High Five Thank You Notes Tutorial

I am official back from vacation and am so excited to be back. I had a wonderful time and it was nice to unplug for a while, but I am ready to get back in the swing of things. And I wanted to kick things off today with a bang. So I have an awesome … Continue reading

Charley Harper Notepad Tutorial

Last week, while reading this post from Creature Comforts I discovered that Old Navy (of all places) was carrying a line of Charley Harper products! I was so thrilled, that I dashed out the very next day to pick up my own set of memory game cards to make these gift tags. When I got … Continue reading

Red + White

Well, I know how much everyone has been LOVING Laura’s guest posts here on papernstitch and I have another one from Laura for you today! This time she is using wallpaper to help us wrap our special gifts. I love this idea. For more from Laura’s work, click here to visit her shop (Lupin) and her blog, Bugs … Continue reading

Samaria Project

Top. Mr. French Toast and Monsters Sage Bottom. Owlie Cuddly and Bat-ie Plushies Samaria Project is such a cute shop! I just found it last week and I can’t get enough of these adorable little guys. I especially love the blue owl, and the back is made with vintage fabric-even better. Samaria Project is run … Continue reading


Image c/o Paper and Cloth Christine from Paper and Cloth has another great idea for a quick and easy DIY. You may remember her bird mobile from last week. And this week, she is coming up with new uses for discarded cards (save your Christmas cards after the holidays and make this). “All I did … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure…Tutorial

Yesterday my post went up on Vintage Indie for a DIY makeover project that I recently finished. Thanks again to Gabreial for inviting me. You can check it out right here. But I wanted to repost it here on papernstitch too…So here it is: When I started thinking about what I could do for this … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure…Coffee Table Edition

Image c/o Summer via Craftster Below is a wonderful DIY coffee table that I found while lurking on Craftster over the weekend. This is such a cool idea! Summer came up with the idea after spotting a $7 vintage library card catalog at her favorite thrift store. That’s right I said $7.  So, she brought … Continue reading

DIY Mobile

Today we have a DIY guest post from Christine, who is a stationery designer living in Suffolk, England with her husband to be and little dog Toby.  Christine is the owner of Paper and Cloth and has two excellent blogs here (papercloth blog) and here (crafty bride blog). Materials: scrapbook (or any pretty) paper; cardstock; … Continue reading

Upside Down Bookshelf

Image c/o Instructables Instructables has some great tutorials on alternative book shelves. This one (above) is my favorite and no this photo is not upside down. I haven’t seen anything like it before and it will definitely leave people saying, “how did you do that?” Click here to learn how to make your own.

Photo Transfer Tutorial

There is an EXCELLENT photo transfer tutorial on Hollis Brown Thornton. It is extremely detailed with tons of pictures. Go check it out!

Double Duty DIY

I have been itching for the next DIY project to come around and I was finally able to take some decent style shots. It’s been cloudy lately and the photos I took before were not the best. Anyway, now I am ready to post it up. This tutorial pulls double duty: it’s a modular bulletin … Continue reading

Later this Week…

Just wanted to give a little preview of a tutorial that I have coming up later this week. I won’t tell you what it is, but you may be able to take a guess from the photo. I think I say this everytime, but it is my favorite How To so far. Remember if you … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure

Tennis Racket + Blank Wall = ???. I found these great vintage tennis rackets a couple of days ago at a thrift store. I actual purchased three, but they’re not all pictured. Anyway, I had no idea what I was going to do these guys, but I decided to bring them home and I thought … Continue reading

More DIY

1. Undercover Crate Tutorial via Craft: 2. Masking Tap Window Screen via Apartment Therapy 3. Bike-Borne Lunch Bag via Made: I wanted to share a couple more DIY’s today that I wasn’t able to include in this previous post from last week. I love the privacy window idea from Apartment Therapy (#2). What a simple and … Continue reading

This Week’s DIY Round-Up

1. Covered Paint Can from Design Sponge 2. Popcorn Balls from Craft: I am really looking forward to Halloween this year, so out of this handful of DIY projects, number 2 is my favorite of the favorites. I adore popcorn balls but get sad when Halloween is over because you can never find them in … Continue reading

DIY Round-Up

1. Banana Box Chandelier via Craft: via Anne Ke Jakobs This Banana Box Chandelier is my favorite project of the week. There is no tutorial on this guy because it is indeed a piece of art from Anne Ke Jakobs unfortunately. But I am sure you clever crafters can figure it out. I found it through … Continue reading

Mod Ribbon Spool Display Cubbies

So, I was staring at this pile of ribbon this weekend thinking about how I could use it for a new tutorial. It may come as no surprise that I love reusing things that I already have laying around the house. I don’t like to throw things away if I don’t have to, so coming … Continue reading

Easy Album Cover Wall Organizers

I am pleased to announce that I have another simple DIY project for everyone! And it is even easier than the last one. I should mention that I am on an endless quest to keep myself organized at home, especially in my studio/office, which is quite small since I share the space with my love. … Continue reading

Scrabble Mosaic Project

Laura from Scrabble Gal was kind of enough to send this tutorial for a Fingerprint Mini Mosaic. Its a fun and easy project that you can do at home with your kids or if you are kid-less (like me) you can invite some friends over and have a little DIY party.  How To: Step 1: Set … Continue reading

How About Orange- Easy Fabric Vase Covers

Yesterday, while visiting one of my favorite blog, How About Orange, I saw this great DIY project/ tutorial for a removable slip cover of sorts for shot glasses (or any other cylinder-shaped vase or glass) that Jess came up with. So, I asked her if I could repost it here and she agreed. But before … Continue reading