Weekly Wrap #49 : Icy Blue Wonderland

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Martha Stewart Punched Snowflake Gift Wrap Idea

Ah, isn’t this idea dreamy? Paper punches are extremely versatile, which is probably why I’m so obsessed with them, and I love how punched paper snowflakes and Stars of David are incorporated into this buffet of wintry gift wrap ideas from Martha Stewart Living. Gather tags and paper in shades of icy blue, fuzzy mohair yarn, sequins and paillettes (like sequins, but flat with the hole on the top), and you’re ready to create lovely, snowy gift wrap and embellishments. I think that a palette of pinks and peaches or minty greens would work beautifully, too. And how about white on white or shades of cream and taupe?

One of my favorite details in this project is the Star of David punch used in the snowflake garland and, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the source for this supply is open anymore, and I wasn’t able to find a similar one online. Bummer. Paper Source has a Star of David paper punch that isn’t quite as detailed, but it would still be a nice addition to your paper punch collection if you’d like to create Hanukkah-themed gift wrap embellishments.

images from Martha Stewart

From the Shop Friday : Paper Source Holiday Gift Wrap

Paper Source has an excellent selection of holiday gift wrap this year (every year!), and I’ve added several of the designs that they’re carrying to the shop this week. Included are perennial favorites by Snow & Graham, several Paper Source designs, and a really cool argyle paper that would be fantastic to use if you’re going a bit outside the box with your color scheme this year.

Paper Source Christmas Wrapping Paper

Shown above, clockwise from top left: Gingerbread Men Gift Wrap, Winter Tweets Wrapping Paper by Snow & Graham, Vintage Trees Gift Wrap, Argyle Holiday Fine Paper, Holiday Gumdrops Wrapping Paper by Snow & Graham, and Peace, Love and Joy Gift Wrap.

And speaking of gift wrap color schemes, have you entered the holiday gift wrap giveaway from Paper Mojo? There are plenty of awesome ideas for gift wrap color palettes to be found in the entries, and I’d love it if you added yours, too! I’ll be taking entries until this coming Monday, November 22, at midnight eastern, so you still have plenty of time to enter to win either a $50 gift certificate or a $50 bundle of holiday gift wrap from Paper Mojo.

A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : Roundup, Part 1

Letterpress Christmas

I’m practially giddy about all of the wonderful letterpress holiday cards coming out this year. Lots of amazing color, texture, and design are on display in letterpress shops across the internet, and I’ve rounded up fifteen of my favorites to share with you today. Ah, if only my Christmas card list were 1000+ people large …


Letterpress Christmas Holiday Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Wreath, Dove, and Christmas Sweater by Lucky Luxe; Silent Night by Vandalia Street Press (these lovelies would be great as Hanukkah or New Year cards, too); Jerkface by Oddball Press; Snowflake by Ink Petals; Bon Noel by Anemone Letterpress; Baa Humbug by Albertine Press; Gingerbread Snow Globe by Sweet Olive Press.


Letterpress Holiday Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Be Merry by Sweet Letterpress; Merry Little Christmas by Sweet Olive Press; Peace Love & Joyful Wishes by Vandalia Street Press; M is for Mistletoe by The Paper Peony; Merry Christmas by French Press; Warm Wishes by Oddball Press; Bring on the Holiday Cheer by Sweet Letterpress; Merry & Bright by Anemone Letterpress.

images from their respective owners

Holiday Photo Cards by Stacey Day

Stacey Day Holiday Cards

I’ve become familiar with Stacey Day’s lovely work through her collection over at Minted, but I recently found out that she has her own shop, too, and it’s filled with wonderful holiday photo cards, personal stationery, and birth announcements. I’m completely taken with the typography in the Merry Glyphics tri-fold design (above), and I’m giddy over the fact that Stacey has designed coordinating mailing labels for all of the holiday cards in the collection. I love coordinating mailing labels!

More of the lovelies from Stacey’s holiday tri-fold photo card collection:

Stacey Day Holiday Photo Cards

images from Stacey Day Paper