daniel + maryna // anastasia marie paper

This wedding was simply stunning and the bride and groom looked incredible. I’ve mentioned my mentor (the one who got me started and on my feet) quite a few times — and well, this was his wedding. That made it especially sweet to me. For the couple’s wedding stationery, we did simply black type on cream paper and paired the pieces with black + gray envelopes lined with shimmery liners. Not pictured is the gold dotted washi tape and metallic gold + black twine that embellished the sealed product.

Oh, and guess what? You can actually customize this invitation suite for your own wedding via my Shop. That’s how much I loved how it all turned out. 

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All photos courtesy of Angela Shae.

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falling snow

It’s a shiny brand new year and even though it’s technically not any different type of day, but for some reason, we tend to find inspiration in the fact that it’s new. New means lots of things, and for me, it feels like I’m starting with a fresh slate and I’m ready to tackle stuff. Perhaps it was all that time off I took for Christmas + the New Year. Anyways, nothing beats starting the New Year with a dusting of snow, and that’s exactly what we did over here. I ordered my little guy a snowsuit right before Christmas when we had snow in forecast then (didn’t see a single flake), and it finally came in handy now (when it was not forecast at all, ha). Isn’t he just the cutest little snow puff ever?

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  • Laura Jolly

    I just looked at these photos; they are lovely, and your little bundle of joy is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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glittered holly leaves gift wrap // ANASTASIA MARIE

Gold glitter will always be Christmas’ good friend — and holly. To recreate this look, you’ll need:

Kraft box
Pale gold wrapping paper
Faux silk holly
Chunky gold glitter
Fine gold glitter
Gold Sharpie
Red + gold ribbon
Gold glitter string

Mounting tape
ModPodge
Scissors
Tape

Trim a two-piece leaf section from your silk holly. Apply ModPodge over the top of each leaf, glittering one leaf with the chunky glitter and the other with the fine glitter. Let dry overnight.

Meantime, wrap your gift in the wrapping paper and wind the ribbon around it three times. Secure in the back with a small knot. Once the glittered leaves are dry, take your Sharpie and doodle over the plastic stem until what was once green is now a pretty gold. Cut strips of mounting tape and place on the backside of each leaf, then adhere the leaves onto the wrapped gift. Tie a piece of glitter string on the stem and you’re done!

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See more of this year’s holiday gift wrap ideas here:
Glitter Stripe Noble
Mandarin Leaves
Poinsettia

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paper poinsettia gift wrap via ANASTASIA MARIE

Poinsettias are well known as the flower of Christmas. It’s my first time putting one in my own home and I was inspired to create a paper version for one of my gift wrap posts. To recreate this look, you’ll need the following:

Kraft box
White + gold dotted wrapping paper
Berry red cardstock
Emerald green cardstock
Golden yellow cardstock
Gold tinsel
Berry red washi tape (if desired to prettify the wrapping paper flaps)

Glue
Mounting tape
Scissors
Tape

Start by cutting out two poinsettia silhouettes from the red cardstock, one smaller and slightly varied from the other. Then cut leaves from the green and seven small circles from the yellow. Glue the two poinsettia together and slightly bend the petals up to create definition. Glue the leaves on the back and arrange the circles in the middle of the poinsettia.

After your box is wrapped in the wrapping paper, wind the tinsel around the box three times and secure on the bottom with a small knot. Cut itty strips of mounting tape and place two pieces in between the strands of tinsel. Add another layer or two of the mounting tape until your “mound” is just as tall as your tinsel. Secure the paper poinsettia on the tape.

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See more of this year’s holiday gift wrap ideas here:
Glitter Stripe Noble
Mandarin Leaves

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gift wrap: mandarin leaves via ANASTASIA MARIE

This one is for all you mandarin lovers. I eat the fruit day in and day out during wintertime and it’s only fair that I dedicate a gift wrap post to one of the best things about winter. Here’s what you need to recreate this look:

Kraft box
Speckled white wrapping paper
Mandarin leaves (fresh is best because it’s not so fragile, but I’m using dried ones and they still look beautiful)
Chunky glitter in a gold/silver mix
Wide gold mesh ribbon
Gold glitter string
Green glitter string
Silver glitter string

ModPodge
Foam brush
Scissors
Tape

Wrap the kraft box in the wrapping paper. Wrap a piece of the wide gold ribbon around the box and secure the two ends on the back with a touch of glue. Let dry before flipping over. While it’s drying, apply some glue to the curled edges of the mandarin leaves. Top off with glitter and shake off the excess. Let dry.

When the wide ribbon has set, take a piece of each of the three glitter strings and wrap once around the box, layering over the wide ribbon. Secure each strand on the back with a small knot. Once the leaves have dried, glue them them onto the top of the box over the layered ribbon and voila, you are done!

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See more of this year’s holiday gift wrap ideas here:
Glitter Stripe Noble

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