A stress-free party planning checklist (and a free printable!)

Download a free printable party planning checklist!

  PHEW! Carter’s 3rd birthday party was last weekend, and WOW is there a lot of stuff to remember when you’re planning a party! I wasn’t big on hosting parties before Carter was born, so I’m pretty new to this. But even so, being my 3rd time around on this kid’s-birthday-party thing, […] Read More »

More Summer BBQ Fun! Free Printable Burger Recipes

Point people toward burger bliss with these free, printable recipe cards! #burgers #recipes

Last week, we did a delicious post on spicing up your summer BBQ with a gourmet burger bar. We got pretty creative with some of the toppings we included, so we made these free printable recipe cards to offer suggestions on what to do with them. Print them out and […] Read More »

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book | Cardstore Blog

Recently, our product development manager, Becca, told us a story about her 4-year-old son, and what he had to say about what Daddy does for work. His answer? Drink coffee. That’s it. Nothing else! (Nice sounding job, huh?) Kids always seem to have the best answers for everything, and with Father’s Day coming […] Read More »

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day!

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day! | Cardstore Blog

Last month I worked on a design for this princess party invitation, and that got me thinking about other things I could create for a princess-themed party. Whenever I think of princess parties, I think of the color pink. But more importantly, I think of tiaras—because you can’t have a princess […] Read More »

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables | Cardstore Blog

After Elizabeth provided her tips for planning a party like a pro, I really wanted to do a little more to help make your own party look and feel really special. So, if you’re planning on having a pirate-themed kids party, you’re in luck! I figured the best way to help […] Read More »

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special | Cardstore Blog

It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays—they’re like little, personal holidays for celebrating all our favorite people! But sometimes—maybe it’s someone’s birthday that you’re really close to, or even someone that’s just been great to you in the past year—those celebrations call for something EXTRA special. Here are some […] Read More »

Celebrating Black History Month (with a free printable quote!)

Happy Black History Month, everyone! I love history. Like REALLY love it. It’s entirely too easy for me to stay up past my bedtime, caught in a documentary or book. I’m currently knee-deep in The Warmth of Other Suns, about the Great Migration, and I think it’s always great to learn more about […] Read More »

10 super-easy (but totally thoughtful) last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Super-easy (but totally thoughtful) last-minute Valentine's Day gifts | Cardstore Blog

“Oh, crap! I need some last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts—stat!” Don’t worry. You’re not the first person to say those words. And there are plenty of last-minute options like flowers, cookies, or chocolates that you can have delivered right to your valentine (thank you, Internet!). But just because you’re a little […] Read More »

6 printable love notes: get creative & surprise your valentine

6 printable love notes: get creative & surprise your valentine | Cardstore Blog

One of the things I really  want to be better at in 2014 is telling my husband how much I appreciate him. It’s something that I think about all the time, but don’t tell him as often as I should. He’s not only a great husband to me, but he’s an […] Read More »

A gift for you! Free printable gift tags for Christmas

A gift for you! Free printable gift tags for Christmas | Cardstore Blog

A couple years ago, I painstakingly handmade about a bazillion gift tags. I silk-screened each one, cut them out individually, and then applied grommets and string. It was a long and tedious process (I actually got a blister on my finger from trimming out so many!), but the result was […] Read More »