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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New in the Shop: Thank You Cards and a Giveaway

Today I am excited to be offering the first ever Thank You Card designs in the Etsy Shop! There are 4 watercolor designs that can be ordered individually or together in a Pack. 

To launch these new designs, I am also giving away a free package of 12 Thank You Cards! Use the Rafflecopter Tool below Today 6/24 through Wednesday, 7/1 to enter. 

You can visit the shop to order your cards here!

Not all tasks have to be completed to enter, but your name will be entered additional times for each. :) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, June 22, 2015

How To: "Bikini Bag"

Summer is here and that means lots of time by the pool and carrying your swimsuit around in search of opportunities to soak up some sun!

It can be hard to keep track of tops and bottoms your suit case, or sometimes you don't want to throw your wet suit in the same bag as dry clothes.  The worst was last weekend while camping when my suit fell out of my bag into the mud!

"Bikini Bags" are a cute easy way to keep track of  such a precious summer commodity. :) I made one to coordinate with each of my swimsuits, so I could just grab the one I want and go!

You will need:
Scratch Paper
Paper Scissors
Fabric Scissors
1/8 yd Fabric
Glossy Modge Podge
Paint Brush
7x10" or Larger Burlap or canvas bag

I found my bag at Hobby Lobby. It has a LDPE lining, but you could also add a water resistant lining to an unlined bag. 

1. Sketch a 1.5x4.5" outline of your favorite style swimsuit. I googled images of "vintage swimsuits" for ideas. 

2. Cut out your swimsuit pattern. 

3. Using a pen, trace the pattern onto the back of your fabric. Turn the pattern around and trace it backwards. Be sure to use a pen that is not a sharpie, or the ink will bleed through the fabric. 

4. Cut out the fabric swimsuit. 

5. With a sheet of scratch paper underneath, paint the back of your swimsuit with Modge Podge. 

6. Carefully place your swimsuit centered on the bag. Paint the top with Modge Podge. Be sure to go all the way to the edges, even over the edges to seal the fabric to the bag. Don't worry, the Modge Podge will dry clear. :)

7. Allow your bag to dry, and it is ready to use!

At the pool, the bag is perfect hold all my non waterproof items-- phone, headphones, keys, Fitbit-- that usually get lost at bottom of the beach bag!

Which pattern do you like best? I'd love to hear what your summer essentials are!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

You're Fantashtic Father's Day Cards

I jumped in on the mustache trend last year when I helped plan a "little man" baby shower for my nephew. In the midst of all the mustache, bowtie, and necktie decorations, I started dreaming up some thank you cards to fit the theme. As Father's day rolls around, they work perfectly for that occasion too!

Whether you fancy some gold mustaches for your thank you card "stache" {see what I did there!} or you're on the hunt for a card for Dad, these dapper themed cards are up in the Etsy shop today!

"You're Fantashtic" Designs

Other Dapper Designs

Visit the shop here to purchase sets or individual cards! June is here and Father's Day is just around the corner. :)