Silhouette Black Friday 2013 :: Use code CRAVE to receive discounts and deals

Silhouette 2013 Black Friday Sale

Before I head off to spend some time with family this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to share a great sale that Silhouette has going on starting today and running through December 8th. They have several bundle deals on die cutting

Glittery Gold Free Thanksgiving Printables | Deanna Moore Design (photo credit : Jen CYK)

Free Glittery Gold Thanksgiving Printables

Add a little sparkle to your Thanksgiving table with these golden, glitter-look printables from Deanna Moore Design. The fun freebies include several mini cards, as well as labels with an arrow and heart motif, and glittery gold geometric patterns. You

Vintage Gift Wrap | If Found Please Return

Weekly Wrap #155 : If Found Please Return

Every time that I’m in an antique shop, co-op, or thrift store, I make a beeline for the holiday area(s). Vintage holiday goodies always give me a case of the warm and fuzzies, and I’m endlessly inspired by the colors,

Free Halloween Printables as seen on

Free Halloween Printables

If you’re on the prowl for some super cool Halloween freebies, then you’ll want to check out these free printable goodies, which include an awesome Halloween party kit from Lia Griffith, spooky labels from The Nimbus Factory and Botanical Paperworks,

DIY Marbled Business Cards | Natalie Stopka for Design Sponge

Quick Picks : 9.26.13

DIY Marbled Business Cards (love this idea!)by Natalie Stopka for Design Sponge This Week’s Picks ♥ Beautiful watercolor wedding invitations by Hello Tenfold. ♥ Speaking of beautiful invitations, have a look at the elegant new Burgues range from Blush. ♥

Free Halloween Printables from,, and

Free Halloween Printables

Amy from Living Locurto, Linnette from Paper Glitter, and I got together to create this fun (and free!) trio of black, white, and tangerine Halloween printables that you can incorporate into oodles of spooky-themed projects! Amy designed totally cute lollipop

DIY Watercolor Letterpress Birthday Card

DIY Watercolor Letterpress Birthday Card

Today is the last day of the Boxcar Press L Letterpress Plates giveaway, and before I wrap up what has been a very fun week of L Letterpress crafting I want to share this DIY watercolor birthday card that I

Letterpress Desk Set | Sarah Rainwater

Letterpress Desk Set by Sarah Rainwater

I’m totally digging this clever letterpress desk set by Sarah Rainwater. The unique desk accessory comes ready-to-assemble with letterpress printed pieces that you punch out and put together to create a modern desk organizer, with a ruler and four bookmarks

L Letterpress Tips & Resources as seen on

L Letterpress Tips & Resources

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win two plates of your choice from Boxcar Press! My Top 5 Tips for Getting Great Results with the L Letterpress 1. Invest in a soft rubber brayer.  Purchasing a 6″ Speedball Soft

L Letterpress + Lifestyle Crafts White (330gsm) Result

L Letterpress : Which Paper is Best?

I printed the letterpress gift tags from the tutorial on several different types of paper to see how the results would vary, and I’m happy to say that I had pretty good results with each. Keep in mind that I’m

L Letterpress Tutorial : Step 1

L Letterpress Tutorial : Let’s Make Gift Tags

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. A little while back, I was thinking about breaking out my L Letterpress and giving it another try after my not-as-successful-as-I-hoped-they-would-be initial attempts. And, about a week later, the folks at Boxcar Press

Book Review : All Things Paper by Ann Martin

All Things Paper by Ann Martin Book Review

All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers, the new book by Ann Martin, the talented quilling artist and paper enthusiast behind the blog, All Things Paper, is one that I’ve been anticipating. I have

Geometric Rubber Stamps | Hunter's Hideaway

Hunter’s Hideaway Geometric Rubber Stamps

My imagination is running wild thinking about all of the possible paper crafts that could be made with these little geometric rubber stamps from Hunter’s Hideaway. I love that they carry both solid shapes and patterned shapes, like striped triangles

Scream for Ice Cream Print | Bigode Digital

Bigode Digital Art Prints

I spotted this super fun “Scream for Ice Cream” art print on Pinterest last week and immediately headed over to the Bigode Digital shop, where I discovered even more sweet prints in this awesome cream, gray, and pink palette. Check

Free Mother's Day Printables as seen on

Free Mother’s Day Printables

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and, if you’re still looking for a great gift idea or greeting for your special mom, then one of these awesome, mom-themed freebies may fit the bill perfectly: Above, clockwise from top

Free Printable Easter Paper Goodies

Free Printable Easter Goodies

Looking for a few super cute Easter freebies? This little roundup has everything from egg-cellent egg tags to bunny boxes, all free to download thanks to the very talented peeps who have generously shared their creations. Check ’em out: Above,

Vintage Postage Stamps from Saturday Morning Vintage

Saturday Morning Vintage

Vintage ephemera fiends, this post is for you! Xenia from Saturday Morning Vintage scours flea markets, antique fairs, and estate sales throughout San Diego for papers with a past, and her shop has been a standout on Etsy for years because

On My Wishlist : Crafty Things

On My Wishlist : Crafty Things

Though I’ve been pretty busy with freelance web development projects for the past few months, crafts are never far from my mind. In between coding sessions, I often find myself browsing online craft supply shops, checking out what’s new, and

Valentine's Day Freebies

Free Valentine’s Day Printables #2

Still on the lookout for some seriously sweet Valentine’s Day printables? Here are a few that I think you’ll like, and be sure to check out part one of my roundup for even more fun, love-themed freebies that you can

Free Printable Valentine's Day Goodies

Free Valentine’s Day Printables

If you’re looking for some really cute (and free) Valentine’s Day goodies, then you’ll want to check out this fun group of printables from around the interwebs. Thanks to all of the talented designers who have shared these great freebies

Ellen Giggenbach Holiday Paper Craft

Ellen Giggenbach Paper Crafts + Art Prints

Ellen Giggenbach’s retro folksy paper creations are so vibrant and fun that it’s hard not to feel energized and inspired simply by looking at her paper crafts and art prints. Ellen recently completed a new range of Christmas paper crafts

Free Printable Holiday Gift Wrap

Weekly Wrap #139 : Elli Wrap Christmas Collection

Holy moly, does Elli ever have some fantastic freebies this holiday season! The generous and talented creatives from this wonderful stationery shop have created a very merry collection of free printable holiday gift wrap, gift tags, and printable bows this