Posts Categorized: printable

DIY + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

Watermelon peter pan collar

Speaking of fruits, (ahem, the pineapple favor bags from yesterday) we had to get our last fruit project in for the summer with this adorable watermelon Peter Pan collar. How adorable is it?! Kelly came up with this genius project after becoming enamored with the embroidery class she took (see here). It would be so cute to add to any solid dress or blouse. It would be especially cute for a little girl. Right?! And the best news is, if you’re not a crafter, she’s selling them on her Etsy shop. She has some darling designs (I love the apple one! Perfect for fall!). Her work is impeccable.
styling by Brittany Jepsen


Materials: Free template here, fabric, embroidery floss, needle, scissors
For the peter pan collar using the template (download it for free here), cut two,
trace the design with an iron on transfer pencil and iron onto the right side of one.
 

Sew right sides of the fabric together. 

Start sewing the collar together about 1/2 inch from the ends. Leave about an inch or so open about an inch from the center of the collar, but not the center. 

Trim the seam allowance and snip about every 1/4″, then turn inside out.

Turn the seam allowance of the open part of the collar in and then press. 

Close the opening by hand sewing. Press both sides of the edges in a 1/4. Insert a ribbon of your choice into each end and then top stitch closed. Now you’re ready to stitch! 

For the green part of the rind, I used a #3 needle and 3 strings of floss. The white part of the rind, I used a #3 needle and 6 string floss. For the seeds, I used #3 needle and 3 black strings of floss. The seeds were done with the satin stitch, the leaves were done with the fishbone stitch and the stem was done with a split stitch. Learn more about how to embroidery from this post. 

Here are the initial photos, but for a more complete step-by-step visual guide, see this post

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DIY + glamping + Party + printable + Projects / Thursday, 4 Sep 2014

Printable cootie catcher

We’re ending our DIY glamping series (take a look at the other projects here) with this cute cootie catcher that you can print off and fold. Perfect for a slumber party or afternoons of pure boredom.

Download the cootie catcher here. And learn to fold it here.

And check out our other DIY glamping projects: 

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DIY + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014

Free printable stationery

free printable stationery
I was looking at my blog and Instagram feed and noticed the absurd amounts of pink I’ve been using lately. Though my color of the moment is pink, there is a limit to how much it needs to be used. And I’ve far exceeded it. For this I apologize. SO, to usher in a new month I thought we should see a new palette. 
Are your eyeballs relieved?! 
Illustrator Victoria Riza and I collaborated on this set of stationery that you can download and print from your home as a freebie. Consider it a consolation gift for the tragedy we call “the changing of the seasons.” Sigh
free printable stationery

Click here to download the files. 

Now get letter writin’!

illustration by Victoria Riza
photography by Trisha Zemp
styling by Brittany Jepsen

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Crafts + DIY + Easter + Party + printable + Projects + spring + templates / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

Spring pastel tablesetting

Yesterday I showed how to make the paper tulip centerpiece and I thought I’d provide an idea on how to display it in a beautiful setting for your spring celebration, whether it be your outdoor Easter dinner or Mother’s Day brunch. Wouldn’t pastels be so lovely? I used to cringe at pastels but now I find them so beautiful, especially when combined with some deeper tones like the colors in the flowers and the ombre candle holders I decorated. I’ll show a few of the DIYs later in the day, but for now, here are some ways to celebrate the spring.
TIP: I picked up all of the tableware from Ikea. They have the loveliest colors right now. Mint plates and bowls, pink and white candle holders, a beautiful white pitcher. AND, they are so so cheap! I have a thing for plates so I kind of think you can never have too many!

TIP: For place settings, I bought these little wooden eggs and put each person’s monogram on it. I’ll be doing a DIY on it later today.

TIP: Melissa Esplin of I Still Love You created a beautiful “Happy Easter” sign that works perfectly in a basket. OR, you can make it mini and stick it in some Easter eggs (like she did here). OR print it off really huge and use it as a decoration. I love her work. Download the free template here.

TIP: I’ll be providing a DIY later today on these candle votives, which I LOVE! I think they’d also be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthdays, doncha think?

Stay tuned for the DIYs on how to make this happen.

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DIY + Party + printable + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014

Ombre birthday cake care package

Send a birthday cake care package in the mail with this fake cake and free printable birthday party kit
Learn to make this fake ombre birthday cake slive
photography by Trisha Zemp
I met the clever Alana Jones Mann at Alt in January and she gave me her adorable business cards which were mini cakes made from make-up sponges. I nearly died of cuteness overload. She referred me to the site where she got the idea, She Knows, which made these mailable birthday cake slices, which nearly took me to my grave. How ingenious are these?!
I’ve been wanting to do something with these cake/pie boxes that Steph Modo makes for her shop, A La Modo, for awhile now so I decided to put the two together and make a birthday cake care package. I have a cake box template and a little party envelope kit template that you can stick in the box and ship off. How awesome would this be to receive for your birthday???
cake/pie boxes from A La Modo
free printable birthday party kit
send a birthday party kit in a cake box

Click for the templates and full instructions below.

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