How to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots (totally affordable and SO EASY!)

How to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots (they're only $4 each & SO EASY!)

Ever since Emily’s gender reveal a few weeks ago, I’ve been in newborn-photo-shoot-prep-mode, anxiously awaiting the day I get to take her sweet little baby’s photos! And that’s pretty much where the theme behind today’s DIY craft comes from: how to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots. A swaddle is […] 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 »

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips | Cardstore Blog

I love a good party. I mean, who doesn’t? But over the years, I’ve learned a few ways to increase your chances of success, and minimize your level of stress, without jeopardizing the wow-factor you’re aiming for. Become a pro on how to plan a party (well, partly, anyway) and […] Read more »

8 newborn photography tips for the perfect baby announcement

8 newborn photography tips for the perfect baby announcement | Cardstore Blog

I’m not sure if the birth of my baby boy spurred my love for photography, or if he just made it a lot more fun. Either way, my paparazzi-style parenting is now in full swing. The very first “photo shoot” I did with Carter was for his newborn photos. I […] 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 »

Gingerbread Christmas cookies… with a cheesecake surprise!

Gingerbread Christmas cookies... with a cheesecake surprise! | Cardstore Blog

These gingerbread Christmas cookies are sure to impress at any holiday party. They require a little love, but they are well worth the effort. Their festive look and flavors make them the perfect holiday treat, and the cheesecake filling adds a tasty surprise! Prep Time: 40 minutes  |  Ready In: […] Read more »

How to make a rustic chalkboard Christmas card display for your home {DIY}

A rustic chalkboard Christmas card display {DIY} | Cardstore

A couple days ago, I posted some great ideas for displaying your holiday cards, but was having a hard time deciding which one I wanted to do. I finally narrowed it down, and I’ve decided to do a new take on the traditional frame display for my Christmas cards this […] Read more »

Holiday card etiquette – how to address the envelope, how to write a holiday letter, and more!

Cardstore Holiday Etiquette: Top of the Mantel Holiday Card Etiquette, from the Inside Out! | Cardstore Blog

Questions about the ins and outs of holiday card etiquette? Here’s expert Mindy Lockard, of The Gracious Girl, with a few tips to think about as you get ready to send your holiday greetings. It’s such a treat to be back here at Cardstore and share some holiday card etiquette […] Read more »

Be merry and write! What to write in a Christmas card (and still sound like yourself)

Be merry and write! What to write in a Christmas card (and still sound like yourself)

Now that the holidays are just around the corner, and everyone’s getting into the card-sending spirit, one of the toughest things can be trying to figure out what to write in a Christmas card. If you ask me, this a great place for a thoughtful message that comes straight from […] Read more »

How to make an awesome holiday photo card from your phone pics

How to make an awesome holiday photo card from your phone pics

Even though we design holiday photo cards months in advance, I am 100% guilty of finding myself without the perfect photo for my holiday card. Last year, the only “good” photos of my boyfriend and I were on my phone and Instagram. So, I had photos, but how was I […] Read more »