The time is finally here! I get to write about one of my favorite types of card, the Happy Halloween card! I love Halloween for so many obvious reasons: costumes, decorations, candy, more candy. But for this paper lover, the #1 reason is in the cards. Halloween cards bring out so much creativity, fun designs and extreme humor, it’s hard not to feel the holiday excitement. Trick or Treat!
Trends come and go, but what has always stayed is gold. Who isn’t a fan of anything gold, let alone gold foil. I love how gold foil can make a card so delicate and eye-catching.
When it comes to my creative space, I’m not only a sucker for organizational printables, but also for decorative prints. There have been so many beautifully illustrated fall prints lately that I’ve taken advantage of from numerous talented artists. I hope you enjoy these too, and get in the spirit of the new fall season!
This statement could not be more true. I believe I create my best work during the fall, quite possibly because my creativity is at its peak with inspiration. With the changing of the leaves does come a change, that change can be for the better. If you’re like me, I thrive on change. It means growth and new opportunities.
Quotes have inundated every social media site there is, but I still enjoy a beautiful letterpress print with a quote I can find inspiration from. It just takes that one quote and artist’s work to inspire and help push you through. These are the ones sparking light in my week and hopefully will with you.
Yes, I’m a paper blogger, but I too have other loves as well including clothing. What girl doesn’t! There are numerous things I love about fall and they don’t all include paper but also the fun fall fashion that comes with it.
For many of us fall is that wonderful time of the year when the leaves change colors and we get to change our wardrobes and break out long pants, sweaters and jackets without worrying (yet, anyway) about getting frostbite.
I love everything about fall clothing, from the jackets and boots to the deep reds and fun glittery holiday party dresses. With that said, my new favorite go-to’s this season are all things black and leather with pops of color. Even my stationary supply becomes a bit darker! With most of October being spent in the city, I thought I would bring out my city style once again.
I love all things paper and am an appreciator of the written word. I believe that handwritten notes sent through the post help spread a little needed joy. This year, I’ve embarked upon a little adventure: 365 days of letter writing. As I write this post, I have about 100 days left in this endeavor. While this daily letter writing has allowed (and possibly enabled) me to indulge in my love of stationery and washi tape, it has also provided me the opportunity me to meet new people and has brought new pen friends into my world. There are many stationery companies and independent presses that I am quite fond of. I must admit that I simply adore floral patterns.
This year’s letter writing project started with a challenge from Fawnsberg: 60 days of letter writing. I accepted the challenge and kept going. Their cards are a staple in my stash.
Some of my favorite florals are from Anna Bond and Rifle Paper Co. They are simply gorgeous and (in my opinion) unrivalled in their beauty. If you care to diverge from greeting cards, calendars and notebooks make a workspace all the more delightful!
via Rifle Paper Co.
August & Oak feature a series of sweetly illustrated cards.
via August and Oak
Our Heiday’s watercolor cards are just so darn pretty.
via Our Heiday
Andrea loves paper and all things stationary related. A committed letter writer, she is sending a letter each day this year. Continue to follow Andrea’s 365 days of letter writing challenge and her beautiful finds on:
Even though I’m a huge fan of all things paper, I also rely on others for their favorite finds. I’m always amazed at how many beautiful shops exist that I have yet to discover. My friend Andrea has by far the best eye for paper goods and I am in awe of all her picks on Instagram (extreme eye candy here!). Andrea continually shares with me new paper studios I have yet to learn about. One in particular is Warren Tales, which caught my eye with their unique interactive cards (amongst other treasures!), impeccable quality, sharp humor and clean designs.
Lindsey Warriner is the brains behind Warren Tales. Originally a writer in children’s publishing, she packed her Boston home into the trunk of her car and drove to the west coast. Now, Warren Tales is an independent paper craft studio and functions as a digital press. As Lindsey describes it, Warren Tales’ unique cards are “created, cut, packaged and plucked by unique humans to ensure the finest quality and letter-writing experience.”
With the endless amount of notebooks I’ve collected over the years, I still rely mostly on the simple post-it (a/k/a “sticky”). I love how one little sticky note can hold an important thought or even guide an idea to fruition. Many shops are catching on to the sticky trend and are introducing increasingly creative and unique approaches to the traditional sticky.
While searching the Carrie Can Shop filled with beautiful paper goods, I happily stumbled across the Emergency Kit: The Male Edition and couldn’t contain my smile and laughter. This kit is such a great idea and so true to form. With all the holidays coming up, this is perfect for all the men. So how does it work, should we send them the link or hope they find this?
You would think I have a collection of cards for every occasion on hand but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Or if I do, it is sometimes hard to part with my favorite cards (little pieces of art!). I am a huge fan of the all occasion card sets, whether they are blank or a set including thank yous, birthdays, and congratulations. And now that I have been reminded to stock up, I think I will be purchasing them right now!
via Kate Spade
via Carrie Can