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Personalized floral birthday postcards printable for 60th, 65th, 75th, 70th, 80th, 50th, 40th, 90th, 100th birthday

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.

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Handmade DIY chocolate stir sticks – easy DIY gift that kids can make

Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. I’ll tell you though, DIY chocolate stir sticks are so easy to make yourself! It’s an easy and economical throwback handmade Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors and family. The kids and I made a batch using candy canes and sprinkles and they …

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Color Inspiration: German Nutcrackers

December’s color palette inspiration is here to help you colorize your holiday paper crafts, winter wreaths, Christmas decorations and more. It’s based on my favorite Christmas decoration: Wooden German nutcrackers. I bought my first wooden nutcracker in Rothenburg, Germany on a post-college European trip with my good friend, Sarah. It was our first trip to …

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‘Four Gift Christmas’ free printable gift tags: Want, Need, Make, Read

We have a new Christmas tradition in our family: the Four Gift Christmas. We give four Christmas gifts to each of our children from mommy and daddy: Something You Want Something You Need Something To Make Something To Read Today I’m going to tell you about it and give you free personalized printable Four Gift …

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Toronto City Guide: The Best Things to Do and Eat in a Weekend

Today I’m sharing a Toronto city guide for people who (let’s say this gently) are not in their 20s anymore. When Shane and I travel nowadays, we try to experience a city like the locals do. You know, like eating at neighborhood restaurants with great food and drinks, exploring streets where people live and shop, …

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DIY Cardboard & Paper Magic Tree House Birthday Party Decoration

You guys! Check out this cardboard and paper Magic Tree House birthday party decoration that I made for Elise’s 7th birthday. It was actually really easy to make, cost less than $10, made the party feel super magical. The Magic Tree House book series by author Mary Pope Osborne follows the adventures of Jack and …

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Fall color inspiration: Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Today I’m sharing a fall color palette to help you colorize your Halloween paper crafts, Halloween wreaths, Halloween party decorations and more. October’s color palette merges Halloween with Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): Gravity Grape™, Re-Entry Red™, Fireball Fuchsia™ and Eclipse Black™ …with an optional pop of Gamma Green.™

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Best Wedding Wishes DIY Photo Booth Backdrop

Here’s an easy and memorable DIY wedding photo booth backdrop: Spell out your best wishes for the happy couple with this clever and interactive Best Wedding Wishes DIY Photo Booth Backdrop! I designed and made this DIY wedding photo booth backdrop for the Amazing Connections™ Official Velcro Company Blog. I love it because it’s interactive …

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Simple Polymer Clay Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Earlier this week I shared my DIY wedding gift project that features handmade clay tags attached to wine bottles using VELCRO® Brand fasteners. A lot of DIY sites make working with polymer clay look as easy as baking sugar cookies. Well, working with polymer clay like FIMO and Scuply is pretty easy but I definitely …

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Color Inspiration: Cubs Baseball Game at Wrigley Field

You may have expected oranges and reds and maybe even some purple for September’s color palette inspiration. Hang tight; we’ll get to those colors soon. The leaves are still green and the sunshine is still warm so let’s hold off on the pumpkin spice lattes and enjoy late-summer-slash-early-fall right now. This month I’m inspired by …

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DIY wedding gift: Wine tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes

Want to make a cheerful and sentimental DIY wedding gift? Stock the newlywed’s wine fridge with bottles to enjoy together on their future anniversaries. The wine bottles are colorfully labeled with handmade tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes after each anniversary. Just attach the corks using VELCRO® Brand fasteners after your toast and voila! …

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Meet my latest client: the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

I want to tell you about my latest client, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. I worked with them this summer on a super fun project and you’re going to love the topic: Christmas! I can’t tell you much yet because the project is still in progress, but I can share some of the …

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