BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

I’ve been waiting excitedly for the time when I could share some BIG. News. And, now that time has come! Announcing…my second book, The Mitten. It’s a fresh take on the wonderful old Ukrainian folktale and, like Barnacle Carnival, is published by Jumping Jack Press. This time around, though, there’s a different illustrator on the […]

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Christmas, S'Wicked Blog, Wrapping | No Comments

I’m in between the wonderful MIID Summer School program, and the upcoming MATS course I’ll be taking from Lilla Rogers. But, I don’t want the learnin’-good-stuff momentum to stop, so I’ve been taking Bonnie Christine’s excellent CreativeLive course, Design Surface Patterns from Scratch. (If you’re interested in surface pattern design, I recommend this course without […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at The Grolier Club through tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of this […]

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

The first two projects they’ll team up on are a twentieth anniversary edition of Sabuda’s iconic Alphabet book, as well as a mini Christmas book (think stocking stuffer). You can read the entire Up With Paper press release here. * Total Transparency Statement

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Seasonal sniffles, snow, and scheduling have all invaded the S’Wicked household, recently, so I haven’t been able to post nearly as often as I’d like. But there’s still time to order and send some Christmas card cheer. And, how better to cheer people than with a little holiday humor? The Nic Studio offers several sweet […]

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Continuing the Christmas cards theme…more luscious designs for your viewing pleasure…. Letter C Design’s lovely, hot hand foil-stamped designs are simple, clean, and homey. Moss Green Christmas Tree and Kraft Wreath are from their folded notecards series. I love these nifty Christmas postcards from The Paper Cub Co. by Sass & Peril: Reindeer postcard and […]

Christmas Cards, Part 1

Christmas Cards, Part 1

It’s a most wonderful time of the year, especially when it comes to stationery, and there are so many beautiful Christmas card designs out there, this year, I’m going to post in several installments. (And even then, I’ll be able to share just a tip of the Christmas card iceberg with you.) Smock Paper’s line […]

December 1st Approaches…Time for Advent Calendar Fun

December 1st Approaches…Time for Advent Calendar Fun

It’s really, really hard (and somewhat terrifying) to think that December first is only four days away. Meep! And, while the idea of December strikes some fear into my seriously-unprepared-for-the-holidays heart, it also means that it’s—yippee!—time to open the first door on the Advent calendar. Haven’t had time to get yours, yet? You still have […]

Sesame Letterpress – A Honey of an Early Bird Offer

Sesame Letterpress – A Honey of an Early Bird Offer

Here’s another sweet Early Bird offer—this time, from Sesame Letterpress. Sesame Letterpress, a Brooklyn-based boutique print shop, offers gorgeous letterpress invitations, notes, and gift items. Their designs are classic, with a hint of whimsy, and from what I’ve seen, their press work is immaculate. That, plus the fact they use “tree-free, archival, acid-free, recyclable, biodegradable, […]