April's Paper Parcel was all about what makes Spring such a pretty time of the year - plenty of flowers and birds, and lots and lots of color.
When I'm asked where I find all of my papers, I always mention how lucky I am to have family that appreciates vintage and keeps an eye out for ephemera for me when browsing flea markets and estate sales. These bird flashcards from the National Audubon Society were found by my brother at a flea market and I tucked them away with this month in mind.
Each Paper Pack came with a mini collection of bird and flower gummed labels from Dennison. The color and detail in these small labels is incredible.
The highlight of this month may have been this duo of vintage flower seed packets with gorgeous graphics from the 1920's / 1930's. Earlier this month I shared several different ways to incorporate vintage seed packets into your artwork, decor, and mail.
I always love round playing cards, but there is something really special about the colors in these. I'm smitten and definitely kept a few for myself!
Each Paper Pack also came with a selection of book pages from vintage flower / butterfly / insect / tree books I collected over the past few months. So many of the graphics are great to cut out and use in your collage, mail art, or scrapbooks.
Vintage milk and juice caps are a favorite of mine, and this "Sun Filled" juice cap was the perfect addition to this sunny theme.
No Paper Pack is complete without a group of vintage playing cards, and this set was full of color and full of flowers. If you participate in Project Life, I suggest slipping a playing card or two in your pockets to add some vintage charm to your upcoming pages.
Several customers mentioned to me this was their favorite month yet, and I have to agree. But, each month is a challenge to put together a group of papers that is even better than the previous month - a challenge I'm happy to take on. I think you guys are really going to love May!
May's Paper Parcel is sold out, but subscriptions beginning with June will go on sale at 12:00am on May 1st.