Friday, October 9, 2015

5 halloween projects

The weather has finally turned cooler here, we've had some rain, and I'm ready to start more Halloween crafting! To get some crafty mojo going I'm sharing 5 Halloween Projects from past blog posts that I love. These projects will take you all the way through your Halloween celebrations, from food, to decor, to favors, to games, to documenting your party memories. Check out my five favorite Halloween Projects!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

donut vampire party favors

When my daughter decided she wanted a Hotel Transylvania 2 birthday party, I was like, "Perfect! Halloween's around the corner, so I'll just get a head start on that." I started browsing Pinterest for fun vampire party favors I could send home with the party guests, and I came across these darling and totally easy donut vampire treats. No baking, no cooking, totally up my alley!

Donut Vampire Party Favors by Aly Dosdall

Monday, October 5, 2015

hotel transylvania 2 party decor

My youngest daughter had her birthday recently, and last week I shared a vampire bat garland I made for her party. Today I'm sharing the rest of the decorations, including a banner, balloons, and streamer wall. So fun!

Friday, October 2, 2015

fall cardmaking tips

Hey there crafty friends! I’m really excited to share a thankful card I made featuring the lovely new The Story Of Fall collection from Echo Park Paper. This is one of my all-time favorite fall collections with its rich colors and darling woodland creatures!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DIY party vampire bat garland | free printable template

My youngest turned 6 this past weekend, and when she told me she wanted to take her friends to see Hotel Transylvania 2 for her party I was a little giddy imagining in my head all the fun things I could create with the new DIY Party supplies I received from my very generous friends at We R Memory Keepers.

Monday, September 28, 2015

two-color minc fall wall art | free printable

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and such a fun time for decorating! I've got lots of early fall decor, and plenty of Halloween decor, but I wanted something to put up as a transition piece between the two. So I decided to channel the foil trend and make a pretty piece of fall wall art with my Heidi Swapp Minc foil applicator using two colors. Check out how I created two beautiful prints using my foil scraps!

Two-color Minc fall wall art, including free printable by Aly Dosdall. #hsminc #foilallthethings #falldecor #fallcrafts #freeprintable

Friday, September 25, 2015

add hidden photos and journaling to your scrapbook page

We recently took a family trip to Southern Utah to do some hiking and river rafting and I wanted to capture our memories on a single scrapbook page. So I decided to use the rolodex card die from the Echo Park Paper Tab DieSet, along with the "The Story Of Our Family" collection, to create some interactive flaps on my scrapbook layout for housing some additional photos and journaling.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

handmade gift packaging for teacher

There's no better way to make your child's teacher feel extra special at the start of the school year than with some beautiful handmade gift packaging. Not only will she not want to toss it after opening the gift, but she'll appreciate the extra effort to make her gift look unique. To create this pretty packaging I combined Wildflower, one of my favorite We R paper collections, with some of my favorite We R Punch Boards. (To view the original post on the We R Memory Keepers blog, including a full supply list, CLICK HERE.)

Wildflower Gift Bag and Box by Aly Dosdall

Monday, September 21, 2015

DIY paperclip bookmarks

Hello friends! I'm a big fan of turning to Pinterest for inspiration. So today I'm sharing a fun Pinterest-inspired project with you featuring the fun new Echo Park A Fair To Remember Mini Theme. A while ago I found some darling paper clip embellishments on Pinterest and I’ve been wanting to create something similar.

DIY Paperclip Bookmarks by Aly Dosdall for Echo Park Paper featuring the A Fair To Remember collection #echoparkpaper #backtoschool #DIY

Friday, September 18, 2015

teacher appreciation card | free printable project sheet

My kids have been in school for four weeks now--yikes! How did we get to mid-term already? They've got some awesome teachers, and I believe it's important to let their teachers know how awesome they are. So today I'm sharing a fun teacher appreciation card made with the adorable new Teacher's Pet collection by Jen Gallacher for Echo Park, along with a link to a free printable project sheet with full instructions and supplies.

Teacher appreciation card featuring the new Teacher's Pet collection by designer Aly Dosdall for Echo Park Paper. #backtoschool #teacherappreciation #echoparkpaper

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

september cut & paste

This month's Cut & Paste free magazine from American Crafts features some lovely inspiration using the new Amy Tangerine Finder's Keepers collection, and some new Heidi Swapp Project Life goodies. Plus, there's a We R Fuse project on page 12. Check it out!

Monday, September 14, 2015

halloween card set

It’s hard to believe that fall is approaching and it’s time to start planning and decorating for some of my favorite holidays! Today I’m going to share a spooky Halloween card set with you that I made using the new Echo Park Hocus Pocus collection and the coordinating Designer Bat Stencil.

I used the bat stencil to create a background for my cards in two different ways. I’ll show you how—it’s super easy!

Friday, September 11, 2015

we r memory keepers snap storage tips

Remember my post back in July about my framed journaling card decor piece in my craft room? Well today I'm finally sharing some tips and tricks with you for using the new Snap Storage system right next to that piece of decor. You can catch the full post on the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

While the Snap Storage was designed to hold ribbon, washi tape, and small embellishments, there's no reason why crafters can't think outside the box and use the storage in different ways. Check out what I used my Snap Storage for in my craft room!

we r snap storage grouping by aly dosdall

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

craft & create free holiday ebook

Download the latest Craft & Create, a free holiday ebook from Echo Park Paper Co on their website HERE. You'll find inspiration for fall, Halloween, Christmas, winter, and more.

Monday, September 7, 2015

3 easy ways to create playful card backgrounds with stencils

Recently I had the opportunity to guest blog for the Craftsy Paper Crafts Blog. I shared three different ways to create fun card backgrounds using some new stencils from Echo Park Paper. (You can check out the original post on the Craftsy blog HERE.) I wanted to share my fall card trio with you here!

Friday, September 4, 2015

we r memory keepers wildflower layout

Hello there! Today I'm going to share a fun layout I created using one of my all time favorite We R collections, Wildflower. The papers, colors, and embellishments in this collection are so unique and gorgeous--I just can't get enough! When I saw this constellations paper with the circular design and four seasons on it I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Hello by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

we r memory keepers wildflower card

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I'm sharing a card I created with the new We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection. (To see the original post on the We R blog with a full supply list CLICK HERE.) I absolutely love the gorgeous rich colors and romantic images in this line. The watercolor and ombre papers have such depth and texture, plus the gold foil accents add such an elegant feel. Yum!

I Love You Card by Aly Dosdall

Friday, August 28, 2015

letterpress flat thank you card

The last project I'm sharing for our 30 Days Of Evolution over on the We R Memory Keepers blog is a simple but elegant flat thank you card made with the Lifestyle Letterpress Kit and the Evolution Advanced. (For a full supply list, check out the original post HERE.) This card would make a great thank you for shower, wedding, or graduation gifts. It's simple design would make for easy bulk production, and you could change up the colors to fit with the color scheme of your event.

Letterpress ink pads thank you flat card by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

august cut & paste e-magazine

Looking for some crafty inspiration? Try the August issue of American Crafts monthly e-magazine, Cut & Paste. You'll find inspiration using the latest paper collections and tools from American Crafts and it's brands, including the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool!