Halloween Tags.

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and I’m a fool for all aspects of the Big Day. That includes goody bags and presents which friends and co-workers fall prey to each and every October. And these apropro seasonal tags from Bluebird Lane would be a great final touch. Make sure and check out Bluebird’s Etsy shop because there are many, many more styles of tags to choose from.


Fuss Custom.

Fuss Custom creates some beautifully simple invitations and save the date cards. Their process is one centered on making your invitations and your event completely one-of-a-kind. No cookie-cutters here, thankyouverymuch.

Step 1: Meet with a designer. Step 2: Work with you to create a look you can carry through your entire event (monograms, illustrations, etc). I love that they focus on consistency! Step 3: Decide on paper, ink, printing process. Tons of options are available. Step 4: Proofs and printing.

Seems to me like they make it as painless as possible and end up with beautiful results. Check out their site for more great work.


Brunette on Blonde.

Okay, okay. I know it’s only mid-October but I have a bit of a Christmas card addiction that I can’t seem to kick. I’m loving these sweet, minimal designs by Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees of Blonde Designs. Both served stints as senior art directors for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. The simplistic, clean style that’s evident in both magazines has clearly been an influence in the design of Blonde Design’s Christmas cards as well as the rest of their design lines.

My favorite of Blonde Design’s everyday designs is their modern flowers theme. So pretty, so clean, so completely my style.


Pink Bathtub Designs.

I’ve been meaning to share Pink Bathtub Designs and her handmade block printed cards and tags for some time now because they’re so wonderful. Besides that she lives in Pittsburgh, PA which just so happens to be my old stomping grounds. The recipe cards and food tags above are my favorites, but I promise there’s much more to see at her Etsy site, including some recently added Christmas tags.


Sugarcube Design.

I’m thrilled to finally be able to post these graphic number tags and industrial envelopes by Sugarcube Design. I lost the link the first time I bookmarked this Etsy shop only to come across it not once, but twice today! I’ve been really into numbered graphics lately and think these tags and envelopes are awesome.


Liquid Sky Arts.

I came across Liquid Sky Arts by way of Kathleen Rossi-Howell’s blog – Senseless Acts of Beauty. And just the other day in my post about PaPaYa I unknowingly posted a Christmas card that she had designed for them. Kathleen has just released her own Christmas card collection and is a very talented jeweler as well, her pendants are amazing. Visit her site to see even more of her talent.



PaPaYa specializes in world-influenced artwork – sort of a fusion of global culture and modern times if you will. Run by mother-daughter team Anahata and Gina Katkin, PaPaYa is a melting pot of “creative abandon” with the end goal of creating arts and goods. The visual collage techniques used by Gina are incredibly beautiful. I’m in love with the mongram letters.