Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving weekend! I’d say Thanksgiving is probably my favourite holiday – not just because it’s my birthday weekend, but also because I think it’s awesome to have a day of the year that’s specifically dedicated to giving thanks. This year in particular, I’m thankful for a lot of things – my family, first and foremost… my new job that I love, being in Canada… and so very much more!
So, I decided to create a printable for you and your families to share what you’re thankful for!
These printables are configured to print on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper – there are two files – one that says “I’m thankful for…” and one that is blank. You can use the blank one as a place card, or a note, or … well whatever you like.
To get the printable, surf on over to the Superflash Creative Facebook Page – click like, and then click the “free downloads” button in the tool bar – you’ll see all the free printables I’ve offered over time, and if you click back at any time, you’ll be able to see all the new content that’s added as well!
Happy Sunday, and May The Fourth Be With You! Are you a Star Wars fan? Today’s the day for you to celebrate! Are you doing anything special to mark Star Wars day? Dressing up as your favourite character maybe? Or just wishing this wonderful greeting to everyone you meet?
Here’s a little art piece I created in Photoshop. I’m thinking of using Yoda as a full resolution printable – what’s your favourite Star Wars quote?
Share in the comments below, and let me know what you’re doing to mark Star Wars Day this year!
It’s almost Easter and that has me thinking about Easter baskets! Every good basket needs a tag, so I’ve created these printable chalkboard tags for you to download and share with all the little bunnies in your life! Simply download the high resolution PDF file, print, punch, tie and go!
To download the PDF file, click HERE and hit “save as”.
- ribbon or double-sided tape
1. For best results, print on heavy cardstock. Print and carefully cut along the edges of each tag.
2. Use the tags by either punching through a corner and attaching with ribbon, or attaching to a treat bag with double-sided tape. Use the tags to embellish Easter baskets, candy jars, treat bags or any other gift you’re giving this Easter – Enjoy!
Okay everyone – tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Did you manage to get your hands on the coolest Valentine’s ever? My printable Doctor Who Valentine’s are still available on
Etsy, ** EDIT: now available HERE for 2016 ** but if you want something quick and free, or you want to supplement the Etsy 4-pack, I created one more matching card.
You can find it at the Superflash Creative facebook page – all you have to do is “like” the page, and then click the “Free Downloads” tab. You’ll be able to download the full resolution version of this printable card (with no website tag at the bottom), as well as all of the previously released freebies!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Okay, so I’m still completely obsessed with Doctor Who – the more I watch, the more I want to be the Doctor’s next companion. But seeing as how that can’t happen, I’ll just design stuff to feed my obsession. My latest output? Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Cards, available now on
Etsy! Edit: This file is now available HERE for 2016
I designed them as a one-page printout, with all four cards on one page. They feature my two favourite aliens – The Dalek’s and the Adipose (both looking unbelievably cute – I think it’s the eyes!), as well as the TARDIS and the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.
For a quick Doctor Who freebie Valentine’s Day card, surf on over to the Superflash Creative facebook page, like the page, and click on the Free Downloads button 🙂
I dunno about you, but I’d be pretty stoked to receive one of these! Anyone out there have suggestions for more themed Valentine’s Day cards? I still have a couple of weeks to get some done. Leave notes in the comments!
To celebrate 200 likes on Facebook, I’ve decided to host a giveaway! Up for grabs are 2 custom designed holiday cards. They can be for whatever holiday you want – Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, New Years, Festivus, Kwanzaa, whatever you want! You can tell me your preferred colour, style, if you want me to include a photo, you’re welcome to send it over. Want a particular wording in a special font? I can do that too. I will design something for you and one friend of your choosing. You’ll get a low resolution that you can email to friends or add to facebook, as well as a high resolution version that you can submit to a site like VistaPrint so that you can print as many cards as you like!
Interested? Enter using Rafflecopter, below!
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For Halloween this year, I decided to create a wreath for our front door. But I didn’t want to do the traditional orange and black – instead I opted for something a little more glamorous. That’s how I came up with the Glitzy Glam Halloween Wreath. It was also important to me that I didn’t spend too much time or money on it – all of the products used to create the wreath were bought at either Dollar Tree or at Michael’s just last week when they had a sale on Halloween items (I also enjoy shopping the week after Halloween for great discounts on products for next year!). Time wise, it only took me about an hour or two to create the wreath.
The supplies I used were:
– aluminum wire, bent into circles
– thinner jewellery wire
– glue gun
– 4 silver & black skull garlands (Dollar Tree)
– 1 magenta & black bat garland (Dollar Tree)
– 1 wired silver skull garland (Dollar Tree)
– 1 black sparkly LED foam skull (Dollar Tree)
– 1 bunch of black roses with spiders (Dollar Tree)
– 28″ of black sparkly ribbon (Michael’s)
– 1 magenta floral spray (Michael’s)
Note: if you need a bigger view of the process shots, just click on the photo!
|| Step 1: Arrange aluminum wire into circle forms. Mine measured at 14″ diameter for the outside circle and 10.5″ diameter for the inside circle. Attach the two with wire “joints” – it doesn’t have to be too sturdy, since the garland will wrap around the forms. Just enough to keep them centered and spaced out while you work. Now, I used the aluminum circles because I happened to have the wire on hand – if you prefer, you can use a wreath form, pool noodle, or anything else that forms a circle!
|| Step 2: Once your circles are formed, you can begin wrapping your garland around the form. I used about 1 length of garland per quarter of the wreath, for 4 garlands in total. When I started, and came to the end, I used a drop of warm glue (I didn’t use the hot setting for fear of melting the plastic) to secure the garland to the wreath form.
|| Step 3: After the black & silver skull garland was in place, I used one length of the black & magenta bat garland as an accent. I wrapped it around loosely, just to give the wreath a bit of colour.
|| Step 4: To give the wreath a bit of dimension, I cut small (about 5-10″) lengths of the wired skull garland that I wanted to stick out from the wreath. To secure the wired garland, I simply moved aside a bit of the fluffy garland (in an area where it was not glued down) and wrapped the wire around the aluminum frame. Then once it was secure, I took the end that was sticking out of the wreath and twirled it around my finger to create a little curl.
|| Step 5: At this point, the wreath should be taking a pretty good shape, and looking almost like the final product! This is a good time to cut your length of ribbon (I used about 28″ to hang it on my door from a screw – some people like to cut a super long ribbon and hang it from an upside down hook on the inside of the door – like this – but I prefer the inside of my door to be clean and free – either way, it’s your choice!)
|| Step 6: Now that you know where the top & centre of your wreath is, you can add your embellishments! I used a magenta floral spray that I got for 50 cents at Michael’s, one black rose at the bottom corner and a spider from the same arrangement at the top left of the wreath, and a foam sparkly skull with a control on the back to give it LED lit-up eyes). I used low-temp glue from the glue gun to set them all in place.
And… voila! Here is the final product, hanging on my door & ready for trick-or-treaters! If you have any questions about any steps in the process, please leave them in the comments. And if you make a wreath like this one, please link it up! I’d love to see it! (As always – all link party linkups are on the “connect” page!)