Sunday, February 1, 2015

We've Moved!

To make our blog space a little better and life a little more simple our blog has moved to http://cherryblossompaper.com/blog/ Thanks!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January Newsletter!

It's 2015! I love the fresh start that each new year brings and the renewal of hopes and expectations for the coming year. And it doesn't hurt when there are lots of fun things to begin the year with!
Valentine Party! Come have fun making special Valentines using our tools and supplies, plus learn a few new tips and tricks. $15.00 per person. February 7th from 10am-noon. Please call us at 402-376-1808, email lacey@cherryblossompaper.com, or stop in to sign up.
 
For the rest of the school year, we are going to try something a little different with children's art classes. At this point we have varied ages of children coming to both the Monday and Thursday class, so we are just going to open up both days to ages 4-10. We just ask that parents specify which day they will be bringing their children for Jan-May via email (lacey@cherryblossompaper.com) or call 402-376-1808.  If we get too many signed up for one day, we may open up another day of the week for class also. Please don't switch days without notifying us first. If you have any questions, just email, facebook message, or give us a call.
January 26th: Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm  (last Monday of the month)
January 29th: Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (same lesson as 26th, last Thursday of the month)
And it's that time of year again, instead of our usual DIY...Valentine's Day Kit Contest!
Enter for a chance to win the supplies pictured above. You can enter each time you stop in the store for more chances to win. For even more chances to win, enter via facebook. Local entries only please, kit must be picked up at our brick and mortar location, 226 N. Main St. in Valentine, NE.
We hope you dream big, sparkle more and shine bright in 2015!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jewelry Displays / Organizers

We make a little bit of jewelry and we take it on consignment from a couple of people, the majority of it coming from the talented Lizzie Heinert. Anyway, we have a large selection and so we've had to come up with some creative displays that I thought I'd share.
Necklace lampshade
Book ring holder
Vintage drawer on lazy susan
Mom actually made this cute chair shelf to hold hand and tea towels, but it works for jewelry too :)
Crib rail
Frame hair clip and necklace holder
Altered vintage suitcase
Vintage wrought iron hanger, actually originally for necklaces?
Lizzie made this cool fork hanger
Drawer with key hooks

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Newsletter!

Happy December! It's that crazy time of year again! I've started adding crushed candy canes to my morning coffee :)

Extended Holiday Hours: Open Sundays from 1-5pm, open until 8:00pm on the 20th, 22nd, and 23rd.

December 29th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm 
December 30th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday instead of Thursday because of Christmas)


Instead of our regular DIY, this month we have free printable holiday party invites. A big thanks to the Friends of the Library for inviting me to speak at their "Entertaining for the Holidays" Event. These are the three holiday themes I presented on, and the free printable invites, as promised :). 
The first theme is a super simple way to make your table setting and invites festive and fun. Simply use washi tape.
To create this invite, just print out the invite on 5x7 white cardstock, stick washi tape pieces on the bottom and draw flames on the top of them for candles. To view and print, click HERE. (to print 5x7, open your print dialog box, click on page setup, and change the size from 8.5x11 to 5x7)
The second theme is a more traditional and elegant Christmas tree theme.
 
To create this invite, print out the invite on 5x7 white cardstock. Also, print out the Christmas tree pattern. Then cut it out and use the pattern to cut the invite into a Christmas tree shape. To view and print the invite, click HERE.
The last theme is a rustic natural theme.
To create this invite, print it out on 5x7 cream cardstock. Then cut 1/4 inch off of all sides. Cut a 5x7 rectangle from brown paper and glue the invite onto the brown paper, centering it. To view and print, click HERE.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of peace, love, and joy!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cotton Bouts

This sweet North Carolina bride sent me photos of her beautiful wedding that I made the boutonnieres for via an Etsy order. So nice to see what they actually look like in the wedding!
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Vintage music sheet leaves, guinea feathers, cotton bolls, vintage buttons, and vintage seam binding ribbon.
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Such a beautiful wedding!
Akins Photography
All photography by Akins Photography, to see more pictures of this beautiful wedding visit their site here: akinsphtography

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Christmas scenes in vintage jar and ornament box
Vintage deer in covered cigar boxes, covered suitcase, and ornaments
Vintage ornament frame display
Church attendance board turned advent calendar with vintage decorations
Vintage honeycomb snowmen turned into garland and vintage ornaments on tree
Vintage silver trees and some vintage ornaments on chalkboard advent calendar

Friday, November 7, 2014

November Newsletter!

It's starting to get a little chilly out there, but that means hot cider and cocoa, glowing fireplaces, and holiday time with friends and family is on it's way! So excited to share our November news with you.
November 22nd: Friends of the Library is hosting a free event, "Entertaining For The Holidays" at the library. I will be doing a presentation at 10:00am and am getting super excited about the ideas/demos I'm going to share!
November 23rd: Holiday Preview starting at 1:00pm!
November 20th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (a week early due to Thanksgiving)
November 24th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm 

We have a fun Thanksgiving holiday DIY for you this month.
Turkey place cards and pumpkin favor bags. To make the turkeys, cut a 2 and 1/2 x 12 inch strip of decorative cardstock in a fun fall color. Fan-fold the paper back and forth. I made my folds about 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide.
Next, cut a 1/2 inch wide by about 5 inches long strip of cardstock and glue it to the bottom side of your last fold.
Glue the other side of your accordion to the rest of your strip, putting a little extra glue in the middle.
Then cut or punch out two circles. One 1 inch and the other 2 inches in diameter.
Chop off the bottom of the larger circle and glue the smaller circle to the top of it for the head and body of the turkey.
Poke some brads through the head for eyes, using a marker to make pupils on them. Then cut out a tiny yellow triangle for the beak.
Glue the beaks on. Then cut out a 1 x 2 inch cardstock rectangle for your names to be written on. Glue that behind your turkey's head, or poke one of his brad eyes through it to hold it in place and write a guest's name on the rectangle. Finally, glue the turkey body onto your fan-fold tail feathers. 
The pumpkin favor bag is pretty self-explanatory. Just fill a small brown paper bag with goodies, tying it tight about halfway down. I used a die cut to cut out a leaf, but you could draw a simple leaf to cut out or use a tag also. I tied the leaf on with brown manilla twine. Then twist the top of your bag to make the stem.
Hope you have a wonderful month! We are so thankful for all of our wonderful customers and supporters, you inspire us!