I love love love summer. Hot days, bare feet, beaches, BBQs… I love it all. We have been in the midst of foggy June Gloom around here, and all I can dream about is summer. But in the last few days, the fog has lifted, the sun is shining, and it has started to finally […]

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Avery is a really calm, laid back kid. But even she gets a little stir crazy and wild if she is cooped up in the house for too long. When we need a little calming effect, this naturally calming lavender playdough does the trick. It’s easy to make and keeps her entertained (and calm!) for hours. […]

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We have a ton of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks – birthdays, graduations, bridal showers, and more! I usually prefer handmade gifts, but I have more than enough to do already with the big move. So I thought a sweet handmade card with a gift card tucked in the back was the perfect compromise. This bright […]

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  • Kerry - Love this easy gift idea! Photos are always gorgeous!
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  • Laura Hedegard - Perfect idea to dress up all the gift cards I am going to start sending! Makes it more personal! I am sick of spending as much on shipping as gifts, so gift cards are the way to go! Thanks for the great idea.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - So glad you like it, Laura! I hate paying for shipping as well – gift cards only take a stamp! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Fyfe - This so fun. Really great design.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Love it love it! Can’t wait to give it as a gift myself! So funReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Melissa! I would love to see yours when you make one!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - You have done it again! Your creativity inspires me…at least I can copy what you do and feel creative. I don’t love giving gift cards (even though people love getting them) because they don’t seem personal but this adds just the right personal touch and my little one can help make this! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks Courtney! I agree – gift cards can seem a little impersonal without a handmade card or something to spruce them up a little.ReplyCancel

  • Marla - Super cute idea! Love that big Avery smile too :)ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - Great idea! Love how easy it is! Maybe you could do this for cash gifts too? Love it!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Nikki! Yes, it would be so perfect for cash!ReplyCancel

  • Dariana - You always have the best ideas! I wish I could be as creative as you are, but for now I will just copy your ideas. :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I love this, so fun! Adding it to my “to do” list ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - You should definitely make some Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • Bree - Love this! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Carole - Who wouldn’t love this fun card? Such a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - My amazingly talented friend is at it again! I love it, K!ReplyCancel

  • jill - I love everything about this. So adorable. Would you share where you found that awesome patterned paper? thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Jill! I found the paper at Hobby Lobby.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Zart - Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this! I’ve made the card holder now, took me about an hour to do (or longer actually :), but I’ve loved making it and I am sure the birthday boy will find it very special.ReplyCancel

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