Thursday, April 28, 2016

Harry Potter party favors

I already sneaked a picture of these little favor boxes on instagram, but I wanted to show them off a bit more here:

harry potter party favors

Sofia is turning 11, and I knew these delicate little necklaces would make the perfect pre-tween thank you gift. I found them on Amazon *here.* (I'm linking the Canadian Amazon, but I know you can find many different sellers on the dot com side. Also, the price seems to have gone up since I ordered. They were a few bucks cheaper last month!)

The packaging was so fun to make:

harry potter party favors

I used a little cube die to create the boxes. The die is by Clear and Simple Stamps, and honestly one of my favorites. It's the perfect size, doesn't use a lot of paper, and you only need a tiny bit of adhesive to hold it all together.

I then printed my tag (thanks for being a wonderful muggle!) and adhered it to close the box, to seal it closed. I also printed Hedwig and scored the bottom of his body, so that he could sit up. Super simple, but the 3D aspect really makes the packaging more special.

As you can kind of see from these pictures, I'm starting to set up our weekend party table.  I like to work really slowly. Everything is already on the table, and I'll be starting the baking later on today. No stress! This makes the process a joy for me, and hopefully also for my birthday girl!

♥.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Harry Potter party invites

Hi there!

Our family is recovered, and we're ready to put on our sorting hats and wizard party this weekend! Postponing a party is never fun, but I'm happy that all but one friend can make it for the new party date.

Leading up to the party, I thought it would be fun to share what I'm working on, starting with the invitations:

harry potter party invites

Sofia wanted a "cute" Harry Potter party, and I couldn't find an image that I really liked. The kawaii ones with the huge eyes were the only option we found, but the big eyes "are a little creepy, mom." Um, ok.

harry potter party invites


So I drew my own instead. I drew a cuddly little Hedwig and lightning-scarred Harry Potter, printed them out and colored them with copic markers. Voila! Party invitation front side.

The back holds all of the party info:

harry potter party invites

The date is obviously last week's first attempt, but we will get it right this weekend!

My Harry Potter images will probably find their way to the Etsy store sometime in the next few weeks. Party first, format images next. Yes?

♥.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

you are a magical unicorn

Hi there,

I'm on the Avery Elle blog today, showing off this quirky little unicorn:

you are a magical unicorn


I did everything up in candy pink and bright yellow. My little Maia loved this card. It's sitting on her dresser as a piece of artwork.

I hope you like it!

♥.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Better Together: Hemptique & Neat and Tangled

Hi there!

Neat and Tangled is collaborating with Hemptique this month, with prizes to be won on the NT blog.

Hemptique + Neat and Tangled collab


The nasty gastro bug is spreading in our home, so instead of giving you a full how-to on today's card, please visit the NT blog this morning to learn more about the Hemptique products I used.

Hopefully all will be back to normal soon!

♥.

Monday, April 18, 2016

for mom and dad {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there!

I'm really sorry I missed yesterday's post, I was hit with a pretty nasty gastro. Blech! I'm glad I'm feeling well enough today to show you the card I missed as well as today's card.

for mom and dad {lawn fawn inspiration week}

This card shows off the Celebration Scripty Sayings stamp set, perfect for so many occasions. I stamped the foxy pair from Mom + Me (here, think more "dad + me") and mounted them onto Heart Stackables dies.

for mom and dad {lawn fawn inspiration week}


The card I missed to show you yesterday also used Mom + Me, and the Scripty Mom die. I took advantage of the negative space to highlight the word "mom."

I hope you like them both! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Donut worry... {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there!

It's Lawn Fawn's April inspiration week! Today, I'm showing off the mini set, Donut Worry.

donut worry... {lawn fawn inspiration week}


It seemed only normal to pair the donut with the coffee mug from Love You A Latte and imagine them as a hand-holding couple.

I stamped the images, added the faces, and drew in the hands and feet with a copic multiliner pen. I didn't stamp them perfectly straight so I shaded some ground beneath their feet to have it all make sense.

donut worry... {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I hope you like it a latte!

There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Birthday cards for him and her {avery elle}

Hi there!

I have a couple of birthday cards to share today, that I created using Avery Elle products. A card for him and a card for her.

Ladies first:

Birthday cards for him and her {avery elle}


I made this card for my husband to mail to his sweet sister for her birthday last week. That owl, from Woodland Wonders is my favorite! And he works so well with the birdies and banner images from Banner & Wreath.

I love AE's Best Ever stamp set - it made the card even more special to be able to stamp "sister" on it.

For the younger gents, I made this card:

Birthday cards for him and her {avery elle}


DUDE.

I totally love this lanky drummer, from the Stoked stamp set. And I love that the image is large enough to cover the card-front. Stamp, die cut and done.  It's always nice to have some masculine birthday cards in my stash for when Thomas gets invited to parties!

Thanks for stopping by,

♥.