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Wintry Woodland: Our Holiday Fabric Collection on Spoonflower

Today is a great day for Root & Branch because we’re launching a new fabric collection: Wintry Woodland! I’m definitely the kind of person who isn’t opposed to celebrating Christmas from the moment it gets cold… and my definition of cold is anytime that I have to wear layers. Needless to say, I’ve been in the festive spirit for a few weeks now.

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How to Keep a Sketchbook

Keeping a sketchbook is one of the easiest ways to see a physical record of your creative process. So much of keeping a sketchbook is in the basic need to “get it out” … many of us feel a sort of release when drawing, even if the result isn’t something we’d want to share. Drawing can be relaxing, especially if you’re not focused too much on the end result. If you’re anything like me, focusing on the process instead of the end result is difficult. It takes a lot of practice. This is why sketchbooks are so important!

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Free Printable Scrapbook Papers: Black and White Prints

Hi everyone! Due to the popularity of our last scrapbooking post (wow, there are so many of you pro scrapbookers out there!) I got inspired to make this special freebie for you all. This week's free download is a series of free printable black and white scrapbook papers! There are four papers in the collection and they can be used in an endless variety of ways to create cool, modern and minimal scrapbooking layouts.

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Root & Branch Fabrics are finally here!

Today on the blog I'm super excited to feature something that's been in the works for a looong time: Root & Branch's first fabric collection! This collection is entitled BLOOM, and includes 22 patterns that you'll recognize from our greeting cards, notebooks and gift wraps.

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Printable Recipe Cards: Floral Illustrated Freebie of the Week

Today on the blog I'm sharing a special freebie for you guys: printable recipe cards! When I got married, one of my best friends put together a super sweet (literally... wah wah wah) gift: a collection of special recipes from my mom, my mother-in-law, and heaps of friends and family members. I LOVED it! I decided to design these cards to make an easy template for organizing your own favorite recipes or giving recipes to friends.

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How to be a Pen Pal: Letter Writing Tips + Inspiration

Here at Root & Branch, we are all about snail mail. Writing letters is one of the best ways to sustain a long-distance friendship, get to know someone better, or send encouragements with a quick handwritten sentiment. In this blog post I've put together tips, inspiration to help you up your letter-writing game. I've also compiled an extensive list of 100 Letter Writing Prompts, which you can download fo' FREE at the end of this blog post!

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10+ Tips on How to Scrapbook Like a Pro

I am the kind of person who has kept a scrapbook since I was in elementary school. My mom has all the tools: wavy scissors, a myriad of colored papers, and double sided tape. When I think of scrapbooking, I think of a bunch of women gathered together in a big room with fold-out tables filled with papers, stickers, and mountains of family pictures ready to be sorted and organized into pages. It is a lot of fun and honestly, I think scrapbooking as a child is one of the things that led me to pursue a career as a graphic designer.

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