Stamped Greeting Cards: Easy DIY

Hello Crafters!

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you’re not already, follow me @pinkbowstwinkletoes) have seen several posts in the last few weeks featuring some homemade greeting cards.

I love how all of my greeting cards have turned out, so I figured I’d write up a little tutorial for you all!

When I say making these cards is super easy, I mean super duper easy peasy!  You can make several cards in 10 minutes or less!

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock (I used white, but you can use a color if you prefer)
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Ink pads
  • Stamps
  • Markers (I like Staedtler Dual Tips)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil (optional)

Step 1:

Take a sheet of cardstock and cut it in half lengthwise creating two strips.

Step 2:

To make a folding card, fold each strip in half.

To make flat cards, cut each strip in half.

I’ll be making both types of cards in this tutorial!

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Here are the stamps I’ll be using for my cards.

I bought these at Michaels several years ago. The season was changing, so everything in their spring collection was one sale.  I went a little crazy (who doesn’t love clearance?!) and bought every stamp set I could find from this collection.  I have about eight packs! 🙂

I love the watercolor ink look, so I’m using two pink inks and an orange one for my first owl.

Step 3:

Take your ink pads and apply each color randomly to your stamp.

If you’re using a light ink and several dark ones (like me!), I suggest using the light ink first and then applying the dark inks.  Going in that order prevents you from ruining your light colors with dark ones.

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Step 4:

Stamp it!

I chose to use this owl on a folding card, so I stamped my image on the right side of the opened card.  I find folded cards easier to stamp when they are opened up.

Step 5:

Add your message!

I like to take a ruler and draw a pencil line before I go in and add my copy.  If I don’t add a line, I always end up writing on a slant!

Step 6:

Add a fun message on the inside of your card!

On the inside of my card, I’m going to write something along the lines of “That’s owl speak for…”

I’m going to repeat steps 1-6 and make a flat floral card now.

I mixed orange and coral red ink for this one.

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I love how these two inks look when mixed together!

I added “Yay” to this card!  I think it’ll be very cute for celebrations and such!

I also decided to make a blue and green owl!

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This time, I stamped the owl on a flat card!

There are so many fun “owl” sayings out there, that I’m bound to use another one when I send out this card! 🙂

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I hope you all enjoyed this super duper easy peasy tutorial!

If I weren’t taking photos while making these cards, they would’ve taken me less than ten minutes to make!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie

 

 

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Daily To-Do List: Free Productivity Printable

Hello everyone!

I have a fun, little productivity printable to share with you today!

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YAY for to-do lists! YAY for printables!

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I love a good to-do list and thought this would make a great addition to all of the printables I have available on my blog!  I actually have a few different versions of to-do lists that I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks!  Get excited!

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How does this work?!

I have a PDF file for you down below with this printable inside.  When you open and print the file, you will see something that looks like this.  I have added crop marks to this printable, so you can easily cut it down to fit in your A5 planner or mini binder.

How do I cut this thing?!

I like to use a paper trimmer for projects like this.  I have a Fiskars cutter from Jo-Ann’s for all my paper crafting projects.  I used a coupon and got a great deal on it, so if you’re looking for a cutter, I recommend one from Fiskars.

I line up my crop marks with the blade of my trimmer and cut the first two sides.  Cutting the last two sides can get a little tricky if you don’t know what to do.

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To finish cutting your printable, follow the steps outlined below.

On one side of your print, line up the crop marks and cut almost all the way down the side of your sheet.  Don’t cut this strip all the way off though.  Leave 1/2 an inch or so uncut.

You can see what I’m talking about in the photo above.

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Leaving the cut strip still attached, swing your paper around, line up your last mark, and cut as usual.

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This is what you should end up with!

This may seem a little tricky, but after you do a few of these, it’ll become super easy!!

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Once you have your printables cut, all you have to do is hold punch them (or not), and then you’re ready to start listing!

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As I mentioned above, this printable is great for A5 planners and mini binders!

You can also print this file at various percentages to make it larger or smaller to fit your needs.  I can’t guarantee the quality of the print at different sizes though.  Considering this printable is just text and lines, I don’t think it’d be too distorted though when printed at a different size.

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Just like with all my other printables, this productivity printable is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

You can download the printable to-do list here, PBTT Daily To-Do List.

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I hope you all enjoy this printable! Stay tuned for some more productivity printables!  As I mentioned above, I have a few more in the works!

Stay Productive!

<3 Natalie

 

February Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends!

I have February’s sticker freebie all ready for you!

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I’m really loving the pink and red hues this month!

I went with a silver accent again just like I did with the January functional freebie!

Instead of a “Hello, February” theme, I went for the obvious Valentine’s Day theme this month.  You don’t have to use this kit during Valentine’s week or February at all if you don’t want to though!

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Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT February Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie

 

 

January Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Happy New Year!

I hope 2017 is going well for you all so far!  If it’s not, I’m sure this month’s sticker freebie will perk you up a bit! 🙂

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I love the dark teal color theme of January in the Erin Condren LifePlanner.

I thought silver would complement these teals beautifully, so I incorporated some glittery, silver accents into this month’s printable!

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Here’s a close-up of the full boxes.  Since taking these photos, I have added a comma between “Hello” and “January.”  You’ll be able to see the change in the photo down below.

The little glitter bursts remind me of fireworks, which are perfect for the new year!

I’m going to be using this kit in my personal planner this week.  I love that my kits can be easily used in both the ECLP and personal planners with vertical inserts!

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Here you can see the swirl design better and that the comma has been added to the “Hello, January” box.

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT January Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie

 

Pop Fizz Clink Art Print: Free Download

Hello Party People!

I’m back again with another New Year’s art print!  Sorry it’s so last minute, but I just got the idea today!

Need some last minute party decor or a host/hostess gift?  If so, this printable is for you!!  It’s full of shimmer and champagne bubbles and perfect for a party!

It would also be super cute as a planner dashboard or binder cover!

If you haven’t seen them already, check out my other two New Year’s printables!

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“Pop Fizz Clink” is formatted as an 8×10 but can be printed smaller if you would like.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

I hope you enjoy this print!

Happy New Year!!

<3 Natalie

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Happy New Year Art Print: Free Download

Hello everyone!

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m back again with another New Year’s freebie!

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Today’s freebie has a gold foil look to it!  Perfect for all your glitzy and glamorous New Year’s Eve plans! 🙂

This download would be perfect for New Year’s party decor, host/hostess gifts, a planner dashboard, etc.

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“Happy New Year” is displayed in a 5×7 picture frame in each of these photos.  The image is slightly smaller than 5×7 so that the border shows nicely when the image is placed in a frame.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

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I hope you enjoy this printable!

Have a wonderful week and a Happy New Year!!

<3 Natalie

Hello 2017 Art Print – Free Download

Hello there!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Can you believe that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner?!  I sure can’t!

I have two new, digital prints to share with you today.  Focusing on the new year, the new prints say, “Hello 2017” and the print is available in both navy and orchid.

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Either of these downloads would be perfect for New Year’s party decor, host/hostess gifts, a planner dashboard, etc.

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“Hello 2017” is formatted as a 5×7 and can be transformed into an 8×10 by leaving a white border around the edge like shown above.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

To download each PNG file:

  1. Click on the color you would like above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

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I hope you enjoy these printables!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another New Year’s freebie! 🙂

Happy Printing!

<3 Natalie

Christmas Art Print: Free Download

Hello everyone!

Christmas is almost here, and I’m super excited! Are you?!

I have a Christmas themed art print to share with you today!  As you know, I love my brush pens and hand lettering.  For the past few days, I have been working on transforming a few of my lettering projects into digital art prints! So exciting!! 🙂

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This free download would be perfect for a last minute Christmas or hostess gift, planner dashboard, party decor, etc!  The possibilities are practically endless with this one!

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My “Merry & Bright” print is available in both red and green.  It’s formatted to be a 5×7 but can easily be transformed into an 8×10 by leaving a 3″ white border around the edges.

I really love the look of the 8×10!  I think the white border adds a little something to it!  It’s up to you which size you’d like though.

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You can print this art on any kind of paper you’d like, but I think this canvas texture cardstock is a fantastic choice!  The canvas look adds a little something to the print and in my opinion, makes it look nicer.

I got this pack at Jo-Ann Fabrics, but you can probably find something similar at other arts and crafts stores.

 

 

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

When posting on the internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram when posting my printables!  I would love to see how you’re using them!

I have theses prints available in both PNG and PDF file formats.

To download a PNG file, click on one of the images above, click “view full size,” right click and save image, and then print as desired.  If you don’t click “view full size,” a much smaller image will be saved to your computer.

You can download the PDF files here:

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I hope you really enjoy these prints!  I know I had a ton of fun making them and look forward to making more for you all in the future!

Merry Christmas!

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags: Free Printable

Merry Christmas everyone!

I have a second free printable to share with you this month! Instead of my usual planner printable, this one is for DIY Christmas gift tags!

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As you can see, the printable includes a variety of both horizontal and vertical tags.  I used some of the patterns from my Christmas and winter printables for these tags along with some newer patterns!

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You can use this printable two ways!  You can print the tags on card stock, cut them out, and tie them to your packages with ribbon and twine. You can also print these on sticker paper, cut them out, and then adhere them directly to your presents! 🙂

If you want the tags larger or smaller than I’ve designed them, simply print the file at 80%, 125%, etc. until they’re the size you want!

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the gift tags!

You can download the printable file here, PBTT Printable Gift Tags.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my printable and your pretty presents! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  :)

Merry Christmas and Happy Gifting!

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New Releases: Winter & Christmas Kits

Hello Planner Friends!

It’s time for my monthly releases in my printable shop!

I have some Christmas and Winter kits to share with you today!

The two new, kit themes are:

Winter Wonderland is on the left, and Merry Christmas is on the right.  These are the two, new horizontal kits for the month of December.

To get a closer look at the kits, simply click on the photo! 🙂

They are also available in my new “Ultimate Kit” format.

I’ve added some washi stickers to these kits! I’m very pleased with the addition, and I hope you will be too! 🙂

I also have individual deco sheets for each kit!  I always love having extra deco stickers and figured you all might like them too!

Head on over to my shop and get a better look at the new kits!  I know you’re going to love them as much (if not more) than I do!!

While shopping, don’t forget to use the blog exclusive coupon code “BlogBonus” to save 15% on your order of $10 or more!🙂

Happy Planning!

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