You may remember I designed a logo and signage last year for Penny Black, a post office, gift shop and cafe in Glasgow run by friends of mine. They asked me to do their Christmas window decorations this year and obviously I said yes!
My idea was to make giant paper cuts of my cookie characters and this was my first quick mockup. Things changed quite a lot though, mostly because I couldn’t get the right card at A2 size so had to make them smaller. I also ended up having to do it all over a weekend.
Each character was made from pieces of card glued together, some cut by hand and others with my beloved paper cutting machine.
I made a Christmas pudding to go in the cafe window and it turned out so cute! I might have to make some normal sized ones to sell next year.
For the Post Office I made envelopes. Royal Mail’s official address for Santa is a bit unbelievable. Reindeerland?
I even made the stamps because I am crazy. They were my favourite bit though.
I had planned to make happy presents but it somehow turned into a gift bag, which I find hilarious for some reason. Making the gift tags was almost a step too far late on Sunday night but I knew it would be the perfect finishing touch. You can make some yourself with my Mini Cards free printable.
After all that, I then had to install them, which didn’t go quite to plan but I did manage to do the smaller Charing Cross branch myself.
The main branch took three of us after closing time.
It’s tricky to get photos but they look pretty cute! If you’re in Glasgow before Christmas, pop by Penny Black and have a look.