paper + letterpress

Printable Summer Color-in Postcards

by Alix Sorrell

No good vacation goes without sending a silly postcard. These “puny” postcards are perfect for any sea-side trip and make a great coloring activity for kids. They also are a great way to celebrate National Lighthouse day (August 7th) and National Oyster day (August 5th). What other nautical puns can you come up with?

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Origami Picnic Boxes DIY

Here is a sweet little idea that would be great for a baby shower or a picnic. The best part is all you need is paper and our handy template to put this together. We’ve partnered with Blue Diamond Almonds for this easy way to serve food at a party or a picnic. (Perfect for holding healthy snack foods like almonds!) These come together really quickly and I like that you can customize colors to suit your party really easily. It’s a nice little easy touch to add to a laid back party. See below for full instructions!

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Crepe Paper Petals Wall Hanging

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love looking at images of flower torans, which are festive garlands hung in Indian households as celebratory decorations, and decided to figure out a crepe paper version. Torans are so fun – the patterns and colors are super cheerful. There are a million ways to use this technique – you can make a wall hanging, garlands, bunting, leis, etc., and you can scale them to suit whatever space you’re decorating. They would look great as a backdrop at a party or wedding!

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Spinning Carousel Centerpiece

by Kathleen Ballos

Lately I’ve been super inspired by circuses and carnivals, so when I saw these mini horse figurines I couldn’t help but make a mini carousel to match. This carousel is not only a decorative centrepiece – it actually spins too! If you’re hosting a circus party, there are no shortage of fun projects for you to do: try these cotton candy invitationscircus party hats, & carnival cake toppers!

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Printable Geometric Gift Bags

by Alix Sorrell

Fun & fresh geometric patterns never get old! These little gift bags are great for edible treats, small gifts, or any summer occasion. Use one pattern or all three and have a fun give-away for any gathering (hint: geometric party)!

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