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How to do Calligraphy on Envelopes!

How to do Calligraphy on Envelopes! Tis the season for mailing cards! Learn how to add gorgeous calligraphy writing on envelopes, perfect for season's greetings or weddings. These stunning envelopes are easy to send through the mail too--just have them "hand cancelled". Let's get started on how to do calligraphy on envelopes! I love sending and receiving Christmas cards.  I used to send them every year--but that's faded off as I simplify my season. I do love addressing envelopes though--which fictional Christmas movie character would you send a card to? Let's start by talking about these envelopes These are Stardream paper envelopes from Cardstock Warehouse . They are divine! Cardstock Warehouse sent me these envelopes to experience myself. They are the only envelopes I would buy now! They come in 20 colors of shimmery pearlescent magic. They are smooth and easy to write on with a calligraphy oblique pen and ink! Supplies Needed for Calligraphy on Envelopes:

How to Rhinestone Shoes!

How to Rhinestone Shoes!  Make the most gorgeous rhinestone shoes with aurora borealis gemstones! These stunning shoes are just what you need to wear to ring in the new year! I love wearing all kinds of sparkle--and New Year's Eve is the perfect excuse! Just a couple hours and a pile of rhinestones is all it takes to take shoes from drab to fab! Learn how to make rhinestone shoes for the perfect upgrade to a pair of shoes! I love how these blinged rhinestone shoes turned out! I love anything and everything sparkly and shiny!  I had these gently used Dansko maryjane type shoes and decided to give them an upgrade. I really do like the shoes--they are super comfortable!  They weren't too worn out but I knew they'd get more use if they had some bling! These shoes worked great because I could just do the rhinestones across the front strap and not worry about the heel or buckle straps...more of a color blocked look. These shoes took about 2 hours to bling--one hour each shoe! You

How Do You Squash a Bug? Book Review!

How Do You Squash a Bug? Book Review! How Do You Squash a Bug? My favorite kind of children books have bright pictures and lots of fun rhymes. This book checks those boxes! If you are looking for a fun book to gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays or just because--this is the perfect book! The book is really cheap, so add one or two of them to your cart! Get it here on Amazon: How Do You Squash a Bug? This darling book was written by my brother in law and illustrated by my sister.  It's a fun and easy read with delightful rhyming! 31 pages filled with different kinds of bugs and fun ways to squash them. This is a great book for any curious reader that is interested in bugs! I love the back end pages, so fun and full of adorable bugs! There's a glossary in the back to showcase all the bugs in the book and teach kids the names of each bug.  How Do You Squash a Bug? Trust me, you'll love it! Like, Pin and Share!        

Make Vinyl Tag Stickers for Gifts with Cricut!

Make Vinyl Tag Stickers for Gifts with Cricut! May your days be Merry and Bright--and may all your Christmases be white! Use  Cricut Printable Vinyl  sticker sheets for the perfect holiday gift tags.  These cute tags work great on happy mail, packages and gifts that regular tags would tear off of.  They are the perfect addition to any gift. Customize them with a family picture, a hand written note...or use my Merry & Bright design!  Wrap a gift with twine and stick a vinyl sticker tag to it for the finishing touch. Affiliate links included. Thank you for supporting me! I made stickers using  Cricut Printable Vinyl  and the Print-and-Cut feature. If you haven't made your own stickers yet, you'll love this! More details on this post! So many options when making stickers! Make seals for envelopes, stickers for water bottles--maybe featuring your own art, or even bumper stickers. Let's get started! Affiliate links included. There are so many wonderful things to create with

Gratitude Journals: We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Gratitude Journals: We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool Learn how to make these paper pieced gratitude journals using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding tool.  Keeping track of special moments, things that worked out and little tender mercies is such a good way to focus on the positive parts of life rather than the dreary. This is one of my favorite crafts, these notebooks are easy to make and make a great handmade gift. We had a church activity with about 20 ladies and we made gratitude journals. They were a big hit--and everyone wanted to make more than one! Supplies Needed for Gratitude Journals: We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool Cinch Wires ( I get mine in bulk here --you need 2:1 pitch, 3/4") Scrapbook Paper Cardstock Paper ( Mine is from Cardstock Warehouse ) Laminator and Plastic Sleeves Tape Runner Gun or Glue Stick Stickers (made with my Cricut) Ream of White Paper   Paper Cutter Wire Cutters Step 1: Scrapbook Paper Piecing Begin by cutting a sheet of cardstoc