Chevron Stripe Calling Cards

I came across these adorable chevron stripe calling cards from Sweetbeaker last week, and I can’t stop thinking about them!  The playful stripes are just so sweet:

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Karly also offers this fun banner design in a horizontal layout:

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Cute, right?  Check out these and other designs right here!

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Envelopments Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday everyone!  Before I get to anything else, I wanted to announce the lucky winner of the Roll-o-Deck giveaway from Envelopments!  With over 350 entries (wow!) and so many amazing ideas, I wish I could give all of you a Roll-o-Deck!  I turned to random.org to select the lucky number, and the winner is…

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Sarah said that she would use the Roll-o-Deck to help organizer her movie and music collection – what a great idea!  A huge “Congratulations!” to Sarah — and big thanks to both every one who entered the contest and to Envelopments for sponsoring this giveaway!

Also, Kristen from Paper Crave is also offering the chance to win a Roll-o-Deck and her contest ends tomorrow (August 10), so click here to enter for another chance to win!

{happy weekend!}

Happy Weekend everyone!  Even though I’m still dragging a bit today, I had the best time in New York yesterday – getting to catch up with some of my favorite blog buddies and meeting so many new people at a blogger’s get-together organized by the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia team!  And even though it’s been a wonderful week, I’m beyond excited for this weekend to get started – my husband and I are going to see Arcade Fire tonight!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

And in case you missed it, a few favorite posts from this week:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you all back here on Monday – when I’ll announce the winner of the Envelopments giveaway!

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Paper Artwork – Leah Duncan

I’m feeling just a wee bit tired this morning after getting back into town late last night.  So I’m easing into Friday with these beautiful illustration prints from Leah Duncan:

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She also has really gorgeous textiles – like tea towels and scarves:

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Aren’t they pretty?  I can’t decide which I love more – the scarves or the prints!  Check out lots more over in Leah’s shop!

{image credits: leah duncan, found via you are my fave}

Letterpress Studio Tour – Ephemera Press

So I thought I’d do something a little different this afternoon and share a really cool tour of letterpress studio Ephemera Press as photographed by Ariel Nebeker.  Ariel’s images are absolutely beautiful – so I hope you enjoy this glimpse of a day in a letterpress design and print studio!

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{hand-setting the antique type}

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{hand-mixing the perfect shade of ink}

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{the press really gets moving – the wheel spins so fast!}

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{tara inspects each print as she takes it out of the press}

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You can read a bit more about Ariel’s visit to Ephemera Press over on Ariel’s blog – and of course you can check out more from Ephemera Press right here!

{image credits: ariel nay nebeker}