December 22, 2011

guest post: oh so beautiful paper

Be sure to pop over to Oh So Beautiful Paper today. Nole has kindly had me back to profile a few of my favorite stationery shops: Broadway Paper, Monograham and GREER Chicago. A very fun post to put together!

And, don't forget that tomorrow we announce the winner of the Two Trick Pony giveaway on Facebook. You can enter here, if you haven't yet.

December 20, 2011

{12 days of holiday cheer}:
two trick pony giveaway {no. 12}

Today is the last post in our "Holiday Cheer" series and I'm excited to say that it comes along with a generous giveaway from two of my favorite ladies at Two Trick Pony. If you didn't get your Hanukkah or Christmas cards in the mail, there's still time to send a cute card welcoming the new year!

To enter the giveaway:
First, like Two Trick Pony on Facebook and while you're there, head over to the Crow & Canary page and like or comment on the giveaway post at the top of the page. Really, that's all. We'll randomly choose one winner on Friday afternoon and announce it on the C&C Facebook page.

The winner will receive their choice of a Happy New Year boxed set AND Two Trick Pony's much lauded 2012 Year of Type calendar. Just a reminder: Comments on this blog will not be considered an entry.

{all images via two trick pony}

December 19, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer:
diy with smock {no. 11}

{diy gift bows}

{diy holiday garland}

Smock has really pulled out all of the stops with these latest DIY tutorials showcasing their luxe bamboo gift wrap. How amazing are those bows? I seriously can't wait to try both of these projects!

{images via smock, links via monograham}

December 17, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: hey look {no. 10}

Hey Look is a talented design duo based in Helsinki. They have so very kindly offered several gorgeous free printables on their blog, just in time for trimming your Hanukkah and Christmas packages! Check out all of Hey Look's stylish printables here.

{all images via hey look}

December 16, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: knot & bow {no. 9}

I'm all about the details of gift wrapping, you can so easily elevate a small gift with dazzling presentation - Knot & Bow is clearly of the same mind. Their shop offers a lovely assortment of supplies and embellishments. Knot & Bow was a featured Etsy seller this summer. I highly recommend reading the interview here, quite an inspiring evolution.

{all images via knot & bow}

December 15, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer:
kate's papergoods {no. 8}

How clever are these chalkboard gift tags from Kate's Papergoods? I would love to embellish my holiday gifts with the large gold arrow tags! Also, digging Kate's two illustrated calendars, both feature color themed objects and would look great framed.

{all images via kate's papergoods}

December 14, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer:
blackbird letterpress {no. 7}

{letterpress octopus perpetual calendar}

{letterpress collection: fox goes to the sea}

{one of a kind datebooks from the datebook project}

{letterpress collection: trip to the fair}

Blackbird Letterpress has the perfect gift offerings for the letterpress lover or bibliophile on your list. I love the idea of themed collections as a gift, such a great idea! The upcycled vintage book cover datebooks are a super awesome collaboration with Gutwrench Press. The pages inside are printed with both handset type and photopolymer plates - quite an undertaking, with stunning results.

{all images via blackbird letterpress}

December 13, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: banquet workshop
{no. 6}

I had the pleasure of meeting Kimberley in Chicago this weekend for some planning for our New York International Gift Fair debut next month. More on that soon! Kimberley mentioned seeing Banquet Atelier & Workshop's stunning holiday collection at McNally Jackson recently and I simply had to share them here on the blog. If you haven't found the perfect holiday card yet, these may be your solution. See the entire collection here.

{images via banquet workshop}

December 10, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: jill k in la {no. 5}

{scratch and sniff gingerbread card}

{scratch and sniff egg nog card}

{snow globe card}

{christmas sweater card}

Jill K in LA totally had me at SCRATCH and SNIFF. Perhaps it's a childhood nostalgia thing, but I can't resist it - combined with her block prints it's pure magic. And if you're a fan of A Christmas Story, (fess up) check out her "Sexy Lady Leg" stocking.

{all images via jill k in la}

December 9, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: kathryn whyte {no. 4}

Christine, C&C's Southern CA rep, sent me a link to Kathryn Whyte's website yesterday and I was quite pleased to become acquainted with her sweet shop. Her hand illustrated garland border has really captured my heart.

{images via kathryn whyte}

December 8, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: greenwich letterpress {no. 3}

Why hello there, you sweet little stocking stuffers, you. Greenwich Letterpress has two new enamel pin designs to add to their collection. That teepee would like mighty fine on my lapel, Santa. Available in their shop right now.

{images via greenwich letterpress}

December 7, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: ink + wit {no. 2}

{2012 "into the calm" letterpress calendar}

{blissful bear pencil holder}

{"be wellie" birch wall print}

I am always particularly smitten by Ink + Wit's calendars, this year is no exception. The imagery and color palette are perfection! And I've been fixated on that sweet bear pencil holder, such a good gift for any age. Ink + Wit's shop is currently packed with holiday treasures, I dare you to resist a peek...

{images via ink + wit}

December 5, 2011

12 days of holiday cheer: the paper thieves {no. 1}

{2012 crested shield calendar}

{whale key chain}

{elephant notebook}

My friend Stephanie from The Paper Thieves always offers the most unique calendars. This year she's upped the awesomeness ante with her adorable crest - I love this calendar so much! More great gift items to assist in crossing gift recipients off your list in her shop.

{photos via the paper thieves}