St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting Party

March 10, 2014 - Filed under Other, St. Patrick's Day

Beer Tasting Kit from Talk Crafty To Me — Download the full kit for free!

It’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday beloved by beer drinkers the world over. Let’s face it, St. Patrick’s Day and beer go together like Thanksgiving and turkey… one just doesn’t feel right without the other. This year instead of sticking to the tried and true Irish favourite Guinness, why not host your own St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting Party and discover a whole new world of tasty brews? We’ve put together everything you need to host your own beer tasting party — except the beer of course!

Download the Beer Tasting Kit

  • Beer Tasting Placemats
  • Rating Scorecards
  • Numbers for Blind Tastings
  • Beer Trivia Quiz
  • Cheat Sheet of beer terms to help you describe what you’re drinking
  • Cupcake & food toppers
  • Toothpick Flags
  • Place cards/Food cards

How to throw a Beer Tasting Party


1. Pick a theme

Wether you’re supplying the beer or getting everyone to pitch in, it’s best to start with a theme. Since we’re talking St. Patricks Day, Ireland or Irish inspired beer is the obvious choice, but there are lots of other options: Read More…

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Get 20% off Holiday Cards

November 19, 2013 - Filed under Christmas

20% off Holiday Cards

Last year I featured Kathryn’s beautiful Winter Ski Weekend Print in our Handmade Gift Guide: Gifts for The Ski Bunny. This year Kathryn had turned that print into cheerful holiday cards and is giving Talk Crafty To Me readers 20% off.

Cards are 5″x7″, laser printed on smooth, semi-matte stock. Inside of card is blank for your personal greeting. 10 cards come with 10 basic white envelopes. Packaged in eco-friendly recycled cardboard folio.

Visit her Etsy Store to order using the coupon code MERRY to save 20%.

PS. She’s also offering to write personal inscriptions, address and mail directly for an additional fee. Offer valid until 12/25/13.

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Celebrate Summer — Free Printable Nature Hunt

June 21, 2013 - Filed under Children, Free Printables

I’ve been getting a lot of requests to share my Children’s Nature Hunt, so I thought what better way to celebrate the first day of summer than to release the new printable version! I hope you all enjoy!

Free Printable Nature Hunt

Click here to download the free printable

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Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2013 - Filed under Baking, Valentine's Day

I truly believe that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! So why not show how much you care by making some of these yummy treats for your the ones you love?

Sweet Treats for Valentines Day

1. Red Velvet Macarons   |   2. Valentine’s Dipped Rice Krispies   |   3. Pink Ice Cream Sandwiches   |   4. Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops   |   5. Stamped Candy Bags   |   6. Strawberry Vanilla Oreo Cookies   |   7. Sweetie Pies   |   8. Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts   |   9. Candy Cane Hearts

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Handmade Valentine’s Decor Ideas

February 6, 2013 - Filed under Valentine's Day

Get in touch with your inner cupid and use your love of crafting to create some easy and fun Valentine’s Day Decor.

Valentine's Decor Ideas

1. String of Hearts – Inspired by the classic paper chain, this heart shaped version is a cute way to brighten up your mantel.

2. Crayon Hearts – These translucent hanging hearts are easy to make from waxed paper and crayons. Hang them in a sunny window to fill your room with colourful cheer.

3. Heart-to-Heart Garland – A cute addition to any mantle, but I love they way they’ve used it on the headboard. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a room full of love on Valentine’s Day?

4. Valentine Heart Wreath – Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. This beautiful heart shaped wreath would make a great addition to any front door.

5. Candy & Tulip Bouquet – Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than candy and flowers, and this beautiful bouquet is the perfect way to combine them both into a gorgeous centerpiece.

6. Paint Chip & Paper Punch Garland – Nothing could be easier than this fun and festive galand made from paint chips and a heart shaped craft punch.

7. Edible Painted Dishes – Decorate your dishes with edible designs for an extra special dinner.

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Hugs & Kisses Tic Tac Toe – Free Printable

February 4, 2013 - Filed under Free Stuff, Valentine's Day

Spend some time with your Valentine playing this cute game of Hugs + Kisses Tic Tac Toe. This project makes a great Valentine for your kids to give out at school and is even fun for those adults who are just kids at heart. Simply print out the playing cards, and the X & O pieces, then cut them out with scissors or a craft knife.

Tip: You can use a craft punch to cut out circles for the playing pieces to save you time.

Valentine's Day - Hugs & Kisses TicTacToe

Download the Free Printable

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Cute & Crafty Valentines

February 1, 2013 - Filed under Valentine's Day

Whether you’ve been married for years, have a new crush or just want to show you care, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to remind someone how special they are.

You don’t need elaborate plans, or big, grand gestures, sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. These adorable handmade Valentines are cute & simple, and sure to make your special someone’s day.

Cute & Crafty Valentines

1. Magnifying Glass Valentines – This cute idea is easy to pull together with dollar store magnifying glasses, and this free printable.

2. Fruit Sticker Valentines – Forget all the sugar this year and go for something naturally sweet. These tiny stickers are an easy and thoughtful way to show you care.

3. Felt Fortune Cookies – Let your valentine know you feel fortunate to have them in your life with charming fortune cookies filled with treats or special messages.

4. My Heart Pops For You – Fill a ziplock bag with popcorn and slap on this free lable and you’ve got a cute and yummy valentine.

5. Cupid’s Arrow – Another dollar store project, perfect for classmates. Fun pencils attach to this free printable, to make Cupid’s arrow. (You could also use pixie sticks)

6. Banana’s For You! – Check your local candy store for bulk candy bananas, and create this adorable monkey valentine. All you need is a couple of craft punches.

7. Pom Pom Monsters – These cute little monsters make an adorable valentines and they’re easy to throw together with a few craft store supplies.

8. Lucky in Love Scratch-off Card – Did you know you can make your own scratch-off solution by mixing 2 parts metallic acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid? Now you can make your own lucky in love scratch card with secret date ideas hidden beneath.

9. I’d SNAP at the chance Valentine – Let this cute little alligator deliver your valentine message this year. Warning there is a lot of cutting and folding involved in this project… but seriously, how cute is it?!

10. I love you to pieces – I LOVE Reese’s Pieces, so this idea hit’s a soft spot for me, complete with a free printable.

11. Whoopie! It’s Valentines Day – This cute Whoopie cushion valentine is fun for kids of all ages!

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Indoor Snowball Fight

January 28, 2013 - Filed under How-to, Inspiration, Yarn

My apologies for the lack of posting around here lately. Things have been quite busy, and I just haven’t had the time. My family came to visit us in Mexico over the holidays, and we spent a big chunk of time searching for a new apartment. Then, we just barely got settled in the new place before Mike’s parents came down for a visit. They’re still here for another week, so posting has taken a bit of a back seat. But hey… with all the crazy holiday craftying in December, you probably enjoyed the break.

As I mentioned we’re in Mexico, and although I LOVE not having to shovel snow, there are parts of the fluffy white stuff that I do occasionally miss. When I came across this adorable idea for an indoor snowball fight I was instantly smitten, and knew I just had to share it with you.

Indoor Snowball Fight

You can use a pom pom maker like this one from Clover ($8.00 USD).

Clover Pom Pom Maker

Or you can always use the good ol’fashioned cardboard way: (Download Template Here)

How To Make a Pom Pom

Download Template Here

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It’s a wrap! Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

December 14, 2012 - Filed under Christmas

It’s a wrap! I’m off on vacation until January, but before I go I wanted to leave you with one last post. This one is all a about gift wrap ideas, to put the finishing touches on all those wonderful handmade gifts you’ve worked so hard on!

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season! Thanks for reading!

Gift Wrapping ideas

Stamped Gift Wrap | Paper Snowflake Wrapping | Hand Stamped Fabric Gift Wrap | Washi Tape Gift Wrap | Paint Chip Garland | Kraft Paper & Felt ideas | Reindeer Wrapping Paper | Hand-drawn Giftwrap | Follow The Arrow Wrapping Paper

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Handmade Gift Guide Round Up

December 14, 2012 - Filed under Christmas

Only 10 days left till Christmas, but don’t worry that’s still plenty of time to create special handmade gifts. If you’re still looking for some inspiration however, have a look through our Handmade Gift Guide Series for some great ideas for pretty much everyone on your list.

Handmade Gift Guides:

2011 Handmade Gift Guides:

Handmade Holidays

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