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seamless pattern

In charlotte bloom, fun, i made this, ideas, Style, vero beach on October 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

Creating a seamless pattern is pretty important when getting into different realms of design. I used a tutorial from Creature Comforts (also a great blog!)  to help me create this seamless citrus design for gift wrap and fabric this past week!

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citrus print & gif by charlotte tripson

meet me in paris

In ideas, Style on October 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

Ventured to Paris  with my friend, Deb, in early September for a graduation getaway as well as a chance to visit the Paris Market for Decorative Arts!  Getting there seemed like it took 2 extra days because we kept missing connections due to delays.  It was everything I hoped it would be! Lots of walking, site seeing, too much wine and too many french cigarettes!   I packed for 2 weeks and ended up only wearing 3 outfits the entire time (mental note for next time).  My favorite part of the trip was spending a day at the Paris Flea Market.  It was by far the most amazing experience and I even walked away with 2 vintage Hermes scarves (eek!)   I can’t wait to return for longer than 6 days!

We found everything we wanted to see and do plus OUR amazing apartment in the Latin Quarters on Paris Perfect!

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bbq inspired straw flags

In i made this, ideas on October 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

Straw flags are super easy to make and look really great for presentation for bridal parties, bbqs, baby showers and weddings!  Paper straws work fine but if you can find plastic ones I say go with those – the paper straw kind of just melts away and tastes funny (but photographs oh so well) Today’s theme is bbq! First download the PDF file I made (below) and follow these super easy steps to making drinks look that much more adorable at your next partayyyy.

download bbq flag straw pdf here

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1.Print out the PDF (link above) after downloading to your computer (preferably on a sticker matted paper or card stock)

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2. cut out each individual flag ( I used a industrial cutter but scissors will do just fine!)

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3. make ribbon-like cuts at both ends / 4. Use double sided tape across full length of flag

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5. evenly mold the flag around the paper straw and voila!

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