Three Things I’m Loving Right Now

three-things-summer-freebies My daughter and I are off at the beach today (checking things off our Summer List), so I hope you won’t mind if I leave you with three inspiring DIY and freebies that are perfect for Summertime. Enjoy! xo Ez

1. Free Printable Pineapple Gift Wrap?! Yes please!!

2. This Printable Summer Planner is both charming and useful! How many fun things will you check off your list this Summer?

3. How about an adorable DIY Pom Pom Blanket that is sew-free? Amazing!

Find more Things I’m Loving right here.

Free Father’s Day Printables from A Whole Lot of Tiny

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Still in need of a last minute Father’s Day gift idea for your kiddos to give to Dad this Sunday? You’re in luck! The fellas over at A Whole Lot of Tiny have got you covered with this awesome FREE printable Father’s Day suite!

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Head on over to their site and you can download everything from Printable Father’s Day Cards and Gift Bags, to Printable Coupons, Candy Bar Wraps, and more!

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Flowers for my Sister’s Wedding + Free Floral Photoshop Brush Set

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I can hardly believe that another one of my little sisters is getting married! Next Monday, she and her fiance be wedded in a beautiful mission here in California. As you know, we’ve been hard at work on some fun DIY elements for their big day. However, the largest DIY statement by far will be the floral arrangement that I’ll be creating with gorgeous blooms from Flower Muse. You might remember that I worked with Flower Muse on my second sister’s wedding last Summer. We were so thrilled with the quality of their flowers and the attentive service that they provide, that I knew I’d have to ask them to work with me again for this sister’s wedding. Luckily they said yes, and so a bounty of peonies, garden, roses, succulents and more will be arriving at my doorstep in just a few days time! Yippy!

So today I thought it would be fun to share the mood board that I created to inspire the florals for my sister’s big day. We’re envisioning an abundance of soft pastel pinks and peaches, ruffles upon ruffles of petals, and succulents and dusty miller for a pop of minty green throughout. I’ll be sharing more sneak peeks of the process (mid-wedding) over on my Instagram feed, and then I have one big giant post planned following the wedding so that you can see how everything comes together! I can’t wait!

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The floral ingredients for my sister’s wedding flowers include: Blush Peonies | Light Pink Garden Rose – Keira | Peach Garden Rose – Juliet | White Garden Rose – Alabaster | White Majolica Spray Rose | White Anemone | Baby’s Breath | Dusty Miller | available by request | Succulents

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And lastly, before I dive back into my wedding prep to-do list I wanted to share this Free Floral Photoshop Brush Set that I created by drawing the flowers that we’ll be using (I drew them using flowers directly from the Flower Muse website). For non-commercial use only please. Download the brushes using the button below. If you need any tips on using Photoshop brushes, I have written a post with general tips that you might find helpful. Enjoy! xo Ez

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This post was made possible through a partnership with Flower Muse. All opinions expressed are my own. Find more from Flower Muse on: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Free Printable: Geo Hearts Patterned Paper Set

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Last week I shared a quick behind-the-scenes snapshot of a project that I was working on using the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living as my inspiration. Well it took me longer to put together than I expected, but today I’m happy to share the results with you: a set of free printable geo heart patterned papers…and a few ideas on how you might want to use them!

Download the GEO HEARTS PATTERNED PAPER SET

I used the MS cover to inspire the geometric shape and color of some watercolor hearts. Once my painting was dry I scanned it into my computer and created patterns using the designs, and then added a pop of periwinkle blue into a few of the designs (because I’m just in love with coral + periwinkle combos right now). I know it’s not really true to the magazine cover anymore, but I’m happy with the results. I hope you will be too!

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Create this giftable stationery set with pattered lined envelopes and geo heart note flats in just a few minutes.

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Print the geo heart patterned designs onto regular copy paper. Trace the outside edges of an envelope (with the flap up) and cut out. Insert into your envelope and use a ruler to mark a .5″ line on each outer edge of the flap. Remove patterned liner and trim along your pencil lines. Curve the top point of the liner if you’d like (optional). Re-insert liner into your envelope and fold just the liner forward over a piece of scrap paper. Apply glue stick to the backside and adhere to the top of your envelope.

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To use as a gift: tie a completed set of lined envelopes and note flats together with twine or ribbon, attach a gift tag (optional), and you’re done!

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For this easy project I picked up a handful of affordable soaps from Trader Joe’s and gave them a quick makeover by wrapping them in geo heart patterned paper. Now they are pretty enough to give as gifts or keep out on display!

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To make: cut paper to fit the size of your soap and wrap as you would with a gift box and seal edges using double-sided tape. Top with ribbon, twine, or a gift tag. Give individually or as a pretty set!

Geo Heart Garland geo-heart-garland

All you need to create this festive garland is your patterned printables (printed onto cardstock), scissors, a circle craft punch (optional), double-sided tape or glue stick, and twine. Cut out hearts and/or punch circle shapes out of patterned paper. Apply a small strip of double-sided tape (or glue stick) onto the back of one shape, place your twine in the center, sandwich another shape onto the back, and press together to seal. Tip: when using the heart shapes, adhere the twine onto the upper portion of the heart so that it will hang in the correct direction. Repeat steps until your garland is the length you want it to be, hang, and enjoy!

Source note: the envelopes used in this post are from Paper Source.

These printables are for non-commercial use only. Please link back to this post if you’d like to share. Thanks so much for your support! xo Ez

Looking for more DIY ideas? Check out the Creature Comforts DIY Gallery!

Freebie Roundup: 14 Printable 2014 Calendars

free-2014-calendar-roundup 1. Oh the Lovely Things | 2. Coco / Mingo | 3. Jessica Nielsen | 4. Minireyve

We might be midway through January, but I’m thinking that it’s not too late for a roundup of some awesome Free Printable 2014 Calendars shared by some of my favorite makers and bloggers online. With 14 designs to choose from, you could display one in every room of your home (and then some)! Enjoy! xo Ez

free-2014-calendar-roundup1 5. Oh My Superfly | 6. Jas + Mine

free-2014-calendar-roundup2 7. Paper Snaps Blog | 8. Maeve Parker

free-2014-calendar-roundup3 9. Weekday Carnival | 10. Life as a Moodboard

free-2014-calendar-roundup4 11. Observant Nomad | 12. Jillianastasia

free-2014-calendar-roundup5 13. Kaitlin Sheaffer | 14. The Elli Blog