Hey followers, take a look at my movie ticket invitations! I designed these based off old ticket stub designs for a kid’s birthday party. I had fun with these! Quick tip: If you do something similar, make sure you do what I did and hide the white semicircles in Photoshop before printing them. I didn’t know what size circle punches I would be able to find at Michael’s and I didn’t want to risk cutting the circle in the wrong spot and end up with white along the edge. After I was done, I thought the ticket stubs looked a little too conservative for a kid’s birthday invitation so I’d suggest dressing them up with a fun and colorful patterned envelope.
Until next time! D
The inspiration for my event benefiting the children’s hospital, Cupcakes4Charity, was based on the previous year’s branding by Donny Carpio. Because the sale was being held in Autumn this past year, I updated the colors to match more of a harvest feel but I wanted to make sure the colors were still fun and vibrant and in line with cupcakes and especially kids! I added a polka dot pattern and created a seal, which is reminiscent of a cupcake wrapper. I enjoyed making the advertisement materials and event decor. It was a fun break from doing interaction design and client work.
Valentine’s Day is coming up so I wanted to get started posting some fun projects for you! I found this project on Martha Stewart’s website years ago so I tried searching their new site to see if it was still there.
Here’s how a couple of mine turned out!
I was able to find the tutorial but I think the video or template is missing so I decided to unwrap my heart and try to show you how to make it. I hope you find it helpful! These favors are great for giving at valentine party/wedding guests, school, or work. It would also be a fun class project for kids. And, they would look cute for a Valentine’s Day party decoration.
Double-sided scrapbooking paper (I found my at Michael’s)
Small hole punch (preferably 1/8″)
Great folding skills!
Try experimenting when making your hearts. I tied two hearts at both ends of one ribbon here.
I love making my own cupcake toppers for special events and parties. Since this little girl loves guitars and singing in her own pretend rock band, I personalized the toppers with pink and black guitars, microphones, and stars. I used pink-colored toothpicks and taped one design to the toothpick and then took the reversed design and glued it to the other piece. I also used giftwrap tissue paper to make fringe. Always save yor tissue paper! They can be used in so many projects. To glam up the cupcakes, I used silver liners and put silver crystal sprinkles along the edge of the cupcake. Pearlized silver jimmies also work great.
It’s almost time to count down the new year! To help you ring in 2014, I made these printable party hats/crowns! They match the glitter wine bottle gift tags I just posted for you. Make them together as a family or with your party guests. They’re quick and easy and a fun way to wait out the night until the clock strikes midnight. Have fun!
If you’re headed to a New Year’s Eve party or hosting one, print my glitter wine/champagne bottle gift tags and dress up your bottles. You can use them as decoration or a way to write a quick note to the recipient and wish them a fab 2014.
This year’s annual cupcake bake sale was another success! I scheduled it the week of Halloween, hoping that customers would be looking for sweet treats for the holiday. We actually had a few people leave with a dozen cupcakes! We raised about $450 for the children’s hospital. Each year, we continue to raise more and more. I’m thankful to have great coworkers who are willing to dedicate their time and baking skills for such a worthy cause. Thank you Gabe, Margie, Mark, Cinda, Mike, Anthony, Nicole, Rey, Donny, Diego, Matt, Gayle, Renee, Oscar, Kristin, and Makenzie.
I will be posting an entry for each of the cupcakes I ended up baking for the event. Below are some photos of the handmade decor and marketing materials I designed along with free printable cupcake toppers I created. Enjoy!
Custom email design
Banner design for table
I printed “Thank You” labels and used double sided/removable tape for the top for easy access. Take Away boxes were free with a purchase of 4 cupcakes.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein
This is the second bake sale I’ve hosted to raise funds for charity. They are such a huge success that I’ve decided to make this an annual event! We raised about $400 for Rady’s Children’s Hospital this year I want to say thank you to everyone who helped with selling and baking! Special thanks to Mark, Rey, Donny, Shellie, Nicole, Anthony, Gabe, Margie, Lisa, and Mercedes.
Bake Sale Table
Carrot Cake by Mark Matuszewski and Red Velvet by Nicole Trama
Chocolate Mint by Shellie Schmadeke and Chocolate Strawberry by Dawn
Seashell cupcakes by Dawn
Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes by Shellie Schmadeke
Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes/Quilted fondant with fondant flowers and edible sugar pearls by Dawn