2015 Calendars, Week Eight

2015 Tea Towel Calendars

Tea towels go a bit beyond the realm of paper, but I spotted so many gorgeous 2015 tea towel calendars that I couldn’t help dedicating a post to them. I think you’ll agree that there are some incredible designs in this eye-catching bunch!

This is my last official calendar roundup of the season, and be sure to check out my other roundups for scads of additional calendar inspiration. Tune in tomorrow for a special printable calendar roundup, too!

2015 Tea Towel Calendars

 1. One Canoe Two 2. Nicole Porter Design 3. Avril Loreti 4. Paper Source 5. Abigail Halpin 6. Heather Dutton 7. Emu Attacks! 8. Satsuma Street 9. Emily Ann Designs 10. Wild Notions

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DIY Holiday Paper Craft Ideas

There’s a wild and wonderful world of holiday paper crafts out there and, whether you’re looking to add a handmade touch to your Christmas decorations or putting together pretty holiday gift packages, you’re sure to find something that fits your style. Today, I’ve picked four fab paper crafts that will inspire you to break out the scissors and glue (that is, if you haven’t already) and get crafting!

4 Fab DIY Holiday Paper Craft Ideas

Above, clockwise from top left : Tree Treat Boxes by Damask Love // Paper Mistletoe Kissing Ball by Lia Griffith for Paper-Papers // Jumbo Christmas Lights Garland by Paging Supermom // Geometric Snowman by Mini-eco

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Festive & Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Christmas is just a little over a week away – can you believe it?! I may not have wrapped a single gift yet, but I do know where I’ll be going if I need any holiday gift tags during last minute wrapping sessions (I always do). These holiday tags aren’t just stylish. They’re FREE, too!

Thanks so much to all of the creative peeps whose generosity means that we can all enjoy oodles of awesome gift tags this year! Let’s check ‘em out, shall we?

Free Printable "From Santa" Holiday Gift Tags by Confetti Sunshine for DIY Candy

“From Santa” Gift Tags by Confetti Sunshine for DIY Candy

Free Printable Holiday Tags by Creative Index (3 color options available)

Sweet, Modern Holiday Gift Tags by Creative Index (3 color options available)

Clever Black & White Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags by Tomfo

Black & White Holiday Gift Tags by Tomfo (clever AND modern!)

Free Printable Hand Lettered Christmas Tags by Alexa Zurcher for Capturing Joy

Hand Lettered Christmas Tags by Alexa Zurcher for Capturing Joy

Free Printable Brush Lettered Gift Tags by Jasmine Dowling for A Pair & a Spare

Brush Lettered Gift Tags by Jasmine Dowling for A Pair & A Spare

Free Printable Rustic Kraft Holiday Tags by Lia Griffith for Worldlabel

Rustic Kraft Gift Tags by Lia Griffith for Worldlabel (more designs here and here)

Free Printable Holiday Gift Bag & Tag by Alix Sorrell for Oh Happy Day

Holiday Gift Bag & Tag by Alix Sorrell for Oh Happy Day

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags by Kirsten Bingham (photo credit : Jennifer Little)

A Trio of Holiday Gift Tags by Kirsten Bingham (photo credit : Jennifer Little)

Free Printable Illustrated Gift Tags by Blabla Kids

Illustrated Holiday Gift Tags by Blabla Kids

Free Printable Feather Gift Tags by Love vs. Design

Feather Holiday Gift Tags by Love vs. Design

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A Collection of Holiday Gift Tags, 2014 Edition

Holiday Labels by Idlewild Co.

Holiday Labels by Idlewild Co.

A Collection of Holiday Gift Tags

Row 1 (above, left to right) : Print Smitten // How Joyful // Perfectly Nice

Row 2 : The Detroit Card Co. // Studio Sarah // Thimblepress

Row 3 : Tali Gal-on // Little Print Design // Tali Gal-on

A Collection of Holiday Gift Tags

Row 1 : Norman’s Printery // Plane Paper // The Detroit Card Co.

Row 2 : Olive & the Volcano // Tali Gal-on // Smock

Row 3 : 1973 // Typecast Lettering // Lala Grace

Row 4 : Olive Juice Press // Give with Joy // Little Print Design

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Holiday Card Picks : Good Paper Handmade Cards

Good Paper Boxed, Handmade Holiday Cards (available at Whole Foods)Good Paper Boxed Holiday Cards (available at Whole Foods)

These handmade cards from Good Paper aren’t just punny and cute – which, by the way, they totally are. They’re also for a great cause. Good Paper believes that cards can change lives, and they employ women who have escaped human trafficking, giving them a safe work environment and a secure source of income.

Good Paper Handmade Holiday Cards (detail)

I love the texture and dimension of these wonderful cards, which feature layered pieces of paper that are glued down on the card to create each festive design. All of Good Paper’s cards are hand-cut and hand-assembled by their cardmakers, so when you actually hold the card in your hand, you can see the different paper pieces and the dimension that they create. In other words, these are not your typical flat-printed cards.

The paper used for the card front is also handmade (pulped and pressed) by Good Paper’s cardmakers. In the close-up of the Peas on Earth card above, you can see the texture and fibers of the paper. And the best part is the back of each card is signed by its maker, connecting you to each unique woman who crafted it.

Good Paper’s handmade, boxed holiday cards are available at Whole Foods stores nationwide, so be sure to stop by and check them out!

Good Paper Handmade Holiday Cards

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