Letter C Christmas Cheer Box

Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Gift Tags

I love these Christmas Cheer boxes by Letter C. They’re filled to the brim with all sorts of pretty gift tags in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as red/white and brown/white twine for tying them to gifts, lovely little glassine bags, and two teeny tiny booklets that you can use to keep track of the gifts that you’ve wrapped. I think that these would make fantastic hostess gifts or gifts in gift exchanges. Who doesn’t need an extra little gift tag stash for last minute wrapping?

images from Letter C Design

2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 7

Alright, so I know that I said that part six of my calendar roundup was the final one, but I ended up finding about a dozen more calendars that I really like, so I just had to do another roundup. This is the final, final one … unless I manage to find more awesome calendars. No promises either way!

How clever is the Apple a Day letterpress calendar by Vik Design? Every day, you peel the variety sticker from your apple and place it in the corresponding date area, and by the end of the year you have a colorful record of your daily apply eating. A great idea for kids and adults:

Vik Design Apple a Day Calendar

As someone who loves vintage mason jars, I was instantly taken with Brown Parcel Press’ 2010 Mason Jar calendar:

Mason Jar Calendar

Emily Ann Designs’ calendar celebrates a different creative pursuit every month, and the accompanying illustrations are too cute! This would make a great gift for a creative friend:

Emily Ann Designs Calendar

Becca Heuer’s four page letterpress calendar celebrates the seasons with beautiful, nature inspired illustrations:

Becca Heuer Letterpress Calendar

A fun collection of laminated pocket calendars (eight different designs) featuring cool illustrations by Sandra Juto:

Sandra Juto Pocket Calendar

Gorgeous illustrations in Jen Corace’s 2010 calendar:

Jen Corace Calendar

Orange Beautiful’s letterpress printed perpetual calendar, available in four colors, keeps going year after year:

Orange Beautiful Perpetual Calendar

The fourth annual Happify calendar features what has become their trademark chocolate brown and white illustrations – my faves are September’s typewriter and May’s wall of tools:

Happify Calendar

Lovely patterned illustrations in Olive Manna’s 2010 printable calendar, and while you’re visiting you must check out their fabric and notions!

Olive Manna Printable Calendar

Cool, modern pattern and illustration in Good on Paper’s eco-friendly calendar:

Eco Friendly Calendar

Beautiful botanical silhouettes in a sophisticated palette from Story by Mia:

Story by Mia Calendar

images from their respective owners

My Free Printable Holiday Tags

Free Printable Gift Tags

One of my favorite yearly holiday projects is designing gift tags. I try to make a different set every year, and this year I had lots of fun with a teal, green, and pink palette and wintry illustrations. I shared this set of ten wintry holiday tags over at Domestifluff yesterday, and I thought that you guys might enjoy them, too. You can download the tags over at Domestifluff.

Free Printable Gift Tags

These are my 2008 holiday gift tags, which you can download in three colorways here.

Free Printable Gift Tags

And from 2006, all sorts of different tags in teal and chartreuse. Download the tags here.

images from Kristen Magee

Collage Press Joyride

I first spotted Collage Press’ Joyride scrapbooking collection back in September, and I was instantly taken with the awesome vintage inspired palette and graphics. Plus, how cute are the little skiers in the top left pattern below?! The collection was inspired by a vintage Lifesavers ad, which just makes me like it that much more. The patterned papers in the collection are great for scrapbook layouts with a vintage feel and all sorts of fun, wintry paper crafts:

Collage Press Joyride

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images from Two Peas in a Bucket

Festive Freebies

Inspired Bride Printable

Are you ready for lots of lovely printable freebies that are perfect for the holiday season? I’ve got a little bit of everything for you, including plenty of gift tags, holiday cards and cards that you can print and give as gifts, party printables, and so many other printable pretties that have been generously created and shared by super talented gals and guys. First, I want to share with you a super cute printable postcard that Maddy from The Inspired Bride created as a holiday gift to me. Icy blue, bright red, and mittens … does she know what I like, or what? I hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Download the postcard here.

And, if you’re looking for more free printable gift tags than even a paper lover may know what to do with, then head over to Living Life as Art, where Francie has put together probably the most extensive list of free printable holiday tags that I’ve ever seen.

Holiday Printables

Clockwise, from top left:

* Use these adorable circus themed printables by Erin Jang as ornaments, gift tags, or a garland, and check out the coordinating printable poster and lovely holiday inspiration over at Design*Sponge

* Cute printable reindeer tags, courtesy of Kristina from Studio 67 for Creature Comforts

* Printable holiday labels featuring illustrations by Helen Dardik

* Neato old school notebook graphics from Cathe at Just Something I Made. Lots of project possibilities for this one!

Holiday Printables

Clockwise, from top left:

* Printable recipe cards by Vale Design, which look just like the old school, typed recipe cards in my mother’s and grandmother’s recipe boxes. Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Grandma’s Caponata, and Chili Cumin Cashew cards available … yum!

* Super snazzy printable birdhouses (a gift tag printable is available, too) in three designs at Nordstrom

* Yasmine from A Print a Day shares an oh so pretty printable matryoshka calendar in four colorways

* Absolutely darling holiday gift tags by illustrator Lori McDonough of Fresh Picked Whimsy – via Vale Design

Holiday Printables

Clockwise, from top left:

* Holiday handwriting cards from Feterie in four designs

* Printable cards with awesome patterned envelopes by Cameron at Cottage Industrialist. Lots of lovely patterns to choose from!

* Printable holiday funtime garland from Angry Chicken

* Merry Christmas printable labels by Make, Do & Send

* Wonderfully clever North Pole Orchards labels from Giver’s Log

* Printable holiday mailing labels with a lovely modern pattern from Julie at Up Up Creative

Holiday Printables

Clockwise, from top left:

* Loving these clever geek love printables from Cameron at Cottage Industrialist

* Kawaii party invitations and envelopes from Paper Glitter and Simply Nabiki, and be sure to check out all of the other Nabiki party printables while you’re visiting

* Boot Loot printable gift boxes from Jinjerup for gifts for your well heeled friends and loved ones

* Oh so sweet CD sleeve printables by Rachel from Benign Objects – via iDiY

* Fun mustache and conversation bubble printables by Elsie from A Beautiful Mess

* Printable photo cards and holiday labels in a lovely colorway from Creature Comforts

images from their respective owners