Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 ~ Penny Paper Co. + Giveaway!

Hello Wednesday! Are you ready for the snow storm warning this morning? It's all so surreal that we are seeing the warning so early this year.  I guess I have just been so spoiled by global warming that a blizzard warning at the end of November has become a "shock" to us Torontonian.

With all the white stuff landing on our front yard as we speak, I do have the perfect person in mind to brighten up our day and enlighten our holiday spirit.  My first guest for Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Lindsay Stephenson of Little House Blog, a.k.a. the creative talent of The Penny Paper Co.  

image via The Penny Paper Co.
I love Lindsay's causal elegance style.  Every photo, every vignette, it looks as though Lindsay has just put a few things together and voila, perfect styling every time! Effortlessly elegance, now that's hard to do and what a truly talented stylist.  The truth is, Lindsay is also such a sweet, down to earth, and warm big sister! She was one of the first few blogging ladies I have met when I started DesignMaze three years ago and has been a fantastic mentor ever since!

Ok … sorry forgot this is a gift guide.  Got a little carried away when talking about this lovely lady.  Here is Lindsay's fab styling and I am loving all the elements: string light (I am so doing that at the balcony of #ProjectChris), the brown paper wrapping with Lindsay's signature ribbons and accessories, and hello to a fantastic evening party!

image via The Penny Paper Co
I bet you now want to know just how to create the same look with your gift wrapping this holiday season.  Here are a few basic elements for gift-wrap 101, Penny Paper Co Style.  

image via The Penny Paper Co.
I am a little glitter happy lately and of course with the entire gold rush trending strong, this glam gold glitter tape allows me to go wild with the classic hang tags.  For the girl friends who love bling, you have got to pick up these crystal brooches!  I love how the elegantly feminine crystals juxtapose with the sophisticated and masculine herringbone ribbon in inky black.  You have got to find the right balance right? #StoryOfMyLife #ProjectChris  

image via The Penny Paper Co.
For an extra dose of fun and whimsy, I am crazy about these holiday tags! Nutcracker and Winter Drive, which one is your favourite? I of course love them both and I also heart this monogram classic that mimics the traditional wax seal stamp.

image via The Penny Paper Co.
For my holiday party, I love to give my friends some home baked goodies to take home with (Chris is the one who's done all the baking of course).  This super fun "From The Kitchen of" stamp is definitely my favourite for simple, personal, and chic decoration … and it could be yours!! 

Lindsay has generously offered one of you this fabulous stamp to arm you for the holiday season.  All you have to do is to leave a comment here of what you love in this gift guide.  For additional entries, please also follow Lindsay on Little House Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.  That's a total of 6 entries.  Please leave me separate entries for easy random machine pick.

Happy shopping!

image via The Penny Paper Co.

22 comments:

  1. Such a nice post. Lindsay is an all star :)

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  2. I love the striped hang tags and the glitter ones! How fun!!

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  3. I follow Lindsay on Pinterest now. :)

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  4. Love the gold glitter tape! The possibilities are endless...oh, and the kitchen stamp too!

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  5. love the herringbone ribbon ! and the gold bells are so cute too :)

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  6. A beautifully wrapped gift really takes the gift up a notch doesnt it. Each year I promise myself Ill give myself more time to make pretty gift tags and tie ribbons on each gift but I always end up scrambling at the last minute and just when I think Iv finished wrapping I find more gifts to wrap!!

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  7. I love the present wrapped in the burlap bag...and love that herringbone ribbon, too! Really, I love it all!

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  8. I follow everywhere ;) I can vouch for the glitter tape and LOVE it - need to order like 20 more rolls. xo

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  9. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

    Regards,
    Ardamus

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  10. I love the cheers tamp because it can be used all year long!!!

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  11. jingle bells + boxwood = genius!

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  12. love the Christmas gift tags w/ the toy soldier....and a beautifully wrapped present just says it all..for the gifter and the recipient..=)

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