Happy Monday! Today I am off to San Francisco for a week of creating some exciting video classes with Creativebug. The last few weeks I have been working double-time preparing the projects for the videos, and designing and photographing this weeks posts. Done! I will be here with you while in my favorite city, all… Read more.
Spring is a perfect time to add a pretty little bow on your packages and party decor. For this template I have included four sizes from the large bow that I used for my holiday decor to tiny version that I used for the mini bow oil cloth rings, along with two sizes in between…. Read more.
Spring is coming very soon which means it is time for some new spring inspired gift tags. Right? I loved the mix of pastel pinks with the kraft paper gift tags I designed for Valentine’s day and decided to try a similar palette with these gorgeous vintage rose illustrations. Most of these are very feminine… Read more.
Welcome to my new series, Food Lover Friday! To launch this series I teamed up with my new friend Melissa from Homemade for Friends. As a chef from New York, she has started a wonderful new blog full of food gifts that celebrate the yumminess of homemade. Earlier this week Melissa sent me her recipe… Read more.
If you know me at all, then you are aware that once I start on a gift wrap post spree I have a hard time stopping. So of course I have to add a set of Valentine’s Day tags to continue the theme of this sweet vintage kraft look. I am just loving these to… Read more.
I am in love with calligraphy! It has been many years since I picked up a calligraphy pen so last week I decided to sign up for a calligraphy class, and not the chisel pen old world style, but the pointed nib gorgeous handwriting style. I will share this class with you as I progress…. Read more.
My favorite time of year! Well, one of them anyway. I love the Valentine’s Day season where I can have an excuse to use hearts, pink tones, glitter and all that is sweet in my projects and designs. This set of labels were so delightful to design as I was inspired by the fourth season… Read more.
Okay, I have a little problem. . . I LOVE gift wrap, gift wrapping and all that goes with it. I almost love wrapping a gift as much as I like getting gifts. Okay, maybe not. I designed this set a while back but since it did not go with the whole chalkboard theme, decided… Read more.
One of my “favorite things” to wrap gifts year-round is brown kraft paper with bakers twine or garden twine. When I was asked to get creative with holiday labels from Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery that are available at Staples stores, I decided to pair them with these favorites. And what fun I did… Read more.
Happy Friday everyone! A few of you have reminded me that even though I posted the printable paper bow templates, I did not give a tutorial on how to assemble them. So I will do just that today. In addition to the tutorial, I am including a Silhouette template as well and the outline template… 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.
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.
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.
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.