Avery | Oh Happy Day Banner

Avery x Amy Tangerine

Today I'm back with another project in collaboration with Avery. This time I'm making an "Oh Happy Day" banner using their printable perforated sheets and their easy-to-use design software. Avery Design & Print Online makes it super easy to create custom designs you can print at home. It's completely free to use and offers a selection of pre-designed template to customize. You can also choose to start from scratch and import your own artwork onto any of the templates. The easiest way to get started at Avery Design & Print Online is to enter your product number. In this case it was 80507 - Avery Matte White Banner Paper. Creating a free account allows you to save your projects and access it from any computer. 

Avery x Amy Tangerine

I decided to go with a fun, upbeat phrase that can be used for a wide variety of situations, including weddings, graduations, summer parties, birthdays, baby showers...the list is endless!

Avery x Amy Tangerine

In regards to printing your own artwork, I recommend printing your designs on a plain sheet of lightweight copy paper first and then lining it up with the Avery banner paper and ensuring that your letters are in the correct alignment by holding both sheets up to a light source. Full disclosure: I learned this the hard way ;) 

Avery x Amy Tangerine

Once I had all of the pages printed, I carefully popped out each banner piece from the perforation.

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Next, I grabbed some of my Knot + Bow twine and began threading it through the holes in the letters.

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From there, I hung the banner on the wall using a few strips of washi tape and did some rearranging to space out each letter evenly.

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Oh happy day! It's always exciting to see a fun craft project come together!

Avery x Amy Tangerine

Look how cute the banner looks with this gorgeous wooden wedding signage! For more ideas, check out this video:

Thanks to Avery for sponsoring this post. You can find the digital download below for the 80507 - Avery Matte White Banner Paper. If you happen to use this, please use #fangerine and #amytangerine - would love to see the projects on social media!

FREE DOWNLOADS: Oh Happy Day Banner .avery file

New Los Angeles + Summer Stamps!

New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
Los Angeles Clear Stamps | Amy Tangerine

These are the Los Angeles stamps.

New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
Summer Clear Stamps | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine
New Stamps! | Amy Tangerine

These were so fun to work on in the studio! And admittedly, we have gone a bit flamingo crazy. If you have the set from Whim So Doodle and you get both of these brand new limited edition sets, you will have all three and they are all different. The sets are 4x6 photopolymer clear stamps and made in the USA. Grab them while you can in the shop!

Motivational Monday | Work In Progress

Amy Tangerine | Don't be the same. Be better.

I strive to be a better version of myself. Some days it's easier than others, but I'm a work in progress. Trying to grow and evolve and be the best version of myself. Especially lately, I've found myself turning inward and examining different ways I can do better. Do you all have any tips on how you approach this during particular challenging times? Would love to hear about it and any favorite quotes in the comments below!

I'm using this watercolor set from Michaels and a waterbrush that I love by Tim Holtz/Ranger.

Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play

Thomas & Friends car

We were going to wait for daddy to come home from work to put Jack's new Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play together. Although Jack has never watched Thomas on TV, he is obsessed with the trains and also the books. I got a little too excited about the arrival of his new gift from Dynacraft, so I decided to set up the camera and just try to do put it together ourselves. Jack was really into the entire process and helping along every step of the way.

Thomas & Friends Push N Play

Here is the little video of the process.

Our friends at Dynacraft want to give away a Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play to one of you! Even if you don't have kids of your own around this age (Jack is two and a half) you probably know someone who will enjoy it. This giveaway is open to the US only. Leave a comment below and earn extra entries too! Comments will close 7/18 at midnight and a winner will be announced on 7/19. Good luck, friends! UPDATED: Thanks to all who entered! The giveaway winner is Kristi M! CONGRATS! Please email us back so we can arrange your prize!

Halfway there - 2016 photo a day project

Hard to believe this year is over halfway over. I've been using Collect Photo App to document a photo a day. So nice to see a slice of this year that is just FLYING by.

It's a great modern way to keep your memories on your phone and computer. I think my game plan will be to print these out and scrapbook them very simply. Or I may just stick them in sleeves as a snapshot of the year since I am very behind on my memory keeping. Hope that makes you all feel better considering this is part of my job! The Collect Photo App is easy to use and how fun are these collages from 2015?! 

I've found that I do best with daily projects I don't necessarily have to commit to everyday. Does that even make sense? You can easily go back and document the entire month in one go or choose a photo every day as you go. I like that you can also cheat (shh!) if you don't have a photo to use on any given day. Do you have any apps you like to use that help make documenting your memories nearly effortless as well?