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Akimbo Woodland squirrel Christmas card

I had actually not planned on doing any Christmas cards in my first year in business because I wanted to focus on developing Akimbo’s general range before adding any special seasonal collections. However that all changed when I was invited by the talented chicks from Poppies Flowers and Mary & Gabrielle Events to provide the paper goods for a Christmas photo shoot they were collaborating on. I set to work designing a collection that would tie in with their vision of a rustic and eclectic Christmas supper with a fresh white and green palette complemented by pops of berry reds.

Acorn fill-in invitation with red fabric pocket

The result is Woodland, a collection made from raw, natural elements, featuring hand screenprinted and stamped forest-inspired motifs, with a dash of red for a subtle hint of Christmas. It doesn’t get much woodsier than a squirrel in a tree eating acorns, so he’s the star of the Season’s Greetings card. I just love mini flags, they are such a cute way to dress up yummy morsels like these berry tarts and the ‘eat. drink. be merry.’ message speaks of the season. Whether you’re hosting Chrissy Day lunch for a crowd, an intimate dinner party or a holiday cocktail party, spread the word in style with these fill-in invitations. Guests will slip off the cute ticking fabric pocket to reveal all the details of the shindig. Since I’m all about the details, I’ve included these versatile diecut oak leaf tags with red bakers twine. They are great as place cards (as in the pic below), gift tags and tree ornaments, plus since they’re not specifically Christmas you’re sure to find uses for them all year.

Oak leaf kraft gift tag or place card

So there you have it: Akimbo‘s debut Christmas collection in all its krafty glory. You’ve seen glimpses of the incredible table setting here, but be sure to check back soon when I’ll have the full photo shoot.

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7 Responses

  • Jo

    Really like the whole green/white/brown/plum colour scheme… makes a lovely change from the garish red and green one normally associates with Christmas.
    Love the oak leaf name tags for place settings.. and is that mincemeat in those pastry pockets or jam ??? They look yummy.
    Jo xx

  • Thanks Jo! I think Christmas decorations can be any colour, it just depends what you do with them.

    I didn’t try one but I think the pastries were jam. Fruit mince, blegh!

  • Jo

    You DON’T like mincemeat?????
    Philistine. ;o)
    xx
    Did I spell that right.

  • Yep I think that’s right.
    As I said, blegh.
    ;)

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