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.
The rumor here in Portland is that it may snow tomorrow. What a perfect time to post the tutorial for the 3-D paper snowflakes, right? If it does not snow outside, at least it will be inside. This snowflake is not my invention, but this is my version after making many of these each year… Read more.
Hello everyone! I am back from the Netherlands, (see photos of my trip on the blog Facebook page) inspired and ready to continue on our handcrafted holiday theme. I have so many ideas popping that I wish I had time to do several a day. Sigh. Still just a tad still in jet lag, today… Read more.
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.
Several of you asked if I might share the background template I designed for the Font Love script and display posts. Why yes, think I will! I made a PDF for you with three versions of headers: Merry Christmas, Holiday Cheer and ‘Tis the Season each in a red or green ribbon option. This is… 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.
Happy weekend everyone! To start our crafty November, I wanted to share another set of fonts that you can download for free. Though I love a great script (see my top ten here), sometimes a fun display font is just what you need and here are ten of my favorites. Here are the links for… Read more.
Hello everyone! Personal note first: I just wanted to let you know that I am still here and thinking about you. My posts have been spotty these last few weeks because I am going through some life changes. To be transparent, the man in my life and I have chosen to go our separate ways…. 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.
Another fun project that was printed in Made in Paper magazine Christmas issue. are these printed candle wraps and matchbox covers for the upcoming Holiday season. These make great gifts, for the hostess, the boss or coworker, the person who has everything. . . and are easy to make using a pillar candle and a… Read more.