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.
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.
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.
Last year one of my designer friends introduced me to this adorable DIY gift bag. It was a version of this bag (to wrap the over sized rubber duck) that got me into round 2 of the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper contest which gave me the opportunity to win. This is now my wrapping… Read more.
Still loving the look of the chalkboard style, I am adding this new design to the collection. These printable table numbers can be used for a wedding reception or any party, year round. I loved mixing them with the chalkboard terra cotta pots from this tutorial. You can add any message onto the rim of… Read more.
Happy Friday! Today I am going to share a quick little tutorial on how to make these adorable pom poms from simple baker’s twine and a fork. There are so many fun colors available in the baker’s twine and mine collection is from The Twinery‘s online shop. Using a simple dining fork or even a… Read more.
For this gift wrap and gift tag set I am combining some of my favorite textures and background like the faux bois wood grain and ribbed kraft paper with bright summer colors, fresh florals, ikat and chevron patters. . . all the goodies that make a playful mix and match. The gift wrap is designed… Read more.