5 creative ways to approach New Year’s Resolutions

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Another year has passed and the new one is about to begin. If you’re anything like me, you’re not too thrilled to think about any New Year’s Resolutions.

Do you feel like you HAVE to force yourself to make resolutions, just because this happens every January?

Maybe we should just all have a little more fun when it comes to reaching our goals or working on ourselves. And connecting our thoughts to actual physical objects, makes the process of reaching our goals way more exciting, don’t you think?

For that reason, I’ve put together a list of fun, beautiful and functional paper products that will hopefully help your mind get going and support you on your journey to reach your goals.

 

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Colorful Christmas accessories to complete your 2014 holidays

Are you ready for the holiday season? Whether you’re looking for special Christmas decoration, things to go with your gifts or the ever so popular planners for next year, check out this list I put together for the 2014 holiday season:

 

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1. Christmas tree Ornaments by SkyGoodies

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Downloadable Christmas tree paper ornaments

These ready-to-print “minimal and elegant geometric DIY paper Christmas ornaments are the perfect holiday decoration!”

The set includes templates of 10 ornaments in red, green and black & white. Since this is a download, you can print as many as you like and mix and match them. Enjoy crafting together! You can find the downloads over here.

 

 

2. “Rudolf the Reindeer” Christmas Card Set by anomis

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Pack-of-6 Christmas card sets that can be used as greeting cards or gift tags.

This Christmas card set is all about triangles and plaid. If you look closely, you’ll find Rudolf the reindeer within the design. You get 6 cards with varied pattern-sizes and 6 red envelopes. Choose the larger size, if you want greeting cards or the smaller size to use as gift tags. Head over here to get the Christmas cards.

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3.Eager Beaver planner by anomis

Any New Year’s resolutions yet? Me neither. Why not work on some goals, instead.

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With this eager beaver calendar and planner you’ll set long term and short term goals and figure out how to stick to them.

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The eager beaver planner/calendar is filled with 12 motivational quotes for each month to keep you inspired. Since it’s also a workbook, it will guide you step by step to get you closer to your goal each month. Watch as the eager beaver progresses each month by putting one branch in front of the other until he reaches the other side in the end. And if the beaver can do it, so can you. Find the planner here.
 
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4. Double Sided Wrapping Paper by EvaenAnne

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Double-sided wrapping paper set with colorful surface patterns.

I’m a big fan of EvaenAnne and their double sided wrapping papers. This mixed pack comes in 3 sheets and 6 colorful designs for a happy wrapping experience and of course unwrapping experience! Get it here.

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5. Personalized gift tags by PrintSmitten

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Customizable chalkboard-style gift tag set

These toned-down, yet personalized gift tags make every present even more unique. You can choose either your name or initials to appear on the tags. The set includes 8 tags, you can get it here.

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Over to you

What are your favorite holiday accessories in 2014? Can you recommend other must-haves for the holidays? Post them below.

Simona Cellar is the founder of anomis. A designer who focuses on the element of surprise in her designs. Come on a journey of discovery and find the hidden beauty all around you. Join the mailing list here and get inspiring articles.

anomis now available at Bits & Bobs

So happy to announce, that a large assortment of my cards are now available at Bits & Bobs.

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Bits & Bobs is a cute store, situated in the heart of Zurich. A local shop with all kinds of unique and whimsical accessories. If you’re looking for something one of a kind, paying a visit to Bits & Bobs will be well worth it.

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Tania, the shop owner, also has a quite unique background. Tanias mother is British, so the name of her shop was almost a given. “Bits & Bobs” is an English expression and means an eclectic mix of items. Her father is from a mountainy area in Switzerland. You’ll find a nice mix of both worlds in her shop: The English style combined with rustic elements of the mountains.

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Guest post: “Live Sweet Photography”

A few weeks ago I was able to do a guest blog post for the lovely Live Sweet Photography. Lindsey, the portrait photographer, loves capturing the little special moments in life just as much as I like to create them with my surface patterns.

You can read the post right here

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Send your Valentine’s greetings online

Send your Valentine’s greetings conveniently online via Petite Poste. I have created a couple of designs for Valentine’s day. Check it out here.

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“Petite Poste is a gallery of unique postcards, created by artists from around the world. They feature photography, art and illustration, and can be written and sent online, by postmail or else despatched blank to you by post.”

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anomis at “Heiliger Bimbam” in Zürich

Hey Zurich friends! I will be at the X-Mas fair “Heiliger Bimbam”. This SATURDAY, 21. December 2013 from 13.00 – 21.00 at the MAAG EVENT HALL. Come and visit!

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My favorite Christmas accessories for 2013

A list of my favorite Christmas goodies for 2013:

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I just love all the colorful decorative things you can find around Christmas time: Ornaments, wrapping paper, gift tags, mini Christmas trees. These are my favorites:

1. Christmas tree Ornaments by wearebreadandjam

“Add a hint of nostalgia to your Christmas with these cheery slot together Christmas Decorations. Make Christmas your own, by cutting and slotting these brightly patterned Christmas decorations together.”

2. Double Sided Christmas Wrapping Paper by EvaenAnne

Three sheets of watermelon-red and racing-green colored wrapping paper (48 x 70 cm)

3. Christmas Gift Tags Funny Mixed Set of 8 by LittleBillieBluebird

“In a nod to retro badges and styling, these non-traditional Christmas gift tags should have your gift recipients smiling. Made from quality recycled card stock and measuring 5x10cm (1.97×3.94″), each gift tag has been individually printed.”

4. Cardboard Christmas Tree by FabParlor

These two trees are laser cut from plain brown cardboard and are great for painting, glitter, rhinestones or your own ornaments.

5. Vintage Christmas Tree Art Print by DictionArt

“A vintage dictionary art print of a classic Christmas tree, printed on vintage dictionary paper. A perfect piece of Christmas decor for the holiday season!”

Do you have any other favorites? Post them in the comments.

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X-Mas cards featured on the Card & gift blog

My new X-Mas cards have been featured in the Christmas cards “Terrific Trees” round up on the lovely card & gift blog.

“From Eco-friendly wonders to luxury cards, today’s Christmas card pick are a ‘top ten’ of greetings cards decorated with fabulous Christmas trees and a few other festive treats.”

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You can find all my Christmas cards here.

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New Christmas card collection

It’s that time of the year again – Christmas! If you like a little variety, this Christmas card collection is just the right thing for you.

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This collection is a combination of triangles, plaid and Rudolf, the red nose reindeer. Since I’ve always loved everything about the forest, I chose Rudolf to represent Christmas. You can find all Christmas cards here.

Because each one of you has different preferences of buying your holiday cards, I’ve set up a variety of options:

1. Single cards

If you prefer single cards, choose from the following three designs (Click on image to jump to offer):

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2. Variety pack of 3 cards or pack of 6

If you’d like to have one (or two) of each design, then the pack of 3 (or 6) cards is for you (click on image to jump to offer):

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3. Pack of 6

If you’d like to have the same design, then choose the pack of 6 cards (click on image to jump to offer):

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Write & send anomis-postcards online

Great news, anomis is now available via Petite Poste.

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“Petite Poste is a gallery of unique postcards, created by artists from around the world. They feature photography, art and illustration, and can be written and sent online, by postmail or else despatched blank to you by post.”

If you’re looking for a convenient, quick – but unique and personal – way to say “Hi”, then this is for you.

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