsios.
♥ This book immediately went to the top of my wishlist (a PDF version is available, too). – via
♥ These beautiful vintage seed packet postage stamps make me want to make a trip to the post office right now, but I’d be too early because they’re not available until April 3rd.
♥ Have you signed up for this awesome giveaway from Minted?
♥ Hmm, I’m seriously eyeing up this new craft tool.
♥ Gorgeous paper flower eye candy from Zipper 8 Lighting.
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Vintage meets modern in these gorgeous, handmade notebooks from ARMINHO. The unique notebooks, which feature covers created from scans of marbled endpapers from 19th century books, would make great gifts for the avid journaler or antique book lover in your life.
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Nicole Elizabeth, purveyor of pretty paper goodies over at Sent Well, recently launched her first original card collection. Congrats, Nicole! The trio of keepsake cards feature fun sayings combined with cute patterns and clever half card tear offs that become a craft project card, a recipe card, or a drink mix card that the sender can fill out and the recipient can keep. Very cool! Here, check ‘em out:
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The giveaway is now closed to new entries. Thanks to everyone who participated! The lucky winner is :
If you love letterpress, and you’re a big fan of great design, then have I got some awesome news for you. Minted just launched their very first letterpress wedding collection! The new collection features 29 wedding invitations from Minted’s collection, now available as lovely letterpress designs, printed with a deep, crisp impression on vintage Heidelberg Windmill presses. You also have extensive customization choices, including 25 font options, 2 -a -er types, and up to 3-color letterpress printing. Pretty sweet, right?
In addition, Minted has completely retooled their wedding customer service and design experience, introducing The Minted Perfection Team, which includes a dedicated team of customer service agents and your very own designer who is committed to your order. They’ve also introduced Perfection Live Studio, a new screen sharing tool where you can work one-on-one with your designer to make tweaks to your design in real time. That sounds pretty darn cool.
And now for the really fun part : Minted is offering one lucky Paper Crave reader the chance to win $250 toward Minted wedding stationery, including their new letterpress collection! This awesome giveaway runs through April 7, 2013, and you can enter right here. Be sure to head over to Minted to check out their collection of beautiful wedding invitations, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway while you’re there. Good luck to all of you!
The giveaway is open to US residents only. Limit one entry per person and one entry per email.
images from Minted