I’m loving the newest collection from Katie Leamon, a collaboration with her brother (and fine artist) Tom Leamon appropriately titled the KIN collection. The KIN collection features some beautiful and bold gift wrap patterns, cards, and notebooks with a fusion of Tom’s signature brush strokes and poetry combined with Katie’s trademark typography and soft color palette. Oh, and plenty of rainbow hologram gold foil, which makes my hologram-loving heart very happy. Take a look!
More from the KIN collection from Katie and Tom Leamon right here!
I’m a big fan of Amy Heitman’s beautiful illustrated greeting cards, and I’m so excited that she’s exhibiting at the National Stationery Show for the very first time (booth #2066)! Amy will debut more than 20 new greeting cards, including a brand new foil collection, and a new collection of illustrated gift wrap patterns. Here’s a little sneak peek!
More from Amy Heitman right here!
Okay everyone, hang on to your hats! It’s the final week before the National Stationery Show, and I’ve got some MAJOR sneak peeks lined up for you. And we’re starting with some serious gorgeousness from the queens of gorgeous: Sugar Paper! I think the ladies of Sugar Paper may have finally outdone themselves this year. The new release includes everything from a chambray agenda, tons of beautiful leather, new gold foil gift wrap, and the option to add gold foil monograms to journals and leather goods! Can you even handle all the pretty???
From Sugar Paper: We finally took everything we learned about planners and boiled it down into the perfect high-end planner. Our favorite layout, a simple and sophisticated design, chambray (because who doesn’t love chambray?) and gold foil touches throughout. We worked hard to get the wire ring perfectly gold and we added sections to track thank you notes and birthdays. It’s designed for smart, stylish, sophisticated women.
Aaaaaand then we added leather. Italian leather, handmade in LA. Agenda Case, business card holder, key fob, and an envelope clutch. We’re not messing around. The leather agenda cover and accessories will all debut alongside the Agenda at NSS, and will be available for purchase on our website and through our retailers at the end of the summer.
But, we didn’t stop there. We’re smitten over our brand new gold foil wrapping paper, and we couldn’t design perfect wrap without creating the perfect ribbon to match. And on top of that, we created tailored fabric-bound journals, our Signature Pens in two new colors, and an option to have a gold foil-stamped monogram added to journals and all leather products to make it all your own. It’s our best release yet. We’re in love.
Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!! I can’t wait to see it all in person next week! But in the meantime, you can find more from Sugar Paper right here!
Gift wrap is one of my favorite things any time of year, but especially during the holidays! And there are just so many gorgeous gift wrap patterns to choose from! I like to pick a different wrapping paper theme each holiday season, picking a few favorite colors and patterns within that theme to mix and match. This year I’m finding myself drawn to darker colors mixed with metallic accents, classic black and white with pops of red, and light pink and peach tones. When it comes to patterns, I can never resist a pretty floral, but I’m also loving some of the more organic and hand painted patterns this year. Or how about simple stripes and polka dots mixed with calligraphy gift wrap? Here are twelve favorite wrapping papers for the holiday season!
1. I’m completely obsessed with the gorgeous hand painted wrapping paper from Birch and Goldberry
2. LOVING the new gilded gift wrap from Christine Wisnieski
3. Rifle Paper Co. has so many beautiful gift wrap patterns, but I’m really feeling this blush floral right now – and it would look amazing mixed with a neutral kraft paper!
4 + 5. Beautiful dark gift wrap with hand painted patterns from Moglea
6. A beautiful (and neutral) metallic stripe from Smock
7. Katie Leamon’s marbled wrapping paper is SO pretty! This black and white version is via LEIF, and Sycamore Street Press also carries some pretty colorways – I want them all!
8. The indigo gift wrap patterns from Sycamore Street Press are so pretty, especially when paired with one of Angela Liguori’s beautiful metallic ribbons
9. Festive hand lettered wrapping paper from Belle & Union in classic holiday red and white
10. Another classic pattern – this time in black and white – from Sugar Paper
11. Colorful poinsettia gift wrap from Snow & Graham
12. Gorgeous calligraphy wrapping paper by The Hive Studio
We’ve been playing “Jingle-Bells” since the moment the weather turned chilly here in London. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year! With under three weeks to go until Christmas Day, I wanted to share an easy gift wrap idea that you can make with things you can find at home. These snowflakes are – like the real ones – unique and personal in every way. They only take 5 minutes but look amazing! – Erin from BerinMade Paper Goods
Copier paper (1 sheet makes two small ones)
Blue watercolor paint or acrylic paint
Step 1. Dilute your paint with water in a plastic container. Dip your brush into the paint, then tap the brush so that the brush is slightly wet but not dripping. Stroke lightly over the paper to make faint, painted lines. Paint over the entire piece of paper. If you’re making more than one gift topper you can also paint multiple sheets at the same time.
Step 2. Cut the paper in half length-wise, and fold into a 12-part accordion, and trim the ends into points. Staple the center of the accordion, then cut a combination of straight and curvy lines into the folded accordion. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes for the cutouts.
Step 3. Fold the accordion in half and gently open it up like a fan, carefully separating the snowflake tips. Secure the ends with glue or double-sided tape.
Step 4. Use mounting squares or double-sided tape to adhere the gift topper to your present!
Photo Credits: Lauhaus Co