Carrying on from yesterday's post 'Easter Inspiration - Part 1', today we have part 2 - fabulous designs with eggs, bunnies and a few more chicks thrown into the mix ...
The first designs (shown above) are from Five Dollar Shake, a beautiful collection of Easter illustrations brought to life with a pastel-coloured shimmer backdrop, lashings of glitter and embellished with delicate flowers and genuine crystals. Retailing at £4.25 these designs are just a few examples from Five Dollar Shake's large selection, to see more please visit their website.
For this Spring season Laura Sherratt Designs has ten Easter-themed greeting cards. The handmade designs are decorated with cute characters including: sheep, chicks and bunnies. Each greeting card is then embellished by hand with crystals, buttons and bows. Retailing at £3.50, the whole collection of Easter cards can be seen and purchased on the Laura Sherratt Designs website.
The final selection of Easter goodies is from Charlotte Macey Textiles; gracing Card & Gift Blog for the first (and hopefully not last) time. From the gorgeous collection of homewares, I have chosen a selection which all feature Charlotte's 'Chubby Chicken' design. 100% natural cotton apron with stitched handwriting and appliqued spotty red cotton, £22; Egg Cosy in cream linen with a mocha spot lining, £12; and Chickens Cushion, a stitched design on a beautiful cream linen front, and co-ordinated with a mocha spot print on the reverse, £30. All of these Easter gifts can be purchased online at the Charlotte Macey website.
With Easter approaching I thought it would be nice to spend the afternoon soaking up a little inspiration. Grab yourself a cool drink, sit back and count the chickens ...
Catherine Tough has a series of cute mini gifts to brighten and decorate your home for the upcoming Easter celebrations. High quality, handmade items include: Mini Lavender Rabbit with pink velvet bow, £19.50; and Chick Egg Cosy, £12.00, which is available in a variety of fabrics (shown here in lime polka dot). See more Easter goodies at the Catherine Tough online shop.
Rachel Ellen Designs has a selection of new greeting cards for Easter 2012. From 'Blooming Marvellous' is Big Egg, a textured board, flittered and hand-finished with a 3D flower; £2.50. Happy Easter Chick from the 'Jam Butties' collection is a textured card, finished with flitter and die cut for the excellent price of £1.99. The final image is the super cute Happy Easter Sheep, a five card pack for £3.05. All of these greeting cards, and many more are available to purchase from the Rachel Ellen Designs website.
Our final Easter selection is from Liz & Pip, a bright and beautiful selection of eggs, chicks and dazzling daffodils. The vibrant designs have everything you could want to boost your Easter spirit. The greeting card designs shown today retail at £2.20, to see more please visit the Liz and Pip website.
Come back tomorrow for some more Easter inspiration!
It seems like forever since we last had a post dedicated to wedding stationery on Card & Gift Blog, but as the weather gets nicer and wedding season approaches it seemed like a perfect time. Today's selection is from Dauphine Press, award-winning designers of bespoke stationery. Their distinctive style mixes bold images, beautiful type, rich papers and sumptuous embellishments. First up is the 'Auburn' collection, a modern design using an on-trend, tangerine type. Next is the 'Carneros' range - elegant designs with a bold monogram and quality, letterpress printing - combine with hand-painted edges and a patterned envelope inner for a splash of colour.
Stationery designs from Dauphine Press are tailored to your requirements; you choose everything from the type and colour; to the paper and embellishments. Samples and prices can be requested direct from the Dauphine Press website. To see more wedding stationery designs from the collection click here.
YTR Design specialise in creating design-led, stylish greeting cards. The latest addition to their collection is 'Kitsch and Stitch', a brand new range of 28 designs for birthdays and occasions. The bright, summery cards, packed with cupcakes and flowers seemed the perfect way to celebrate the mini heatwave we're having here in the UK so I couldn't resist showing you them today. Created by YTR Founder and Designer Yasmin Rahmatullah, the series is a printed greeting card on a high quality board, hand-embellished with padded gingham bows.
To kick start the week we've got some images from a new addition to the Holy Mackerel greeting card collection. 'Funny Olde Worlde' is a series created by Artist Erica Sturla. Designed to be "hysterically historical" the greeting cards feature a series of characters beautifully crafted from polymer clay. Tapping into the patriotic British trend featuring heavily in this year's card and gift products, the designs celebrate everything from the Stone Age to Dickens. Effortlessly charming, the 'Funny Olde World' collection is already proving to be a huge hit; launched at the start of the year with eighteen designs, the range has recently expanded to twenty-seven greeting cards for birthday and occasions. See what you think ...
Greeting cards from the 'Funny Olde Worlde' collection retail at £2.15 and are available to purchase from stockists nationwide. To see more of the designs, purchase a few for your friends and family or find out more please visit the Holy Mackerel website.
Katy and June was founded in the autumn of 2007 to discover and deliver Korea's finest stationery to the world. Founders Katy Lee and June Kim are enthusiastic about finding high quality stationery products with innovative and exciting designs. Today's picks are from the collection of sticky memo pads and notebooks; stationery products with stylish designs inspired by city scenes, nature and travel. From soft, subtle tones to bold iconic graphics, Katy and June has a selection of designs for every taste. Stationery gifts are an ideal way to add a little glamour to a home office or even a pile of homework. See what you think ...
Featured stationery gifts: Big Ben sticky memo pad, £2.30; Eiffel Tower sticky memo pad, £2.30; Owl Notebook, £3.80; Bird sticky pad, £7.95; Airmail sticky mini quad, £4.60 and Voyage sticky mini quad, £4.60. To see or purchase any of these items, pop along to the Katy and June website.
Based in Oakland, California, Leafcutter Designs is a creative studio ran by Artist Lea Redmond and her brother Devin. Today's blog post is dedicated to a selection of the playful curiosities and gifts born in the Leafcutter Designs studio. Many of the gifts have begun life as handmade gifts for Lea & Devin's friends and family, before being rolled out in larger batches for the whole world to enjoy. The first images are from the 'World's Smallest Post Service' - a custom letter and card service with a miniature twist. The Tiny Mail Stationery Kit is a DIY kit with everything you could want to make your own tiny mail outs.
Trade tokens offer homegrown services, everything from a cup of tea, a pep talk or some good old home cooking. Hand stamped on maple, the tokens are a cute gift idea - buy a selection for your loved one and trade the tokens back and forth.
Tactile Poetry is a series of 3D poetry designed to delight, teasing out messages one letter at a time. Choose from a selection of phrases, including: 'I Love You', 'Possibility is always at our fingertips' and 'Your Hand in Mine' to spell out to your loved one.
Featured gifts: The Tiny Mail Stationery Kit, $20; Trade Tokens, $1 each or $13 for the full set of 16 tokens; Tactile Poetry tins retail from $10; and prices for Punch Boxes start at $20. To see or purchase any of the items shown today please visit the Leafcutter Designs website.