Giveaway: BIBLIOCraft

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BIBLIOCraft, like library science, is not for the faint of heart. Author Jessica Pigza is an Assistant Curator in the rare book division of the New York Public Library, and her new book is full of specific and technical information to help modern crafters find inspiration at the library. Pigza includes resources to help crafters locate specialty research and digital libraries, as well as some basic information on navigating and maximizing your library experience.

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BIBLIOCraft also includes over 20 projects from designers who were inspired by prints, typefaces and historical illustrations found through the library system. From illuminated manuscripts to soil profiles, rhumb lines to heraldry, BIBLIOCraft reminds crafters and designers that inspiration can be found in unlikely places, but the library is a great place to start.

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Today we are giving away one copy to a lucky reader!

You could win your own copy of BIBLIOCraft by:
1. Leaving a comment on this post
2. Following Abrams on Twitter and leaving an additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do!)
3. Following Mint on Pinterest and leaving an additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do!)

That means you can enter up to three times.

The giveaway will end at midnight EST on Tuesday, April 22nd. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced afterward. PLEASE NOTE: WINNER MUST HAVE A US-BASED ADDRESS. Some comments need to be approved before showing up on the site. Don’t worry, it’s not lost!

You can also purchase a copy here!

Good luck!

—Melissa P.

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 Photos by Melanie Falick Books. Special thanks to Abrams Books for the review & giveaway copies. 

destination wedding inspiration

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For my Analina invitation created for Bella Figura, I imagined a pretty and exotic destination wedding filled with romance. Calligraphy accents from Sarah Hanna up the elegance! Check out my Analina Pinterest board to see even more inspiration for this new design. All of my Bella Figura invitations are on sale this month – you can save up to 20% (learn more!)!

Thanks to Bella Figura for creating this layout based on my pins. From top: Analina | bride in Jenny PackhamVilla de Balbianello on Lake Como, Italy | streets of Portugal | bride & groom | wedding reception | floral centerpiece | Moroccan hotel

—Ellie

a romantic, old-world wedding

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Pemberley is one of my 2014 wedding invitation designs for Bella Figura (top left!). For this design, I pictured a vintage-inspired romantic wedding, with dramatic flowers and lighting. You can see more on my Pinterest board. Thanks to Bella Figura for creating the above layout.

Pemberley is one of the designs that’s on sale this month! You can get 10% off any order, or 20% off an order of 6+ pieces.

—Ellie

Image credits, from top: Pemberley invitation | bouquet | bride | clutch | mimosas | floral-covered staircase | estate | dining area 

green & gold wedding inspiration

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Annadel is one of my 2014 wedding invitation designs for Bella Figura (top left!), and I’m crazy about the glamorous green and gold combo. Above are some inspirations for the design (and a wedding to match!). You can see more on my Pinterest board. A big thanks to Bella Figura for creating the layout, and for this:

“Think lush green florals, sparkling twinkle lights, gold rimmed glassware, the prettiest letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations, and a firework send-off.”

Annadel is one of the designs that’s on sale this month! You can get 10% off any order, or 20% off an order of 6+ pieces.

—Ellie