Printable Christmas Wrapping Paper

minimal hand-lettered holiday gift wrap | free download

I'm slowly making progress on my gift shopping, which is a huge improvement and a bit of a relief compared to where I was a few days ago. To be honest, I am doing the majority of it online this year, since I only lasted about an hour during an unsuccessful outing over the weekend. I'm fairly patient when it comes to traffic and mobs of people, but combine that with a cold and let's just say I would have been better off if I had stayed in bed.

I did however manage to snag some festive gift wrap. I typically go for more subdued tones at the holidays, but thought a bold pattern would be a fun alternative this year. I went ahead and created this pretty hand-lettered gift wrap to compliment it and turned it into a free printable for you to use as well. There are two sizes available for download depending on your printer's capabilities. Hopefully it makes you just as excited as I am to wrap your gifts. 

DOWNLOAD: 8.5 x 11" paper

DOWNLOAD: 13 x 19" paper

minimal hand-lettered holiday gift wrap | free download
minimal hand-lettered holiday gift wrap | free download

Also, as a reminder, I am hosting a Holiday DIY Workshop tonight at the Market by Foxtrot from 6-8pm. We'll be making poms, tassels and paper ornaments to give your gifts and decor an extra special handmade touch this season. There are still a few spots available if you would like to join us. You can find the complete details here

Holiday DIY Workshop with Foxtrot

Evermore Paper Co. Holiday DIY Workshop

Hey Chicago friends! Please join me for a night of DIY merriment at The Market by Foxtrot on Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8pm. Learn how to make poms, tassels and paper ornaments to give your gifts and decor a cool handmade touch this season. I'll also teach you how to turn each piece into a garland to adorn your walls year-round.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8PM
WHERE: The Market by Foxtrot, 1019 W Lake Street
COST: $45 (includes all materials, plus wine and pie to enjoy throughout the evening)
TICKETS: Please email ashley@foxtrotco.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop
Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop
Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop

Free Download: XO Valentine's Day Cards and Gift Wrap

Free Valentine's Day Printables | Evermore Paper Co.

Yesterday I spent most of the day creating hand-painted textures and lettering for some new designs. After hours of scanning and digitizing my work, I grew a little restless and decided to turn some of my lettering into these cute greeting card and gift wrap printables for Valentine's Day. I love the simplicity of this pattern and hope it'll help you add a sweet little touch to your notes and gifts this Valentine's Day. 

Free Valentine's Day Printables | Evermore Paper Co.
Free Valentine's Day Downloads | Evermore Paper Co.

Each download is available as an 8.5" x 11" PDF. I recommend printing the greeting cards on thicker card stock. You can use the trim marks as a guide when cutting to the final size of 8.5" x 5.5". Once cutting is complete, fold the card in half. For the gift wrap, I recommend using copy paper to make wrapping easier.  

DOWNLOAD | Black & White Greeting Card

DOWNLOAD | Blush & White Greeting Card

DOWNLOAD | Black & White Gift Wrap

DOWNLOAD | Blush & White Gift Wrap

DIY: 5 Easy Gift Wrap Upgrades

I'm the type of person who enjoys wrapping gifts as much as, if not more than, I like to shop for them. Each year I come up with a theme and it always puts a little smile on my face to see all the matching gifts piled under the tree. To no surprise, I am going with a woodland theme this year and will be using what's left of the wrapping paper I created for the Renegade Craft Fair. And since I can never stop with just gift wrap, here are 5 easy upgrades that I plan to use for an added personal touch:

1. Cotton ribbon (Above): This year I am swapping out my standard curling ribbon for cotton ribbon. The cotton goes much better with my natural theme and I love how such a simple switch gives each gift a more high-quality, store-wrapped look. 

2. Hand-lettered gift tags: I've always loved making homemade gift tags and think that it shows that you put some extra thought into your wrap. Here's a great tutorial that demonstrates how to fake the calligraphy look. I also like the idea of using only the recipient's first initial. 

3. Natural elements: I had some extra pinecones lying around and love how they tie in with my theme perfectly. I also plan on snipping some cedar and pine branches for additional freshness. 

4. Shredded paper filler: I've started replacing tissue paper with shredded paper and think that it makes the presentation look much prettier. Like the ribbon, this is another simple upgrade that gives your gift a more professional touch.

5. Ornament embellishments: I try to avoid using bags around the holidays but sometimes there's just no better option, or I'm simply short on time. When that's the case, I like to tie an ornament or two for some added bling and as an extra gift. It's an easy improvement that works great for wine bottles too! 

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Shop Update: Holiday Cards Have Arrived

I'm doing a little happy dance today because my holiday collection is officially available for purchase! 15 festive new card designs and 5 boxed sets have just been added to the shop. But wait, it gets better! I've also launched a new gift wrap and packaging line that includes sticker sets and gift wrapping kits that are full of a variety of goodies such as twine, hang tags, stickers, and more. You can check out the new items here:

Holiday Cards

Gift Wrap and Packaging

Also, since the holiday spirit is already in full swing over here, I'd like to offer a special discount to friends and family as a way to say thanks for all your incredible support. Through this Sunday, November 24th, you can receive 10% off your purchase of any holiday items using the code HOHOHO. 

Happy shopping!