November 30th, 2009 § § permalink
Here’s a fun little craft supply for wrapping gifts, making garland, decorating or card making. A sheet full of butterfly outlines. There is a sheet of larger butterflies and a sheet of smaller butterflies. You can print them on text paper, card stock, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper (print on the back), kraft paper, grid paper or whatever you like.
I received something special wrapped in this very pretty map paper. I made copy of it on my scanner/copier because I didn’t want to use up the original. Then I printed the butterfly outline pdf on the back.
Cut out the butterflies with scissors.
I used a glue stick to attach butterflies to the cards and added some Japanese masking tape.
I punched two 1/8″ holes in a butterfly and threaded some divine bakers twine through them to wrap a gift. I like bending the wings slightly so it looks like the butterfly just landed. (Paper from my life time supply.)
Download SMALL Butterfly Outlines HERE.
Download BIG Butterfly Outlines HERE.
November 24th, 2009 § § permalink
I made this card for a friend a few months ago and thought it might be a fun thing to send during the hectic holidays ahead. Print one (or some), tuck into an envelope with a tea bag and mail or hand-deliver to a friend, aunt, mom, teacher, co-worker, neighbor, sister.
An A2 envelope template is included in the PDF that you can print on pretty paper.
Spread a little relaxation this season!
Click HERE to download.
November 10th, 2009 § § permalink
I’ve been obsessing over these paper lantern ornaments. I’ve tried several different papers. Thick scrapbook stock doesn’t work well (the brad is too short). Wrapping paper is too thin (unless you have some good quality stuff it easily rips). Scrapbook paper (not thick stock) is just right. I bought some 12 x 12″ sheets at Michael’s on sale and started cutting. After I added the brads and opened the balls, I attached some Divine Twine to the top so I can hang them.
I used one on a baby shower gift along with some more divine bakers twine and my lifetime supply of gift wrap.
If you’re thinking you might like to get your craft on and make some of these, click here to download a pre-measured grid you can print on the back of your paper so you won’t have to measure over and over.
October 21st, 2009 § § permalink
I love when people are creative. I especially love when they are creative and generous. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of Whisker Graphic’s customer Sarah Wise you get to enjoy this scalloped jack-o-lantern tag free download. Sarah created these for her daughter’s birthday party. Hopefully she will be posting photos of said party on her blog soon.
When printed out at 100%, a 2″ circle paper punch will work nicely. You could also hand cut them into squares. Print on card stock to make gift tags or cupcake toppers. Print on full sheet labels and make stickers for party bags or a garland. Be creative. Be generous and tell a friend. Enjoy and a huge THANK YOU to Sarah for sharing her creativity!
Click HERE to download.
October 7th, 2009 § § permalink
As promised, here is another Halloween freebie for you.
Some ideas for using the 3" square tag/label.
This is a 3″ square design that comes 6 on a sheet. This PDF is editable, meaning you can enter your own text and format it how you like (font:style, size, color and alignment; the design is not editable). Enter and format your text, print on card stock or full sheet labels, trim and enjoy. Download tags HERE.
Here’s the BONUS. Over on Skip To My Lou you can download coordinating cupcake toppers and editable invitations (no need to handwrite your party info).
photo courtesy of Skip to my Lou
Photo courtesy of Skip to my Lou
Click HERE to visit Skip to my Lou and download the invitation and cupcake toppers.
October 3rd, 2009 § § permalink
Here’s a little something to get the party started, Witch Invitations. Just print on letter-size card stock, trim, fill in and mail to your friends. They fit nicely in A2 envelopes. If you download them it would make my day if you left a comment to let me know. Thanks and enjoy! (Stay tuned. I have another free goody coming soon.)
Click HERE to download.
September 2nd, 2009 § § permalink
Can you ever hear (or say) Thank You enough? It feels good to give thanks and it feels good to receive it. These little note-lettes were inspired by Carly. She left a comment in the It’s About Time Give-Away post suggesting these.
You can write a message on the back if you like. Leave one on the table with your tip at a restaurant, in your mailbox for your carrier, punch a hole and thread some ribbon and attach to flowers you’re giving someone or ??? Leave a comment and share your ideas on how you will be using them.
Enjoy and Thank You Carly (I’m handing you a virtual note-lette right now) for the great suggestion!
September 1st, 2009 § § permalink
** Update: 9-1-09 — the labels will be available later this afternoon.** There is a FREE PDF download of assorted labels/tags just waiting for you over at Skip to My Lou compliments of Whisker Graphics. Enjoy! Tomorrow I’ll have a FREE goodie for you here, inspired by a reader. See you then.
July 29th, 2009 § § permalink
When Cindy, over at Skip to My Lou, contacted me about guest blogging, I thought “How fun!”. Today, our first collaboration is posted and there’s a little something for you. Cindy had this great idea for a PDF. A door hanger that lets the little neighborhood pals know when your kids are available to play.
Click on image to visit Skip to My Lou and get your FREE download
If you want a more personal door hanger, I just added an editable PDF to the shop. You can personlize it with your child’s name. Is it just me or would this be funny to make and hang on an office door or work cubicle?
Can - Can't Play Door Hanger that you can personalize.
July 15th, 2009 § § permalink
**Update 7-30-2009** A big THANK YOU to everyone who has left a lovely comment and/or spread the word about this little booklet. I truly appreciate you!
At times, it can be so easy to take that slippery slide downward and focus on what’s not working. It happens to the best of us.
About 5 years ago, I noticed each night at dinner when we would ask the kids “How was your day?”, we would get a lot of what went wrong for them. We (the grown-ups) would try and point out the good in the gripe du jour. This would lead to defensiveness from the kids and an overall unpleasant dining experience for all.
So, one night I started out the dinner conversation with “Tell me 5 good things about your day.” It ended up being a great conversation starter and the opportunity to teach the kids (and grown-ups) to focus on what is working. We still do this most nights at the dinner table. It’s always amusing when one of the kids has a guest for dinner and we ask them to participate. They get a shy, funny look on their face, but play along. Repeat guests know the drill and often prompt the question and want to go first.
Long story longer (!)… This little printable pdf booklet came from our dinner routine.
Booklet straight from the printer.
Booklet all folded up and ready to be put to good use.
Booklet in action.
Click HERE to download. I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to leave a comment on a good thing about your day or life.
As always, this is for personal use only.
note: the booklet doesn’t have to be used solely to record good things about your day. It’s also handy to jot down good things about a situation that is not ideal (your job, a relationship, etc). Pick any topic and find five good things about it.