Hello and Welcome! I’m Stephannie, the creative girl ‘Behind the Designs’ and I’m so glad you are here -let’s help you find your next project!

Behind the Designs is here to help you Create a Beautiful LifeTM and inspire you to “Do Something Creative Everyday”. We inspire our growing community to see the beauty in everyday, one craft at a time!

You can get to know me, the creative girl Behind the Designs, and the passions that drive the purpose of this blog.

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I’ve recently opened the BTD Shop and I’m so excited to be able to offer you some of my handmade creations and gifts! I think you will especially love the beautiful and thoughtful Everything Pouches product line that have such positive and inspiring quotes on them. (pssst! they are also perfect for gift giving too!).

From our Shop

What our customers had to say about our canvas makeup bags / everything pouches:
“…This bag is the perfect size to keep my 5×7 sketchbook and a variety of pens and pencils in. The canvas is sturdy and of good quality…”

We have tons of content here on Behind the Designs, but you’re most likely going to be looking in one of the following categories:

Cricut Crafts & Tutorials

From small quick and easy crafts to larger projects, I love creating whether it’s for myself or to give as a gift. My most favorite time of the year is Thanksgiving through Christmas. So you will always find holiday crafts sprinkled throughout the BTD Blog.

My top five Cricut posts are:

Home + Garden

The craft room isn’t the only place to get creative! We have all started at some point nesting or getting creative at home. Whether it’s refreshing a room, tackling a DIY projects or finding our zen in the garden -we’ve got a post to inspire you!

My top five home + garden posts:


It’s true that the way to a happy heart is through cooking and baking. Take a look at some of the delicious recipes I’ve created and if you make them let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Recipe Snapshot: Homemade Yellow Pear Tomato Salsa

EASE: super easy to make!
PROS: Not only is it delicious it’s healthy too!
CONS: To get the best flavor you should grow your own tomatoes (try vegetable container gardening!)

My top five recipes to cook or bake:


You can even get creative with planning and organizing you day! Using planners helps to live a simpler life; a more organized and productive life, as well as, budgeting finances better -and more!

Here are my top four productivity posts:

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planner printables

Free Printables

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