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Winter Window Clings

Window Clings for the Winter Holidays + Giveaway

Remember those adorable window clings for Halloween? Well we had to one up ourselves and make a set for the winter holidays that share the Christmas love with our polar friends. This set includes little friends from both land and ocean with icebergs, evergreen trees, snowflakes and snow topped mountains to set the scene. To… Read more.

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Holly_Mistletoe_Wreath

Metallic Paper Holly and Mistletoe Wreath

How cute is this mini wreath? I made this holly and mistletoe paper wreath in just a few hours using a few of the images from the new Cricut 3-D Floral Home Decor cartridge. You can buy these cut files individually in the Cricut Design Space and for this wreath I used the holly leaves… Read more.

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Pomegranate and Cranberry Homemade Relish Recipe Cards and Gift Labels

Pomegranate and Cranberry Homemade Relish Recipe Cards and Gift Labels

I so look forward to pomegranate season and it is now here!  Not only do I love the juicy red color (that look so great in photos) but also the fact that the pomegranate is considered super food and full of all kinds of good nutrition. Today I am featuring these gorgeous pomegranates from The… Read more.

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DIY Paperwhites flowers

Paperwhites from Metallic Paper + New Video Tutorial on Creativebug

Of all of the paper flower I have designed so far, and as you know I have made many, I think this is my favorite. Can I say that? Will the peonies and dahlias feel slighted? These flowers are so happy and bright and will be my care free center pieces for my winter holiday… Read more.

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Paper Bird Ornament

Little Paper Birds for Your Holiday Decorations + Video Tutorial

Last year I designed this paper bird in a larger form and used it as my tree topper. You may remember it in my Handcrafted Holiday video. It was such a hit that I filmed a full video tutorial on how to makes these as love birds. This year we are making a mini version… Read more.

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Kids Craft

Kids Craft: Felt & Pinecone Owl Ornamants

It is time for another kid’s craft (you may remember our felt and pine cone turkeys) and this one though we are making it for holiday tree ornaments can be used all year round. These cute little owls come with three different personalities and with this pattern you can mix and match to make your… Read more.

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DIY Paper Village

Paper Cut Winter Village for Your Holiday Decorations

You all loved our Halloween paper cut village so we knew we had to out do ourselves and design a winter village that is not only one layer of paper but three. This winter village has a mountain scape in the background with little village houses, clock towers, light poles and trees in the front… Read more.

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Crepe Paper Pinecones

DIY Crepe Paper Pinecones

I have such fun making things from Italian crepe paper and getting a set of the metallic crepes from Carti Fini made my heart flutter. You may remember my copper crepe paper acorns from a few weeks ago. These I used in my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. While I was making these I also started the… Read more.

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DreamTree_TN

My Top 7 Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Tis the season for decorating gorgeous Christmas trees and I am all about making my holiday tree very personal and handmade. Though I love the smell of a real evergreen tree, I was so happy to have a new reusable tree from Michaels this year. As a blogger I do have to set mine up… Read more.

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Holiday Lantern

Winter Paper Lanterns

Today we are kicking off our full line-up of winter holiday and Christmas projects, printables and inspirations. Our Halloween lanterns were such hit that we knew we would be sharing a winter version with you as well. I love how these pretty woodland paper lanterns look on my mantel and will often light them in… Read more.

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ShutterflyChristmasTN

Shutterfly Christmas Cards by Lia + Printable Envelope Liners to Match

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Shutterfly to offer four gorgeous photo card to include Christmas cards, a Happy Holiday card and a New Year’s card. Each has several option for photo quantity and some have matching address labels too. You can take a look at what is ready to… Read more.

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DreamTree_TN

Dream Tree Challenge with Michaels Christmas Tree Decorations

And you thought it was too early to start thinking about Holiday decorations? Here in the U.S. most people will put up their holiday trees the day after Thanksgiving towards the end of November. However, when Michaels asked me to participate in their Dream Tree Challenge I couldn’t resist getting an early start on the Holidays!… Read more.

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Frozen Brunch

Host a Frozen Themed Party

As winter is approaching and it is getting cooler outside, I love to host intimate gatherings at my home.  This year I decided to embrace the winter season with this Frozen themed party. We don’t get a lot of snow here in Portland so I thought it would be fun to create a white wonderland… Read more.

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PaperPineConeTN

Paper Pine Cones for Woodland Decor

This last Christmas when I made my holiday tree decorated in all paper ornaments, I made some orbs that were covered in little paper circles. I kept seeing them as a very round paper pine cone and thought how cute it would be to make some in more of the cone shape. Pine cones are… Read more.

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LoveBirdsTN

Video: Make a Paper Love Bird

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.

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FeatherGlitterWreath

Paper Feather Wreath (Version Two)

Hello everyone! I am back from my trip to Salt Lake City where I met the team from Cricut and attended the Alt Summit. It was a very successful week and I will be sharing some of my finds and news from that in the next few months. The highlights of my week were: 1)… Read more.

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Gift Wrap Medallions

Paper Foil Medallions for Your New Year’s Celebration

Can you believe it is almost time to celebrate 2014? One of my favorite decorations for my New Year’s Eve parties are these super simple paper medallion stars made from foil gift wrap. They make a huge impact and you can create them large, huge or small. This little DIY project is a perfect one… Read more.

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Last-Minute DIY Gifts To Make This Weekend

Last-Minute DIY Gifts To Make This Weekend

Hello everyone. I am in Washington with the whole family this weekend to remember my mother and celebrate her life. It is so nice to be together right now. Thank you all for the notes of love and encouragement. I am responding to each and everyone of them (I still have a few to get… Read more.

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ChristmasCardCG

Chalkboard Christmas Card Clip Art + Printable Envelope Liners to Match

I have been quite spoiled the last few years when I was the Creative Director for an online stationery shop. We had everything set for adding photos and text into the card designs. I looked high and low for an option so that you could add a photo and type easily before you printed, but… Read more.

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Tissue Christmas Ornaments

Gold Tissue Pom Pom Tree Ornaments

To finish off my paper tree ornaments I wanted to add some of these simple pom poms made from gold metallic tissue. They add an extra layer of fullness to the detailed ornaments and are so simple to make. Each pom pom started from one sheet of 20×20 gold tissue paper so these are not… Read more.

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