Tag Archive: paper

Easy Paper Curls for Holiday Packages

Is anyone doing any last minute gift wrapping??  As I was finishing up my holiday gifts this year, I used a few scraps of Kraft paper style wrapping paper to make curls that… Continue reading

Customized Art in An Afternoon

This month, I decided to tackle a few looming home decor projects.  One of them involved making a piece of art for a corner in our teensy weensy guest bath.  (Which, incidentally, is… Continue reading

Crafty April: Homemade Coasters

Even the craftiest of ladies have to go to bed sometime, but here are a few coasters that I have been working on today.  The sealant on my flower pots hasn’t dried yet,… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Lovely Little Lambs

If you happened by the blog yesterday, I wrote about the lack of lamb decor for Spring, the post was called Where Are The Lambs? I just adore these furry little creatures, so… Continue reading

Waste Not, Want Not

The surfaces in my home office tend to get a little crowded sometimes. This is due to the fact that I usually keep a lot of old paper and packaging for use in… Continue reading

DIY XOXO Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine

I usually sign letters and notes with “XOXO.”  Just view my About page and you’ll see this is true. I have been busy preparing for the approaching holiday of Valentine’s Day, and the… Continue reading

Customizable Tea Bags

Here is an easy way to customize a tea bag, and add a little personal-li-tea! These tea bags would make fun place cards perched in cups or mugs with the label hanging over… Continue reading

Love Tags

Here are some Valentine tags or tags to use when giving a gift to a loved one.  I made these gift tags with a multi-tag craft punch, colored and patterned card stock, scissors,… Continue reading

An Egg-cellent Card

Here is an any-occasion card that I made today with two colors of paper — white and yellow — to mimic eggs. On the card, I used a cut-out of a computer font… Continue reading

DIY Decorative Picks for Houseplants

Perhaps I was thinking a little too long about wooden skewers yesterday, but I started coming up with other ideas to use up a large package of skewers I initially bought for grilled… Continue reading


I was digging around in my office drawers going through the mountain of papers I always seem to have, when I saw several disjointed pages of a Sudoku book and a couple of… Continue reading

A Homemade New Year’s Eve

When I entertain, I like to use homemade touches to create a unique party atmosphere. Plus, making holiday accessories at home can be much cheaper than buying them at the store! Here are… Continue reading

Get Stamping Mad This Christmas!

Aren’t these large foam stamps cute?  I picked up a few sets at the local dollar store earlier this month. Instead of an ink pad, I used acrylic craft paint in a variety… Continue reading

Madame Verte Goes to Collage College

Today I had an art date with my good friend Megan who is an art teacher and an all-around creative gal.  We spent the majority of the day doing collage and decoupage.  It… Continue reading

Miniature “Santa’s List”

Mon mari and I are in the early stages of Advent and each day he and I secretly fill the little slots of our Advent calendar with trinkets, sweets, jokes, and messages for… Continue reading

Quick Cardboard Gift Tags

I recently purchased a set of cardboard gift tags made by Paper Magic Group and the simple design of them got me thinking that it would be easy to recreate additional tags at… Continue reading