Category: Gift Ideas

Altered Egg Carton for Easter

I made this cute Easter Egg Box for a challenge on Facebook, using an egg carton, lace, ribbon, and other trims, along with printables that I made and printed. The plaid pattern was printed on regular copy paper, and the “Joy” banner was printed on cardstock.

There are lots of ideas like this on my Pinterest board. The next one I make will probably be a sewing kit or a shabby chic one with lots of pastel flowers. I really love this kind of craft. It’s so simple and it can be made in a short amount of time, so it’s great as packaging for last minute gifts, too!

You can find lots of printable papers that would be perfect for this kind of project in my online store.

Pretty Hole Reinforcements for Tags, etc.

I wanted to make some hole protectors for my tags, but I don’t have the right size circle punch. So I used a flower punch instead. I like these so much that I think I’ll use them all of the time.


Take a piece of scrap cardstock. Color it with distress ink, watercolor, marker, whatever you have on hand. Use any color you like! I used brown because that’s what I had sitting on my desk.

Let the color dry completely. Punch a lot of little flowers (or whatever shape you like). I used this one because I didn’t have the right size circle punch, but I love these so much!

Once you have your shapes, use a regular hole punch to punch a circle in the middle of it. Punch one in your tag also (or wherever you want to apply it). Use a small amount of white glue to attach the hole protector to your tag.

Add a bit of twine or ribbon when it’s dry. Enjoy!

$2 Tuesday: Paisley Glitter Backgrounds

This week’s $2 Tuesday Sale features TWO different background sets (digital papers), at $2 per set:

backgrounds in shades of blue, pink & purple with paisley overlays in gold glitter
backgrounds in shades of marsala, golden brown & teal with paisley overlays in gold glitter

Looking for a last-minute gift idea for Valentine’s Day? These cute printable boxes are perfect for candies and small treats:

Printable Heart Box (pink with tiny fuchsia hearts) only $1

Pretty little box with large heart on top is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to let the recipient know how much they are loved! Perfect for small treats and as party favors.

Or you can get a set of 6 different designs for only $3 here:

Set of 6 Printable Heart Boxes only $3

JPG format, ready to print on US Letter or A4 size paper (I recommend card stock or photo paper). Complete instructions are included. Finished box is approximately 4″ x 2.5″ x 5/8″ (9.75 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm)

Freebie Friday: Floral Burlap Collage Tags

Set of 4 Printable Gift Tags


Today’s freebie is a set of printable collage tags made with images from vintage seed catalogs and more, with burlap texture. Romantic cottage chic / shabby chic style is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc.

Freebie Friday: Vintage Christmas Pillow Box


Are you tired of everyone asking you if you’re ready for Christmas? Well, I won’t ask… but if you need help with last-minute gift wrapping or you’d like to keep the stocking stuffers neat and organized (rather than all dumped in together)… I can help!

Today’s freebie is a pretty Pillow Box with sheet music background and vintage Father Christmas image:

Vintage “Father Christmas” Pillow Box (freebie is for personal use only)

It’s part of a Set of 6 that I made (only $1 for the set!)

Freebie Friday: Christmas Spice Sticky Note Covers


This week’s freebie is a set of pretty Christmas covers for sticky notes (post-it notes). They’re perfect as stocking stuffers and last-minute gifts for co-workers, school teachers, dance instructors, piano teachers, etc. You could even use them as place cards at your holiday feast!

Here are a couple of photos of how mine turned out, after I cut them out and glued the sticky notes in:

Here are the papers I used to create this set:

I’ve re-opened my store at MyMemories and my Gold Christmas Word Art is a featured freebie in the newsletter (Saturday, December 16th). If you’re not on that mailing list be sure to join because there are lots of gorgeous freebies every week. The newsletter sign-up is at the top left side of the main page, in the left side column, just under the first banner (where it says Newsletter).

Click image and it will take you to MyMemories where you can download the freebie (after December 22nd it will no longer be free, but it will still be available for purchase).

Be sure you grab all of my freebies that will expire at month end. The list is here.

Personalized “Potion” Bottles now available!

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These cute bottles can be customized with your choice of colors, items to hang on the bottle (optional label on the bottle itself, if you prefer), personalized message or names, etc. Perfect for Wedding, Baby Shower, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, “Magic Potions”. Approx 3 x 6.5 inch PNGs (300 ppi). Great for card making & more!