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Color Palettes

Mint, Kraft, Black and Gold

August 3, 2011

I have a current love affair with this soft, pretty mint color and it seems to be popping up everywhere these days! Although I love the quiet femininity of this color, I know most grooms-to-be would probably gag at the girlyness of it all so I thought to myself, what if I butch-it-up a bit? Make it more fiancé-friendly? A more manly mint might not be everyone’s cup of tea but here’s a try…

– gia

Photo Credits:
row 1: Antonio Berardi Resort Collection 2011 | Louis Reith via Mint
row 2: Tear Drop earring by beautyspot | gold pumps from Charlotte Russe | ice cream cup from Eat Drink Chic
row 3: Coining Necklace from Anthro | image via the chriselle factor

From The Archives

DIY Download: Straw Flags

December 17, 2010

Becca’s back with another adorable download! Enjoy…

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I’ve got another DIY download for you, just in time for all those holiday parties around the corner.  Use these simple straw flags to dress up any beverage (even Santa’s)!

Here’s what you’ll need and how to make them:

Tools: Shown above: (A) Cutting mat  (B) Ruler  (C) Straws  (D) Permanent double-sided sticky tape  (E) X-Acto Knife  (F) Paper

Step 1: Print out the downloadable template onto colored paper of your choice (for a homey, hand-made feel, I used brown Kraft paper)

Step 2: Cut out straw flags along the solid lines.

Step 3: Place double-sided stick tape on the back of one half side of the flag.  Make sure your tape starts from the middle so that it will stick to the straw (and prevents flag from sliding down).

Step 4: Place straw on flag, fold over, and press firmly.  Ta-da!  All done.

I’ve also created three different sayings for you, available in three different text colors – black, red, and green.  With all the paper colors and straw colors out there, the different color combinations are absolutely endless!  Hope these straw flags will add that extra little bit of pizazz to your next party!

– Becca

Download Straw Flags

From The Archives

DIY Download: Paper Bag Favor Labels

March 6, 2009

Remember this inspiration board we published earlier this week? Well, it inspired us! We’ve created a little something which we think would work really well with a simple, stylish backyard barbeque wedding. Favors for your guests (we’re thinking homemade cookies or some other edible treat) could be displayed in paper bag lunch sacks embellished with these labels:

free DIY download

free DIY download - favor labels

Super easy and super affordable! Downright cheap, really. Here’s how:

Step 1: You’ll need your tools. Shown in image 1 above: (A) Brown paper lunch bags – available at most grocery stores for under $5.00 for a package of 100. You can also apply the labels to white paper bags if the kraft bags aren’t your style. (B) Ruler (C.) x-acto knife – a must-have for any crafter! (D.) a bone folder – another must-have (E.) Double-sided tape or (F.) Duck Easy-Stick® Double Stick Adhesive (I personally prefer the Easy-Stick over regular two-sided tape because it’s really fast and easy to use).

Step 2: Print our free template on your color printer (download link below).

Step 3: Use the bone folder and ruler to score along the dotted “fold” line on the template.

Step 4: Trim out the labels using your ruler and x-acto knife. Be sure to use a cutting mat – it cushions the x-acto blade and saves your surfaces from nicks and scratches. Fold the label along the score mark you created with the bone folder. Pre-folding the label makes it much easier to apply later.

Step 5: Using the bone folder and ruler, score the paper bag for easy folding. We made the score 1.5 inches from the top of our bag.

Step 6: Fold the paper bag at the score mark then fold a second time. Run the bone folder along the edges to make a nice, crisp fold. Pre-folding the bags will make it much easier to have a uniform look when all the favors are displayed…it will also make assembly easier and faster.

Step 7: Fill the bags with your goodies then fold the tops down. (note: If filling with cookies or any other edible favor, be sure to put them in a box or glassine bag first so you won’t get grease spots on your paper bags). Using the Easy-Stick, apply adhesive the the back of the label. Add label to bag – the long side of the label should be on the same side as the bag’s fold. The  short side of the label wraps around to the back of the bag.

Step 8: Display and enjoy!

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New colors and designs are now available in our online store! Since we’ve had so many requests for additional colors, we’ve decided to offer our Paper Bag Favor Labels in over 50 gorgeous colors and three new designs! With so many options, you’re sure to find the perfect palette and design for your shindig! 

Click on the link below to download the red template or visit our store for more options! Happy crafting!

Download Paper Bag Favor Labels

Color Palettes

Coral, Kraft and Yellow

March 4, 2009

This combination would work really well for a chic destination wedding (imagine how amazing it would be with the tropical turquoise ocean as a backdrop!) but would also be appropriate for a Spring wedding.

The bride and bridesmaids: Either a white or ivory dress would work well for the bride. Some bridesmaids could wear yellow dresses while others wear coral.

The groom and groomsmen: The men could wear light colored khaki suits with white shirts and coral colored ties. The boutonnières would add a little yellow to their lapels.

Accents and Details: Simple kraft favor boxes could be accented with coral and yellow ribbon. Centerpieces would incorporate soft yellow and pale orange blooms.

Stationery Options: Any of our wedding invitations printed in Gold ink on Ecru paper would work well – just choose the design which would work best with your wedding style. Our Josephine Save The Date or McKenna Save The Date (in Ginger/Putty) would also work nicely with this palette.

We are now guest blogging on Southern Weddings! See an extended version of this palette here.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Martha Stewart, J. Crew
row 2: Jose Villa, Leigh Miller Photography
row 3: J. Crew