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Floribunda: Projects & Printables

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

In our yard, we have five white Iceberg floribunda rose topiary trees that are twelve years old, and they bloom without fail each and every April through September. Floribunda in Latin means “many flowering” which is so true with ours, these roses bloom in multiple clusters of widespread petals. They also possess that intoxicating garden rose scent that fills the nose when you approach a bouquet so naturally the garden spiders share my affection for these blooms. 

floribunda roses garden spider

One of my favorite things to do with Adobe Illustrator is design flowers, there are endless ways to do it and countless blossoms to inspire. The latest project and printable was inspired by those roses just outside my window, the printable quote border was given a pinkish coral tint and includes a favorite garden quote.

if you have a garden printable 8x10

Also an embellished flour sack towel in a yellow colorway for the kitchen.

yellow floribunda rose flour sack towel

The flour sack towel was created with an iron on transfer which I’ve avoided for years. I’ve always had mixed feelings about iron on transfers, the pro is they allow you to apply any image you can create to fabric but the con is so often you’re left with that shiny glossy patch like applique that feels plasticy. But I tried it again, and this time I got a better result. To avoid that plastic glossy result, try these two tricks which worked for me:     

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Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I adored my Nana may she rest in peace, but my Dad’s mom who’s been gone these many years did not put any effort whatsoever into wrapping Christmas presents for her children and grandchildren. It was a seasonal joke in our family, we’d get gifts and only the front, I’m not kidding, only the front of the box was wrapped, and she laughed about it and made us all laugh too. It was one of the many things we found so endearing about her, so every year when Matt and I are up until midnight on Christmas Eve wrapping what “Santa” brought, I laugh to this day and say to him maybe we should just be more like my Nana.

However, when it comes to gifts for friends or extended family members, I do like to make an effort, if only to attach a sprig of berries to twill ribbon or tuck an evergreen clipping under a satin bow. Gift tags are a must at family gatherings and holiday get-togethers so I created a few of my own with Photoshop this year and I’m happy to share them with you!

printable holiday gift tags

 

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