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Where It All Began…

Gift Decorating Origins My first experience with paper design, other than gift wrapping, was ten years ago when I created my own handmade wedding invitations. I wanted something simple yet elegant that not only reflected...

Yarn Bow

This gift design is easy and very inexpensive to create. The top lid of a jewelry box is decorated with scrapbooking paper and yarn to create a reusable box. Adding a yarn bow to...

Lotus Blossom Gift Wrap

  This is one of my favorite designs for summer. Its exotic look is very easy to create and can be given for almost any occasion. Scrapbooking paper is accented with coordinating sheer, metallic...

Pinwheel Cupcakes

Make your cupcakes into festive pinwheels with strawberry and blueberry garnishes. Not only will these patriotic cupcakes add some pizzazz to your Fourth of July celebration, they are absolutely delicious. Click here to see...

Strawberry Kabobs

White chocolate dipped strawberries and blueberries create a fun and festive dessert for the Fourth of July. They are so easy to make and a perfect accent for any table setting. The white chocolate...

Safe Sparklers

Sparklers are a fun way to celebrate Fourth of July but these are a safe alternative for your kids. They are created from BBQ Skewers, multi-color star garland and silver duct tape. The white...

Patriotic Napkin Rings

These red, white and blue napkin rings can be used for a place setting or displayed on the buffet table. They are created from paper towel rolls covered with ribbon and star buttons. This...