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Dresser I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces. So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room.
book letters
Vintage Paper Plain box that you can find at any craft store decorated with a vintage map and sheet music One of my favorite places to shop in my town of Castle Rock, Colorado is The Barn. It is an old barn that has been converted into little shops. Each of the old stalls is now a shop that sells vintage and new items. The Barn is my go to place when I am needing something vintage, chippy and full of character. Vintage Paper
Gift Wrap
We have finished up our Fabric Flower swap at I love 2 Create. I am just waiting on a few more flowers to arrive and then I will get them back out to everyone who participated. I wanted to share my Fabric Roses. They are super simple to make and perfect to use your fabric scraps on. Fabric Rose Fabric Rose
You’ve might have seen seed paper recently. It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? Seed Paper Tutorial |

Seed Paper Tutorial |

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite.
Aqua Mason Jars Love those ol’ blue mason jars but feel like skipping the flea markets or the steep shipping costs from eBay or Etsy? Well hear ye, hear ye! Did you know that you can mimic the aqua/turquoise look on clear jars with the help of some transparent glass paint? I know, right! Aqua Mason Jars
Crepe Rose Crepe Rose Today I came across these super cute Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders made by Shelley Smith from the House of Smiths blog. Shelley’s easy and inexpensive DIY project is perfect for any wedding reception or bridal shower decor. Make sure you head over to Shelley’s blog for more DIY projects and tips.
Lotto Ticket Here's a cool DIY idea. If you ever host parties or events where theres a possibility of a giveaway/prize, scratchers are a cool way to pump up the guests! This post from ArtMind will show you how to make your own personal scratchers! These are also a great promo idea if you run your own business... use them like business cards or for give-aways. What you'll need:Cardboard, your lottery ticket design, glue stick, clear sticky back plastic (contact paper), metallic acrylic paint (preferably silver) and washing liquid. Before you get started, print out a design that you want to be on the lottery tickets.If your printer can take thick paper, you can print it directly on the cardboard and skip this part.

Lotto Ticket

Aug 31 Here is another idea we did for the Kirtsy Party at Blogher. The theme was “Voices of the Year” so the whole party was branded with talk bubbles. Chalkboard Bubbles Chalkboard Bubbles