Christmas in July with Sizzix | Simple and Elegant Golden Gift Wrapping

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Golden Gift Wrap at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Today’s idea is fast and functional CHRISTMAS gift wrap – yes, Christmas!  It’s Christmas in July with Sizzix this week and next, and I’m sharing today’s holiday inspiration: golden gift wrapping.  Gold is classic, and paired with Sizzix embossing folders and dies, you can make your small gifts, treats, and handmade goodies shine […]

Bright Scraps Statement Necklace

Scrapbook Paper Statement Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I think my favorite part about accessories is that it’s your best chance to really showcase your personality.  I mean, your outfit shows off your style – when you can, of course.  As your dress code allows.  But accessories always tell a story, too.  They’re what you wear every day.  And that’s what prompted me to […]

DIY Love-Themed Paper Wedding Lanterns

DIY Paper Wedding Lanterns at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, I found out by accident last week that a LOT of you are planning a wedding, helping to plan a wedding or a bridal shower, or collecting wedding ideas!  So I thought another piece of DIY wedding decor would be something fun to share.  Get your Sizzix machine ready for these love-themed paper wedding […]

Paper Butterfly Specimen Art

Paper Butterfly Specimen Art at www.happyhourprojects.com

Butterflies are such an icon of spring, aren’t they?  I would typically not say I’m butterfly-crazy, but I swear, every time spring finally arrives, I kind of am.  I love those beautiful butterfly art specimens, but it kind of weirds me out to hang a dead butterfly on my wall.  I gt it that they […]

Scrapbook Paper Wood Bangles

Scrapbook Paper Wood Bangle Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

For my paper-loving friends, I’ve got a fun idea today that’s easy to make and perfect for spring!  Make brightly-colored wood bangles with a bit of paint, paper, and Mod Podge to match your warm weather wardrobe, and you can be sure that what you’re wearing is one of a kind.  Best of all?  It’s […]

Ultimate Coffee Lover’s Handmade Valentine Card

Coffe Lovers Handmade Valentine Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love coffee.  I love people who love coffee.  I mean, I also love people who *don’t* love coffee, but there’s a certain camaraderie over a cup of joe… do you relate?  If you do, then I’ve got a fun design to share with you today, a Valentine card I recently sent to one of […]

“Thankful” Paper Turkey Table Decor & Activity for Thanksgiving

Thankful Paper Turkey Craft & Activity for Thanksgiving at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you getting your Thanksgiving craft on?  (I know, all  you friends in Canada have already filled up on turkey, haha.) But for my American friends, we’re just a few short weeks away from one of the BEST holidays all year!  So if you’re looking for an activity, some inexpensive table decor, or both – […]