Printable Holiday Gift Tags & A Deal!

Christmas Hanukkah Holiday Gift Tags

Hi there!  I just wanted to jump on here for a second and show you these fun holiday gift tags that are now up on my Etsy shop.  For those of you who celebrate Christmas, the tags feature a lovable Santa, an adorable Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, a stuffed stocking and the phrase Merry Christmas.

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For all of my fellow Jews, I have also made some fun Hanukkah themed gift tags!  You’ll find a tasty latke, a hanukkiah, a cute dreidel, a tasty jelly doughnut, and of course the phrase happy Hanukkah.

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The best part about these, other than the fact that they are so darn cute, is that you can print out as many as you like!  Once you purchase, the file is then emailed to you and its yours forever.  No more having to buy gift tags!

For a limited time I’m also offering all of my readers 50% off all printable gift tags!  Just enter the code HAPPYHOLIDAYS50 at checkout.

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These Hanukkah cards are also still available in my shop.  Get yours while they last!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

xo

Liz

Tis the Season!

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Hi there!  I am so excited its that time of year.  When Starbucks cups turn their infamous red, everywhere you go is blasting Christmas music, store displays sparkle so bright you can see them a mile away, and the leaves start turning color.  There’s just something in the air that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Naturally, with my love of the holidays and my love of design, I decided to create a couple of fun Christmas and Hanukkah cards!  I wanted these to be playful and happy and I’m really happy with how these came out.  What I especially love is that they’re being printed on this incredible textured velvety cardstock so you know they’ll be impressive.  😉  How many of you send holiday cards?  I am a lover of snail mail so for me , this is an absolute must every year for sure!  I might be creating some personalized ones just for my family but haven’t decided yet.  We shall see!

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Watercolor Wedding Invitation Suite

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Hi lovelies!  It’s been a while since I have posted but believe me when I say I have a good reason.  I just had my second baby!  So, naturally, I’ve been in newborn heaven and took a moment to step back and relax.  Things with me and the family are wonderful but now I feel its time to get back to “normal” and share some goodies with you all.  In the coming weeks I will have lots of new updates and freebies for all of my awesome readers so be sure to check back often.  And if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog so you can be notified when new posts are up!

A few weeks ago I worked on this gorgeous wedding invitation suite for a lovely couple from Texas.  This particular set was made for a styled shoot that was photographed by my incredibly talented friend Joyce of Joyce Tong Photography.  She took the most beautiful images of the suite and I just have to share it!  Now, this was my first time incorporating watercolors into a design so naturally I was a little nervous.  However, I was really happy with how it all came out.  I am thinking of adding this style to my Etsy shop in case any other lovely couples out there would like something like this.  Of course, I really love custom work so there’s always room for adding your own flair to it!  Let me know in the comments below if you think I should add this to the shop.  In the meantime, here are the lovely shots to delight your eyes.

Have a great day!

xo

Liz

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Floral Envelope Art Tutorial

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I absolutely love getting mail!  Not your run of the mill bills, notices, and spam, but actual real cards and letters.  Granted, with email, evites, and ecards the need to send hard mail has really decreased.  However, there is something to be said for sending and receiving something that has been carefully picked and made out to you or whomever you are sending it to.  It’s that human touch, that connection to one another that seems to get lost in the shuffle of daily life and our “digitally connected” worlds.

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you will know that my sister was recently very ill and in the hospital.  I received countless words of encouragement and prayers for her and clearly it worked because now she is home and (slowly) recovering!  Unfortunately I am a state away from her and while we text, snapchat, FB, facetime, and call on the daily, I wanted to make her something special so she new that she is always on my mind.  With that said, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to create a tutorial for you all!  This floral envelope art is so stunning and eye catching that it will surely wow anyone that receives it.  I have broken down the steps below so you can replicate this on your own in simple steps.  Take a look and try it out!

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{Free PDF Download} Learn Modern Script Brush Calligraphy

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Hi there!  I am super excited to share with you a little something I have been working on.  My love of calligraphy is really embedded into this love I have for the amazing online lettering community.  I really take to heart the support and encouragement I receive from so many of you amazing people and wanted to show a bit of thanks for the kind words, support and love I’ve gotten.  With that said, I’ve created this guidesheet of my ‘Modern Script’ style featuring the full alphabet in both upper and lower case letters.  It is perfect for fine brush pens such as the Tombow Fudenosuke pens but would also work really well with faux calligraphy!  If you prefer the traditional dip pen, I definitely would recommend trying this out as well.

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Modern calligraphy is really all about creating ones own unique style.  Once you’ve mastered the strokes and concepts, it is fun to then freehand with those techniques and develop something new and original.  Granted, there are always elements of consistency, but after a while you really get to understand how to create your own style.  This download is my take on the Modern Script.  I have some other modern styles I like to use so maybe in the future I’ll add a PDF of that as well.

Click on the image below to try this out and let me know what you think of it!  You can print out and draw straight on the sheet or use tracing paper.  I would love to see your work so if you feel like sharing, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #wwlcreates.  Also, let me know in the comments  below if this is something you’d like to see more of.  I would love to read your feedback!

 

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Enjoy!

xo

Liz

Watercolor Thank You Cards

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Hi lovelies!  Sorry its been a minute since I’ve posted but things here have been a little hectic.  Anyways, I wanted to quickly show you these beautiful custom watercolor thank you cards that I worked on for a client recently.  I had listed place cards in this style recently on my Etsy shop and this person absolutely loved the design and asked that I make thank you card versions of them.  How could I not!?  Sounded like a great project and I am a huge fan of the Thank You card.  Perhaps its because I’ve gone through many milestone moments in life that usually bring gifts and support.  Marriage, having a baby, son’s 1st birthday… these are all occasions that call for thank you cards.  Lots and lots and lots of thank you cards.  Fortunately for me, I absolutely love to write letters to people and what better way to practice your calligraphy than to hand letter dozens of cards?  I typically buy my cards because I need so many, however now that I’m big in this lettering game I decided that this will now be something that I personalize even further.  I mean who wouldn’t love that?

For this particular set, my client wanted to thank various friends for helping her out with a wedding.  So, each card was hand watercolored and hand calligraphed with each person’s name.  She was including them in a gift so it added that perfect extra personal touch.  I really love how these came out.  They are simple, elegant, and beautiful.  The blue is romantic but not too feminine so it can be used for men or women.  And the font is totally customizable.  We went with a more modern formal style here but I would love to see them in a dramatic flourish or even a playful whimsical style.  Each card was also hand cut and folded by me.  Lots of love and lots of time went into these and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!  Let me know what you guys think about these?  Listed them on my Etsy shop too 🙂

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Have a great day!

xo

Liz

Dip Pen Calligraphy Worksheets… Yay or Nay?

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Hi everyone!  Hope you’re all having a great day.  I just wanted to post a little quickie to get your opinion on something.  This past week my sister was in town and she wanted to get a lesson in calligraphy.  At first we were doing random strokes but we quickly realized that she could learn faster and better by trying out the letters themselves.  So, I decided to make her a worksheet with the lowercase alphabet.  Each letter was written out and then next to it would be the various strokes broken down to show how they all come together to form a letter.  Then I thought to myself… why not make these for other people?  I find them to be super helpful and clear.  So, I’m sure others would feel the same!  I could provide PDF files and list them on my Etsy site (for a small fee) so anyone could learn from the comfort of their own home and print out as many copies as they like.  So what are your thoughts… yay or nay?  Do you think anyone would be interested in something like this?

Thanks for your feedback!  Have an awesome day

xo

Liz