Dawn and Pamela from D & P Celebrations share their simple holiday gathering ideas.
Throwing a holiday party? Still have shopping, cleaning, baking and decorating to do? Don’t stress, here are a few tips to make your holiday gathering super simple!
- Pick out an invite and coordinating stickers from Tiny Prints. We used Tiny Prints’ Shimmering Lights invitation and stickers for our party.
- Use pretty wrapping paper as a table runner. Not only is this an inexpensive alternative, it also makes clean up a breeze.
Make store bought desserts extra pretty with fondant toppers and festive cupcake wrappers. Our pretty snowflake toppers were created by Edible Details.
- Add an extra special touch to your party by giving out small party favors to guests. These make for fun place setting decorations or fill up a basket by the front door and be sure to hand them out when guests are leaving. We used D & P Celebrations Crayon Boxes filled with chocolates and adorned with Tiny Prints stickers.
It is the little details that make a party fabulous, and they can be so easy to do. Happy Holidays!!
Nothing excites us more than to collaborate with the industry’s top artists to bring you curated collections you can’t find anywhere else. We couldn’t announce, celebrate and invite in style without them.
One of our longest-standing relationships is with Alison O’Keefe of Allie Munroe stationery. We spent an afternoon chatting with her about her 2013 collection and her take on style; “I would define style as your taste expressed outward to the world. Colors, trends and fonts change, but your style never does.”
As long as we’ve known her, Alison’s style has always been modern, clean and typography-focused. She has an innate ability to strip a design down to its most simple form, yet still hold on to the festive elements that capture the holiday spirit.
For this year’s collection, Alison is focused on shades of green, which are full of holiday spirit—“green is my favorite color, which is great this year, everything from mint to emerald is in style.” Our favorite Allie Munroe design of the moment, the Holly Good Time Party Invite, is a stunner with bright emerald color and bold typography.
And her designs for our brand new clear cards? Well, when we first laid eyes on them, we knew it was a match. Her simple, chic designs lend themselves perfectly to the negative space that makes our clear cards so stunning. These statement-makers are gorgeous keepsakes and unique additions to the mantel, tree or placed on top of gifts.
Want to see more from Allie Munroe? Check out the holiday card collection here.
We are so thrilled to share this holiday photo frame DIY by Julee from Warm Hot Chocolate.
Our Tiny Prints Christmas cards arrived last week and I’m thrilled with them! Unlike previous years, I chose a card design in advance and then styled the photo shoot to match the colors and layout of the card. What a difference it makes.
Once I saw how well the photo worked with the card design, I decided to use the design as inspiration for a framed Christmas portrait of my children. The card includes a series of stamped dots along the top and sides, so I created a matte board that replicates the stamped design of the card.
Here are the materials I used:
- Frame with matte board
- Photo to fit the frame
- Silver and gold paints
- Dauber (small paintbrush-like tool with a sponge tip)
- Pencil (optional)
I started by selecting a frame that had a matte board with a large amount of white space. Using a pencil, I lightly placed a series of dots on the matte board to give myself a guide for positioning the stamps.
Next, I placed some gold and silver paint on a dish and, using the dauber, practiced stamping dots on a plain piece of paper. Once I felt confident in my dots, I started stamping over my pencil marks on the matte board.
Once I was happy with the design, I let the paint dry for a couple of hours.
And finally, the festive framed photo is hanging on the wall in our living room.