Your Guide to Snowy Christmas Decor

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If you have decided on the idea of decorating your home or office with a snowy Christmas theme, then we have some resources for you here at Printable Haven.

Snow decor can look chic and sophisticated. If done correctly, snowy white decor can create a tranquil Christmas atmosphere in your home or office. Using white or cream accents can offset darker colors that you may have in furniture or wall paint. This can bring all of the attention on your decor and make you seem more prepared for this holiday season.

Below are some items and ideas that can inspire you to create the perfect snowy atmosphere.

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This white decor images by Evite.com can give you ideas on what colors compliment a white decor; silver and gold add sparkle and add an edge to your white decor. Clear accents also make a nice addition to your decor.

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Decorate your mantle with banners in white lettering and candle holders. A nice wreath is always perfect for Christmas.

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Black and white printables are easy to print, frame and place on a mantle or your gallery wall. They can serve as the focal point for your decorations.

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Create a snowy Christmas village with brown homes and snowy trees. This is great for adults and curious children, it also serves as a talking point.

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Nothing says a white Christmas like a white tree. This can be the final step in your decor plans. HGTV has great tips for decorating an all white Christmas tree.

Happy Decorating!

 

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Make Your Resume Stand Out! Modern Resume Templates

image2Make your resume stand out with these modern resumes!

If you are in the job market, you know how stressful it is to constantly look for jobs, apply and get no where. There’s some tough competition out there, but to have an outstanding resume can put you ahead of the rest.

The first thing to do when applying for a job, apart from having a solid education, all the necessary skills and all of the right references is to make sure your resume is just as excellent as you believe yourself to be.

You have one shot to make a first impression. Since most applications are done online, you are submitting a digital copy of your resume, cover letter and/or references. Take it upon yourself to have a structured, beautifully designed resume package.

Nowadays a bland resume can get lost among other black and white resumes with no outstanding graphic qualities. Depending on your job search, you may want to have a good looking resume, if you are in politics or law, this may not be the case for you.

Some modern resume design elements can include pictures (depending on the job type), icons, different fonts sizes and types and even color!

Do not be afraid to stand out – your modern resume layout should be able to work in your favor.

Here are some examples:

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Simple Black & White Resume Layout – Perfect to customize.

 

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A Pale Blue Modern Resume Layout – Customize to your liking!
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Pink & Gray Modern Resume Layout – For the modern professional.

If you’ve been wondering why your resume hasn’t stood out from the rest, it may be time for an update! Don’t be afraid to take the chance.

Happy Job Hunting!

Decorate for Christmas like a Pro

Have you ever wanted your Christmas decor to resemble the spreads in magazines? Well you can with these tips!

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If you would like to step up your Christmas decor this upcoming year, then this is the post for you! There are a few tricks that can make your decor appear to be cohesive and very easy on the eyes.

  1. Have a consistent color palette.
  2. Come up with a theme; rustic, candy canes, snowy white Christmas, etc.
  3. Add sparkle, stick with one color; gold silver or rose gold.
  4. Do not decorate with small items in a large space, your decor will be lost!
  5. Have a center focus among many pieces of decor.
  6. Tidy up your rooms so the decor can be the center of attention.
  7. Always add classic elements; Christmas wreaths, mistletoe, candy canes.
  8. Do not let decor take up entertaining space, it can only end in disaster.
  9. The dinnerware should match the theme you choose for the year.
  10. Take pictures of this years theme to see how you can make it better for next year.

 

Happy Decorating!

DIY Halloween Costumes with Printable Instructions

Are you deathly excited for Halloween? Here are some costumes that you can make from scratch with just printable instructions + store bought materials.

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The Half Cat Mask – For less than $5, you can download the PDF to print and follow along to make these masks from colored cardboard. This may go great with a monochromatic onesie!il_fullxfull.664927082_42cp.jpgThe 4 Legged Stilt Spirit – This is probably the most complex as far as assembly goes, but it surely won’t be a forgettable costume. For $10, you can print the instructions for this costume and make one to customize as your very own creature.

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Plague Doctor Mask / Bunny Mask – These eerie masks show that you can paint and add any elements to your Halloween costume you would like.

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The Moose Mask – This DIY mask has a striking resemblance to an actual moose!

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The Elephant Mask – This mask has an elaborate trunk that makes it look almost realistic.

Happy Constructing!

5 Unique Office Makeover Essentials

Thinking of decorating your home or corporate office? Here are some cute finds that’ll make you want to get to work!

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Some unique finds complementary of Etsy! Here are the details:

Robins Egg Blue Wooden Desk Organizer – A rustic desk organizer and/or stationery holder that will add a pop of color to your work area. It can double as makeup storage! It has a lovely antique finish.

Simple Cat Pencil Holder – This lovely piece is made of clay and lead-free glaze. It ships from Australia. This is great for storing pens and pencils and can double as a potted plant holder!

Black Coil Letter Holder – This retro item will give an industrial feel to your office space. It can be used for letters, magazines, papers and more!

Pink Flamingo Pencil Holder – What a fun flamingo design! This piece is great for carrying your favorite pens and pencils and can double as a makeup bag.

3 Drawer Organizer – This last piece is a multi-use addition to the home or office. It can be used in the kitchen for storing spices or in the office to hold all of your stationery necessities.

Happy organizing!

 

Get Smart with Halloween Art!

Looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for Halloween? These printables have got you covered!


Halloween is fun for many reasons. Kids love it because of the endless amounts of candy. Adults love it because of the parties and creative costumes. Decorating, on the hand, is everyone’s favorite.

I’ve put together some fun and spooky printables that are festive and Halloween appropriate!

Green Happy Halloween wall art

Orange Black Cat Boo Art Printable

Orange Eat Drink & Be Scary

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Purple Happy Haunting Printable Wall Art

Black Crow Happy Halloween Wall Art

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Happy Haunting!

The Ultimate Collection of Procreate Brushes

Impressed with the iPad Pro and Apple pencil? Get the most use out of it with the Procreate app and some brush add-ons!

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How impressive is the iPad Pro? I have the 12.9″ (which by the way is massive), and I seriously cannot be more impressed by the size of the display is. The apple pencil that retails for $99, may be the best investment for graphic designers, artists and doodlers.

One of the best apps on the iPad Pro, by far, is the Procreate app. You can create illustrations and designs on the go in a fast and simple way. Procreate comes with a standard set of brushes to help you create anything you wish. The best part of this app is that you can modify and recreate any brush you would like. This inspired me to create a collection of brushes that are unique and compatible for illustrators, and calligraphers as well!

Here is what I came up with:

0. MARKY BRUSH PEN This brush imitates a dry brush pen. It is inky and spacious with every varying stroke. This is sure to be a favorite of yours when creating. The name  “Marky Brush Pen” was inspired by the marking texture it gives when writing. Here’s a preview of the brush pen in black:

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1. FLATWATER I came up with this brush to recreate the look of waterbrush pens. This smooth brush transitions from thick to thin, the width of the stroke also varies willingly! When making horizontal strokes, the brush becomes thin and flat, which inspired me to name it “Flatwater.” Here is an example of how it looks:

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2. COOLER The size variation on the cooler brush makes for a smooth movement. The brush got its name from the texture of its stroke. I immediately thought of the texture of pineapples and thought it reminded me of the summer.

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3. FUZZBALL I wanted to go for a fuzzy and dreamy brush style that would be appropriate for drawing and calligraphy. I thought fuzzball would be the best name to choose!

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4. MERRY It seemed appropriate to name this brush “Merry.” I was after a brush that had a double line, a faux calligraphy brush that shortened the time of outlining words. I thought this brush resembled a candy cane when written in white, therefore it was named Merry.

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5. BOUNCY Not only is this “Bouncy” brush great for varying pressure, it maintains a slight difference in opacity, which allows for a soft touch when writing.

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6. 3 IN 1 CHALK PACK This 3 in 1 Chalk Pack is full of fun chalk brushes! Chalk art is very popular in home decor and what better way to get started creating then with chalk brushes. There are 3 in total: Chalk, Chalk Shade, and The Chalk Pen. Chalk is a general brush for lines and drawing graphics, Chalk Shade was made specifically for shading, The Chalk Pen is a pen that was textured to mimic chalk markers that are used for writing on chalkboards for displays.

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Developing these Procreate brushes were an amazing experience – both to make and to work with! See all Procreate brushes here.

Here are some creations I came up with using these brushes:

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Coffee Lovers” – Made with the 3 In 1 Chalk Pack.

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Dream” – Made with Fuzzball.

Happy illustrating!