Back-to-school paper chain – a summer craft for kids

Make the most of your summer AND celebrate back to school! This paper chain filled with fun activities makes a great summer craft for kids!

Summer is more than halfway over, and that means school is just around the corner. I know it’s not something a lot of kids look forward to, but my oldest daughter is starting kindergarten this fall, so it’s extra exciting for our family this year! In celebration, and to help […] Read More »

How to make coasters with photos

**This is an updated version of this post on how to make coasters using your digital photos, except finished with epoxy for a no-stick finish!** I didn’t really see the need for coasters until we got furniture I actually cared about. And then I quickly understood the appeal. Who wants […] Read More »

DIY photo magnets — easy, inexpensive, and fun!

I’ve seen these Instagram magnets all over blogs and Pinterest in the last few years (and I’ve even seen them shared on Instagram—how meta!). I think it’s a brilliant way to get your photos off your computer or phone and have a physical copy of your favorite snapshots. (Plus, they […] Read More »

Make your party pop with DIY giant display numbers (or letters)

Make your Party Pop with DIY Giant Display Numbers (or letters) | Cardstore Blog

Even though I have a little over a month to go, my 30th birthday (eek!) is fast approaching! Taking a cue from Elizabeth’s tip to plan ahead for parties, I’ve already gotten a head start on some of my party decor. That’s right, with the help of my boyfriend, I’m […] Read More »

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun!

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun! | Cardstore Blog

With my husband’s 30th birthday and my baby shower both coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m in full on party planning mode! So naturally, when I found out that Carter, Jessica‘s totally adorable son, is having his third birthday party soon, I knew I wanted to help out […] Read More »

Spring has sprung! DIY paper flowers for a happier spring cocktail

Spring has sprung! DIY paper flowers for a happier spring cocktail | Cardstore Blog

The weather is finally warming up here in Ohio, and that can only mean one thing: warm-weather drinks! And what drink isn’t better garnished with something festive? I’ve been seeing different kinds of DIY paper flowers pop up this past year (like these oversized wedding flowers and this wall display), so I thought, […] Read More »

DIY Tassel Garland to spice up your next celebration!

DIY Tassel Garland to spice up your next celebration! Cardstore Blog

I’ve been seeing DIY tassel garland everywhere lately, and with my own baby shower coming up in a few months, I really wanted to learn how to make these myself. Turns out, this garland is super easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of supplies. And the best part is, […] Read More »

Oh, baby! A too cute DIY gender reveal piñata

It’s been a pretty exciting few months for my husband and I—we found out we’re expecting our first baby, and just a few days ago we revealed the baby’s gender with our friends and family! I’ve seen gender reveals done in some really cute ways—some people use balloons, chalkboard drawings […] Read More »

A one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving craft for kids!

A one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving craft for kids! | Cardstore Blog

We recently spent an afternoon at Jess’s house, taking photos of a few Thanksgiving goodies we’re sharing here on the blog this month. While Emily and Jessica took pictures of the tablescape for our Thanksgiving printables, I pulled Carter aside for a few tickle fights, somersaults, and whatever else kept […] Read More »

8 Thanksgiving traditions to bring out the thankfulness in your family

8 Thanksgiving traditions to bring out the thankfulness in your family | Cardstore Blog

Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks, and I’m starting to feel stressed about all the preparation I still have to do. There’s so much to think about between the dinner, dessert, decorations, table settings, and just making sure there’s enough room for everyone! With such a long […] Read More »