This bunch of Valentine’s Day greetings is filled with lovely, love-themed designs. If you’re a fan of keeping things sweet and simple, then I think that you’ll really dig these cards:
Above, clockwise from top left : I Love You | Cardtorial; Love Letter | Kate & Birdie; Love | Starshaped Press; I Love You | Just a Jar; Origami Heart | Designs by Val; I Love You, Hot or Cold | Fishcake Design; Gold Zealous Arrows | Lindsay Letters
images from their respective sources
Dirty Bandits is certainly living up to their name with Love for Sale, a series of art prints inspired by the desire we all have for love. The naughty, gold and white matte foil stamped prints take their inspiration from vintage showcard paintings that could be found in store windows and grocery stores advertising their sales and specials. Just the style needed for a no-nonsense marketing campaign!
The sometimes sweet, sometimes dirty, and sometimes just plain silly prints were lovingly printed by Coeur Noir Specialty Printing in Brooklyn.
images from Dirty Bandits
I bow down to artists who have the talent and patience to create wonderfully intricate linocuts like these papel picado-inspired designs by Lilco. The beautiful, hand cut designs have been letterpress printed onto luxe Crane stock to make vivid, modern postcards that would also look great as framed wall art. Here, check ‘em out:
images from Lilco Letterpress
Classic patterns and neon hues come together in this super cool, modern gift wrap, designed by Dabney Lee and printed by Haute Papier. I really like the idea of pairing the neons with crisp, white ribbon, as shown in the above photo. What a stylish look!
image from Haute Papier
Tiny Love Cards | Emily McDowell
This Week’s Picks
♥ Olive Box recently introduced their card box, a curated box filled solely with “cards” based on a theme, and they’re offering Paper Crave readers a special 10% discount on their current “love” box or an annual subscription of six boxes. Use code papercrave-10 to receive your discount (limit one per customer). Offer valid through January 24, 2014.
♥ Gorgeous cut paper wall art by Andrea Hamer of A Mad, Rare Hen.
♥ Cannot get enough of beautiful wood wedding invitations!
♥ An ode to stationery from NUVO Magazine, and thanks to the article I found a new-to-me site called Notebook Stories, too!
♥ The perfect gift packaging for Homer Simpson. Mmm … paper donuts.
♥ A wonderful gift idea for the hand lettering artist or calligrapher in your life, a laser engraved stationery box from Little Low Studio. – via
image from Emily McDowell