About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .

Favorite Finds – February Edition

Favorite Finds: Febuary | A few of my favorite finds this month! | bydawnnicole.com

Favorite Finds – February Edition. I thought it might be fun to start sharing a handful of my favorite finds each month! Here are the things I’m loving this month… I shared sneaks peeks of some of these on social media but here is a full round-up of some of my favorite things from February! What […]

If You Can Be Anything Be Kind

Free Print of the Week: If You Can Be Anything, Be Kind + a Coloring Page version as well! | bydawnnicole.com

Free Print of the Week: If You Can Be Anything Be Kind + a Coloring Page version  This was one of my favorite prints to make to date. I’m working on cutting back on some things so I have more time to devote to my art! I start everything in pencil, trace in marker, erase […]

Silhouette Design Team Round-Up

Silhouette Saturday: February Design Team Projects | bydawnnicole.com

This week’s Silhouette Saturday is a Silhouette Design Team Round-Up of all the projects I shared over on the Silhouette blog this month!  I can’t believe next month is my last month on the Silhouette Design Team. It’s been a fun experience and I can’t wait to meet the new team soon. If you missed […]

Shelved Gallery Wall

DIY Shelved Gallery Wall + a Free Printable | bydawnnicole.com

This Shelved Gallery Wall is actually take two. This is how it originally looked (along with 5 tips for creating a shelved gallery wall). A big thank you to artist Lesley Grainger for the lovely colorful abstract art piece you see below. One of the best parts about a shelved gallery wall is that it’s […]

Striped Deer Print

Free Print of the Week: Striped Deer Print. This hand-illustrated print is available in 3 color options! | bydawnnicole.com

This Striped Deer Print features a hand-illustrated deer and is available in 3 color options! I don’t love every trend that goes by, but the deer are one I’ve totally been on board with! And you can never go wrong with classic stripes in your home décor. You can download the prints below: Gold Deer […]

Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef

Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef. A slight twist on a family favorite passed down from my grandmother. It's SO good! | bydawnnicole.com

This Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef is a slight twist on a family favorite handed down from my grandmother. It’s so easy too! Every year around New Years my grandmother would have us all over to her house for corned beef and cabbage. It’s tradition we’ve carried on, but we usually do it for St. Patrick’s […]

Floral Ampersand Wood Sign

Silhouette Saturday: Floral Ampersand Wood Sign. Learn just how easy it is to make this wood sign with you Silhouette at bydawnnicole.com

This Floral Ampersand Wood Sign might look a little fancy but you can whip it up in no time at all thanks to the help of pretty papers and the Print and Cut Silhouette feature! I never get tired of making wood signs with my Silhouette CAMEO. And I love the ampersand. To me, it […]

Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad

Delicious Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad that's Paleo and Whole30 friendly | bydawnnicole.com

This Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad is one of my go-to things to make for easy lunches. The sweetness from the cranberries mixed with a little salt and crunch from the celery and almonds is such a satisfying combo! Plus, this chicken salad is Clean-Eating, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. One of the hardest parts of keeping on […]

DIY Washi Tape Organizer

DIY Washi Tape Organizer from old stamp box | bydawnnicole.com

This DIY Washi Tape Organizer was an easy upcycle that took about 5 minutes hands-on time and cost me nothing! My washi tape was once organized on a dowel rod on my craft room pegboard, but then I put a roll of kraft paper on it…so my washi tape got piled on a shelf haphazardly. But […]

Be Kind or Be Quiet Print

Free Print of the Week: Be Kind or Be Quiet | bydawnnicole.com

This week’s Be Kind or Be Quiet Print was originally created for this post I wrote a while back.  I’m a “look at the bright side of things” and a pretty laid-back kind of person. But that means I’m also pretty sensitive and have a hard time understanding people who aren’t nice. I confessed on social media the other […]

Wrapping Paper Vintage-Style Sign

Silhouette Saturday! Wrapping Paper Vintage Style Sign. Learn how to use wrapping paper to make a fun wood sign at bydawnnicole.com.

Learn how to use wrapping paper to create this Wrapping Paper Vintage-Style Sign in this week’s Silhouette Saturday tutorial. I had never tried to cut wrapping paper with my Silhouette CAMEO prior to this but I was so in love with this wrapping paper I picked up at Target recently, I knew I had to […]

DIY Ana White Hutch & Console

DIY Ana White Hutch & 5 Beginner Building Tips | bydawnnicole.com

Our most recent build was this DIY Ana White Hutch & Console. If you’re new to this kind of DIY or interested in getting started, we’re sharing a 5 beginner building tips we’ve learned the hard way. I have two special thanks to give out for this post: My hubby for helping write the tips for […]

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You'll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It's SO good and pretty too! bydawnnicole.com

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You’ll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It’s SO good and pretty too!  When I was planning my girls’ birthday party, I searched for a pink party punch to serve that was soda-free to no avail, so I decided to just make something up and cross my […]

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You Print

Free Print of the Week! Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You | bydawnnicole.com

This Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You Print gets a fun vintage-y vibe with the addition of a polka dot and floral digital paper. Not your style? You can also download a plain black and white version below! Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You Print When I asked for feedback on this floral print you guys […]

DIY Paper Succulent Wall Art

Silhouette Saturday! DIY Paper Succulent Wall Art from bydawnnicole.com

This DIY Paper Succulent Wall Art is such a simple Silhouette CAMEO project but the end result is stunning! I adore succulents! Not only are they fun to look at, they are the ONLY houseplants my black-thumb can keep alive. And paper ones are even better since I don’t have to remember to water them! […]

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