Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage Christmas Paper Caps Printable

As you know, I have been experimenting with creating my own fun printed 1'' circles to share here on the ole' blog- and now I am quite the woman obsessed! Since December 1st is super-fastly approaching, I decided it was time to dip my crafty toe into some holiday cheer. Enter my vast vintage Christmas greeting card collection, my laptop, sleeping babies and- presto! a fresh printable for my loyal readers. Hope you enjoy these little gems, my pretties!

{Party On!}
Happy Hour Friday

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Funky Grab Bag 1'' circles Printable

I made this quick little half sheet of 1'' circles. It's a watermark-free PNG file with a transparent background which also makes it handy for digital work. Just print out these 35 circles on an 8.5''by 11'' sheet of white card stock and get to crafting! Hope this little freebie brightens your day, folks!

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's a Cowboy Christmas!

Here is a great 4''by8'' holiday card for all you western folks! This PNG file has a handy transparent framed window for you to insert a family photo of your very own. Add text, print, and mail out this unique token of holiday cheer!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Best Friend Notecard Set

I am so thankful for my dear friends. My best friend Bonnie and I are both currently living in different states- away from most of our families. She's a navy wife and my sweetheart is doing work on an extended out of town job. So, we super miss each other. Our friendship from the outside may appear a borderline obsessive soul twinship- but that's because it kinda is. I mean, c'mon we used to work together, live within walking distance, and hang out ALL THE TIME. We even shared a nickname in the style of a celebrity couple. Bonnerly. She wears a lot of stripes and I own polka dots galore- hence the prints I chose. Basically, we are constantly making each other laugh and talking about sandwiches, and singing "The Golden Girls" theme song on each others voicemail. So- I was very much inspired to make these notecards for us and everyone who has a great friendship. I hope you all enjoy them, my dears!

{Party On!}
Junkin Joe at the Cottage Market

Vintage Fabric Bottlecap Images

This 8.5''by11'' watermark-free printable consists of 70 1'' circles featuring 7 different fabric prints in 10 great colors.  Super perfect for tons of crafts. You can whip up some fab bottle cap jewelry (like my dear pal Mel), magnets, or stickers just to name a few. These little babies are so versatile and fun! All of the prints are from my personal vintage fabric stash. P.S. This printable is for personal use only. Hope you enjoy and get to crafting!   

{Party On!}
Junkin Joe at The Cottage Market

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mix Tape Inspired Postcards

I created this set of four printable postcards with my sweetheart in mind. In the early days of our courtship, Will supplied the perfect soundtrack- many MANY mix cds from his personal music collection (hoard/obsession.) Granted, these babies weren't on old tape cassette tape, but they were sheer perfection to my ears. In fact they are still very timeless and sweet and I listen to them regularly from start to finish. These notecards feature lyrics from some of our sweet mixes. So grab yourself some card stock and print these lovelies~  Hope y'all like them as much as I do!

Download this set of 4 notecards HERE

from "If We Try" by Don Mclean

from "Gotta Have You" by The Weepies

from "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny & Dolly

from "Father Figure" by George Micheal

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shabby Dots Paper Pack

Download this paper pack HERE!
I created these fun and funky 12''by12'' papers using (yet another) fabulous free pretty thing from Keren at Free Pretty Things For You! Gosh, quite the collection of amazingly cute and stunning things she's got there. Go bask in the delightfulness that is her site. It is sure to inspire you to create some cuteness!

What will you create with this trio of designs, my dears?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Paper Flowers

I love a good little flower. It's my favorite crafty icon- so versatile and timeless (like a little black dress is for my wardrobe.) I just can't get enough of the little cuties. There are about a billion ways to create paper flowers ranging from gorgeous realistic blooms to the most simplistic little daisies.

I enjoy making these little babies because they are suuuuuuper quick, easy, and easy to customize. Unlike most of my crafty pursuits, this project does require a special tool- a 2'' scalloped circle craft punch. I got mine on sale- 40% off, and its the only fancy punch I own. It's very much the opposite of a uni-tasker, so I feel its quite a handy investment.

Supplies I Used:

-any thin paper (I use old gift bags, scrapbook paper, laminated tissue paper, comic pages, vellum...the list is endless.) for the petals
-metal brad closures (any size) to hold your blooms together
-scissors (to cut a tiny slit at each scallop)

-cute things (like buttons and sequins) to embellish brads & E6000 glue
-Sharpies to change the color of brads and embellish the petals
-Glitter glue to glitterfy brads

I used 3 scalloped circles for each flower, but you could definitely use more if you like.

If you decide to embellish your brads, do that before you assemble. To assemble just stack your prepped    scalloped circles- poke a hole in the middle with the brad- and fluff out the layers.

I played around with the number of slits I cut for the individual petals. Some are in between every little curve and some are every two curves.

You can place a plain little circle layer directly behind the brad to add to the center of your flower. This also allows the fun folding and tucking of the petals. I personally love the texture this adds.

These little gems could be used for countless applications! Here's hoping this inspires some cutness!

Thanks for stopping by, my dears!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pamper Yourself! Printable

As I was wandering around the blog-o-sphere, I noticed a few really decadent sounding DIY scrub recipes. They all sound so delightfully simple to make yet totally pampering to use. Also- what wonderful homemade gifts to make for your closest gal pals!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Eye Candy Cards Printable

Grab some card stock and print these little sweeties for recipes, thank yous, or to simply write a friendly hello to your BFF. I designed these using my Chocolate and Pink Pumpkin paper pack but switched it up with some yummy colors. This printable is 8.5'' by 11'' 300dpi.  What do you think, my dears?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Dia de los Muertos Clip Art

Download this quirky clip art HERE
In honor of Dia de los Muertos, I decided to make a simple sugar skull design-but fill in the black lines with a fun print from my vintage paper collection. This particular artwork comes from the inside cover of a folk tale anthology. Hope you like what I came up with!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dia de los Muertos Designs

I'm taking a break from "Oh Happy Day!" this week to highlight some of the iconography involved with the Latin American holiday- Dia de los Muertos.