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DIY Nature Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} Spring Plant Markers

Although we don’t have much of a warm spring here in Portland, Oregon, I do enjoy seeing the little young shoots coming through the ground and blossoms beginning to unfurl their petals. Their bright colors rejuvinate me like nothing else. You may remember from past posts that I am horrible as growing things, but everyone else I know is pretty much amazing at it. I thought I’d dedicate a printable to you growers out there. You can print and cut these out and glue them on coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks and you have yourself a colorful garden even if they haven’t started sprouting yet!

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This week we’ve:

Do you have a garden? What do you like to grow?

DIY Paper Patterns Printables

{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?

DIY Food Paper Party Printables

{Make And Munch} Frilly Toothpicks & A Biscuit Sandwich

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I’d share one of my favorite indulgences. Breakfast in bed! There’s nothing quite like staying in those warm sheets especially with all the cold weather lately. This would be such a treat for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. You could even do a brunch version of this with friends. Just set out a bunch of blankets and pillows and serve everyone on little trays. I love casual get togethers because everyone’s relaxed and more likely to have fun.

I wanted to debut a blog series today called Make & Munch. A fun craft to make and a delicious recipe to munch on. Pretty much my favorite activities ever. I have a quick tutorial for frilly toothpicks to go with a very simple breakfast sandwich recipe today.

FRILLY TOOTHPICK

Supplies:

  • Toothpicks
  • Crepe or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Directions:

  1. Cut a strip of crepe or tissue paper.
  2. Fold it in half several times (so you don’t have to make as many cuts).
  3. Cut frills into one side of the paper and leave the other side connected.
  4. Unfold your strip of paper.
  5. Cut a small piece of frilled paper and apply adhesive against the uncut side.
  6. Place your toothpick at the start of the paper and beginning rolling tightly onto the toothpick.
  7. Continue with the rest of your toothpicks to make as many as you need!

 

Click here for a printable tutorial!

EGG & AVOCADO BISCUIT SANDWICH FOR 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, soft to the touch
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 biscuits (packaged or homemade)
  • Mayo or your favorite spread (I used prepackaged spinach dip because that’s what I had on hand)
  • Salt, pepper, & any other spices or herbs you have on hand
  • Optional: Cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, brie) or meat (ham, bacon, veggie sausage)

Directions:

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices or herbs. I opted for some smoked paprika, but dill or cilantro would’ve been yummy.
  2. Preheat the oven if you are baking premade biscuits. Pop in your biscuits to bake or heat up. Remove when done.
  3. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Pour half of the beaten eggs into the pan. Use a spatula to loosen the cooked egg along the edges. Place on a plate once cooked through. Repeat for the second half of the beaten eggs.
  4. Cut up the tomato and avocado into slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut or pull your biscuit in half.
  6. Spread mayo or your favorite spread (I used prepackaged spinach dip) onto the biscuit.
  7. Layer the egg, avocado, tomato, and cheese/protein, if using, onto the open biscuit and top with the other half.
  8. Stick a frilly toothpick in it to keep it all together for serving.

 

Click here for a printable recipe card!

This week we’ve:

Do you like breakfast in bed?

Printables

{Blogiversary Giveaway} Winners!

Thank you so much everyone for participating in the giveaways to celebrate my one year blogiversary! All of you that left an email will be receiving a little exclusive freebie in your inbox today. Let me know if you missed out on the giveaway, but would love to receive a little something too. I appreciate each and everyone of you for your support, comments, and love.

 

Don’t forget that you still have three more chances to win something you love!

Leave a comment if you’d like an exclusive thank you freebie.

DIY Food Paper Patterns Printables

{Freebie Friday} The 10 Best Of Year One

The {Freebie Friday} feature has been one of the most work, but most fun since starting this blog. I am no graphic designer, but I just love creating templates and designs for my own use and it’s even more great that you enjoy them too. On my recent trip home, I found box templates I had hand drawn and photocopied at Kinko’s onto card stock in high school to make graduating gifts for all my fellow classmates (I went to a relatively small school). I don’t think I had any idea I’d be still loving and doing the same thing so many years later, but now sharing them with fellow creative people all over the world.

Here is a roundup of my favorite and most popular in year one of Daydream In Color:

1. Flat Paper Bag Template & Floral Bags

2. Bonjour Monsieur Note Cards

3. Let’s Picnic! and Let’s Do This! Checklists

4. Raindrop Pattern Paper & Umbrella Mobile Tutorial

5. Bookmark Templates

6. Mad About Plaid Floral Note Cards

7. Colorful Reminder Alphabets

 

8. Citrus Labels and Tags

9. Striped Paper Sailboats

10. Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe & Label

What was your favorite Freebie Friday post this year?

 

DIY Fashion

{Freebie Friday} Glitter Leather Heart Ring Tutorial

Glitter glitter everywhere! I’m totally loving glitter on everything. That extra shine just brightens my day. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought a glitter leather heart ring would be the perfect addition to your date outfit or the perfect project to gather your single girlfriends and a few bottles of wine & wedges of cheese to craft together!

Supplies:

  • Leather (scrap is fine)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or pen, optional
  • Mod podge
  • Brush or Q-tip
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate or tupperware to catch your glitter
  • Sandpaper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Blank ring with a flat top (You can find a variety on Etsy

Directions:

  1. With your scissors, cut out a heart shape from your scrap leather. You can draw it out with a pencil or pen if you’d like, but I just free handed it and trimmed it until I liked the shape. If you’re making more than one of the same size, use your first one as a guide.
  2. Once you’re done cutting, apply mod podge to the surface you want to glitter. (If you want to make stripes, just cut a piece of painter’s or washi tape to size and tape off the parts what you want the leather to show.)
  3. Pour glitter over your mod podged surface over your paper plate or tupperware to contain the sparkle!
  4. Press the glitter in a little with your finger and apply more mod podge and glitter to any edge or parts you may have missed.
  5. Allow a few minutes to dry before applying a top coat of mod podge to seal in the glitter. Don’t worry! It dries clear! Allow the heart to dry at least 15 minutes before handling.
  6. Sand the gluing surface of your blank ring. This will help the glue have something to stick onto.
  7. Plug in your hot glue gun to heat up. Apply hot glue on your blank ring’s surface and press your leather heart to stick.
  8. Allow time for the glue to cool down before wearing

This week we’ve:

DIY Paper Patterns Printables

{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?

DIY Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} Care Package Notes

Even though the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean that we should stop giving. A lot of places that help people on the street are offered many donations during the holidays, but the resources dwindle as the year goes on. A while ago, A and I went to the store and created little care packages for people we saw asking for help on street corners. Besides donating through United Way at work, we wanted to find a little way to give something back that is more personal.

We gathered things like a toothbrush and toothpaste, gum, hand sanitizer, rain poncho, wet wipes, gloves, snack bars, juice box, candies, tissue, chapstick, and more into a ziploc bag. We figured it would at least make their day for that moment. I thought it might be nice to include a personal note and a list of everything inside in case they didn’t want to dump out the whole bag.

These care package notes are great for either making bags of your own or even for sending your faraway friends a package to know how much you miss them.

I’d love to see how you use them! I’d love to see what ya’ll come up with so send me a picture!

Supplies:

  • Template
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Directions:

  1. Click on desired template to open.
  2. Print on paper.
  3. Cut along solid lines.
  4. Write your note or list and include in your care package!

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This week we’ve:

Have you ever sent or made a care package?

DIY Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} Oh Baby! Cards

Since this is the first Freebie Friday of the New Year, I wanted to celebrate the arrival of baby new year with a card. One of my coworkers is having his first baby and they couldn’t be more excited. He wanted him to be the first baby of the year, but obviously that didn’t happen! The best part about these cards is they can be used for a baby shower, a valentine, or even just a hello. They’re simple and perfect to send those you may have missed on your holiday card list!

Photo via Nameberry

Supplies:

  • Template
  • Printer
  • Card stock
  • Envelope

Directions:

  1. Click desired template to open.
  2. Print on card stock.
  3. Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted line.
  4. Write your message and slip into an envelope!

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This week we’ve:

Do you have any friends that are expecting? What would be your advice to them?

DIY Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} This Year I Will Goal List

With New Year’s approaching, a lot of us are thinking about how we want to change the things we do and how we do them. Whether it be reading more books, exercising more, eating better, or even spending more time with family. We’re all thinking about how we want to better ourselves. I used to spend a lot of time thinking about how I want this year to be different, but now I tend to focus on smaller goals and celebrate them. Little things like finally getting around to cleaning the receipts out of my bulging wallet or maybe planning out at least a week’s worth of meals to cook at home are just as worthy of that satisfied completion feeling.

I thought I’d spread this train of thought through today’s printable (nabbed the color palette from this post). Each week you can write down one achievable goal that you want to conquer along with any action items you can check off along the way. When you’re done, just write in your completion date and feel accomplished! If you are into New Year’s resolutions, you can do the same thing and feel accountable for any goals you may have set.

Supplies:

  • Template
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Directions:

  1. Click on desired template to open.
  2. Print on paper.
  3. Cut along solid lines.
  4. Fill in goal, any action items needed to achieve the goal, and post it up for you to visualize and remember!

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 This week we’ve:

Do you like setting goals? New Year’s resolutions? What are your goals going to be?