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Sew Merry: Laurels Gift Tag Freebie

Around Christmastime, I usually like to make a freebie for download as a little Christmas gift for you all. This year, it seems like laurels are everywhere and I decided I should use some in the freebie :) To spice it up a bit, I used lighter shades of the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. I hope you like them!!

To download, click here. Then, just print and cut along the light black line. You can print them on sticker paper or on a nice heavy cardstock. You can also leave as is or hole punch them, add string or ribbon and attach them to a gift. Please use these for personal use only :) Enjoy!!!

P.S. I didn’t design the laurels. I found them here.

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Freebie: Mother’s Day Card 2011

I haven’t made a freebie in a while so I thought with Mother’s Day coming up, I could make a card. The card is a very simple card that can be altered by you to add your personal touch for your mom.

I had a little adventure in designing this one. I had the whole thing done and ready to save when… the power went out. And no, I had not been saving it as I worked. Bad me. So I had to start all over again. Since it uses a bunch of different fonts, I couldn’t remember what I had chosen the first time so this second one is different. But I like it better. I think :)

Here is how the card looks when it comes straight off your printer:

There are two versions, one black and white, and one with a splash of green. They are both on the file and print two to a page. They fit in a standard size invitation envelope.

Here is the first one, after I dressed it up a bit:

I added the scallop detail with a black pen and the orange buttons. Then, I added some fun paper to the inside of the envelope.

For the second card I simply added some washi tape and some paper to the inside of the envelope as well.

I think they both turned out pretty cute and took less than five minutes to make once they were printed. All you have to do is print, cut 1/8 of an inch off both long sides, then cut in half so each card is 5.5” tall. Make sense? Here is the pdf for you to print.

I would appreciate if you only use these for personal use :)

Happy crafting for your moms!!

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Inspired Ideas: The Christmas Issue

Remember back in September I posted about a new online magazine called Inspired Ideas? Well, it’s back and this time it is a Christmas issue! I love Christmas magazines of every sort, I look forward to them every year. Amy Powers has done another amazing job at putting this issue together, you must check it out!

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Also, once again, I have a little project in it :) This time I designed some printable gift tags. Take a look at the pages:

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When I find some time I’m planning on adding these little tags to the freebies section on my blog. I will let you know when I do. But until then, you can get them from the magazine. So head on over and check it out!

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ABC Baby Shower Invitations And A Freebie

This past weekend I made some baby shower invitations for a shower I am throwing next month. I love having parties at my house and I always get excited to start designing the concept and colors.

abc materials
The materials I used.

For this shower, the mom-to-be wants an alphabet poster in her son’s room and so I took that as the inspiration for the theme of the shower. I designed a small version of an alphabet poster for the front, added some stripes, sewed some zigzags and called it a day. Here is a picture of the finished invitation:


and the back:


The back looks a little funny because I got rid of last names and addresses in photoshop before posting the picture :)

Most everyone who is invited to the shower is from our church so I knew I would just be handing them out in person. With that in mind, I created envelopes using my new favorite method of vellum and stitching. Then I added some labels for the names. Here is an invite in its envelope:


I am really in love with this color combination! I can’t wait to see how the whole shower comes together. I have visions of gray and white striped paper straws and lots of garland! I will definitely be posting pictures but we have to wait until next month until after the shower is over…

Once I finished them I decided to share the files with you so you can make your own if you wish. After all, why do to all that hard work for just one little shower?! I hope you can use them!

1. Download the pdf(s) of your choosing. I have made two sizes available. The square size when finished is 6” x 6” (these cost a bit more to mail). The standard size finished is 4 1/8” x 5 1/2” which fits into a standard invitation size envelope. There is a front and back file for both sizes so make sure you download everything you need!

Square ABC invitation front
Square ABC invitation back

Standard ABC invitation front
Standard ABC invitation back

2. Print the files on cardstock. I used a bright white linen textured cardstock.
3. Cut out the invitation. For the front (abc side), cut out using the stripes as the border, don’t forget to cut the corners. For the back, cut along the orange line. I used a paper cutter for nice smooth cuts.
4. If you have a scoring tool, score along the faint white line that cuts through the stripes on the front side. This will be your fold line.


5. Flip over and fold along your newly scored lines.

6. Put a small piece of adhesive onto the backside of the abc cardstock piece. Then, with the back cardstock piece of the invitation (the one with all the info), adhere it to the back of the abc piece.

back in place

7. Put your sewing machine setting on zig zag and sew along the back of the invitation along the stripes to made the folds stay in place.


You now have a finished invitation!

The back of your invitation will look different as you will have to write in the info yourself. I didn’t think you would want your guests showing up at my house!

Feel free to use these for any shower you throw but please keep these for personal use only! I will continue to make freebies as long as they follow these guidelines :)

Also, once they are completed they would make really cute artwork for a baby room. If anyone tries it, let me know!

I am happy to change colors to match your theme or change the info on the back of the invite for a fee. Contact me for pricing if you are interested.


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Freebie: Valentine’s Label

With Valentine’s Day coming, I had a new freebie in mind for you all and today I completed it! It’s a label that is best printed on sticker paper so you can stick it to the outside of an envelope. It is meant to be folded around the envelope so the name or address of the recipient is on the front and the sender’s info is on the back. Does that make sense? Maybe I will have to take a picture of one in real life. But for now, here is what the label looks like:

envelope label

To download a pdf sheet of 4 click here.

Just print them on sticker paper, cut them out, and stick them to your envelopes. Please use these for personal use only, thanks!


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