Color Mixer | an ‘under the sea’ party palette

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 »

A stress-free party planning checklist (and a free printable!)

Download a free printable party planning checklist!

  PHEW! Carter’s 3rd birthday party was last weekend, and WOW is there a lot of stuff to remember when you’re planning a party! I wasn’t big on hosting parties before Carter was born, so I’m pretty new to this. But even so, being my 3rd time around on this kid’s-birthday-party thing, […] Read More »

Not just for plants: a DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots!

A creative DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots #terracotta #claypots #cakestand #diy

It seems like every store I go into lately has a plethora of terracotta pots just waiting to be put to use. Since they’re so inexpensive and readily available, I wanted to find a creative, alternative use for them. I racked my brain for creative DIY ideas that could involve terracotta pots: Something […] Read More »

5 things every new mom needs – tried and true items from real-life moms

5 things every new mom needs - tried & true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

A couple months ago, I started sharing our favorite baby items to help moms-to-be as they register and make room for their little ones. We’ve seen some of our favorite baby essentials and baby gear, and now we’ve come to the last part of our series. The last two posts helped you take care of baby’s needs, but […] Read More »

Our favorite baby gear & happy things – tried and true items from real-life moms

Our favorite baby gear & happy things - tried and true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

Last month, I shared our favorite baby essentials, recommended by a few been-there, done-that moms. This month, I’ll be talking about some of the baby gear you’ll need for your new little person, and also some of our favorite, must-have items to keep baby happy. We all know how much fun it is to […] 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 »

Baby essentials you absolutely must have – tried and true items from real-life moms

Baby essentials you absolutely must have - from moms who have been there | Cardstore Blog

Oh, babies! There is nothing more exciting than becoming a parent for the first time. But once the joy of caring for this tiny little human starts to sink in, you realize that they’re going to need some stuff—actually, a BUNCH of stuff. And if you’re a first-time parent, chances […] Read More »

Little treats with big personality: fun appetizers on a stick

If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated with all sorts of blogs and pins of absolutely PERFECT looking parties and wonder, “who on earth has time to do THAT?” Well, over the coming months, we’re going to show you a few simple tricks and tips to add extra zestiness to […] Read More »

Graduation gifts – way more fun by the box!

Graduation gifts - way more fun by the box! | Cardstore Blog

Graduation season is just around the corner, which means graduation parties—and graduation parties mean graduation gifts! Sure, you could just go to someone’s high school graduation party with a check—which is always super useful, and very much appreciated—but if you’re sick of just giving boring old money (*note: I did […] Read More »