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Jot it down { handmade notebooks } Like many other creative people, I have developed a curious obsession with colourful notebooks.

Jot it down { handmade notebooks }

Not only does the cover appeal to me, but the pages inside must also have something special to it. How to Decorate {For the DIY'er} Series - Home Stories A to Z. How to Design the Perfect Business Card. In this post, we’ll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message.

How to Design the Perfect Business Card

We’ll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take. We often hear of the importance of first impressions in both our professional and personal lives. In business, the first impression we make on potential clients and other professionals can affect how much business we get. If we fail to dazzle in the first meeting, we might not be attending the follow-up meeting in which we could raise the bar. Guest blogger. Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.

guest blogger

Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. DIY Envelope Liners. Stationery has long been one of my truest and deepest loves.

DIY Envelope Liners

I’m pretty sure you all know that by now. But what you may not know is that I am straight up coocoo for Cocoa Puffs over great envelope liners. Seriously. This affliction is real and it’s deep. There’s just something about a pop of color and pattern that always does it for me. Supplies - Envelopes (in the color/size/shape to match your stationery)Patterned paper (gift wrap and scrapbook paper both work well)Metal straight edgeCutting mat or other cutting surfacePencilXyron adhesive and/or double-stick tapeCraft knife First up, carefully disassemble one of your envelopes along the glued seams.

What you’re left with is the perfect template for your envelope liners! The final step in this simple little process is to take your Xyron (or double-stick tape) and run a line of adhesive along the underside edge of your liner. {Design + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Diy: stained recycled bottles. 15 Chalkboard Inspired Products. This post showcases creative and unusual chalkboard inspired products.

15 Chalkboard Inspired Products

Chalkboard Beverage Coasters Perfect for marking names of guests and beverages at parties. Stay-at-Home Artist: stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)... Yes, I am a nerd.

Stay-at-Home Artist: stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)...

I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum! " However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. The Gunny Sack: {Everything} In A Jar - Handmade Gifts. With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be.

I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called: {Everything} In A Jar. HEX6AGON: Transparent Tiling Vinyl by Sara Czosnyka. HEX6AGON: Transparent Tiling Vinyl The Finished Product: HEX6AGON is the newest material exploration, following FACET by Process + Content, bringing transparent vinyl to color your world, in an interactive + customizable tiling system, featuring colorful, geometric shapes.

HEX6AGON: Transparent Tiling Vinyl by Sara Czosnyka

The 6-sided HEX6AGON are precision cut ( 4-sided diamonds are included in certain packages). HEX6AGON allows you to color the external world, adding color + pattern, in a clean + graphic way, with modern design + an undertone of whimsy. 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more. Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More. Custom Painted Shoes. Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA.

One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :)

Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project

I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Enjoy.... Gift Ideas. Creative Craft Ideas & Free Craft Projects. A Beautiful Mess. Single File: A Retro-Inspired File Folder DIY from A Beautiful Mess. Easy Breezy Floral File FoldersBy Elsie Larson, A Beautiful Mess “Getting organized helps me stay motivated, especially when I have pretty things in my workspace to enjoy!”

Single File: A Retro-Inspired File Folder DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Says Elsie. “Today, I’ll show you how to make some retro-inspired file folders in under 15 minutes!” Scissors Adhesive (tape or glue) File folders Vintage wallpaper (or, scrapbooking paper) 1. 2. Elsie’s Quick Tips: Use plenty of adhesive so the paper stays put.For varied looks, cover the outsides or insides of the folders, so different parts of the pattern are exposed.