DIY Tag Barrettes


Happy Monday! Another snow day today, and we’re snuggled up in our warm home and crafting. My son (Big) even tried out my pen holder and a couple of my calligraphy nibs. Dude’s got some skills, in my very biased opinion.

Anyway, today, I wanted to share my newest packaging project – Tag Barrettes (if this term is not copyrighted, I’m taking it!)

They are just like hair barrettes but made of paper and are used to hold tags, instead of hair. Let’s jump in shall we? (more…)

Hello and Happy Friday!

A quick post today. I wanted to share that I finally took the plunge. I enrolled and completed the amazing Molly Jacques’ Skillshare Modern Calligraphy course. It is an intro to pointed pen Calligraphy and in my humble opinion… rocks. I had all these little doubts about using pen and ink, because you know I love my gel pens, but let’s just say –  I’m in. The course goes through everything from the materials (nibs, paper, ink) to the strokes, alphabet and developing your own Modern Calligraphy style. I spent the last evening just playing with letters and – I’ve reached new heights to pen love, friends, new heights. Stay tuned on my little attempts at sharing this love with you.


Until next time!

I’ve been married for just over 13 years and I have to admit that I still love all things wedding – the invitations, the lettering, THE DRESS.

I came across the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punch Around the Page set, and it just made me think of walking down the aisle again with my fella. Instead of lining the envelopes (which I adore too, and yes, I would post on that soon!), I played around with just using strips of the design as an inset border. It requires just a little bit of angling, but totally worth it. If you plan on making the envelopes yourself, I made mine using a mini scoring board. On the back of it there is an envelope guide/ how-to for various standard envelope sizes.

DIY Envelope Lining with Paper Punches

DIY Lettered Gift Tags with Silhouette Sketch Pens on Maritza Lisa - If you love to hand letter your sentiments, check out this tutorial. I will show you how to transfer your lettering to tags using Silhouette's Sketch Pens. Click through for tutorial!

You know about my love for pens and lettering, right? Okay, so let’s build on the tags we made from this post to a whole ‘nother level. The Silhouette Cameo has the capability to use pens instead of a blade, so instead of the image being cut, you can direct it to draw your art or lovely letters. You can use a gel pen with the pen holder or one of the Silhouette Pens. I’m obsessed with the white Silhouette pen (surprise, surprise), but the ink ran out and I just ordered this new pack. Today we will focus on adding a sentiment to your tags using the Silhouette Pen. (more…)

DIY Watercolor Place Cards

Even though there is a bit of snow out there, I am willing spring to come… like, um… Aren’t you ready to celebrate with a pre-spring brunch or host a nice dinner with friends? My lovely pal Lucia is an exceptional hostess when it comes to throwing an event in her impeccably decorated home. Today’s project is inspired by her seriously happenin’ events.

I recently mentioned my app love for Waterlogue in this post. So, I thought I’d put it to good use and try making these place cards with them. Want to try them out? (more…)