Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

DIY Freebie: Lunch Bag Notes

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009




Since school has started up this month I thought it would be fun to create a back-to-school project. My friend Rachel was helping me brainstorm some ideas and she suggested something to go in lunch bags. That’s when it hit me, little illustrated lunch notes would be the perfect addition to a kids mid-day meal! There are six designs to send a reminder or just to say how much you love them. Like all my DIY’s, just print, cut and enjoy!

(Thanks Rachel!)


DIY 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009





It’s been a while since I’ve shared a project with all of you and the coming holiday seemed like the perfect opportunity to get crafty. Hopefully this set will make your 4th of July just a bit more festive! This downloadable PDF includes sparkler cards, matchbook wrappers and straw tags. Simply print, cut, tape and voila – instant party!

What You’ll Need:

8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock (like this from Paper-Source)
8.5 x 11″ 80lb white text paper (like this from Paper-Source)
Color Printer
Paper Cutter
Double Sided Tape
Standard Hole Punch
Matchbooks (found at my local grocery store)


1. Download the Matchbook and Straw Tags Template and print onto white text paper. Download the Sparkler Card Template and print onto white card stock. Print using the highest quality settings on your color printer to ensure that the patterns and text are clear.

2. Trim out all the shapes using scissors or a sharp blade and making sure to trim off all the black edges. Use a standard hole punch and punch where indicated to allow the straws to be thread through. Carefully trim out the small rectangles in the Sparkler Holders to weave the sparklers through.

3. Secure the wrap around the matchbooks with double sided tape, making sure not to cover up the striker strip. Crease the edges with your fingers or using a bone folder so that they are crisp. Thread the straw through the holes and position towards the top of the straw. Thread the sparklers through the slots.

I hope you all have a fantastic and joyful holiday! Cheers!

*For personal use only (non-commercial use). Thank you.

Sew in Love

Monday, May 18th, 2009




I’m fortunate to work with so many talented people but the true surprises are the receptionists in my office. They each are not only fantastic at what they do on a regular basis but they happen to be some of the most creative people I’ve ever met.

This project was inspired by the ever-so talented Elatia. I saw her “sewing a letter” to a friend and was completly blown away. I was so intriqued by the idea that I wanted to try something similar. I decided to send a little love letter to my husband and base it off of white college ruled notebook paper. Since I’ve never sewn type, I kept it simple for this first attempt. Many thanks to Elatia for the constant source of funny and inspiration!

DIY Stuffed Easter Bunny

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


Here is an easy Easter project I did this weekend, a stuffed Easter Bunny named Poppy! All you need to do is print out this handy template on inkjet fabric or iron-on transfer paper, then cut, sew, stuff and enjoy! The template has a blue and yellow pattern that I designed, see below for a detail shot.

NOTE: Check your Iron-on instructions to see wether or not you need to reverse the print out.



Psst! Check back tomorrow for another Easter project!

Sugar Elf Lovelies

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


These felt creations by Christine of SugarElf took my breath away! I came across an older item from The Sugar Elf Etsy shop via ffffound and had to see more. To my delight this felt mushroom was just the tip of the iceberg! I seriously had the most difficult time deciding which images to show. I choose to share just a few of her felt creations but she has so many more great items that you just have to see for yourself!


Two more chalked full of adorable after the break! (more…)