A children’s birthday party can be the perfect time to roll up your crafty sleeves and get creative. When we were recently given a box full of foam balls from Floracraft® Make It:Fun® and we decided to use them for something other than paper flowers or floral arrangements. A children’s birthday party with an underwater… Read more.
One celebration we absolutely love here in Portland is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Traditionally a celebration of victory after the Battle Of Puebla in the late 1800’s, today Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture and traditions. Here in Portland the entire waterfront area is awash with color as… Read more.
Summer is on it’s way and so, to coax it along a little we are hosting a children’s party with our own lemonade stand! Yesterday we shared our super cute handcrafted lemonade stand party with you including all the PDF’s for the cute stickers that we shared over at World Label plus details on where to… Read more.
The independent ice cream parlour here in Portland gets particularly busy this time of year. From early afternoon through to late evening there seems to be a constant stream of dessert lovers queuing up to sample the latest flavors on offer. Last summer I realized that those wanting to purchase a whole pint (or two!)… Read more.
Isn’t Springtime the best? Our studio is filled to bursting with various prototypes for paper tulips, partly decorated Easter eggs, and a whole host of baby farm animals in various forms from candy huggers in yesterday’s post, to these adorable Easter goodie bags. The little bunny rabbit, duckling, chick and lamb are all easily printed… Read more.
There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.
Earlier this month we discovered BARC wood papers and have been excited to use them in a DIY wedding project ever since. We are in love with the birch wood paper – a sheer veneer sheet that is made using real wood. It comes in sheets, tape rolls and larger rolls with either a paper… Read more.
This over-sized heart shaped pinata is the perfect DIY wedding project for those who want to inject a little fun into their wedding celebrations. The pinata has always been a party favorite but in recent years we’re seeing lots of lovely versions designed specifically for that special day. Last year I shared this paper flower… Read more.
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t have a little denim in their wardrobe. Personally, I live in blue jeans as it is perfect for my on-the-go creative lifestyle. The tough cotton twill textile has been widely used since the 18th century and there’s not a decade goes by that the fabric doesn’t seem… Read more.
For my friends Lauren and Nelson’s wedding a few weeks ago, we decided to make them a custom cake topper. One of their favorite things to say to each other is “love you more” which makes a perfect phrase to top their wedding day cake. You can see their cake below and how we decorated… Read more.
A while back I posted this photo on my Instagram. These jumbo paper roses were made to style a Kraft themed baby shower. Shortly after posting and seeing the response, I knew I would be sharing a tutorial for this polka dot bloom. So here you are, the tutorial as well as a pattern for… Read more.
This is such a fun project! In this video with Creativebug, I teach you how to make the letters from a flat board into these 3D forms, then give you three ideas of how to finish the surfaces. I am just loving the gold leaf look right now and these letters were made especially for… Read more.
You can now view the third of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make a Dowton Abby inspired topiary. I show you how to make them using a simple terra cotta pot, copper tubing for the form and Carte Fini floral crepe paper for… Read more.
When I was editing these photos for this post as well as the felt unicorn from last week, I noticed how I just could not stop smiling. What is happier than a little princess with her own unicorn to ride and topped with this adorable felt and lace crown? This crown is very simple to… Read more.
I have come to the conclusion that any paper. . . that is ANY paper. . . can be transformed into a gorgeous paper flower. Other than poms for gift toppers and tree ornaments, I had yet to experiment with tissue paper to make paper flowers, until this weekend. Having just returned from San Francisco… 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.
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.
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.