Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Reverse Bow Art | Easy DIY Gift Idea

I spent the weekend crafting and playing with my new gold foil sheets and my Silhouette. Oh the fun things you can do with a craft cutter and some gold foil! I could have spent days playing around, but alas the weekend ended and I had to get back to real life.

One of my favourite creations was a simple gold bow on white paper - classic, perfect for the holidays and all year round, and definitely a nice bit of Kate Spade inspired whimsy.

While I was playing around with the bow shape I designed, and the many cuts I made, I had an idea. Instead of putting a gold foil bow onto white cardstock, what if I cut it out of the white cardstock, and put my gold glitter wrapping paper behind it? So I did.

What I love most about using this for a gift is that it can be personalized - a piece of wrapping paper from a bridal shower, fabric from a baby's quilt or a wedding dress, a newspaper or magazine clipping, pages from a favourite book ... the options are endless!

If you don't have a craft cutter, you could always try an exacto knife - or cut a simpler shape like a heart.

What's your favourite DIY gift to give?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gold and Glitter

What's white, gold and black all over?

Snapshots of my Christmas crafting weekend - so many more to come, as well as a tutorial (not pictured) of a project I completed that I am OBSESSED with. Hint, it's flocking amazing!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide | Gold, black and white all over!

As much as I love gift giving, I LOATHE gift buying. I may be a rare kind, but I stress myself out big time trying to find the perfect gift for someone. I am extremely indecisive, and usually end up buying multiple gifts for the same person before finally narrowing down what I'd like to give them. And I usually end up buying two of everything... one for me, one for you, one for me, one for you. Yup, I'm that person!

This year (okay, and last year, and the year before that), I'm loving all things gold and black and white. Such a timeless colour combo that melds my favourites- the holidays with a little old Hollywood flair. If you're stumped on what to get the ladies if your life, this round up covers all the bases, from affordable smaller gifts, to splurges for those closer to you. And of course, I would be thrilled to receive any of these gifts (well, except my own print, because, uh, that would be weird!).

From left to right:

Gold Confettit iPhone Case, $40 , LaFeliz on etsy

Gold Initial, $14.50, Chapters Indigo
Tres Chic Gloves, $58, C Wonder
Lip Tease Mug, $28, Reiko Kaneko on SHOP by Monika

Raison d'etre Print, $10 - $20, The Paper Society
Striped Throw, $128, C Wonder
Limited Edition Gold Brush Set, $29.99, Sonia Kashuk for Target
Bubbly Gold Decanter, $39.50, Chapters  Indigo
Voluspa Room Spray, $20, Chapters Indigo

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FREEBIE | Ho Ho Ho Holiday Print

 I figured it was about time I start filling the empty frames in my house with something other than the stock black and white photo of a family of three whom I do not know. Graphic and typographic prints seemed like the way to go. I whipped up a bunch of designs to play around with - and now I wonder, why didn't I do this before? Such easy, classic art, and a great way to decorate for the holidays as well!

I have a selection of designs available in my shop (Etsy or my online store), but for those of you not scared of your printer, why not download and print for free!

Download the Ho Ho Ho print here and enjoy! And if you feel like sharing, use #thepapersociety to show me how you style your print!

Enjoy! xo J

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Labels and Prints | The Paper Society

Once November 1st hits, I'm R-E-A-D-Y for Christmas! Who's with me?

Hubby isn't as keen as I am, so we are waiting a little bit longer to put up the tree - but that didn't stop me from creating some new labels and printables to get into the holiday spirit! Check out the first preview of my Holiday Collection below (just released on shopthesociety.com) - and come back this week for a pretty awesome giveaway and some free printables!

"Bisous a Tout (kisses to all)" Print (perfect for under the mistletoe!) and

"Ho Ho Ho" Print (shown with upcoming DIY glitter deer print)

These and a few others are listed in the shop (soon to be on etsy as well), with more items coming next week! Stay tuned! #shopthesociety