Interested in jazzing up your gift wrap technique? This super easy DIY might be just what you're looking for. With just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand (scissors and a glue stick will do!) and some complementary gift wrap patterns, you'll be ready to wrap! Hop on over to Inspired by This for the full DIY but before you go, take a peek at the wrapping paper in our shop. I have a feeling something there will tickle your fancy!
We're thrilled to release our first ever holiday collection! (Yipee!!) Our collection includes gift wrap as well as personalizable holiday cards, printed return address envelopes and gift tags too! It's all available in our online shop and (drum roll please.....!) everything is 20% off with the coupon code "FALALA"! (Offer expires November 30, 2014)
But wait... there's more!! Now through November 21st, Krista of Krista Mason Photography (whose gorgeous photos are featured in the samples of our photo holiday cards this season!) is offering 1-hour portrait sessions in the Los Angeles area for $250 — and that includes digital files!
HOLIDAY CARDS & PAPERGOOD SETS
The Fa La La suite features a holiday card, wrapping paper and personalizable gift tags too! It will certainly get you into the holiday spirit singing carols and seeing snowflakes! (Hint: the Fa La La Gift Tag & Wrapping Paper Set is sure to kick off your holiday gift wrapping with a song and will save a few bucks too!!)
Inspired by our Geometrica papergoods suite, Holimetrica brings some geometric good cheer (& a hidden image on the back!).
Our refrigerator at home is covered in photo cards that we've received from family and friends. We don't live near family so it's wonderful to see these photos every day! It's around this time of year when our "fridge display" changes as we update it with new photo cards that we receive! With this in mind, we created 2 holiday card layouts that accommodate photos — Pino and Regalo.
The Pino Holiday Card was inspired by memories of the holidays on the east coast. Add return address printing to save some time when addressing envelopes!
Our second holiday photo card couldn't sum up our mantra for this season better — "Wrap up the season with joy and love"! We think Regalo does exactly that!
Photography by Lupa & Pepi
Photography featured in Holiday Cards by Krista Mason Photography
You may have noticed that all has been pretty quiet on the blog front here at L&P. Not only are we in the midst of our most busy wedding season yet (yay!), we've also been madly designing, photographing and prepping our online shop re-launch (double yay!)!
I'm thrilled to unveil four papergoods suites: Archetto, Classico, Geometrica and Petalo! Each suite is comprised of a multitude of matching elements for everyday (notecards, business cards, notepads, announcements) and party (invitations, coasters, wrapping paper, gift tags)! Want to know the best part? Everything is personalizable and you can get 20% off with the coupon code "HOORAY"!! (Offer expires October 31, 2014)
Here's a little peek into the design inspiration behind the new items in our shop:
A twist on the very popular chevron pattern, the Archetto papergoods suite features a bright color palette paired with very clean sans serif typography.
This papergoods suite is very near and dear to our hearts since its inspiration is derived from our very own L&P logo! This clean, minimalist suite features the serif font and a red, white and soft grey palette. The couples version of this suite features a twist on the ampersand/heart from our logo!
Our most popular suite to date, the Geometrica suite (inspired by our collab with Chandra of Oh Lovely Day!) is now expanded to include party decor and gift tags!
The swoopy, swirly script pairs with a clean sans serif, hand drawn flower motif and mint green, buttercup and charcoal palette to create this modern yet sweet suite! Even the banner on the back has space for a personalized message too!
And that's not all — we have big plans for the shop in the coming weeks! Shortly we'll be releasing designs for holiday which will include personalizable photo and non-photo holiday cards, gift wrap and gift tags. Shortly after that our 2015 calendar will be unveiled and ready for purchase too! It's popular for holiday hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and office gifts too! And then in the new year, we'll be releasing wedding suites and heaps more so stay tuned!
You may remember last year when we did a collab with Chandra from Oh Lovely Day to create her moving announcements? Well, that project inspired the entire Geometrica papergoods suite! So when Chandra contacted me to do a guest post while was settling in with her new baby, I knew that Geometrica party decor DIYs were in order! There are free printables and full instructions available for download on my guest post for Oh Lovely Day!
I could not be more thrilled to be typing my very first blog post on my brand new website! A grande grazie to the Roundhouse Designs guys who totally rocked building the pages that comprise this site. Not only are they programming rockstars, they even taught me a new word: skeuomorphism — they're so smart! My site is going live just in time for the annual design blogger conference, ALT Summit. Before I jet to Salt Lake City to hob nob with fellow bloggers, let me whet your appetite with a few things you can expect on my corner of the world wide web:
~ A sneak peek behind the scenes at the design process and the inspiration for Lupa & Pepi's custom and ready-made papergoods. You'll also have a front row seat as I face the ultimate design challenge: designing paper goods for my own wedding!
~ While design has my heart, food occupies my mind! The evidence? My Instagram feed. On the blog, I will share favorite recipes, culinary adventures and my attempts at cracking the code of my great-great-aunt's (she's the "Lupa" of "Lupa & Pepi") recipe book. She never wrote down a recipe without omitting an ingredient or altering measurements for fear one of her friends would claim the recipe as her own!
~ The women in my family have had tremendous influence on me and serve as the inspiration for the name of my company. My mom — known around here as MamamiaRita — will be a regular guest contributor, sharing everything from classic pasta recipes to sage advice. She is one amazing lady! You will rarely see her in the kitchen, yet there's always a home-cooked multi-course meal on the table at dinner time. Maybe if you ask nicely, she'll tell you how she does it!
Ok, time to dash off to the airport!
Photos by Lupa & Pepi. Left to right: Custom papergoods order, our Thanksgiving table setting, homebaked Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, MamamiaRita and Me at Eataly in New York City