Movie Ticket Invitation

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

Glitter New Year’s Eve Party Hat, Crown, & Top Hat #freeprintable

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!

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Supplies:

  • Printer paper or thin cardstock
  • Headbands from the dollar store
  • Metallic elastic bands (optional)
  • Decorative trims: tissue paper, crepe streamers, lace trim, or other trim (optional)
  • Decorative gem stickers (optional)
  • Scissors, circle cutter (optional)
  • Glue/tape

Instructions for Party Hat:

  1. Print and cut out design.
  2. If you want to create a fringe at the top of the hat, cut out a 2-inch wide piece of tissue paper (about 5-inches long).
  3. Cut slits into the strip, leaving the bottom intact (like a comb).
  4. Roll the tissue paper up and tape to the inside top of the hat.
  5. Glue the edge of the hat over the other edge.
  6. Punch holes on each side and tie the ends of the elastic band on the inside of each hole. Alternatively, you can cut slits on the sides of the hat and slide in a headband.

You can also cut more fringe and adhering to the bottom of the party hat from the inside to create a decorative trim. Add gem stickers to add even more sparkle to your hat.

Instructions for Crown:

  1. Print and cut out design.
  2. Decorate by adding gem stickers. You can also glue tissue fringe or feathers at the top or just leave undecorated.
  3. Fold and tape each of the tabs along the headband.

Instructions for Mini Top Hat Headband:

  1. Print and cut out pieces. If you have a circle cutter, the small circle is 3 inches in diameter and the large circle is 6 inches in diameter.
  2. For the long, rectangular piece, fold the top white area behind the design. Cut slits into the white area so that the paper can be curved.
  3. Fold the bottom white area up over the design. Cut slits here as well.
  4. Glue the edges of the rectangular piece together.
  5. Place glue on the bottom white area and slide the hat rim (donut shape) through to attach.
  6. Place glue on the top white area and glue down the 3-inch circle to form the top of the hat.
  7. Add decorative pleats of tissue paper to the bottom of the top hat. You can also use lace trim or crepe streamer.
  8. Flip the hat on its top and glue the white rectangular strip across the bottom of the hat. This will hold the headband.
  9. Loop the headband over the inside of the white strip and tape to secure.

2012 Autumn Bake Sale for Charity

“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.

Event Photos:

Bake Sale Table

Bake Sale Table

Carrot Cake by Mark Matuszewski and Red Velvet by Nicole Trama

Carrot Cake by Mark Matuszewski and Red Velvet by Nicole Trama

Chocolate Mint by Shellie Schmadeke and Chocolate Strawberry by Dawn

Chocolate Mint by Shellie Schmadeke and Chocolate Strawberry by Dawn

Seashell cupcakes by Dawn

Seashell cupcakes by Dawn

Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes by Shellie Schmadeke

Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes by Shellie Schmadeke

Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes/Quilted fondant with fondant flowers and edible sugar pearls by Dawn

Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes/Quilted fondant with fondant flowers and edible sugar pearls by Dawn

Graphic Design:

Bake Sale Banner by Dawn

Bake Sale Banner by Dawn

Poster Design by Donny Carpio

Poster Design by Donny Carpio

bakesaletent

3-sided Table Tent by Donny/Dawn

Pooh Bear and Friends Cupcakes

My niece loves Pooh Bear so for her birthday, I decided to design some cupcake toppers. I recreated the characters in Illustrator, printed the designs, and glued them back to back with a toothpick in between. Then, we made cupcakes and decorated them with the toppers. I think they turned out adorable and she was extremely happy.

pooh cupcakes