Mini Wreath Holiday Cards
Mercantile-Inspired Gift Tags
Yuletide Printable Gift Tags
Printable Gift Tags
We love working with passionate, interesting people. So when asked to contribute to the second issue of WILD FIRE, we were delighted to send along one of our Olive Linen bow ties. As expected, the pictures are just beautiful & the Kilkelly sisters are so wonderful to work with. We’re looking forward to future collaborations!
Launched in November 2011, WILD FIRE is a free online vegan, fair-trade, fashion, food & wellbeing magazine based in Melbourne, Australia. Vegan photographer Missy of Kohii Love Photography started the magazine as a personal project, a place to showcase her photography & share her lifestyle views with the rest of the world. Joined by her sister Joanna, the duo is currently hard at work on their next issue, set to release in May 2013.
You can download the first two issues of WILD FIRE for free at: http://www.kohiilove.com/
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!
I’ll admit it, my hard drive is one giant pile of letters. I love type & I love free things, so free quality fonts are pretty high up on my list of favorites (somewhere between puppy breath & fresh-out-of-the-dryer socks). But hoarding alone isn’t any fun, so here are a few of my new favorites. Make something pretty.
By Anton Koovit
By Trevor Baum
By Luke Lisi
By Riley Cran
By Tyler Finck
By Dan Gneiding
Can one learn as much from bad advice as they can from good? Woods of Wisdom is a ongoing collaborative poster series by designer James T. Edmondson featuring tips on how to live a terrible life. A free download of the font used in this series (Wisdom Script) is available on Lost Type, but donations are strongly encouraged. 100% of donations go straight to the designer, who is then able to eat & create more typefaces!
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 jyoseph.com & 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.