6.17.2013

DIY Party Decor by Nicole

Our friend Nicole has put together an awesome photo tutorial on DIY Party Decor using the Pink Lemonade papers. This party looks like so much fun! Let's check it out and learn how to do it in Nicole's own words!
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I thought it would be super fun to create a Pink Lemonade themed Party, DIY, using all the amazing stamps, dies, paper, stickers, and twine that Lawn Fawn has to offer. The Pink Lemonade Collection kit is not only perfect for this type of theme—it’s also perfect for any summer theme, too. In this tutorial I’ll share how I went about making an invitation, place card, cake pop tags, garland, water bottle labels, and a cute and simple mini treat bag.
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The Invitation—I wanted to make a colorful and fun 5 x 7 inch invitation using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps sets: Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Quinn’s ABCs, and Smitty’s ABCs. I think using different types of fonts on an invitation looks so cute, and I even used some of the grapefruit pink Narrators stickers that are included in the Pink Lemonade collection kit to spell out the birthday girl's name. So what I did first was cut a piece of white cardstock a bit smaller than a 5 x 7 size, in order to create a border once this panel is adhered to the base. Next, I used the stamp set, You’ve Got Mail, to create this adorable border around the edge of the white panel using my Hero Arts soft granite ink pad.
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Next, I used the pennant stamp from the set, Blue Skies, to create the banner at the top of the invitation and I used the mini heart and star stamps from Plus One to fill them in. Once that was finished I grabbed my T-square and made a few horizontal lines across the panel using a pencil—so I could easily keep all the text perfectly straight. I stamped the, ‘Please join us at the’ text with Smitty’s ABCs in my Hero Arts Orange Soda ink. Next, I used Quinn's ABCs to stamp out the ‘Pink Lemonade Stand!’ text and filled those in with some color using my Copic makers.
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After adding color to the letters, I went back to Smitty’s ABCs and stamped out the ‘To Celebrate’ with the Orange Soda ink again and used the stickers to spell out the name and age. I think the combination of stamping and stickers looks really nice. Lastly, I used Quinn's Captial ABCs to spell out ‘Birthday’, and I stamped that in a colored ink, too, because I wanted to leave that last sentiment open in order to have perfect balance with all the different types of font. Once all the party details were finished I went through my LF stash and decided to fill in all the gaps with the super cute stamps from the set Make Lemonade, and the retro star bursts from the set Let it Snow. When I finished filling in the gaps, I thought it would be cute to die cut a few hearts so that the base would not be completely lost behind the white panel, so I used the heart die cut from the Summertime Charm Lawn Cuts. 
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The Cakepop Tags—These were so much fun to make. I used some of the light yellow card stock from the collection kit, and the fortune cookie message die cut from the Good Fortune Lawn Cuts to create the tag. Next I used the coordinating stamps to create the sentiment. Since I knew I would be wrapping these tags around the lollipop stick I thought I’d do some selective stamping, and I only inked up the ‘have a happy birthday’ portion. I think it worked out well.
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The Water Bottle Labels—I love the idea of making mismatched water bottle labels using a variety of patterns. The Pink Lemonade collection kit comes with so many beautiful and eye catching prints that you can’t help but want to use them all. To make these I simply measured the label that was already on the water bottle, cut a few pieces according to my measurements, and adhered them with a hot glue gun. Tip: Don’t forget to remove the stock label image from the water bottle so you can see the B-side of the pattern paper through the inside of the bottle.
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The Garland—This is a cute yet super simple garland. I had some ivory colored twine on hand and I thought it would be fun to punch some 1” circles with my craft punch using the different pattern papers. Next I simply glued them to the twine and left about a 1 ½” gap between each circle. Garland is my favorite and making lots of garland for parties adds such a wonderful touch. Tip: I save all of my pattern paper left overs and I used a lot of them to create this garland. It looks so fun because the patterns are mismatched like the water bottle labels.
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The Treat Bags—I created the treat bags using some cellophane packaging bags I had on hand. I measured the top of the treat bag and made a panel that fit perfectly. Next, I stapled it to the treat bag and I was finished!
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I hope this fun tutorial has left you inspired! ______________________________________________
Eek! I love it!! Thank you so much for this tutorial, Nicole! You are the best!!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

15 comments:

  1. Wow! This is AWESOME!!!
    Love it! TFS

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  2. amazing!! Such a cute invitation, and I love those shimmery cake pops!

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  3. Awesome job Nicole! Looks like such a cute and fun party!! :)

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  4. Nicole this is awesome party decor, love your photo tutorial!

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  5. what a wonderfully themed party! Love Pink Lemonade papers, stamps, etc. Lovely!

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  6. great party prep and decorations... love this

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  7. Nicole always has awesome tutorials and fun stuff to share using Lawn Fawn products. She is the reason I made my first Lawn Fawn purchase just recently. Now that the Capital Quinn's ABC set is released, I just might have to order again soon!
    LOVE this themed set. The pink lemonade paper is fun and perfect for summer.
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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  8. What a BEAUTIFUL way to personalize a birthday party! I love every, single project...perfect choice of papers, too!!!

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  9. Great tutorial filled with fantastic ideas.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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  11. This is a beautiful DIY party decor! :)

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  12. this is a beautiful DIY party decor! :)

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