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Easy DIY invitations and cards that look handmade, not homemade ✉️

Free printable LEGO®-inspired birthday thank you cards

Say “thank you” with these free printable LEGO®-inspired thank you cards for a LEGO birthday party. The free printable LEGO thank you cards are red, white, black and yellow inspired by Liam’s #1 favorite building brick toy. Just download, print, cut and fold to send free printable LEGO thank you cards that coordinate with a …

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Personalized birthday postcards for 60th, 65th, 75th, 70th, 80th, 50th, 40th, 90th, 100th – milestone birthday idea

Here’s a milestone birthday idea that’s memorable and fun: a mailbox stuffed with personalized birthday postcards with well wishes from family and friends! Just mail these personalized pre-stamped blank postcards to friends and family asking them to write memories and best wishes. It’s a great birthday gift idea for milestone birthdays like 50th birthdays, 60th …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cards using Recycled Magazines

Make these super cute DIY Valentine’s Day cards by recycling magazines and catalogs. Just rip out red colors from catalogs and magazines and glue them onto paper. It’s an easy recycled magazine craft. I made a couple Valentine’s Day card variations, the one above with a collage front and white arrow, and a simple modern …

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Make a Valentine Card Using Recycled Security Envelopes

Recycle a security envelope into a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card with just a few punches and pastes. Years ago I saw a design*sponge post from derek & lauren that turned security envelopes inside out that got me seeing junk mail a little bit differently. The packrat in me started collecting some security envelopes and I got …

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Giving Tree Personalized Postage Stamps

You’ve asked for Giving Tree personalized postage stamps and so here they are! These Giving Tree personalized postage stamps coordinate with the free Giving Tree Save The Date Wedding Announcement printable template from Cristin and Adam’s fall wedding (with a slightly different font because Zazzle has fonts other than Luna). It’s really easy …all you …

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‘We’re Expecting’ fun and creative pregnancy announcement

Here’s a really cute and creative pregnancy announcement idea for Facebook or traditional snail mail. Once again I’d like to thank Cristin Siegel for today’s guest post while I’m on maternity leave. Take it away, Cristin! My husband, Adam, and I recently announced that we’re expecting a little one in December.  We wanted to do …

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Milestone birthday idea: Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

My dad’s 80th birthday was approaching and we wanted a milestone birthday idea that was memorable and fun. And what’s better than a mailbox stuffed with personalized postcards sending well wishes from your family and friends? I designed these 80th birthday postcards in four colors and printed them at Overnight Prints with super cute matching custom …

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Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Here’s my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round guest placecards, address labels, and rectangular dessert table tents — free templates coming soon!) for Style Me Pretty when “our favorite …

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Music Valentine’s Day Card DIY from Vintage Sheet Music – Free Printable

This free printable music-themed Valentine’s Day card was inspired by vintage piano sheet music that I found in a Brooklyn antique store. I originally bought the vintage sheet music thinking they might make nice wedding save-the-dates or wedding cards someday. I tucked this vintage sheet music away in my crazy crammed craft closet and just …

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“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for Kids {with free custom sticker templates}

Looking around our house it’s clear that “stickers” was the perfect theme for Elise’s second birthday party. Last year it was monkeys and bananas but like many kids her age Elise is a sticker junkie — the proof is on our refrigerator, furniture, clothing, floor and pretty much everywhere else. So “stickers birthday,” yeah, she’ll …

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60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards

These free printable wedding invitation and round place cards are part of the “Inspiration to Reality: My Modern Clementine” feature at Style Me Pretty in partnership with Bliss Wedding & Event Design and C STUDIOS. The chic design was inspired by 60s geometric bold patterns in black and white, clementine orange, fresh green and gold – …

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Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Elise loved her 1st birthday gifts and wanted to say thanks in style! I designed pink monkey thank you cards with a ‘1st birthday’ bananas birthday party hat and yellow polka dots cards. Then I used pink and burgundy fine-point Sharpie markers to write on them. This free pink monkey 1st birthday thank you card …

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Retro Embossed Label Maker Thank Yous

At the risk of dating myself my sisters and I used to play with embossed label makers when we were kids. With the new “improved” models and computers that came out in the 90s, manual embossing label makers all but disappeared from use. I saw this Dymo retro embossing label maker while walking through the …

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Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards

When Shane told me that he wanted to host our sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner I didn’t quite know what to say. Baby Elise was born on October 20th and I was crazy sore and beat. Flash forward a month and we’re all starting to get the hang of things as a family. So what better …

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Retro Paris Photo Notecards and A2 Size Envelope Template

Recently I took part in the first inaugural Chicago Craft Social hosted by Amanda Edwards, Megan Hall, Megan Heep, and Jessica Jones. In addition to meeting tons of super cool crafty Chicago ladies, I made these fun retro Paris notecards out of old time-y black-and-white France vacation photos. Table leader Lisa Haskin of Faux Transformations …

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Sewn half flower + loose leaf fabric wedding invitations with fabric backs

I am totally in love with these DIY sewn fabric wedding invitations that I designed for recent bride Natalie Fayard. Thanks to Google, Natalie and her mother found me and my sewn fabric poppy wedding invitations that were featured in the The Knot’s 2007-2008 Fall/Winter National Magazine. Natalie had found this lovely yellow, black, white …

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Printable Chicago Thank You Card

This free printable urban graffiti thank you is perfect for your everyday thank you needs. Every time I drive over the Chicago Avenue Bridge I look forward to seeing the “thank you” graffiti spraypainted inside a heart on the northwestern side of the overpass. First there’s that nervous moment of anticipation when I’m afraid that …

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Smythe Sewn Letterpress Wedding Invitation Book

Holy smokes! This invitation by Nick and Nikki Lo Bue is one of the most amazing wedding invitations I’ve ever seen. Nick and Nikki had a charming story behind their relationship which inspired them to make this stunning book as their wedding invitation. Making the wedding book gave the couple a fabulous opportunity to tell …

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Giving Tree Save the Date Wedding Announcement for Fall

Download this free printable save the date wedding announcement inspired by The Giving Tree. How sweetly romantic is this save the date wedding announcement for Cristin Witcher and her fiance Adam Siegel’s fall Chicago nuptials? Adam designed the whimsically simple letterpressed save-the-date announcement and matching tree branch mailing labels using The Giving Tree as his …

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Chicago Skyline Notecards and Lined Envelopes

My favorite Chicago mommy blogger Janna Devylder, sons Gus and Eli, and husband John are moving to Savannah to teach at SCAD. So I decided to make them a goodbye gift. These handmade, bright, urban notecards and coordinating lined envelopes that depict the iconic Chicago skyline are the perfect size for keeping in touch old …

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