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How to Add Flair to Your Wedding with DIY Paper Flower Templates

Adding flair to your wedding {or bridal shower} has never been easier. With the stunning DIY Paper Flower Templates from Natalie at Paper Flora you can create four lovely blooms ranging in size from 5" up to 18".

Each of the blooms shown below come in a downloadable PDF template that lets you create the pretty flower in four different sizes. You even receive a link to view the step-by-step video. These paper flowers are perfect for decorating the backdrop of your dessert table, or maybe for creating a lovely backdrop for photos.

3 basic supplies needed to re-create these blooms once the template is purchased:
♥ Paper
♥ Scissors
♥ Glue

Right now, thru Cyber Monday - receive 40% off the PETAL TEMPLATE ONLY - it's Natalie's biggest discount all year on her most popular styles.

How to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception
Click for 14 Ways to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception | Bring Warm Comfort to your Fall and Winter Weddings with a Coffee Bar and Keurig®
Please note: This is a sponsored post for Keurig Green Mountain®

The chillier wedding months are approaching so it’s time to bring some warm comfort to your fall and winter weddings.

One of the most unique and clever ways to do this is to set-up a DIY Coffee Bar at your wedding with a Keurig® brewing system taking the center stage for warm beverages without the wait.

How about Green Mountain Coffee® Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cup® pods for fall weddings and maybe a Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Coffee K-Cup® pods for winter weddings?

Do you know the best part when it comes to creating your very own coffee bar at your wedding reception? You get to bring the Keurig® brewer into your new home after the big day to start each day with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. {if coffee isn’t your thing - you can also use the Keurig® to make fresh batches of hot chocolate, cider, and even tea}

Here are 14 creative ideas to bring your very own indoor DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception to life {even a perfect idea for a bridal shower} . . .

1. Don’t forget about the Keurig® K575 brewer for as the star of the DIY Coffee Bar

2. A printable “Love is Brewing” sign {download your 5x7 print here}

3. Decorative chalkboards are perfect for names of the K-Cup® pods or type of roast

4. Pretty bowls to hold the coffee K-Cup pods in

5. A large collection of coffee mugs - can be all white, a mix of color, vintage, or even an eclectic mix {the choice is yours}

6. Use crates, cake stands, etc to vary the height of the items at the coffee bar for added interest

7. Don’t forget about some sweets for pairing with the coffee {cookies, mini muffins, pastries, donuts, it’s all good}

8. Cake stands, plates and bowls to present the display of yummy treats

9. Mini plates for guests to place their sweets on or cake stands for the sweets

10. Napkins {simple or decorative} - you can even rubber stamp something cute in the corner of them

11. Drink stirrers if you choose {can even hot glue on a fancy pom pom to a wooden stirrer}

12. Consider votive candles to bring a cozy feel to the coffee bar set-up

13. Tablecloth or pretty linen to present everything on

14. A large bowl to collect all the used coffee K-cup® pods in {you certainly don’t want a trash can next to the pretty coffee bar}

This list could go on and on…from bridal showers to wedding receptions, a DIY coffee bar featuring your Keurig® brewer is a must-have this fall!

The Perfect Blend Save the Date Card : Free Wedding Invitation Template Download

Today is a fun day as not only am I celebrating my 14th wedding anniversary today, it's also the day my oldest daughter started 4th grade. Lots happening all in one day . . .

In addition to that excitement, I have created a free printable Save the Date template for you that you can download and then bring into your favorite photo editing program {free or paid - think Canva vs. Photoshop}. Once you open the file, you can simple type in your personalized details and print away.

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See the super cute Perfect Blend Personalized Stamp on the top of the Save the Date? It's a self-inking rubber stamp from Holmes Stamp & Sign they created for me. I love it, and it's so easy to use - simply take off the cover, unlock and stamp away. I thought this particular one had the cutest stamp and needed to have a matching Save the Date template created for it. Oh, and if you use coupon code BRENDA at checkout - you can save 10% on your order from Holmes Stamp & Sign. The printable template comes with the coffee stain and the "Save the date" type already in place. You simply add your stamp to the top and add in the personalized type of your choice. The featured font for "Save the date" is called Mustache and can be found here.

Save 10% on wedding stamps with code BRENDA

Love the font used in this Save the date card template for "The Perfect Blend"? You can purchase the Mustache font here for just $15.

Creative Wedding DIY Ideas for Brides, Designers and Photographers

Spring is here which means it's officially wedding season and for the next few days you can grab an amazing bundle of design resources to let your imagination run wild.

This gigantic bundle is the must-have DIY package for invitation designers, creative brides and even photographers. In this package, you will find layer styles, vectors, watercolor elements, brushes, patterns, mockups, templates, actions, Lightroom presets, photo overlays, and more. All of this is just $39 {that's a savings of 99% if each part of the bundle was purchased separately}.

Hurry and Order this $39 Creative Wedding
Bundle of Graphics - The Savings End In . . .


This Design + Photography deal is a must-have for you if . . .

• You're a Creative Bride looking to DIY your Save the Dates, Invitations or the fun paper extras
• You're a photographer and want to offer Save the Dates / Engagement Cards in your packages
• You're an Invitation Designer looking to expand your library of graphics
• You're a web designer in the wedding industry and want fun graphics to include in your designs
• You're a designer and need mock-ups to showcase your designs in frames
• You're a creative person that loves to have extra designs on hand for when the design urge strikes

Don't Forget - this amazing $39 Design Bundle Ends Soon

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My Favorite Fonts for Spring Weddings + Parties

Last year I shared my favorite fonts for Spring, so today I thought I would share it again with a little updating. These 6 fonts are my favorites for Spring Weddings and Parties. For those of you that like to DIY a bit whether it's for invitations, menus, cupcake toppers or any fun paper goodies, these fonts will definitely add a fun flair to your printables. Which fonts are your favorites? I also have some cute rubber stamps that I'm sharing with you today. These are perfect for the DIYer. Simply create your design with a fun font, print it out and then finish off the paper good with a hand-stamped image for the perfect handmade touch. Update: this post was shared on Friday, but with the Easter weekend and myself trying to recover from a cold, I wanted to keep this post up for those that may have missed it. See you back here on Wednesday when I'll share with you an exciting feature I'm in.

Find the Fonts Here: 1. Aire, starting at $20 | 2. April Rain  starting at $16 | 3. Carlino starting at $17 | 4. Kids Scipt, starting at $32 | 5. Send Flowers, $24.95 | 6. Showcase, starting at $40