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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
fun for the whole family!
Let me introduce you to Genevieve, an adorable 8 year old girl who had a blast putting together my Christmas Church printable kit.

Here's what her Mom, Christine, wrote to me:

"Genevieve made the church today and it turned out awesome! She had no problems cutting, folding or putting together and she really enjoyed doing it (I helped very little - she wanted to do it mostly by herself). We printed out your free pink trees today too!" 

And then she included some photos in her email of the assembly process which are so cute I couldn't stop smiling!




What an extra treat to know that kids are enjoying my kits too!

When I was little, I loved these paper press-out books and I spent many hours assembling and playing with them. The process of putting together was just as much fun as playing and so many happy memories were created while working on those kits!


And one last photo ...  here's Genevieve with her completed church kit and also the trees and ice skaters kit which she also put together herself! She combined it with a Christmas cookie jar and I think it looks fabulous!!
 
Thanks so much Genevieve and Christine for sharing these photos!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
free printable christmas tree to download & make!
I have a freebie Christmas download for you today! A little mini Christmas tree that you can download, print and make. And the best part, it's PINK! This pink tree is inspired by my friend Lorraine who loves all things pink. So why not a Christmas tree!?
 


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PINK CHRISTMAS TREE PRINTABLE!  -- file is approx 3MB 

It's such an easy project and This little tree will go perfectly with my other Christmas printables, and it'll look super cute all by itself! Add a touch of glitter and make a whole bunch to use as ornaments!.


PLEASE NOTE - for best quality do not print using the printer icon on the widget above. Instead click the arrow download button. This will save the high res file to your computer and you will have beautiful crisp trees! :)

Links to this freebie printable on pinterest, twitter, facebook etc are very much appreciated! Spread the word! 

For more fun Christmas printable kits that you can download and make check out my Etsy store here

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Monday, November 19, 2012
christmas tree and ice skating printable kit
It's my last printable kit for the Christmas season and it's a Christmas tree set complete with ice skaters, ice rink and mini party bunting flags!



I created this kit as a companion to my other Christmas kits. The trees go perfectly with the train set, the houses and the church too! But this little kit even looks super sweet all by itself. Display on your mantel or use as a centerpiece for your holiday table!


Get a little crafty, and you can even add your own little photo heads to the family!
 

I created a tutorial video with a few assembly tips for the trees! When I was designing this kit, it took me a little while to figure how to create the trees so that they could be printed then folded to make a double sided tree ...  I figured out a solution and you'll see it in the video! It works great and it makes really sturdy trees! 

Click here to see all the kits in my Etsy store!

Thanks for following along in my new adventure of creating printables!!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012
christmas train printable kit
I can't wait to share with you my next Christmas printable kit! It's a train set complete with mini gift and favor boxes!

This was so much fun to  illustrate! I've designed so that all sides have illustrations  -- so no matter where you put it, under your tree, across your mantel or as a centerpiece on your dining table  it will look cute cute cute! 



I thought it might be fun to make this train into an Advent train. Just make 25 of the little favor boxes for your train to carry, fill them each with a little treat and open one each day till Christmas! This would be a great Thanksgiving weekend craft to put together while all the boys are watching football!


I've also added editable text so you can customize the signs for your train cars. Add your kids names, your pets names or whatever you like. Just open in adobe acrobat PDF and enter your text in the provided text fields! Easy!


This kit comes with complete written instructions and I also created a tutorial video on how to put this little train together! There are a few assembly tips that you'll find really helpful!

Tomorrow I'll share with you my last Christmas kit. It's a Christmas tree scene complete with ice skaters and party bunting garland! You can see it right now in my etsy store here!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
christmas church printable kit
Today I am sharing with you my new printable Christmas Church kit. Every Christmas village needs a church and so I created this little printable Church kit to go with my Christmas houses! They look so sweet all together!

I've designed this little church so it is sized perfectly to go with my other Christmas printable kits, but it looks great even displayed by itself, add a little pine garland around it and you have a cute little decoration for your dining table, mantel or entryway. 


And just like my other kits, I've illustrated it on all sides so no matter where you put it, it will look great!


Each kit comes with complete written instructions and I also created a tutorial video on how to put them together! They are not hard to assemble but I have some helpful tips!

Tomorrow I'll share with you my Christmas Train printable kit! You can see it right now in my etsy store here!

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Friday, November 16, 2012
christmas village printable kit
I am so excited to share with you my new Christmas printable kits in my Etsy store!


I've created 4 printable Christmas kits and designed them so that they can also be used as party favor boxes, paper toys, or as super fun decorations for your dining table, mantel or entryway. 

Today I'd like to introduce you to the Christmas Village Kit!! I've created 4 houses for you that are completely 3D so you can set them in the middle of your dining table and all your guests will have a cute view! 



Each house can easily be turned into a battery operated tea light luminary!! You can have them all glowing on your mantel or dining table! Because it's a printable kit you can make tons and tons of houses! Print as many as you like! Weeeee!!


Or use the houses as super sweet Christmas party favor or mini gift boxes! 

I have created how-to videos for the kits so that you can see how easy they are to put together! These videos will help you with just a few little tips that I found helpful.


Here's a video where I show how to put together the small house and tips on how to turn the houses into luminaries. 

Tomorrow I'll share with you my Christmas Church printable kit! You can see it right now in my etsy store here!

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Monday, November 05, 2012
customize your own printable paper doll
I'm excited to share with you what's new in my Etsy store - printable paper doll kits that you can customize with your own photos!


I have illustrated these dolls with fun retro heads so they are ready to be played with right away or you can follow the easy instructions to add your own photos! The printable paper dolls will arrive to you in their own PDF file as an instant download. Quick and easy!


Make your whole family! I have thought of just about every family member (pets - coming soon!) We've got sizes from adult all the way down to little baby. If you enjoy minatures you can print the dolls at 70% and they will be perfect 1/12th dollhouse miniature scale.

I also illustrated house shaped storage envelopes so you can store your dolls when you are not playing! Each doll comes with a different house, so you can line them all up and make a little street.


All dolls have been created so they can be printed onto cardstock and they will stand right there on your desk or shelf.  But you can also make them magnetic! Here's a cute little photo of my friend Amy's son Alfredo. Amy printed her dolls onto magnetic paper and now they can play with them on their fridge! Don't miss Amy's adorable blog here!


I have big plans to create more paper doll accessories, outfits and background scenes. They are so much fun to draw and play with. They also make great gifts! Who doesn't want to be in paper doll form!think of all the outfits you can have! Visit my Etsy store to see all the paper doll sets!

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