Decorated Binder Clips are Fun Duct Tape Crafts

This duct tape crafts project was inspired by Scotch duct tape.

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I have a weakness for office supplies. I can’t even hide it. If it’s kind of cute, or brightly colored, I’m looking at it and probably pondering a purchase. The biggest problem is that they tend to be on the pricier side. You can dress up your plain ol’ office supplies quickly and easily. This is a perfect back to school project, and duct tape crafts have become so popular recently.

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Baby Shower Invitations from Tiny Prints

This Baby Shower Invitations post was brought to you by Tiny Prints.  All opinions are my own.

 

For a while, it seemed that everyone I knew was pregnant or had a baby that was just a couple months old.  Every weekend, I had another baby shower to attend.  While some of these ladies had cute baby shower invitations, many did not.  Tiny Prints has some super adorable baby shower invites

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The All Things Glitter invites are super cute.  Sorta handmade-scrapbooky looking, but without all the work and mess.  They have ones for Boys and for Girls.

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Tips for Letter Writing

In the digital age, there are a lot of skills that we seem to have lost.  One such skill is the art of letter writing.  While most of us keep in touch via email, text, or social media, everyone still likes to get a card or a letter in the mail.  Here are some easy to follow tips for letter writing that really make your note stand out.

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Great Stationery

There are so many options for pretty stationery in the marketplace these days.  It used to be that you had to go to a fancy schmancy store and spend a small fortune to get a set of cute cards or a nice writing set.  I just got a bunch of fabulous cards at a big box store for $1 and $2 per set. 

You can even get monogrammed or customized stationery easily and inexpensively.  Or, you can make your  own personalized stationery.  With signature stamps, you could have just about anything that’s now personalized.  Like a DIY “From the Desk of _____” set.  Don’t want to use your real signature?  Get your name or phrase done in a great font that you love. 

Don’t be afraid of personality!

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A Nice Pen

A nice pen makes writing a joy.  Of course, I’m kind of a pen snob.  For my everyday pens, I like a fine point gel ink.  And when I can get away with it, I use a crazy fun color.  Yes, I have been known to turn in reports that are written in purple, lime, or  forest green. 

I will admit – sometimes I even use a very fine tip marker, like a dual-tipped scrap booking marker, for my letter-writing. 

Of course, there are tons of really fantastic pens that are readily available.  No one is saying you need to use a Mont Blanc pen, but look into something other than the 10 for $1 pens that are out there. 

 

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Decent Handwriting

With such little opportunity to practice our penmanship, our handwriting skills do deteriorate.  No one’s expecting you to write like a professional calligrapher, but we do need to be able to decipher your writing. 

Plus, you’ll need to legibly write the address when you mail your letter.  The main point is for your letter to get there, right? 

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A Return Address Stamp

Until I got a return address stamp, I was like “Oh, I’ll just use these free labels I got in the mail” or I’d handwrite my address. 

No more.  I now have a great self-inking return address stamp that has a monogram and my address on it.  I must say, I really think that it lends an air of sophistication to anything that I send out. 

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Fancy Stamps

The post office has all kinds of fancy pants stamps available.  Ask to see the assortment at the counter.  Sure, that means that you have to wait in line, but it also means that you can get something that really matches your personality.

What is your favorite tip for writing letters or sending cards? 
 

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Paper Culture for Christmas & Holiday Cards

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In the last few years, there’s been a proliferation of places to get customized printing done & stationery made.  One of the most popular things to get done is either announcements or holiday cards, usually with your own photos incorporated.  Paper Culture is one such company that I was totally unfamiliar with. 

While you can upload your photos to their cards to make them more personal, they have tons that you don’t have to upload a photo to, as well.  I’m going to admit it – I would feel weird sending out Christmas Cards that are a picture of me, since I don’t have kids!  And I’m sure people that were on the receiving end might think that was a bit odd too. 

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Minted $50 Gift Card Giveaway & Review

Have you heard of Minted?  I, myself, was unfamiliar with the site until just a couple weeks ago.  Minted is a site that offers all types of printed items that you can customize.  They have a little bit of everything, from business cards to invitations, announcements, and calendars, as well as other stationery items.  Many of these items are designed by small, indie designers, too. 

Minted is particularly excited about their Holiday Card offerings.  A few of my favorite of their Christmas cards:

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Our First Noel Holiday Card – Great for those with new babies, newly married or engaged, or even if you have a new pet.  Simple, understated, and elegant. 

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$50 Tiny Prints Gift Card Giveaway – WW

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Tiny Prints is known for their amazingly great stationery designs.  Ranging from labels and stickers to notebooks, invitations, and day planners, there's something for everyone! 

Tiny Prints has graciously provided How Was Your Day a $50 gift card to use on the Tiny Prints site.  You can use your gift card on just about anything on the site.  A few limitations apply as to products this can be used on, but not too many.  You'll also get free standard or USPS shipping!   Open worldwide, too!

Wanna win?  Enter in the easy Rafflecopter form after the jump

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Back to School Organizational Tips with Tiny Prints

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It’s Back to School time again, and you know what that means.  The kids – they’ll be somewhere else for a good part of the day!!  It also means that everyone needs to get organized and on a schedule.  Tiny Prints is here to help. 

Tiny Prints has all kinds of great ideas and products to help get ready for Back to School. 

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Mom Contact Cards – These are like business cards, but for moms.  You can add any info you want, like your kids’ names, your email address, and a phone number.  Give them to your kid's teachers, so they can easily contact you if an issue arises.

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Tiny Prints Birthday Invitations for Adults

It’s Summertime- and you know what that means.  Lots and lots of get-togethers.  Block parties.  Birthdays.  BBQs.  Family Gatherings.  Weddings.  Bridal Showers.  Heck, in my life, there’s a ton of baby showers.  And you know that you’re gonna need invitations. 

However, we’re gonna focus on birthday invitations for adults.  Because the most awesome people have summer birthdays.  Like yours truly!  TinyPrints has a really great selection of invitations for everyone.

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Magnificent Mustache – How great are these for a guy's birthday? 

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