Sweet Card Ideas with PB&J

There are plenty of stamp kits out there in the world, but sometimes you just need some inspiration to make them come to life. Here are two cute ideas to make with My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence Stamps, Peanut Butter & Jelly, available in our super store. 


Check out the manufacturer's video for a quick how-to:

Materials Used:

Festive and Free: Downloadable Printables for St. Patrick's Day Party Decor

Getting ready to throw a St. Patrick's Day party? We've got two festive ideas to get you started!


Directions: Download the Shamrock Tags Downloadable PDF and print. Use a circle punch to cut out the front of the tag, along with a circle of the green pattern (this will be the back of the tag). Glue the front and back together, punch a hole, and attach to your St. Patty’s gift treat of choice.


Directions: Print this handy Shamrock Garland Downloadable PDF and cut out each flag. Use a hole punch and string to thread your garland, or use your sewing machine to make it look extra cool.

Spring Break Fun: Day 5

Aprons so cute you won't want to get them messy! They're super fun to make with the kids, too.

Fingerprint Painted Apron & Chef's Hat

Project Steps:

1) First, iron the apron.

2) Before you start with the fingerprints, mark your area with a pencil lightly so you make sure it will be aligned correctly. Also, test out on a piece of paper a fingerprint. Here's another design you might like:

3) Now, start with the fingerprints. It only takes a minute to dry, so you can start using the fabric fine line marker to make the detail lines.


Kids will love to make funny faces and cool original art of their own.

Materials Needed:

Acrylic paints

Child apron


Chef's hat

Fine-line markers


Fingerprint Princess Tree Apron

Project Steps:

1) Sketch out the tree with the pencil.

2) Mix your browns and yellows and leave them in a swirl pattern to start brushing out the tree.

3) Repeat all through the tree branches. You can always go back and add more yellow if needed.

4) Add more depth with outlining with the brown paint.

5) Highlight again with more yellow in the paint.

6) Start adding in fingerprints around the tree with the blue paint with the kids fingers.

7) After the fingerprints are dry, add squiggles with the fine black marker to make them look like roses.

8) It's optional to put the names of the kids under the fingerprints. That will take a super fine marker.

Materials Needed:


Acrylic paints


Fabric fine black marker


Spring Break Fun: Day 4

Have the kiddos help fill this cute Easter Bunny jar with marshmallows or other Easter treats. This would be a great gift for the grandparents.


Project Steps:

1) Purchase a glass jar and fill it with mini marshmallows or fun Easter candies of your choice.

2) Cut off the bunny ears from the headband. Hot glue the ears directly on the jar lid.

3) Add a little cotton tail using two to three cotton swabs.

4) Print out an image on a card stock (I used a white linen ) and glue it to a glitter card stock like I did here. I didn't have the scissors that cut the scalloped edges, so I just cut my own border.

5) Punch a hole in the tag for the ribbon and tie around the lid. I also added another bow for some more color.

Materials Needed:

Mason jar

Bunny ears (cut from bunny ear headband that you can find this time of year in the dollar bins)


Glitter card stock


Hole punch

Hot glue gun

Don't forget, we have a variety of mason jar lids, so swap out the plain one and fill your jar with fresh Spring flowers! Or maybe choose a lid for a candle or piggy bank?

Spring Break Fun: Day 3

 Bring all your favorite fairies together for a sweet crafting party. Here's how to make friendship bracelets and fairy dust!

Fairies Flower-and-Ice Friendship Bracelet 

Project Steps:

1) Tightly tie the center of felt strips with a double strand of embroidery floss, as shown. Use more floss to tie two of the cinched strips together crossways.

2) Trim the ends of the strips into petal shapes. Decorate the flower center with a faux pearl or gem sticker.


3) Create two more flowers from the remaining felt strips. Hot glue a pony bead to the bottom of each flower.

4) String the flowers and additional beads onto a piece of stretchy beading elastic, creating a bracelet sized to fit your child's (or her friend's) wrist. Tie the ends of the elastic together tightly, using a bit of hot glue to secure the knot if needed. Then trim the ends an inch or so from the knot, and thread them back through the adjacent beads.

Materials Needed:

Purple felt, six 1/2- by 1-3/4-inch strips


Embroidery floss or strong thread

Faux pearl or gem stickers

Hot glue gun

Clear pony beads

Clear stretchy beading elastic


Fairy Dust

Project Steps:

1) Fill your plastic jar with the glitter a little less than half way up. You may need to create a little funnel out of paper just to keep the glitter from going all over. 

2) After you place the cap back on, take your ribbon and wrap the cap. Just put a dab of glue toward the back to hold the ribbon in place.

3) Apply some hot glut to the bottom of the flower and attach it to the top of the ribbon covered cap.

4) Print out the "Fairy dust" text that you like the best and make a tag. I used the linen paper to print the words and then used a glitter paper underneath to match. I scalloped the edges with scissors.

 5) Punch a hole in your tag and string your bakers twine through. Then either tie the tag around the top or make it a little place mat.

6) Hot glue your mini pom pom onto your lollipop stick to create a little duster. I added a touch more of the glitter...yes, more glitter.

Now they are ready to be in the hands of your little fairies of the party!

Materials Needed:

Mini plastic jars
Course glitter (Color of your choice)
Bakers Twine
Glitter paper
Lollipop stick
Mini pom pom or cotton ball
Hot glue gun

Spring Break Fun: Day 2

Who loves bubbles? Who loves to paint? Put these two things together for some truly unique artwork!

Project Steps:

1) First, it's good to get all the paints ready in their cups or bowls. Just pour some paint, a little dish soap and a small amount of water in a cup. Mix it up. If the color is too light, add more paint. If not bubbly enough, add more soap. I don't think it's necessary to measure — that just makes more dishes to wash.


2) Put the straw in the cup and blow until bubbles come up over the cup. Make sure your child is old enough and able to do this. If you don’t think your child can do this, or are worried about them accidentally sucking in instead of blowing out, you may want to do this step for them.

3) This is the fun part. You can use a spoon (I just used the straw) to carry the bubbles you blew of each color and bring it to the paper. Pop the bubbles on your paper. Repeat with whatever colors you want. 


4. Here's one of the designs we made. I think I would like to make some hydrangea-looking designs and add some cut out leaves and stems. Cool! Allow to dry.


Materials Needed:


Dish soap


Disposable cups or bowls

Plastic spoons (optional)

Drinking straws


Spring Break Fun: Day 1

Let's kick off our week of Spring Break Fun with a customizable pop art piece that anyone can do ... just download the free printable, add some glitter and a name in bright puff-paint!


Project Steps:

1) Download and print this PDF for the "ears" template. Place the transfer paper in the center of the canvas, and the template on top. Tape it down and use the pencil to draw over the black lines.

2) Peel away the template and transfer paper. Fill in the ears with the black paint. For the highlight areas, you can water down the black paint so it becomes grey or add white paint to lighten up for add the highlights at the top.

3) Work section by section. While the paint is still wet, pour on the glitter. Do this for all of the hat. Use grey or charcoal glitter for the highlight areas. I used a bit more glitter in places for more of a 3D look.

 4) Fill in the rest of the canvas with the red paint.

5) Add a glittery sheen to the red by brushing on a layer of glittered varnish.

6) Use the Puffy Paint to write the name of your choice. TIP: Practice on a piece of paper first. Sketch the name with a pencil on paper so you can know the size you need.

Materials Needed:

12x12 Canvas

Transfer paper

Black paint

Red paint

Black glitter

Grey glitter

Yellow Puffy Paint



Mixed Media Monday: Some Kind of Wonderful

Sometimes we just love an inspirational idea, like this one from Amsterdam mixed-media artist Corina Kompier. See below the photo for all the supplies she used to make this wonderful piece.

Materials Used:

Photo of choice

Canvas Board 12x12

Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex light modeling paste

Prima marketing stencil 6x6 Flourish

Mask Prima marketing 960575 doily Finnabair

Mod Podge

Archival ink black

Kaisercraft Lace stamp

Kaisercraft clearstamp - Flutter

Prima Marketing Color Bloom

Color Bloom spray: tea stain, gold foil, antique gold & soft teal

Lindy’s stamp gang spray starburst: Creme Brulee Cream

Heidi Swapp color shine: Tropicana Teal

Adhesive pearls

Viva Decor Inka Gold 


Chipboard Script

We Heart Die-namics' Heart Frames

Check out these two adorable projects using Die-namics' Peek-a-Boo Die Heart Frames. How-to in the video below.

Kids Corner: Paper Muffin Flower Pop

Here's a sweet Valentine's Day idea to do with the kiddos.

1) Fold four paper baking cups into half and lay two out flat.

2) Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the edge on the four folded papers. Fold the other two papers in half and punch off the edge to make a hole in the center of the baking cup (see below), unfold the two with center holes.

3) Place four folded papers onto sucker stick, overlapping 1/4 of the baking cup each time a paper is added. Then place two open papers.

4) For the leaves, lay out two pieces of green masking tape about 7 inches long, sticky side facing up. Place a piece of wire in the center of one piece. Put sticky sides together with wire sandwiched in the middle. Cut a leaf shape at each end with 1 inch trimmed in the middle (see below). Twist leaves underneath paper baking cups.

Materials used:

Green masking tape
Regular hole punch
Paper baking cups (6 for each flower)
Tootsie Roll Pops or Dum Dum Suckers