Woodland Holiday Inspiration

A-Frame Winter Cabin via HonestlyWTF  |  Joy Truck via Pinterest  |  DIY: Bottlebrush Tree Place Cards – Decor and the Dog  |  DIY: Fabric Gift Tag – Kristopher K  |  Rustic Snowflakes – Little Things Bring Smiles  |  Preserved Boxwood Wreath via Bungalow Blue Interiors  |  Christmas Lights via Tumblr  |  Woodland Animal Gift Tags – Design*Sponge

DIY: Holiday Gift Tag Roundup

Mini Wreath Holiday Cards

DIY Wreath Holiday Cards by Frolic Blog | Friday Favorites via Fox & Brie

Source: Frolic!


Mercantile-Inspired Gift Tags


 Yuletide Printable Gift Tags

Yuletide Gift Tags by Kelli Murray | via Fox & Brie

Source: Kelli Murray


Printable Gift Tags


Animal Gift Tags

Share the Love: Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Two Brunettes Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

Vintage Inspired Valentines from Two Brunettes via Ruffled


A Pair of Pears Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

Mini Valentines from A Pair of Pears


Black Apple Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

Illustrated Valentines from The Black Apple


Love vs Design Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

Valentine Cards & Coupons from Love vs Design


Hello Lucky Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

School Days Valentines from Hello! Lucky


eighteen25 Printable Valentines | via Fox & Brie

Made with Love Tags from eighteen25

Holiday Guide 2012: Pretty Packaging

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a variety of gift guides for the special creatures in your life. In the meantime, here’s a round-up of packaging inspiration, DIY ideas & free printables to ensure that your badass gifts look the part.

Neutral & Natural

Neutral Packaging Ideas from  Style Me Pretty

Kraft Gift Tags from Hey Look

Creative Giftwrap Inspiration from Homelife

Woodland Wonderland

Woodland Gift Tags from Studio Morran

Winter Bird Gift Tags from Rebecca’s Misc.

Simple & Sweet

Fabric Gift Wrap via Martha Stewart

Tea Bag Gift Tags from Love Mae

Custom Box Generator

Crafters, gifters, makers of awesome things: this post is for you.

My harddrive is not an organized place. I have saved so many templates, project ideas & patterns that it’s generally easier to re-download the original file than it is to sift through the ever-increasing mass of mis-labeled files. (How many IMG_786812_G7s.jpg files can one girl have?!)  So, yeah. I’ve spent too much time searching for gift box templates.

I was overjoyed when I stumbled across this online box template maker! Choose from 3 designs, type in your own dimensions, and a PDF template will be generated for you. Once you download the file, you can print it out on decorative card stock or use it as a dieline for your latest packaging project. Design nerd bonus: the PDF is editable, so you can drop it straight into Illustrator for even more fun!

Easy Light Box DIY

Product photography is a weird kind of beast. Until now I’ve been using natural sunlight to photograph my bow ties, which makes the process slow & tedious. You have to wait for the perfect time of day (not too much sun, not too little) and factor in nature’s little work-killers: rain/wind/mosquitos. I’ve been wanting to build a light box, but every tutorial I found seemed time-consuming or a little too expensive. Then I came across this tutorial on & thought, “Ok, now this will work!”

With a few pieces of foam board, a couple of clamp light & 20 minutes, I had a great new light box & have already saved a ton of time on photography. Here’s an unedited photo from yesterday’s session:

I cannot stress how easy this light box is to build. The full tutorial is available here.

Free Mother’s Day Printables

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 13, kids! Don’t forget!), I thought I’d post a few free printables to help you make Mom’s day a little more special!


Free Printable Floral Tags from Packagery

Free Mother's Day Printables from Oh Happy Day

Free Tags & Cards from The Ardent Sparrow

Free Tags, Banner and Cupcake Bands from MJ Paperie

Baking Tags from Everybody Likes Sandwiches