Handmade Punch Boxes With Messages
Valentine's day is coming up and here is something completely unique, fun and oh so romantic. These punch boxes are handmade in Oakland, California and inside each punch-able hole there is a lovely handwritten message with sweet words for those who you care about. I love the creativity and the modern take on a 1920's game. If you like this you can click here for more information and other wonderful stationery ideas from Leafcutter.
Ink Spot Workshop
Paper goods are super fun and good prints make them even better! These candy colored note cards would make anyone receiving them smile. These are just a few of the many adorable designs from Ink Spot Workshop.
You can get your custom invitations or stationery designed and printed by Ink Sport Workshop or you can select from a variety of designs. These cards just make me want to have a summer party! Click here to see more of their work.
The Butter Custom Design
These designs are all from The Butter, a place where custom designs are made all day long. They provide custom stationery, rubber stamps, labels and even sticky notes. If you have an idea for your business or family stationery, this is a great place to start at. I really liked their style and the variety of things they can make, it's a great place for stationery ideas too. For more on The Butter, click here.
With so much digital access, Illustration is sometimes seen as an older art form. The natural and organic look of illustrations really bring things to a simpler and more exciting level. The fact that an illustration is unique every time is drawn is what makes it so special. These prints above are from 1canoe2, they hand make every print using wood cutouts or letterpress. Their pieces are available on Etsy. If you want to see more of their posters click here.
The Social Type
Another great discovery at the Renegade Craft Fair was The Social Type, a charming collection of greeting cards from a company based on the West Coast. The social type also makes custom orders for your own special events or any other stationery needs. They have a good eye for color and details, which is what caught my eye at the fair. To learn more about the Social Type click here.
While I was at the Renegade Craft Fair I learned about new talented artists designing paper goods. The fair was filled with good work so here is one of the companies that caught my eye. They are Paper Pastries, they have super sweet designs and a great color selection. There were some really cute greeting cards and notebooks on sale at their booth, if you have a sweet tooth for paper goods this is a great place to start, click here to visit their website .
As you already know I am a big fan of paper goods. These gift tags are a great and easy way to personalize gifts and crafts. These are from Satsuma Press and are made with 100% cotton paper. You can choose from a variety of graphics and colors. The image on the bottom are business card, there is a variety of designs and you can add your personal information in the order for custom cards. Satuma Press has a fun range of paper goods. Enjoy the rest here.
Pattern design is one of those things that is extremely hard to do but the final result is always so beautiful and simple. I am a big admirer of artists that dedicate their life to making new patterns everyday. This is a skill that opens opportunities to so many mediums, Olive Manna is a great place to find patterns being applied to a variety of products. At Olive Manna you can see the designer's patterns printed on notebooks, fabrics, tags and even plates. This place is a piece of heaven for me. I not only love the product but also the way the site is made to be welcoming and simple. Take a break and check Olive Manna here, you'll be inspired.
The best part is that through the month of June Olive Manna is offering all Putucos readers a 10% off discount with the code PUTUCOS at checkout. Enjoy!!!
The Petite Press
Paper goods are one of my favorite things. Everything about it is fun, original illustrations, beautiful paper and the traditional letterpress process. This time I bring you just a few examples from The Petite Press. They have a wide range of journals, booklets, gifts and personalized stationery. The one on the bottom left are customized recipe cards, a beautiful way to share your famous dish recipes with you friends. The one on the bottom right is a personalized self-adhesive book plates, a charming way to label your books. Visit The Petite Press online and enjoy the beautiful work.
I think greeting cards are meant to bring you a smile to your face. No matter what the occasion is a card should always bring joy to your heart. These cards are all from different companies but can all be found at Luxe Paperie. Luxe Paperie offers a card for every occasion and you can sort your search by brand, type, theme or occasion. You will be sure to find a special note for your loved ones. Enjoy the full offering here.
Vertigo Home. Laguna Beach, California
Vertigo Home was my second stop and it was a really fun and inspiring place to go. If you ever want to be recharged with creativity this place is a great place to start. Vertigo Home showcases Scandinavian home accessories and a beautiful array of fabrics from the US and the UK. These upholstery fabrics can be bought by the yard or you can custom order your own pieces are the shop.
If you are looking to update your home but want to save some money and be eco-friendly, Vertigo could be a great way to make it happen, bring your sofa, pillows or chairs and Vertigo Home will give them a modern face-lift. Visit their website and blog here.
Vertigo Home is located on 1854 South Coast Highway, Bungalow 5, Laguna Beach, California.
I have been in a stationery kick lately and I keep finding more and more brands to show you everyday. Peach Press is a company owned by Adrian and Megan based in San Luis Obispo, California. They got all sorts of beautiful designs with one only one purpose, to make people laugh, smile and celebrate life.
These two cards caught my eye because of the simplicity and effectiveness of the design, it's charming and super cute. See all her other collections of cards here.
Linda And Harriet Greetings
Linda And Harriet Greeting cards caught my eye last week and I wanted to share this company with you. Liz Libre is the designer behind this line of greeting cards. Most of their graphics are hand drawn with simple and classy styling. Their color choices are always fun and the designs are tasteful. Linda And Harriet is a company based in Brooklyn, NY and you can visit the website here.
Rifle Paper Co.
Greeting cards are always a simple way to let your close friends and family know that you are thinking of them. I prefer the ones with hand drawn graphics or a light hearted message. Lately I've found a few independant studios making their own line of stationery collections. The cards above are from Rifle Paper Co. The Florida based designers, Anna and Nathan create cards for most occassions and even cutoms orders for weddings or family events. Visit their website here.
Thornwillow has a classic collection of cards this season. This is a company known for leather bound books and for custom book binding services but these cards are subtle and effective as well. Everything about Thornwillow is sophisticated and traditional. Visit Thornwillow to view their work and other cards.
The Orange County based letterpress studio Elum has the most adorable designs for greeting cards and stationery sets in the area. Elum works really hard to keep things classic, fresh and environmentally friendly. These are the cards that you receive and keep forever, you can see the amount passion and work that goes into each card. It was hard to just pick four cards to show you so if you like these ones you should visit their website here to see the rest of line of paper goods.