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printable + Projects / Monday, 2 Feb 2015

Free printable Valentines

free printable Valentines

 

As I was planning my Valentine’s Day projects, I realized that not once had I ever offered free printable Valentines to you. For shame! In true Lars fashion, I let the flowers do the speaking and used the language of flowers tradition once again. I created 5 Valentine’s based on antique botanical illustrations and set with the flower’s meaning and of course, cheesy puns–aside from pink and red, puns are why I love Valentine’s Day. 4 of them–tulip, wild flowers, poppy, pansy–I’m offering here on this post and the rose one I’m offering on my newsletter coming out this week (so you better subscribe!!! See side bar on right to sign up!). Is that not motivation?!

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Guys, I’m WILD FLOWERS for you. Do you even know how much I love horrible puns?!

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Photography by Trisha Zemp  |  Cards & styling by Brittany Jepsen

Print off the Valentine cards below

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collaborations + DIY + holiday + Party + print + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014

Printable napkin rings

Yesterday I showed the adorable printed party crowns (see last post) for New Year’s that Kate Zaremba illustrated and designed. Today I have some fun printable napkin rings to go with them. They’d be great fun on your New Year’s eve table. There are 10 fun designs to choose from!
Styled by Brittany Jepsen
 
Click below to shop the look!

Materials:  PDF of napkin rings, craft knife, scissors

Step 1: Print off the PDF of the napkin rings.
Step 2: Cut out with scissors or craft knife.
Step 3: Assemble together with the lock/grid system.

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collaborations + Crafts + DIY + holiday + Party + printable + Projects / Monday, 29 Dec 2014

Printable paper crowns

Remember the adorable toppers we created last year with gift wrap from Kate Zaremba? Well, we collabed again on some and she created some adorable printable crowns that would be perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations. I’ve already printed my own and used them for a few parties this holiday season. I gussied them up a bit with some washi tape and pom poms on the 10 adorable designs. See how we did it below.

Photography by Laura Sumrak
Illustrated crowns by Kate Zaremba 
Styling and crafting by Brittany Jepsen

Get the PDF and instructions below

Materials: crown template PDF, washi tape in fun colors, pom poms (see the half pound bag below–so handy!), glue gun, craft knife or scissors

Step 1: Print off the PDF (2 per crown)
Step 2: Cut out the crown with a craft knife or scissors
Step 3: Put the two crowns together. I secured mine with tape in addition to the built in locking system.
Step 4: Adorn the crowns with embellishments. I added washi tape at the base and pom poms at the tops with glue gun. I used pom pom trim and cut the trim part off for the little poms.

Enjoy! Happy new year!

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Design + DIY + halloween + Party + printable + Projects / Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Printable custom name tags

Free printable name tags for your Halloween dinner party place settings
Yesterday we revealed our Halloween Tortured Artist dinner party but we still have a couple of details to add to complete the party so you can easily recreate it. A proper dinner party needs to place their artists strategically. I mean, how awful would it be to place Van Gogh next to Gauguin? I know, horrible. Danielle Kroll came up with a gorgeous design that you can print off to use at your next event. 
Free printable name tags for your Halloween dinner party place settings
Free printable name tags for your Halloween dinner party place settings
We placed our name tags on skeleton hands that we found out Michael’s just to add a tinge more creepiness. 
Download the free printable name tags here.

And click here to download the free menu card and invitation.
Art directed by Brittany Jepsen

See more ideas from our Halloween Tortured Artist party here
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Costumes + halloween + Party + printable + Projects / Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

How to throw a Tortured Artist dinner party

It’s all come down to this! After 9 Tortured Artist costume ideas (10 if you include the double Fridas), one full menu with 3 delicious recipes and a skull cake for dessert, 2 free illustrated printables from Danielle Kroll here and here (and one more on the way), 1 playlist, and 5 decor ideas here and here, it’s time to reveal the full dinner Tortured Artist party. 
I mentioned that I’ve always wanted to throw a party where everyone comes dressed as an artist. For this party, we added in a creepy adjective “tortured” because so many of the greats were just that and it’s perfect for Halloween. We applied the term loosely and had some of our favorite artists and paintings in attendance. Can you recognize them all? 
If you’re planning your own Halloween party, here’s how I would do it:
  1. Costumes. It’s the only time of the year when it’s truly permissible, so why would you avoid it? Embrace it. In the invitation mention the dress code. Here it was “Arrive dressed as your favorite Tortured Artist.”
  2. Decide on a decor theme. I mentioned here that our decor was inspired by vanitas, the term used to describe the brevity of life and nearness of death that was reflected in rotting fruits, skulls, taxidermy, and candles (see our decor ideas here) and a costume based on it.  We chose not to do rotting fruits but just living fruits as we didn’t want to gross out our guests. A piece of fruit at each place setting is the perfect adornment (see above image).
  3. Add in the Spooky. I’m not generally a fan of the spooky element, but to make the beautiful vanitas work we needed that extra creepy feel. To the table runner, we added in some ghost faces. I wanted something subtle that you wouldn’t detect right away. Surprise! I’ll be doing the full DIY tomorrow.

4. But also make it gorgeous. Though it’s a bit spooky, it should also be a bit gorgeous, right?! That’s how we like to do it here. Sarah Winward did the gorgeous flowers and used the styrofoam skeleton heads as vases. I love how they turned out. Drip fruits and flowers across the table for that lavish, over-the-top feel.

5. Black candles. Good, subtle lighting is a must. We lit our party with black candles, the only way to go. We got ours from Save-on-Crafts, who is the cheapest and has the best supply around.

6. Customize the event. Danielle Kroll created these gorgeous name tags to go at each setting. I’ll be providing the printable in the next couple of days. She also created these gorgeous invitations and menu cards, which you can get here and here.
7. Artwork. To transform your space feel like a haunted house no matter where you are, we covered up the walls with these free printable portraits, which feel spooky and hysterical at the same time. Check out the tutorial here.

 8. Dessert that mimics the theme. It’s all in the details folks. I was so excited for this vanilla bean skull cake. I think it truly made the party. And it was delicious so there’s that. Get the full tutorial here.

9. A delicious autumnal menu. Ramblin Rose Cafe created the most gorgeous and gorgeously delicious menu for the party including a roasted garlic and cauliflower soup, a perfect autumn cheese board, and roasted root vegetables and a pomegranate ginger elixir to wash it all down.

We had a ball putting this party on, but there’s still a bit more. Two more tutorials and a behind the scenes look at the making of the party. Stay tuned!


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