super hero cape craft

kimbyerssupercapepicWe were recently featured on Homemaker Barbi for our super hero cape craft. You have to check it out and get the details. Here’s a small excerpt:

“Little imaginations soar at the thought of super powers. Watch their little eyes light up when you make them a personalized super hero cape of their very own.”

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Yard of light polyester knit
  • ¼ yard flexible vinyl (or you could use felt)
  • Velcro dots
  • Fabric glue
  • Wax paper (36×36 inches)
  • Pencil
  • Stick pins
  • String
  • Measuring tape
  • Make sure and visit Homemaker Barbi for all the “how to” details.

    Happy crafting!

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    music-front-image-webIf you have a rock star, or even just a Guitar Hero, Hannah Montana or American Idol fan, living in your house, then you need to host a rock star birthday party!

    And in addition to our creative rock star invitation, we also have printable rock star party supplies!

    Thanks for stopping in!

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    introducing “deep blue sea”

    deep-sea-theme-frontimageI’m soooooo excited about the addition of our “deep blue sea” custom invitation and party decor. When my oldest son turned one we celebrated with this theme and so as you might imagine it holds a special place in the collection. Plus, I have a ton of ideas I can’t wait to share in the coming weeks to round out your underwater adventure. 

    If you’re wondering what my former, or maybe other, “special” one is, it’s the “bugs and butterflies;” the theme we used to celebrate my youngest son’s first birthday. {wink}

    Check our new design out, and as always, we would love your feedback on this invitation design as well as any of our others.

    Plus, if you have a theme design you’re searching for and can’t find, we want to know that too! You can e-mail us at ideas@celebrationshoppe.com or post a comment here.

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    introducing “great outdoors”

    great-outdoors-frontimageSimilar to our new “butterflies” theme, we had great success with our “campout” theme too and thought it a good idea to develop a new invitation and thank you card for the ever popular campout sleepover party.

    So, without further commentary, introducing “great outdoors!”

    Check our new design out, and as always, we would love your feedback on this invitation design as well as any of our others.

    Plus, if you have a theme design you’re searching for and can’t find, we want to know that too! You can e-mail us at ideas@celebrationshoppe.com or post a comment here.

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    introducing “butterflies”

    butterflies-frontimageOver the weekend we launched a new “butterflies” theme.

    We’ve had a great deal of success with our “bugs and butterflies” birthday party invitation and party decor for both girls and boys so we thought it might be fun to create a girly butterfly version.

    This one is all about polka dots. Polka dot plates, polka dot napkins… even polka dot cups!

    Check our new design out, and as always, we would love your feedback on this invitation design as well as any of our others.

    Plus, if you have a theme design you’re searching for and can’t find, we want to know that too! You can e-mail us at ideas@celebrationshoppe.com or post a comment here.

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    featured on lovetoknow.com

    kimpic_bwOur baby shower crafts and ideas were featured in the party section of lovetoknow.com this month. And they used a picture of me. {Hmmm… time for another photo shoot!} Here’s a quick excerpt from the article: 

    “Kim Wilson Byers, owner of The Celebration Shoppe, shared her homemade baby shower favor ideas with LoveToKnow Party, along with some additional tips to help any baby shower planner.”

    “The Celebration Shoppe is not only a custom invitation and décor shoppe, it is a resource for entertaining, baking and craft ideas to help moms and girlfriends, and the occasional dad, plan and celebrate special events with the perfect party.”

     Read the entire feature here:  lovetoknow.com

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    baby shower crafts how to video

    On our NBC Daytime Columbus craft segment last week we made {so sweet} baby bird nest cupcakes and candy cone favors.

    If you didn’t catch it, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a clip. Please leave a comment. We would love to know what you thought of the segment and what you think of the craft ideas. And don’t forget to check out our baby shower custom invitations and party décor too.

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    peapod baby shower favor

    peapod-favor1Do-it-yourself peapod baby shower (see our peapod invitations and décor) favor ideas can be hard to come by. Trust me, I looked and didn’t find much that was all that cute. So, I came up with my own. What guests wouldn’t love to baby themselves with some wonderful smelling candles or soaps.

    You’ll need:

    • Mint green bath cloth
    • Mint green candles or round soaps
    • Grosgrain ribbon

    And here’s all you have to do:

    1. Cut two eight inch strips of ribbon.
    2. Place three candles or soaps in the center of the bath cloth.
    3. Tie each end rolling the edges slightly to look like an open peapod.

    Happy crafting!

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    bugs & butterflies how to video

    This week’s segment on NBC’s Daytime Columbus with Gail Hogan was a lot of fun. We made buggy headbands and wings, but with our tips you could make butterfly or even dragonfly wings; it’s all in how you bend the wire.

    If you didn’t catch it, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a clip. Please leave a comment. We would love to know what you thought of the segment and what you think of the craft ideas. And don’t forget to check out our bugs & butterflies custom invitations and party décor too.

    Happy crafting!

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    buggy wings

    bug_ladybugwingsIn addition to the buggy headbands, we’re also going to demonstrate today on Daytime Columbus how to make these super easy ladybug clip on wings for your next bugs and butterflies birthday bash. I know, you’re thinking “she says everything is easy.” Well these really are. Here’s what you need:

    • ½ yard netting or bridal tulle
    • 16 gauge crafting wire (found in the jewelry section of your craft store)
    • ¾ inch ribbon, grosgrain shown
    • Wooden bug cutout (available, usually painted, in craft stores)
    • Mini clothespin
    • Glue gun (fabric glue can be used for the ribbon portions)
    • Wire cutters

    And here’s how you make them:

    1. Bend the crafting wire into the shape of your wings, considering the size of the child, cut it with wire cutters and twist the ends around one another.
    2. Using the wing shape as a loose guide, cut out four pieces of netting, leaving a ¼ inch to ½ inch all the way around. Each wing will be two pieces thick.
    3. Tack the netting to the wire frames with just a touch of glue and trim off excess.
    4. Apply the ribbon to the outer rim of your wings to secure the netting and to hide the wire. The best way is to center the wire in the ribbon, pipe in a stream of glue (not too much) and then lightly tap it down with your fingers until you’ve gone all the way around each wing.
    5. Next, hot glue a mini clothespin to the back of your wooden bug cutout, near the bottom of the bug.
    6. Finally hot glue the wings to the back of the cutout, allow to cool and the wings are ready for play.

    If you prefer a visual guide, the “how to” video will be posted on our blog by Friday. Happy crafting!

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