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A small pattern for a big campaign

A simple drawing can be the power force behind a whole marketing campaign. For the end of 2015 and Chinese New Year, I have suggested to Petit Bazaar to work with a beautiful leaf pattern. A simple branch can offer a multitude of variations.

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- The Christmas catalog:
There is a 2016 calendar on the back cover of the catalogs, which are free!
Go pick them up at the shop if it isn’t already done.

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The shop windows
This pattern has helped animate the Christmas themed shop windows. We opted for white as it shows better contrast and maximum visibility.

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Interior window design by Soraya Mazari

- The lai sees:
Chinese New Year was an opportunity to work with patterns with golden colours.

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money packets petit bazaar by marguerite gribouilli From time to time, it is necessary to complete as well as animate the graphic universe of a brand. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pushed by big financial efforts. A simple drawing and or design can bring a breath of fresh air for the new season.


Petit bazaar, la suite!

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Our adventure with the Petit Bazaar stores continues with the design of a new series of labelling and branding products (packaging and catalogues). Here a little glimpse:

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And don’t forget to grab the growth chart I had the chance to design for them. They are available for free at the back of their catalogue. Hurry up, it’s a limited series!

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It was very difficult for me to make a selection of pictures from the fun shooting we did, so I decided to not choose and show them all!
Have a great week!

 


Dancing dots wrapping paper

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I am extremely happy to share with you my latest project! Those of you who know me know my obsession with all paper-related products. My work space and my house are filled with notebooks, notepads, pencils, calendars, stationery and so on. I just love that stuff but for some reason never actually got to design it.

But that is about to change with the launch of our new black and white dancing dots wrapping paper that is already available in our e-shop. Each set includes 20 sheets of delicate translucent tissue paper. Get ready for Christmas by ordering your set right here.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

 

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DIY – Birdhouse

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Here is a DIY project with recycled material!
Last month, we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday. As kids start to enjoy crafting at this age, each kid received a birdhouse to decorate and bring home as a gift.
I’ve always enjoyed decorating children’s rooms with birdhouses; if you have a closer look at my projects, you will often see a small birdhouse somewhere. It gives the wall more life and volume.  Also, I find them much more joyful than birdcages, which always sadden me a little.

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The birdhouses are super easy to do; all you need is:
- cardboard boxes (not too thick)
– some nice paper sheets (you can use Japanese origami paper or any paper not to thick that you like and want to recycle; sometimes I simply print patterns on my laser printer on a 80gr paper)
– some white glue and pencils
– scissors, a cutter, a ruler, set square, strong glue
– ideally a circular cutter for the house door, or a compass + cutter if you don’t have one

STEP 1, traces
Here is the pattern to draw on your cardboard

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>> Tips:
– Once you have drawn and cut the first house, just use the outline of the pattern to cut the other houses , it will save you a lot of time
– This version is without bottom, but if you add one, you can use the cage as a goody bag.

STEP 2, cutting:
-  Cut the outline of the base and the roof,
- And  then cut the circular opening with your circular compass .

STEP 3, folding and assembly

- To have a clean folding, run the box cutter on the folding lines (green lines in the figure) . Be careful not to cut through the cardboard, just cut the upper layer.
- Assemble the house, roof and base with the glue .

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STEP 4, decoration:
This is where your little ones get involved !
- Apply white glue on the surface you are decorating, stick the piece of decorative paper and apply more glue on top to both fix and polish it.
- Repeat this step to cover the whole house with different decorative papers
- Apply a final layer of glue to secure the assembly.

>> Tips:
- I noticed that it was easier for children to have small pieces of pre-cut decorative papers.
- You can of course change the dimensions and proportions of the cabin, but always make sure the roof is 1 to 2 cm wider than the walls of the birdhouse for a nicer effect.
- To hang it on the wall,  do a small hole on the back to insert a screw or simply use double-faced adhesive tape/velcro.

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STEP 5, the perch
- Make a hole (size of a straw) under the opening with a sharp knife or cutter
- Cut a piece of straw and insert it in the hole.
Have fun!

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