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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

5 Fun Ways To Use Kids Birthday Party Stickers This Summer

Great Ideas for using Kids Party Stickers

Kids love stickers.  That's a fact.  Personalized stickers only add to the enjoyment.  So, if you're planning a birthday party for your favorite boy or girl, you're going to want to have plenty of stickers on hand.  Here's 5 fun ways that you can use them at your party this summer. 

1.  Use stickers to play games at the party.  There are lots of fun games you can play at the party using stickers.  One such game would require each child to receive a set number of stickers when they arrive at the party.  One forbidden code word like "Birthday" or something even harder to not say like "cool" or "wow"  is given to everyone when they receive their set of stickers.  Anyone who hears someone else say the code word gets to put a sticker on them.  The game continues on until someone has no more stickers and they are declared the winner.

You can even create teams for other types of games with stickers.  One group wears one color or type of matching stickers while the other group wears a different one.

 2.  Use them to decorate the dessert.  You can use two stickers with a toothpick stuck in the middle as a fun, easy and inexpensive way to personalize and decorate cake, cupcakes, ice cream or anything else you're serving.

To save money you can even get away with using one sticker with a same-sized color coordinated piece of paper stuck on the back of the sticker with the toothpick in between.

3.  Decorate the dessert table.  Another great food-based idea is to stick them to the wrappers of lollypops to be used to decorate your dessert table.  We did this for my granddaughter's christening last summer and everyone loved them. 

This works well if you choose pops that are fairly close in size to the stickers you purchase.  We used 2 inch round Pink Swirl Pops with round stickers and included her name and the date of the party on them.  Everyone commented on how cute they were. 

We used some of them to stick out on top of our candy jars and just laid others randomly on the table with great effect.

4.  Use them to personalize Thank You favors.  Use personalized or photo Thank You stickers on your party favors to make them so much more personal and definitely more cute.  We love the one featured at the top of this post.

Personalize and order the featured Thank You Stickers HERE

You'll need a photo of the birthday child already available on your computer so that you can easily upload it onto the sticker template.

5.  Stickers can even BE the party favor if you choose wisely.  Give each child a set of stickers personalized with their own names or just choose something that matches your party theme like these adorable Beach Ball stickers for a pool party.

At Zazzle, there's all kinds of templates and party themes to choose from so you're sure to find the perfect ones to match your colors, theme or just your child's imagination.

See all of the Stickers available HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, January 31, 2014

Use Personalized Chubby Business Cards as Kids Valentines, Invitations and more!

I just found a post at the Zazzle blog that teaches how to use chubby business cards  as personalized DIY (kind of) Kids Valentine Cards. 

Of course you can use regular sized business cards but chubby business cards are a bit larger than standard sized cards.  They measure a nice 3.5" x 2.5" and are sold 100 to a pack. 

What a super duper great idea!  Don't you think?  It's one of those, I really wish I had thought of that myself moments. I mean, how sweet to put a photo of your child on their very own Valentines? You know their friends will be super jealous of their special cards and each card becomes a keepsake of Valentine's Day this year.

 Here's the link to the original post at Zazzle that shows exactly how easy this is to do: DIY Business Cards As Kids Valentine’s Day Cards

As soon as I saw it, I realized that these types of cards could come in handy for so many other occasions as well such as hand-out-only birthday party invitations, cards for other occasions, end of school forget-me-nots, etc., etc., ETC.

Here's the link to the custom business card template  shown above.  You'll need to upload a photo of your child, or children, from your computer and all of the text can be easily customized and changed to say whatever you like.

 Until next time,

Friday, January 17, 2014

Planning an Academy Awards Party?

This year, the Academy Awards will take place on March 2, 2014.  Will you be inviting friends and family over to watch the festivities with you?

If you enjoy watching alone, just think how much fun it will be to watch it with a group of your favorite people.

They've already announced the nominees but there's still plenty of time to get your party together, and go see all the nominated movies you might have missed like I plan to do.

The party planning for this is super easy.  You'll only really need some star-studded appetizers, maybe a pizza or two and a bottle of wine, or you can make it a strictly coffee and cake kind of evening.

Most of all you'll want to have on hand  some way of keeping track of everyone's choices for the winners.  That's what will make the most fun.  Simple notepads and pens or pencils work fine for this.

I've featured a fun personalized Annual Movie Awards Party Invite here to help you gather the gang together for the evening.

I found a fun board at Pinterest where they've shared lots of great ideas for a Hollywood/Academy Awards Party.

Here's hoping your favorite movie wins.
Until next time,

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ahead Warp Zillion! Bloom County Cards, Custom Postage and Postcards

The Bloom County comic strip by Berkeley Breathed ran through much of the 80's. It captured the hearts and minds of many with it's comical look at small-town America. Granted, Breathed's version of the time period included animals that spoke and children with extremely accelerated vocabularies.

The cast included the child newspaper reporter, Milo Bloom, Bill the Cat, famous for his "Pbthhh" line, an optomistic penguin named Opus along with many other characters who took up residence in the Bloom boarding house.

At Zazzle, Bloom County lives again through cards, custom postage, postcards and other fun gift items.

You can delight a fan of this famous strip by creating a personalized greeting just for them.

Here's a few of my personal favorites:  
Ahead Warp Zillion!! Greeting Cards
Ahead Warp Zillion!! Greeting Cards
Stop and Savor Life's Wonders Cards
Stop and Savor Life's Wonders Cards
Opus, Hello! Greeting Cards
Opus, Hello! Greeting Cards  

And of course the ever popular:

You'll find a million uses for these fun cards including wishing your friends and family continued success, congratulations, acknowledgement and just brightening someone's day.

You're going to love the cost and quality of these cards too.  They're full-color printed on your choice of card stock and come complete with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Until next time,


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Photo Thanksgiving Cards - Start a New Tradition!

Christmas is always so busy, wouldn't it be nice to get your yearly family photo cards out earlier than that?

Why not start a new family tradition by sending your family and friends a beautiful Thanksgiving card instead?

The featured greeting card measures 5.25" x 5.25" square and holds 3 gorgeous images that you easily upload from your computer. Personalize with your family name and the year and you've got a stunning one-of-a-kind greeting that everyone will cherish. A gorgeous orange maple leaf and border completes the look.

Each comes with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.   There's no worries about the quality because these full-color cards are printed on your choice of several different types of card stock.  Pricing will be determined by your choice.

Learn more and/or order your Autumn Maple Leaf Thanksgiving Holiday Photo Greeting Card

There's lots more sensational Thanksgiving designs to choose from.  Visit  Thanksgiving Cards to see the rest.

There now, once you've got the cards taken care of, it should be smooth sailing through the rest of the holiday season.

Until next time, 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pemberton & Oakes Personalized Greeting Cards and Postage Capturing Beautiful Childhood Moments

Touching The Sky Card
The Enchanted Forest Greeting Card

The images on these Pemberton & Oakes Ltd. greeting cards and postage are absolutely gorgeous. There's just no other words to describe them. Each captures a moment from early childhood that tells a story and recreates a moment in time that will never be forgotten.

By searching through the collection you'll find images depicting a child meeting its baby sibling for the first time, children interacting with pets and many of the designs feature boys and girls discovering and exploring the beauty of nature and the magnificence of the world around them. The expressions on their faces are priceless and the expressive storytelling these paintings reflect in a single image is simply amazing.

September Girl Card
Tiny Treasures Greeting Cards

You may have seen these paintings before on gift ware, stationery and collectibles. The Pemberton and Oakes company has been licensing inspirational and motivational artwork since 1977 and have copyrights to 112 paintings by Donald Zolan. This is an opportunity to purchase and personalize greeting cards and postage with many of those beautiful prints.

You'll find a card to celebrate any occasion including something to welcome a new baby,weddings, birthdays, Christmas, and many other occasions  and you can even use them to create personalized invitations by adding all of your information inside each card. Or you can skip the personalization process completely and buy them plain to be written on when an occasion arises.

I'm Thankful Too Stamps First Kiss Stamp

I'm betting you might even want to purchase a few to frame and display in your home, or as a gift to a special child in your life and its parents. I think these would look terrific displayed in a baby or toddler's bedroom.

Click on the featured images to learn more about each one.  You'll find the complete selection of cards, postcards and USPS approved custom postage stamps, by visiting the Pemberton & Oakes Special Collection.

Or visit their Zazzle shop to see everything available.

Until next time,

Christmas Secret Greeting Card

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Inspire Someone With Motivational Postcards

Get the Featured Postcard
Do you know someone who could use a little boost? Or maybe even a big one?

Do you have a friend or family member who's struggling with something large or small?

Of course you do. Just about everyone could use a bit of motivation once in a while. Whether it's a student struggling with math, a parent who's learning to live alone, someone faced with a job switch, a medical issue or some other obstacle they need to conquer, a few words from you can mean so much.

Did you know you can find those words of wisdom, inspiation and motivation on a postcard?

At Zazzle, there are literally thousands of beautiful and unique motivational postcards so there's sure to be one that fits your situation perfectly.  And at around a dollar a piece, give or take a few cents, you can certainly afford to make someone's day.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote Postcards

These can be perfect for:
The college student living away from home for the first time.
Someone fighting Cancer or any other illness.
A single mom facing daily struggles.
Your child who's facing a tough day at school.
Anyone starting a new career.
Someone going through a divorce.
Or anybody in another life changing situation.

All of the postcards measure the standard size of 4.25" x 5.6" and are full-color printed on 120lb card stock with a glossy finish.  They can be easily personalized or purchased as is.  There's no minimum number to buy and they all come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Visit Motivational Postcards to choose the ones that are perfect for your needs.

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Can You Do with Vintage-Look Travel Postcards?

Vintage Travel...postcard
Vintage Travel, Arc de Triomphe Paris France Postcard
Hawaii - Where Dreams Begin Postcard
South Island New Zealand Travel Poster Postcards
Vintage Travel Florence Firenze Italy Bridge River Postcard
Vintage Travel, Famous New York City Landmarks Postcards

Did you know that Zazzle has thousands of vintage-look postcards that can be personalized and customized to suit all of your needs?

Well, now you know.

These are really fun to use for creating unique invitations and announcements for just about any event from a small birthday get-together to a large corporate event. If you're planning a destination wedding you could even use them for your save the date cards.

Your favorite vintage travel designs are reproduced on high quality ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.  They measure the standard 4.25" x 5.6" and there's no minimum order size so you can get one of each design that you like... if you like.

After choosing the ones you like best, click 'customize it' to add all of your information to the back.

Best of all, when you choose to send a postcard instead of an actual invite or greeting card, not only is the postage cheaper, .32 at the time of this posting, but so is the cost of the card because most of these adorable antique looking lovelies cost around a dollar each, give or take a few cents depending on the ones you choose.

If you're not in the market for invites, these beauties could also become inexpensive art for your home if you frame them.

Then again, you could always use them for their intended use, as a quick little greeting to your friends and family.

Visit Vintage Travel Postcards to find the one that's perfect for your needs.

Until next time,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stunning Watercolor Postcard Art

I love collecting post cards, old and new.

I also really love watercolor art so when I found the artist, BIGSTOCK, at Zazzle, I was thrilled beyond words.

For me, I enjoy the softness and tranquility of watercolors.  There's a sense of peacefulness and quiet about them that relaxes me and makes me feel happy.  That's why I enjoy placing them in all of the different rooms of my home.

If you're into watercolor designs of any type, one visit to the BIGSTOCK shop will have you in heaven.  Many of their beautiful art work is also available on other custom products but for me, it's the postcards that I love best.

The reason being is that I can afford to buy as many as I like in all of the styles and colors to match my every room and my every mood.  After purchasing, I frame them and display mini masterpieces all over my home.

It's fun to change them out with the seasons too.

They feature a huge selection of many different artistic styles including; Florals, Geometric, Abstract, Ombre, Animals and Tonal, to name but a few.  Here's a small sample of what you'll find there.

Colorful Rooster. Calligraphy and watercolor. Postcards Beautiful woman with a fan. postcard

Street in old part of prague postcards Cherry Blossoms Watercolor 7 Post Cards

Of course, you can also use them for their intended purposes for sending greetings to friends or as personalized invitations. 

You'll see their complete selection of postcards and greeting cards HERE.  Make sure you've got some free time on your hands before visiting.  I think you'll want to browse through everything.

Until next time,

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Getty Images on Cards and Postcards: Create your own invitations and greeting cards!

Adult Giraffe with Calf
Everyone knows you'll find some of the best photos and images online at Getty Images.  That's where the best photographers and graphic designers keep and sell their stock images.  One search and you'll find everything from animals and famous buildings to destinations; things that are cute to things that look crazy; images that are fun, funny and not so funny and just about everything in between.

Getty prides itself with having the "industry's best and broadest collections of imagery" - "including award-winning news, sport and entertainment content, plus rare and contemporary archival imagery."

Did you know that you can purchase cards and postcards with many of the designs available at Getty Images? And you can easily personalize and customize each one.

This opens up an entire new world for invites and greetings sent by you. Imagine finding the perfect image for a friend or family member and then simply adding your own text to create one of a kind cards or postcards that say exactly what your heart feels.
Aurora Borealis

And with so many to choose from, you can do just that.

One visit to their Prophoto shop at Zazzle will get your juices going with ideas for so many different things I think your head will be spinning... in a good way.

My best advice is to start HERE to see all of the cards, postcards and custom postage stamp images available for you to use today.  There's always new images being added.

You're going to be amazed at the high quality of the pictures that are being made available to you and I think you'll agree that unless you're a professional photographer yourself, there's no way you'd get these shots on your own.

Once you find something perfect, click "Customize It" located directly underneath the item and you'll find everything you need on the right hand side to add names, text, dates and even your own pictures to your one-of-a-kind professional card or invitation.

Be sure to play around with the fonts, and colors too to make your design really special and unique.

You'll be able to choose from several different types of card stock as well.

All of the cards come with a white envelope.  Of course, the postcards do not but everything you purchase at Zazzle has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Which is why I personally love them so much.

Until next time,

They look great on Holiday Cards and Gifts too!
Skyscraper Santa

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