(Updated 2.15.13) Just popping in to wish you a very happy V-Day! This day is all about love, so I wanted to get this Thursday off to a great start by telling you how much I love having you around here – commenting, emailing, tweeting. It means so, so much to me. And I don’t say it enough. So thank you for being so awesome.
No matter how you feel about this greeting card holiday, I hope you have a very happy day…and maybe eat some chocolates.
P.S. I have a few links from the week to share before headed out for the weekend. I also write for Curbly and project Wedding. These are my posts from the week…
- How to make a floating heart table number (image above)
- How To: Wooden Geo Wall Art DIY
- Before and After: Mid-Century Herringbone Dresser Makeover
- A deconstructed ombre floral arrangement DIY
- 10 Tips for Decorating a Cozy, Modern Living Room
Hope you have a great weekend!
Well, I’m still gearing up for Valentine’s Day. And since I recently shared a floral DIY on Project Wedding for V-Day , I thought I’d pass the link along here too.
Do you ever make your own flower arrangements? This tutorial will show you how you can create an ombre-inspired arrangement on a budget ($10 and under) using grocery store flowers.
P.S. I am honored to be included amongst a great list of DIY bloggers for Valentine’s Day over on Daily Candy. And I was over on the HP blog last week, The Next Bench, sharing some of my inspirations as a design blogger.
Now that we are in the second month of the year and things will be slowing down (briefly) after Valentine’s Day, a lot of online shop owners are ready to iron out the kinks and get busy with a professional looking site and shop. I honestly can’t believe that we are in the month of February already. Where is the time going?! If you are one of those people, you should check out Goodsie.
It’s super affordable, easy to use, and you’ll feel like a legit shop owner. No clutter or competition like you may find on some other sites where you can sell your wares. And you can track sales analytics, create targeted marketing campaigns, print shipping labels, pretty much everything you can think of. More info here.
Back when I had my little vintage shop (way back when), I looked at a ton of storefront options before settling on one. And one thing that helped me decide was looking at shops from artists and artisans who were already using the platform. So, I did some digging, and if are wondering who else is using this e-commerce solution, I have you covered. I found some awesome shops that are using Goodsie and they’re online stores look pretty dang…well…good.
Want more info? Visit Goodsie now to get all the details on opening a storefront of your own.
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I love party garlands as much as the next girl, trust me, but they’re so temporary. And truth be told, I don’t throw many parties. So I created a casual garland that fits more into the home decor category than party accessory. It’s one of the easiest garlands I’ve ever made and as soon as I get my hands on more supplies, I am knotting up another five or six strands to hang in our entryway.
It doesn’t get any easier than this one ladies. Here’s how to make your own…
Supplies: scissors and decorative rope cord or trim (that’s it!)
How-To: Start single-knotting a strand of rope every six inches or so, until you have knotted the entire length. Add additional strands of knotted rope and hang. Easy as pie. Unknot the rope when you are done using the garland and you can reuse the material for another project.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Looking for more quick and easy garland ideas? Try this one.
I’m sending out a few last minute Valentine’s Day cards this week with some help from Jordan of Create Like Crazy. She designed an awesome set of modern, Valentine’s Day greeting cards that double as wall art especially for Paper & Stitch readers. You can download the entire set below.
Once you download the free PDF, it’s as simple as cutting the cards out, folding them in half, and mailing them out. Once your recipient receives a card in the mail, he or she can cut the front of the card off and hang it on the wall as artwork (after they read the sweet note you left inside of course).
Design by Jordan Brantley of Create Like Crazy for papernstitch
Styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
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