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DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

DIY Paper Christmas Cactus

DIY paper Christmas cactusThe Zygocactus, more widely and affectionately known as the Christmas cactus, is a bit wild and wonderful with it’s curvy jaunty stems. It’s a great alternative gift idea for the holidays with its vibrant red and green! Not surprisingly, the Zygocactus blooms around Christmas time with large red, pink, or orange flowers. Not always so easy to care for or if you’re like me, December 25th comes and goes and it never blooms… errr, not to worry though! The crafted version is here! A DIY paper Christmas Cactus! The Christmas cactus easily translates into paper, especially if you have a paper cutting machine. Give the gift that doesn’t require a green thumb! This is pretty quick to craft and you can easily make a simple smaller version with only two or three stems. How fun is this paper plant as a party favor or place card at your holiday get together? I love the quirky nature of it–It certainly lives up to its name! 

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christmas + collaborations + Design + Party / Monday, 23 Nov 2015

Christmas party line with Modify Ink

The House That Lars Built party line Modify Ink

Hooray! Along with our holiday cards, I’m pleased as punch to release our new holiday party line with Modify Ink. As I’ve mentioned before, Modify Ink is an ultra-custom party and art printing website with a fine editing software that allows you to customize every single detail of your party down to the exact color palette you are wanting for your party, because we all know how annoying it is to have something be so close to what you want, but just not quite there. This is the fix!

The House That Lars Built party line comes with a number of fun party decor items like bunting, monogramed garlands, cupcake flags, place cards, invitations, menu cards, labels (perfect for sodas or wine!), party hats, gift tags and gift labels. Here, we turned our cupcakes toppers into ornaments and hung them from Christmas trees. You also have the option to have Modify Ink craft everything for you or you can choose to pay less to do it yourself.The House That Lars Built party line Modify Inkmodify ink the house that lars built-ornaments 17modify ink the house that lars built-ornamentsThe House That Lars Built party line Modify InkThe House That Lars Built party line Modify Ink

See more party images below!
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christmas + collaborations + Design + holiday + Life / Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015

Holiday cards 2015 with Modify Ink

Holiday cards 2015 with Modify Ink

I’ m super duper pumped to introduce you to our new line of holiday cards with Modify Ink. It’s a secret I’ve been sitting on for some time anxiously waiting for the holidays so I could scream it from the rooftops: 2 custom photo cards are here! The line is called Jolly Holiday because I believe these are some pretty happy cards that you’re going to want to deliver to all your friends and family.

And here’s the thing about Modify Ink. You have the ability to create your own custom color palettes. I created my own palettes here with their web-based software, but YOU can change it to whatever you want! Want some pretty blues and purples instead?! Change it! Want green, red, orange? Change it! I made a few palettes on the site that you can use too if you’d prefer to go with that too. And then you simply change the text and photos and you’re good to go!

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For the line I was inspired by Scandinavian folk design and my time spent in Denmark, where I learned that Scandinavians LOVE Christmas. It’s the best time of the year. People gather to make cookies and sit by the fire. Christmas luncheons last all day to a set of traditional foods. Christmas elves and hearts decorate grocery stores and homes. It’s all so hyggelig (the best, most ubiquitous Danish word roughly meaning cozy and convivial).


Modify Ink allows YOU to customize the colors to whatever you’d like them to be. I spent some time creating a ton of color palettes for you to choose from but you can also create your own! It’s so therapeutic! I personally love the blue below.

Check out the rest of the line below and head over to Modify Ink to see the line as well as the rest of their holiday cards! 

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christmas + Life / Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas, love the Jepsens

A very merry Christmas to you! Enjoy the holidays!

A special thank you to Ciara Richardson of Ciara Richardson Photography and Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral for inviting us to be their models for their Flower of the Month oversized floral wreath based on an illustrated Christmas card. We call it a “live Christmas card.” This was such a stellar idea. If you ever need a self-esteem boost, have Ciara take your photos. Furreals. These two are pure magic. And thank you to Paul for letting us take his picture–his favorite thing. NOT.

christmas + Life + my shop / Thursday, 17 Oct 2013


Last day of the product announcements!
You know I want nothing less than winter to come, but I suppose it will happen whether I allow it or not so why not announce my new Christmas card line now and spread some early cheer, just for you overachievers who already have your Christmas gifts bought and wrapped. I was originally approached by Terrain to do a line of cards and had already planned to do some Christmas greenery so it was the perfect marriage. 
The process from designing to printing took much longer than anticipated and I learned A LOT. As petty as I’m sure it sounds (I just finished the Elizabeth Smart book, I get it. Thi is petty) especially as I talk about greeting cards, there were some devastating accidents that happened along the way (bad customer service with some printers I experimented with, etc) but it’s done now and I have some beautiful cards to show for it. 
There are three ways to purchase the cards. 1) in single cards 2) in packs of 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs, the way that Terrain is selling them) 3) in packs of 14 (2 each of all 7 designs). 
If you’re a big letter writer like me (well, used to be a big letter writer until this whole Internet thing) that you know you need lots of cards for the holidays. Amiright? 
And don’t forget to enter the giveaway where one reader will win one of everything featured this week. Read here to enter the giveaway contest or go onto Instagram and simply post a pic from anyone of the products and tag it with #larsgiveaway.
Email me if you’re interested in selling at wholesale!