Fall Napkin Placecards

Ooooh…isn’t it getting beautiful outside? The leaves are changing colors and the fall weather is finally starting to break through the heat.   When I think of fall…I think of food. (Or maybe I just always think of food.)   And what is a good meal without some cute decor to spruce up the table? Today I wanted to share these cute napkin ties that double as placecards for a fall meal: As I was walking through a craft store, those giant wooden buttons just screamed at me to make something with them, and I […]

Happy Birthday Gift Bag

Hi there! It’s Tifany here, and I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but to me it seems that there are a whoooole lot of birthdays happening this time of year.  And where there are birthdays…there are gifts.  And where there are gifts…there is a need for cute gift bags.   Enter The Twinery and SRM Stickers: I took a plain glassine bag and jazzed it up with some birthday border stickers. Then I turned the flat glassine bag into a dimensional gift bag by folding it along the three closed edges (the same depth of fold on each […]

Easter Treat Bags

Hi there! It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD. Easter is almost here and I just love to celebrate such a joy-filled holiday.    In our family we try to remember that Easter isn’t about eggs, bunnies, or candy, but about the fact that our Lord was raised to life and that He lives! (And we are certainly thankful that He gave us eggs, bunnies, and candy to enjoy.) These decorated bags are a simple reminder – and as a bonus they hold a little treat. Each treat bag is topped with a paper doily […]

A sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Hi there!  It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD and today I’m sharing a delicious treat with you!   Okay, it’s not easy to share homemade, chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls through the internet…but I can at least share the recipe with you. (And the recipe makes plenty to share with friends and neighbors.)  You can find the recipe HERE.  I don’t pretend to be some master chocolatier – these aren’t the prettiest things. (In fact, my friends and I call them my “peanut butter blobs”.)  But they sure do taste good! Once you’ve got all […]

1-2-3-4 Whipped Body Butter

Hello! It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD. ‘Tis the season for homemade gifts and today I wanted to share with you this easy homemade whipped body butter, packaged in a cute little mason jar that is tucked inside a handmade box. To start, I first whipped up (pun intended!) a batch of body butter.  I came across a few homemade body butter recipes and wanted to give it a try, but didn’t want to go through the whole double boiler/heating process that they all required. I gathered a few basic ingredients and went to […]