A printed photo will always be a meaningful touch. Whether it graces a wall in your home, the dresser in your bedroom, the pocket of your wallet, or even a wrapped gift. In our digital world, less and less is getting printed by the year, but as a paper lover, I doubt I will ever do everything digital. I recently had some photos printed on matte paper so I could have pictures of Henry growing up scattered around the house or given as gifts to family. Today, as we’ve seen many before me do it too, I’m dedicating a gift wrap post to the idea of putting a printed photo on your wrapped gift — not because it’s a new idea, but just to encourage you to do it this year, whether it be for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year. Embrace your life; put your memories into print.
And for those of you who are curious, the photos were printed with Artifact Uprising.
POSTED: November 17, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
It’s a GIVEAWAY (open internationally if you’re willing to pay extra postage)! Christmas is coming up fast and if you’re like me, you’re already starting to count down the days. I’m teaming up with Quin Candy to give away one Christmas Countdown Calendar to help you with that counting! This one is filled with 28 pieces of perfect, handmade candy hidden behind festive doors – one for each day of the countdown, plus three bonus doors to open any day you’d like. Plus the illustrations by Michelle Ott are just too cute! Caramels, soft chews, and real fruit lollies, oh my! Drooling yet? I am! Want it? I already snagged my own!
Head on over to the coordinating photo on my Instagram to see how you can win one for yourself!
POSTED: November 16, 2015 UNDER: Giveaways + Specials
Sweet fruit amongst autumn tones…
cake | drinks | gift wrap | flowers | favors | table setting | place cards | dipped mandarins
POSTED: November 2, 2015 UNDER: Palettes
Paper flowers will always be a favorite of mine. Today, we have dahlias! To recreate this look, you’ll need the following:
Ivory speckled wrapping paper (I used a sheet of scrapbooking paper from Michaels)
Card stock in three shades of fall colors
Copper/brown puff glue
Wide gold net ribbon
Cut out eight dahlia silhouettes from the card stock, each one just smaller than the last. Your larger three should be from your darker colored card stock, the next three from your middle colored one, and the last two from your lightest one. Glue them on top of each other from largest to smallest, rotating each layer just a bit to create fullness in the dahlia. Then take your puff glue and apply several dots in the middle and let dry.
While the flower is drying, wrap your boxed gift in the wrapping paper. Then cut a strip of the gold net ribbon just long enough for the ends to slightly overlap on the back of the wrapped gift. Glue the ends down with a few dabs of glue. Once the flower is dry, place a small square of mounting tape on the back of it and secure it on the front of the wrapped gift in the middle. Done!
POSTED: October 15, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
This card was custom created with a couple embracing on a bridge in the city of Tacoma, Washington. Simple. See more of my custom cards here.
POSTED: October 13, 2015 UNDER: Cards Paper Projects