4th of July – U.S.A. Flag and other Printables

4th printables

I made some red-white-and-blue flag-things for fun. You could put them in cupcakes, or as bookmarks or whatever.


Download the pdf and print on card stock. Cut, fold, glue. Easy peasy.

Here are some other fun things people have made:

At Somewhat Simple – Two super simple and adorably patriotic milk carton-style treat boxes!

At Tatertots & Jello – Patriotic Medallion Party Printables for parties or decor.

The two above are part of a blog hop so you find lots more inspiration there.


From Sketch to Card: He’s Two! Birthday Card for Nephew Aaron

Beginning Sketch

I don’t always make a sketch, but this time I had an idea while I was watching tv so I grabbed one of the many notebooks I have.

Papers Chosen

When I had time to make the card, I grabbed some papers I thought would be a fun color palette for a 2-year-old. Plus, I knew we were going to “Jumpin Up” for the party: a bright primary colored place with lots of jumpy structures.

In Progress - trying different papers/colors

I played with the colors a little. I originally thought I’d use the light blue circle on the right side. But when I tried the green, it really made the yellow stand out.

The silver is washi tape from S.E.I. and the papers are from a pad I’ve had for ages. I traced the number from a chipboard number I got with a set from JoAnne’s long ago.

Finished Card for Aaron

Here’s the final product. And a blurry picture of the birthday boy at play

Aaron's day

He’s 2. I shouldn’t expect him to be able to stand still on his birthday, should I?

Free Patterns: 5 Quick Knits to Make in Time for Easter Baskets


I made this little chick for my niece when she was less than a year old. She’s 5 now and still plays with it! The pattern is from “Just Crafty Enough” Kat and is free for you to make: Free Pattern: Easter Peeps.



Find More Easter Crafts and activity ideas on my Pinterest Board.

You might also like to look at the non-candy items I picked out for Easter Baskets over on Skinny Scoop.