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Heart Alphabet Letters Handmade for Valentine’s Day

I really love these simple heart alphabet letters that I turned into handmade Valentine’s Day cards for the kids. Not only is the woven-heart look pretty cool looking but they were also super easy to make. See how to make your own personalized heart letter initials to make cards or wall art for Valentine’s Day. …

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DIY Christmas Gift Card Holder Printable Mittens Template

Gift cards are a popular holiday gift. My teen niece absolutely loves gift cards! And gift cards are great for teachers, babysitters, and coaches. Let’s be honest, though; gift cards can feel a bit impersonal. So today I’m sharing super cute handmade mitten gift card holders that will make your gift cards feel memorable and …

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Graduation Gift Card Holder – Free Printable Template

My Graduation Gift Card Holder free printable is now updated for 2021! Keep reading to download my 2021 graduation gift card holder template. This 2021 DIY graduation gift card template holds a gift card for your favorite graduate — high school and college graduates, boys and girls. And my free printable graduation gift card template …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Jokes Cards for Kids

Get ready for your school’s Valentine’s Day party with these clever and cute DIY Valentine’s Day Jokes Cards for kids! These valentines jokes make great handmade classroom valentines and lunchbox notes. These printable valentines cards feature 18 different silly Valentine’s Day jokes like: “What should you say to a magical unicorn on Valentine’s Day?” “What …

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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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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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Handmade Christmas Cards from Recycled Magazines

Thanks to Tesco for sponsoring this post. This DIY project and all opinions are mine. Although many Christmas cards are produced from sustainable sources, nothing beats making your own! Handmade cards are highly personal – both in terms of the uniqueness of the card maker and because they can be tailored to the intended recipient. …

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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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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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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 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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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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