Yes folks! It’s that time of year already!!! And if you’re anything like us you are bound to have leftover scraps of wrapping paper from the previous year’s Yuletide season!
Instead of banishing this bounty to the recycling bin however… why not try up-cycling your old gift wrap into a beautiful decorative bow? It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s free!
We hope you enjoy this quirky and joyful stop-motion animation made by the digital team here at Hallmark UK.
Download the free paper bow template here!
This colour palette is inspired by these vintage tin jars I came across when browsing etsy. Hope you love the palette as much as me.
1. Burberry Menswear collection SS 15
2. Taylors of London leather hip flask
3. Hermes scarf
4. Vifa ‘Copenhagen’ speaker
5. Omega ‘Seamaster’ watch
A film by director Randall Wright about David Hockney‘s years in the British Pop Art scene and his experiences in California will be released next week. Several cinemas are also screening a preview on November 25th which includes a Q&A live from LA. In the Hallmark studio we have a particular fondness for David Hockney as we share his Bradford roots and we’re lucky enough to be based near Saltaire which has a permenant Hockney gallery within the gorgeous Salts Mill. You can hear an interview David Hockney recently did for the Today programme here.
Florentines that Mary and Paul would be proud of! Thanks Neil!
Loving the fresh colour combination Australian based designer Kerrie Cauvin has used in her quirky paper cut-out floral pattern. Here is a print and pattern designer who is not afraid to be bold with colour! To see more of her work check out her website here.
We loved hand lettering artist Lisa Congdon’s Doodling Manifesto so much we had to share it. Everyone needs a pep talk every now and then – remember, when it comes to doodling, there are no rules!
After winning the Hallmark award at this year’s New Designers, Samara Hardy came to spend an 8 week placement with us and today is her last day. She said she’s had the best time and has learnt loads. We’ll miss you, Samara!