Nutcracker Paper Wreath

Nutcracker Paper Wreath

Maureen from Ink & Paper recently sent over some images of their entry in the R Home for the Holidays designer wreath decorating contest, which took place on November 16, and my jaw just about hit the floor when I first saw them. How amazing is this wreath? The contest was sponsored by RHome Magazine and hosted by the Virginia Historical Society to benefit the Richmond Ballet, and the theme was The Nutcracker. It’s hard to believe that this wreath only received 2nd place in the contest!

I love the use of the different types of paper crafts, including kusudama flowers, quilled paper snowflakes, and the crepe paper tutus on the ballerinas. Thanks to Maureen for letting me know about this incredible creation! Here a few of the lovely details:

Nutcracker Paper Wreath


Nutcracker Paper Wreath


Nutcracker Paper Wreath

images from Ink & Paper

A Letterpress Christmas 2009 : afavorite design

A Letterpress Christmas 2009


afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards

I’m all about the retro, especially around Christmastime, so I was an instant fan of afavorite design’s letterpress holiday card collection, which includes ticket stub inspired holiday greetings (shown above), as well as cute little gnome cards, inspired by retro flash cards, ribbon candy greetings, and much more fun retro imagery. Check out the entire collection at afavorite, and here’s a peek:

afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards


afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards


afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards


afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards


afavorite Letterpress Holiday Cards

images from afavorite design

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co

Hi, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and/or Thanksgiving holiday. I’m so excited to get back into the swing of things around here. My only issue around this time of the year is whether or not I’m going to have enough time to feature all of the paper lovelies that I want to feature!

The internet has been all abuzz with word of the grand opening of Rifle Paper Co., and I’m buzzing right along with everyone because I’ve been such a fan of Anna Bond’s lettering and illustration work since I first saw one of her fantastic invitation designs. Because I’m in holiday mode, I went right to the holiday collection, which features hand lettered greetings and illustrations for the season, and I’m super excited about the coordinating gift wrap sheets, too!

Rifle Paper also designs stationery, art prints, and most excitingly, will be offering personalized wedding invitation templates soon. Here’s a look at the lovely holiday collection:

Rifle Paper Co Gift Wrap


Rifle Paper Co Holiday Cards


Rifle Paper Co Holiday Cards


Rifle Paper Co Holiday Cards


Rifle Paper Co

images from Rifle Paper Co.

Weekly Wrap #2 : Trees Please

Weekly Wrap


Weekly Wrap

Red and teal-y blue has been one of my favorite holiday color palettes for the past few years, and I’m also a big fan of red and chartreuse, so I instantly went crazy for these oh so pretty gift wrap ideas from graphic designer Kellie Medivitz. And guess what? Kellie has shared free printable downloads of the gift wrap sheets and gift tags as a part of her “It’s a Wrap” series of blog posts! I can’t wait to see what awesome gift wrapping ideas she has in store for coming weeks. Thanks for sharing, Kellie!

images from Kellie Medivitz