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3 Happy Canada Day + Poppytalk Summer Colours Week!

It's Canada Day today and while we revel in a little red and white activity we just wanted to drop in and announce we'll be hosting our 6th Annual Poppytalk Summer Colours Week next week on Instagram!  And if you haven't joined before, it's where each day we have a planned colour theme, and everyone posts to the hashtag #PoppytalkSummerColours —there's a few rules listed below.

Like last year we'll be posting a few of our faves from the feed on our instagram @poppytalk alongside our blog.  This year we're going for a rainbow effect which should look pretty beautiful in the feed. Here's the colour line-up!

July 6/15 - Monday - Reds + Pinks
July 7/15 - Tuesday - Orange + Yellows
July 8/15 - Wednesday - Greens + Turquoise
July 9/15 - Thursday - Blues
July 10/15 - Friday - Purples

Can't wait!

Important - please note: Be sure to wait till 6pm Pacific time the night prior to start posting the next day's colour! (And please no product pictures).   Come join us, it'll be fun!


1 DIY Instagram Polaroid Wall Art - Free Printable

This project is inspired by a styled shot we saw at UO this past week for a fun new lens filter set for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera. Loved how they put together the different coloured images merging them together to create a cool piece of wall art.

Since we don't have the camera and wanted to do something similar for the studio (like now), we thought it would make for a fun project using our instagrams photos with Illustrator and share here on the blog too! So if you don't have an Instax camera, here's some free printables that'll work!

Download and print:

There are two sheets of blue (making for 8 insta-polaroids per sheet), two of the green, two yellow and two red. We also made a combo if you just wanted to make a smaller set so you can just print out two of each colour if you wish; or add them to the others to make the wall art even bigger. In total there are 30 images. We printed ours out on card stock paper, but if you wanted an even more realistic look, print out on glossy photo paper.  These prints/images are from our instagram and are for personal use only (of course). To print out, see below links for each set.


Click here to print Blue 1.


Click here to print Blue 2


Click here to print Green 1


Click here to print Green 2


Click here to print yellow 1

Click here to print yellow 2

Click here to print Red 1.

Click here to print Red 2.


Click here to print the blue/green.


Click here to print the yellow/red.

Once printed, cut each polaroid out either with a scissors or paper cutter and then arrange merging the colours together like a colour wheel, the blue, then green, yellow and then red.  Or the opposite, red, yellow, green blue.  When done, paste up on the wall. We did ours using masking tape. These are super easy to hang, as long as the first one is straight.  Then just eyeball —aligning each one about a quarter inch apart in each direction.  And that is it! A nice little summery set to update a room!  Enjoy!


7 10 Weekend Projects to Try

Our weekly round-up is here,  a mini summer theme if you noticed. It's going to be a beautiful weekend to make something!


0 Sneak Peek - July Issue of Inside Out Mag!

As the Northern Hemisphere starts to enjoy the long summer days, our friends down under are getting deep into winter, and as Lee Tran Lam, Managing Editor of Inside Out Magazine tells us, their new July issue (out Thursday) is proof of this!  And we have a sneak peek of what looks to be another lovely issue.  Lee Tran Lam gives us the details:

2 Dispatch from Denmark | New By Nord Copenhagen A/W 15

The brand new Autumn/winter collection from By Nord Copenhagen has launched making it one of their strongest and most coherent collections to date. This season they are focusing on what they do best —textiles, color-schemes, quality of fabric and the Nordic expression that has always been unique to By Nord Copenhagen.