Friday, November 11, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Graham + Olive pretty paper + packaging


As we bring our Home for the Holiday’s Blog Hop Sponsor Spotlights to a close I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share with my readers so many great handmade companies, not just in this hop but all the time! Whenever I think of Hop Sponsorship I always think Handmade First, I think that is a good routine for anyone to get into, Think Handmade First, perhaps that will be my new motto. Graham + Olive as a business intrigues me, I love pretty things (as you may have previously read) especially pretty packaging.  Nothing excites me like coming across an Etsy Shop while browsing (which I do CONSTANTLY) and seeing something I have never seen or never even thought to make. You will find a lot of that at Graham + Olive, their creativity amazes me. I’m sure you will agree.


Graham + Olive’s Paint Chip House Warming Party Invitations don’t exactly fit the Home for The Holiday’s Theme but I seriously couldn’t even help myself, I had to feature them. I have a very exciting milestone coming up, we are buying our very FIRST home. We have been renters for a few years now since moving to our first duty station and I am more then a little bit looking forward to living in a place that is “ours” and not a place we are just borrowing. I absolutely intend to have a Housewarming Party full good drinks, good friends, and relaxing. I feel that these invitations are just perfect, they are creative, they are colorful, and they can be personalized, yay!  Each invite is printed on heavy card stock “paint chips” and can be customized to suit your fancy. The cards are a bit tiny so nothing too extensive. You can choose your color sceme or assorted colors. Each invitation is incredibly affordable at $2 each and includes it’s own kraft envelope, minimum order of ten. These also make great “We’ve Moved” announcements to share your new address with friends and family. Perhaps you are not in the process of moving or have just moved. The Paint Chip Invitations can also be customized for a birthday, bridal shower, or wedding save the dates. Neat right?


Keeping with the Home for the Holiday’s theme of course I have to share with you a wonderful Holiday Idea, truth be told this is an item I would pick to share for a Sponsor Spotlight anyways. If you follow One Little Indian you know we LOVE Eco-Friendly around here, it is a huge part of our life, something we strive for daily. This Vintage Fabric Wrap fits with our lifestyle and not only is it reusable and eco-friendly but it’s so beautiful. Each wrap is a generous 19x19 and includes a “how to” card to insure you have a variety of options when wrapping your gifts, and a 4x4 white box to wrap your first gift!  Fun Fact: The art of cloth wrapping called “furoshiki” in Japan, dates back centuries. Japan has been eco-friendly since been eco-friendly, since..well you get the idea. You can choose from many different colors pictured or you can discuss with the owner of Graham + Olive to find the perfect colors for you! I personally think these would be great for a baby shower favor arrangement, what a pretty display for your guests and they double as an additional gift. Perfect.

The lucky lady (or lad) that wins in our Home for the Holiday’s Blog Hop will win their choice of a few NEW products from Graham + Olive, like New/New, so new they aren’t even listed yet. I wanted to take this space to tell you a little about what you could choose to win. The set of 12 Luxe Wedge Shaped Pie Box Favor Kits are wonderful for a Holiday Celebration. This charming little set includes a dozen pie shaped boxes, 12 eco-luxe wooden forks, 7 yards of extra plush bakers twine, and 6 extra large sheets of parchment paper. Everything you need to send a little bit of love home with your guests. The wonderful thing about buying handmade is that you can customize your order most of the time, with this particular set you can customize the color of twine and also have different things stamped right on your wooden forks, perfect for a wedding, shower, or any celebration. The second item that you may choose is the Silver + Gold Gift Wrapping Kit. This kit includes a dozen sheets of matte silver and gold tissue paper, 40 yards of glitter twine, a dozen gold & silver doilies, a dozen gold & silver heart stickers, a dozen metallic platelets, and a dozen glassine bags. Holy Toledo! If you are keeping track that is enough to wrap 12 presents this Holiday Season, and not just “wrap” but wrap with style and care. I love present wrapping, this is a perfect set for me.


The last item I just couldn’t help sharing with you today is something you are going to L.O.V.E, I promise. The Apple Cider Mulling Spice Muslin Bags from Graham + Olive would make one amazing winter wedding favor. Each 4x2.75 muslin bag is printed with a cute deer and the words “get toasty, drink cider” and contain plenty of yummy mulling spices. Each bag contains a cute little recipe card with instructions to use 2 Tablespoons of spices per gallon of cider, each bag makes 3 gallons of cider! What a great Christmas gift, I think this would be perfect to have on hand for teachers, postmen/women, and any other random person you usually buy a small gift for. Order over 50 can also have a customized bag design, hello Wedding Favor! How impressed would your guests be with this?

Buy it Now: Graham + Olive has offered Free Shipping on US orders over $25 for One Little Indian Readers, yay! Thank you Graham + Olive

Want to win it? Graham + Olive has kindly offered one lucky winner their choice of EITHER their new 12 Wedge Shaped Pie Favor Kit, Five of the Mulled Cider Bags OR their new Silver + Gold Gift Wrapping Kit. What a hard choice right?


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  1. i like the miniature wooden clothespins and I'd use them in my classroom

    debbie m

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

  2. I love the metallic twine sampler pak and would use it to restring my Christmas Ornaments

  3. I love the advent calender!

  4. I really like the 25 Library Cards in Goldenrod Yellow. I would use them to leave my guy little notes in his lunch.

    email RonaleeDuncan{at}aol{dot}com

  5. Love the library cards! I would definitely grunge them up, and use them in my vintage chipboard scrapbook albums!

  6. I would love to have the library cards for our book club invites

  7. LOVE LOVE the advent calendar kit! Would love one for my therapy kids and then another for my own daughter! Great and CUTE way to help them count down :)