DIY Holiday Paper Gift Boxes

Hello again crafty friends!

Today I want to share these adorable DIY holiday gift boxes fashioned from, you guessed it- PAPER!

With the W R Memory Keepers 123 punch board (yes, I cheated on my Silhouette…) these came together in a snap. Also, they are as customizable as you want. I added coordinating tags to each gift box, but you could simply put a bow on it and call it a day! I’ve included a list of the supplies I used so you can give it a try! I hope this project inspires you to create your own DIY holiday paper gift boxes, because the holidays will be here and gone before you know it!

I loved making these for the holidays! My crafting time is limited as a new mommy. If I find the time to make something it better serve a purpose! These will house wonderful gifts for family, so I can check that off my never ending to do list!

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I’M BACK! REALLY!

Hello Friends!

I’M BACK! Really! You may have a few questions,
and I’m here to answer them!

Q- You fell off the face of the earth. Where did you go?
A- Yes, yes. I am painfully aware it has been OVER a year since my last post. But I have some really good excuses!

Like an entire kitchen renovation!
And having a baby!!!
And leaving my position at the library and becoming a stay at home mom!

Now that my feet are kinda sorta back on the ground I have made it a point to find a couple of minutes each day while momming to create. I’ve promised myself that I would begin sharing my creations with you all again.

Q- Where’s the free stuff? Will it be the same kind of stuff?
A- Yes! Paper is still my passion.

Although since my departure from the library, my creations are a bit smaller. My focus now is on home DIY projects, paper craft decorations for holidays and seasons, and card making! I also have some legacy library displays that I never got a chance to share- so be on the lookout for those posts as well. And yes- there will be free patterns and files just for you!

Q- Will you post on a regular basis?
A- NOPE. Because BABY. But I’ll try! Seriously, I can’t even get my daughter to nap at a consistent time every day. I can’t yet commit myself to a posting schedule only to disappoint you all. Baby steps. No pun intended. The goal is consistency, but think of my posts as little surprises. And if they start happening more often than not- I’m calling that a win!

Q- A baby you say?
A- Why yes! Let me tell you ALL ABOUT my child! It’s what mom’s do! (I’m kidding. Mostly….) Shortly after my last post in July 2016,and near the end of our kitchen renovation, we found out we were expecting! (Finished that kitchen JUST IN TIME!) We welcomed our daughter Lily at the end of April 2017.

I’m super proud to be a mom and super lucky to be able to stay home and help her learn and grow. Being a SAHM is the hardest job I’ve ever had but the most rewarding. She is by far my best creation. 😉

I’m really excited to dive back into blogging and crafting, my reprieve from diapers and dishes! And I hope that you will be inspired by my freebies and crafts!Thanks for reading! AND Thanks for coming back! Come back soon for more!

Library Display: Paper Ice Cream Cones

Hello crafty friends!

I know, I know- it has been too long! I haven’t posted in a while but I have a good excuse! We are currently renovating our kitchen and using Ikea to do it- so stay tuned for more DIY home tutorials and renovation tips!

In the meantime, I have a treat for you all- my tutorial for how to create a Sweet Summer Reads Library Display with some delicious paper ice cream cones! Keep reading and I’ll share my tips and resources so you can make your own tasty paper novelties!

Paper Ice Cream Cones Library Display

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Birthday Beer Shaker Card

Hello friends!

This week I tapped into my overabundance of sequins and created another shaker card I absolutely love– a card fit for a beer drinker (male or female, or course!) With a special birthday coming up I designed this simple birthday beer shaker card. I’m excited to share my process and my free Silhouette Studio file, or JPG to trace for those of you using other cutting software!

Birthday Beer Shaker Card- Fluorescent Beige Blog

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DIY Wood Wall Frames

Hello again!

This week I am excited to show off some awesome and inexpensive DIY wood wall frames I created for my hallway. Now I can’t take credit for the idea, I found it in a book- of all places! 😉 I was inspired by Handmade Walls from the DIY team at The Handmade Home. For complete project details definitely pick up this book! This was the perfect weekend DIY and it really adds character to our gallery hallway. Here’s the run through of how I created my one of kind frames!

DIY Wood Wall Frames

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