Gift Ideas from Knock Knock

Knock Knock has some of the most clever paper goodies around, and pretty much every snarky notebook and sticky note in their lineup makes me giggle, at the very least. But their line wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if it didn’t also look super slick, so they’ve got both hilarity and great design going on. How often does this happen? Not often enough!

If you’re looking for some last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, Knock Knock has a lot to choose from, and you can still get your goodies in time for Christmas if you order by Dec. 15 (East Coast) and Dec. 17 (West Coast). Here are just a few Knock Knock items that I wouldn’t mind finding under my tree this year:

Knock Knock Gift Ideas

Above, clockwise from top left: What to Eat Pad, Holiday Citation Nifty Note, Pep Talk Nifty Note, Holiday Remarks & Replies for All Occasions, Old School Stickies Set, WTF Stamp (love the checkboxes with punctuation!), Personal Library Kit

images from Knock Knock

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Designing holiday gift tags has become a tradition that I look forward to every year, and I had much fun designing this year’s set of patterned tags. You can download all of these tags over at Domestifluff (my food and craft blog), and if you’d like more free printable gift tags, please check out the festive freebies roundups (part 1 and part 2) from last year, as well as my printable wintry gift tags from 2009 and the bright, patterned gift tags from 2008.

images from Kristen Magee

New Year Greeting Card Roundup

I’m always delighted to find Happy New Year greetings in my mailbox after the hustle and bustle of Christmas has passed and we enter into the quiet time after the holidays. These unexpected greetings keep the holiday spirit going strong, and they’re also a great alternative to holiday cards for those who don’t celebrate Christmahanukwanza. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite new year card designs this year:


New Year Greeting Cards

Above, clockwise from top left: Hip New Year cards by Annie Clark for Minted; Silly String New Year cards from Egg Press; New and Improved Year cards from A. Favorite; Winter Sky Happy New Year cards from Campbell Raw Press; New Year Toast cards from Snow & Graham; Welcoming in the New Year cards from Wild Ink; Happy New Year cards from Lulu Dee; Happy 2011 cards from Ink & Iron


Happy New Year Greeting Cards

Cheers Anytime cards from Anemone Letterpress; Oh Dear. Another Year. cards from Sugarcube Press; Y is for Year 2011 cards from Hijirik Studio; New Year Jubilee cards from Deluce Design; Earth Style New Year cards by Louella Press for Tiny Prints; 2011 New Year cards from Jane Hancock Papers; Confetti Happy New Year cards from Campbell Raw Press

images from their respective owners

Weekly Wrap #52 : Anders Schønnemann Inspiration

Gift Wrap Ideas

Anders Schonneman Photography

I spotted the work of Danish photographer, Anders Schønnemann, over at Decor8 recently, and I am so incredibly inspired by this series of photos featuring wrapped gifts in an utterly amazing palette. The ribbons, papers, and embellishments used are simple, modern, and absolutely gorgeous. And, if you love gorgeous photography, Anders’ portfolio is not to be missed.

photos by Anders Schønnemann

8 Festive Holiday Paper Craft Tutorials

Get your craft on with this collection of fantastic holiday tutorials for everything from paper wreaths to lovely, modern gift tags, super cool ornaments, and quilled holiday cards!

Holiday Paper Craft Tutorials

Above, clockwise from top left: DIY Modern Paper Ornaments from How About Orange (this is so neat!); beautiful Modern Pocket Gift Tags from Patricia Zapata at Good Look Cookbook; Toilet Paper Roll Wreath Ornaments from Michele Made Me (clever!) – via One Pretty Thing; Paper Star Garland from Martha Stewart; Quilled Holiday Cards from Ann Martin at CRAFT; DIY Paper Leaves Wreath from Brenna of Paper + Ink at Design*Sponge; How to Make Simple Gift Tags from Patricia Zapata (paper punch love); How to Make Holly Gift Tags from Caroline Stender for Martha Stewart

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