If you’re a fan of all things chalkboard, then these new holiday wrapping papers by Lily & Val will most definitely grab your attention. The fun trio of papers features illustrated patterns that were originally drawn on a chalkboard surface and digitally converted for printing, which creates an authentic chalkboard aesthetic with no pattern repeats. Designs include snowflakes, holiday icons, and hand lettered holiday words, and each package contains three 19″ x 25″ sheets.
images from Lily & Val
Modern Winter Advent Calendar by JHill Design
(available handmade or as a printable PDF)
This Week’s Picks
♥ Loving Canada Post’s cross-stitch-inspired holiday stamp designs. – via
♥ “Getting Into the Greeting Card Business”, a new, self-paced online class by greeting card industry expert, Kate Harper. Hmm … I may have to take this one myself.
♥ Have you joined The Card Crusade? What a great idea!
♥ Fun and free printable leftover pie labels for Thanksgiving by Striped Cat Studio. – via
♥ DIY thankful tags (free printable) by Almost Makes Perfect. – via
image from JHill Design
This festive group of holiday greetings includes oodles of awesome hand lettering and just a little bit of booze. In other words, if you love hand drawn type and partaking in a refreshing alcoholic beverage or two during the holiday season, then I think you’ll dig these designs!
Row 1 : Warm Wishes (left) | laLa Grace; Holiday Beer (center) | Snow & Graham; Season’s Greetings (right) | Hennel Paper
Row 2 : Happy Christmas (left) | Beau Ideal; Gift Wrapping (top right) | An April Idea; Snowman Driving Car (bottom right) | Dear Hancock
Row 3 : Aunt Esther (left) | Lucky Luxe and Merry and Bright (right) | An Open Sketchbook
Row 4 : Jolly Christmas Shot Glass Card (left) | 55 Hi’s and Meowy Christmas (right) | Pattern Daily
View all of my 2013 holiday card picks
images from their respective sources
Imogen Owen recently introduced THREE new letterpress holiday lines, and this means oodles of awesome cards for us! The Modern Graphic collection features sleek, typographic designs with holiday sentiments; the Hand Lettered collection features whimsical, hand drawn greetings in red and teal; and the Little Lotte & Bear collection features the endearing (and adorable), illustrated wintertime adventures of the cute duo.
Here’s a peek at some of my favorites, and you can check out all of the available designs in Imogen Owen’s shop.
images from Imogen Owen
I find all things Whimsy Whimsical to be pretty irresistible. I mean, how could I not be completely enamored with the absolutely adorable woodland critters that inhabit the landscape of their paper goodies? And their new holiday collection makes my heart swell. Scarved owls, foxes, and bunnies singing Christmas carols? A hot air ballooning fox and bear? Reindeer sipping hot cocoa? So cute!
Have a peek at the new greeting cards, gift tags, and stickers in the Whimsy Whimsical holiday collection below, and head over to their shop to see much more.
images from Whimsy Whimsical