Quick Picks : 9.4.14

Illustrated Book Covers by Anna Bond

Illustrated Book Covers by Anna Bond

This Week’s Picks

♥ Lurvin’ these blind debossed biz card examples from Fino Print.

♥ A very cool way to fold an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. – via

♥ An awesome, paper cut postcard design by Deborah Lao. – via

♥ Ooh, looking forward to the new book by Sally J. Shim. Can’t get enough pretty, pretty packages!

♥ Speaking of pretty packages, check out this gorgeous soap packaging by Eszter Laki for Zador. – via

image from Rifle Paper Co.

Free Craftsy eGuide : 6+ Stash Busting Paper Craft Projects

DIY Color Block Thanks Card (Free Letter Templates) | Paper Crave for Craftsy

If you’ve got a stack of paper scraps lying around and aren’t sure what to do with them, then Craftsy’s new eGuide is right up your alley!

The free, downloadable PDF contains lots of great ideas for using up your paper scraps. You’ll find project ideas for scrapbook pages, embellishments, handmade cards, and more within its virtual pages, and I’m so excited that my DIY Color Block Thanks Card project (above) is included, too.

Head on over to Craftsy to download the eGuide, which includes free PDF + SVG templates, as well as instructions, for making my thanks card.

image by Kristen Magee

Illustrated Playing Cards by 1Canoe2

Illustrated Playing Cards | 1Canoe2

I have a serious soft spot for playing cards, especially when they’re as lovely as this wonderful, illustrated deck by 1Canoe2. Each deck of cards includes the standard 52 playing cards, plus two surprise bonus cards, and they’ve designed a super cool, matching score notepad, which can be purchased separately or as part of a gift set with the cards. A fantastic gift idea for the card player!

Available on Etsy or in the 1Canoe2 shop.

Illustrated Playing Cards | 1Canoe2

Illustrated Playing Cards | 1Canoe2

Score Notepad | 1Canoe2

images from 1Canoe2

Quick Picks : 8.28.14

Shirokuma Rice (cutest rice packaging ever!) | Ishikawa RyutaShirokuma Rice (cutest rice packaging ever!) by Ishikawa Ryuta

This Week’s Posts

Navigating the Unknown, a poster series and partner + client holiday gift by Uncorked Studios.

♥ If you love scratch off stuff – lottery tickets, those little pin number thingies on the back of gift cards, etc. – then I think you’ll dig these clever, scratch off greeting cards.

♥ Clever, artsy, AND edible = right up my alley.

♥ Three dimensional + letterpress business cards featuring a dapper elk. Hello, awesome! – via

♥ Speaking of super cool, three dimensional things, check out this diy origami bowtie tutorial from Fiber Lab. – via

image from FPO