Claudine Hellmuth - Best of Etsy 2015

Ever been a pinch for a last minute gift or in need of party decorations? When I think of instant downloads on Etsy, I tend to search for artwork.  But today's featured shop will change your mindset.  Claudine Hellmuth has created a line of printables that are at another level and I am addicted.  It's like DIY meets DBSE (done by someone else).  Yeah - I made that up.  Thanks for keeping up with me (it's after 11pm when I'm writing this so that should explain it all...just call me Clarissa). 

Can we just be real for a minute and embrace the love of a gift card?  Somehow I always make myself feel guilty about giving them as gifts, like it's some kind of lazy present giving (ok - sometimes it is).  But I love love love getting them since it's a guarantee of a gift I actually want.  But especially for the kiddos on your lists, how awesome are these gift card "wallets"??  Print this at home, fold it up, stuff with your gift card, and voila.  A refined gift card gift.  There are dude & dudette styles so there's an option for anyone.

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

And all you PTA moms and school party planners?  How cute are these pencil treat holders?  There's even the option to customize the text on your printables.

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

And in the same vein, how cute are these apples as part of a teacher gift?  Sometimes I really believe the packaging makes the gift and this would be no exception.

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Claudine Hellmuth offers numerous styles of cupcake holders for both regular & mini-size cupcakes.  I love these gallons and the retro campers.  Now I have to find a reason to have a Christmas party where I can use these gingerbread cupcake/treat boxes.  Aren't they adorable? 

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Last but not least, she offers an updated version of one of my favorite pastimes as a kid.  Paper dolls.  Mock me if you will - but I swear they are making a comeback.  My proof is the book of Princess Kate paper dolls I found at Target.  And nope, I'm not ashamed that this 30-something gal asked for it for her birthday.   This printable version in the shop gives you the option to customize the faces - how cool right?  There are various sized dolls, and even a whole family set.  This would make an awesome last minute gift right?  

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Photo used with permission from Claudine Hellmuth

Grab some card stock to have on hand and head over to Claudine Hellmuth's shop and print away to your hearts desire - there are so many cute options - most of which are only a few dollars each & you can print them as often as you want.  She even has a whole youtube page to help with any questions you have on folding the more complex holders.  Have fun browsing!