2015 Valentine’s Day Cards

Here are a few of my favorite “love letters” to celebrate this Valentine’s Day… (As always, click to shop!)

Ink Meets Paper - $5
Ink Meets Paper – $5
Chez Gagne - $5.25
Chez Gagne – $5.25
Fluid Ink Letterpress - $5.19
Fluid Ink Letterpress – $5.19
Ink Meets Paper - $16/6
Ink Meets Paper – $16/6
Lark Press - $4.25
Lark Press – $4.50
Giorgia Kat - $5
Giorgia Kat – $5
Paper Source - $17.95/10
Paper Source – $17.95/10
Egg Press - $5
Egg Press – $5
The Red Button Press - $5
The Red Button Press – $4.70
The Red Button Press - $4.70
The Red Button Press – $4.70
Chocolate Letters - $2.75
Chocolate Letters – $2.75
Paper Elephant Press - $5.55
Paper Elephant Press – $5.55
Downtown Writing & Press - $7
Downtown Writing & Press – $7
Rifle Paper - $4.50
Rifle Paper – $4.50
Rifle Paper - $4.50
Rifle Paper – $4.50
Steel Petal Press - $4.50
Steel Petal Press – $4.50

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2015 Calendar Picks

Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)

2015 Calendar - Wall - Floral by ModernPrintedMatter on Etsy
Modern Printed Matter – $17
Green Chair Press - $22
Green Chair Press – $22
Hello Maupoo - $22
Hello Maupoo – $22
Melissa Boardman - $30
Melissa Boardman – $30
Garance Doré - $26
Garance Doré – $26
Rifle Paper Co - $22
Rifle Paper Co – $22
Linda & Harriet - $34
Linda & Harriet – $34
Honizukle - $34
Honizukle – $34
Igloo Letterpress - $32
Igloo Letterpress – $32
Snow & Graham - $27.95
Snow & Graham – $27.95
Red Cruiser
Red Cruiser
Mary Meyer - $25
Mary Meyer – $25
Clementine Creative - $10.99
Clementine Creative – $10.99
Mr Pike - $19
Mr Pike – $19
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iSkelter Products - $39
iSkelter Products – $39
Slanted Publishers, Germany - €16.80
Slanted Publishers, Germany – €16.80
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Wrapping Up the Holidays

I’m in a bit of a pickle. This is due to the fact that I got a jump on holiday shopping, and proudly began the wrapping process a couple weeks ago, getting more than halfway through before running out of wrapping paper. Which did not impact my continued shopping – that’s been going full steam ahead; without a list and apparently with very little regard to what I might have already purchased. Because, of course, I can’t remember what’s in all those lovely packages. So now that I’ve procured more paper (and more gifts), I’m mostly just staring at the whole mess in hopes of an epiphanal moment. Note to self: wrap everything at the same time. Make a list. And buy plenty of gift wrap. (As always, click to shop!)

Pemberly Pond, Italy - Gift wrap set, $8.32
Pemberly Pond, Italy – Gift wrap set, $8.32
The Container Store - Christmas Ikat Dots, $9.79
The Container Store – Christmas Ikat Dots, $9.79
Paper Source - Dashing Reindeer, $7.95
Paper Source – Dashing Reindeer, $7.95
Wrappily - Reversible trees, $5
Wrappily – Reversible trees, $5
Wrappily - Reversible geos, $5
Wrappily – Reversible geos, $5
Crate & Barrel - Fiesta Flag, $5.95 (sale)
Crate & Barrel – Fiesta Flag, $5.95 (sale)
Laurie Clark Designs - Deer Wreath, $11
Laurie Clark Designs – Deer Wreath, $11
Sea Urchin Studio - Fox, $8.50
Sea Urchin Studio – Fox, $8.50
Ruff House Art - Holiday Text, $6.50
Ruff House Art – Holiday Text, $6.50
Target - Snowflake, $5
Target – Snowflake, $5
Target - Deer, $5
Target – Deer, $5
Snow and Graham - Mistletoe, $6.50
Snow and Graham – Mistletoe, $6.50
Snow & Graham - Pinecones, $6.50
Snow & Graham – Pinecones, $6.50
Norman's Printery - Midcentury wrap, $14 / 12 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Midcentury wrap, $14 / 12 sheets
Blessing & Honor - Olive leaf, $2.52
Blessing & Honor – Olive leaf, $2.52
Crate & Barrel - Ornament, $5.37
Crate & Barrel – Ornament, $5.37
Paper Source - Dots, $4.95
Paper Source – Dots, $4.95
The Paper Kit - Black trees
The Paper Kit – Black trees
Paper Source - Flicker, $4.95
Paper Source – Flicker, $4.95
The Container Store - Prismatic, $11.99
The Container Store – Prismatic, $11.99
Wrapped by Alice - Red Turtle Dove, $2.90
Wrapped by Alice – Red Turtle Dove, $2.90
Norman's Printery - Metallic silkscreened collection, $35 / 7 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Metallic silkscreened collection, $35 / 7 sheets
Flower Seed Paper - Silver Branches, $9
Flower Seed Paper – Silver Branches, $9
Blessing & Honor - Snowflake, $2.52
Blessing & Honor – Snowflake, $2.52
World Market - Striped Snowbirds collection, $6.49 (sale)
World Market – Striped Snowbirds collection, $6.49 (sale)
Smock Paper - Trees, $9
Smock Paper – Trees, $9
Smock Paper - Tweed, $7
Smock Paper – Tweed, $7
Wrapped by Alice - White Deer, $2.66
Wrapped by Alice – White Deer, $2.66
Norman's Printery - Winter Forest, $14 / 12 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Winter Forest, $14 / 12 sheets

2014 Holiday Card Gallery

I was doing some math in my head (yes, really) and calculated the fact that if one is in the mood to send out greetings of the season, ye best start picking out the cards! Here are a few of my favorites from this years crop… (As always, click to shop!)

Print & Be Merry - XOXO, 12/$24
Print & Be Merry – XOXO, 12/$24
Minted - Noel (custom), 100/$115
Minted – Noel (custom), 100/$115
Pera Press - Triangles, $4
Pera Press – Triangles, $4
Ruby Press - 13/$5
Ruby Press – Merry, 13/$5
Ruby Press - 75/$135
Ruby Press – Jolly, 75/$135
The Birds & the Bees
The Birds & the Bees
Chatham and Caron, Joy Custom Letterpress, $125/50
Chatham and Caron, Joy Custom Letterpress, $125/50
Chatty Press - Happy Holidays, 6 cards + custom address stamp $45
Chatty Press – Happy Holidays, 6 cards + custom address stamp $45
Hello Lucky - Christmas Cars, $5
Hello Lucky – Christmas Cars, $5
Shh Maker Designs - Holiday Printable, $4
Shh Maker Designs – Holiday Printable, $4
Rifle Paper Co - Custom printed and illustrated cards, price varies
Rifle Paper Co – Custom printed and illustrated cards, price varies
Kat n' Drew Cards - JOY, $4
Kat n’ Drew Cards – JOY, $4
Bremerton Letterpress - Merry, 10/$12.50
Bremerton Letterpress – Merry, 10/$12.50
Vandelia Street Press - Simple 12/$248
Vandalia Street Press – Simple 12/$28
Vandalia Street Press, Trees, 12/$28
Vandalia Street Press, Trees, 12/$28
Print Smitten - Merry, $4.50
Print Smitten – Merry, $4.50
Madamoiselle Yo - Tiny Trees, 8/$8.50
Madamoiselle Yo – Tiny Trees, 8/$8.50
Tabletop Made - Merry, $5
Tabletop Made – Merry, $5
Sugar and Type - Gold Reindeer, $4
Sugar and Type – Gold Reindeer, $4
Paperchase - Reindeer, £2.75
Paperchase – Reindeer, £2.75
Rifle Paper Co. - Customized Stockings, price varies
Rifle Paper Co. – Customized Stockings, price varies
Ink & Iron - Noel, 10/$9
Ink & Iron – Noel, 10/$9
Elum - Dashing, 6/$16
Elum – Dashing, 6/$16
Rock Paper Ink - Comfort & Joy, $2.50
Rock Paper Ink – Comfort & Joy, $2.50
Madavale - Merry & Bright, $3
Madavale – Merry & Bright, $3
Klee Press - Fa La La, 8/$20
Klee Press – Fa La La, 8/$20
Pineapple Press - Glad Tidings, 4/$7.50
Pineapple Press – Glad Tidings, 4/$7.50

 

Peg and Awl

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I just had to feature this amazing little shop I discovered lately on Etsy. Peg and Awl is the collaboration of a husband and wife team of makers, who create exceptional “treasures built from abandoned materials” in their Philadelphia studio.

Our work is made from olde things. Treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, and useable, long-lasting keepsakes. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.

Waxed Canvas tote, $240
Waxed Canvas tote, $240
Scribbler Pencil Case, $34
Scribbler Pencil Case, $34
The Peewee Pouch, $24
The Peewee Pouch, $24
The Marlow Lunch Bag, $44
The Marlow Lunch Bag, $44
Bloom Pouch, $44
Bloom Pouch, $44
The Day Bag, $240
The Day Bag, $240
Large Handbound Leather Journal, $64
Large Handbound Leather Journal, $64
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Key Latch, $32
Key Latch, $32
Baguette Board, $72
Baguette Board, $72
Dopp Case, $164
Dopp Case, $164

 

A Maker in Milan

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MI+ED creates handmade, eco-friendly illustrated and hand printed goods; all using high quality materials like recycled paper, organic cotton, linen and non toxic inks.
All the patterns and drawings are created by the artist in her studio in Milan, Italy. (As always, click to shop!)

I’m a maker.

I love sketching anything that is smaller than my hand.
I love getting ink all over. I like to experiment with different materials and tools.
I get inspired by many things, especially by small things that people don’t usually notice.
I walk a lot and I pick up and put little treasures in my pockets: a nice stone, a bud, a piece of paper or string.
I have boxes full of these treasures.
I love nature and one day I would love to live by the sea or nearby a forest.

I put a lot of love in what I make.

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Set of 3 hexagon prints, $68.50
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Inspirational Journal, $14
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Personalized Mini Journal, $14
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Eco-friendly pocket jotter, $12
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5″ x 7″ Linocut Art Print, $18
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Hand-printed tropical notebook, $10
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Set of 10 Holiday Gift Tags, $15

Satsuma Press

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Satsuma Press is a one-person letterpress and design studio located in Corvallis, Oregon, that produces exquisitely delicate, yet modern letterpress products. “I fancy good, simple design that is pleasing to the eye and mind; refreshing color and lush paper; plenty of open space and quiet, graceful beauty.” (As always, click to shop!)

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Hills and Mountains, $8/5
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Little Fox, $9/5
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5.5″ x 8.5″ Poem, $21
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Tiny Forest, $9/5
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Bouquet, $9/5
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Mist Botanical, $8/5
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Garland, $8/5
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Baskets, $8/5

Father’s Day Cards 2014

Time to celebrate your dear old dad…

12 Fifteen - Love, $5
12 Fifteen – Love, $5
Macon York - Color Type, $4
Macon York – Color Type, $4
Papillion Press - Pops, $5.50
Papillion Press – Pops, $5.50
Denote Stationery - Main Man, $5.28
Denote Stationery – Main Man, $5.28
Studio Four Three - Shave, $5
Studio Four Three – Shave, $5
Living Letterpress - Darn Good, $3
Living Letterpress – Darn Good, $3
Grey Moggie Press, Pretty Great, $5
Grey Moggie Press, Pretty Great, $5
Parrot Design Studio, Stripes, $5
Parrott Design Studio, Stripes, $5
Parrott Design Studio - Type, $5
Parrott Design Studio – Type, $5
417 Press - Papa, $5
417 Press – Papa, $5
Sort - Socks, $4.31
Sort – Socks, $4.31
Star Shaped Press - Typography, $4.50
Star Shaped Press – Typography, $4.50
Kiss & Punch - Baseball, $4.95
Kiss & Punch – Baseball, $4.95
Ferdinand Home - Rooster, $4
Ferdinand Home – Rooster, $4

 

Pikku Wares

In honor of the the final day of the National Stationery Show in NYC, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorites. Pikku is a brilliant line of charming textiles and stationery products by designer Valerie Ormiston. I adore that in a world of constant change and the urge to reinvent, her wares evolve at a snail’s pace – and stand the test of time. Simple, modern, unpretentious and happy.  (As always, click to shop!)

Pikku Magnolia sewn letterpress card on 100% cotton stock, $6
Pikku Poppi sewn letterpress card on 100% cotton stock, $6
Pikku Petals flapper letterpress card on 100% cotton stock, $8
Pikku Tuulip 18×18 silkscreened pillow, $98
Pikku Mums 18×18 silkscreened pillow, $98
Pikku Baubles gift wrap, $8/2 sheets
Pikku Ringoling gift wrap, $8/2 sheets
Pikku Pods gift wrap, $8/2 sheets
Pikku Crazy Daisy gift wrap, $8/2 sheets
Pikku Dot flour sack-style note card, $8
Tulip Kitchen Mitt, $24
Tulip Kitchen Mitt, $24

Mothers Day Cards 2014

An assortment of this years best cards celebrating mom… (As always, click to shop!)

Bears Eat Berries
Bears Eat Berries – $4.50
Emily McDowell
Emily McDowell, $4.50
Ferdinand Home
Ferdinand Home – $4.50
Fine Day Press
Fine Day Press – $4.50
Grey Moggie Press
Grey Moggie Press – $5
Independent 1
Independent1 – $4.50
Larkpress
Lark Press – $4.50
Missive
Missive – $5
Mooseberry Print Shop
Mooseberry Print Shop – $5
Moxie House Paper Goods
Moxie House Paper Goods – $4.50
My Drear Fellow Co
My Dear Fellow Co – $4.50
Ninja
Ninj and Ninj – $5
Olde English Card Co
Olde English Card Co – $5.14
Parrot Design Studio
Parrot Design Studio – $5
Pera Press
Pera Press – $4
Remember November
Remember November Shop – Instant download printable, $2

 

2014 Easter Cards

Here comes Peter Cottontail… A few of my favorite choices this year for fabulous Easter cards… (As always, click to shop!)

Wit & Whistle - Dogwood Easter Card, $4.50
Wit & Whistle – Dogwood Easter Card, $4.50
Seahorse Bend Press - Spring Hues Easter Card, $5
Seahorse Bend Press – Spring Hues Easter Card, $5
Ink Meets Paper - Easter Eggs, $5
Ink Meets Paper – Easter Eggs, $5
Me and Wee - Floral Bunny Card, $4
Me and Wee – Floral Bunny Card, $4
Farewell Paperie - Easter Feaster Card, $5
Farewell Paperie – Easter Feaster Card, $5
Macon York - Big Type, $4
Macon York – Big Type, $4
The Paper Cub - Mod Eggs, $5
The Paper Cub – Mod Eggs, $5
Rifle Paper Co - Floral Egg, $4.50
Rifle Paper Co – Floral Egg, $4.50
Grey Moggie Press - Peeps Season, $5
Grey Moggie Press – Peeps Season, $5
Caroline Gardner - Chicks & Eggs, £2.50
Caroline Gardner – Chicks & Eggs, £2.50
hyc Creative - Spring Has Sprung, $5
hyc Creative – Spring Has Sprung, $5
Craft Goblin - Bite Me, $5
Craft Goblin – Bite Me, $5
Modern Printed Matter - Easter Chevron, $4
Modern Printed Matter – Easter Chevron, $4
LaLa Grace Paper - BW, $4.50
LaLa Grace Paper – BW, $4.50
Hej Juni - Bunny Sweethearts Card set with carrot envelope, $9
Hej Juni – Bunny Sweethearts Card set with carrot envelope, $9
Minted - Kraft with White, $5.99
Minted – Kraft with White, $5.99

 

 

 

Paper Prints

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Jessica Nielson is an illustrator and surface designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to taking on a variety of commissioned work, she offers her bright & bold paper and textile products to the US market through her Etsy shop. I adore that fact that her designs are irresistibly modern, yet still SO friendly! (As always, click to shop!)

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Graphic Flowers Tote Bag, $21.17
Graphic Flowers Tote Bag, $21.17
Set of 10 Gift Cards, $5.59
Set of 10 Gift Cards, $5.59
Blue Ribbon Gift Wrap, $6.02/3 sheets
Blue Ribbon Gift Wrap, $6.02/3 sheets
Mixed Set of 20 Gift Cards, $10.62
Mixed Set of 20 Gift Cards, $10.62
Wrap(a)Round FREE Downloads (lots of amazing styles to choose from!)
Wrap(a)Round FREE Downloads (lots of amazing styles to choose from!)

Impressive Stock

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As you know, I’m a sucker for typography. And when I stumbled into what has become my very favorite Thank You note du jour, I had to learn a bit more. Turns out the designer is Brooklyn-based Bessie Anderson, who uses hand-set letterpress printing to create her small line of stationery products. (As always, click to shop!)

Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart, $25/set of 6
Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart, $25/set of 6
I'm So Sorry, $5
I’m So Sorry, $5
Bridesmaid, $25/set of 5
Bridesmaid, $25/set of 5
Maid of Honor, $4.50
Maid of Honor, $4.50
Break Up Card, $5
Break Up Card, $5
Brooklyn Type Letterpress Print, $35
Brooklyn Type Letterpress Print, $35

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