Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Free Printable: Paris Is Always A Good Idea


This week's party continues here.

When my hard drive crashed in December and I had to re-build my fonts and graphics collection, I came upon the site Designbundles.net.  It's free and fee, meaning there are a bunch of free graphics bundles, vectors, SVG files  you can download for free, and there are packages you can buy. 

I created this fun Paris printable using the weekly free bundle "I Love Paris

To download, click on image , bring to full res, right click, save as. 




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hats Off To A Happy New Year !

NYE Table 1

We don’t do a lot for New Year’s Eve and haven’t gone out for it in years. Still, I do like to make it festive and while I don’t switch out all of my holiday decor, I did re-do my Christmas table for New Year’s.

As a blogger for Oriental Trading Company, I had a great opportunity to have some fun with some of their party planning products, and to plan a party of my choice.  I went with a black and white Parisian theme, perfect for New Year’s Eve.

Centerpiece:
NYE Centerpiece 3

For the centerpiece, I decided to make a New Year’s Hat ( similar to the Snowman hat I did for Christmas) using a coffee can and scrapbook paper.

NYE Centerpiece

For this you will need:
  • Empty Coffee Can
  • Scrapbook paper ( Black and White Paper Pack, OTC)
  • Paper Straws ( Black and White Stripe, OTC)
  • Glittered cardstock
  • Mirrored Cardstock
  • Die cut letters
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
Measure and cut paper to fit around the can. Adhere with strong adhesive ( I used a strong double sided tape). Cut a larger circle from the glittered cardstock for the brim and hot glue the bottom of the can to the brim.

NYE Centerpiece 1

Once your basic “hat” is constructed, embellish however you like! I used some leftover ribbon, pipe cleaners, and a button. I used more paper from the stack  along with mirror cardstock and my Silhouette to make the signs that went into my hat.

NYE Centerpiece 2

In keeping with the hat theme, I made these mini top hat table decorations. You could also make these wearable by gluing to a headband.

Mini Top Hats:
  • Heavy Cardstock
  • Hot Glue
  • Embellishments
Mini Top Hat

I found the pattern here: Mini Top Hat Tutorial and cut the pieces out of silver glitter cardstock

Mini Top Hats

To finish off the mini top hats, I added bows made from ribbon leftover from Christmas and little pennants I made on my computer and adhered with the striped paper straws I used in the centerpiece:

NYE Pennant Straw

I also made little party hats out of these polka dot treat cones from OTC:

NYE party cones

NYE Table Decor 

I used some leftover tinsel garland to embellish. The galvanized pails are also from OTC and were perfect for holding napkins  and utensils (both from Oriental Trading Company). I used some Paris themed washi tape and gold vinyl to decorate the pails.

NYE Galvanized Buckets

And even though no one in my house will actually eat the black eyed peas, since they’re a symbol of good luck for New Years ( and they matched my color theme) I used them to weigh down my buckets.

NYE Black Eyed Peas

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year’s Eve . Thanks for being part of the fun here at The Answer Is Chocolate in 2014, and looking forward to new adventures in 2015!

Oriental Trading Company products used in this post ( I was provided with products used in this post but ideas and opinions are mine)



NYE Table 1

Monday, July 25, 2011

Paris Plaque

I went a little nuts over some Graphic 45 papers I found recently at a local stamp store called Impress. I love my finds at Michaels and JoAnn’s, but I also like to support my local independent retailers . Share the love. How gorgeous is this paper!
Graphics 45 Paris Paper
It’s a page of postage stamps of the Eiffel Tower with one larger image. I’d been in Lowe’s recently, making the Lowe’s people crazy like I do when I go there for stuff to not use for its intended purpose and bought some wood “plinths” I think they’re called.
I painted one with taupe and dry brushed with some white then Mod Podged a black and cream paper from Recollections Elegance paper pack on the back and part of the front. I cut out the largest image from the sheet and MP’d it on top.
Paris Plaque
Didn’t even sand the wood because it was in pretty good shape and I wanted a rough look anyway. Finished the whole thing with black and cream paper flowers, buttons and a self adhesive pearl . OK one time where less is more. One. Time!
Paris Vignette
It’s on a hall table with a collection of milk glass and a few other altered pieces.
Paris Black and White
Also wanted to play with one of the Art settings on my camera!
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