A few years ago after I moved from a house into my downtown loft, I realized that my Christmas decoration collection had found its way to the donation pile. I saw it as an opportunity to try something different, to fill the tree with handmade paper ornaments. This started a new tradition, and now in… Read more.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back in the United States. Today, I am thankful for every single one of you. . . the readers, cheerers and crafters all over the globe. . . that visit, comment and share their own stories, as I pour my heart and soul into making this a magical place to be…. Read more.
Here is another set of gift wrap for you to round out this season’s chalkboard and woodland themes. . . and it is my other current favorite. . . kraft. These fun patterns mix and match with all of the other Christmas wraps, the chalkboard tags, the woodland tags and the paper bows. Someday I… Read more.
Happy Saturday everyone! It has been a busy week as I am trying to complete everything before I head over to Amsterdam tomorrow. Don’t worry. . . I am a bloggeraholic so you will be hearing from me in the next seven days. Today I am sharing one of my favorites yet! Here is a… Read more.
Today I am sharing one of my favorite quick and easy gift wrap printables. I designed this template a few years ago and have loved adding the fun mini paper sculpture to packages year round. These paper bows are something you can have printed and trimmed, ready to pop onto a bottle of wine or… Read more.
For my next round of gift wrap, I designed Winter Wonderland featuring my woodland buddies that were here for Easter, for summer bookmarks, and now here for Christmas! The collection also includes a chalkboard garland, a birch faux bois and a wooly dot pattern. Of course these coordinate with the chalkboard set as well. For… Read more.
I think you may all know by now that I have a thing for gift wrapping. And gift wrap. In a few minutes, I head over to West Elm to teach a creative gift wrapping class. I have been busy designing 16 different wraps these last few weeks, which I will post in the next… Read more.
Today I am going to share my ombre holiday trees. I am decorating my home this Christmas in golds, silvers and whites to create a woodland wonderland look and this is one of my projects. These trees are pretty simple to make and you may even use this as a family craft project. I love… Read more.
Last Christmas, a designer friend of mine introduced me to making the paper poinsettia from a cocktail napkin. I loved this idea, and after a few tweaks and a glitter addition, I love it even more. I now call it my 30 second gift topper. I have made a step-by-step tutorial below and promise after… Read more.
Happy Friday! Today is all about two of my favorite things. . . gift wrapping and chalkboards. I have designed for you a sheet of both tags to tie onto your gifts and another page of labels both with the Christmas design. You can easily personalize your tags and labels in Acrobat Reader by first… Read more.
All I need now is the Turkey, the rest of the fixings and five of you to come sit at my table! I will miss cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year since I will be off in Amsterdam, so to fill up on some of that Thanksgiving love, I designed a rustic luxe dinner table setting…. Read more.
For your Thanksgiving centerpiece this year, why not make it an interactive arrangement? That’s right, a Thankful Tree with leaves leaves printed, trimmed and ready for your guests to share their gratitude. Once they have added their sentiment they simply tie their leaf or leaves onto the centerpiece branches. I have made it very easy… Read more.
It is time for another paper flower! Dahlia’s are one of my all-time favorites, partly because my name is included in the letters of this luscious bloom. Dahlias come in a variety of colors and shapes so I picked a rich plum with a irregular petal pattern as my inspiration. I will not lie, this… Read more.
This week I replaced my worn door mat with this fun DIY stenciled monogram centered inside of a silhouette of deer antlers. This seems perfect for my Pacific Northwest home as the days become wet and windy. I picked up the 24 x 35 inch natural fiber coir mat at Ikea and after searching for a… Read more.
It is the first Monday of November already! How did that happen? I will start the week on a personal note. First of all, thank you. . . all of you who sent me words of encouragement and cheer last week. It really touched my heart in a deep way and reminded me why I… Read more.
When my friend Lisa asked me to design some supergirl invitations and printables for her daughter Maddie’s 7th birthday it was an immediate YES! You may remember Lisa as the “Super Crafter” from the Farm Party post and the Fourth of July Party post. Well, she has also started her new blog Handcrafted Parties that you… Read more.
To coordinate with your Holiday foodie gift labels that I shared with you yesterday, I am adding this recipe card just like the Fall version but with the winter greens rather than Autumn leaves. These are great to coordinate your favorite Christmas or winter holiday labels or to add to your favorite jar of cookies… Read more.
One of my favorite gift to give for the Holidays is something from my kitchen. Who doesn’t love food? It may be something I make myself, or a gourmet favorite I purchase. Either way, foodie gifts are something everyone can use. For this year’s food gifts I have designed a set of chalkboard style Christmas/Holiday… Read more.
Happy Friday! As promised, I am in sharing the next room in my home tour. . . the dining room. This room is in the heart of the home, as it should be. It is flanked by the living room and kitchen, which together make one large great room. This room has many new things… Read more.
Tomorrow I will be touring my dining room in my little craftsman house. To finish up the room just in time for the tour, I just updated the dining room chairs I have been collecting and thought it would be fun to show the before and after with you. The truth is, I have far… Read more.