Dec 29, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!

Well I'm a couple days late here, but Merry Christmas to all of you that have supported Narwhal Paper Goods this year. Looking forward to a great 2013!

Dec 10, 2012

DIY Fabric Strip Backdrop

When we started brainstorming about this photo shoot, I knew we'd need some kind of backdrop that would bring plenty of dimension and texture, but not draw your eye away from colorful printed items. So, I went with my go-to Fabric Strip backdrop that is both quick and affordable-just the way I like it!
I used a fabric called Broadcloth because it was affordable and ripped easily.
I cut my strips approximately 2 inches wide, but eventually I was able to just eyeball it. 
The length of my strips for this project was 1 yard, but you could easily rip a longer strip for a full length backdrop. I also varied the length on some of the strips so that it wasn't perfectly even.
 I hope you all will give this project a try and, of course, try different color combinations to match your table. And don't forget to visit to download all of the free printables!

Dec 8, 2012

Narwhal Paper Goods + Sucre Shop

Can I just say I love my job? For those of you that don't know, I've been working part time at Sucre Shop for the last few months and still doing my own design stuff on the side. It really is the best of both worlds. I had so much fun helping Brooke of Sucre Shop with this photo shoot and I think Sucre Shop + Narwhal Paper Goods = a pretty sweet combination! 

Kind of like the combination of ice cream and hot cocoa on our s'mores toppings bar! Just because it's getting a little colder outside doesn't mean you have to stop eating ice cream! Warm it up with some s'mores toppings and cup of hot cocoa. And if you're looking for a some sweet gifts, fill a small mason jar with toppings and wrap our free printable tag around it. Visit for all of the free printables!

Also, stay tuned for a DIY of our fabric strip background!

Ice cream cups, scoops, & ice cream spoons from Sucre Shop
Styling by Lindsay Reams and Brooke Pratt
Printable designs by Narwhal Paper Goods
Photography by Bernalla Gooseberry Photo Love/Beth Grebe

Dec 4, 2012

Family Photo Out Take

I'm sorry I've been absent lately, but I promise I've been busy with lots of pretty designs that I can't wait to show you, including our family holiday card. This is one of the out takes of the shoot - Kiva looks so awkward but I am loving Butters little hip sticking out. Catitude.