Holiday Gift Wrap Inspiration, Part 3

Now that you’ve selected your holiday cards, it’s time to turn our attention back to one of my favorite subjects – gift wrap!  Last week I rounded up a few of my favorite wrapping paper sources (here and here), and today I’ve got a few more to share.  And since I adore ribbon any time of year, I had to include a round up of my favorite ribbons and twines for the holiday season!

Clockwise from top left: Washi tape gift wrap via Wishy Washy (we’ll have more washi tape gift wrap ideas next week!); Gift tag by Hooray Design Co.; Kid Icarus; Field Guide Design; Dutch Door Press; Dear Hancock; Chevron gift tag by One Plus One Design

Clockwise from top left: Angela Liguori cotton ribbon; Twine and green velvet ribbon from Anthropologie; Fa La La ribbon from Paloma’s Nest; Airmail twine from Bespoke Letterpress; Custom calligraphy cotton ribbon from Paperfinger; Yarn and gray velvet ribbon from Anthropologie 

Check back soon for a bit more holiday gift wrap inspiration (gift tags!)

{images via their respective sources}

Rosie + Tim’s Constellation Engagement Party Invitations

I’ve had a thing for constellations, well, pretty much forever – so naturally, I’m completely in love with these constellation-inspired engagement party invitations by The Hungry Workshop.  Simon and Jenna from The Hungry Workshop were inspired by the clients’ description of the night as a “celebration with friends under the stars,” incorporating shooting star details and a matching custom envelope liner fashioned from an antique constellation map.  So beautiful!

For Rosie and Tim’s names, Jenna modified La Portenia into two shooting stars, with the remaining type set in Archer Light.  Simon illustrated and arranged the stars for the background.  The entire invitation suite was letterpress printed on Crane Lettra 300 gsm cotton paper.

For the envelope liners, Jenna and Simon found an old star map in the New Concise Atlas of the Universe, which they modified and letterpress printed on text weight paper in the same matching blue ink used in the invitation.

Lovely!  For more from The Hungry Workshop, check out their portfolio and blog!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: The Hungry Workshop

2011 Holiday Card Round Up, Part 12

With only a couple more weeks before Christmas, we’re wrapping up this year’s holiday card coverage with one final round up!  I’ve had the pleasure of featuring some truly stunning holiday cards over the past few weeks (you can check out previous round up installments right here), and I’m still in awe of the incredible variety of holiday card designs available this year!  Here are a few more beautiful examples, just in case you’re still on the hunt for a few more holiday cards this year…

Scout’s Honor Co.

Richie Design

The Hungry Workshop

Palmetto Press

Sparrow’s Nest Script

Wishbone Letterpress

The Beautiful Project


Sideshow Press

Porridge Papers

Julia’s Poppies

Vintage gold foil holiday cards from Hunter’s Hideaway

Citron Pressé


Dear Lola

Concrete Lace

{images via their respective sources}

Anastasia’s Paint Drip Birthday Party Invitations

You might remember Anastasia’s bright and colorful Kate Spade-inspired birthday party invitations from last year, and today Anastasia is back to share the invitations for this year’s birthday party!  I love the simple inspiration behind these invitations: Anastasia simply dipped into her personal paint supply and let a few drips run down a trimmed sheet of paper!  Anastasia printed all the relevant details on a yellow belly band, using kraft paper tape to secure the two pieces.

From AnastasiaI found some super thick paper that I had lying around and picked out four colors of paint (sunny yellow, ocean blue, pink, and metallic gold) from my craft box.  I squeezed the paint onto the trimmed thick paper, letting the excess roll down the invitation.  All the party info was printed on yellow paper and trimmed just so I could wrap it around the invitation.

I secured the yellow strip with super sticky kraft tape on the back.  I also added puff tape underneath the front portion of the strip to give it a bit of lift.

So fun!  Thanks Anastasia – and happy birthday!

Photo Credits: Anastasia Marie

Josh + Lauren’s Illustrated Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Around this time every year, I start going back through all my pins and bookmarks – all the pretty things that have caught my eye throughout the year.  Last night I came across these invitations over on The Mandate Press – designed by art director Josh Wangrud for his own wedding, with an adorable custom illustration by Merilee of Tuesday Mourning.  The invitation features a simple vertical layout with a perforated rsvp at the bottom.  So sweet, don’t you think?

Check out more from The Mandate Press right here and a couple more images over on Josh’s website.

Design: Josh Wangrud
Letterpress Printing: The Mandate Press
Illustration: Tuesday Mourning

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: The Mandate Press