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Paper Anemone Flower + Tutorial

Happy Friday, everyone! What a wonderful way to start the weekend. . . with a new paper flower. The anemone flower is a favorite for weddings, with delicate pale petals and a black centers parallel the traditional wedding dress and black tuxedo. I am loving this pale pink variety and recreated it for you in… Read more.


Tutorial: How to Make a Long Stemmed Paper Rose

We have been so busy prepping our first round of Elli Kits (one dozen long stemmed red roses) that I found myself excited to share with all of you here on the blog the tutorial on how to make paper roses with long stems. This is a technique you can use for most of my… Read more.

Long Stemmed Paper Roses

DIY Paper Rose Kit for Valentine’s Day {limited quantity}

Today we are introducing our first Elli Kit. This box of crafty goodies has everything needed for you and your scissors to make a dozen of these gorgeous red long stemmed paper roses. In our kit you will find 12 laser prints of the luscious watercolor red rose and 12 prints of leaves, printed both… Read more.

DIY Valentine's Day Roundup

DIY Valentine’s Day Roundup

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, we wanted to share our favorite Valentine’s DIY projects from the blog! Here are some heart themed valentine’s gifts and party decorations that are not only sweet, but super fun and easy to make!  DIY Paper Heart Garland Heart Cupcake Topper  Valentine’s Candy Bar Wrappers Monogram Heart Thank… Read more.

DIY Mini Wreath

Mini Paper Rose Wreath in Blush, Pink & Peach

Just last week, Elli shop designer Emily shared one of her recent crafty gift projects. . . a mini version of the paper rose wreath. It is oh so adorable and easy to create with only six paper roses, so we had to share this fun project with you. Emily found a 5.5 inch foam… Read more.


Printable Kid’s Valentines + Giveaway

We are officially in full Valentine’s Day mode in the studio … candy, glitter and hearts are everywhere you look.  I wanted to design something for the kiddos so I decided on a set of printable cards featuring our adorable gang of love buddies. You can download the free printable file by clicking the button… Read more.

DIY Glitter Heart Art

DIY Glitter Heart Art

If you were to visit our studio, you would see trails of glitter pretty much every where. Today is the last day of our unofficial Glitter Week. For this project I am using glitter and decoupage together. . . oh my! With a variety of pink and red tissue paper mixed with recycled gold tissue… Read more.

DIY Glittered Love Banner

DIY Glittered Love Banner

To be completely honest, the last time I used glitter on a project was when my daughter was in grade school. But, I am seeing so many glittery crafts out there that make me smile that I had to join the fun. This project is so simple that you could do it as a craft… Read more.


Pink & Gold Paper Heart Garland + Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is coming our way! I am loving the soft pastel trend mixed with touches of gold and ecru, so to change it up from last year’s bright pink and hot orange combo, my heart garland today is using these lovely vintage French inspired colors. This garland is an easy DIY and all you… Read more.


Free Printable Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

With Valentine’s Day less than 1 week away, we thought it would be fun to share with you these adorable love bug kids Valentine’s cards and matching stickers. These cards are perfect for your kids to share with their classmates and friends and super easy to download and print right at home! To download these… Read more.


DIY Valentine’s Day Monster Kit

What says “Happy Heart Day” better than geek monsters? As you saw in Jennie’s Mood Board Monday, this was our inspiration for our Valentine’s Day kit that can be used for kids or adults, in classrooms or in the office. Our illustrator/designer Jennie created these huggable little guys and this is their debut into our… Read more.

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Freebie Friday: Monster Valentine’s Day Kit

THINGS YOU WILL NEED: 1) 8.5 X 11″ Letter Weight & Card Stock Paper compatible with your printer 2) Avery 8293 (1.5 inch round) Ink Jet Label Sheets 3) Scissors, Paper Cutter or Xacto Knife, Metal Ruler & Cutting Mat 4) Double Stick Tape & Clear Tape 5) Baker’s Twine or Ribbon 6) Straws &… Read more.

Mood Board Monday: Kid’s Valentine’s Day

Mood Board Monday: Kid’s Valentine’s Day

I loved illustrating this gang of adorable little monsters and we thought they’d be perfect for Valentine’s Day and this week’s Freebie Friday kid’s party kit. You can download the invite and card on shareholidays.com and check back Friday for the entire printable (and free!) Valentine’s Day party kit! xo Jennie 1. Twine by The… Read more.


Paper Heart Garland

Back in December I posted some photos of my paper decorated holiday tree. One of the decorations that I wanted to share with you is how I make my paper garlands. This is a decoration you can use year-round for any occasion because you can mix and match any shape, colors, sizes and paper to… Read more.