I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. And some of you may have noticed that I’ve been less active on social media. But all for good reason! Exciting stuff is happening next year…. I’ll be going on exchange to London next month! As part of an academic program at uni, I got accepted to study there for a semester; hence why I’ve been so MIA. I’ve been so busy organising everything, with form after form and payments after payments, it’s been a little crazy to say the least – especially when you have so many other things going on in life that add to the pile. Nonetheless, I’m beyond excited for this new journey to begin. I’ll be sharing lots with you through social media, so be sure to keep connected with us :) I’ll also be updating the blog more regularly so you can come along with me as I travel through Europe. Speaking of the blog… it has been needing some love lately – so I thought I would update it with a little Christmas gift to you guys. For those last minute present buyers (i.e. me), this one’s for you. I’ve created a set of Christmas cards with 3 designs for you to pass onto your loved ones this year :) Just click on the ‘Download’ button below and print them out!
Introducing… DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper! I’ve been seeing this around in gift wrapping a lot lately and I’m absolutely loving the trend. Jenny & I are currently obsessing over Chalkapella‘s wrapping paper set. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with different styles and alternative uses for this! In the set, you get given a roll of chalkboard wrapping paper, a template where you can trace interesting shapes for your design work and of course some chalk to draw on the paper with!
I wanted to play around with gift wrapping and packaging, so I tried out some cool designs possible for birthday gifts or thank you gifts and honestly, the possibilities are endless! I was able to use my creativity and design whatever I liked.
I experimented with a cute polka dot pattern here and finished it off with some twine.
I played around with gift tags for this one and made a simple visual for the front.
Other alternative uses I came up with included hand lettering and framing them up to make cool house decorations :) Other things I would use chalk paper for would be to make paper book covers to revamp your books! They would also make awesome party or wedding invites.And they not only provide white chalk but other colours too! Colours would be a great accent to whatever you decide to design :)
To purchase your own Chalkapella set, head on over to their Facebook for more details.