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Happy Monday, friends! For my latest Shutterfly Home Decor projects, I designed some fun items to spruce up the kitchen in our temporary rental home including mugs, plates, a dry erase decal and canvas art! You may know that we sold our house in June to begin building our new one, but in the meantime, I am having fun making this house a home! I started by designing a few quotes to put on mugs and I think they turned out so cute!



Instructions for ordering mugs:

  1. Download my designs here
  2. Visit Shutterfly
  3. Search “15oz white mug”
  4. Click “get photos” and upload design from your computer
  5. Add to mug template, preview + order!


I also designed these simple 16″ x 20″ canvases to spell out “EAT” to help fill the space above our kitchen cabinets. They create a bold focal point in the kitchen, which I love.

Instructions for ordering EAT canvases:

  1. Download my designs here
  2. Visit Shutterfly
  3. Search “framed canvas” (or photo canvas if you prefer without frame), choose “photo gallery” canvas
  4. Select 16×20 canvas with black frame, click personalize
  5. Click “get photos” and upload designs from your computer
  6. Add to canvas template, preview + order!

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These adorable striped plates were super easy to create using an existing Shutterfly background! (my fave…black and white stripes!)

black and white striped plates

Instructions for ordering plates:

  1. Visit Shutterfly
  2. Search the “in your words” plate
  3. Click “personalize”
  4. Click the tab “backgrounds” and select the black/white stripe
  5. Click on the text box in the middle of the plate and add initial (I used Blair Light, size 350, color slate)
  6. Preview + order!

black and white striped plate K

With school starting, these new personalized dry erase decals are awesome for writing greetings or shopping lists! You can choose your font and photo format to create one exactly how you want it.


Instructions for ordering this Dry Erase Decal design:

  1. Visit Shutterfly
  2. Search “dry erase decal”
  3. Choose the “Collage Notes 12×18” design, click personalize
  4. Add your photos and custom text (I used “Neutraface Book” for the font)
  5. Preview + order!

I hope you liked my latest designs, as much as I loved creating them!

Guess what?!

This week we are giving away a $200 gift card to Shutterfly!

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August 11, 2014

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  1. Elana says:

    Absolutely LOVE these ideas – am definitely going to have to make some of them!

  2. Kristin says:

    Loving the plates!!

  3. Meghan says:

    I love the “make today amazing” mug. That reminder with coffee is a great way to start my day!

  4. Kim says:

    I’m going to check out that dry erase decal. I already use Shutterfly for cards, but thanks for some new ideas.

  5. Jayme taylor says:

    I LOVE the EAT for the kitchen!! I would totally buy that!

  6. Jolene says:

    I see me creating mugs for my girlfriends for Christmas…

  7. Robin g. says:

    I love all the things you can make for your home at Shutterfly. Thanks for the ideas

  8. Jsamples77 says:

    Great ideas. I wish there was a tomkat collection to click on & easily order some of your creations.

  9. Tina says:

    Loving all these Shutterfly ideas Kim, but I have to admit my favorite part of this post was the display of your cake stands on the tops of the cabinets 🙂 xoxoxo

  10. NIcole says:

    great ideas!

  11. Tara Lynn says:

    I’ve got my eye on an 8×10 photo plaque I’d love to put in my office. And I always order any holiday cards from Shutterfly. Love their stuff!

  12. Melanie says:

    I would love to order some dry erase decal!!!

  13. Annie says:

    With $200, I’d get a head start on Christmas gifts! Thanks for the fun giveaway

  14. Krystin says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  15. Lynlee says:

    You know I’m a sucker for black and white stripes!!! Adore it all! 🙂

  16. those mugs are my favorite! i always get compliments on the ones you gave us, these would make awesome gifts. thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. i love the “EAT” sign too!

  17. Bowen says:

    LOVE! So simple yet so meaningful!

  18. Dawn says:

    These are great ideas to brighten up any kitchen. Love them!

  19. Dawn says:

    These are great ideas to brighten up any kitchen. Love them! I love the dry erase decal and would definitely order a few!

  20. Leah says:

    I love these! I think I’ll make the plates for a wedding gift for some friends. How do they hold up?

  21. Julie says:

    What great ideas! I especially love the plates! I’d probably get a big canvas, but if I had enough left, I’d definitely love some plates & mugs!

  22. Racquel S says:

    I would order some cute canvases and some mugs! Your designs are very cool!

  23. fourjparty says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  24. erika says:

    I love Shutterfly for so many things! But my favorite is their photo books. I have used them for every year of my kids lives, and I have been so happy each time I receive them.

  25. Tanya Southfield says:

    I LOVE ordering from shutterfly and would definitely be ordering the dry erase decals!

  26. Kaci n says:

    The EAT sign is so simple and cute!

  27. Jessica says:

    Photo books!!!

  28. Karol Baker says:

    I Love these ideas! Super cute!!

  29. Amy B says:

    I love the plates and mugs! This would be great gifts! I had no idea they had so much to offer!!

  30. Johannah says:

    Love the ornaments,blankets and jewelry

  31. Kelly says:

    I love the striped plates and mugs!

  32. Breanne says:

    I love shutterfly and have been using for years. Would love to print off a couple of canvases but serisouly love the dry erase decal for the fride. Maybe even make one for work.

  33. I would order a custom photo book!

  34. Ashley says:

    love those plates!!!

  35. Lauralee Lien says:

    Oh wow! They have so many cool things to choose from. I would want to get some framed canvas prints and a blanket.

  36. Fotini Roman says:

    I love those mugs so I would order some of those! I’ve been wanting to order some canvases, so some of those too!!

  37. Cindy D, says:

    I would make a photo plate!

  38. Kelly DeVos says:

    Love every one of those mugs!!

  39. Diana Zylstra says:

    Would love to win a Shutterfly gift card!

  40. Amanda says:

    I would LOVE to make customized ornaments of my kids for Christmas this year!

  41. Erin Prohaska says:

    I have been wanting a 16×20 canvas print of my two daughters for their shared room for a while. With 6 people in our family, it never seems to make the ‘needs’ list, financially speaking. Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Che says:

    Thanks for the chance! I would love to make the mugs!

  43. Anne marie says:

    I would buy some plates and a mugs.

  44. Marni says:

    I would love to make some of the canvases!

  45. Ashleigh hall says:


  46. Diane says:

    I have done some cups, but I would like to do some plates. Nice job and thanks for offering a contest. I don’t have instagram, so couldn’t enter those categories.

  47. Elizabeth Peter says:

    I would be so proud to hang the 21×21 Dimensional Wall Art in my house. I also love all of the tableware. Yay Shutterfly!

  48. Georgette says:

    I love the “EAT” canvases and the coffee mugs especially.

  49. Margie P says:

    I *need* the photo dry erase decal! So practical and cute!

  50. Amanda G. says:

    I would love to spruce up our mug collection with some adorable custom mugs!

  51. Pam says:

    Striped plates are cool.

  52. Andrea S says:

    Love the black & white stripes:)

  53. Melissa says:

    Love Shutterfly for so many things!

  54. Sandra says:

    A dry erase chore magnet would be useful here!

  55. Suzanne T says:

    Love the black and white stripes!

  56. Nancy M. says:

    Such great ideas here! Shutterfly is so much more than photo books!

  57. Cindy A. says:

    Love the dry erase decal.

  58. stevie says:

    Wow! They have an amazing selection! I would love the dimensional wall art and pillows. Thanks for the chance! Blessings.

  59. Betty B. says:

    I would get a metal print and Coasters!

  60. sara says:

    So cute! I want the personalized plates for my wedding!!

  61. Jeanne W says:

    Love the mugs! Great Shutterfly ideas.

  62. Alana Whitener says:

    Love all things black and white. The mugs are super cute!

  63. Tiffany says:

    I love that you appreciate good typography! Shutterfly is also one of my fav’s!!

  64. Barbara says:

    The black and white stripe can be used with so many themes. I love it!

  65. Karen says:

    I didn’t realize you could do more than just photos on Shutterfly! Definitely worth checking out!

  66. Aaliyyah says:

    I adore these mugs.

  67. Sarah says:

    I love your blog and shutterfly! I am planning a gallery wall so this would be perfect to get some large format prints of my family! Thanks so much

  68. Amy says:

    Love the black and white stripes! Where did you get white pineapple on your counter? I’ve been looking for that forever!

  69. Jennifer B says:

    I would order items to create a gallery wall! Canvases etc!

  70. Holly says:

    I would love to order some canvas prints.

  71. Sara Robertson says:

    I would get a custom phone case and some canvas prints.

  72. Ashlee says:

    I love the EAT over the cabinets! I’ve been thinking about doing something similar but wasn’t sure how it would look!

  73. Ashlee says:

    I would love a canvas print from shutterfly!

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