As you can see here + here, I love handmade cards. So, this past weekend when I attended a birthday celebration I of course brought a Hayley original! Before starting, I sat down at my desk to brainstorm exactly what I wanted to make. While looking though the drawers and materials, I found my collection of old catalogues and inspiration struck! Here are the simple steps to creating your own fun, one of a kind card.
Materials you will need: Piece of folded paper for card, magazine or old catalogue, double-sided tape, thread or string, needle (optional), a fun pen + scissors.
Scroll down for directions.
1. I selected an old J.Crew book and cut out patterned swatches and background scenes from the colorful photo shoots.
2. Next I chose my preferred balloon size (a jar lid) and started tracing and cutting out my shapes. Cut out small triangles to form the balloon knots, too!
3. To secure the balloons to the card I used a couple of pieces of double-sided tape per circle. If your paper edges curl up you can add more tape.
4. Now balloons and triangle knots are all taped down.
5. I used gold thread and a needle to sew around the balloon tails. After I went through the front of the card and back I knotted off the thread and cut it to my desired length. If you do not want to use this method you can attach the thread underneath your balloons as you are taping them down.
6. Finally, hand letter your message. I used a gold metallic pen for a little glam!
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As the summer winds down I am finding myself grasping for last adventures of the season. One example is the little evening trip I took with my boyfriend and father last weekend. We left Portland on my father’s lobster boat and ventured across Casco Bay to Great Diamond Island where we ate dinner at Diamond’s Edge Restaurant. We sat out on the porch over looking the little cove as the sun set. If you ever find yourself in Portland, ME I highly reccomend a ferry ride to this little gem for a memorable evening.
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I have been very lucky this summer! Each weekend my boyfriend and I pack up the car and head out for a mini vacation to the lake, mountains or coast for our fill of camping, hiking, swimming, sea kayaking and beach going. I hope you too are making your weekends like mini summer vacations!
1. Sand Beach, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island 2. Mount Blue State Park 3. Echo Lake, Mount Desert Island 4. Playing cards in Rangeley 5. Hiking up Gorham Mountain, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island 6. My sister Blair and me at Sand Beach.
Scavenger Hunt at Web Lake : 1. Beech Leaf 2. Fern 3. White Spruce Cone 3b. Hemlock Cone 4. Hemlock 5. White Pine Cone 6. Balsam Fir Cone 7. Maine Blueberry 8. Chokeberry 9. Striped Maple Leaf 10. Ferm 11. White Pine Cone
It took me three summers but I finally made it to the Monhegan Museum at the lighthouse! I was absolutely blown away by the rich history that had been documented over the years and the beautiful artifacts and artworks inside the lighthouse walls. I clicked my way through the whole exhibit and as you can see I really struggled to edit my collection down…
(The above beautiful flower wreath was made by a woman who collected feathers from around the island.)
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Life has been a bit hectic over the past week thus my belated Monheagn post. Below is the first collection of my favorite pictures from my little summer getaway off the coast of Maine. Stay tuned for part II and a few stories!
Stop by for the first peak at the greeting cards in my shop!
I have two more colored sets on their way as well!
is almost here! I am putting the finishing touches on everything and will be launching the stationery suite in my shop later this week!
On the way home from work tonight I stopped in and picked the greeting cards from the printers. Here is a little sneak peak!
These will soon appear in my shop!
This past weekend I escaped the hustle and bustle and took a little road trip with my father and boyfriend for some early camping and fly fishing. This was my first time out this season and I did catch my fair share of sticks and leaves but no fish! Even sans fish the trip was a huge success, the weather cooperated and the scenery was breathtaking. Here a few shots from my adventure.
I have just begun work on a wedding invitation suite for the most wonderful couple. (and attached some shots from my desk this morning.) More to come!!
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