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June 01, 2013

Fourth of July Party Printables

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Swag
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May 14, 2013

Five Alarm Guest Dessert Feature {& Tissue Fire Backdrop Tutorial}

There are not enough words to describe how much we love this cake pop display (scroll down below for a tutorial on how to create the tissue paper fire backdrop). This five alarm party was styled by Virginie at That Cute Little Cake for her little boy’s second birthday. Virginie found a design of his favorite cartoon character, Fireman Sam, in a book and knew she had to make that cake for him. She…
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April 25, 2013

Spring Showers Guest Dessert Feature {& DIY Paper Flower Tutorial}

This Spring baby shower was styled by Sasha, one of our readers in Atlanta for her friend. We adore this whole set up. How great is the backdrop that she made?  We also love the cupcake flower pots with the DIY paper flower toppers. {scroll down for Sasha’s how to}. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included lemon cookies, lemon cake pops, tangy lemon bars, dry pineapple, mini chocolate cupcakes and key lime…
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March 06, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Tip Sheet

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and we have plenty of fun posts for you over the next week. It is no secret that many like to drink green ale and whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day. Many say it became popular to drink on St. Patty’s Day because the ban on meat and alcohol during lent is lifted on that holiday. Whatever the case, we came up with some hangover helper tips to help…
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February 21, 2013

Crafty Oscar Party Gift Bag Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with yet another fun Oscar post.  We know we’ve inundated you with Oscar ideas, but hopefully we’ve inspired you to throw an Oscar party and have armed you with enough ideas {see links below for golden ideas} for the big night. We’re back with some fun crafty Oscar party swag ideas. We put together gift bags for a project this week and thought we’d share some pictures of the crafty ideas…
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February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Oscar Party Goody Bags

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
One of our favorite parts of planning a party is figuring out how we are going to send our guests home with goodies. These movie ticket goody bags are the perfect way to send your friends home from your Oscar party with a sweet treat. They are super cute and so easy to make {see the steps below}. After you make them, fill a cellophane bag with candy or our Walk of Fame Brownies, tie…
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February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Who Will Win?

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We are back with another fun game for your Oscar soiree. We shared our fun Name That Artist game yesterday and have shared some more fun Oscar ideas and free printables here and here. Now we’re back with a custom 2013 Academy Awards Ballot. Like the printables we’ve already shared, we designed the Oscar Ballot in black and white with an old Hollywood glam motif. Double click here to print out the printable and hand…
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February 19, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Name That Artist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with more fun Oscar game and FREE printables. If you missed it, head over to here and here for Oscar Movie Mixology recipes/recommendations, Favorite Film Flags, and our Red Carpet Guessing Game. Now for another fun Oscar party game…Who doesn’t love the game Taboo? If you are not familiar, it is a word-guessing game with the objective for the player to prompt his/her partner to guess the word on the card without using…
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February 15, 2013

Academy Award Cocktail Bar – Oscar Movie Mixology

We’re back with Part II of our Oscar 2013 Party glam posts. If you missed part I, be sure to click here for our Red Carpet Guessing Game. On to the drinks. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I always greet my guests with a drink. You can have a lot of fun “dressing” up your drinks for the Oscars. A simple gold gift wrap paper “cuff” glammed up the plain glasses above, while movie tickets…
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February 15, 2013

Oscar 2013 Party Ideas: Part I {Red Carpet Prediction Guessing Game FREE Printable}

I don’t know about you, but the Oscars have always been one of my favorite awards show.  There is something about the glitz and glamour that has me counting down the hours until all of the artists hit the red carpet. I love how it is also an opportunity to finally see some of the other artists that contribute to the production of a movie. Since I’m so jazzed up about  the Oscars, I’m sharing…
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January 30, 2013

Ad-Bowl Scorecard Game for 2013 SuperBowl

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
Yesterday, we showed our version of the ANTI-SUPERBOWL party. For many, the Superbowl is ALL about the commercial breaks. We loved the Honda Matthew “Bueller” Broderick ad last year. What will the winner ad be this year? So we came up with a fun AdBowl activity for you all to do with your guests… Here is a fun activity for those who are looking forward to the commercial breaks. Add this AdBowl game to your…
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April 06, 2012

Necco Wafer Runner – Sweet Designs Sneak Peek

Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. UPDATE:  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. The winners of the KitchenAid Mixer have all been contacted. They are: Bakerella: Ann Hostess with the Mostess:  Erica Oh Joy: Colene Babble: Alyssa How Does She: Kate Creature Comforts: Caroline 100 Layer Cake: Stephanie Sweet Designs: Cindy Our International Winner: Catherine Thank you, again, to everyone who participated. We hope you had…
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January 17, 2012

Fashion Accessories Collection with Wrigley {Recipe}

We hope you were here yesterday to check out our A-line shift cookie collection made using Wrigley products.  Here are some more fun ideas for using gum and candy for decorating sweets for fashion week, an awards show, or for a treat for someone who simply loves fashion. We used Wrigley gum, Life Savers®, and Skittles® to create a quilted purse, studded cuff, and bling-y ring.  Since gum is malleable, it is easy to turn…
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January 16, 2012

Red Carpet Cookies with Wrigley {Recipe}

Since we’re all talking fashion today after last night’s Golden Globes Awards, we thought I’d share a fun project we did for Wrigley. As you may have seen here and here, we’ve partnered with Wrigley to show candy fans, party stylists, and DIY’ers everywhere how Wrigley gum and candy can be used in many other fun or delicious ways. When we first received all of the Wrigley products, one of the first things that came…
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December 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Crafting with Michaels on Anderson

About a month ago, I worked with Michaels on a fun crafting project with kids and moms on Anderson. While the crafting project was for Thanksgiving, I think many of you can do the same craft with your kids for the last days of Chanukah and Christmas. A little about the segment…I’m sure many of you know, but Anderson Cooper has a new daytime talk show and it is fabulous. Anderson had a Thanksgiving special…
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October 27, 2011

Easy Spooky Mini Pumpkin Pudding for Tori Spelling’s EdiTORial

Photography by Allan Zepeda. We’re so happy to be on Tori Spelling’s EdiTORial today.  Hop on over there to see the full post. PS – We loved creating these spooky little guys.  They are perfect for dessert for a kid or adult Halloween party. It is easy to do and quite delicious. Below are the DIY pictures, instructions and stencil to create these spooky, yet sweet, pudding pumpkins. Ingredients: 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla…
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August 18, 2011

Back to School Roundup Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Kids
Photo Credits: 1) Ruled Paper Table Decor 2)  Ruler Wreath 3) Apple Oreo Pops in Pencil Vase 4) School Supply Cupcakes We are back today with some more Back to School inspiration.  Each year, I try to do something special with my boys to get them excited for school.  Whether it is baking cupcakes or crafting something to put on their backpacks, we always do something together that is creative and collaborative.  I love the…
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August 09, 2011

Cherry Blossom Branch Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Great Finds
A few weeks ago, we featured this table from Susana of citrusandorange.  We fell in love with the beautiful clay peony flowers that were created by Diane from DK Designs of Hawaii. Diane has shared her exquisite craft of creating clay florals on the Martha Stewart Show and today she is sharing her craft here with you.  Diane is going to give you all an exclusive tutorial on how to create her cherry blossoms.  …
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August 01, 2011

Back To School Chalkboard Cookies – DIY Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Kids
It is hard to believe that it is almost time for the kids to go back to school.  This summer flew by for me.  My little one will be starting kindergarten while my oldest son will be a big shot entering 1st.  These chalkboard cookies from Kathryn at Sugarturntable are the perfect way to send your kids back to school with a smile on their face.  See the tutorial from Kathryn below. SUPPLIES: -Baked Sugar…
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July 25, 2011

DIY Hoop Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
In case you missed it on Friday, you must check out the Vintage Sewing Party guest dessert feature from Christine at Pure Joy Events.  One of our favorite details was the embroidered hoops which Christine so creatively used in lieu of place cards.  We are sew excited to have Christine back today for an exclusive tutorial for creating those hoops.  This crafty tutorial will not only yield a great visual impact, but the materials…