- Hope you had a BALL at our wedding!
- Hope you have a BALL at our wedding!
- It is a BALL having you as our groomsman!
- It is a BALL having you as a bridesmaid!
- It is a BALL having you at our shower!
- maps (I used a variety and any that you love will work fine.)
- dry adhesive (glue dots, 3D adhesive mounts, or other dry glue)
- cardstock in your choice of colors
- Sizzix Flip-Its Fancy Frame Dies (I used this one set of dies to make all three versions.)
For this first version, I used one of the fancy frame dies and some card stock. Then I used 3D mounts to put it all together.
I personally love the monochromatic feel of this map placecard but you could absolutely use colorful maps instead.
For the next placecard, I folded one of my maps and ran in through the Sizzix using the die shown below.
I then cut out just one of the shapes with my scissors and added it to a cardstock card once again cut with the rectangular die in the package.
For the last version, the card itself is made from a map and the embellishment is made with the die shown in the picture below. Once again all of these dies are in the one package from Sizzix.
I just used glue dots to put the two pieces together and we have a completed placecard.
Write the name up the plain side on this placecard version.
Which of the styles will you use at your next dinner party or wedding reception? These recycled map placecards are perfect for any occasion. Stock up on vintage maps now and grab those dies from Sizzix to make some amazing creations.
Next up is a super simple football themed dessert. Grab some Reese’s peanut butter eggs, cookie icing in white, and mint M&Ms in green.
Now for some fun football shaped sandwiches. I bought some green tortilla chips and layered those on a plate. They make the perfect bed for serving.
My steam mop review included lots of floor cleaning in my striped socks. Don’t judge y’all a girl has to stay warm. But seriously, I gave the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP a workout for y’all and it is everything you would expect from a name like Swiffer. The extra boost of steam really helps to power away the dirt and grime. I am going to say this beats the regular Swiffer mop by a mile. This one is quick, easy to use, and leaves you with wonderfully clean floors (woot!). Floors that are clean enough to have guests over….which is what I did.
If y’all are prepping for a party, be sure to print my holiday party cleaning checklist as well. A Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP will help you complete your checklist quickly then you can get onto the important part of your dinner party….the decor! I started with some vintage china and a table setting. Then I added in a centerpiece and decor that went with these plates.
I have a piece of muslin on the entire table then a white square tablecloth over the top of that. The table runner is an old piece of wood with a collection of snowy items sitting on top. Start with a few of my waterless snow globes in mason jars to add some fun.
Add in some pine cones, mini trees, and of course some loose snow sprinkled all around the centerpiece and the table itself. Bring the winter wonderland to your guests.
This is a dinner party for 6 but you could expand this fun theme to a party for any number of people. Grab your snow and get started on a fun themed dinner party this weekend. We had a blast and I am sure your guests will too. Now that the party is over, it is time to break out the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST again. It never ends does it y’all?
5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Ingredients:
- Sandwich cookies (any that you like)
- candy melts (I used blue and green for my treats.)
- lollipop sticks
- candy eyes
- bakers twine in black and orange
- small treat bags
5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Instructions:
Melt the candy melts according to the package directions. Cover the sandwich cookie on both sides.
Dip lollipop stick into candy coating as well and lay cookie on top of stick. Place eyes on each monster while the candy coating is still wet.
Repeat with additional colors and eyes as desired. I used one eye for the green and two eyes for the blue to mimic Mike and Sully.
Place the treats into your plastic treat bags and use baker’s twine to secure.
Fill a container with these for your child’s classroom this Halloween. My 5 minute Monsters Halloween treat recipe is sure to be the hit of any Halloween party. Plus they will only take you minutes to make. That is a win win y’all.
Next up I made some tent cards. Fold a plain 4 x 6 index card in half and stamp. You can use these for place cards or to mark food on a buffet. Anywhere you need a little note for the party.
Now for some utensil pouches. I used a folded cookie bag wrapped in washi tape. I then used a blue disc cut with my Sizzix and a stamped circle in the center. So easy yet oh so cute. These can be used at a set table or put in basket on your buffet for ease of picking up utensils.
I also made some green discs with my Sizzix and stamped those as well. You can use these as table scatter or as tags on gifts. Anywhere you want to add a cute baby touch to your party.
I set my table with a white tablecloth and striped place mats. Then just add in your plate, decor, and of course a mason jar glass with a fancy straw.
Your guests will love all of the personalized touches in your DIY baby shower decorations.
The other two versions include my mummy made with gauze from the medicine cabinet and google eyes. Then the version with my printable. I added some eye stickers to my printable to give the lid some dimension but this is optional.
Then I folded the tops down on each bag and closed with a clothespin. Love those colorful clothespins? I also used a little Scotch Expressions tape on those as well.
I have three gifts ready for giving in about 15 minutes. Plus what an impression these bags will make on the gift giver! Which one is your favorite? Hurry and buy the Scotch Expressions tape to make your own version of these great bags.
- Visit MostGiftedWrapper.com/SPO and view the official rules.
- To enter: Create and submit an original three-minute video describing why you have what it takes to be the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper. In the video, display at least one gift that you have wrapped and provide your best gift-wrapping tip. Enter now through Sept. 22, 2013! The first 25 people to submit qualified entries will receive a Scotch Brand Prize Pack with an assortment of colored and patterned tapes from the new Scotch Expressions line of products.
- To tell a friend or family member: Complete the online form to send information about entering the contest. If your friend or family member is declared the winner of the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest, you will win $500!
To win: Eight finalists will be chosen to receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete for the $10,000 grand prize and the title of the 2013 Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper. Contestants will convene at Celsius at Bryant Park on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, to demonstrate their gift-wrapping skills and compete midst a live band and a flurry of holiday magic at the park’s retail shops, ice skating rink and holiday tree.