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2012 DIY Oscar Party!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I’m so excited to share my Oscar printables for this year! I wasn’t sure if I was even going to do them but I’ve been getting a ton of requests for them and I got really excited about updating the set. The theme this year is black, white, gold and kraft paper. I know, super original, but I think the design is a playful mix of formal and slightly rustic hints.

This year’s entry  contains invites, paper oscar statuettes, popcorn boxes, drink tags and of course ballots; everything you need to throw a red carpet party in style! Oh, and I finally put together an “Oreo Cake” that I’ve been obsessed with since I saw it the Martha Stewart 2010 September issue. Tasty, but mighty dangerous indeed!

OSCAR INVITATION
This simple invite gets some glamour when paired with a black string & button envelope. Add a little extra fun by hinting at the Oscars and addressing the envelope with the title “and the invitation goes to…”

PAPER OSCAR STATUETTES
I didn’t know if this idea was going to work but I knew I wanted to create a three-dimentional form of the oscar somehow for the decorations and table setting. These turned out to be far easier than I ever anticipated and added the perfect amount of Oscar spirit!

POPCORN BOXES
What movie night would be complete without popcorn? I couldn’t resist, so these popcorn boxes can be printed and folded together to complete the scene. I filled cellophane bags with homemade popcorn, then tied them off with b&w ribbon and placed them into each box. You could easily skip the bag and just fill the boxes with popcorn too.

DRINK TAGS / PLACE CARDS
These simple tags play double-duty as both drink tags and place cards at a table setting. Simply print, cut and secure by interlocking the provided adjustable slots. Write in guests name in advance or let them do it themselves when they arrive.

OSCAR VOTING BALLOTS
Last but not least, every Oscar party needs a voting ballot! I recommend sending these out with the invitation or having guest arrive early in order to have time to vote for who they think will win. It’s a fun way to get everyone engaged and enlists some competitive spirit.
Tally up the results and finish the night by awarding the player with the most correct votes a movie themed prize or an Oscar Statuette!

I hope some of you are planning an Oscar party this year and perhaps some of these printables will come in handy. I’m excited to see who’ll win and I have my fingers crossed for the Artist to take Best Picture. If you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s by far one of the best films I’ve seen in awhile and such a cute story!

STRING & BUTTON ENVELOPES | Paper Source
GOLD MINI PENCILS | Etsy
MACROON FAVOR BOX | Packaging Specialties

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Updated DIY Valentine Treat Bags!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Hi gang!  I have an updated Valentine Treat Bag PDF that’s available as a free download! These have been pretty popular over the years and I’ve made this version more universal so that it can be used for any homemade treats you might want to give to that special someone.

Just download the file and print directly onto a paper bag using a color ink jet printer. I’ve found that top loading printers work the best and the flatter the bag the better. Once printed, I stuff a Glassine bag inside to help maintain freshness and to protect the paper from oil stains. Then, using a rotary cutter fitted with a scallop blade, I trim the top inch off for a little extra sweetness.

Once you’ve made the bags, fill them with any sweet treat imaginable! I love making heart shaped brownies cut with a cookie cutter or Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. Whatever you include, I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled!

Instructions are included in the PDF and if you need bags, I sell them in my Etsy shop. The bags are available in Craft and White along with the the Glassine Liner Bags. Enjoy and happy early Valentine’s Day!

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Mother’s Day Roundup

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Mother’s Day Bouquet by Chelsea Fuss of {Frolic!}

Mother’s Day Breakfast Printables by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!

Mother’s Day Gift Tag by Ez of Creature Comforts

Mother’s Day Printable Card by Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Girl

Bird Jars by Geninne Zlatkis for Martha Stewart (via Creature Comforts)

I hope you are all had a great week and have some lovely plans for this holiday weekend! I wanted to share some of my favorite crafts for Mother’s Day that I’ve spotted lately. Hopefully there’s still time to put something together if you’re like me and have waited until the very. last. minute. Happy Mother’s Day everyone! xoxo



DIY Mother’s Day Door Hanger 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

With Easter almost here, Mother’s Day is soon to follow! I’ve updated my original Mother’s Day Door Hanger for 2011 and hopefully it’ll come in handy for a few of you.

Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone you know, I’m sure everyone can appreciate a little down time this Mother’s Day. The best part, it’s a gift that keeps on giving; hang whenever a quite moment is needed and cherish those precious times! All you need to do is download, print, cut and hang! Happy early Mother’s Day!

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DIY Bunny Garland

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Cute little bunny garland that can be cut and assembled quickly and would make a great last minute addition to any Easter celebration! Hat tip to Pinterest for the find, and link to Titatoni’s adorable site where you can get the download.

Titatoni is in German and so are the instructions but it looks fairly simple to follow. Can’t wait to give it try!