My husband’s birthday was last week, and he tends to enjoy experiences over tactile gifts, so I thought I’d try to lean into that more this year and surprise him with a day-trip to Chattanooga, which is about 2 hours away. This event was a good enough excuse to practice more hand-lettering, which has interested me lately, so I went a little overboard designing the reveal in the card I made. Overboard or not, I’m proud and he was totally […]
I love all things woodgrain, so when I went through a phase of carving stamps, it was only natural to incorporate a woodgrain pattern. I had fun carving and hand-printing them, and made a few sets using both white & black ink on craft paper gift tags I bought from Hobby Lobby.
I grew up with a sister whose birthday is New Year’s Eve, so she, like many December/Jan babies, always felt gypped when it came to a special celebration in the midst of Christmas and NYE celebrations. Because of that she always insisted that her gifts not be wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper, which is totally fair. Anyway, since I’ve been wrapping most of my gifts in craft paper late rather than traditional paper, it’s a lot easier lately to skew […]
I like to get those cheap tree picks and other little decor items from places like Michael’s and JoAnn’s and use them for various gift toppers. They’re pretty cheap on their own, but the closer it gets to Christmas, the cheaper they get! This is one of those simple things with twine pulling from each direction and the name cut out like holly leaves.
This is super simple to do with a $1 sparkly snowflake ornament from Target and red & white baker’s twine. The key to perfect spacing is making sure the strings are very tightly tied together in the back. Start with the middle and the other 2 are easier.
These are for my husband and I’s 2nd annual Christmas in July celebration. This year I went all out and made a logo for it, planned activities & treats, and utilized my new-found skill for printing on lunch bags.