I am SO excited to share a new project that's finally able to take surface (& let me tell ya, I've been acting like a child on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to come to share): when I was freelancing for Anthropologie, I designed a couple of wrapping paper sets for this Christmas season that are now available in most stores & online (the handwriting set is not yet available online, however)!
It was such a cool process to create something like this from scratch--I felt so blessed I even got to experience it this way & this closely. To spend so much time painting, writing, brainstorming, creating, illustrating, collecting inspiration, starting over, starting again, painting some more, jamming to Christmas music in July, scribing lyrics, illustrating some more, getting design approvals, sending off to the printer, sweating it off...& then to walk into an Anthropologie 4 months later to see it all packaged so perfectly under a Christmas tree was an indescribable feeling. It made the process feel so complete & gave me an immediate smile inside & out; a smile of relief & fulfillment (relief that the printer didn't mess anything up, & fulfillment to see something I had the chance to create in its completed form...& under a Christmas tree).
I will never forget creating these, & am still so very thankful I was blessed with the opportunity to create them & see them in the store. To create something that will be used during such a beautiful & giving time of year is so special & downright kewl.
If you'd like to check them out, click here to see the watercolor set (note: I did not create the design with red circles in this set--this sheet was designed by an intern & is very adorable!). I will keep you posted when the handwriting set will be available online, but it is available in most stores!
You can also check out a fun & quirky Christmas gift wrapping post on Anthro's blog from the creative director below! My watercolor/ornament pattern paper is shown throughout the post.
photo: from Anthro's blog
Lastly, Anthro's December Lookbook (you'll need to scroll down a bit to click on the Lookbook button) just came out today, & you'll see all of the wrapping paper available throughout the gorgeously styled pages if you're looking for some unique gift wrapping ideas. Here's a sneak peek:
photo from Anthro's December Lookbook
I hope you're enjoying your Christmas season so far, & hope these gift wrapping paper sets will make your gift wrapping extra fun this year! Check out all of the great wrapping sets here.
Countdown to Christmas: 33 days.