9 Ways To Use Scrapbook Paper Scraps


As a scrapbooker for over 12 years, you can imagine the amount of scrapbook paper scraps in my craft stash. I keep my scraps in folders by color and sometimes subject. The scrapbook paper scraps come in handy when I am crafting with my Silhouette or making a card. I am always looking for ways to use up my paper scraps. Here a round up of 11 creative ways to craft with … [Read more...]

National Scrapbook Day Sale, New Release and Free Template


It's May and time for National Scrapbook Day! Simply Kelly Designs is celebrating with a sale in my Simply Kelly Designs store, a new release and a free template! NSD Sale Everything in my Simply Kelly Designs store is 50% off from now through Monday, May 4, 2015! The sale includes my new release. The sale makes many of my single templates on sale for $1! Shop now! If you … [Read more...]

How I Survived A Craft Fail


I was brainstorming gift ideas to make my SNAP secret sister when I thought of making her a mini snack tote filled with her favorite snacks. I found a blank mini white canvas tote and decided to personalize it with printable heat transfer vinyl in my secret sister's favorite colors: coral and turquoise. Little did I know that I was headed for a lot of frustration and a craft … [Read more...]

How To Make A Custom Chipboard Word Album With The Silhouette


I had an amazing time at the SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last week. Making and giving gifts is one of my favorite activities so I signed up to be a SNAP secret sister. I was thrilled that my assigned secret sister is a talented papercrafter because I love paper! I decided to make my SNAP sister a custom chipboard word album using papers with her favorite colors: … [Read more...]

Printable Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

Printable Watercolor Mother's Day cards from Simply Kelly Designs #mothersday #card #printable #watercolor

I'm currently in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Little America Hotel for the SNAP Conference. A group of crafty bloggers attending the conference have gotten together to do an Ultimate Blog Hop of projects that can be done in a SNAP - 15 minutes or less. A huge thank you to Abbey of The Cards We Drew) for organizing this blog hop! Up first is my printable watercolor Mother's Day … [Read more...]

DIY Have Courage And Be Kind Shirt


The day before we left on our recent Disney Cruise, my daughter asked me to make her a "have courage and be kind" shirt. The quote is from Disney's new Cinderella movie. This request probably shouldn't have surprised me since we had seen the that movie together four times! We packed princess dresses for Kara to wear to meet the princesses but she chose to wear her have … [Read more...]

Dear Graduate: Write Yourself A Letter


This post is part of a campaign with Tiny Prints and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own. One of my last AP English assignments my senior year in high school was to write a letter to myself. When Mrs. Horn told us about this assignment, my friends and I didn't really think very much about it. I wrote my letter and put it in an envelope addressed to myself at my then … [Read more...]

DIY Future Mr. Darcy Onesie

Future Mr. Darcy Onesie by Simply Kelly Designs #onesie #baby #PrideAndPrejudice #MrDarcy #SilhouetteChallenge #SilhouetteRocks #heattransfervincyl #HTV #simplykellydesigns

I love to read and one of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I often watch Pride and Prejudice while I am folding laundry and before too long the laundry has folded itself. The long eloquent speeches by Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy are my favorite parts of the book/movie. My husband reminds me a lot of Mr. Darcy. He is a man of few … [Read more...]

Have Courage and Be Kind Printable Bookmark


I have seen Disney's new Cinderella movie once every weekend since it was released in theaters. That numbers 4 if you didn't know. I love everything about the movie. The casting is superb and the soundtrack is enchanting. Disney spared no expense in the details which made the movie even more perfect. I could watch the scene where Cinderella and Prince Charming dance over and … [Read more...]

Thank You For A Picture Perfect Year Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holder

Thank You For A Picture Perfect Year Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holder by Simply Kelly Designs #teacherappreciation #giftcardholder #craftlightning #printable #papercrafting #cards #simplykellydesigns

This school year is flying by and our teacher appreciation week is fast approaching. I like to give my children's teachers a handmade gift and a gift card for teacher appreciation. This year I am going to dress up the gift card with this "Thank You For A Picture Perfect Year" gift card holder in the shape of a camera. It's definitely an appropriate gift because I am not often … [Read more...]