Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Paper Crave

I’m getting ready to sign off for a bit of a holiday break … and lots of cookies. On the topic of cookies, I don’t think that any cookie calories should count between, say, December 15th and January 1st. But that’s just me. Anywho, before I head off, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And, if you don’t happen to celebrate Christmas, then I wish you a happy next week and a half or so!

It’s hard to believe that another year is just about to end, and I hope that you’ve enjoyed all of the craveable paper goodies that were featured on Paper Crave this year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that you take the time to pop over here and share the paper love with me.Thank you so much, and I hope that you’ll join me for more paper cravings in the coming year. I can’t wait to see what all of those talented stationers out there have in store for us in 2018!

Take care, and I’ll see you back here with new and awesome paper cravings in January!

P.S. If you’re still on the lookout for some fun and free printables for the holidays, have a look here, here, here, and here.

Fun Christmas Printables from Sky Goodies

Printable Christmas Paper Decorations, Gift Boxes & Crafts from Sky Goodies

Christmas is less than a week away (wha?!?) and, if you’re still on the lookout for some fun and super cool projects that you can make yourself of with the kiddos, then Sky Goodies has got you covered. You’ll find plenty of wonderful Christmas printables in their shop, including a DIY Christmas wreath (shown above) to cute treat boxes for Christmas stockings and table favors, coloring crafts for kids (adults will have fun with these, too, I’m sure), and decorative ornaments for the tree. One of the best parts? It doesn’t matter whether you want these today or at midnight on Christmas Eve. They’re instant downloads, so after you purchase you can download right away and get to crafting!

Have a peek at some of Sky Goodies’ Christmas printables below, and be sure to head over to their shop to see all of their fun printable projects.

Sky Goodies Santa Claus Printable Treat Box

Sky Goodies Christmas Printables

Sky Goodies Christmas Coloring Printables

Sky Goodies Christmas Printables

images from Sky Goodies

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Trendspotting : Ultra Violet (Pantone 2018 Color of the Year)

Pantone recently revealed that their 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and the design community let out a collective groan. I have to admit that I wasn’t initially thrilled about this color, either. My color tastes tend toward reddish purples, deep plums, and dusty orchid hues. Violet purples have never really done it for me. However, when I took a step back and viewed Ultra Violet as more of a “sidekick”, rather than the hero of the palette, I began to see the appeal.

For me, Ultra violet isn’t a solo, but it works beautifully as part of an ensemble and fits right in with some of the trends that are shaping up to be hot in 2018 (more on that in January). It also works very well with blush, millenial pink, and the barely there peachy pinks that have been so popular recently. In addition, Ultra Violet is a great partner for all sorts of on trend blue hues, from periwinkle (which has a bit of a bluish purple tone, anyway) and electric blue to more ethereal teals and gray blues.

If you want to go bold, this color partners well with deep wine shades, as well as attention-grabbing hot pink and neon yellow. And, if you go with an Ultra Violet tone-on-tone look and bring in lighter shades, that looks pretty darn nice, too. And pssst … Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, pairs well with Ultra Violet, as well.

Below, you’ll find oodles of Ultra Violet-inspired eye candy to inspire you, and I’ve included several color palette ideas that will hopefully get those creative juices flowing!

Below, clockwise from top left : Inked Wedding Invitations by Phrosne Ras for Minted // Modern Abstract Alcohol Ink Art by Kristy Swanson // Vintage Rag Rug by Doris Leslie Blau // Abstract Alcohol Ink Painting by Kristy Swanson // Canyon Wedding Invitations by Kelly Nasuta // Alcohol Ink Painting by Abstract Art by Jonny // Modern Interior Decor // Wedding Flower Inspiration : Lilac from Sweet Violet Bride // Expressionist Alcohol Ink Painting (detail) by Threshold Paper Art // Thank You Maid of Honor Card by Rifle Paper Co. // EXO Electric Kiss MV (screenshot)

Trendspotting : Ultra Violet , Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

images from their respective sources