Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 10 Jul 2017

DIY Summer Flower Garland

DIY summer flower garland

Guys, this week is full of exciting announcements! We’re kicking off with this garland inspired by our products designed for Alexis Mattox Design. The grand reveal of all our party products for AMD will be on Wednesday, so stay tuned! The florals we used were so fun and poppy that we needed to make a garland inspired by the wrapping. This is the perfect decoration for all your summer soirees, and pretty enough to keep up all summer long! Made with crepe paper and cardstock, it’s a great project to work on with friends or spread out over a few days. Summer days are meant for crafting, am I right?

In other news, this garland also goes perfectly with our new line of Chatbooks! Next week, all six of our designs will be available during the Chatbooks summer sale! You’ll see covers using the three patterns from our wrapping paper, as well as three new corresponding ones! We can’t reveal all the fun yet, but make sure you get your pictures ready so you can cash in on some sweet deals next week over at Chatbooks! These patterns will only be available for a limited time, so don’t dilly dally. DIY summer flower garland

Meanwhile, check out the tutorial for this DIY Summer Flower Garland! 

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Projects / Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

DIY catch all

I did a study abroad program to Europe with my art history program in college. At a quaint market in Paris, I found a lovely catch-all made from a mustard-colored floral fabric that I gave to my mother that’s been sitting on our coffee table holding our dinner napkins ever since. I’ve always loved how such a small piece of lovely fabric makes such a big impact and I found it to be a great way to use up fabric while maintaining organization. I’ve been wanting to make one for myself ever since and finally bucked up to do it. So follow along to create your own DIY catch all!

I found some lovely fabric from our local fabric and craft store and a complementary solid and Becca, our resident sewing-guru, got to work with an easy method for assembly. Take a look at the instructions below!  Read on →

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Party + printable + Projects / Monday, 3 Jul 2017

Printable Paris Crown and Invitations

Printable Paris crown and invitationPrintable Paris crown and invitationI love celebrating America on 4th (tomorrow!), but I also love celebrating all things French for Bastille Day, July 14th. Bastille Day celebrates the turning point in the French Revolution. Celebrated with massive firework displays, a parade down the Champs Elysees, and lots of music and dancing. Since we are quite a ways a way from France, I thought I’d bring a bit of Paris to the states!

We created a printable Paris crown and invitation so you can hold your own Bastille Day celebrations! We’re thinking a picnic where the fare includes a Charcuterie platter with the yummiest breads, cheese, and fruit. And pastries and macarons galore, of course! Maybe play a little croquet before lighting some sparklers! Bastille day or not, there is always an occasion to celebrate Paris. Print off the Paris Crown and invitations and get a jump start on your Bastille Day celebrations! Oui Oui!

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Life + printable + Projects / Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

New knobs! And printable door hanger

Kwikset doorknobs

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If you follow along on Instastories, you will have heard about a few crazy experiences that have happened in the past couple of months that have really jolted my perspective on a) my personal safety and the safety of my family and b) the number of crazy kooks in the world. There are much more than I realized! I wouldn’t say that I’ve lost faith in humanity, but I’m much more aware of the reality of poor behavior and how we need to be prepared for it.

Last month someone broke into my car stealing my purse containing my wallet, lots of cash, and causing $600 of damage to the car. About a week later someone broke into our studio by pushing in our doors and breaking the door frame in. Weirdly, they didn’t steal anything. These two experiences, along with stolen car parts (really!), and you can imagine that it’s been a truly mystifying, frazzled month!Printable door hanger

Kwikset approached us, right on cue, and asked if we would like to partner with them to install some new doorknobs. It was meant to be! We were interested in a smart lock that would allow us to use a special code to enter our building. We got Kwikset SmartCode 915 Touchscreen Smart Locks, both for my own home and here at the studio, and we’ve handed our special codes to our set of seasonal interns as well as those who are there more permanently. That way we can switch out the codes every semester and not have to worry about keys being lost/stolen or being handed out.

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Party + printable + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

Printable summer pie boxes

Leftover summer pie box

Do you have any plans for the 4th of July? We’re prepping for a team pie party (stay tuned for the full details!). We’re already anticipating the leftovers so we decided to send everyone home with a cute pie box favor. We did a version for Thanksgiving but the summer months need their own! You have a choice between a fourth of July phrase or just a summer phrase. You choose!
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