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 »

How to make photo coasters {DIY}

How to make DIY photo coasters | Cardstore Blog

**We’ve created an update on how to make coasters with an epoxy finish. Perfect for a no-stick finish :)** I’m an Instagram junkie. I LOVE me some Instagram photos. What I’m not so great at is actually getting them off my phone and doing something with them! So, Emily and I set out […] 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 »

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 »

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 photography tips for the holidays and beyond!

It’s that time of year again! The time when lots of us are thinking about getting a family photo for our holiday cards (if you haven’t already taken yours, that is). Last year, Jess shared her ultimate guide to a successful family photo shoot, including tips on how to pick a photographer, […] Read More »

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 »

Chill out this summer with watermelon mint ice pops

One of my go-to summer recipes is a spin on this salad, but given it has made an appearance at a picnic or two every summer, I couldn’t help but think I’d hear a collective sigh of boredom this year if I showed up with the same dish. I love the refreshing quality […] 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 »

say thanks! how to write a thank you note

  From birthday gifts, to dinner parties, or even when someone just holds the door open for us—the world’s a much nicer place when we say “thanks.” …and it’s even nicer when we go the extra mile and give someone a thank you note. Figuring out how to write a thank […] Read More »