Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Friday, April 15, 2011

{TV & DIY} On Sonoran Living - Creative ways to use AR Easter has Sprung Printables

We LOVE Sonoran Living!
The show is always displaying fresh ideas and topics.

Stephanie, the host of Sonoran Living, had Heather Mellstrom of Paper Princess Studios on the show today. Heather (super creative!) showed off some easy DIY projects using our Free Hershey's Kisses printables as well as our printable Easter Has Sprung collection designs.

You can watch the segment here:

Get your free printable Hershey's Kisses Labels here.
You can purchase our "Easter Has Sprung" collection here. (50% off through April 17th!)

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Monday, March 28, 2011

{DIY Tutorial} Egg Shaped Old Fashioned Candy Buttons

DIY Tutorial: Egg Shaped Candy Buttons

Did you see our feature on our Easter Has Sprung Collection photo shoot yesterday?
We had many comments asking how to make the old fashioned candy buttons.

- Copy Paper (Cut into 4"x5" rectangles or whatever size you prefer)
- Printed Egg Stencil Shape (Download yours here)
- Piping Bag or Kit (I love my Kuhn Rikon Cookie Piping Kit! shown below)
- Cello Bags (Optional) for packaging
- Printable Patterned Papers from our Easter Has Sprung Collection (Optional) for packaging.

Recipe (via Rachel Ray)
Ingredients Needed:

- 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar
- 2 Egg Whites
- Food Coloring

1. Using an electric mixer, beat the confectioners' sugar and egg whites until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes.

2. Divide the icing into small bowls
(the number of bowls = the number of colors you want to mix).

3. Mix the colors you want for your candy buttons. I did some mix-ology to create the aqua, chartreuse, etc.

4. Put your colored icing into piping bags/containers with simple round icing tips.

5. Place the Egg template underneath one of your copy paper sheets.

6. Start piping the shape of the egg with simple dots. Get creative with your color scheme.

7. Allow to dry overnight.

8. Package in cello bags and use patterned papers as a pretty topper.

Thanks to Danielle of A Few of My Favorite Things for sharing the icing recipe with us.
We took the recipe and ran with it "egg style" ;-)


Thursday, February 10, 2011

{DIY} Valentine's Day Cookies

A sweet client of ours sent us photos of cookies and treat bags she made using our "I Heart Valentine's Day" printable package. (Still 25% off in the shop)

I just had to share!

Check out her tutorial with recipes here!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{Featured Client} Celebrating Moments by Marcie

We wanted to share this absolutely adorable photoshoot that was recently style by: Celebrating Moments by Marcie

Marcie purchased our Romantic Valentine Printable Design Collection to accessorize her vintage tablescape.

The details she put into her dessert table were so chic yet so classic.... she used antiques frames, and dainty cupcake liners, mixing in textures with fabrics, ribbons, and craft papers.

I love how light and fresh this table feels.... Marcie made the table banner from our patterned papers, and party logos....

Don't you just love these wall embellishments?

If you want to see more photos, and Marcie's tips, you can go to her blog!

Our Romantic Valentine Printable Design Collection is 50% off ! Go to our shop to purchase!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{Team Collaboration} Presenting: Anders Ruff, Calligraphy by Jennifer and LMG Events

{Team Collaboration} Presenting: Anders Ruff Custom Designs, Calligraphy by Jennifer and LMG Events

Our Romantic Valentine Printable Collection was so much fun to design as we joined forces this season with the beautiful and very talented:

Jennifer Gillespie
from Calligraphy by Jennifer


Mara Marian-Hardwood
from LMG Event

Jennifer sent us hand-written Valentine words in her stunning calligraphy, and we turned it into vector graphics to use on our printable designs. We just LOVED the styling of her work, and knew that incorporating her talent was just what we needed for this romantic collection.

We then teamed up with party stylist and event planner, Mara, who printed the collection and used the graphics to enhance her Romantic Valentine Wedding photoshoot.

She put such a gorgeous spin on our graphics, and the end results were breath-taking.

Wouldn't this collection be just perfect for a bridal shower, or a night at home with your special someone? It also, can be used for family valentine's day parties as well!

We just L-O-V-E how Mara mixed elements of old with a modern twist...

All the calligraphy words were"Calligraphy by Jennifer" originals!
Mara used our fold-over labels as full-length to give a dramatic look - so fun!
Thanks ladies for a fabulous collaboration!


Styling, Design & Florals: LMG Events (
Photography: Chudleigh Weddings (
Bride's Dress: Lela Rose at Lily & Iris (
Hair & Makeup: Studio Enizio (
Venue: Lily & Iris Boutique (
Pastries: La Bonne Vie Patisserie within Grand America Hotel (
Cake: Pink Peach Cakes (
Stationary: Pink Piggy Design (LBB MEMBER)
Printables: Anders Ruff (
Calligraphy on Printables: Calligraphy By Jennifer (
Linen, China and Chair Rental: Diamond Rental (
Crystal Table Decor & Vases: Z Gallerie (
Bridal Accessories within Dessert Buffet: Lily & Iris (


Monday, January 10, 2011

{Anders Ruff Parties} Rainbow Arts and Crafts Party

Our own fabulous Caryn Johnson planned a super fun party for her daughter's birthday party. Elyse was turning 6 and loves rainbows and painting/arts and crafts. Caryn decided she wanted to have a rainbow painting party for Elyse.

When she told me the theme, I jumped on board to design something fresh and unique. I love bright colors (as does Adria), and we knew this would fit right in the shop, too!

The party was held at Art Space Studio, a local pottery and painting studio. I love the space because it is fresh/clean and modern with an "open" feel to it. (A lot of those places feel like your grandma's basement - icky... not this one!)

The party was held in a private room and so there had to be a dessert table, of course! Caryn and I worked on prepping the layout at home the week before and then it was a breeze to set it up once we got to the space on the day of the party.

We used most of the items included in the new Rainbow Arts and Crafts printable collection that is now in our shop. Can't wait to share more....

Caryn hung the banner from the backdrop. Since the table was not huge, she opted for a smaller banner that just said "Elyse is six". I had found this fabric at Ikea a long time ago and it matched the set perfectly!

Have you seen this wrapping paper (on the boxes) at Target? Caryn found it before we started designing the paper graphic collection and we decided to use the exact colors and similar patterns for the collection.

Mini chocolate bars were wrapped with fun printable wrappers that said different colors and reflected that color on the graphic.

This was one of my favorite elements at the party - The cupcake presentation.
I had leftover paint pallettes from my son's party a couple years ago and so we decided to use them as pallettes for the cupcakes!

The kids got to paint their own cupcake with rainbow colored candies.
We used printable cupcake toppers for the fun rainbow cupcakes (when the kids bit into the cupcake, the cake was layers of rainbow colors). Of course, the "cloud" icing was needed on top of the rainbow.

The kids loved decorating/painting their cupcakes - and the palettes made it even more fun for display.

The dessert table also had various candies that the kids could fill their treat bags with at the end. Printable color labels were placed on the vessels with colored candies. (arranged like a rainbow, of course!)

Another shot of the cute cupcakes (Caryn's mom made the rainbow cupcakes!)

Caryn bought mini water bottles and refilled them with red, yellow and blue Gatorade and labeled the bottles with our printable drink wrap. The kids went ape over it!

The birthday girl had her own special cake that Caryn made for her. (Rainbow cake, again!)
We displayed cute rainbow colored lollipops on the dessert table with coordinating printable sticker labels.

The favors were boxes of crayons (wrapped with a printable crayon wrapper), and sets of paint for the kids.

We found these rainbow colored twisty straws at the dollar store and snatched them up because all kids LOVE those, right. They made cute centerpieces, too!
Here is a shot (dark photography, sorry!) of the door to the party - printable party sign alerted the children where to go for Elyse's party.

One of my favorite things - wrapping paper. The wrapping paper that Caryn bought at Target was perfect to dress up the neutral tables that were in the space. We ran a runner down the table and then a smaller runner of the contrasting paper pattern. It looked really nice in there!

Here is the birthday girl... she was so happy!

Here is Caryn with Elyse and Lauren - such beautiful girls!

Here are some shots of the kids having fun....

Cake time!

Here is what the rainbow cake turned out like. Elyse was so surprised when she saw what was inside!

Elyse's little sister, Lauren, posing in front of the dessert table....

Here is a shot of Elyse and my little Jeffrey. Jeffrey said to me - "Mommy, I want to have a party just like that for my birthday and do everything that we did exactly." ;-)

The cupcake decorating was a success....

This theme is perfect for any time of year! I loved helping with this party - so many easy ways to make it all "come together!"

I hope to see some client parties using our printable collection, soon!

The printable collection includes tons of designs to make your party perfectly coordinated and cute!
Customized invitation designs are also available in the shop.

- Party Hostess - Caryn Johnson of Anders Ruff Custom Designs
- Printable Graphic Design Package by Anders Ruff Custom Designs (
- Cupcake Liners from The Cupcake Social (
- Party Location - Art Space Studio (

Great Finds/Sources
- Fabric backdrop - Ikea
- Giant Crayons - Dollar Tree
- Wrapping Paper - Target
- Palettes - Hobby Lobby
- Cake Stand - Home Goods
- Glass Vessels for Candies - Dollar Tree
- Printable Goods - Anders Ruff Custom Designs
- Favor Bags - Target
- Twisty Straws - Dollar Tree
- Lollipops - Oriental Trading



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