Wednesday, March 21, 2012

~Party Printable ~ What's new in the Shop: Tangled Printable Collection

'Let's Get Tangled in the Fun! Today I just wanted to show you some pretty printable party designs I made inspired on 'Princess Rapunzel'.

I designed these thinking of my little girl. I think she looks like Rapunzel with the big eyes,  her personality and... she LOVES combing her Tangled Blond hair.  


The Tangled Printable collection includes 2" Party Circles {to make cupcake toppers, straw tags...}, Water Bottle Labels, Custom Food/Sweet Labels, Treat Favours Bags tags and 2" Thank you Tags.  Now available  in the Shop.

What do you think?  Do you like them?  

New Designs coming soon!


Monday, March 19, 2012

~ Free Printables ~ Peter Rabbit Cupcake Toppers...

Happy First Day of Spring!

It almost feels like Summer.  Here in Toronto we're enjoying a beautiful sunny day! 
 And I thought I should share today these party printable designs I made, 
inspired on the Tales of Peter Rabbit. 

I adore how these turned out! 

Have you seen these lovely Easter Plates from Pottery Barn Kids?

Well these printable designs match beautiful with them. They will look adorable on your Easter Table but I think these can be used for any birthday celebration or a baby shower as well. 
I hope you use them and if you do please send me a pic, I'd love to see your creations!

Just print on 8.5"x11" White Card stock paper, Cut with 2" Round or Flourish Punch
and attach to Lollipop Sticks for Cupcake Toppers

Friday, March 16, 2012

~ Giveaway Winner ~ Party Favors by POCA DOTZ on Etsy

We have a winner! 

Kristen Tiber  Entry #59

Congratulations Kristen!  Please contact me to claim your prize.

Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway! 

I was supposed to post a new giveaway earlier today but it was a beautiful day outside so we went to the Zoo.   Check later today a really fabulous giveaway, you don't want miss, will be posted soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

~ Tutorial ~ DIY How to make a Boarding Pass Invitation

Hi all! Yesterday I showed you the new boarding pass invitations in the shop and
Today I wanted to show you how I made them.

To make these invitations you need:
- White Card stock paper 8.5"x11"
- Paper Cutter
-Scoring tool {optional}
-Perforating tool {optional}
-Corner Punch {optional}
- Any color Card stock paper 8.5"x11" for ticket Holder
- Ticket Jacket Template- Download below

Print your Boarding Invitation design on a 8.5"x11" white card stock paper. Cut along the outer lines using a paper cuter, cut corners using a corner punch or scissors.

With a perforating tool make a mark where the passenger receipt starts;  just right of the bar code, to make it detachable just like a real airplane ticket.  Make another mark on the left side of the boarding pass, next to the "Aloha" text.

Ticket Jacket

I made this template you can use to make the ticket jacket. Print your template {Click here to download} 

1. Cut along the black lines of your template and trace on top of your coloured 8.5"x11" card stock paper. Using a Paper Cutter, Cut along the outer borders

2. With a scoring tool make a mark where you have to fold the tabs {3 places- shown in the template with grey lines}  If you don't have a scoring tool you can always use a ball point pen without ink or a skewer {don't mark it too hard or your paper will tear}, its just to make a small mark so it folds neatly. 

3. Fold the two small tabs.

4. To close the jacket, glue the two small tabs to the other side.  Let it dry.  

5. Decorate your Ticket Jacket as you wish!  You can decorate them with ribbons or anything you like. 

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

~ Party Printable ~ What's new in the shop: Boarding passes Invitations, Princess Party and more...

ALOHA my friends! You have been invited to a trip to the Exotic Island of Hawaii!

I just wanted to introduce to you the new Boarding Passes Invitations now in the shop!  Perfect for any Luau Themed Party.  What do you think? Do you like them?

 I took a few pictures while I was making the Ticket jacket shown above and I will post the instructions tomorrow for Tutorial Stay Tuned!

The matching Printable Party designs to make cupcake toppers, favor tags... are now available in the shop.

Hibiscus Cupcake toppers go with the printable designs and invitations. They are also in the shop and ready to ship!  

I enjoy making new designs, I did these Pink and Purple Princess Printable Party designs for a customer this week. She really loved my princess felt toppers but there was no way to get them to her on time for the party, so I designed these for her to print at home.  And I love how they turned out!

Another customer asked me if I could make some cupcake toppers for her daughter's birthday party she was hosting at Chuck e Cheese and wanted Chuck e Cheese on them.
 Well I took the same pink and princess toppers and customized it for her and they look so cute!

So if you are hosting a party at Chuck e Cheese and you are in need of some cupcake toppers or favor tags,  now you know where to find them :)

This is all for now, I will keep adding more designs every week, and if you are looking for something you can't find, just give me a shout!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

~ Party Palette ~ Pink Peony, Sky blue, Fuchsia and Orange

I love this color palette- Pink Peony and sky blue, accented with fuchsia and orange hues.  I started this post after looking at my daughter's closet.  She has this adorable outfit from Gymboree that every time I see it, I can stop thinking that these colors would be gorgeous for a party. And from there I started to find party pictures for inspiration. And here is what I found, want to see?

Look how beautiful this table looks, decorated with blue glasses and Hot pink peony flowers. The orange and hot pink runners make this table pop.

Adorable Pink and Blue Sweet Table. Very delicate and sweet for a 1st birthday party.  You can see all the details of this party at Party Inspirations.

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Here is another beautiful pink and blue sweet table. More sophisticated for a 30th Birthday Bash! See all the details of the party at Amy Atlas.  Pink macaroons, cupcakes, blue jelly beans, pink cake pops, hot pink hard rock candy and a gorgeous pink ombre ruffle cake. 

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Pink and Blue Macaroons

from aqua garden wedding photos by Picotte Weddings, Inc. via Style Me Pretty
 Blue mason jars and pink peonies by
I love the look of Vintage Blue glass. I actually have a lot of clear mason jars that I will transform into blue vintage vases. They look gorgeous with pink flowers. 

Check out my Pink and blue color palette pinterest board, I will be adding more pictures every time I see something pretty in these tones.  Follow if you like!

Monday, March 12, 2012

~ Cake Pops ~ By The Cake Bomb

Monkey Cake Pops
Made with Chocolate Banana Cake, dipped in milk Chocolate.

Happy Monday!

I just wanted to show you some pretty cake pops to start your week off sweet!
These Cake pops are from the super talented Cathy Alfano from The Cake Bomb. 

Cathy was actually the winner for the best Lollicake at the 2011 Canada's Baking and Sweet Show competition for best taste and creativity. Guess who one of the judges was? Buddy Valastro from The Cake Boss

More pretty cake pops from Cathy:
Owl Cake pops

Cars Cake Pops

Cupcake Cake pops

Spider-man cake pops and brownie cupcakes

Strawberry cake pops.  So cute for a Strawberry Shortcake themed party.  

And here is Cathy receiving her prize from the 'Cake Boss'. Congrats Cathy!

If you haven't entered in our fabulous weekly giveaway, there is still chance. 
 Click here to Enter.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

~ Giveaway ~ Winner The Party Room Grand Opening

We have a Winner!  Julie Lundstrom Entry #50

Thanks to all who participated in our fabulous giveaway with ThePartyRoom
Julie please contact me at party-tales{at} to claim your prize!

  We are having another awesome giveaway this week courtesy of POCADOTZ 
The winner will receive a $25 GC to PocaDotz- fun and unique kids jewlery shop
and $25 GC to my Etsy shop. 

You can be our next lucky Winner! Click here to Enter!

Friday, March 9, 2012

~ Giveaway ~ Party Favors by POCA DOTZ on Etsy

We're having another Fabulous giveaway starting today!

POCA DOTZ shop on Etsy is being so kind and giving away a $25 Gift certificate to one lucky PartyTales blog reader.

But that's not all the Winner will also receive a $25 Gift Credit to my Shop

Poca Dotz shop on Etsy offers unique and fun jewelery accessories for kids. 
Their Bottle Caps necklaces have become really popular party favors as they have almost any design to go with your themed party.  

How to enter: Log in with facebook or your name and email on the widget below.
Click on the first button to 'Like' party-tales on facebook to unlock 6 more additional chances to win.  Tasks required {like on facebook, visit the shop, leave a blog comment, Share the Giveaway ...} should be completed for entries to be valid. Entries not completed will be cancelled.  

Contest runs from Friday, March 9, 2012 to Friday March 16, 2012. The contest is open to US and Canadian residents. Winner will be picked randomly via Rafflecopter and name of winner will appear on the Widget below. Winner will be announced on March 16 here and on facebook.  

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

~ Tutorial Thursday ~ How to Use Printable Party Designs

While I was getting everything ready for the 'Photo Shoot' of My Strawberry Shortcake Printable Party Collection,  I took some pics to show you how I used the printable files to make Cupcake toppers, Water Bottle Labels, Food Labels, Straw tags and Treat bags. 

 Here are some Essential Tools Required:

 Paper Cutter - I really like the Fiskar Brand

Punches - I've had the Uchida Punches for a while and they work really good and my new favorite one is the EK Success Flourish Punch

Small hole Punches - For favor tags and straw tags

Lollipop Sticks and Small Envelope Seals for cupcake toppers

Double Sided Tape

8.5 x 11 White Cardstock Paper

Stapler for treat favor bags and

Printable Party designs from my Shop.

Cupcake Toppers:

I printed my design on a 8.5"x11" White Cardstock Paper, and with the paper cutter cut out 3 separate strips. I used my 2" Scalloped and Flourish punches to cut out all the designs and attached to lollipop sticks with small envelope Seals. 

You can use these same cutouts for favor tags, napkin rings and straw tags.

Treat Bags and Favor Tags:

These are the new printables now on the shop, I'm making Treat Bag Favor Labels for all of my designs. The file is designed to print two Treat Bags Favor Labels and four 2" tags that can be used to attach to favors, cupcake toppers etc...

  I just printed my file on a 8.5"x11" Cardstock Paper.  I used the 2" scalloped punch for the favor tags, made a small hole punch and attached to the Mini-Gumball machine with a small elastic string.

I filled my bags with the candy, fold over my treat tags labels and stapled on each end.  I love how these ones in particular look with the strawberry candy. So cute!

Water Bottle Labels:

There are several ways to do this.  You can either get Water Bottle Labels, a full size Sticker Sheet or for an easy and economical but still cute party just print in regular 8.5"x11" white copy paper, like I did, and attach to bottles with double sided tape. 

I just serve the water  at room temperature; but If you want to serve your water cold and don't have waterproof labels, you can still make them waterproof yourself with Clear packing tape :) Yes, the width of the tape is the exact width of the label.  I've done it before and the bottles look good and the labels didn't get ruined when placed on ice, it's just more work - you will ruin a few labels for sure until you get the hang of it :) Just laminate both sides of the label with the clear packing tape, do it slowly to remove all the air bubbles. 

Sweet/Food Table Labels:

Food/Sweet labels look adorable on your sweet or food buffet. All of my printable files are designed to print on 8.5"x11" size paper and customized with your own food/sweet selection. I just printed on White Cardstock paper, used my paper cutter and fold in half to make them stand up alone. 

Lollipop and Straw Tags:

To decorate the lollipop I just took one of the 2" scalloped circles and layered it on top of a 3" scalloped cut out with double sided tape.  For the Straw tags, I punched two small holes on my 2" cut outs and insert the straws through.

All of the tools required can be purchased at Michaels Stores or Walmart - they carry a lot of the craft tools as well. You can also visit the Craft tools Page of my store where I link my favorite tools that can be purchased online at

I hope you enjoyed my little Tutorial! 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

~ Party Printable ~ Wednesday What's New in the Shop?

I've been trying to design new printable party collections every week for the shop and I wanted to share them with you. I thought instead of posting about them one by one, and boring you, I will just start a new series of posts called Wednesday What's new in the Shop! and in the blog! get it? Wednesday, What's new ?  W :) I'm so excited I'm actually getting customers  yay! and they are liking my designs.

I had opened the Etsy shop more than a year ago but never really posted any items for sale. I'm very excited and decided now, and hope to get my Etsy Store going so if you need any designs for your party Please visit my Shop!
 Here there are two collections I worked on this week:   Super Mario and Strawberry Shortcake

I got a custom request for a customer who saw my Mario Kart Collection but wanted the same items but with the original Mario characters... I'm glad she requested because it turned out so cool!

You can't really see it in the picture above but I had so much fun with my oldest daughter coming up with names for the Food/Sweet Table labels... like Goomba Bubble Gumballs for the label with the brown mushroom {or potato} called 'GOOMBA'. Spiny Cheese for the turtle with the spikes called 'SPINY', we thought you can serve some cheese cubes with toothpicks, and for the girls we had a few labels with 'Princess Daisy' and 'Peach'.  These are just a few ideas but the labels can be customized with your food selection.

You have no idea how much I've learned about Mario Characters :) 

I got to use my new Flourish punch for the 'Photo Shoot'..and I loved it!  And I also have a few pics for you that I took while getting all set up for the shoot, to show you how to use all your printable files to make all of these items.  I'll have ready for you for tomorrow Thursday Tutorial another new series of post starting tomorrow! Stay tuned!

A few other new items in the shop this week:

Ready made, and they go beautifully mixed with the strawberry party collection. 

 I'm getting lots of inquires about ready made items.  I enjoy crafting, I have a lot of craf tools and its therapeutic for me.  So I thought... why not? Now I'm printing and shipping to you. If you see any collection in the shop that you like me to make for you just let me know.
So I told you what is happening tomorrow on the blog {Tutorial}. Now Friday we are having another Fantastic Giveaway.. by the way did you enter in this week's giveaway? $50 Gift Card to shop at the new Online Party Favors and Gift Shop. They have gorgeous party favors, you still have time, click here to Enter!

Still thinking what should be talking about on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Do you have any suggestions? please I'd love to know what you want me to write about. I know it's past 2 o'clock now,  I should have had this post ready hours ago.. I just going to hit the publish button now.  If you got this far...Thanks a lot for reading my post!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

~ Giveaway ~ The Party Room 'Grand Opening'

I'm so excited to introduce you to the 'The Party Room'. The new online Party favors and Gift shop, owned by my dearest friends Ashley and Andrea.  From Kids Birthdays to Weddings, they sure have gorgeous favors for all your celebrations. It is s a project that has been a long time in the making and now is finally here! 

They are being so generous and giving away a $50 gift certificate to their shop to one lucky PartyTales fan.
These are just a few of the lovely favours you can find in their shop.

Aren't all adorable?  Those mushroom tins are perfect for a Super Mario Themed party.   What about the Mini Slot gumball machines? I had not seen those before {The tags says 'Hitting the Jackpot' ..Isn't that cute?}   I can't really pick a favorite, I like them all.   If you win, what would you buy with your gift certificate? 

 The Party Room is also offering a $15 discount when you purchase $75 to all PartyTales readers with code: grandO.  Hurry up, expires on March 14, 2012.

Contest runs till Sunday March 11, 2012 and the winner will be announced here and on Facebook.  You can get up to 7 entries.  Tasks required {like on facebook, visit the shop, leave a blog comment, Share the Giveaway ...} should be completed for entries to be valid.  Entries not completed will be cancelled.   

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