New designs in shop!

We’ve been busy working on new PaperMichelle designs. Swing by the shop to see what else we’ve been up to.

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Summer Favorites: Camping

I love being able to turn off the computer, turn off the phone and take to the woods for a while every summer. When you’re camping, you have no choice but to be present in every moment. Whether you’re fishing, making s’mores or singing songs around a fire, a few days in the wild will do your soul some good. Be sure to accessorize accordingly.

Vintage Patriotic Plaid Shirt from marade83

Vintage Patriotic Plaid Shirt from marade83

Vintage Brooklure Thermos Jug from vintageseventyfive

Vintage Brooklure Thermos Jug from vintageseventyfive

Vintage Bronze Deer in the Forest Wall Art from vintspiration

Vintage Bronze Deer in the Forest Wall Art from vintspiration

Slugs Fleece Rain Boot Liners from WithTheRain

Slugs Fleece Rain Boot Liners from WithTheRain

All Good Things Are Wild and Free Print (Thoreau) from hairbrainedschemes

All Good Things Are Wild and Free Print (Thoreau) from hairbrainedschemes

Vintage Snap Shot Album from ivorybird

Vintage Snap Shot Album from ivorybird

Vintage Picnic Set from ArmoryArtandAntiques

Vintage Picnic Set from ArmoryArtandAntiques

Wool Camp Blanket from susantique

Wool Camp Blanket from susantique

Some More Smores Tee from dressingOnTheSide

Some More Smores Tee from dressingOnTheSide

ENDED: GIVEAWAY: Are you a boy or a girl?

Yay!!! We have a winner - who has been notified by email!

Congratulations on all of your little ones and THANKS for participating!

I am announcing a little giveaway from my Etsy shop! Yay! Gender announcing parties have been so in this year - I thought I would get in on the fun. (Seriously - is there anything more exciting than finding out if it’s a boy or a girl??)

Gender Announcements from PaperMichelle

Gender Announcements from PaperMichelle

The winner of my giveaway will receive a set of 10 “A Boy or A Girl” announcements from my shop. I can customize them to show a little blue or pink heart inside of each egg. It is a cute and memorable way to share your big news with friends and family. Please forward the contest to any expectant mommies or mommy blogs you know!

To enter, do any or all of the following:
- Follow @papermichelle on Twitter
- Leave a comment in this blog post
- Include a link to the giveaway on your own blog (let me know you did it!)
- Retweet my tweets about the giveaway, including the tag #papermichellegiveaway
- Add the new design to your “favorites” on Etsy

I will announce a winner on my blog and twitter on Thursday, June 30th.

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Treasury: Don Draper Approved

You know how I love the 50s/60s era, so I must also love MadMen by default. Check out today’s treasury in honor of my favorite, favorite Don Draper and crew.

MadMen Treasury from PaperMichelle

MadMen Treasury from PaperMichelle

The Best Year Ever

Happy 2011, everyone! The start of a new year is a reasonable time to pick out a new calendar - so I thought I would suggest a few that would be easy on your eyes for one whole year. (Calendars are a big commitment; might as well be pretty!) I wish all of you nothing but the best in 2011.

2011 Best Year Ever Folk Calendar from spreadthelove

2011 Best Year Ever Folk Calendar from spreadthelove

2011 Letterpress Calendar from 1canoe2

2011 Letterpress Calendar from 1canoe2

2011 Tea Towel Wall Calendar from cicadastudio

2011 Tea Towel Wall Calendar from cicadastudio

2011 Desktop Calendar from MichelleBrusegaard

2011 Desktop Calendar from MichelleBrusegaard

Sewing Notions 2011 Calendar from OrangeTwist

Sewing Notions 2011 Calendar from OrangeTwist

Eternal Gratitude on Etsy

Thanks to Etsy for including me in their super cute, perfectly curated post about the all-important Thank You card. Remember - SAY THANKS for all of the wonderful people and things you have in your life.

Eternal Gratitude post on Etsy Blog

Eternal Gratitude post on Etsy Blog

My Vintage Wishlist

Oh, how I would love to own any and all of these wonderful, vintage, Etsy items. Happy shopping!!

1950s Black and White Sabre 620 Camera from JuniperHome

1950s Black and White Sabre 620 Camera from JuniperHome

Antique 50s Textbook from nickandnessies

Antique 50s Textbook from nickandnessies

Vintage Checkered Dress from pistolpoppy

Vintage Checkered Dress from pistolpoppy

Art Deco Sign from Sylvken

Art Deco Sign from Sylvken

Tack Sa Myket Tile from LaFeria

Tack Sa Myket Tile from LaFeria

Vintage Red Ruby Pumps from ZebrasAndBubblegum

Vintage Red Ruby Pumps from ZebrasAndBubblegum

Kobenstyle Pot by silencedogoods

Kobenstyle Pot by silencedogoods

Vintage TONERAY Sunglasses from figandtwig

Vintage TONERAY Sunglasses from figandtwig

Vintage Jefferson Bullet Clock from AquarianVintage

Vintage Jefferson Bullet Clock from AquarianVintage

Vintage Lounge Chair from SelectModern

Vintage Lounge Chair from SelectModern

Weekend Vintage: Thanksgiving Ready

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Don’t forget to give thanks in style. Here are some holiday appropriate and otherwise awesome vintage finds from my Etsy friends.

Vintage Harvest Dress from XhereliesbootsX

Vintage Harvest Dress from XhereliesbootsX

Vintage Brown Leather Clutch from AdrianCompanyVintage

Vintage Brown Leather Clutch from AdrianCompanyVintage

Vintage Ray Ban Wayfarers from Published

Vintage Ray Ban Wayfarers from Published

Vintage Harvest Blouse from GottaWannitVintage

Vintage Harvest Blouse from GottaWannitVintage

Vintage High Heel Leather Boots from partycry

Vintage High Heel Leather Boots from partycry

Vintage Festive Poinsettia Dress from Coldfish

Vintage Festive Poinsettia Dress from Coldfish

Vintage Purple and Orange Floral Brooch from LifeTravelsDesigns

Vintage Purple and Orange Floral Brooch from LifeTravelsDesigns

2010 Holiday Stationery Favorites

I have been working hard on some new designs for the 2010 Holiday season, so I thought I would check out what other paper people have been up to! Here are some of my witty favorites from Etsy.

Jingle Bells Batman Smells by PortHopePress

Jingle Bells Batman Smells by PortHopePress

Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards from papercitydesign

Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards from papercitydesign

Merry Christmustache Card from mylittlebuffalo

Merry Christmustache Card from mylittlebuffalo

Love To Print Winter Box Set of Prints from memohelen

Love To Print Winter Box Set of Prints from memohelen

Oh Tannenbaum Card from JillKinLA

Oh Tannenbaum Card from JillKinLA

Letterpress Holiday Cards from SweetLetterPress

Letterpress Holiday Cards from SweetLetterPress

Illustration by Taeeun Yoo

For a while now, I have been quietly in love with yoote, the Etsy shop owned by illustrator, Taeeun Yoo. Her illustration and lithography are reminiscent of the books of my childhood - dreamy, nostalgic and wise. I looked further into Taeeun Yoo’s work and story only to find out that she is living the life of my dreams; illustrating in NYC, winning prestigious illustration awards (Ezra Jack Keats Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature,) working on some of the finest publications and projects that the world of illustration has to offer. A few words that come to mind - jealous and profoundly inspired. For just a few minutes, turn off your adult mind and get lost in the magical optimism of a children’s book.

Visit Taeeun Yoo’s website for more of her work!

Only A Witch Can Fly by Taeeun Yoo (Written by Alison McGhee)

Only A Witch Can Fly by Taeeun Yoo (Written by Alison McGhee)

Tea Shop Print by Taeeun Yoo

Tea Shop Print by Taeeun Yoo

Polar Bear Swimming by Taeeun Yoo

Polar Bear Swimming by Taeeun Yoo

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