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.
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.
Earlier this week my friend Lisa over at Handcrafted Parties tossed me an idea. She knows that I am one of those. . . the gluten-free, dairy-free, trying for Paleo types, so was spot on that I would appreciate this project. For all of your upcoming parties, dinners and cookie trays you plan this season,… 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.
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 welcome in Fall this year, I planned to make a lush flower wreath for my front door. I chose the paper in antique gold, coppers, plums and purples (ruby & punch), all in a metallic finish text weight paper from paper-papers.com. It was after I made the fall mum wreath that I thought maybe… Read more.
This Halloween season I knew I wanted design a Halloween party for kids that was fun and playful. I started with this chalkboard style party invitation and envelope liner featuring a cute black cat, smiling bat, happy ghosts and cheerful pumpkins. The party invitation is fully editable in Acrobat and is available to download at… Read more.
I am starting to decorate my house for the fall and winter seasons. The teals and aqua items are going into storage to be replaced with plums and golds. To begin my Fall update I made a paper leaf garland and wreath out of metallic antique gold, gold leaf, copper, bronze and ruby. All I… Read more.
For the final part of the farm party photos, (see part 1 and part 2) I am going to show you the adorable dinner table setting and craft table. The settings were started with these aged teak tables and chairs. We placed them in the horse pasture under the big trees. The dining table was… Read more.
For my part two of the farm party (here is part 1 if you missed it), I am showing photos of the food table and all the adorable little farm details added by Lisa Frank and myself. Lisa did such an amazing job putting the food together for this party as well as the picket… Read more.
One of the favorite games at the farm party was the felt stick horse pony rides. The kid’s came up with the idea to put the stick ponies in the horse pasture so they could pet them through the fence. I love the imagination on children. These little buddies are so simple to make, so… Read more.
When I was a little girl one of my favorite past times was to make my own paper dolls and finger puppets. Well, the little girl inside me lives on and I just could not help but make my cute farm animal illustrations into puppets. There is one for each finger. You can download and… Read more.
Welcome to the farm! Yesterday I joined Lisa Frank in hosting this last-days-of-summer Farm Party. I have so many gorgeous photos of the party that I am going to share it in three parts. First you are seeing the games. Tomorrow I will post the adorable food table with all of the farm inspired details…. Read more.
Happy Monday! This morning I am buzzing around and finishing all the detail for a kid’s Farm Party photo shoot this afternoon. Oh my! It is going to be so cute. Make sure you check in on Instagram where I will be snapping sneak peeks of the party, tutorials and other things to come. You… Read more.
One of my favorite bits of the pirate party I posted a few weeks ago are these adorable pirate faces and bandanas for the bananas. Bandanas for bananas. Who would have thought? They are great for the party as well as any day lunch boxes so to celebrate the upcoming beginning of school, I am… Read more.
I am going to share a fun little paper flower project today. This mini rose wreath is made from just 6 roses that have been attached to a 5 inch foam disc that I purchased at the dollar store. You can easily punch a hole in the center of the disk with a glass cup… Read more.
About a month ago over a Saturday latte, my friend Anna casually asked me if I might have some party ideas for an upcoming event to celebrate her boys 2nd and 4th birthdays. A pirate party was to be the theme, since their favorite cartoon characters live in Neverland. It took me all of 5… Read more.
Today I am sharing printables for these French inspired black and white gift tags and two very colorful gift wraps. I love the contrast of black and white with the bright colors and thought this set would be a great mid-summer inspiration for you. Here is the background story of these designs. A year ago… Read more.
Here is a fun paper project that is not only simple to make but looks elegant and lovely when finished. This is a great DIY project for wedding reception decor or to decorate any elegant party. I can even see this spiral rose branch used in styling a little girls room or to decorate your… Read more.