The Graphics Fairy

I'm Karen, aka The Graphics Fairy. I am a full time blogger, wife, mom (to 4 grown kids) and 1 adorable Corgi! I started my Graphics Fairy blog in 2007, in order to share my love of vintage paper with creative people all over the world.  I also post about crafting, decorating and improving my home, as well as project tutorials that my readers can make themselves.  I frequently feature my reader's crafty projects and I offer printables too. I strive to created a community atmosphere on my blog, where we can all share, inspire and learn from each other. I've been so blessed to have received mentions in many fine magazines all over the world, including Woman's Day, Country Living, Family Circle, BHG Halloween Issue, Romantic Homes, Somerset Studio Gallery, We Love Living (Germany) and many more!  Most of my readers are women, the majority of them are moms, and they are a fabulously creative bunch that are quite passionate about their homes and families. I post every day, so that my readers always have something new look forward to.

Vintage Brick Store Front Image – Nostalgic!

This is a Vintage Brick Store Front Image! This Vintage Engraving was scanned from a Rare Antique, Circa 1898, Architectural Metal Company Catalog. This is a beautiful old Brick Store or Shop front ....more

5 Great Gifts for $10 or Less – Custom!

Great Gifts for $10 or Less Well, it’s getting to be that time of year, isn’t it?! Have you finished your Holiday shopping yet? Have you started it yet? ...more

How to Make Your Own Washi Tape DIY

Hi everyone, it’s Andrea from The Cottage Market again with another quick and easy little DIY for you!...more

Passion Flower Leaves Printable!

Click HERE for the Full Size Printable PDF Today I’m sharing this Passion Flower Leaves Printable!! Shown above is a marvelous Old Print of beautiful Purple and Green Tropical Passion Flower Leaves! Did you know that Tropical Leaves are a hot trend right now?! ...more

Ancient Parchment Technique – Easy!

Happy Thanksgiving, dear crafters – Heather from Thicketworks here with my favorite Ancient Parchment Technique. I love creating items that have an air of antiquity, and this simple method is one I turn to often. I like to use paper that’s been aged this way to create meaningful documents, fancy scrolls for special occasions, letters […] The post Ancient Parchment Technique – Easy! ...more

DIY Onesies – Reader Feature

Tonight’s reader feature are these awesome DIY Onesies, which were submitted by Darrielle. After purchasing some white cotton onesies, she browsed The Graphics Fairy to find some fun graphics to place on the front. After choosing six graphics, including the Giraffe, Angel, and...more

Vintage Christmas Dog Download!

Today I’m sharing this Vintage Christmas Dog Download! Shown above is a cute old Christmas Card featuring a festive looking Pup framed up by Sprigs of Holly! A nice graphic for your Holiday Projects! ...more

DIY Painted Suitcases – Reader Feature

Today’s reader feature are these lovely DIY Painted Suitcases, which were submitted by Shelly. ...more

Free Peacock Feather Image – Fabulous!!

This is a Fabulous Free Peacock Feather Image! Shown above is a beautiful Black and White Illustration of a Peacock Feather! This one was scanned from a wonderful Circa 1893 Printer’s Book ....more

How to make: Silverware Sleeve!

Let’s kick place settings up a notch using these sweet silverware sleeves. They’re easy to make, super cute, and you can use them over and over again for a simple setting or even something as grand as a wedding reception. Want to learn how to make it? ...more