DIY crepe paper rosettes

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make the crepe paper rosette that we used on the back of our graduation cupcake pick from our new graduation collection: fold the crepe paper like an accordian, bend it into a circle, close it with a touch of hot glue and put a lovely round pick in the center. It’s that simple!

They’re great to top cake plates and cupcakes,

to embellish frames (the center is a silver gumball from our friends at That’s So Sweet), and you could also make multiple staggered layers of crepe for a fun cake topper… hmmm… you may be seeing more of these from me. {wink}

Have a fabulous day and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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for our 2011 graduates!

My beautiful niece, Christen, is graduating from high school this year. So in honor of her accomplishments and all the other fabulous kids from high school to college that are taking that next big step in their lives, we created this modern, yet classic, graduation party collection in all black and white, allowing for plenty of creativity to bring in school colors (a few examples below).

One of my favorite components, besides our new black and white damask plates and napkins, are the new large polka dot, damask (available in our buzz collection now) and brush stroke cupcake wrappers. Isn’t the crepe rosette with the cupcake pick center on the cake stand lovely?! I’ll share a pictorial of how to make it in tomorrow’s post.

And don’t you love the gumballs?! Yep, the cupcake toppers and the center of this crepe rosette adorning our personalized “congratulations” mat are pearl white and black gumballs from That’s So Sweet.

Other details include beverage wrappers,

beverage markers (also great as straw slips),

napkin rings, and

favor tags (perfect attached to little cello bags full of candies).

And if you want to introduce a bit of color to represent your school, try cardstock placemats, solid napkins, cupcake icing, crepe rosettes and/or various candies. The possibilies are truly endless when you start with a classic design.

You can find this entire graduation 2011 collection in the shoppe and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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planet & spaceship cupcakes

For our new space birthday party collection our partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage used our printable cupcake pick designs to make edible sugar paper planet and spaceship rounds. How simple and fun are these!!

They come in sets of 24 with four designs (the fourth is the red planet on our invitation) and are already cut as rounds so you just have to peel them off and place them on your cupcakes or cookies. You can find them with the rest of the space collection in the shoppe now.

Happy weekend everyone and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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{ohio} child casting call

I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with the fabulous Angie Arthur, owner of Angie Arthur Photography and co-founder of I Heart Faces on an upcoming project and we’re in need of models:  

  • Children ages 4-6
  • Modeling experience is not required, but child must feel comfortable behind the camera with activities going on around them
  • Must be available on Thursday April 14th between the hours of 11:30 and 2:30 in the Columbus, Ohio area
  • Compensation will be 5 or more high resolution images to use as you like
  • Images to be used in marketing purposes for The Celebration ShoppeAngie Arthur Photography and clothing vendor(s); great opportunity for someone building a modeling portfolio

Interested in having your child participate? Please email sample photos or a link to photos along with your name and phone number to customercare@celebrationshoppe.com with the subject line “April Casting Call” by March 28.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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coming soon! graduation 2011

We had a lot of fun with this new Graduation 2011 collection, choosing to be creative in our patterns instead of our color palette and allowing this collection to be versatile enough for any school. Along with our photography, coming next week, we’ll give you ideas of how to bring out the school spirit with ribbons, candies and more to help make these designs your own. {Update! The collection is now available in the shoppe and can be edited for any graduation year! Come see!}

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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new! custom dinosaur t-shirt

We recently introduced a custom t-shirt for our new space birthday party collection and it was so well received we’ve decided to add a custom monogrammed t-shirt to our Dinosaur birthday party supplies as well. You can see my youngest son’s dinosaur party here: dinosaur birthday party.

This custom monogrammed dinosuar t-shirt is a match to our dinosaur birthday party collection (invitation and thank you) offering a T-Rex and up to eight letters. You can find it via our partners at Sew Jewell.

And if you have a party coming up and you’re looking for a shirt to match one of our collections, shoot us an e-mail at customercare@celebrationshoppe.com and we’ll try to help!

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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for Japan with love

Join me, and bloggers nationwide, tomorrow for a Bloggers Day of Silence. If you have a blog, don’t post tomorrow. Rather than blogging… or reading a blog on Friday, give to ShelterBox.org and keep Japan in your thoughts and in your prayers. There are so many that are suffering right now (6,406 confirmed dead, 2,409 injured and 10,259 still missing) and could use your blessings. 

And if you’re wondering what ShelterBox is. It’s an organization that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

Thank you to the ladies at Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged for organizing this fabulous idea that has raised over $20,000 already! You can keep track of our progress and give right now at ShelterBox.org.

I couldn’t imagine having my home washed away, losing a loved one, fearing nuclear contamination… My prayers are with you Japan and I’m simply speechless…

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sneak peek: special delivery

We’ve been working on several new ideas and collections over the past few weeks, one of which is this Special Delivery baby shower collection (invitations and thank yous already in the shoppe). I’m in love with the little hippo, the “special delivery,” and his mom, but I chose to develop the printables around the stork and the flowers giving this collection more range than just for baby showers. Several of the printables, along with the purple polka dot table decor, are perfect for a spring tea, Mother’s Day luncheon or Easter dinner.

Much more to come on this baby shower collection and a new birthday collection soon! And as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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daisy cupcake cake

I was wandering through the craft store about a week-and-a-half ago and saw these Wilton pleated cupcake liners. They made me immediately think of flower petals. I grabbed them up and this past weekend I whipped up this fun daisy cupcake cake. It would be perfect for Mother’s Day or a garden party!

You’ll need:

  • 16 pleated cupcakes
  • 4 regular cupcakes
  • yellow and orange gel food coloring
  • 3 cups white icing
  • resealable plastic bag
  • yellow, orange and green M&Ms
  • optional: 8 yellow flower petals cut from cardstock
  • Dairy free option: Use yellow Duncan Hines cake mix, white Pillsbury icing and Skittles

And here are a few tips:

  • Fill the pleated cupcake liners about 2 tsps more than you would a normal liner otherwise your cupcake will be short and you’ll have to compensate with a sugar rush of icing
  • For the swirl effect, tint two bowls of icing, one yellow and one orange, and then spoon them side-by-side into a resealable plastic bag (I used a gallon size) making sure both colors come down to one corner, snip the corner and swirl

And when the day was done… only crumbs were left. It’s funny because this little project made me think about when I was a little girl and I would pluck a daisy to see if “he” loved me. You remember… he loves me {pluck}, he loves me not {pluck}. Well I can assure you that my boys loved once I finally released them to snack these up! By the way, I didn’t let them eat them all… I pawn my sweets off on my mom’s office friends on most occasions. What?! Everything I bake can’t stay here! {wink}

Happy Wednesday everyone and so sorry for the mini hiatus! I was actually working like crazy on two new collections, a baby shower and a birthday, plus another mini collection and some fabulous Easter crafts. I’ll share everything very soon!

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easy felt butterfly craft

Get your kiddos in the spirit of spring with this easy butterfly craft idea. It’s a result of my oldest son playing around with some of the felt, yarn and other goodies left behind after a few Easter ideas we whipped up. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Felt
  • Yarn
  • Straw
  • Lemonhead candy
  • Craft glue

And here are the simple steps:

  1. Trim out the wings (we chose two colors) and glue them together in the center
  2. Cut a straw to lenth, wrap it with yarn and secure the yarn to the straw with a touch of glue
  3. Attach the body of the butterfly and the head (a Lemonhead candy) with another dolup of glue

Happy Monday and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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