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Betsy the Paper Pinwheel.

I made my first paper pinwheel (or paper rosette, or paper piece of folded perfection, or whatever you want to call it). It looks like this:

Her name is Betsy. Betsy wanted to peek outside my window. I’m planning on embellishing her with some scalloped-edged ephemera (of a vintage French text) and a button or two. And then maybe I’ll make some friends for her and string them all together and make a little friendship garland. Not sure. But this little DIY Pinwheel thingy from Style Me Pretty is what I used to guide me in Betsy’s creation. And, amazingly, it worked! I say “amazingly” not because I expected the lovely people at Style Me Pretty to lack effective explanation, but rather because I sometimes lack effective following-crafty-directions skills.

DIY travel-inspired wedding invites

The melange of vintage and modern stamps and the map-lined envelopes are just two of the many reasons why I’ve been fawning over these travel-inspired wedding invites made by Holly from Nothing But Bonfires (a new find). Please check out Holly’s blog HERE. It’s brilliantly entertaining.

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I just discovered the clock stamps (above) sitting nonchalantly on my dad’s kitchen counter. I thought they had to be the coolest, most aesthetically pleasing items in my dad’s possession. (No offense, Dad.) I immediately thought they were vintage, but he quickly corrected me. So now I need to hightail it to my local post office and see if I can get my paws on some of my own.