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DIY Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flowers

Even here is rainy Portland we love a wash of tropical colors. It has actually been in the 90’s for the last few weeks and for our little city that is a heat wave! August is the perfect time to go a little tropical, no matter where on the globe you live. These lush hibiscus… Read more.

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Make a Paper Flower Pinata

How fun is this over-sized ball of bright blooms! This project is perfect for a summer fiesta, birthday party or even a colorful wedding. I made this bright paper flower pinata for a wedding. . . well, a pretend wedding that is. Today I am meeting with a handful of other Portland wedding vendors and… Read more.

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DIY Jumbo Monograms For Your Party Decor

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.

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Printable Labels for Homemade Ginger Beer + Link to the Yummy Recipe!

When my chef-blogger buddy Melissa from Homemade for Friends, mentioned she was making ginger beer I immediately offered to design a custom set of labels. I love the idea of making homemade soda! Ginger ale is definitely my favorite sodas and this homemade recipe is not only natural but gluten-free! You can find the recipe… Read more.

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Make a Custom Gift Bag out of Scrapbook Paper

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.

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Paper Bouquet

How to Mix Paper Flowers with Fresh Leaves and Lavender to Make a Gorgeous & Fragrant Bouquet

This last weekend I volunteered to make three flower arrangements for my nieces graduation reception. I knew that I would want to recycle some of the gorgeous paper gardenias and the mix of plum, raspberry and mauve mums that I have saved from a guest post to coordinate with her plum graduation outfit. I gathered… Read more.

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Printable Table Number

Chalkboard Style Table Numbers

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.

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Bakers Twine Poms

DIY Mini Pom Poms from Baker’s Twine

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.

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Creative Wrapping

Creative Gift Wrapping for your Summer Packages

For those of you who came here last night to download your gift tags and wrap and found a big blue page. . . many apologies. Having the site down is a blogger’s biggest nightmare, but once I realized there was a problem (thanks to you who wrote me an alert note), we were able… Read more.

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Printable Summer Gift Tags

Sweet Summertime Printable Gift Wrap and Gift Tags

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.

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