DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art

Copper Leaf Specimen Art

Hi friends!  It's September and so many of you are already starting to feel the change in the weather with cooler temps and a crispness in the air.  The upcoming change in seasons means one thing, Fall decorating!  I thought it would be fun to start the Fall season with this simple DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art. Supplies: Cricut Explore Copper cardstock White cardstock Glue stick or tape runner This DIY Copper Leaf Specimen Art is really an easy project, you can probably finish it in an hour from start to finish.  With the copper cardstock it brings a bit of those popular and … [Read more...]

Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift


Hi friends.  This summer has just flown by, I can't believe it's already back to school time!  Fall is just around the corner. I love to have my two boys greet their new teachers for the year on the first day of school with a little gift to say hello and I'm so glad to be in your class.  This Back to School Striped Mason Jar Teacher Gift is sure to be a hit on the first day.  Not only is it cute, it's functional too.  The teacher can use it for organization for all their favorite supplies. Supplies: - mason jars - DecoArt Americana home decor chalky finish paint (everlasting white, romance … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Polka Dot iPhone Case

DIY Kate Spade Inspired iPhone Cover via Snap

I have a crush. I have a crush on all things Kate Spade...I simply couldn't pick just one item to purchase and I don't have the funds to buy all of them, so it's time to pull out the DIY skills and undertake a project or two (or three, or four). I have been eyeing this lovely gold polka dot Kate Spade iPhone cover... BUT...At about $40 I knew I could create something just as cute for 1/4 the cost! Today I am sharing my Kate Spade inspired polka dot iPhone case. To create your own DIY Kate Spade inspired iPhone cover, you'll need the following supplies: White iPhone Case (I … [Read more...]

Washi Tape Art


Hi SNAP friends!  I can't believe it's already July.  The other day I shared my 4th of July Mantel on my blog, but after the holiday is over I will be wanting some fun and fresh summer decor on my mantel. This Summer Washi Tape Art is going to be the perfect addition. If you've been reading my contributing posts for any length of time now you know how much I love creating decor out of things from around my home that I already have on hand.  Hey, if I can save money...that's awesome!  Especially when you switch up decor as much as I do.  This project is perfect, it cost me nothing since I … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers

Paper Firecrackers 8

School has been out for three weeks 'round here and already we've a chorus of "I'm bored." These pronouncements typically come after I'm in the midst of a project. It's not enough that we have more than 100 ideas in our jar of summer fun and so, I try to come up with companion projects when I can. We've been working toward a fun patriotic celebration recently and I've had a little help with the centerpieces - Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers. What kid boy doesn't love firecrackers? There are two reasons that the boys love projects like this one. First, it's easy. So, so easy. Second? It … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

Hi friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing another fun holiday craft! Last month I took a break from crafts and shared a yummy Caramel Macchiato Popsicle recipe with you because ohhhh how I love popsicles and Summertime! But equally during this time of year I adore Patriotic projects! And this one is no exception. I got together with some of my favorite blog friends a few weeks ago for a fun Patriotic Party. One of my favorite crafts for the setup was this DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting! It's the perfect {and easiest} DIY that will add some … [Read more...]

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Summer is for the Birds. Literally- since Bird is our last name. Once Summer hits, we are here and there and everywhere. We love traveling to the mountains, the beach, the forest, to the big city and everywhere in between. I wish we were close enough to all those places but luckily, we have family near all those places. So far, we have been to Seattle and Connecticut and will be going to Newport Beach, Rhode Island and then to Ocean City, New Jersey this week. Because we have small children, we need all sorts of entertainment to tame those little ones on planes,airports or even just wherever … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album


Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a super simple paper craft for you today! One of our favorite summer activities is camping! My little boys love being outdoors, playing in the dirt, making dinner by the campfire, and sleeping in a tent. As parents, we love that all of us can unplug and spend time together. We're making a lot of memories on these camping trips, and I definitely want to be sure they are preserved! I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to whip up a mini album to hold those memories... Using mainly 3 sheets of scrapbook paper! Intrigued? Good! … [Read more...]

Patriotic Banner

Handmade paper patriotic banner via @snapconf Make this banner in less than an hour for under $5 #FourthofJuly #Patriotic

Sometimes I am lucky enough to be a part of something big...something exciting...something fun... Things like this fun conference, or a new birthday idea for my all time favorite eight-year-old... Today, I am up to something REALLY special. It's actually a first for me. I am joining 110 other bloggers to bring you a fun patriotic idea for the Fourth of July. You read it right. That's 110 freshy-fresh ideas. Woot! Woot! I am sharing a fun handmade paper patriotic banner with you. Handmade Paper Patriotic Banner I love simple paper projects. They're always an easy, inexpensive way to … [Read more...]

Grandpa Gift for Father’s Day

Father's Day gift for grandpa

We all know Father's Day is fast approaching, and there are tons of fun ideas of things you can craft for gifts.  But let's not forget Grandpa's too!  I have a quick and easy t shirt idea for you today... The shirt states : "My GRANDPA deserves a PAT on the back" and of course, it includes pats on the back from all the grandkids. First, let's talk about the lettering.  I used a cutting machine and heat transfer vinyl, which just irons on.  I'm happy to share that file if you'd rather use what I came up with instead of trying to lay out something on your own.  If you don't have a cutting … [Read more...]