Thursday, December 27, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS




I hope your holiday season was a joyous one spent with family and friends.  Mr. Squareview and I enjoyed several days off with family this week and are looking forward to a little trip away to celebrate New Years Eve.

2012 has been an amazing year and wonderful things continue to happen for my little studio.  I can't wait to share some recent good news with you along with more design adventure to come in 2013.

Until then, Happy Holidays!



Monday, December 24, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY vol CHRISTMAS EVE

Merry Christmas Eve!  For the last Christmas themed Music Monday I thought I'd go all out and share several of my favorites.   Enjoy!




Friday, December 21, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY - HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS

Happy Friday!

Week three is here and it is time for more printable gift tags!  This week I have some fun tags whose colors were inspired by some gorgeous sea glass I ran across while in Puerto Rico.







Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

FEATURED: CHRISTMAS TAGS ON DESIGN CRUSH



I'm super excited that my printable gift tags were featured on Design Crush today!  My little guys have some wonderful company - check out the post here.

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PHOTO VIA DESIGN CRUSH
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PHOTO VIA DESIGN CRUSH

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY PAPER SNOWFLAKE



Making a DIY snowflake is easy, describing how to make it is hard!  I'm admitting defeat and choosing to defer to the master, Lia Griffth of Elli.  In addition to her gorgeous work in paper fashion and her fabulous Stationery Shop, she writes a great blog full of inspirational paper items.

Check out the blog called Ellinee Journal here.

Paper Snowflake Template
IMAGE VIA ELLINEE.COM

Lia vastly improved the template I was originally using and put together a fantastic step by step to boot.  Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel for this edition of Do It Yourself December, I'll point you over to Lia's site instead.  You can find both the DIY step by step and the Snowflake Template here.  

I had a blast putting together my snowflakes and I hope you do too!  Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MINTIE FRESH: VALENTINE'S DAY

The year is coming to a close and that means it's the season of love and good cheer.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to take a tiny break from DIY December and enter a design challenge that is all about the love!

Voting has just opened for Minted's XOXO Valentine's Day Challenge and I've entered a few for consideration.  This challenge included gift tags, classroom valentines and family photo greetings.  Check out the entries below.

As always, if you like what you see, please vote for me!

THE GIFT TAGS


valentine's cards - love is all you need

valentine's cards - Hearts Afire


THE CLASSROOM VALENTINES



valentine's cards - Hi Cupcake


THE FAMILY PHOTO GREETING



valentine's cards - Never Ending Hearts


valentine's cards - will you be mine

As always, I'd love to hear what you think!  Happy Tuesday everyone!


Monday, December 17, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY vol 33

This makes me smile each and every time I hear it.  Hope it makes you smile too.  Happy Monday!

Friday, December 14, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAYS - GIFT TAGS WEEK TWO

Happy Friday!  It is time again for more gift tags.  These are a little more traditional and include tags with a classic reindeer, wishes of joy, and pretty snowflakes. You may have noticed these in the DIY Candy Cane  printable bows post from Wednesday.










If you use these cuties for your gift wrapping, I've love to see pictures!  You can send them via email to squareviewstudios[at]gmail.com.  Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PRINTABLE HOLIDAY PAPER BOWS



Do It Yourself December continues!  Next up, fun do it yourself paper bows.  I've been seeing these guys all over Pinterest lately and had to take a stab at creating my own.  These cuties are so fast and simple to make and will add a sweet personalized touch to your gift giving this season.

We'll keep it simple for this one.  All you'll need is a printer, scissors and tape.

HOW TO - PREPPY BLUE BOW:

  1. Print and cut out the pattern using scissors or a Xacto knife
  2. Curve the right edge of the top bow to the middle and secure it with a small piece of tape. 
  3. Do the same with left side.
  4. Tape the top part of the bow to the bottom section
  5. Wrap the tail section of the bottom bow across the top bow.  Tape on the back side.
The directions are shown below.  If you would like the stripes to show on the outside as they do in my photos, make sure you start with the pattern side down.








HOW TO - CANDY CANE BOW:

  1. Print and cut out the pattern using scissors or a Xacto knife
  2. Moving counter clockwise, curve each end towards the middle and secure it with tape one section over as shown below.  
  3. Once each section is complete, curve the edges of the center section together and secure with tape.  
  4. Tape the center section to the middle of the bow.









 Download the front and back of each design below.  When printing, print the the front first then flip your paper over and on the same sheet, print the back design.  Enjoy!




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Tomorrow is my birthday. It is a special one this year, not because of the age I will turn, but the full date I will turn it. 12-12-12. To celebrate this golden birthday, Mr. Squareview has whisked me off to Puerto Rico to enjoy a few days in the sun.

Never fear, I have a couple Do It Yourself December posts ready to go while I'm gone. But for today, I just wanted to share this view.



Monday, December 10, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY vol 32

I have a friend that says it's truly not Christmas until she hears this song on the radio.  I completely agree.  I remember opening up this 45 record and playing it over and over again on Christmas (yes, I said 45 record).  I could still put this on repeat today and not get sick of it.

How many of the artist in this iconic video can you name?  I'm at about 87%.  Happy Monday!


Friday, December 7, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY - HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS

Do It Yourself December continues today! Yippee!

I don't know about you, but I never seem to have enough tags when I'm wrapping gifts and if I do remember to buy them, the selection sitting next to the wrapping paper is pretty limited. Is it just me or do they all look to be the exact same ones my parents used for my gifts in the 80's?  Not cute.

This year, I decided to take the bull by the horns and create my own.   I've created 3 different gift tag sets, each with their very own little personality. And in the spirit of the holidays, I want to share a different set with you each and every Friday.

First up - my Mod Minty Green Set.  This modern & simple set would be perfect for any package. Print out on some card stock or sticker paper, cut, and address.  With these cuties, your gifts will look gorgeous under the tree.













  Mittens, ornaments  and tress, oh my!



Have a great weekend everyone!