I had so much fun creating this calendar! I hand drew all of the feathers and used my favorite brush pen to write the days of the week and months of the year. I just love the way it turned out! I’m asking for your help this week to vote for my design, as well as all of your favorites! In fact, my friends, Jill and Lauren, both also submitted beautiful designs into the 2015 tea towel calendar competition on Spoonflower. You can vote for your favorites here.
If you want to purchase the calendar, and finish the edges yourself, you can do so in my Spoonflower shop for about $14. But I will soon be listing the calendar in my Etsy shop with finished edges for $25, if you’d like to purchase it that way. I will have them for pre-order first, so that I know how many to order. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy Halloween!
Trends come and go, but I feel that some seem to stay longer than others. One trend that seems to keep going and going for the last few years are the Metallics! I see them everywhere, especially in card designs. Plus with the recent addition of REAL gold foil on all of the card sites like Shutterfly, Tiny Prints and Minted, why not add gold foil to everything! It’s totally hot!
I thought I’d share with you one of my mood/trend boards that I did. This one is Metallics.
And here’s a few cards based off of that trend. I don’t think this one made it. But there is a card that was based off of this one that has REAL GOLD FOIL! You can see it here.
And here’s another layout that I tried, on a folding card.
This one has the Mercury glass as a full background. It was a tricky texture to recreate! Thank goodness for photoshop!
Here’s metallic paints. Paint textures are another hot trend this season, especially watercolor!
This one is rose gold, another part of the metallic color range.
This one is blue foil, which is still a metallic.
Metallics are also hot with glitter, not just foil textures.
And here’s a few other Christmas cards I did, these ones are all folding ones.
Bokeh is another hot trend right now! This one has some gold foil lettering. And, let’s not forget how hot wood textures are!
Happiest of Holidays friends! If you would like a custom Holiday card for your family, please contact me.
It’s always fun seeing your designs on an ad while browsing Facebook! I’m right in the middle of a big Christmas push with Shutterfly. I sometimes think I can’t draw another snowflake! And yet, I keep drawing them and thinking of new ways to do them! I can’t wait to show you the ones I’m working on now, but won’t be able to show those until they’re up on the site. But for now, here’s some cards that I worked on earlier this year.
I just love designing baby cards! Especially after recently having a baby myself! I can hardly believe that he’s almost ONE! I’ll make sure to post at least one picture from his birthday! (most likely on Instagram) As we’re busy moving, so things on here may be a little trim…
Next up are babies first birthday! And I’m sure I’ll be using one of these to invite friends and family to Ezra’s first birthday! I haven’t quite decided on a theme yet, but I’m definitely going to keep it simple!
Next up, I’m going to show you a few trend boards I’ve noticed and some of my cards based off of that trend!
I figured if I was going to send out a Christmas card, I might as well as send out a Birth Announcement too! I did have a hard time designing my own card. Why is that? Maybe because I’ve been on Maternity leave or maybe because it’s always harder to design for yourself. I would have loved to have gotten gold foil on the card, but gold colored ink will just have to do. Happy Holidays friends! (I’m just a little late on this one! Ha ha!)
Want to keep the kids busy while you’re getting ready for the Holidays? Give them the assignment to either color the wrapping paper, or better yet design their own patterns on the wrapping paper. My daughter, who is almost 5, thought the assignment to design her own patterns was a little tough, but loved the challenge of coloring her wrapping paper in Christmas colors! She kept asking if certain colors were Christmas colors. Too cute! Enjoy this freebie!
FREE ACTIVITY COLORING PAGE FOR THE KIDDOS-DESIGN A PATTERN
Remember this coloring page is for personal use only and not for resale! Thanks!
As promised, here is the matching envelope liner! I think that envelope liners really add a touch of “special” to your cards. I imagine the person opening this beautiful card thinking, “Wow, you really care about me, you even added an envelope liner to my envelope!” Ha ha! Just joking. But really, don’t you think it’s cute!
Enjoy, and if you missed yesterdays free Christmas card that coordinates with this liner, you can get it here!
FREE ENVELOPE LINER PRINTABLE
Remember this liner is for personal use only and not for resale! Thanks!
I know this one isn’t a printable, but I thought it was worth sharing! As some of you may know, I love Pinterest. I often get swept away by all of the beautiful images and yesterday I found myself loving these ceramic gift tags by Molly Hatch for Anthropologie. I also noticed that they aren’t available to purchase any more either, so I thought, why not make my own for FREE! They are super easy to make and the best part is, you probably have everything you need to make them at home!
1. First start by following this recipe for the salt dough. I halved the recipe and it made 2 large cookie sheets full.
2. Roll the dough out to about a 1/4″ thick. Cut out small circles, about 1.5 inches. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, try a small cup. Then punch out a small hole at the top using a straw.
3. Next, using stamps (if you have some) impress them into the dough. If you don’t have stamps, just skip this part.
4. Bake in a 300*F oven for 25 minutes.
5. Let cool for 15 minutes.
6. Using sand paper, sand down the tops of the tags. And wipe off with dry towel.
7. Using a small sharpie marker follow the imprints from the stamps, or just wing it. The rougher looking the better I think.
8. Add twine, tie knot near tag. (I got my twine at Home Depot). Add to any gift to really add some personality!
I’d love to hear if any of you have made these before. Oh, and stay tuned for tomorrow! I’m adding some new printable wrapping paper to my shop (see below) and one of them will be free in tomorrow’s download.
Well, here’s what you’ve been waiting for!!! The first download of the 24 days of Free Christmas Downloads. If you missed last years downloads, go check them out here. I will be posting one more download today as well, so stay tuned.
These gift tags were so much fun to create. I spent much of my night using my mad calligraphy skills to address Christmas Cards and decided why not make gift tags with some of my calligraphy on them. I wanted to make them look as hand drawn as possible, so I created them on a kraft paper. They are super easy to create, just download the file below, print and cut them out on the small white dotted line. Punch a hole in the top center, which is also marked, and you’ve got easy tags to use to make your holiday packages simply lovely!
If you’re wondering about the wrapping paper. Well, it’s my secret and I may or may not share it with you! Whaa ha ha ha (maniacal laugh)…
There’s a total of 8 gift tags on each page, but only 6 designs. I really liked the to/from gift tag and pattern one. I though those turned out super cute! Which one is your favorite? Where will you use your gift tags? Presents for the family, or as neighbor gifts? Please share, I’d love to know how you are using them!
These gift tags are for personal use only and not for resale.
Well, It’s time to start thinking about Christmas Cards! Last year I totally missed it and ended up doing New Years Cards instead, which I think is still a great option, but Christmas cards are just so festive! So why not send out some super fun and creative custom cards to your friends and family.
I’m offering a special discount of 40% off until December 1, 2012.
There are 4 options available, check them out below, in the Store or in my Etsy Shop