Shopping For Stationery | Chinoiserie Style

Hi friends.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and Easter.  It’s not secret that I love paper products and today I’m sharing one of my favorite paper companies with.

I love beautiful stationery and as a business owner personalized stationery is part of my branding when communicating with clients.

 I was on the hunt recently for new notecards and my search led me to WH Hostess Social Stationery.   WH Hostess sells paper goods including stationery, party decor, gift packaging and personalized gifts.  Their designs are fresh and modern and I love the variety of patterns and colors they offer. Chinoiserie inspired designs are one of my favorite and WH Hostess has a great selection of chinoiserie stationery.



 I prefer flat cards over folded and use them for general correspondence with clients and for quick notes to friends. A few of my favorite designs from WH Hostess include their greek key, stripe, bamboo and plaid designs.

Greek Key Emblem Notecard {available in 8 colors}

Monogram Ginger Jar Flat Notecard {7 monogram colors available}

Striped Letters Personalized Flat Notecard {available in 4 colors}

Bamboo Monogram Personalized Flat Notecard {available in 6 colors}

Greek Key Personalized Flat Notecard {available in 8 colors}



If you think gift tags are just for gift  giving, think again.  Personalized gift tags with your business logo and name can be used as a creative alternative to a business card.  I use them to tag fabric sample rings or other design samples.  You can also use personalized stickers in the same way.

Foiled Stamped Gift Tag {a variety of ink and paper colors available}

Greek Key Border Foil Stamped Gift Tag {a variety of ink and paper colors available}

Chinoiserie Happiness Medallion Square Foil-Stamped Gift Tag



I jot down notes and reminders on a daily basis so a pretty notepad is essential to my day.  And love giving personalized notepads as gifts.

Buffalo Check Monogram Personalized Notepad

Interlocking Monogram Personalized Notepad

If you’re looking for an assortment of stationery products, WH Hostess sells their Stationery Suites that includes a mix of products.  The suite is packaged in an acrylic box and includes personalized notepads, notecards, stickers and writing pens.

There are so many designs available from WH Hostess so be sure to check out their site and you’re sure to find something to fit your style.

Gift Wrap Inspiration: DIY Paper Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

If you know me, you know that I’d rather make my own gift bags versus buy them at the store.  Handcrafted gift bags are easier to make than you might think and you probably already have the supplies on hand.

For my latest gift wrap project, I made some spring inspired gift bags using wrapping paper, ribbon and craft bags from Paper Mart.  I created a variety of sizes and decorated each one differently to show you how easy it is to customize handmade gift bags.  And I created a how-to guide that you can download (link at end of the post).

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Once you’ve made your first handcrafted gift bag you’ll see how quick and easy it is to make a bag to fit any size gift or any gift occasion.


DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Blue/Blue Striped Wrapping Paper // ‘Periwinkle’ Floral Wrapping Paper // Mini Chevron Bags

You can see that I made different styles of ribbon handles for each bag.  My favorite is the braided handle on the large striped bag.

To create the braid,  I cut three equal lengths of ribbon and braided them together. Once the ends were inserted through the holes at the top of the bag, I tied them in a knot to secure the ends.

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

On the large floral bag below, I punched holes on the corners and in the center and tied ribbons through the holes. I used white hole reinforcements to protect the holes from tearing.

tip: Everyday office supplies can make great gift wrap embellishments.

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Kiwi Satin Ribbon // Navy Satin Ribbon // Mini Chevron Bags

The mini chevron bags I taped to  the front of my gift bags holds a kraft gift tag.  The bags would also be great to hold sweet treats with an Easter gift.

Paper Mart sells the chevron bags in three sizes and 8 colors and I love using them in gift wrap projects.

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Periwinkle Floral Wrapping Paper // Mini Chevron Bags // Similar Craft Flowers // Silver Glitter Gift Tags

I you want to embellish your bags even more, you can glue on fabric or paper flowers like I did.

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Blue/Blue Striped Wrapping Paper // Kiwi Satin Ribbon // Navy Satin Ribbon

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Periwinkle Floral Wrapping Paper // Mini Chevron Bags // White Gift Tags // Paper Hole Reinforcement

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Paper Mart has one of the largest selections of satin ribbon on the market with over 50 colors and 10 widths to choose from.  #oneofeachplease

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Spring is gift giving season. Stock up on your favorite wrapping paper and ribbon so you can personalize your gifts with a handmade gift bag.

DIY Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper by ConfettiStyle

Download DIY Gift Bag Tutorial


To see other projects I made using Paper Mart products, check out these posts…

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece
Creative Ways to Decorate With Wrapping Paper
Holiday Gift Wrap

This post is in partnership with Paper Mart.  My love for wrapping paper and ribbon as well as all opinions of Paper Mart products are 100% my own.

THREE Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

It’s no secret that I love wrapping paper. And you may have even noticed that from time to time here on the blog I use wrapping paper for more than just wrapping gifts.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

When I received this beautiful gift wrap from Paper Mart in November I knew immediately I wanted to use in my holiday decor.  So I got creative and here are a few ways I decorated for the holidays with gift wrap.



A gift wrap table runner is a no-brainer and such an easy and inexpensive way to dress your table.  The poinsettia wrapping paper is perfect as a runner because of the all-over pattern and bold colors.  You may have noticed that my table scape is different from what you saw in the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I made a few simple changes to give my table a new look.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Pinecones and Poinsettia Gift Wrap // Preserved Boxwood Wreath

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Red Satin Reversible Ribbon



Another creative way I used the wrapping paper is as a liner to a serving tray.  This is such an easy way to UpStyle any tray to match your seasonal decor or a party theme.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Black and White Plaid Ribbon



Another one of my favorite decor ideas using gift wrap is to use the paper as a decorative matt in a frame.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Holly Jolly Print

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Similar Plaid Gift Wrap

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

And here’s a few other ideas for decorating with wrapping paper…

♦  Make seasonal pennant flags to hang from the mantel

♦  Wrap plain pillar candles to make them more festive

♦  Line drawers or cabinets

♦  Wrap books for a decorative book cover

♦  Use wrapping paper as a wall paper alternative in a small room or closet

♦  Frame it and hang as artwork

With only 10 days until Christmas, I know some of you still have decorating and wrapping to do so I hope you’re inspired by this gift wrap inspiration.

My Christmas Gift Wrap–It’s All In The Details

Christmas Gift Wrap Inspiration

Can we talk Christmas gift wrap for a minute?  

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you all know that I am a bit of a snob when it comes to gift wrap and ribbon.  I don’t have anything against gift bags but when it comes to wrapping gifts, I whole-heartedly believe that the presentation of a gift adds to the entire gift giving experience.

When it came time to come up with a gift wrap plan for Christmas, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Paper Mart.  Paper Mart is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and they had everything I needed to make my gift wrap dreams come true.


Last year I created this mobile gift wrap cart to hold my holiday paper and ribbons.  I pulled it out again this year and stocked it with all my supplies.  You can read all about how I created the cart here.


There are lots of things I love about Paper Mart  including their vast range of wrapping paper, ribbon, embellishments, boxes and tissue paper.  They have wrapping paper for every gift occasion and a great offering of  party supplies.



The foundation of my gift wrap plan was this beautiful Pinecones & Poinsettia gift wrap.  There are lots of colors in this paper so I knew I could mix and match it with other wrapping paper and ribbons.

I’m a fan of two-sided ribbon and used the red and gold satin ribbon above to create a layered bow.  I tucked my favorite holly leaf embellishments under each corner of the bow.


For this box, I layered the poinsettia paper over a small black and white plaid paper.


I used this gold metallic ribbon around a few solid colored boxes that I had.  The gold has a shimmer to it and is pretty when tied in a multi loop bow.

The pretty package embellishment is a vintage brooch I pulled out of my jewelry stash.


I paired the poinsettia paper with a black and white striped paper and love this look.  The embellishments on top are honeycomb tissue paper balls that I taped to the top of the belly band.  Belly band is a fancy name for a piece of paper that wraps around something. #ribbonlingo


This natural holly leaf ribbon is so pretty and you can see the beautiful bows you can make with it.  I added some small gold ornaments in the center for a little sparkle.


I shared my Christmas tree in part 1 of the Merry & Bright Home Tour and matched some of the colors on the tree with the colors in the poinsettia paper. And I used the black and white plaid ribbon on the tree and for my Christmas gift wrap.



Did you notice the gift tags I used on several of the boxes?  I’ve included the free download link below so you can use them too!


Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Tags



Download Merry & Bright Printable Gift Tags


I still have boxes to wrap so look for them in next weeks finale’ of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour~

Shelly Signature

disclaimer:  I received free paper and ribbon from Paper Mart as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.   Paper Mart is a company that I love and am happy to share their products with you.  All opinions and images are my own.
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Planning For The New Year In Style



I usually wait until October or November to share my favorite calendars for the new year but this year it couldn’t wait.  I wanted to make sure you’ve all seen what I am now claiming as my new favorite-all-time-planner!

Even though I’ve read about this planner on other blogs and I know lots of fellow designers and bloggers are already using it, it wasn’t until I took a serious look at it for myself that I fell in love with it.

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Best of Etsy: StudioFourSeventeen

I recently came across a Etsy shop and immediately fell in love with the product.  StudioFourSeventeen sells paper products, stickers, ribbon and packaging supplies to be exact so you know it was love a first sight. They also have a beautiful collection of wedding save-the-date printable.

Take a look and fall in love!


I’ve already ordered the initial sticker with flowers.


And I ordered the pink heart sticker with a Thank You sentiment for my Etsy shop orders.


I’ve got another order in the que for some plain stickers and I’m having the floral address sticker below customized with my Etsy Shop info.



StudioFourSeventeen offers some of the prettiest paper goods I’ve seen in a while and their stickers are a great way to personalize your letters or packages and they are a chic brand element for your  business.

Hope over to the StudioFourSeventeen shop to see their entire product offering.

Happy Shopping!


Paper Love: Creative Ways to UpStyle Your Envelope


I love paper products and one of my goals each year is to step away from the computer or cell phone and sends notes and cards to my friends the old fashion way.  The cards I send are always decorative but rarely do I do anything special to the envelope.


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