Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Holly-Lou's Paper Parties....and More" photo shoot prep...

Here are the products I have been working on for "Holly-Lou's Paper Parties....and More" photo shoot. I made things for a "Super Hero" boys birthday party theme. I made a candy stick, cupcake wrapper, cupcake topper, sour cream candy holder, invitation, thank you card, a mask for kids to wear on their face, and tags for the candy sticks and sour cream containers. Everything turned out so cute!
Melissa made a "Princess" themed birthday party for a girl. I made candy the sticks and tags, the crown for little girls to wear on their head, the cupcake wrapper, and the cupcake topper. She doesn't have the same cartridges I have so I made these to go with her theme. These turned out super cute too!
Melissa also made baby shower products and I made a cupcake wrapper and a cupcake topper to go with what she made. She had bubbles in her theme and the cupcake wrapper turned out perfect! It looks like bubbles! She also had duckies so the topper fits perfect too! She doesn't have the same Cricut cartridges I have and that is why I made these. These turned out so cute!

Thank you's....

Here are the thank you's I made for the guests that came to the boys' birthday party.
Here are the Christmas thank you's I made. I know, I know. I am way late with these but better late then never! Right?

Valentine's Day Favors....

These are some Valentine's favors I made for my son's preschool class. I used a small fry box for a template and made them out of cardstock. I then covered them with Valentine paper. I filled them with a mini notebook I decorated, a pencil, a sucker I made a paper covering for and a candy stick filled with m & m's. I made sixteen of them and they were my first attempt. They turned out so cute!!

Here are individual pics of each item as well as pics of them all put together!

Candy Sticks
Suckers with Wrappers
Notebooks - I made a girls one and a boys one. I was in such a hurry I wasn't able to get a pic of the girls' one. Oh well. Here are pics of some of the boy ones. I didn't get pics of all the patterns.
Here are the kids' favors all put together.
I made the gable boxes for his teachers. I made them out of cardstock and then covered them with Valentine paper as well. These were so much fun! I loved the way they turned out! This was the first time I attempted these too and I love them!! I will definitely be making more of these in the future! If I wasn't in such a time crunch, I would have decorated them more. As it was, I was running out the door ten minutes late for his preschool class!!


Wow! I can't believe it has been three weeks since my last post!! Life has been busy, busy, busy!! My cousin and I are trying to launch our new business!! We are marketing paper products such as party favors, party decorations, glass etching, gifts and more!! We have chosen "Holly-Lou's Paper Parties.....and More" for our name!! I am so excited!! Needless to say, this has taken up most of my time and my family and house have taken up the rest! I have been working on products for our photo shoot. Melissa, my cousin, has a friend who is a photographer and she agreed to take some photos of our products for our business cards and blog! I know they are going to turn out great!! We have our first bazaar coming up the weekend of March 20th. We also have our first event which we are coordinating and making things for the weekend after that! So, life has been tremendously hectic and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down!! And now everyone is sick!!