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 »

Friday Finds | Grandparents Day crafts

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 »

Friday finds | back to school

Whether you’re still preparing to send your kids back to school, or they’ve already returned to the classroom, we love these simple ideas to make them feel extra-loved while at school :) If you missed our other back to school features this week, check out our free printable lunchbox notes and this cute back to school […] Read More »

Must-try DIY | a back to school library tote

Looking for a creative back to school craft? Check out this library tote from And We Play #diy #tote #bag #backtoschool #craft

Every so often, we get to feature a guest blogger from a blog that we absolutely love, and today is one of those days! We’re delighted to welcome Kersey from the blog And We Play, who’s here to share a great back to school DIY project with you. We met Kersey at a blog conference last month, […] Read More »

Printable lunchbox notes to brighten your little one’s day!

Free printable lunchbox notes - Back to school ideas #school #lunchbox #printables

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things about lunchtime was the little handwritten notes my mom would pack in my Care Bears lunchbox—usually jotted on crinkled napkins or colorful sticky-notes. Though they were short and sweet, it was always nice to get a reminder from home of how loved […] Read More »

Dazzling Under the Sea party ideas that will make a splash!

If you read my post on dressing up your backyard party, you know a theme can help you make party-planning easier, and tie together the whole look and feel of your event. Themed parties are popping up everywhere these days, and right now, Under the Sea  is one of the most […] Read More »

Color Mixer | under the sea

Thinking about throwing an under the sea themed party? Start the inspiration with color palettes #color #palettes #underthesea #themedparty

Later this week, I’ll be sharing a bunch of tips for throwing an Under the Sea themed party—including color palettes to tie the whole thing together. This sophisticated blue palette is just one of many options, and just part of the fun, so make sure to check back for the […] 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 »

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 »

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 »