Tying the perfect bow is something my mom taught me. There are several different ways to do this, and this is one. The trick to keeping your bow straight it how you wrap the center knot around your first loop. If you wrap under the loop, your bow will be crooked. If you wrap over… Read more.
I am loving working with Italian floral crepe paper to make new flower designs. The crepe stretches to form petal shapes and ruffled edges giving the paper flowers a luxe finish. It has been several years since I designed the rose pattern for the printed and metallic paper version that are quite easy to make… Read more.
When I received my 12 Months of Martha box just a few days ago, I was blown away by all of the gorgeous spring party items. I am loving the pinks, blushes and corals right now and the goodies in this box all centered around this palette. These Vintage Girl cupcake wrappers with their scalloped… Read more.
Today is February 13 and this is my 13th Valentine’s Day post this season. Perfect! Today’s little printable, matching the Sweet Vintage Valentine set, is a guest post for the adorable blog Skip to My Lou. So you can pop right over there to get the PDF printable. This is one of my favorite little… Read more.
When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.
This last week I have had such a great time wrapping all kinds of gifts for my Valentine’s Day posts and an upcoming magazine article. More on that later, but this surge of wrapping has sent me to a few of my favorite shops to find some new pretty papers. I knew that I needed… Read more.
Happy Monday my lovelies! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and for those of you who would like to have special personalized valentine cards or stickers for your kids, you have landed on the right page! I have designed two sets this weekend, one showcasing the woodland friends, the bear, fox, squirrel and… 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.
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.
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.
Valentine’s day is just weeks away so I just have to share my long stemmed version of the red watercolor paper rose. So lush and gorgeous and red is trending this year on the red carpet. The red watercolor template is ready for you to print with a laser printer onto regular copy paper. The… Read more.
My collection of washi tape is getting quite large these days so I am always on the lookout for fun craft projects that I can share with you here. As pretty as washi tape can be, there is the issue of it not sticking so well to things for the long haul. For this project… Read more.
A few months ago I was invited with nine other bloggers to be on the 12 Months of Martha craft bloggers team and this is month number one! I received my box of goodies last week and found myself giddy like a teenage girl. The box was full of so many Valentine craft paper, stickers… Read more.
If any of you followed my from my prior blog, you may remember this fun art project. It now lives year-round (not just Valentine’s Day) in my hallway in a collage of my daughter Emily’s art and photos of the two of us. I am sharing it here today for any of you who want… Read more.