Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

I made these ribbons last winter as part of a freelance assignment for Making Memories. Their Bravissimo line launched last spring, and allowed crafters to make customizable, award-style ribbons. I joined Suzonne, Cathe and Gail in developing prototypes for a second round of Bravissimos, which unfortunately did not make it to production. Nevertheless, I thought I'd post them for a bit of Christmas inspiration. If you'd like to try making these from scratch, I absolutely recommend using a scoring board — it's the secret to getting picture-perfect folds. Striped paper and edge punches also add fun effects, and don't be afraid to experiment with non-traditional paper-craft items like tulle, jingle bells or mini ornaments.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Card Display

This year I've been doing some photography work for the stationery company Minted. At the start of the holiday season, we collaborated with West Elm to come up with creative card displays. I styled the shot the photo above using Minted holiday cards and some felt accessories from West Elm; check out the full post on West Elm's blog, Front & Main.