Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pink Paris Party Ideas!

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Birthday Express

Your inspiration could be as simple as a little girl's birthday party or as complex as a wine tasting, but whichever the affair, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any party into a soiree.

Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme from Birthday Express brings elegance and sophistication to the table, with a delightful European twist. 

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Food & Drink Ideas - Pink lemonade becomes instantly chic when poured into plastic champagne flutes tied with curling ribbon. Match your cupcakes to the decor with the Paris Damask Cupcake Wrapper Combo Kit which looks great when displayed on a pedestal lined with black and white Sixlets. A cookie decorating station will delight budding little French chefs. 

Party Activities - Drape pink toile and feather boas about and then turn the accoutrements into an activity where little ladies dress up and pose for pictures as they walk down a faux Paris runway. 

Birthday Express

Party Decor - There are endless ways to bring flair to the table with all of the pieces in this Paris Damask collection, including Eiffel Tower centerpieces and damask decorated partyware. 


Paris Damask Party in a Box - Basic - 8 Guests

Paris Damask Cupcake Wrapper Combo Kit

Paris Damask Centerpiece


For a full selection of Paris Damask party supplies, visit BirthdayExpress.com - where you can plan the perfect party from start to finish every time! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit

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Halloween is just around the corner. Get ready for spooky fun with one of Craftsy’s NEW paper crafting kits!

Work with your frightfully fun kit and learn how to create stylish Halloween decor projects with exclusive video lessons. Paper crafts expert Ronda Palazzari will show you how to use Jillibean Soup's paper pads, black glitter beanboard alphas and festive embellishments to create a witch’s hat, pumpkin centerpieces and even a spooky banner!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cricut Halloween Giveaway!

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Halloween inspires so many delightfully devilish crafting projects that it is no wonder there should be a celebration! Enter to win the Cricut Halloween Giveaway, where you could win a Cricut gift card for $50, $75 or even $100! Winning designs will be posted on the Cricut Facebook page! 

Here are some designs that I found on the Cricut site to get your creative juices flowing. If you need to stock up on your Cricut supplies in order to give your designs that extra bit of spook, great news—Cricut offers free shipping on all orders of $35 or more!

Good luck, and may the best ghost or goblin win! Submit your Entry to Cricut's Halloween Contest here 


Cricut Halloween Treat Bags

Cricut 3D Pumpkins

Cricut October Birthday Card

Cricut Crash Landing Cupcakes

Cricut Halloween Klok

Monday, September 29, 2014

{Tutorial} DIY Pom-Poms!

I'm a big fan of pom-poms, so I was thrilled to see these easy DIY pom pom ideas from the Stampin' Up! blog archives!




"If you would like to create a garland, just thread a needle with a length of Baker’s Twine and run it through the pom poms.
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After I finished making the Baker’s Twine pom poms, I began to wonder what would happen if I wound 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon around a fork instead of Baker’s Twine. To my surprise, the result looked very much like a marigold!
Then I thought: How can I create a bigger pom pom flower? The old-fashioned way: using cardboard donut shapes made with super-thin white cardboard, a 2-1/2" Circle Punch, a 1/2" Circle Punch, and our Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon. When I finished winding, cutting, and tying, out popped a daffodil . . . just the thing for embellishing a Mother’s Day gift! (Believe me . . . I don’t usually get this lucky!) 




I could have kept going with flower-making . . . but then I saw a paper pom pom garland on Pinterest. I HAD to try that, too. The result: today’s Tricky Tip features three ways to make small pom pom projects—using Baker’s Twine, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, and Designer Series Paper. They are all so easy and fun!


The white daffodil petals were made using the Big Shot, the Fun Flower Bigz L Die, and our White Creped Filter Paper."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Never List!

Do you carry our Never List with you on the go? Click HERE for a full list with descriptions of the problems behind these ingredients. Beautycounter promises never to use any of these in their super-safe beauty and skin care products!