7 Craveable Thank You Cards to Replenish Your Stash

Raise your hand if your thank you card stash is in dire need of replenishment after the holiday season. *raises hand* If you find yourself in the same I-need-more-thank-you-cards-stat boat as I’m in, then this roundup of totally craveable thank yous should give you plenty of ideas for restocking your stash!

7 Craveable Thank You Cards

1. Moglea 2. Paper Lovely Press 3. Paper & Pickles 4. Sugar Paper 5. 1Canoe2 6. Parrott Design Studio 7. Ink Meets Paper

images from their respective sources

Pantomime by Darling Clementine

Badger Bear Poster from the Pantomime Collection by Darling Clementine

Hello, fellow paper lovers! I hope that 2016 is off to a good start for you, though I know that the first Monday after New Year’s Day can be a rough one. I’m dusting off the cobwebs after a bit of time off, and a few of you probably are, too, so I thought I’d start the year off on a fun (and super cute) note with these darling paper goods from Darling Clementine’s Pantomime collection. I have to say, the adorable Badger Bear Poster above does make me smile, even on a cold Monday morning after a long holiday break.

Here’s more paper cuteness from the Pantomime collection, which includes posters, z-fold and side fold greeting cards, and fun and festive party invites:

Z-Fold Greeting Cards by Darling Clementine

Pantomime Party Invitations by Darling Clementine

Pantomime Party Invitations by Darling Clementine

Pantomime Greeting Cards by Darling Clementine

Pantomime Greeting Cards by Darling Clementine

images from Darling Clementine

Free Printable Gift Card Labels from Damask Love

Free Printable Gift Card Labels from Damask Love

I’m just about ready to wrap things up before my holiday break, but before I do I just have to share my latest project in collaboration with Damask Love. These festive and free printable gift card labels, along with your gift (of course), will undoubtedly bring a smile to the faces of lucky giftees. And you can download and print them anytime, including at 3 o’clock on Christmas morning when you wake up and realize that you’ve forgotten to get a gift for Cousin Harold and grab a gift card from the stack of emergency gift cards that you always keep on hand, just in case.

On that note, I’m off to bake and gift wrap and do all of those other fun pre-holiday things! I truly appreciate that you take the time to stop by and check out my paper cravings and already have plans for plenty of new ones to share with you in the coming year. I’ll be blogging regularly again after the New Year and might be popping up here and on Instagram over the break, but mostly I’ll be eating cookies and probably gaining at least 5 lbs. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Everything to all of you, and I’ll see you back here in 2016!

image from Damask Love

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow

After I posted my gift wrap ideas for the #12daysofSmock, I had a few requests for a tutorial on the big and loopy satin bow that I made for one of the gifts. Here you go, and just in time for holiday gift wrapping!

For this tutorial, I used the Satin Ribbon (Red) from Papermart. As I mentioned over on Instagram, I’ve been using their ribbon for over a decade and love it. The quality is very nice, and their prices are fantastic.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 1

Step 1 : Wrap the ribbon around the back of the box and twist the two ends over each other, as shown above.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 2

Step 2: Bring the two ends of the ribbon around to the front of the package and tie a knot in the center. Cut the ends using very sharp scissors (I use my sewing scissors when I’m cutting ribbon) and leave approx. 8 inch tails on either end.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 3

Step 3: Start looping the ribbon back and forth, as shown above. The width of the loop is between one half and three quarters the the width of the box, with slightly longer tails (approx. 4 inches) on either end.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 4

Step 4: Continue to form loops, pinching the ribbon in the middle, until there are four loops on each side. Depending in the weight of your ribbon, you may be able to add more, but with the ribbon that I’m using I’ve found that four loops on each side gives me the fullness that I’m looking for.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 5

Step 5: Hold the bow by the pinched center and position it over the box knot. Tie the bow onto the package using the ribbon tails.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 6

Step 6: Gently pull the loops and separate them until you’re happy with the shape and fullness of the bow.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 7

Step 7: Cut the ends of the ribbon on the diagonal for a finished look. There isn’t a standard length that I cut them to. Sometimes I go longer (like I did here) and sometimes shorter. It’s whatever looks good to you.

How to Make a Big & Loopy Satin Gift Bow, Step 8

Step 8: Thread a gift tag onto one of the ribbon ends to finish, no adhesive needed!

photos by Kristen Magee

Quick Picks : 12.17.15

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags by Helen Dardik

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags by Helen Dardik (so cute!)

This Week’s Picks

Tailored, the chic new business card collection from MOO, offers gold foil, spot varnish, and raised spot varnish options. Oooh, yeah.

♥ And speaking of awesome biz cards, check these out. – via

♥ Alcholic beverages have the best packaging.

♥ Check out this super cute, free printable pop out holiday card from Design is Yay.

♥ If you’re still on the lookout for some stylin’ holiday gift tags – I mean, in addition the super cute tags above by Helen Dardik – check out these glamalicious, free printable designs.

♥ Or perhaps these lovely, free printable holiday tags by Penelope Dullaghan.

image from Helen Dardik