Honor the star of the party by adding their photo or name(s) to place cards made just for them. This is a very easy, very elegant way to add sparkle to the table and it takes very little effort. The hardest part will be to select an appropriate photo; and if you can’t get this, then simply put their names on the place cards or add the party theme, for example “All You Need is Love” to make the place cards personal. Keep in mind these guidelines when taking your … [Read more...]
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(Used in this project: Rectangle Labels in Henna style.) Matchbox shrines are one of my favorite craft projects and I thought the idea could transform well into a beautiful wedding favor. Decorate blank matchboxes with personalized labels from Evermine and fill them with small trinkets and treasures that symbolize your love and wedding day. I included the phrase, "Live my the Sun. Love by the Moon." to match the mood and theme of the new Henna style. The final result turned out beautifully … [Read more...]
With Free Printable Cupcake Wrappers!
(Used in this project: Collar Labels, Circle Tags, Round Coasters and Free Printable Cupcake Wrappers in Lil' Bug style.) Life can get busy with family, friends, work, community all vying for time. Nevertheless, when a little person enters the world, it's a good time to slow down and celebrate his arrival. The ceremony will be lost on the new babe, but the joy and happiness that surrounds the family and friends is that certain kind of special that can breathe new energy into days that pass … [Read more...]
Plus free printable Father's Day coupon tokens!
(Used in this project: Rectangle Photo Labels, Collar Labels, Small Circle Labels and Coasters in Football style with a 4-pack Bottle Carrier.) My dad loves sports, especially football, so for Father's Day this year I decided to dress up his favorite beer with an old photo of him from college. I packaged up the bottles in a 4-pack carrier and also ordered some matching coasters. I know he will be so surprised to see himself on his favorite brew and will want to share stories of playing sports … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Circle Labels in Mele Kalikimaka style.) Last summer we went to the Cowboy Dinner Tree. It is pretty famous among a subgroup of Oregonians who value odd experiences in the country and like to eat a lot. It’s outside of the town of Silver Lake, Oregon, about two hours south and west of the dead center of Oregon. We wanted to eat there; we had heard about it for years and years, and never came close enough to stop, but on this trip, we knew well enough ahead of time to … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Kashmir style.) Whether your feet contend with high heels, hard floors, and long days or get a workout in runners and gardening clogs, they deserve a little pampering, right? When I come in from the garden in my very favorite gardening flip flops I'm sure to leave a dirt trail behind me. But even after a hot shower and a quick sweep, my feet still ache from the pounding they just took. I made up a herbal foot soak just to pamper my … [Read more...]
For A Budget-Friendly Wedding
(Used in this project: Ballotin Favor Box Packs with Labels in Color Wash style.) Planning a wedding on a budget, as many of us do, calls for some creativity and a little D.I.Y. Adding extra details to your special day doesn't have to be costly. Simple favors, when packaged creatively, can still 'wow' your guests. To prove it, here are three darling wedding favor ideas that only cost $1 per favor! 1. Salt Water Taffy $0.28 for 7 pieces of taffy $0.64 for 1 ballotin favor box with … [Read more...]
The end of the school year is approaching and for some, graduation! My friend's daughter is a senior in high school this year - kids grow up so quickly! This time next week she'll be handed her high school diploma and take that giant leap into adulthood. As a graduation gift, I decided to give her a pack of her favorite grape soda personalized just for her. I soaked off the labels and added custom labels in her school colors from myownlabels.com. For the finishing touch I topped each bottle … [Read more...]