Letter-writing

I love this idea! How to make a DIY spa in a box gift for a friend. So cute! I'd add my homemade sugar scrub and bath bomb; I know my friend will love this!

How to Make a Spa in a Box (Care Package 101)

Want to make your friend’s day? Make her a spa in a box care package! Here’s how . . .

Can I tell you how excited I am to share this DIY spa kit with you today? I recently bought a stack of small boxes to use this year for gifting and immediately thought how fun it would be to use them to send a spa in a box through the mail.

The idea for a survival kit isn’t new. Maybe you received a care package or two while you were away for college. Maybe you’ve even sent some through the mail. (Total side note, but if you want more survival kit ideas, you’ve got to check out Lauren Lanker’s gem of a book, Thinking Outside the Gift Box. It’s packed full of meaningful gift ideas like this one. K—back to this presentation.)

Have you heard about the Thank You Thursdays revolution? This simple practice will completely revolutionize your life. AND the lives of others. It's free but oh so meaningful. Join us!

Thank You Thursdays (Join the Revolution!)

Recently, I came across an eBook by Matt McWilliams called Two Powerful Words that stopped me in my tracks. He talked about the Thank you Thursdays revolution started by Jon…

Here's a sweet card tutorial for one of our favorite books. A mom teaches her little girl how to be resourceful by creating new clothing items out of an old (but favorite) dress. LOVE this book!

I Had a Favorite Dress Card Tutorial

My mom gave us the book, I Had a Favorite Dress, a few years ago for Christmas, and it has been one of our favorites ever since. Author Boni Ashburn…

Yes to free letter-writing challenges! I love mail but I don't write letters as much anymore. I love how simple this challenge was, and I'll definitely do it again. Thanks!

Pay It Forward Letter-writing Challenge

Our letter-writing challenges have been one of my favorite things each year, and the new Pay It Forward letter-writing challenge is going to be amazing! April is just around the…

Who doesn't love playing with glitter? These cards look like colorful confetti, and they're a simple craft to make. I made this craft with my kid, and she had so much fun!

Easy Glitter Cards

These glitter cards are So. Much. Fun. It helps that you start with chunky glitter that shimmers and shines and sparkles. We picked our vials up at Target’s One Spot.…

Here's a quick Valentine tutorial plus 10 more cute Valentine card ideas that you can whip up in minutes!

Make a Valentine: 10 Cute Valentine Ideas You’ll LOVE

For today’s Creative Play Challenge, we’re going to make a Valentine. I’ll start off by sharing a quick tutorial of a valentine I made this weekend and then end with…

I need to write more letters because it always makes me feel so good when I send off a note in the mail. That, and let's be honest, getting real mail is awesome! :) Love these tips and ideas.

Write a Letter

This week on The Creative Play Challenge, we’re going to write a letter. Simple and sweet, but I think, oh so important. Yes, you could simply text your friend a…

Make these simple sewn watercolor cards to send sweet snail mail or to send as a gift! What a great idea.

Sewn Watercolor Cards Guest Post

Good morning, everyone! I’m thrilled to be over at The Crafty Blog Stalker this morning sharing a new card-making tutorial. I recently bought this sewing machine and have been having…

I'm taking the "You've Been Booed!" idea and sending it off in the mail to my friend this year. Such a sweet idea! I know it's going to make her day. :) #ad

How to Send a BOO in the Mail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookyTreats #CollectiveBias Have you heard of the Halloween “You’ve Been BOOed”…

How to Make a Watercolor Postcard . . . Without Watercolors! Oh my goodness, I didn't realize you could do this! This method is so simple I taught it to my 5 and 7-year old nieces and they had a hey-day making lovely watercolor-looking pieces. It's so much fun! Also is a great idea for art journaling backgrounds. :) via littlegirldesigns.com

Make a Watercolor Postcard . . . Without Watercolors!

This watercolor postcard method is so easy you can teach your kids to do it. Which is exactly what I did the last time I was with my nieces. They…

Oh my goodness, these cards are so cute. AND they're so easy to make. You probably have all the supplies to make these get well cards already! (Kid-friendly project too! :))

Make a Get Well Card

I saw a get well card similar to this one years ago at the grocery store except the band-aid had little googly eyes. It was so cute, I stashed the…

Learn how to transform a recipe into a card or print that you can frame or give as a unique gift!

How to Paint a Recipe

Want to learn how to paint a recipe? It’s such a fun project and makes a cute card too! Wow, I can’t believe the majority of the summer is behind…