Easter Silhouette Place Cards

For place cards this Easter, I thought I would go with a yarn silhouette kind of theme. I loved how the first one turned out, but then I realized I needed to make sixteen more. So I changed it up a bit and tried a few different ideas.

Supplies I used:
Pre-folded place cards from Paper Source
Yarn, paint, glitter, fabric, paper
Hot glue, Mod Podge, Xacto knife, cutting mat

First I printed out some Easter-y shapes that I found via Google Images. I traced them onto the back of each place card and cut them out with an Xacto. As you can see, my Xacto skills aren't the best but oh well! It did the trick. :) 

I piled a bunch of yarn (and eventually glitter, decorative paper, etc) on the back of the cutout and sandwiched the yarn by adding half of another place card to the back with hot glue. 

The yarn place cards were my favorite "idea", but painting simple brushstrokes turned out to be my favorite way of making them. Super simple, but still pretty. :) 

ps. Sorry if this post was a bit glitchy this morning - had some issues. Have a great Easter weekend! 

Easter Craft Projects to Try This Week

It’s almost Easter! That, my friends, is insane. I’m not complaining though - Easter is the best! My plans for this weekend involve working a little, Louis-sitting (you’ll meet Louis. He’s a cat. I’m his aunt.), and spending time with family. I’m in charge of making place cards for everyone. I know, such a daunting task! I still haven’t figured out how I want to make them, but I will keep you posted. For now, these are a few nice Easter crafts I have come across.

2. Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs - Country Living
3. Origami Easter Bunny Baskets - Studio DIY
5. Leaf Print Eggs - Spoonful
6. Graffiti Art Easter Eggs DIY - Paper & Stitch

Decorating eggs is a really funny tradition when you think about it…who even came up with that? Going to Wikipedia that right now. See ya!

Fictional Style | Shoshanna Shapiro from Girls

Do you guys watch Girls?! I watched it all in a very short amount of time, which is not necessarily shameful since there aren't too many episodes. I love discussing this show any chance I get. It's just so good and so applicable to real life. Then again, I could apply even the most outlandish show to real life. It's a talent. ;) One of my favorite things to do with the show Girls is to cast all of my friends. The conversation usually goes something like this:

Me: Sara, I think you're more like Marnie. Oh my gosh Katie, you are TOTES Jessa!
Friends: Okay, Shosh...

For those of you who don't watch the show, Shoshanna Shapiro is a very girly college student who tags along with the other girls. She always dresses like she should be going to a vintage themed tea party. Upon meeting her, most people consider her young and naive, but she is actually very intelligent and amazing at standing up for herself. If you've watched all of this past season, we can probably agree that she is one of the most sane, level-headed characters. Simply put - I'd be honored to be compared to Shoshanna any day. :)

2. Diagonal Alley Coat in Black - ModCloth $139.99
3. Awe-Inspired Aqua Dress - ModCloth $64.99
4. Deborah Lippmann 'Girls' Polish in Shoshanna (!!) - Nordstrom (currently unavailable)
5. Daisy Jacquard Court Shoe - Oasis £55
6. Tocca Mini Eau De Parfum in Colette - Anthropologie $18.00
7. Mossimo Supply Co. Bow Belt - Target $14.99
8. Shell Pink Knitted Cocoon Cardigan - New Look £19.99
9. Dainty Delight Headband in Ivory - Modcloth $16.99

How fab are those earrings? I think they are my favorites on the list. That perfume is also my go-to.

Oh! And a post about Shoshanna wouldn't be complete without mentioning the hair:

Have a great day, friends! :)

Laura Blythman

I came across designer and illustrator Laura Blythman's work this week, and it's too good not to share. Based out of Australia, Laura designs products, teaches workshops, and creates visual concepts for so many colorful, creative businesses. What I love most about her work is how authentically crafty it is. It definitely makes me want to grab a pen, paint, and paper, and dream up something spectacular. :)

Amazing, right? You can find more of her work here and follow her along on Instagram @laurablythman.

Window Shopping | Springtime Sandals

1. Shauna Huarache Sandal - Target $19.99
2. Fringe Sandal in Vachetta - Kate Spade Saturday $125.00
3. Country Sandal - Cydwoq $281.00
4. Viera Sandals - Moorea Seal $69.00
5. Wanted Zuma Cutout White Sandals - LuLu's $41.00
6. Fudge from the Fair Flat - ModCloth $32.99
8. The Criss Cross Sightseer Sandal - Madewell $59.50

It's a beautiful thing when it becomes appropriate to wear sandals again. I recently bought #1 in the brown color and I wear them as much as I can. This week has been so sunny, even in the Bay Area.

Wow, literally everything other thing I post has to do with the weather. Can't stop, won't stop! Happy Tuesday. :)