Hello! Happy Wednesday! As promised earlier, here are the free, printable gift tags. They are inspired by the wonderfully beautiful palettes from Design Seeds, namely:
As usual, these gift tags have been formatted to fit onto Letter Sized paper or card stock. I suggest card stock, and they are 2.75″ in diameter, so a 3″ punch would fit them perfectly! You could attach them to a gift with tape, or punch a small hole either in the side, or top and thread a ribbon through.
Hope you enjoy them! Click the link below to download the pdf!
Free Printable Gift Tags Inspired by Design Seeds
Well, it’s been about a year since I did my last Pinterest Pretties post! How pathetic! Pinterest has gotten very difficult to deal with lately, with a lot of people pinning incorrectly, then other people re-pin, not realizing that it has been pinned incorrectly; and by incorrectly, I mean by linking to a Google images search or just the homepage of a blog, instead of clicking on the actually post, so you have to search for what you’re following the pin for… Anyway, this took me longer than I thought it would because of that, so take my advice and pin properly! hahaha! Enough of my ranting, on to the pretty Pinterest inspiration for Easter…
1: Easter Bowtie DIY | Pinner 2: Easter Bunny Napkins | Pinner
3: Cute Easter Dress | Pinner 4: Easter Jar Decorations | Pinner
5: Grow Your Own Easter Grass | Pinner
6: Easter Egg Paintchip Garland | Pinner
7: Easter Peep Garland | Pinner
Hello again! I know that I promised that the next free printable would be gift tags, but I have a problem… A growing to-do list that I can’t keep straight. Therefore, I have postponed the gift tags to give you a free printable list form, in my style, which is pretty minimalist, and black and white.
Let me give you the background on the inspiration for this list form…
On In Between Laundry, a cute blog, I found this free printable list with a story about Charles M. Schwab, the American steel magnate of yesteryear, and Ivy Lee, who helped his company, Bethlehem Steel, increase productivity. Mr. Lee basically had the idea to put 6 things that were most important to get done on your to do list for the day, with the most bothersome thing at the top, and whatever items you don’t finish on the first day of the week, you put on the next day’s list, etc… ( That is a very simplistic paraphrase by me!) Well, I tried this, and it works! And I really thought it might be nice to make lists in my own style(s) for you to print out… I have made 4 different styles to choose from, print as many as you like! If you would like a very cute, modern, and COLORFUL list form, head on over to In Between Laundry to download Erin’s version…
Click the photo of the version you’d like to download in pdf format below.
Well, I took a long hiatus from blogging, so my poll was left up for long enough to close it and talk about the results.
I asked my readers: “Which Free Printable Would You Like to See Next?”
Here are the results!
Thank you notes and Gift tags were tied for 1st place! So, now for the resulting free printables… First up, Thank You notes! I have had such a thing for both chevron and houndstooth lately…. I made two color schemes, aqua and tan, and gray and kelly green. They are formatted to print 2 to a letter sized sheet, and print perfectly on Avery brand “Matte White Notecards”. However, you could also print them on card stock and cut them yourself. I just love the convenience and quality of the Avery notecards, plus, they come in a box with envelopes!
*Be sure to print these “Borderless”, scaled at 100% so they are nice and even!
Just click the pic to download! Next time, look for the gift tags…. in the second installment. ;-)
Do all of you love Pinterest as much as I do??? I mean, I definitely visit that website more than any other, especially on my iPhone while waiting at the doctor’s office, or in a school pick up line, etc! So many great ideas shared in one place… I bookmark lots of great ideas on Pinterest every day, and my number of Pinboards keeps growing.
The other day I found this Pin, about making your own I Spy Book for your kids, using their own toys! The woman who made this one did a fantastic job, and I exclaimed as I read her post, “I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!” I knew my kids would love such a personal book to look through, containing their own toys, and it might even keep them busy on long car rides, at restaurants, etc. Very promising!
So, I got my huge roll of school variety white paper (from my mother the school teacher) and all of the baskets of toys, and got to work. The photos I made for my books are pretty easy, not too difficult for kids ages 3 to 5. But older kids would probably get bored with them. That’s my challenge with the last book I have to make for a little cousin. He’s 6, so I am going to add more photos, after I think it through a little more.
Here are some examples from my books:
I hope you enjoyed seeing how much fun these pages were to make, and I really hope that you go have fun making a DIY I Spy Book of your own! I can’t wait to give these to my kids… If you make one, leave a note in the comments with a link so I can see how creative you got! And be sure to click through to Delia Creates to see just how she made her books.
Well, since I had such a nice comment requesting the Ice Cream Social printables in boyish colors, I thought I would oblige! Sometimes you get what you want just by asking nicely! I hope you like them Melaine! And I hope that someone else out there likes them too… Just drop me a comment or an email at emmyandgabbie at gmail.com to let me know you used them, and if anyone sends in some pics of the printables in action, it would make my day… :-) Just click on the pic below to download a PDF document containing all of the party supplies…
Updated 4/9/12: The original file had demo text on the invitations page, which was not editable! So sorry! And thank you so much to the reader who pointed this out! I have fixed the file, and now you can edit the invitations as intended. The link is still at the bottom of the post!
Hi again! I finally have a second to post another freebie… My Ice Cream Social Printable Party Pack in the Rainbow Sherbet color scheme! I have had a recent request for this, so I hurried to get it on here. Sometimes with three kids, I cannot find much time to blog – or design for that matter! Please click the links to download, at the bottom of this post, and also make sure to read the Read Me First file that has explanations, etc. in it. Enjoy!
Read Me First File
Free Printable Ice Cream Social Party Pack in “Rainbow Sherbet”
Let me know if you use this party pack! Leave me a link to any photos, blog posts, etc. I would love to see them!
I was thinking how pretty Mason jars filled with a delicious drink are, and how they are all the rage these days. Especially on Pinterest. They are also very old fashioned, however, and make me think of people lazing about on their big front porch, or veranda, down South, sipping on lemonade…. At least, that’s what I’d be doing if I lived down South! I think I finally understand why they invented Mint Juleps! ;-)
These simple little “Grillin’ & Chillin’” invitations are meant to bring that sort of atmosphere to mind. I hope you like them, and make use of them this summer!
The free, printable PDFs come in these three varieties: (see image previews below)
1 – Lemonade
2 – Limeade
3 – Grapefruit Cooler
To download all three colors in one PDF, please click here: Free Printable Grillin’ & Chillin’ Invitations!
Let me know if you use them! – Erin
Well, actually, I don’t. I love fairs and festivals and carnivals. However, the motif is similar, and I have made a cute little freebie for you that is entitled “Circus Tent”, very simply! It is just an A7 invite so far, in 4 color schemes:
1- Gold + Pink
2 – Lavender + Persimmon
3 – Lime + Turquoise
4 – Scarlet + Sky
I will be churning out some cupcake toppers and other goodies soon… Just click on the pic to download the FREE printable PDF.
- Have a great rest of your weekend! Erin
Hello there, I have been gone a long time. I’m sorry! I’m sure you have lots to do this summer too though, and let me just tell you, I have been totally caught off guard by this summer. Kids keeping me super busy! But I have returned to blogging to make an announcement…
I will be offering a lot more free printable invitations, labels, stickers, etc. on my blog. You see, I have so much more fun when I’m making things for free. Like for friends, or to giveaway on the blog. Making things for profit is never as much fun. And having a successful Etsy shop is very hard when you’re a SAHM of three kids. I just don’t really have the time to devote to it right now, to drive traffic to my shop, and I don’t really want to spend money to advertise. Does that make me lazy??? Sorry if it does.
My shop has been more of a fun hobby, and a means to a little extra money, but without the proper time to devote to it, it really is VERY little extra money. And I really want people to use my stuff. I don’t want it to sit stale in my Etsy shop! So, I am seriously thinking of closing up shop, and just blogging and offering my creations for free. So I think I’ll start by putting my entire Ice Cream Social Party Pack on here for my loyal readers. Let me know what you think of it, and if you use it I would especially looooove to see some photos! Here is a small preview image of what you’ll receive in the free printable party pack:
Thanks so much for your patience while I was taking an (unannounced) break! Download link below… And as always, these free files are for personal use only, not commercial, and if you want to share them with your friends, please send them here to download! Thanks!