New Giveaway! New Year’s Cards from Wild Ink Press

With just over two weeks left in 2010, I’m already starting to think about all the things I want to accomplish in 2011.  I’m not really one for resolutions, I always try to get a fresh start to each new year with a clear head and positive outlook.  And to help us get ready to ring in the new year, Wild Ink Press is offer­ing two lucky readers the chance to win a set of 25 gorgeous letterpress New Year’s cards!

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The cards are letterpress printed with white and red inks on 100% recycled chipboard with festive starburst shapes and come with matching red envelopes.  In addition to the giveaway, Rebekah from Wild Ink Press is also offering a 10% discount on everything in her shop through December 21 – just use code “BeautifulPaper10″ at checkout.  Thanks Rebekah!

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To enter the giveaway, just leave a com­ment below with one of your own goals for 2011!  You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Fri­day, Decem­ber 17 to enter – bonne chance!

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*Wild Ink Press is one of my fan­tas­tic spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Custom Holiday Cards from Sugar Paper

The ladies from Sugar Paper sent over a sneak peek at their studio during the holiday season.  As you might expect, they’ve been busy with custom holiday card orders over the last few weeks, trimming paper, stuffing envelopes, etc.   And although we didn’t order custom holiday cards this year, I’m definitely filing all of these away as inspiration for the future.  I’m loving all the pops of red (so perfect for the holidays!) and bordered details, plus the stitching on the last card is just waaay too perfect!

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Oh, and have I mentioned that Sugar Paper now has a blog?  Yay for blogging stationers!

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Calligraphy + Watercolor

Calligrapher Emilie Friday recently started offering original watercolor prints in her shop, and they’re so pretty!  They would even make a beautiful marriage certificate, don’t you think?

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She also produces lovely calligraphy address stamps – both the wood handle and self-inking kinds:

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Check out lots more right here.

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Do you all have fun plans for the weekend?  This is a bit of a special weekend for me, tomorrow is my 5-year first date anniversary with my husband!  We have plans for a low key celebration, which is kind of perfect for us.  I’m also looking forward to this holiday art sale at the Corcoran Museum here in DC.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

And just in case you missed it, a quick summary of this week’s posts:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – I’ll see you back here on Monday!

{image credits: nulka via mary ruffle}

Monogram Note Cards

I often feel like the world’s worst giver of holiday gifts.  Gift selection is an incredibly personal process (at least for me), and with the pressure of the holiday season all of the great ideas I had during the rest of the year seem to go right out the window.  So around this time of year, and really any time of the year, monogram stationery and initial note cards become my go-to gift idea.  I’ve been keeping track of some favorites for my own holiday gift list, so I thought I’d share a few of my picks:

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Floral monogram note cards from Rifle Paper Co.

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Sugar Paper crown monogram notes with gold foil and gold bordering

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Modern monogram note cards from Ruby Press

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These monogram notes from Delphine are one of my longtime favorites

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Beautiful blind impression initial note cards from Studio 827

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Beautiful initial note cards with floral detail from Austin Press

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Suann from Simplesong offers a range of correspondence cards, including these blind impression note cards with both the first and last initial

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Pretty paisley note cards from Lucky Bee Press

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Ornate monogram note cards from Bumblebee Letterpress

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These regency-inspired initial note cards from Missive are available in your choice of ink color or a blind impression

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These correspondence sets from Yellow Owl Workshop don’t have monograms, but I love them anyway!

In addition to those listed above, here are a few other options to consider – Hijirik Studio, The Paper Peony, BDR Studio, Invited Ink, Sunlit Letterpress

{all images via their respective sources}

*Delphine is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper