Tarts 15 Ways

If you want to make a dessert that’s sure to impress, definitely consider a tart. Whether it has a pastry, graham cracker, or even hazelnut crust as its foundation, a tart is really all about the filling. Here are fifteen recipes that showoff the versatility of tarts in all their glory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BuzziMood

 

Being in the thick of winter is sure to put thoughts of all things green into your head. Indoor plants definitely help, but what if you could go further? BuzziSpace offers up BuzziMood, a natural solution to noise-control that also happens to look fantastic. The preserved reindeer moss requires zero water and will also act as a natural air humidity indicator. With seven available shapes create your own zen-like wall sculpture with a purpose.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate All Kinds of Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Printable Art // Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

 

5-Minute Valentine’s Day DIY // Gradient Texture Cake // Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker

 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies // Conversation Heart Bath Bombs // DIY Candy Arrows

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Cake Gift Boxes // Dollhouse Heart Locket // Printable for Your Far Away Valentine

 

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelets // Andy Warhol Lips Print // Heart Garland

 

Low-Carb Valentine’s Day Brownies // Printable Valentine’s Day Freezer Paper Treat Bags // Ombre Raspberry Lemon Sugar Cookies

 

Strawberry Cake Balls // The Best Sugar Cookie Bars // Timothy Goodman V Day Art Print

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Fresh Business Cards for a Fresh Start

 

At the start of the month I mentioned how I’ve been taking on more projects outside of Design Crush. Turns out that when you’ve been one thing for so long – nearly 12 years – a change of perspective helps with the next chapter going forward. In my case, a change of identity as I went back to being Kelly Beall. Getting some fresh business cards seemed like the best place to start.

 

 

Basic Invite has a nice collection of specialty business cards with plenty of modern designs to choose from, along with every other style you might be after. They offer over 180 color options, coordinate with your business or just choose your favorite. You can apply a different color and font to every element of your personalized business cards if you’d like! Speaking of fonts, there’s a library to choose from – but if that sounds too overwhelming you can just go with what they’ve suggested on the template. If you want to get extra customized choose the foil option that’s available in silver, gold, and rose gold, or the clear card.

 

 

I chose the Modern Hello design, perfect for handing out to potential clients. I love the clean lines, bold type, and straightforwardness of the layout partnered with that bright punch of green. And speaking as a graphic designer, it was a nice change of pace to find several designs that I didn’t need to change a thing on to suit my own taste.

 

 

 

Basic Invite offers a lot beyond business cards online, they’re also one of few sites that give customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they ever place their final order. Test the paper, see the quality, make sure everything meets your expectations – then choose from 40 colors of envelopes to make the perfect invite for your event. To make the process even easier, they offer an address capturing service allowing customers to share a link on any social media platform to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses will then be stored in your account and can be selected during the design process.

If all of that doesn’t make you want to check out Basic Invite, well, they’re currently offering 15% off with code 15FF51.

 

 

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting that brands that help keep Design Crush kicking!

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15 Super Bowl Foods

Hosting or invited to a Super Bowl party next Sunday? I’m not sure what our plans are, but I’ve already started scoping out recipes to go alongside the chips and 7-layer dip. These 15 would look good on any table – no matter who you’re cheering for! (Go Rams.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modular Art from Bend

 

These modular art pieces from Bend have been along for a bit now, but every time I come across them I’m reminded just how much potential they have! The metal wire pieces are sold as sets of two in both straight and curved formations as well as in various colors. Designing and creating your own personalized wall sculpture has never seemed so closely within reach!

 

 

 

 

 

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Reinventing the Recliner

 

When you stop to think about recliners, what do you picture? I’m willing to bet your mind will lead you down the same path as mine, toward the bulky upholstered chairs of your childhood that were likely helmed by and reserved for your dad or your grandfather. They probably look nothing like any piece of furniture in your own home today, but thankfully the recliner has been quietly reinvented for a more modern home by American Leather.

 

 

I, for one, am thrilled – because man, are recliners comfortable or what?! I have a lot of fond memories of curling up in my Dad’s cumbersome chair, and these new designs are equally as welcoming. The seven sleek silhouettes are stylish and modern, two things I look for in every piece I bring into my own home. And when closed and upright you might never even know that these clean-lined chairs are concealing a reclinable feature.

 

 

When creating your chair choose from literally hundreds of color and texture options, making your custom modern day recliner perfectly suited to whatever kind of lifestyle happens within the walls of your home. There’s microfiber for homes with children or clumsy adults, cozy chenilles for the homebody, and of course natural classics like leather for a timeless aesthetic. Even with customizations you’ll have your new recliner in about 30 days.

 

 

My favorite design, and the one seen throughout this post, is the Aston. I love its obvious mid-century design influences and the natural walnut frame that conceals its reclining capabilities. It features a slightly curved back that just begs to be curled up in! Have a look at American Leather‘s entire line and see how innovation really is at the heart of everything they do.

 

 

This post sponsored by American Leather. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Design Crush create fresh, inspired content regularly!

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Happy Holidays to You and Yours

Christmas Tree Dress by Libby VanderPloeg

I’m cutting out today for the rest of the year to work on some freelance projects and hopefully enjoy a little bit of holiday downtime as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for hanging around and keeping up with Design Crush for yet another year! There will be some changes coming to the site in the new year, so stay tuned for those. In the meantime, have yourself a merry little Christmas and a happy New Year!

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