christmas cards via au pays des merveilles

Merry Christmas!  After spreading so much Christmas inspiration, I figured it was about time I showed you what I came up with myself this year. Above you see the Christmas cards I sent to my family this year.  I made them with some materials I still had lying around (blank cards, paper and cardboard scraps, alphabet stamps (from Muji), silver dot stickers and white and silver markers).  Really easy and cheap, but I like the result.

gift wrapping via au pays des merveilles

This is what my christmas gifts look like this year.  I used wrapping paper and an envelope from Hema, baker twine, black and white prints of my waterscape photos and labels made with Hema’s embosser (can you tell I’m a fan of the shop?)  I also changed the regular white cord on the envelope for baker twine to make it match the other presents better.

gift wrapping via au pays des merveillesall photos by me

… and a little collage to show you what my presents have looked like in the past.  (You might have seen some of these already on the blog or on the facebook page.)  Anyway, glad to see not only my gift wrapping skills but also my photography skills have improved!

Anyway, to spread even more Christmas cheer and to say thank you for reading this blog, I’m handing out a little present to one of you!  Check back tomorrow to find out more about what and how… now go and enjoy Christmas!

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PRETTY THINGS: gift wrapping

PRETTY THINGS gift wrapping

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If you know me, you know that I love giving presents and I love wrapping them!  So here are my current favorite inspiration shots to help you get all your presents shining on time before Christmas.  Although I have to admit I had a very hard time choosing just eight!  Find more inspiration on my pinterest board, or in my archives.

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It’s the christmas edition!  I wish you all a very merry christmas and I hope this post gives you that last bit of holiday spirit that you needed. Enjoy!

1.  Gorgeous gift wrapping.  The more sparkle the better!  (source)

2.  Lovely self-made christmas decorations, you can check the DIY here.  (source)

3.  More pretty christmas decorations.  (source)

4.  Marlous’ last minute christmas gift guide, including this yummy hot chocolate in a jar.  (source)

5.  Quirky christmas cards.  (source)

6.  More pretty packaging ideas.  (source)

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