DIY: Embellished Valentine’s Day Cards

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This Valentine’s Day why not get a little crafty and make a card for your loved one? With our two templates, creating the perfect Valentine’s Day card is as easy as printing and pasting.

Valentines Cards Template

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What You’ll Need:

LOVE Card Template

3mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord

Scissors

E6000 or Hot GlueDSC_02761. Trace the word “LOVE” using your glue.

DSC_02792. Place the cord in the script shape. cord3. You will have to cut the cord when getting to the “O” and “V” to avoid the overlapping cord..

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card

What You’ll Need:

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card Template

5mm Brass Figure Eight Chain

Scissors

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1. Trace the heart-shaped filament inside of the light bulb using glue.DSC_1296

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2015 Grammy Awards Fashion

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Last night music’s most famous crooners got all dressed up to honor some of this year’s brightest talent. And while the music took the spotlight, the outfits at the Grammys shone brightly in their own right.

 

grammy-awards-2015-red-carpet-008Gwen Stefani looked pretty and polished in this piece by Atelier Versace.

grammy-awards-2015-red-carpet-024Katy Perry looked dazzling in this Zuhair Murad Haute Couture dress.

grammy-awards-2015-red-carpet-025It seems that beige dresses offset by sparkle were a real winner that night, with Rita Ora in a sequined gown.

grammy-awards-2015-red-carpet-004Jessie J brought the drama with a long sweeping gown embellished with appliques and beading.

grammy-awards-2015-red-carpet-027Taylor Swift went bold with a structure Elie Saab dress and fuchsia heels.

 

Valentines for Your Valentine

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We love basically any excuse to give cards, and Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day to give cards to people you care about. Luckily, the internet was made for card-givers. There are so many beautiful cards to choose from by designers and artists, that we almost wish Valentine’s Day wasn’t just one day of the year. The clever cards below are some of our favorites.
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Artist Spotlight: Paula Kovarik

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Looking for a textile artist to inspire your DIYs this weekend? Enter Paula Kovarik, an artist who uses her knack for design to create incredible quilts. The quilts feature intricate and organic designs with influences from science, history, and anything else that happens to inspire Kovarik. Once in the world of corporate communications, now she spends her time creating beautiful works of art that have garnered awards and national attention!roundandrounditgoes_paulakovarik.2012

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Lovely Library Inspiration

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Everyone loves a good adventure, but right now most of us would rather escape the cold weather than go exploring outside. Not to mention our homes are looking particularly inviting during this chilly season, especially since some of the best adventures can be had in the coziest nook of the home with a book! The libraries below will have you ready for a weekend indoors curled up with your favorite books.
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All-White Wardrobe

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This winter we’re seeing white, and it’s not just on the snow-covered streets. A new trend has taken the slippery sidewalks by snowstorm, and that is head-to-toe white. From the coat down to the boots, fashionistas are rocking all-white ensembles. Mixing whites isn’t off the table, making this look easy to style. The only foreseeable problem with this style? Keeping your pieces pristine! But if the dry cleaner isn’t an issue, why not rock it? GcYrbt75yuxRy0f-PNWmEob2

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DIY: Collared Blouse with Sew-Ons

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If you have a party to attend, or you’re looking to jazz up an outfit for your Valentine’s Day date, we have a DIY that will add a bit of flash to an ordinary piece! Make your outfit more exciting by taking a collared shirt or tank up a notch by adding rhinestone trim and sew-on pearls.
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What You’ll Need:

Collared Shirt
10mm Glass Pearl Beads
8mm Glass Pearl Bead
1/8” Metallic Rhinestone Chain
Needle and Thread
Scissors

DSC_01241. Sew the end of the rhinestone trim to the tip of the collar.

DSC_01272. Cut the trim to your desired length.

DSC_01333. Then repeat on the other side.

DSC_01414. Sew your pearls onto the tip of the collar above the rhinestone trim. Repeat on the other side.

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Spring Couture Week 2015 Recap

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Couture Week is one of our favorite events of the year because we get to see some of our favorite designers pull out all of the stops to make truly extravagant pieces. Here are a few of our favorites from the past week!KIM_1287The tunic-like jackets and skirts at Chanel were awash with color.

KIM_0081Elie Saab’s beautiful dresses were taken right out of a fairytale. The colors were soft and washed out, but the drama was in the floral beaded appliques.

 

KIM_0481The pieces at Armani Prive were inspired by bamboo, and had a very Asian-influenced vibe.

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The looks at Atelier Versace were daring and decidedly feminine, with floor length gowns in bold colors and spiraling cutouts.

Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!