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 spent one year on the Silhouette Design Team and is also a contributor to Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke,and The Pinning Mama .

Hand-Lettered All of Me Cut File

All of Me Print | This week's free hand-lettered print of the week at bydawnnicole.com #freeprintoftheweek

Silhouette Saturday: Free Hand-Lettered All of Me Cut File | bydawnnicole.com Over the past year, I’ve received a lot of requests for turning some of my designs into cut files and I’m happy to announce, I’m finally getting to it! Today, I’m sharing this Hand-Lettered All of Me design as a cut file. (It’s also […]

Meet my New Contributors!

Meet my New Contributors! bydawnnicole.com

I’ve been so grateful to learn and grow from the opportunities I’ve had as a contributor for the Silhouette blog, The Pinning Mama and Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke. Since my own blog has grown in ways I never dreamed of, I decided it was time to pay it forward and add a few contributors of […]

Paleo Banana Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

Paleo Banana Coffee Breakfast Smoothie | bydawnnicole.com

This Paleo Banana Coffee Breakfast Smoothie is my go-to smoothie before or after a hard workout! If you’ve been a reader of mine for a while, you know I kind of went Paleo by accident but it’s become the way I eat 90% or more of the time and the only way I can really keep weight […]

Mean Girls Inspired “Cool Mom” Mother’s Day Card

Free Print of the Week: Mean Girls Inspired "Cool Mom" Mother's Day Card | bydawnnicole.com

  This Mean Girls Inspired “Cool Mom” Mother’s Day Card gets a vintage twist for this week’s free print of the week. Just print and gift to mom this Mother’s Day! Have you ever seen Mean Girls? It was one of my favorite movies from that time (2004) and if it happens to be on TV, I always […]

Paper Succulents in Mini Mason Jars

Silhouette Saturday: Paper Succulents in Mini Mason Jars | bydawnnicole.com

  These DIY Paper Succulents in Mini Mason Jars are a great gift idea for Mom this Mother’s Day or just make yourself a set to adorn a shelf! I had so much fun making my DIY Paper Succulent Wall Art, I decided to do another paper succulent project! I have these on the windowsill in […]

Printable Everyday Gift Tags

Free Printable Everyday Gift Tags | bydawnnicole.com

Printable Everyday Gift Tags for all kinds of gifts! Need to give a thank you gift or a just because gift? I’ve got you covered with this set of adorable little gift tags I designed. Just print, cut, and attach to your gifts. Simply print on card stock or linen paper (shown in images) and cut along the […]

May Printable Calendar + Desktop Wallpaper

May Calendar Printable + Desktop Wallpaper | bydawnnicole.com

May Printable Calendar + Desktop Wallpaper in stripes, florals, and antlers! Another month of 2015 almost down so I have the May Calendar and Desktop Wallpaper ready! I already printed the 8×10 to hang by my desk for easy reference and will change my desktop wallpaper soon (I still have the April one up!). Download the […]

EOS Lip Balm Hello Sunshine Card

Silhouette Saturday: EOS Lip Balm Hello Sunshine Card + Free Cut File! | bydawnnicole.com

This EOS Lip Balm Hello Sunshine Card would make a great friend, neighbor, or teacher’s gift! I was a little late to the EOS-addiction party but I am definitely a certified addict now. I must have 10 of these lip balms floating around and my kids love them too. When I think of summer, I definitely […]

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro: For Those Who Do

Lenovo YOGA Pro 3: For Those Who Do + Giveaway! | bydawnnicole.com

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro: For Those Who Do + a BIG Giveaway. I’ve been having so much fun playing with my new Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro and I’m so excited that a lucky one of you will get to do the same! If I had to sum my creative self up in 3 words, I’d […]

Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes whip up in 30 minutes and make awesome sandwiches as well as topping for loaded fries and nachos! Get the full recipe on bydawnnicole.com

Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes are a twist on a recipe from my SIL’s mom. They whip up in no time at all and they’re delicious (and way better than that canned stuff)! We’ve been making these sloppy joes for years since they’re fast, easy, and awesome! I’m always looking for easy ways to use up […]

How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue

How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue. Give a plain-jane frame with vintage-flair with this easy tutorial from bydawnnicole.com.

How to Create a Crackle Finish with Glue. Give a plain-jane frame with vintage-flair with this easy tutorial. Disclosure: A big thank you to Cut it Out for the free frames to work with! I’ve been using store-bought crackle effect for years but I saw a tutorial on Elmer’s about creating the same effect with […]

The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page

Free Print of the Week: The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page | bydawnnicole.com

This The Lorax-Inspired Earth Day Coloring Page is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! My kid’s LOVE The Lorax movie. I thought this quote from the movie would make a great coloring page for Earth Day, so I got to work sketching it out. Teachers, feel free to use this in your classrooms as […]

10-Minute DIY Beach Tote Bag

Silhouette Saturday! 10-Minute DIY Beach Tote Bag | Whip up this fun "I Need Vitamin Sea" Tote in just minutes with this free Silhouette Saturday cut file! bydawnnicole.com

Whip up this 10-Minute DIY Beach Tote Bag with the help of a free cut file! The day before we headed to Destin, FL last week, I found this adorable tote bag at TJ Maxx for $24. I got home, and despite needing to pack myself and all three kid for the week, I really wanted […]

5 Ways to Make Mundane Tasks More Fun

Five Ways To Make Mundane Tasks More Fun

5 Ways to Make Mundane Tasks More Fun Mundane tasks are a part of life but that doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable while you do them! Here are Five Ways I try to make the grown-up things I have to do each day a bit more fun. Music I used to always […]

Lemon-Berry Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Berry Sugar Cookies are a twist on my momma's Fruit Pizza. They're pretty, easy, summery and disappear in seconds when we bring them to cookouts! | bydawnnicole.com

These Lemon Berry Sugar Cookies are a twist on my momma’s Fruit Pizza. They’re pretty, easy, summery and disappear in seconds when we bring them to cookouts! My mom’s Fruit Pizza is a family favorite. I decided to try a little twist on them a few weeks ago and we brought them to a friend’s […]

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