I came across two Etsy shops during my search for Christmas wrapping paper: A Thing Created and its sister store Ruby Stripe. I spent an hour perusing the shops’ virtual aisles filled with notecards, notepads, gift tags, watercolor prints, and the most beautiful wrapping paper I’ve ever seen. The artist, Erisha Rubingh, has designed a few covers for local South Carolinian publications Pink and Paisley Magazines. Erisha’s brief bios that appear on the sites reveal that she only took one art class in high school and was mainly self-taught. What an inspiration! (Proof that monetizing one’s craft is possible with persistence.) These are nine of my favorite wrapping paper designs across both Etsy shops.
1. Blue Fair Isle Sweaters // 2. Blue Pinstripe // 3. Christmas Ginger Jars
4. Paris Apartment // 5. Bright Bookshelf // 6. New Year’s
7. City Sidewalks // 8. Champagne // 9. Navy and Red
About the Artist – Erisha Rubingh (Pink Magazine)
About the Artist – Erisha Rubingh (Paisley Magazine)
Ruby Stripe (Instagram)