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St Patrick’s Day Crafts – “Lucky You” Treat Bags

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – “Lucky You” Treat Bags

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17th so we have thrown ourselves into the Irish spirit with a couple of great little St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you to make at home. Yesterday we brought you the PDF and cut file for these cute Leprechaun candy huggers. Today we have taken that same cheeky… Read more.

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DIY Leprechaun

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – Leprechaun Candy Hugger

Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Traditional celebrations commemorate the patron Saint of Ireland, a 5th Century Bishop from the Emerald Isle. In recent history, celebrations have tended towards the country’s rich heritage and culture and with over 30 million Americans having Irish ancestry (like me) it seems only right that we share a… Read more.

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DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding Table Numbers

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.

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Wedding Ideas

Family Sign for Your Wedding

I love a little glitter at a wedding. Just enough to add a little sparkle without shouting all out “party”! These rose gold “family” signs are perfect for reserving front row church pews or guest chairs at your ceremony meaning that your VIP’s will be guaranteed the best seats in the house! We began by… Read more.

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Red Envelope

Printable Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year

In Chinese societies, a red envelope or red packet containing money is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, the birth of a baby or graduation. Its origin began over 2000 years ago when the elderly would thred coins onto red string to ward off evil spirits. As the printing press became popular the string… Read more.

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Paper Lantern

Spring in Bloom Paper Lanterns

Our winter paper lanterns were super popular back in November so with Chinese New Year upon us next week (Thursday 19th!) I was inspired to design a fresh paper lantern for the occasion. In China the New Year celebration is also known as the Spring Festival so it seemed perfect to include a delicate Spring… Read more.

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Valentine's Day Garland

Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day Decor

Make some easy Valentine’s Day decorations for your party this year with this simple garland. All you will need is a stack of paper hearts that you can create with a heart punch, cut with scissors or on your cutting machine. Once trimmed, arrange in sets of varying colors and sew with a wide stitch… Read more.

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DIY Starburts wall art

Easy DIY Star Burst Wall Art

During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.

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WishCardsTN

Wish Cards for Your New Year Celebrations

Here is a great way to add a little thought and fun to your New Year’s Eve celebration. This set of printable wish cards have prompts for your guests so they can add their wish, their goal, their word of the year and a space to add their own message. You can then have your… Read more.

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New Year Banner

Happy New Year Banner

Here is a printable “Happy New Year” banner for your 1920’s style party! This banner coordinates with the party hats and photo props. These are ready for you to download and print using the button at the end of the post. Since they are printed in black with a gold foil look, I like to… Read more.

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PartyHatsTN

New Year’s Eve Printable Party Hats

This year’s New Year’s Eve party hats are in a gorgeous 1920’s style. The black, gold and purple palette comes in both a paper cut headband as well as a printable version and the party hat comes in a vintage gold and black print. I did add a few fun rhinestones to both hats and… Read more.

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NYEPhotoPropsTN

New Year’s Eve Photo Props

Every year I post a set of New Year’s Eve printables. This is the fourth year (the first two on my prior blog). My daughter Emily and her wonderful boyfriend are always my models and it is quite fun to watch them grow up. This years set of photo props include both the printable files… Read more.

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CookieExchangeTN

Christmas Cookie Exhange Party

There is nothing that says Christmas better than a homemade holiday cookie. What fun it is to gather with your friends to exchange your fresh baked goodies and what a great way to do it with this adorable Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Kit. We partnered with TomKat Studios for this cookie exchange party in designing… Read more.

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PaperMistletoeTN

DIY Paper Mistletoe Kissing Ball

But of course! With all of the paper greenery we are doing this season, a mistletoe kissing ball is a must. Though I think the mistletoe would look great with a small bundle of sprigs and tied with a red ribbon, this kissing ball makes quite the statement and is perfect for your holiday party… Read more.

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FreshFruitTM

Make a Gorgeous Fresh Fruit Centerpiece

The last few weeks, I have been enjoying the wonderful holiday fruits from my The Fruit Company. When they asked me to share my tips on how to create a gorgeous fruit centerpiece, I jumped at the opportunity. Once upon a time, in a past life of mine, I owned a little flower shop. We… Read more.

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Photo Props

Photo Booth Props Portlandia Style + Meet My Team

A few weeks ago, the people at Cricut asked if I would write a post about their new cartridge Photo Booth Props. Well, of course if it means playing dress up and having a good laugh, I am all in! So, I rallied the team to brainstorm how we could use a few of the… Read more.

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DIY Paper Village

Paper Cut Winter Village for Your Holiday Decorations

You all loved our Halloween paper cut village so we knew we had to out do ourselves and design a winter village that is not only one layer of paper but three. This winter village has a mountain scape in the background with little village houses, clock towers, light poles and trees in the front… Read more.

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Fall and Holiday Entertaining: Cocktail Hour

Fall and Holiday Entertaining: Cocktail Hour

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Decor for modern luxury made easy. It is time for fall entertaining! I love to have d├ęcor and supplies ready and on hand for those last minute parties and gatherings of friends and family. One of my favorite things to do when I entertain is to serve local food and… Read more.

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Frozen Brunch

Host a Frozen Themed Party

As winter is approaching and it is getting cooler outside, I love to host intimate gatherings at my home.  This year I decided to embrace the winter season with this Frozen themed party. We don’t get a lot of snow here in Portland so I thought it would be fun to create a white wonderland… Read more.

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DIY Halloween Decoration Roundup

This year we were so full of Halloween decoration ideas that I decided it would be fun to do a little roundup. We need to see them all in one place, right? For Halloween decor, we started outside the house with the entryway and made our way through the house finishing with a Halloween party… Read more.

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