Create gift bags from old book pages.  (Great Thank You's or Favor Idea)

Create gift bags from old book pages. Stamp a bird design on an old book page which has been cut 1 to 2 inches shorter than a second page. Sew or glue edges together. Secure with a brad or decorative button and small Velcro dots.

no-melt popsicle invitations

No-Melt Pop Invitations

ice cream popsicle lollies No-Melt Pop Invitations - Martha Stewart Card-Making Center

popsicle party

A summer popsicle party--complete with bubbles, hula hoops, a picnic lunch, and friends, of course. Such a cheap party idea for college students and young couples.

Book Art

cut paper art made from a book Sarah Morpeth has made herself. Found on a British (I believe) site called Domesticali. Interesting discussion by artists about the deconstructing of books to create visual art, passionate pros and cons.


Whimsical Stationery from Papermade

An envelope for the library card invites? I love the texture and the neutral color. It's very simple, and you can do so much with the kraft paper.

stitched paper x

layers of newspaper or book pages folded into bag sewn with red thread for gift packaging

Adolf Wölfli

The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

Art Brut: A Swiss artist who had been orphaned as a child, Adolf Wölfli spent most of his adult life in an insane asylum, where he made thousands of intricate drawings of his imaginary adventures.

Hudson Made: Worker's Soap by Hovard Design

Workers Soap by Hudson Made / designed by Hovard Design - hand tied with real seal gives this package an elevated status.

Journal by Bridgette Guerzon Mills.

Winthrop is a blank handbound journal with mixed media covers. The artist is Bridgette Guerzon Mills.

Kiki Smith, Deer Things

Print of the Week – Etchings by Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith: Deer Things, 2008 Ink on Nepal Paper with graphite, colored pencil and glitter 142 cm x 171 cm