1. Beautiful and colorful origami decorations by Minieco.
2. Shop Sweet Lulu sells the most adorably tiny honeycomb balls.
3. I love this amazing garland by Fossik.
4. Handmade Romance makes these amazing and personalized gift tags!
5. Love these whimsical zebra balloons that Joy found.
Things are slowly coming together at our new studio and I can’t wait to share pictures soon. We’ve been busy, so it’s definitely a work in progress – but one of the first things we put up was our inspiration wall. There’s something special about collecting beautiful images and physically hanging them around our creative space. It helps to set the mood for our brainstorming meetings and brings so much color into the studio! Some of these inspirational images come from magazines or ads, but we also find some online. We used our Canon PIXMA Printer that connects right to our social networks and to our files on the cloud. It’s wireless, so it’s super easy to print beautiful images as we find them. I also like to add 3-D elements like beautiful objects and feathers I find. How do you incorporate inspiration into your home office?
Photos by Paul Ferney
It’s Holiday Card time! I usually try to make my own but this year with the move I realized if I don’t get these out early they just weren’t going to happen. Pear Tree Greetings approached me and asked if I was interested in using their site to design our holiday cards. I love that the Pear Tree Greetings site has so many Holiday Card options – it was difficult to choose just one! In the end, I picked a simple but fun design that would highlight one of my favorite family photos from this summer. The stripes on the back are awesome (although, I also loved the colors on this one and the gold foil on this one.) It only took 10 minutes to customize the cards and they came in the mail a few days later, I was thrilled with result! They look even more beautiful in person. Are you sending out holiday cards this year?
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1. Jen Gotch and the team at ban.do sure sure make beautiful photoshoot backdrops.
2. I love this beautiful paper flower wreath by Lusine.
3. Confetti-filled balloons by The Flair Exchange are perfect for the holidays.
4. A pop-art themed birthday party that’s seriously amazing on 100 Layer Cake-let.
5. These giant paper party balls on Julep are so fun!
Yesterday, I realized we are halfway through November. If you are going to do a little advent calendar this is the time to order the supplies to be ready for December 1. Here are the advent calendar ideas we’ve done in the past. We have a tradition of doing a little Christmas-y activity for each day before Christmas. Things like go ice skating or hang mistletoe or make spiced cider. So the advent calendar is a big deal in our house. Find the instructions and supply lists below. (I think the mini tree one is my favorite.)
Here’s what you need:
1. Mini Tree Advent Calendar - 25 Mini Pine Trees, 25 2″ Brown Boxes, Free Downloadable Template, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors
2. Chalkboard Advent Calendar - Chalkboard Spray Paint, 25 2″ Boxes, Chalk, Ribbon
3. Advent Calendar Iron On - Iron-On Transfer Paper, 6″x4″ Cotton Muslin Bags, Iron, Printer
4. Printable Advent Calendar - Printable
5. Holiday Box Advent Calendar - 24 3×3″ Boxes (bigger is alright if you don’t mind a border), Tape, Scissors, Printout
6. Giant Advent Calendar - 1.25″ White Wool Felt Numbers, 3″ Wool Felt Circles, 2 yards printed Christmas tree fabric from Ikea, Thread, Sewing Needle, Scissors and Two 62″ Wooden Dowels
And if you need ideas for objects to put in your calendar, here are a bunch of things that I like to include.