Archive for the ‘I HEART Paper’ Category

June 19, 2015

i like cake.

hairpin letterpress cake card

who doesn’t like cake?! but i guess i’ve once again been distracted by food. i love these cards by hairpin letterpress out of idaho. each of these designs are created and then printed by miranda on one of three antique printing presses that she owns {pretty cool, huh?}. she mixes all of her custom inks by hand, and uses a 100-year-old guillotine paper cutter to trim down all of her items.


i always love to hear about artists that use their old school methods to craft things with. it makes my heart happy!

hairpin letterpress big fan

i like cake and i like you, excited for you, i am a big fan of you,  by hairpin letterpress





February 10, 2014

heart contents.

laura berger‘s work always brings a huge smile to my face and makes my heart all happy. so when i found this card of hers last year at a local shop in the mission {press: works on paper} i got all giddy and bought it to give to someone special. i think it’s perfect for anytime of the year, but if you’re about valentine’s day you might wanna consider this cutie…

laura george heart contents

heart contents notecard by laurageorge

September 10, 2013

coffee and donuts.

this sweet typographical art piece by steph baxter of the happy pencil is making me think i need to head over to a coffee shop. it’s completely drawn by hand and is on an acid free paper made from a 100% recycled cotton rag…

the happy pencil coffe and donuts

we go together like coffee and donuts by the happy pencil

August 27, 2013

illustrations by ez.

i’m so very happy to see that ez has been adding more to her shop of illustrated goods. i, of course, appreciate her talent and love of drawing pieces that include animals…

creature comforts fiona print

creature comforts danika print

creature comforts circus friends print

these prints are super adorable and perfect for any area in your space, including a nursery. if you don’t have room for prints {which you can also purchase framed, by the way}, there are cards, ipod cases and skins, and throw pillows featuring her art.

fiona; danika; circus friends by creature comforts at society six

August 12, 2013

paper cuts.

are you a patient person? i would so like to think that i am. over the past few years i have experienced some things that have surely tested my patience. i haven’t needed to make that call to get bailed out of jail yet, so i think i’m doing alright. but this kind of patience? hmmm…

bird mafia hello lovely hand cut paper

i adore this kind of work. bird mafia‘s little pieces of art are more than lovely and a show of patience and skill, for sure. these works are hand-cut from acid-free paper and are then mounted on a heavier archival paper that is then signed and dated by artist, emily brown. perfect for framing and hanging up on your wall as a beautiful little reminder to be patient, calm and take a breath.

bird mafia bear paper cut

bird mafia wild and free paper cut

bird mafia chickadee in flight paper cut

hello lovely; bear; wild & free; chickadee in flight by bird mafia

June 6, 2013

mixed plate’s new shop.

hi there! so one of the projects i’ve been working on over the last couple of months has been a really fun one. it’s something that has been on my mind for quite some time now. if you really wanna get technical this stuff has been on my mind since the 90’s. i’ve opened up a shop of rubber stamps that i designed based on my love of music from back in the day. check it…

mixed plate's stamps

supa dupa fly rubber stamp by mixed plate

no diggity rubber stamp by mixed plate

dope rubber stamp by mixed plate

you know you totally need these, right? all of the stamps are designed by me and made to order in the usa. they’re all inspired by hip-hop and r&b song titles, lyrics and other things related to those genres. primarily i am focused on the 90’s. however, i’m thinking that i may dip back to the 80’s and then closer to the early 2000’s. these are great for cards, gift tags, creating your own custom wrapping paper, scrapbooking, and really just any other surface that you feel could use some awesomeness. they make great gifts or a fun treat for yourself. i hope you love the stamps as much as i do!

come over and visit the shop.

ps – get 15% off with code “GRANDOPEN15” in the shop. the code is also offered on my facebook page. be a fan and share this with your friends. coupon code is good through monday, june 10, 2013 {expires at 12:00et}.

supa dupa fly; no diggity; dope

June 4, 2013


happy tuesday! i just wanted to say that while many of us have a heroes we look up to, sometimes you just have to be your own. go on. i know you have it in you…

the parchment place today i will be a superhero 1

the parchment place today i will be my own superhero 2

today i will be my own superhero by the parchment place

May 23, 2013

people who rock.

happy thursday to you! just wanted to share this card that i gave my friend for her big 4-0 this year {she totally looks a young 2-0!}…

wild ink press you rock

i knew it would be perfect for her when i saw it because she totally rocks.

thanks: you rock by wild ink press

May 1, 2013

custom return address stamps.

do you have return address stickers/labels that you use on your mail? i remember always printing them up for my family when i was a kid {avery labels to the rescue!}. or we would always get them ordered by the roll and they’d arrive in our mailbox {weren’t there always coupons in the sunday papers for them?}. because i’m a big believer in handwritten notes, i am obsessed with custom return address stamps. i don’t have one and have been thinking about it but get stuck because there are so many great artists who offer this product. i’m currently loving these by native bear

cat; feather; bull return address stamps by native bear


April 10, 2013

team art.

one of my favorite shows for the past few years has been parks and recreation. do you watch? if not you really, really should. really. it makes me happy to see anything parks and rec related, especially these coloring books by toronto based art and design collective, team art. some of my best friends are lovers of the series as well and i’m thinking that this should be gifted to them in the near future…

team art parks and recreation coloring book

and they also make these gems…

team art 90's pop divas

team art boy bands coloring book

and then there’s…

team art hunky dudes coloring book

team art mad men coloring book

but i also really love funny ladies and funny guys. so…maybe selecting one as a gift is too difficult.

what’s your favorite coloring book?

parks and rec; 90’s pop divas; boy bands; hunky dudes; mad men