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{Freebie Friday} Flower Tail Bunny Easter Card

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Inspired by yesterday’s Daydream In Lavender post and the holiday this weekend, I wanted to make something sweet to share with you. I hope you like this cute mix of color and nature. (Easter lily photo via About.)

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Supplies:

  • Template
  • Printer
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • A2 envelope, if mailing

Directions:

  1. Click template below to open.
  2. Print onto cardstock.
  3. Cut along solid lines and fold in half or along dotted lines.
  4. Write your message & send off!

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What are your plans this Easter?


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Daydream In Arrows

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Cake Toppers ($8) | Feather Arrow Fascinator ($225) | Wood Arrow Marquee ($170) | Arrow Stamp ($7) | Pillow ($25) | Mint & Copper Arrow Ring ($18) | Gotcha Print ($23) | Arrow Valentine’s Day Card ($6) | Arrow Bouquet ($108) | Arrow Head Wrap ($16) | Arrow Stripe Rug ($79) | Arrow Tote Bag ($24.50) | Arrow Fabric ($9) | Arrow Wall Decals ($45)

Arrows are awesome. Their bright colors, as signs, as captions. I’ve always loved doodling arrows. I figured with Valentine’s Day coming up, it was the perfect time to daydream in arrows. Maybe use them to hint at what you want from your sweetie this year!

Do you like arrows?

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{Freebie Friday} Pink Polka Dot Heart Cards

Are you all geared up for Valentine’s Day? I’m definitely not! I thought these cute little polka dot heart cards might be just the thing to get me in the mood to send my friends a few happy vibes.

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Supplies:

  • Template
  • Printer
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • A2 envelope, stamp, and pen to send!

Directions:

  1. Click the template to open.
  2. Print on cardstock.
  3. Cut along the outside edges of the card.
  4. Fold the cards in half.
  5. Write your lovey dovey message, address the envelope & send off!

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Who are you going to send a card to?

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{Color Inspiration} Minesweeper Postcards

Pre-dial up days, I would sit at the computer writing papers and I’d take a break by playing solitaire and minesweeper. Not to brag, but I got really good at minesweeper. :) I evenually graduated to the biggest screen and I lived for that little smiley with the sunglasses that popped up when you won the game without getting blown up. I got so excited that I could continue my “streak” with these awesome minesweeper postcards ($2). These are perfect for stocking stuffers or just to send you friends for no other reason than to entertain them.

Did you ever play minesweeper?

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{Freebie Friday} Blue POP! Card

Do you have plans for Father’s day this Sunday? If you’re a procrastinator like me, you’re just getting to the card. I thought I’d share it with you so you can fill it with all the reasons you appreciate your own pop!

Supplies:

  • Template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Optional: 6 1/2″ square envelope

Directions:

  1. Click on template below to open.
  2. Print on card stock.
  3. Cut along solid lines and fold along dahsed lines.
  4. Write your lovely message and send off in an envelope!

 

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This week we’ve:

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Daydream In Paper Sailboats

Belle & Boo Paper Boat Greeting Card ($4.17) | Sail It Fabric Fat Quarter ($11) | Paper Boat Candles Designed By Roman Ficek | Sagaform Paper Boat Serving Set ($32.63) | Cloth Paper Boat Necklace By Alt Design($18) | White Sailboat Automated Box By Cartoon Monster ($23) | Sailboat Print Dress ($250.67) | Saily Lamp By Pagani Perversi (€85)

As the weather warms people came from all over town to the docks nears my place to kayak, sail, and lounge in their yachts. You may remember my paper sailboat freebies from last year and how I placed them by the waterfront. I was inspired again by paper sailboats for upcoming long weekend. It kind of makes me want to build a giant one to climb into and float on under all the bridges.

Do you like boats? Have you ever sailed?

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{Freebie Friday} Neon Yellow Floral Mother’s Day Card

My mom is a lucky duck travelling through Europe right now giving lectures and enjoying her time there, so I won’t get to see her this Mother’s Day. I thought it’d be nice to send her a card so it’s waiting for her when she gets back though. I was inspired by the Daydream In Neon Yellow post and decided to doodle some flowers in this bright hue for this card.

If you’re more into hearts, check out last year’s card.

Supplies:

  • Template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Optional: 6 1/2″ square envelope

Directions:

  1. Click on template below to open.
  2. Print on card stock.
  3. Cut along solid lines and fold along dahsed lines.
  4. Write your lovely message and send off in an envelope!

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This week we’ve:

How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this year?

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{Freebie Friday} A Stripey Birthday Card

 

A lot of people I know have February birthdays (me included). I love my fellow Pisces and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some birthday card printables to give the other birthday kids in the world that also have a similar birthday! I’m totally loving all things stripe and monotoney colors, so they inspired this simple card.

Supplies:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • A7 envelope
  • Pen to address & write your message

Directions:

  1. Click desired card to open.
  2. Print onto cardstock.
  3. Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines.
  4. Write your message and place into an envelope to be sent to your favorite birthday girl or boy!

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This week we’ve:

Do you have friends with February birthdays?

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Daydream In Pixels

I’m a nerd. I admit it! It kind of is a given being an engineer. But, when nerdiness translates into the design world, well that and me are a perfect match. Being both a color and pattern lover, it delighted me to see pixelated art and objects and patterns poppnig up everywhere. I thought it’d be fun to share my finds with you.

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First, indulge my nerdiness and perhaps your inner nerdiness by watching this video about a Japanese invention that uses dried fruit as pixels. The machine reads an image and drops a piece of dried fruit for each pixel to make an image on say a gelatin dessert! I’m sorry, but that’s jsut cool!

Top to bottom and left to right:

Do you like pixels?

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{Freebie Friday} You Are Loved Mini Valentines

It’s finally time to prepare for the next holiday! Valentine’s Day is approaching in a quick 4 weeks. Whether your single or not, I love Valentine’s Day simply because I love telling my friends, family, and coworkers how much they are loved (usually with cards and baked treats). I never turn down an opportunity to make someone feel special!

I thought I’d dedicate a whooping three {Freebie Friday} posts to get your creative juices flowing on how you want to tell the wonderful people in your life that you love them. Don’t worry. There will also be fun things you’ll want to make for yourself!

Today, it’s all about getting a short and simple message across! Join me in making some adorable mini valentines.

Supplies:

  • Printer
  • Paper (copy, colored, cardstock, and/or patterned)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Directions:

  1. Make the heart accordion.
    1. Click the “Heart Accordion” template to open. This template is enough for 4 cards.
    2. Print the template onto colored copy paper.
    3. Cut along the solid lines.
    4. Fold or use your scoring tool and ruler to crease the dotted lines and fold so the heart half is on the top. Fan fold is probably the easiest.
    5. Cut along the inside of the heart. Make sure the folded edges are not cut off or else it won’t form an accordion!
    6. Unfold your little hearts!
  2. Make the card.
    1. Click either the “You Are Loved” or “I Love You” card template to open. (If you want to right your own message, use the “Blank Card” template. This template is enough for 8 cards.
    2. Print the template onto copy paper.
    3. Click the “Blank Card” template to open. This template is enough for 8 cards.
    4. Print the template onto colored or patterned cardstock. (For my sample pictures, I used August Empress‘ beautiful and free seamless geometric watercolor patterns to print my own patterned paper.)
    5. Cut along the solid lines.
    6. Apply adhesive to the back of your front card (either “YOU” or “I” or your blank card) and the back of your blank card (your colored or patterned cardstock card).
    7. Attach the first heart of your accordion on the first card’s adhesive. and place the blank card on top to seal the heart inside.
    8. Trim the excess of the blank card.
    9. Fold the heart back and forth into the card.
    10. Do the same with the back card (either “ED” or “YOU” or your blank card) and your 2nd blank card.
  3. Make the envelopes.
    1. Click the “Mini Envelopes” template to open. This template is enough for 4 cards.
    2. Print the template onto colored copy paper.
    3. Cut along the solid lines.
    4. Following the numbers on the flaps, fold the side flaps in along the dotted line and then fold the bottom flap up.
    5. Apply adhesive to the meeting inside flaps to secure the envelope.
  4. Add finishing touches.
    1. Slip your mini valentine inside and seal with some washi tape or a small seal.
    2. Address your mini valentine to a loved one.
    3. Spread the love by slipping it on their desk, lunch, door, or pass them out in class!

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This DIY was linked to other fun Valentine’s Day crafts on Lala Land.

 Do you tell your friends and family that you care for them on Valentines Day?