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Printable Floral Note Cards with Envelope

Sometimes you just need to write a quick little note to say thanks, or hello, or whatever is on your mind.  These printable note cards are on the smallish side and are perfect for smallish notes to loved ones, friends, teachers, and other nice folks we come in contact with throughout the day. The printable envelope is included in this free download. Just cut, fold, and glue (or tape) and it’ll be ready to hold your heartfelt words.

Printable note cards and envelope from Paper Loving

 printable floral note cards with envelope from www.paperlovng.comDownload Printable Floral Note Cards with Envelope (PDF)

These note cards are for personal use only. Please do not sell or distribute the files in any way.

You may purchase the floral elements used in these cards by buying my Retro Modern Floral Clipart set (includes commercial use license).

 *This post was linked to at Tatertots & Jello


Surf party printable invitations, surf boards, and vans

Summer is such a fun time for parties and a surf-themed party is perfect for boys or girls who love fun in the sun! A surfer can use any occasion to have a surf party, but pool parties work particularly well for this theme.

Surf Party Printable Invitations

I recently released some surfboard clipart in my new Etsy shop and started playing around with the graphics myself (yes, I really love that I get to spend my days playing with art and graphics!).  I ended up creating these party invites that can be easily personalized just by writing in the details.  The invitations are pretty informal, so I kept them on the smallish side at about 4×6 inches.

Surfboard Party Banner (and more!)

The surfboards are the really fun part about this set.  I created a PDF download of all of the surfboards from the set that you can print and use in so many different ways!  You can see part of the banner I made in the image above.  I used the vintage vans on either end of the banner and strung yarn through holes I punched on the surfboards.  There are 11 different surfboards in the set and 4 different vans.

You can cut out a bunch of these surfboards and use them as decorations throughout your party.  Tape some to toothpicks and use them as cupcake toppers.  Tie a string to one end of them and use them as gift tags.  There are so many ways you can use these printable surfboards for your surfing party.

Create Your Own

If you have some great ideas for using these images in a different way, or if you want to be able to personalize your surf party more, then you may want to consider purchasing the vector files from this set.  You can check out the listing here, where the vector files, in addition to PNG and JPEG files are included (FYI- all clipart purchased from my shop are available for limited commercial use).

Downloadable Surf Party Invitations and Surfboard Graphics

I have put all of the files on one printable PDF file.  Please not that these free printables are for personal use only.  You must buy the clip art files from my shop if you wish to use any of my images commercially.  Thanks!

surf party download printable pdfs

This post is linked up at Skip To My Lou’s “Made by You Mondays” and Tatertots & Jello Link Party Palooza


how to make a daisy chain from paper

Paper Daisy Chain

Seeing all of the flowers springing up has me dreaming of warm picnics and long, flowy daisy chains.  Have you ever made a daisy chain?  They are so simple and lovely that I decided I couldn’t wait for the daisies to start popping up.  This simple paper craft simulates the nature craft I grew up with, but with paper (which means it will last longer and won’t wilt!).

Daisy Chain Tutorial

supplies for making paper daisy chainWhat you’ll need to make your paper daisy chain:

  • White paper daisy petals (I used this paper punch but I have some resources below if you don’t want to use a punch)

  • Yellow circles – I didn’t have yellow paper in the shade that I wanted so I created my own. You can use my yellow paper if you’d like. (I also used a 3/4″ circle paper punch)

  • Green paper cut into 6″ x 1/4″ strips

  • Scissors

  • Craft knife

  • Glue


How to make your daisy chainStep 1: Stack two daisy petal cutouts and rotate them so that they are not stacked directly on top of one another. Then use your craft knife to cut a slit in the center of the petal, being sure to cut through both layers at the same time.

Step 2: Fold your green paper strip in half.

how to make your daisy chainStep 3: Carefully insert the cut edge of the green strip through the slit that you made. You should have about 1/4″ of the green paper coming through the top of the flower.

Step 4: Fold the green paper back onto the petals as shown in the image above, and glue into place.

How to make your daisy chainStep 5: Glue yellow dot on top of the flower petals so that they completely cover the green paper, and pull some of the petals forward so that the flower isn’t quite so flat anymore.

Step 6: Using your craft knife, carefully cut two slits towards the bottom of the “stem” so that they form an X (on subsequent stems you will want to hold off on this step until you are ready to push the next flower through). Be very careful not to get too close to the edges of the paper, but you need the slits to be long enough to accommodate the 1/4″ stems.

how to make your daisy chainStep 7:  At this point you need to go ahead and make another flower.  Insert the stem of the new flower into the slits you cut in the first stem.

Step 8: Pull the flower through the stem of the first all the way up to back of the petals.

how to make a daisy chainStep 9: Continue adding daisies until you reach your desired length.  My Step 9 image shows how the back of the chain should look.

Step 10:  When your chain is long enough, you can close it by simply sliding the first daisy through the loop of the stem of the last (note: you won’t need to cut slits in the stem of the last daisy).

Daisy Chain Necklace

Now you have a completed daisy chain that you can wear as a necklace!  You should make your chain long enough to slide on and off over your head so you don’t have to fuss with trying open and close the necklace while you’re wearing it (I know this from personal experience here, haha!)

how to make a daisy chain necklace

Daisy Chain Crown

Another really fun way to wear your daisy chain is as a crown. My girls instantly wanted to place it atop their heads and it looks so sweet this way.  A smaller chain works best for this purpose.

how to make a daisy chain crown

Daisy Chain Template (and other resources)

Ok, so this paper craft looks way too fun and you want to get started right away, but you don’t have paper punches or the right colored paper.  I hear you!  I have put together some templates and printable papers for you to use if you want to break out the scissors and cut your way to a perfectly lovely paper daisy chain.

Enjoy the freebies for your personal use and happy crafting!

*This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello


paint chip candy box tutorial

Paint Chip Candy Box

It’s easy to see why simple hardware store paint chips are a favorite among crafters.  They’re vibrant, come in any color you need, and incredibly versatile.  Today, we’re going to show you a simple paper craft that you can make using paint chips.  The samples shown are from Home Depot.  The Behr paint chips are wonderful for making boxes because of they’re nice and big. Plus, they’re shaped very nicely for boxes, being a wide rectangle as opposed to some of the more narrow ones.

How to Make a Paint Chip Candy Box

paint chip box tutorialFor the top of the box:

Step 1: Use your bone folder and a ruler (or scoring board) to score lines 1 inch from the sides as shown.

Step 2: Cut four slits following the lines on the sides only.  Fold all of the sides inward toward the back of the paint chip.

paint chip box tutorial

Step 3: Fold top and bottom toward the back of the paint chip so that you have a little flap (see photo above).  You will need to add glue to each of the flaps.

Step 4: Bring sides up to flaps and hold until the glue sets and sides are stable.

paint chip box tutorial

For the bottom of the box:

Step 5: Repeat the steps above with a new paint chip, but this time you need to go just slightly past the 1 inch mark when marking your lines.  This will make the bottom slightly smaller than the top so that they fit together nicely.

Finishing up

Now you can add some tissue paper and some delicious candies to gift to your favorite people.  These boxes make up really quickly so you’ll be able to make lots!

paint chip candy box tutorial


*This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello


favor box for Cinco de Mayo or Mexican Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo party favors are super-easy with these free printable boxes. In festive colors, each box has a top flap that reads “Fiesta” and is reminiscent of the papel picado flags that are used at many Mexican celebrations. The boxes are a great size for party favors so you’ll be able to fit lots of goodies in them.

Click Below for Printable Favor Box

Orange “Fiesta” Favor Box

Pink “Fiesta” Favor Box

Green “Fiesta” Favor Box

Yellow “Fiesta” Favor Box

To assemble your box, cut along the solid line. The printable template does not have dashed lines on it so you’ll need to use the folding guide image below as a guide for scoring the paper. Use a ruler and a bone folder to score your lines. If you don’t have a bone folder, you can use a knitting needle or the blunt side of a butter knife to make your lines. The goal is to make a depression in the paper to ensure your folds are nice and clean!

cinco de mayo box folding guide