Here in San Diego we are still soaking up the sun in early December. Surfing is a year long sport in Southern California, so to cater to the local surf set Orange and Park has designed these killer surfboard art prints. The prints display 6 different styles of boards which can be purchased individually or grouped in a set to make a cool wall display. Along with surfboard art prints, Orange and Park also designs prints that incorporate Southern California geography. Being that Orange and Park originated in Coronado, California it’s easy to see where most of their inspiration comes from.
Even though it is cold and rainy outside spring is in at the shop! I loved the oversized paper flowers that Brittany from our spring windows. Luckily for me she posted a how-to on her blog. After a LOT of tracing, cutting, gluing, potting…..TA DA! Our new windows are in!
A big thank you to Brittany for the inspiration and DIY instructions!
The first day of Spring is quickly approaching, yeah! Living in Southern California the change from winter to spring isn’t as noticeably different as it is on the East Coast. I spent last Spring in Boston and loved it. What stood out most were the colors and flowers, everywhere I looked there were tulips, tulips and more tulips.
With the arrival of Spring will come new Spring windows at the shop! I’m excited to spruce things up and add some new colors to our storefront. I have been working on a pinterest board for inspiration, here are some of my picks.
It has been a busy week at Sweet Paper, so busy that we haven’t had much time for blogging. We have been happily up to our ears in proofs for wedding invitations and other design projects! Here is a glimpse into our week…
A few designs currently inspiring some lovely brides
Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it was time to change out our windows and put the hearts away until next year. Â I posted earlier this week about BHLDN, I loved all the photos from their sneak peak last week. Â Aside from the fabulous clothes and accessories, this was one of my favorite photos.
That shot became the inspiration for Sweet Paper’s new window decorations!
Making these fun pinwheels, as I like to call them, is super easy. Â Each pinwheel requires 3 sheets of text weight paper*
Step 1: Accordion fold each sheet of paper lengthwise at about 3/4″ intervals.
Step 2: After each pokies through shirts sheet is folded, fold the strip in half and adhere using double sided tape or another strong adhesive. After you have done this step your pieces will be shaped like a slice of pie.
Step 3: Connect the three pie pieces by adhering the exposed edges together to form a circle.
Step 4: Punch a hole and thread ribbon to hang.
To complete our windows I used a glue gun to attach all of the pinwheels together and hung them from the top pieces only.
*For size variations you can use legal size paper and 4 sheets, or use 2 sheets of paper and accordion the paper widthwise.
Not wanting to use the traditional reds and pinks for Valentine’s decorations, I found this super cute origami heart garland on etsy from Jikits and ordered immediately for the shop windows (adorable kids not included).
The hearts and colors served as the inspiration for the rest of the decorations for the shop. We won’t be officially switching over to our Valentine’s decor until later this week, but here is a sneak peak at what we’ve been working on.
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