I love the use of simple envelopes lined with pretty paper for last minute card ideas. To make your own – lay out your envelope (flap up) and trace, 1/4 inch in along all sides. Cut the pretty paper to size and use a glue stick to adhere it. A few simple steps will gussy up any envelope for invites, birthday cards or sweet a Mother’s Day note this spring.

While I cut and paste here are a few other simple ideas for your weekend:

Pipes for candle holders

A swing set over the ocean

Paint by number decorating (yes please!)

Rose tea cheesecake

Parenting a herd

Festive party tights

I’d like to make this dinning table

Photos by Melanie Blodgett for A Subtle Revelry issue one.

Have a great one. xoxo