Just in time for fall. My favorite time of the year for so many reasons. With the Holiday season approaching there will be lots of gift giving and wrapping is probably my favorite part. Did you know giving is good for your health?! I read this on the internet… it must be true, but really, it’s a universal way to show appreciation and gratitude .So I’m sharing a simple wrapping idea today using some old books/ paint and some gifts that mother nature has left to gather.
a little twist on the traditional fall colors…
It’s the most beautiful time here in Utah and the best time for evening walks. I always like to gather little items along the way. I found the most amazing oak leaf and new exactly what had to be done with it. Trace it and use it as a pattern, add some twigs, twine and a few painted acorns and you are sure to have one beautifully wrapped gift and a thankful friend. Happy Fall friends! XoXo- Amy
Hello, Hello!! Welcome friends! New and old. I am so excited to have you here.
This is the new home of Inspiration Ave and I hope you enjoy your visit. I thought I’d share a little about my journey today. You won’t likely see too many posts from me that speak to my personal life but for those of you that have followed me might have wondered what happened. I’ve always had a passion to share my love of crafting and making things look pretty. It’s important to me and when I share I love the connections and friendships that are made, I love watching someone who may not think they are creative make something beautiful. This community of crafters is one Amazing bunch!! I started Inspiration Ave in 2012 as a little blog but I had visions of it becoming something greater than just a blog… but there is this thing called life. It doesn’t always work out how you plan. The last two years have been filled with many ups and downs. Many moves, 2 new jobs and all the stuff in-between. Sadly, my focus had to shift. This was very difficult for me to admit to myself, I tried to keep my little blog alive and continue to make products but with all the realities of taking care of my family and being good at my job I needed to step back and remind myself that timing is everything and in time I could make this happen again. Well , it’s here. The timing is good and I’m full of ideas to share. If you have looked around the site than you know I will be offering classes very soon. This is what I’m most excited about. I can’t wait to show you all that is possible with a little paper, ink and a few stamps. I will be offering new products every month along with lots of blog posts sharing how to use that product and lots of other fun stuff too! I will be adding lots of little details to the site over the next week but I decided done and launched was better than perfect!
Today, I am just sharing a quick idea (pictured above) using one of my new cut files. You made my day– available in the shop. It really doesn’t get any easier than this! 1. Load the cut file to your cutting machine 2. Cut the image from your favorite colors 3. Glue the images to the cut and folded cardstock. This project is less than 10minutes including the download time:) So no excuses for those store bought cards.Right?!
Now, be sure to come back soon! There will be fun giveaways all week and more ideas to help you “live inspired” I’d love to meet you so stop and say Hi before you leave, let me know what you think.
Hi all, Hope you had a lovely weekend! Extra family time is always something I look forward to. I can’t seem to get enough these days! I did squeeze in a little time to create between all the eating and family:) I’m working on sending out some happy mail to a few friends and thought I would make some handmade notecards. I love pretty paper and notecards are no exception and while I love to buy them I have learned that with a little paper and a stamp set I can create my own notecards over and over. So much more cost effective when I want to send them as gifts and I think they love them more- because they are handmade.
These are so easy to make and the gold embossing is the perfect pop! Don’t be afraid to give your little cards a more professional finish by adding a little personalized strip of cardstock. I simply typed a little note and printed on 8.5 x 11 cardstock , cut and wrapped. It’s the perfect finishing touch to give this away or maybe if you are like me a few might make it to my stationary box.
Live Inspired, XOXO Amy
Supplies | a little note stamp set available in my shop| vanilla cardstock stampin up | gold embossing powder | heat gun | crisp cantaloupe ink stampin up
With only two weeks left until Christmas I thought I’d share a little Freebie for you all. I hope you will enjoy this classic black and white color combination.
Gather some supplies. Grab what you have on hand. I went straight to the backyard for a little free greenery and raided my stash of twine and if you haven’t already noticed I love adding a mini ornament to all my presents. Teehee.
Be sure to stop by the store and grab this free printable. Happy Wrapping! XoXo, Amy