Category Archive: tips

Party Time: A County Fair Birthday

I wasn’t sure I could top last year’s Maddie-licious party, but decided to try with a county fair theme after going to the Minnesota State Fair. With a little planning, fun prizes and… Continue reading

All About the Packaging: Quick-open Ripcord Wrapping

Kqrpnb has this great tutorial for ripcord wrapping. Just pull the ribbon to open the gift.

All About The Packaging: A Season Keeper

Josie at Fine+Feathered has this great idea for a season keeper. Instead of scrapbooking everything, she puts things together with envelopes and binder rings. Simple and fantastic.

Easy DIY: Dyed Ombre Maxi Skirt for Summer

Here is a fresh how-to from A PAIR & A SPARE: You need: – around 2 yards of white silk – pink dye – a bucket – salt – elastic and a needle… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper House Votives

Fellow Fellow made these amazing paper house votives. So magical!

Easy DIY: Award Ribbons

Using a tutorial by Posh Paperie on Style Me Pretty, I made these birthday ribbons to use as decorations for a County Fair birthday party. Instead of buttons, used cardstock.

All About the Packaging: Grab Bag

We all have leftover party favors sitting at home. Gather them all up and make grab bags. All you need are favors and paper bags (lunch bags work perfectly). Save them for a… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Custom-colored Nail Polish

Delighted Momma has a super easy tutorial to make your own custom-colored nail polish using clear polish and eyeshadow.

Party Time: A Super Mario Birthday

Elliott LOVES Super Mario Bros., so there was no better way to celebrate his 6th birthday than with a Super Mario party. The invitations were double slider cards based on this tutorial by thenorsugirl. A little… Continue reading

All About The Packaging: CD Envelope Cookie Wrapping

Danielle at Gift Packaging Ideas used CD envelopes for cookies along with a personalized sticker. Such a great idea!