Fun & bright Halloween colors {color mixer}

A bright & fun color palette for Halloween #color #halloween #inspiration #gold

A few weeks ago, Emily posted an awesome Halloween party color palette that unexpectedly used pink instead of purple—such a fun departure from the normal, traditional Halloween colors. It inspired me to see what other unexpected color palettes were out there for Halloween, and I came across this one that uses […] Read More »

Halloween Ideas {friday finds}

friday finds | halloween | Cardstore Blog

Halloween is so close I can almost taste the candy! If only it were still acceptable for me to go trick or treating ;) After having our first baby just three months ago, I’ve been pretty short on time, so I’ve been searching for quick and easy Halloween ideas. If […] Read More »

A trendy Halloween color palette {color mixer}

A trendy Halloween color palette #halloween #color

Every year, I host a Halloween party, and I’m always in search of an updated color palette to use as inspiration. This one definitely caught my eye, mostly because it uses pink instead of purple. It’s a refreshing change to traditional Halloween colors, and still festive enough to make your […] Read More »

No-carve, low-mess pumpkin painting!

No knife, no mess. Check out this super-easy pumpkin painting project!

Jack-o’-lanterns have certainly earned their place as a seasonal staple, but if your past experiences have been anything like mine, the process typically turns into quite the event. Goo winds up everywhere, rogue seeds are found months later, and most importantly, assistance and serious supervision is required when working with […] Read More »

Labor Day Recipes {friday finds}

Delicious Labor Day recipes to mark the end of summer! #laborday #recipes

Labor Day is almost here, and whatever your plan is for celebrating the holiday, I bet it involves some delicious end-of-summer food! If so, we have something in common :) My husband and I are having a small get-together at our house next weekend, so I’m in recipe-gathering mode today. I’ve found a […] Read More »

You can’t mail a hug—but you CAN mail a homemade card from your iPad!

Cute Grandparents Day cards from kids - made from the iPad! #creatacard #grandparentsday #cards

It seems like every week, someone around here is bringing in an adorable card that one of their even more adorable kids made on the Creatacard app. Since our team actually designs the card templates, it’s so much fun for us to see which ones they choose—not to mention how much we love […] Read More »

Grandparents Day Crafts {friday finds}

Cute & fun Grandparents Day crafts for kids! #grandparentsday #crafts

Grandparents Day is coming up on September 7, and I’ve been on the lookout for a fun and meaningful craft to do with Carter. Last year, we came up with this watercolor art craft, which we framed and gave to Grammy & Pops along with a personalized Grandparents Day card. I’m looking […] Read More »

4th of July {friday finds}

July 4th cake - easier than you think #july4 #dessert #july4dessert #cake

The 4th of July is almost here and I couldn’t be happier! It’s a great holiday to surround yourself with friends, family, food, and crafts. Here’s a few of my favorite patriotic projects for you to try at home. Happy red, white, and blue!             […] Read More »

Father’s day gifts he’d love to get… and you would love to give!

My dad is always snapping pictures. I mean ALWAYS snapping pictures. It’s his thing. And you can rest assured that every last one of his photos will end up in a slideshow, set to music. When his 10-year-old computer started to cause him problems, it became more and more obvious […] 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 »