These are great inexpensive pom pom perfect for filing in areas with Christmas cheer.
What a fun, simple, and super quick way of decorating a cake or a present. I've done this before with a circle, and scallop punch. With just a little bit of effort it really livens up the decorations.
Cupcake toppers for the boss and how Pranormal Activity The Marked Ones made my cupcakes taste AMAZING
Birthday cupcakes for the best boss in the world are complete (he doesn't like frosting, weird I know). And I had the most fun making the cupcake toppers. I really can't stop using the flower image from the morning meadow stamp set (stamping up). I'm sort of addicted to it, especially in the cherry cobbler ink. The check background paper is a left over wrapper from a See's candy box from Christmas. I knew it would come in handy one day. And the blue paper is just inking up a piece of card stock with Island indigo ink. He also freaked out over how good the cupcakes turned out. Now he only likes box cake mix (again I know WEIRD, but it's easy and makes him happy). I do have to admit they were abnormally light, and fluffy for just being Pillsbury Devil's Food Moist Supreme which I've made a hundred times before. So thinking about how I made them I realized I might have actually done something to help them out. First off I used Egg Beaters to make them. And when I took them out of the fridge I shook the carton vigorously, and for a long time before pouring. You see I was watching a really scary movie, Paranormal Activity The marked Ones. My unbelievably sweet boyfriend had bought it for me on the way home for work as a special mid week treat. So because I was watching the movie so intently I was not really paying attention to what I was doing. After putting all the ingredients together I then whisked the batter with a wire whisk instead of mixer so I could sit in front of the TV and watch the movie. I probably over mixed and put a lot of air into the batter, hence the light and fluffy. Also, instead of using the full amount of oil I used half the amount and the rest water (my boss is VERY health conscience). So I think this might be the cause for all the rave reviews. I'll have to remember this for next time.
Stampin’ Up Morning Meadow stamp set – Pansey Punch – Oval Punch – Scallop oval punch – Island Indigo Ink – Cherry Cobbler ink – Baked Brown Sugar ink -- Tsukineko Full-Size VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink, Onyx Black -- Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond -- Norpro 360-Pack Ornate Wood Toothpicks -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz --
I have this weird obsession for silhouettes, and I just came across these adorable toppers. Aren't they pretty! They would be so much fun for a birthday too. The German Glass glitter flourishes are a particularly nice touch. And I just love the silhouette below of the couple kissing. I have been meaning to make one of my boyfriend and I for quite some time. I have the pictures ready and everything, but I have never gotten around to it. Maybe now is the time to complete that project.
So I guess tulle covered balloons are a thing now. I just noticed pictures of them are all over pinterest. It is a nice way to make a balloon elegant enough for a wedding or adult party. And really who doesn't want balloons at their event. The tiny prints blog (see image below) has a great tutorial on making tulle covered balloons with these adorable tulle poms poms all over them. SO CUTE!!!
This is such an inspiring cake table for a wedding! It is just so beautiful! And the picture of it is lovely. I found it through pinterest on Jordan McBride's website, she's a wedding and event planner. The circle streamers, with the tassel swag banner in lovely cotton candy pink and gold are to die for. What a special day they must have had.
Making some stripped paper straw ornaments tonight to get in the holiday mood. I saw red ones like these in the back of the paper source catalogue. So when I found these straws at target I couldn't resist.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a little birthday party. It was an informal get together. Just a few friends around a table having a tea party to tell her just how happy we all were that she was born. I had the present all wrapped, and her card all made, but I wanted to do a little something extra. I had no idea what we would be having at the tea party. If there would be a cake or cupcakes, but I wanted to make some thing festive to dress up the table. So I ended up making these little party decorations out of straws. I figured if they were on pretty straws they could go into drinks, or I could stick them into the cake, or just push them into the center piece on the table to give it a pop of birthday cheer. After I finished making them I realized just how versatile these little guys are. Besides being able to just stick them around the table you could always just pop them onto a present to give your packaging a little extra humph. Just cut down the straw a little bit and tape them on the gift. Or put them into the band on a party hat. Or what I ended up doing was was sticking them in the birthday girls hair as a hair stick. I'm probably going to make a few more of these in different colors to have on had. They are the perfect thing to grab and go when you have that dreaded last minute gift you forgot to wrap. Its construction is explained in the video below. The measurements of the circles I used are 2 1/4 inch diameter for the plane circle. The scallop circle is 2 1/2 inch diameter. Also, If you don't live near a target or they no longer carry these straws I have linked to similar ones on Amazon as well as grey and white polka dot washi tape to make the little flag with.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. This is my space where I can showcase my obsession with paper crafting, and a few products I've cooked up along the way. Thank you so much for stopping by.
EJP's craft shop...
EJP's Webstore for Jewelry, Tiaras, and a whole lot more!