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The wedding season is in full force. One of my dear friends, Laura is getting married soon next summer. Though the proposal hasn’t exactly happened yet. It’s complicated okay. That’s a story for another day though. However, we’ve already started the planning process! You can never be too prepared, right! Right!
Recently, I collaborated with Erin at Hello Frosting on some edible wedding icing decals. Wow, that was a mouthful. You try to say that three times fast. Edible wedding icing decals. Edible wedding icing decals. Edible wedding icing decals. Okay, now that we got that out of the way back to weddings!
Have I mentioned that I am a bit obsessed with weddings and I am secretly wishing I could do my wedding all over again. I’d like to remarry my darling husband, of course, just change everything else!! I’d like a new photographer, dress, colors, location, food, you name it and I’d like to do it over again. I follow a ton of wedding blogs that make me jealous on a daily basis. Some day we will renew our vows and I will do it over again!!!
Alright, sorry for the tangent there. I tend to do that. I think it’s because I write all my posts late at night. I’m tired. So what if it’s only 10:45. I haven’t been getting very much sleep lately. Emerson has decided to wake up hourly! Yeah, now do you see why my posts have been lackluster this week. I’m tired. I’m so tired.
Due to my sleepless nights, I am going to make this quick. I had all of these fun wedding designs that I created for the icing decals and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I decided to offer them in my shop. They are 2″ round labels and would be perfect for just about anything from gift tags to wedding favors. I could think of more ideas, but I’m too tired. Check them out!
These are some of my favorites.
The ones with an asterisk are the designs that will also be available at Hello Frosting. Wouldn’t that be cute to do custom cookies with one of these designs and use a corresponding label on the packaging too? So cute, right?
That’s all from me tonight. Good night!
I want to design a line of placemats to sell in my etsy shop. I think I am going to offer three different choices. One, disposable placemats. These will be printed on card stock. They will be perfect for parties, family gatherings, and more. They will not be reusable unless your guests are tidy eaters. That wouldn’t be the case at my house. The second one I am going to offer will be a laminated version. It will be laminated with a 5 MIL weight of laminent. I’m guessing these will be the most popular variety! You will be abel to just wipe them clean with a damp rag! Super easy clean up, right? Lastly, I will offer them in a 10 MIL weight laminent. Just like the second, but more durable and thicker!
I’m envisioning super modern, yet fun placemats. I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head, but I just need to get them into the computer. The first design I did was based off of the “Flair” boards that are on facebook. I am in love with cork board right now and I thought this would be a stylish yet fun placemat for the kids. I included many of Skyler’s favorite things! What do you think?
People will be able to choose their “flair” and their photos. Pretty much everything will be customized. I also had to do one for Jackson. Notice that his has mostly food! Yep, that’s my Jackson! The kid loves food!!! Now, I know these may not be everyone’s style, but I am planning on offering some more “traditional” geometric styles. Seriously, I don’t think I can design fast enough to get all of my ideas out. . .
Here are some other samples. . .
This one is based off of Avery’s first Birthday party! Wouldn’t these be cute party favors for your guests? Aren’t you sick of getting a bunch of cheezy toys from the Dollar Tree? I know I would be super excited if my child came home from a birthday party with a personalized placemat.
What about this one? Yep, I can’t get enough of the candy shop stripe. It’s so cute. These colors were inspired from Emerson’s pacifier. Seriously, the places I get my inspiration from are a bit random.
Here is the last one I did. It’s pretty simple, but I kind of like it.
I am planning on also offering silhouettes too! I will add some more throughout the week. I’d love to know your thoughts. Do you think these are good? What would you rather see? Any ideas or suggests are totally welcome!!!
Time for bed!
I recently baked a bunch of cookies and rice crispy treats, you know the staples of baking, and put them in a care package for Jonathan, the nice guy who did my blog. My blog turned out just how I had designed it and I am so thankful that Jonathan was able to take me on as his “charity” case.
One day when I am rich beyond belief, I will shower him with substantial monetary tokens of gratitude, but for now I wanted to give him a small token of my appreciation! Plus, who doesn’t enjoy an assortment of yummy baked goods? I know I always love getting a plate full of “who knows what” at Christmas time from friends and family! Honestly, people should include labels with all of their baked goods so there’s no surprises! We’ll touch on this at Christmas, I guess. . .
I didn’t make anything too crazy, but I did want to put a cute label on his package! I’m working on a project right now with a “candy shop” theme and have been dying to use the candy stripe pattern in more mainstream applications. What do you think?
I think it turned out cute! There are so many applications that you can use these for. You are only limited to your imagination! Do you like the package with or without baker’s twine? Can you guess my favorite? Definitely with the baker’s twine. You guessed it!
From time to time, I will be including FREE, who doen’t like the word, FREE. FREE FREE FREE! Okay, sorry, I got carried away! Anyways, I wanted you to be able to enjoy this FREE, there’s that word again, download too! Click on the link to download the SURPRISE Gift Tags/Labels freebie. If you ever miss one of the free downloads, you can always go to the “Freebie” tab and download it from there too!
P.S. I think I a need a handle or a tag line, or a cute way to sign my blog posts when I am done. Does anyone have a good idea? I really need to design something! To make it more interesting, if I choose your idea, I will give you a $10 gift card to my shop. You can use it on whatever you want!!!!! Now, think of a good idea!