Sprucing Up For Spring

Large Memo Pads

Spring has officially arrived according to the calendar and with sunnier days ahead it’s a great time to tackle some home improvement projects. Whether you are organizing your garage, undertaking a bit of spring cleaning or working more organization into your home, proper planning is key. Creating lists of needed supplies and jotting down the step by step process is always helpful when tackling a big project. Our handy memo pads were just what our colleague Traci needed when she tackled two adorable organization projects for her son’s room.

With her son’s love of books and stuffed animals came the potential for clutter, but Traci turned an opportunity for mess into eye catching room décor! Traci used rope, hobby wood and hooks to create an adorable hanging swing for her son’s stuffed pals.

Stuffed Animal Swing

And here she used fabric, dowel rods and curtain rod brackets to create colorful storage for all kinds of books!

Hanging Book Display

With the help of our small memo pads, Traci was able to gather her supplies with ease and create amazing projects for her home! What projects are on your list for this spring?

For complete instructions for these great organizational projects, read the links here:

Hanging Book Display
Hanging Toy Storage

Emerald: Color Of The Year

Emerald - Color of the Year

Let’s talk green.

This year we’re celebrating Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This lush color is popping up everywhere and adding a little life and a burst of color to homes, offices and wardrobes. Update your favorite room in your house with new pillows or throws. Make a statement with a sassy pair of emerald jeans, a bright scarf or fabulous emerald colored jewelry to liven up any ensemble. Don’t forget about the office. Calendars, pens and correspondence is super chic with new stationery and desk accessories for a bright and oh, so fabulous 2013.

Most importantly, have fun with it! After all, it’s the color of the year and it’s so very YOU!

How to Personalize Your Spring Party

Party Favor- Candy Tin

Spring is in the air, and to kick off this colorful time of year, we, at Expressionery.com, want to share fun tips on how to personalize your party. From tea parties to birthdays or any other celebration it’s easy to add a personal touch with custom stamps.

The Party Favor: What better way to say Thank You to your guests than with a fun party favor. Small tins and party bags can be purchased at just about any craft store and filled with candy or goodies of your choice. For our green and yellow spring celebration we added a polka dotted ribbon and a simple round label with a fun stamp to the top of a tin and filled it with candy. Voila: a perfectly easy party favor!

Party Gift Bag

The Gift Bag: It’s easy to update gifts and gift bags with a stamp on the tissue paper and the gift tag, or in some cases, the bag itself.

Party Checklist

The Notepad: Create your own personal stationery with colorful paper, a ribbon or twine and your stamp in the bottom corner. No matter the size, this stationery is fun for any party planner or a fun and functional gift.

Party Plate Setting

The Place Setting: There’s no better way to liven up your dinner table than with personalized place mats and table settings. To create the place mat you just need craft paper, ribbon and a stamp to customize for your party theme or for each guest at your table. Utilize your stamp even further by creating customized napkins and a favor for the after dinner snack.

Spring Party Thank You Note

The Thank You Note: A handwritten thank you note is appropriate for any celebration. Make it easier on yourself, and your wrist, by stamping your return address on the envelopes. P.S. You can use these on your invitation envelopes too. ;)

How will you personalize your next party?

Click the link below to see other fun stamp uses for parties and more from the PSA Stamp Camp blog. Happy stamping!

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day

Roses are red
Violets are blue
She’s expecting a gift
But a love note will do

Finding the perfect gift for your Valentine can be tricky. Flowers are beautiful, but their splendor wilts. Chocolates taste amazing, but their enjoyment melts. Jewelry is impressive, but doesn’t embrace your budget. What easy, affordable gift can you give on Valentine’s Day that leaves a lasting impression?

Love Is In The Air

WORDS

Sharing your love with written words is a meaningful gift that any Valentine will adore. Whether you write poetic love letters or simple, honest words, communicating your feelings of love and admiration for your Valentine is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Grab a notecard and let the words flow. Having trouble putting your emotions into words? Try song lyrics (Michael Buble), a romantic quote from a movie or play (Romeo and Juliet), or look to the poetic experts for inspiration (Keats). Communicate your love in this timeless way and it’s sure to make your special someone swoon.

What’s your favorite gift to give or receive on Valentine’s Day?

Laura Kelly Giveaway

Me and My Peeps

From coast to coast the Me and My Peeps characters are capturing the hearts of people everywhere. On their most recent excursion, these fun design-your-own-family characters, created by artist Laura Kelly, visited the team of U-Create in Anaheim, California at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show. Now, we are bringing Me and My Peeps to you with a special giveaway on the U-Create blog.

Click the link, www.u-createcrafts.com, to find out how you could win great Me and My Peeps prizes!

To create stationery with the Peeps, visit us at www.expressionery.com