Printable Illustrated Holiday Gift Tags

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? At the Antiquaria design studio, we’ve been busily crafting gifts for our loved ones and wrapping them with care. Emma made these adorable hand drawn gift tags for us to use this year and we thought it would be the perfect download to share with all of you! We wish you a holiday season full of love and cheer (and beautifully wrapped packages). Cheers! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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Download the printable PDF here and print it out on card stock (we chose fun colors like coral and kraft). Simply cut the cards out along the dotted lines, add a hole with a hole-punch, and voila – your gifts are all dolled up!

Please note that the designs in this tutorial are © Antiquaria and intended for personal, non-commercial use only.

Photography by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Gift Wrap and Tags

I’m a big fan of beautiful gift wrap, gift tags, and ribbon any time of year – but especially during the holidays! I keep track of my favorite gift wrap materials throughout the year right here, but today I’m rounding up a few favorites for the holiday season!

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1. Knot + Bow newsprint gift wrap (this pattern in collaboration with Linda & Harriett)

2. Sugar Paper colorful gift wrap and tags!

3. Angela Liguori’s loose weave metallic ribbon provides the perfect amount of sparkle

4. Moglea watercolor tags + gift wrap

5. Linda & Harriett gift tags

6. Minted gift wrap (love this pattern!)

7. Sycamore Street Press indigo gift wrap (also available in stripes!)

8. The most gorgeous plant dyed silk ribbon from Silk & Willow

9. Metallic marbled gift wrap from Anthropologie

10. Brainstorm screen printed sun moon and stars gift wrap

More gift wrap and tags right here! And I’m also still loving the selections from last year’s highlight!

Gift Wrap Tips + Techniques with Craftsy!

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Today we’re continuing our series with Craftsy, an online community for makers with classes, patterns, templates, and supplies. I’ve been collaborating with Craftsy over the past few weeks to take a few of their online classes and learn some new skills – and since we’re getting close to the holidays I thought we’d focus on the gift wrap tips and techniques that I learned from Paper Arts with Alton DuLaney! And for those of you looking to brush up your gift wrap skills before the holidays, Craftsy is offering a huge discount (50% off!) just for Oh So Beautiful Paper readers through November 24!

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I’ve always considered gift presentation to be just as important as the gift itself – and I have several friends that always impress me with their gift wrapping and gift presentation skills. I hoard beautiful gift wrap sheets ribbons and gift tags throughout the year, but when it comes to actual gift wrap construction I’ve always fallen a bit short. My corners are wonky, paper bunches up in weird places, and I never know where to properly place paper seams – until now! I learned so much from Craftsy’s Paper Arts with Alton DuLaney, including some essential gift wrap techniques that really elevated my gift giving game. You can click here to take the Craftsy Paper Arts class – and take advantage of the wonderful discount!

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I love that you can watch portions of a Craftsy class over and over whenever you want – I must have watched the tutorial on how to tie the perfect bow a dozen times! And you can even watch on your phone or tablet with the Craftsy app while you’re in the middle of a project. I focused on the gift wrap lesson here, but the Paper Arts class is organized into twelve (!!) lessons covering everything from gift wrap to the art of letter writing to home decor ideas, and each lesson is divided into subsections for easy reference later on.

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I love mixing a neutral paper with beautiful ribbon for a pop of color or metallic sparkle. I used a technique that I learned in Alton’s class – layering two ribbons – to pair hand-dyed grosgrain ribbons with frayed denim and raw linen ribbons over a warm gray wrapping paper. I also mixed a soft gray twine with metallic silver and gold ribbon on a smaller gift box. I love the combination of the subtle gradient color in the hand-dyed grosgrain ribbon with the texture of the linen and denim ribbons.

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I sadly don’t have any photos of the hand dying process (it happened too fast to take photos!), but it’s really simple if you want to recreate it at home. Just wind your ribbon into a coil around two fingers, then dip one edge of your ribbon coil into a small container filled with just a tiny amount of liquid fabric dye in your chosen colors. I used fuchsia and teal dye diluted with just a little bit of water. Once your ribbon has absorbed the fabric dye (usually just a few seconds), run it under cold water and allow to dry. And that’s it!

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Click here to take the Craftsy Paper Arts class – with a discount for Oh So Beautiful Paper readers! Craftsy has generously offered 50% off the Paper Arts class, so this is a great opportunity to learn a ton of new paper skills for just $14.99. This discount is only available through midnight MST on November 24 – so sign up soon!

Styling + Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

This post is sponsored by Craftsy. All content, photos, ideas, and words are our own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make Oh So Beautiful Paper possible!

NSS 2014 Sneak Peek: Lydia & Pugs

Our next NSS Sneak Peek comes from another debut exhibitor – Dawn from Lydia & Pugs (Booth 2825)! Dawn’s collection includes watercolor illustrated greeting cards, art prints, and calendars all featuring (you guessed it!) lots of adorable dogs. Dawn is also debuting a brand new collection of gift wrap and notepads at the show. So exciting!

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Thanks Dawn!

Photo Credits: Lydia & Pugs

Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Gift Wrap + Tags

So you’ve bought a few holiday cards, started shopping for holiday gifts, and now it’s time to think about gift wrap! From gift tags to boxes to wrapping sheets, I’ve got you covered in the full gift wrap round up – here are some of my current favorites!

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1. Rifle Paper Co.; 2. Egg Press; 3. Belle & Union; 4. Studio Carta; 5. Smock; 6. Paper Lovely

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7. Rifle Paper Co.; 8. 9th Letter Press; 9. Bespoke Letterpress; 10. Smock; 11. Minted; 12. Smock

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13. Parrott Design Studio; 14. Meesch; 15. The Yellow Note; 16. Snow & Graham; 17. Sugar Paper; 18. Hammerpress

More gift wrap and tags right here!

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