Rob Ryan Greeting Cards

I may have just purchased two of each of these Rob Ryan laser cut cards – one to send to my sweetie overseas, and one to keep just for myself…

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All four designs available via catbird!

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No Danger Music

Richele from Richie Designs always make me laugh with her cards – even more so with her latest design.  Richele created this particular card with her teenage nephews in mind, but I know a few adults who might benefit from some shark music as well!


Check out Richele’s sense of humor (and the rest of her cards) over at the Richie Designs shop.

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Paper Lovely Calling Cards

While we’re on the topic of business cards this week, Kim from Paper Lovely has just come out with an adorable line of letterpress calling cards!  Kim is offering seven design options, from modern stripes to pretty swirls and flourishes.





Kim is offering 15% off the calling card collection from her Etsy shop through this weekend only – just use code CALLME15 at checkout!

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KenzieKate Wedding Invitations – New Designs!

My friend Mackenzie from Kenzie Kate Invitations just added two new designs to her wedding invitation collection – and she’s giving us a first look at the new designs!  This year, Mackenzie is mixing things up with some fun patterns along with her usual bright pops of color.  She also included a description of each new design, so scroll down for the full info!



From Mackenzie:  The chevron style is called “Los Angeles” (I name each of my styles after a city).  This style is super casual and laid back, perfect for a chic couple looking to entice their guests with a fun invite filled with character.  I was inspired by movie poster titling and Old Hollywood, but this style could work equally well on either coast – as long as the celebration is as stylish and fun-filled as the invitations!

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The floral style is called “Marietta”, chosen because the town is the site of the Georgia State Fair, which was my inspiration for this design.  Seersucker, swiss-dot, picnic baskets laden with fruit, and peach pies were all floating through my head as I was coming up with this one.  I wanted something that spoke to the romance and ease of the country in the summer, someplace I think we’d all like to be!  Everything from the typography to the patterning is my very definition of “charming.”



Absolutely gorgeous!  You can check out the full Kenzie Kate collection right here – thanks Mackenzie!

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Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #4

As a paper enthusiast, it’s no secret that I love business cards.  I love seeing all of the amazing and creative business cards at blogging conferences and trade shows.  And even though it’ll be a while before I need new business cards for myself (you can see my current cards right here), I’ve had business cards on the brain over the past few weeks.  I was going through some of my favorite images and noticed some patterns emerging – bright pops of color and quirky design elements like illustrated details and hand lettering…


{colorful edge painting on these business cards for Shyama Golden via Francesco Mugnai}


{ah-mazing dip-dyed business cards – another genius idea from Jordan}


{laser engraved wood veneer cards from Staci Paul via FPO}


{pantone chip business cards by James Prunean via Lovely Stationery}


{Chris Piascik}


{Colt Bowden via FPO}


{illustrated letterpress and foil stamped business cards by Dolce Press}

For my designer and printer friends out there, have you printed any fun business cards recently?  I’d love to see them!  Just shoot me an e-mail right here!

{images via their respective sources}