Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two - #michaelsmakers Coming up with unique gift ideas for that special someone that 'has it all' can be difficult. Especially when that special someone has been your only Valentine for almost 20 years! Despite the time it may take to pin down that perfectly fitting gift, I still somehow enjoy the thrill. Typically, giving gift cards are at the bottom of my list, as a last resort; however, the gift I'm sharing today is packed full of them and keeps on giving long after the holiday has Continue reading

Printable Handmade Holiday Tags | bake, craft, sew series

Printable Handmade Holiday Tags | bake, craft, sew series

Printable Handmade Holiday Tags - Bake, Craft, Sew Series | Today I'm over at Your Homebased Mom joining Leigh Anne, Mique, and Cindy for this year's Bake, Craft, Sew Handmade Holiday Series. I just adore the holidays and love everything about this time of year - especially giving little gifts to all of the special people in our life. Each year I like to make and keep a few extra handmade gifts on hand - and this series always has some wonderful ideas! This year I'm sharing an incredibly easy recipe for Chocolate Bark. I made ours with Continue reading

Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags | homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls

Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags | homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls

This post brought to you by Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC. All opinions are 100% mine. Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags - homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls | A bottle of wine or liquor is one of our favorite last minute gifts for holiday parties. It's an easy last minute 'no-brainer' especially during this busy time of year. There are so many different options to dress up the bottle - though if you are pressed for time here's a simple solution requiring just a few brown paper lunch bags and some festive Duck Brand® Continue reading

Handmade Paper Pinwheel Gift Tags | with free printable medallions

Handmade Paper Pinwheel Gift Tags | with free printable medallions

Handmade Paper Pinwheel Gift Tags | I hope everyone is having a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. My niece and nephew are here spending the weekend with us so we decided to craft up some easy holiday projects for their teachers. We put together these handmade paper pinwheel gift tags to embellish our gifts and I have the step by step tutorial, along with some printables to share with you today. These are so simple to put together and can be made with cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper. All of pieces can be cut by hand or even ran through Continue reading

Paper Leaf Garland – sketch and cut

Paper Leaf Garland – sketch and cut

Paper Leaf Garland | I'm certainly not trying to rush the end of summer but the little guy and I spotted some changing leaves the other day and it has me yearning for fall. The changing of the seasons makes me want to make our home all warm and cozy - and I just love this time of year. The trail walk inspired me to put together this simple paper leaf garland for CJ's school room. It's incredibly easy and since it's made of paper, the leaves can be packed away at the end of the season for additional crafting next year. I used my Silhouette Continue reading

Mason Jar Photo Valentine – How to Fold 3D Paper Hearts

I am a little behind in decorating for Valentine's Day this year and even though I typically do not do that much - I still like to add some festive touches around to help my little recognize the different holidays. I started out making some simple 3D paper hearts - which can be used in a number of different ways - and since they only require some scrapbook paper, they are a super inexpensive way to scatter some holiday decor around your home. Since I have an abundance of glass jars I decided to put a few to use {50 ways to re-purpose and Continue reading

Fun and Creative Ideas for Giving Money as Gifts {Tuesday Ten}

Fun and Creative Ideas for Giving Money as Gifts {Tuesday Ten}

When it comes to holiday gift giving, I am one who usually spends a ridiculous amount of time trying to find perfect gifts for those on my list. Whether it is a basket full of presents that go with a set theme or a practical gift I know the recipient will use - I enjoy putting a little thought behind what is under the wrapping. There are times though when the best gift for that someone on your list is simply plain old cash. I wish I could be one to stick a few bills in an envelope and call it a day - but for some reason it goes against my Continue reading

Mini Pinwheel Thankful Garland Banner

Happy Thanksgiving My Friends. I have so much to be thankful for this year ~and truly grateful for each and every one of you. I had great intentions of creating a meaningful 'thankful' project this year however, the past few weeks have flown by very quickly. I did mange to pull together this fast and easy Paper Thankful Garland made from a few supplies I had stored away. It can be made in less than an hour and customized by you, your family and even left blank for your holiday guests to fill. Materials Needed: Scrapbooking Paper Continue reading

Santa Disguise Photo Props featuring Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots {Handmade Holidays Project No.13}

Santa Disguise Photo Props featuring Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots {Handmade Holidays Project No.13}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season. I am thrilled to introduce our next guest, Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots There has been an increasing trend with the use of photo props and I love the fun whimsical nature they can bring to a picture. Adding clever photo props allows everyone involved to be silly and playful, no matter what age {especially the kiddies}. Continue reading

Punched Paper Circle Garland Stamped with PSA Essentials

Punched Paper Circle Garland Stamped with PSA Essentials

With the array of scrapbooking paper available, using it to craft is an easy and inexpensive way to add color and stylish designs to any project. I gave a peek at the paper garland I made when I posted Monday about my new decoupaged plates I made for my kitchen. The paper garland was incredibly easy to put together and adds a little more pattern and color to window. Since I don't really have any orange in my decor, I incorporated the festive color by simply stamping a few circles with my new PSA Essentials kit. Materials Continue reading