Free Printable Gift Tags | Inspired by Design Seeds

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:

Sweet Tones

Sweet Tones by Design Seeds

Free Printable Gift Tags

Urchin Tones:

Urchin Tones by Design Seeds

Free Printable Gift Tags

Stained Tones:

Stained Tones by Design Seeds

Free Printable Gift Tags

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

My Uncontrollable To-Do List + Free Printable List Form

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.

Free Printable List Form 1

Free Printable List Form 2

Free Printable List Form 3

Free Printable List Form 4



Emmy + Gabbie Poll Results = More Free Printables

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!

Free Printables Poll 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. ;-)

Free houndstooth thank you notes in aqua

free houndstooth thank you notes in dove gray

Grillin’ & Chillin’ – Free Printable Cook-Out Invitations

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

Lemonade Printable Invitation

Free Printable Cook Out Invitations


Free Printable Cook Out Invitations - Limeade

I love the circus…

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

Circus Free Printable Invitations

Mini Donuts + Free Printable Donut Party Invitations

Hello again! Last week was another busy week, and I am starting this week out with something pretty sweet… Mini Donuts! I was at Meijer on Saturday, and saw this Mini Doughnut Pan again (I restrained myself from buying it the first time I saw it!) and caved in and bought it! I love donuts (doughnuts?) and so do my 3 kids, and my husband too… And I love anything tiny. Can’t resist. So I made donuts on Sunday for my kids, and they turned out so well! Here I am going to share my photos, the recipe I used, and at the end of this post – a free donut party invitation!

First, I want to let you know, if you don’t normally bake you will need some patience for this process. The mini donut wells are very tiny, and you have to slowly and deliberately pour the batter off the end of a spoon into the wells, so you don’t get the batter all over the little “hole maker” in the center of each well. Does that make sense??? But over all, except the pouring of the batter, this is very very easy.

Since I was the only one awake at 6 am on a Sunday, I couldn’t capture a photo of me putting the batter into the pan, so here is my first photo, of the donuts baking.

mini donuts baking

My first batch, in which I filled the wells a little too much, looked slightly more like mini bundt cakes…

mini donuts in pan

mini donut


I dipped the mini donuts in a vanilla glaze, just turned them upside down and dunked them half way. Super easy. Then, I showered them with rainbow non-pareils! These rainbow non-pareils were purchased at The Flower Factory.


rainbow non pareils


glazed mini donut


rainbow sprinkled mini donut


Don’t they look cute?!?!


mini donuts finished


My second batch looked a lot more like donuts, not mini bundt cakes. The directions say to fill them half way, and this time I did a better job of that…


mini donuts 2nd batch


The only other advice I have for you if you bake up a batch (or 3) of these mini donuts, is when you spray the Pam into the donut wells, spray only a little, and if you spray too much, wipe out the excess with a paper towel, or this will happen:


mini donut fail



Here is the recipe I used, that was on the back of the donut pan packaging:


Baked Mini Cake Doughnuts by Wilton

1 1/4 c. cake flour, sifted

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. buttermilk (I used regular milk, and added 1/2 tsp. white vinegar)

1 egg, beaten

1 1/2 tbsp. melted butter


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray Mini Doughnut Pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, egg, and butter and stir until just combined.

Fill each doughnut well approximately 1/2 full.

Bake 4-6 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched.

Let cool for about 4-5 minutes before removing from pan.

Finish the donuts with glaze and sprinkles.

The recipe states that this will yield 24 mini donuts, but I got 40 out of it!!!


Vanilla Glaze

1 c. confectioners’ sugar

1 tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, and vanilla until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze donuts.


Alas, since I gave up all sugar for Lent, these are the only mini donuts I could indulge in:


Unsweetened Cheerios



Also, here is a list of cute donut party finds on the internet:

P is for Party: Delectable Doughnut Party

Have Faith. Every Day. : Donut Party

One Charming Party : Strawberry Party – Donut Cake

Kara’s Party Ideas : Donuts & Doilies Party


Well, as promised, here are the free donut party invitations, in downloadable pdf format. You just open the pdfs in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and print onto Letter sized paper (preferably cardstock) and cut out! There are two color schemes in the file (see below). Click here to download the free PDF.


Free Printable Pink Donut Party Invitation Free Printable Donut Party Invitation




Real Life Party – Rainbow Art Party

Well, since I am posting this on Tuesday, instead of Monday, as I thought I would, you can probably tell that the party threw me for a loop as far as housework goes, and now I’m getting back to normal! Yes, it took a lot of prep, setting up, tearing down, cake baking, cake frosting, etc. I was very tired after the party on Sunday! Anyway, leading around 15 8 year old girls in an arts and crafts party was a bit of an ordeal… I thought my daughter was the only one who was hyperactive, but most of the girls were, and so my plans of taking nice photos while they were doing their crafts flew right out the window, as I was cleaning and helping out constantly instead of taking pics. I did get some, just not as good as I had hoped.

However, the most important thing was that the girls had fun, and they sure did! Even though I forgot to bring:

1. The music

2. The Rainbow Punch ingredients (7 up & rainbow sherbet – my mom ran to the nearest drive through to get just plain 7 up instead :-( )

And I got set up late, as the parents were walking in I was still madly setting up, 3o minutes is definitely not long enough to carry 5 boxes of supplies in and set up tables, chairs, and all of the decorations, so I will definitely reserve the room for a longer block of time next time!

Anyway, here are the photos, and also some freebie PDFs in case you want to throw your own rainbow party!

rainbow cake before

The rainbow cake, before I sliced it! All of the girls were saying, “what kind of cake is it?”


rainbow forks


custom number 8 water bottles

Not the best photo! Someone had moved a few of them before I had a chance to snap a pic, but you get the idea of the custom H20 labels…


Rainbow Candy Buffet

One of the things I was madly setting up as the parents were walking in! I didn’t have time to fix the ribbons & labels that had fallen off… :*(


painting party

This is the absolute calmest the girls ever were! They loved painting…


painting party 2

The colorwheel I made for the girls to reference, and my daughter’s “fruit in bowl” painting. Don’t you love it??? I do! :-D


bracelet making station

My daughter set this up. I should have come up with alternative containers for the beads. The labels on the boxes look so busy. :-(


painting party 2

Love the purple sky and pink clouds!!!


about the artist coloring sheets

The girls making their “About The Artist” self portrait sheets. Got this idea from One Charming Party… I also got the rainbow cake idea from them, but didn’t remember to get the cool, cut-away cake photo like they did on their website… :-(


rainbow cake sliced

One of the girls eating her rainbow cake! They loved it…. But it was quite hard to slice, being so tall!



And this is all that was left at the end:


rainbow cake crumbs


Well, I had hoped for more organization, and less chaos, but maybe you’ll have better skills than I at herding cats – I mean little girls. ;-)


Here are the free printable Rainbow Art Party PDFs… 1 page of 2 invitations, 1 color wheel 1 page of party circles/ envelope seals / treat labels which are 2″ circles. And the party circles are fillable, meaning you can type right into the labels in Adobe Acrobat Reader and make your own labels. I have formatted to text to be American Typewriter Light, like you see on the invitation, so if you don’t have that font on your computer, your computer will substitute something automatically. Just click on the color wheel to open!



Free Rainbow Party Printables LInk