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Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Cards by Paper & Party Love

We designed some holiday cards this year and are happy to present them here.  They are available for purchase in our store.  Each card comes with a matching white envelope and they measure 4"x6" (105mm x 148mm).  They are printed on a very nice thick cardstock and are perfect to send to friends!  The inside is blank for you to write a message and the back is printed with our logo.

Below are the images of the cards we have available:

Sweet Holiday Wishes Card by Paper & Party Love

Holiday Survival Kit Card by Paper & Party Love

Holiday Survival Kit Card in Red by Paper & Party Love

Got Gluhwein Card by Paper & Party Love

Naughty List Card by Paper & Party Love

Do You Fondue Card by Paper & Party Love

Enjoy!









Advent Calendar Wrapping Ideas and a Sale!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

wrapping ideas using paper favor bags
Since I am on the topic of advent calendars, I thought I would put together some quick wrapping ideas for you using the paper favor bags we have in the store. And if you read through to the bottom, you'll find a nice surprise to make it easy for you to do too!

It's always takes some time to wrap 24 small gifts with wrapping paper, and that is just for one advent calendar.  If you need to make more, it takes even longer.  I used the paper favor bags we have in the store and it takes no time at all.  I put the gift inside and closed up the bags and I was done! And as a bonus, they look so nice inside my advent calendar.

The bags are fun and easy to decorate. These can be used for stocking stuffers or your Christmas gifts as well. Below are some ideas to help you get started:

wrapping with twine

Wrap a bag with twine or ribbon.


Add a mini clothespin and a gift tag.

make a bow and attach it

Use a small paper favor bag and tie some twine around the middle to make a fun paper bow and attach it to a bigger bag.

thread ribbon and tie it in a bow

Fold over the top of the bag and punch two holes.  Then thread ribbon through the holes and tie it in a bow.

use washi tape

Use washi tape to close the bag.


There really are so many ways you can decorate these bags. In order to help you make it easier this Christmas and for your advent calendars if you are still getting them ready, we're having a sale in the shop!  We're giving you 50% off all of our paper favor bags. Yes, you read that right...50%!  Type in the following code at checkout to receive the discount: BAG50. But hurry because you can only get this great deal for one week, until December 4th.


Happy Wrapping!




8 Great Advent Calendar Ideas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's that time of the year again.  Time to get your advent calendars ready! I am just working on the ones for my kids and thought I would share some of the great ideas I found. I like to fill my kids' calendars myself instead of purchasing the pre-made ones.  That way, I can put in notes, some family activities for us to do, and a few special presents. Many of you probably have them finished already, but if you're like me and December 1st is sneaking up on you, here are a few ideas to help you get started:

1. This is such a cute advent calendar and it's made out of cardboard toilet paper rolls! The idea comes from Pysselbolaget.se and if you go to their site, you can download the Santa templates for free.

2. Who wouldn't love to open up a pinata every day until Christmas?  I know I think it's fun! You can find the tutorial, and even a cool animated picture to see how they work at HandmadeCharlotte.com.

3.  This is an advent calendar decorated with plastic animals that are spray painted white and then a red pom pom is glued to their noses.  This is perfect if your child is crazy about animals.  They get a Christmas animal plus a treat every day! Visit ABubblyLife.com for the full tutorial.

4. I love these cone trees and they are so easy to make.  All you need is some green paper, form them into cones, glue them, and add a number on them.  Place your treats under the cones and you have a great advent calendar that looks like a Christmas tree forest.  This idea comes from Spoonful.com

5. This punch-out advent calendar is so creative.  Kelly, who blogs at StudioDIY.com, always has really great ideas.  I'm sure the kids would love to have this one.

6. This adorable advent calendar is perfect for the robot lover in your life.  Get the printables and the instructions on NextToNicx.com

7.  Make your own scratch-off calendar with a new activity for your family to do together every day. I love this idea! You can get the printables for this with pre-filled-in activities or blank ones for you to fill in yourself. Get the printables and the instructions on how to make the scratch-off part using contact paper and a mix of silver paint and dish soap here.

8.  This one is an adult version and involves a bottle of wine a day. I don't know about you, but I could not drink one whole bottle every day for 24 days straight. Perhaps instead of drinking a bottle every day until Christmas, you can look at it as a way to build your wine collection! There isn't a tutorial or printables for this one, but you can simply tie a gift tag around each bottle of wine or print out labels on sticker paper.

I hope a few of those ideas can help you.  Happy advent calendar creating!

Picture sources: 1. Pysselbolaget | 2. HandmadeCharlotte.com | 3. ABubblyLife.com | 4. Spoonful.com | 5. Studio DIY | 6. Next to Nicx | 7. Julep | 8. Style Me Pretty








Christmas Markets

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We are participating in a couple of markets here in Switzerland this season and I hope you can join us!
Christmas Market Invitation
The first one, called Christmas Market "Around the World", is this Saturday, November 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Wädenswil at the Restaurant Neubühl. It is located at Alte Zugerstrasse 26, in Wädenswil. There are 12 companies participating in this market and it will include jewelry, bags, gift tags, style tips, and even cake! I will be there with all of our Holiday items and some gift items.  Come to the market and get some names crossed off your Christmas list!

The second market I am participating in is the Horgen Christmas Market on December 7th and 8th. This should be fun to attend with kids as there will be face painting and crafts for the kids to make. And some of the stalls, including mine, are inside, so you can enjoy it even if there is bad weather.  It will be nice and cozy in the Schinzenhof in Horgen.

Hope to meet some of you at one (or both) of these markets!

Paper & Party Love Voucher Giveaway on LausanneMom.com

Monday, November 18, 2013

lausannemom.com holiday giveaways screenshot

We are participating in LausanneMom.com's End of 2013 Holiday Giveaways by offering a 100 CHF voucher to our shop! All you have to do to enter to win is go to this link and add a comment answering the question : “What is the most stressful part of organizing a party?”.  The winner will be chosen on Sunday, the 24th of November. 

This will be perfect to order all of the items you'll need for a Holiday party.  Good luck!

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