Posts Tagged ‘paper goods’
We are only one day away from Halloween, but I couldn’t resist squeaking in one more last-minute idea for the spookiest holiday of the year. DIYs are great, but with less than 24 hours left before Halloween, you might not have time to tackle a craft project at this point (if you do, check out this list of Halloween DIYs).
So I worked with designer Jordan Brantley again and she created this set of Trick or Treat Halloween candy and bottle label printables for you. Just print them out, cut ‘em out and glue or tape them to bottles, gift boxes, wine & beer (or soda) bottles, etc. They’d be great for a Halloween party or attached to candy for Trick or Treaters.
Over the weekend, I was in Orlando to speak at Blog Fete. I met some really cool ladies (everyone was so nice) and, as with any conference, passed out a bunch of business cards.
I also collected a descent amount of cards from the people I met (along with an amazing amount of swag). I really need to Instagram some photos of the giant collection of goodies we all went home with. So I thought I would round of some of favorite biz cards from around the web for another round of business card inspiration.
(above) pastel cards with a bold typeface by Mildred and Duck
a card that keeps it simple (and awesomely stylish) by Mash Creative for Tom Solo
gold edge business cards with metal heart detail from Sarah Hearts *I hung with Sarah at Blog Fete and she is the sweetest (and is also October’s BHG blogger of the month. go girl!). Also, her cards are super thick/ really nice quality, so I asked where she had her cards printed. Answer: Luxe by Moo.
scallop edge business cards for The Millswyn
cool clean design for UPP (Unique Position Pictures)
another awesome business card design by Mildred and Duck (for Heart Affair)
Want more business card inspiration? Visit past posts in the this series here.
P.S. On a completely unrelated note…thank you to Daily Buzz for naming me this month’s blogger to watch.
I recently found blank watercolor postcards at a local art supply shop. I bought a few packs immediately, because I knew they would be fun to play around with, and have come up with a couple of ways to use them for notes to friends and family. I shared one of these ideas on Project Wedding recently: watercolor DIY save the dates.
But if you’re not getting married anytime soon, you can still use this exact same technique to create cool personalized postcards to send to blog buddies, etc. I’ve been using them a lot lately!
The full tutorial can be found right here on Project Wedding. But before you head over there, I’m curious to know…
What color combo would you use if you were making your own set of postcards like this? I’m making a batch of ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ postcards soon and could use some color inspiration.
This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about business cards. Most likely because I have a conference coming up soon (I’m speaking at Blog Fete this September…Will you be there?) and I may want to do a little update to my cards. So I thought I might as well put together a roundup of my favorite designs from around the web, as of late…
(above) Brittany Watson Jepsen’s business cards are kind of perfect. Each carnival ticket, stamped with Brittany’s contact info, is fun, playful, and original. Just like her.
Of course, I also have some (slightly) more traditional biz card favorites (in the sense that they are the traditional shape, but anything but when it comes to design). Check ‘em out…
I kind of can’t get enough of the floral pattern on black background from these beauties (Jessica Comingore).
Love the color and lettering on Molly Jacques’ business cards. Don’t you?
And look at these gilded edges! They are so shiny, I feel like I could almost see my reflection in them if I was holding them in my hand. So neat.
It’s official. Kraft paper plus letterpress business cards never fail. Period.
And I like these graphic black and white cards from Frou Studio.
This branded set of stamped business cards and tags is pretty great.
And another cool stamped biz card, this time on wood. Can’t hate on that!
And finally, this combo of black and gold from Bib & Tucker is pretty awesome. Agree?
Curious to know… Do you have a favorite from this list of nine? I’d love to hear your pick in the comments. Feel free to share your own biz card links too. I would love to check out any suggestions you might have. And, if you’re looking for more business card inspiration, there’s plenty more, right here.
I try to send out cards to friends and fellow bloggers whenever I can. Everyone likes snail mail, right? But sometimes I struggle with what to send with a card if it’s a thank you note or something along the lines of ‘you are so dang awesome’. Not much else will fit a card envelope. Open to your ideas if you have any suggestions.
But then I was introduced to this greeting card collection from Ruff House Art and it’s kind of perfect for what I am looking for, especially since spring is right around the corner. So what’s so special about these cards, aside from the fact that they’re letterpress and 100% handmade (yep, even the paper)? When you send one of these guys out, you’re sending more than a greeting card. You are sending a tiny, snail mail garden!?
I am totally in love with this idea. How it works… The handmade paper that the cards are printed on is embedded with vegetable seeds that will eventually grow into a plant. Just moisten the card and plant just under the surface of soil in a sunny spot and water regularly. Sprouts will form in 10-14 days. There are plenty of vegetable seeds to choose from: carrots, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and more.
Wouldn’t these be perfect for a foodie or cook? You can find all the available cards in the garden seeds collection over on Ruff House Art now and while you’re there be sure to check out the other lines of cards, prints, and wrapping paper that Jill has created. Lots of awesome letterpress to explore.