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Muted Tones and Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper

I love working with muted tones and subdued colors — they make such elegant designs.  I found some double-sided scrapbooking paper in a cardstock weight with a beautiful pattern on one side and a coordinating solid on the other both in soft shades.  It is so much easier… Read more

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 my style but was created from the heart. I decided to try my hand at… Read more

Wrapping the Wrap

Here is a quick way to wrap a pretty gift with things you have on hand. A band of yarn wrapped around the box is a fast way to add interest with texture and dimension. This gift took less than 10 minutes to create and didn’t cost a thing. Look… Read more

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 a gift will amaze people and leave them wondering how it was made. Click here to… Read more

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 ribbon and ceramic beads. I bought all of the items used in the design at a… Read more

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 how I made these cupcakes… Read more

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 and strawberry flavors meld together to make these decorative dessert kabobs taste like strawberries and cream.… Read more

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 stars are painted with glow in the dark paint so they come alive after dark. Click… Read more

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 is the perfect way to dress up a table for the Fourth of July without spending… Read more