Friday, September 4, 2015

DIY Hostess Gift - An Autumn Arrangement (Succulent Pumpkin)

DIY Hostess Gift
Succulent Pumpkin Autumn Arrangement Centerpiece
This is a simple project that is not only beautiful for your own autumn decor, but also as a hostess gift for all of your fall festivities.
The large one featured above was created/designed by my gorgeous, beyond-creative friend and new mom, Erin. She gave me a step by step that I mimicked and tailored to fit a quick hostess gift I was in immediate need of. Took me less than 15 minutes, and total cost was under $15.00.
I started with a small pumpkin, spanish moss, a 2" succulent, sparkly wire (found at local craft store) hot glue gun and clothes pins.
I first adhered the sparkly wire to the pumpkin with the hot glue gun. Liberally apply the glue, and the moss will stick to the excess (top/bottom glue from the wire-glue-job.) The moss follows the circle crown of the wire, leaving the center of the pumpkin stem area clear.
Insert the 2" succulent in that 'clear' area and fold it into the excess moss.
Hot glue the clothes pin to the wire.
Use the clothes pin to secure the note to your host or hostess.
...less than 15 minutes later you have a DIY completed hostess gift...
- N E A T -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Custom Clutch

Custom Painted Clutch by Janel Kaden
ordinary vs extraordinary
 i was gifted a plain ostrich leather tan envelope clutch. the sentimental gift was cherished and i wanted to wear it as often as i could. carry my gratitude. however it went with nothing in my wardrobe; therefore i painted it. and then i enjoyed a bonzai bowl on the beach.
…and now i wear it everyday with everything…
i've worn it to black tie events to post-work-out market runs. it receives compliments everywhere. i've had people stop me in new york city and on the boardwalk of Newport Beach asking where they can get one.

 you can get yours on my etsy shop. but they sell fast. too fast.
at the getty, los angeles in a jungle green silk j.crew long dress, anthropologie sequins cotton scarf, my grandfather's 25th anniversary serving as fire capt's gold citizen watch, and fendi sunnies.
 at a weekend getaway wine adventure, in a lux sequins crop tank covered by a gifted shirt. essie nail polish in minimalist.
spilled paint on my booties, so that happened. sipping champagne rooftop in nyc in a banana tunic silk dress and vintage fendi gold belt.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hot Lips & Evil Eye
…and paint throwing on the side...
  - my latest print -
you can purchase, download, print, frame and enjoy your own here: click me!

 …and then there is this giant (already sold) latest painting…

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Werking & Twerking
behind the scene sneak peak of a few #jkprints
.festive. flattered. one of these designs got knocked off even before it went into production, since it was leaked by another website…copying is the best form of flattery.

enjoy. JK

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Donut Part Deux
working away

all paper goods shown are in production, or already been produced.
donut you know how happy i am it's the weekend?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Janel Kaden Wedding Invitations
hand painted • illustrated • expressive
check it here
the invitation is the first impression your guests receive. make it memorable.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wave of Thanks - Thank You Greeting Card

Greeting Card
A Wave of Gratitude

Get yours here
Enjoy spreading gratitude and thanks.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sugar Skull Print
Chalk and paint on Chalkboard
You can purchase your own here
Download, print and frame.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Halloween - Fang Garland

Fang Garland
{ and a DIY packaging }

i present u: fang garland.

i hung the bloody fangs (no profanity here) in a black-background-matted antique frame, adhering googly-eyes on the top-end for the cute monster effect - halloween home decor.

i also hung the bloody fangs (stop it) over the mantle. oh. spooky.

in the beginning: it began with the typical middle-of-the-night-sketch. in the dark. sketchy.

to make: 1) take white card stock and snip and slice into long, thin triangles (keep the sizes roughly around .25"- 1" wide and no more than 3" long)

since we will be using baker's twine, 2) hole punch with a 1/16" tool. give two holes across from each other on the thick, flat end of the triangle.

3) get sloppy with red paint on the narrow end of the triangle. 4) weave the baker's twine (or thread or whatever stringiesting u so want to use) through the holes of about 12 bloody fangs. (seriously.) This will create the fang garland. see below.

freaking freaky cute

framed as cute halloweeny monster

or spooky solemn mantle additional drape-age.
...this craft takes, like, 5 minutes. including paint-dry-time...
party favors. spooky gag. gift.

use a small cello bag (4" wide - top to bottom) and cut out the super cutsie spooky label i made for you (DOWNLOAD HERE)  (2 up) fold it in half over the open part of the cello bag and staple it closed. SEE?
(: Happy Halloween :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chalkboard Typography Prints

Hand Lettered Chalkboard Typography Prints 
by Janel Kaden
Download and frame! (CLICK HERE)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY Thank You Cards
Download • Coordinate • Make • Give
Clean, simple thank you notes for your personal use only! Easy Assembling. Download from my Etsy shop HERE
You will need a printer, scissors, 2" circle punch, double sided tape, and double sided foam stickies.
Print the included patterns on a color printer. Cut & fold to fit your desired card size. Using a circle punch, mix and match the patterns adhering with foam tape. Included in the package download are "thank you's" in different font styles. Choose and cut the perfect "Thank You" to stick to the front of your card for the finishing touch! HERE for the patterns...
Have fun designing - JK 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

DIY - Valentine's Day Cards

Design your Own Valentine's Day Cards
{Purchase • Print • Get that Sparkle On}
It's so easy.
Download here
Print and coordinate pattern on pattern. Pick a "placement" for the front; snip and sparkle. duh.
 I use double sided tape for adhering flat. and double sided foam tape to adhere with depth.
Cut out the verbiage from the "verbiage page" desired for the front of the card and adhere it with glue, tape or foam tape.

Download here.
 Have fun!


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