Weekly Wrap #4 : ABC, Easy as …

Weekly Wrap


Weekly Wrap

I love the ABC gift wrap ideas that Brooke at Inchmark shared on the Design*Sponge guest blog back in November. Such an easy and fun way to personalize gifts at any time of the year! Plus, how could I resist a gift wrap technique that involves candy dots? If you want to use initials from script fonts (or an computer fonts) on your tags, you can always print them onto cardstock and cutout in the shape that you want, too. Lots of possibilities!

A Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate, and a happy weekend to everyone. See you back here on Monday!

images from Design*Sponge

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