Cupcake Toppers and Wraps

Hello friends! Happy Monday, and welcome to Birthday Week here on the blog. This week our designers will be sharing ideas for DIY birthday projects, from invitations, to decor, to gift wrap, and more. Be sure to check back each day for some fresh inspiration. Enjoy!

Aly Dosdall here to share some pretty cupcake wraps and toppers for a birthday party. The colors I chose are inspired by spring, but you can make these in different colors to fit your needs.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the cupcake toppers I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the number that reflects the age of the birthday child.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I made the number 8 because that’s the birthday my youngest daughter will be celebrating. You can make any number or letter for your toppers–simply follow the instructions in the included booklet.

Then I used the DIY Party Board to make my cupcake wraps.

I trimmed my cardstock to 7×7 inches (as explained on the board) and then followed the instructions to cut a cupcake wrap. CLICK HERE for an overview video of the tool on our YouTube channel.

Before assembling the cupcake wraps and toppers, I added some beautiful foil polka dots with Heidi Swapp toner reactive paint, a stencil, a foam makeup applicator, some foil sheets and my Minc.

I love the organic, handmade look of the toner paint. Mixed media fans will love it too! Once I finished “minc-ing” my party decor, I assembled my wraps with Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Tape.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I cut a section of some striped paper straws and attached them to the back of the cupcake toppers so I could insert them in the cupcakes. I love using the paper straws for toppers–they’re not only decorative and colorful, but you know they’re food safe as well.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today! I hope this project has inspired you. Be sure to check back each day this week for more birthday project inspiration from our design team. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
American Crafts 12×12 Cardstock
Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape
Paper Straws–Blue and Pink
Heidi Swapp Minc and Starter Kit
Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil–Teal, Green, Gold, Hot Pink

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap

Hello friends, it’s Aly Dosdall here today! I’m so excited to share my DIY Party Board project with you. I decided to create something with a bit of a twist. I used one of the standard partyware items (treat pouch) and turned it into a pretty floral wrap!

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I followed the directions in the included instruction booklet to make a treat pouch. I cut my 12×12 kraft cardstock to 9×9 inches.

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Then, according to the directions, I used the A guide on number 11 to cut the paper into the required shape. To watch an overview video of how the DIY Party Board works, CLICK HERE.

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I used my Red Double Sided Sticky Thumb tape (my favorite for 3D projects) to adhere the paper into a cone shape, and then added a white paper doily, some twine, and embellishments.

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DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some pale pink rose buds and greens so I can take it to a friend who needs a little sunshine in her life.

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This floral wrap is perfect for a friend or neighbor gift, a bridesmaid gift, wedding decor, bridal shower decor, or for an anniversary party. You could also add some ribbon and hang one on your door for a spring door hanger. Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you have fun making DIY Party Board creations!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Moonstruck Ephemera
Moonstruck Washi Stickers
Gold Sequin Stickers
Jute Twine

 

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a confession. I have a thing for cake stands. It’s bad. I have many of them. Many, many cake stands. Once I saw the cool things you could create with the DIY Party Board, my mind instantly thought, hey, maybe I could make a cake stand with it!

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

These easy and adorable cupcake stands were a snap to create. No, really!

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Take a closer look at the DIY Party Board. It has the guide labels and placements for each project on the board!

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There are three moveable guides, all clearly labeled A, B, or C. The cutting blade fits inside each one, but stores in the A guide.

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The instruction book, included with the board, lists what size piece of paper you need for each project. To create my taller cupcake stand, I used the dimensions for the 9-ounce cup cover. I placed my Pink Paislee Moonstruck patterned paper in the corner, as shown.

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Then I placed my guide. The guides and the board are labeled for easy movement. And I love the pegs that hold the guides in place. There was never any slipping while cutting!

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You can see how the blade fits in the guide and cuts a perfect line. I repeated the same process for the shorter cupcake stand, using the dimensions for the 8-ounce ice cream cup cover.

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Once the paper was cut, I used Doubled-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape to hold the ends in place. A very strong adhesive is needed to keep the two sides together when being used as a base like this. The two ends of the cut patterned paper line up perfectly along the top and bottom, when they are the correct dimensions. So simple.

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the tops of the cupcake stands, I traced a small plate onto thin chipboard and then on Pink Paislee Moonstruck Chalkboard Floral patterned paper. The chipboard I used came from a cereal box. It added extra stability to the top, to support the cupcake.

Around the narrower end of the cup shapes, a line of glue from the Mini Cordless Hot Glue Gun was added. Then I placed the cup, or now the base, onto the underside of the top. By doing this “upside down,” it allows the base to settle into the top, and to be much more accurate when attempting to get the base in the center.

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Fringe Tape was adhered around the outside edge of the cupcake stand top. Sequin Stickers were also added. Pink Paislee Moonstruck Ephemera was used to create the butterfly cupcake picks. And, because the DIY Party Board also creates cupcake wraps, I had to wrap these in more patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection.

DIY Party Board Cupcake Stand by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What celebration will you create cupcake stands for?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board
Sequin Stickers
DIY Party Fringe Tape; Blossom
Pink Paislee: Moonstruck

Sticky Thumb Mini Cordless Hot Glue Gun
Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

DIY Party Hats

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I have some really cute party hats to share with you today that I created using the DIY Party Board and the Trim and Score Board. It’s so easy to create party hats using the Party Board.

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I started by trimming a 12″ piece of paper down to a 9×9″ square of paper.

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When I had the 9″ square of patterned paper I used the Party Board to cut it into shape. After cutting the paper I shaped it into a cone. I adhered the paper with strong liquid adhesive and staples. For this project I cut and adhered 3 party hats but the Party Board is so easy to use that you can create as many party hats as you’d like. Yes, they’re that easy to create.

DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I had the base of the party hat created I added a yarn pom pom at the top and three strands of yarn at the base. To embellish the front of the party hats I created rosettes using the Trim and Score board. I cut two strips of patterned paper (12″x1 1/2″) to create each rosette.

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I scored the strips at 1/2 inch, adhered them end to end, and accordion folded them.

DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I made each rosette slightly different by adding different die cuts and stickers.
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I LOVE how these party hats turned out. The DIY Party board made creating all these party hats a breeze. If you have an upcoming party (who doesn’t?) the DIY Party Board is a must have.DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board

Trim and Score Board

Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee

stapler

white yarn

adhesive

DIY Party Board Project Inspiration

Our new DIY Party Board will be hitting stores next month, and we wanted to share some project inspiration with you from our fabulous in-house design team. Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day treat pouches!

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What’s so cool about the DIY Party Board is that you can customize your partyware to match the holiday, season, or event that you’re creating for. Just swap out your papers and embellishments!

What kind of partyware would you make with the DIY Party Board?

 

Valentine Banner

Hello everyone! Soraya here with you today to share an easy tutorial to make your very own valentine banner! February is the month of love, hearts, bows … so let’s make our craft more romantic too!  We’ll see how to create one cute banner using the Banner Punch Board, how to create the word « LOVE » thanks to the Alphabet Punch Board, the Staple Board and sparkles, then we’ll make cute bows using the 1,2,3 Punch Board! Let’s go !

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Banner Punch Board is one amazing tool since it allows us to create 3 different shapes : pennant,  flag and crest banner! So to make this valentine banner, I’m going to use the 3 shapes in different sizes : the crest banner measures  (5×5,5 inch) :

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The flag banner measures (10×5,5 inch)

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And the triangle banner measures (4×5,5 inch)

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If you want to see more about this great tool, feel free to visit the We R Memory Keepers YouTube channel !

 

And here  is what you get when you finally cut them all ! Don’t hesitate to use different patterned papers or basic cardstocks to play on the contrasts. The crest ones will be placed on the flags and the triangle shaped will be placed inbetween them , so you’ll need 5 triangles, 4 crests and 4 flags. Don’t forget to punch the holes with the little punch you have on the top of the Banner Punch Board.

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Now, let’s decorate the flags! To make these cute little white bows, I used the fantastic 1,2,3 Punch Board. As you might know there is a size chart on this tool that allows you to chose how big you want your bow to be. I chose the medium (M) size, so I needed to cut 3 different stripes of white cardstock (according to the chart) before assembling them. (watch the video tutorial by Aly here)

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With some glitter tape, doilies and wooden clips I could easily decorate each pennant. The result is soft and cute!

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It’s time to put some love on this banner ! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and I also followed the instructions you can find in the little book to cut the letters L.O.V.E.  If you don’t know this punch yet then grab one asap you will love it !!

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For the glitter to stick on the letters, I put some double sided red tape on the bottom part of each letter. Then I started putting the clearest color on the top, took off the excess, put the medium shade, took off the excess and finally put the last color.

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Love how it finally turned !

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Before assembling the banner with pink twine, I used the Staple Board to attach the letters directly on the banner. The transparent guide (genius guide indeed !) helped me to place the staple where I wanted, so easy and so fun !

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And voilà ! This valentine banner is now ready to be hanged up !

Valentine's Day Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me, hope this project will inspire you to spread love all over your craft table !  Have a lovely day everyone!

Soraya.


Supplies :

Banner Punch Board

1,2,3 Punch Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Staple Board

Double sided red tape

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

Glitter tape and glitter powder

Papers by Pink Paislee

Twine

Doilies and wooden clips

GO BIG with the Template Studio!

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun project perfect for Valentine’s Day! When I was teaching years ago, I would always have my students make foam fortune cookies for a fun project at Valentine’s Day. While I have made the cookies in the past look great with patterned paper, I thought, why not take it up a notch and make huge fortune cookies!?!

Jumbo Valentine Fortune Cookies by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Valentine Fortune Cookies by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

These cookies were a snap to make with the We R Memory Keepers Template Studio and Circle Template. To make them large, I used 22×28 Designer Poster Board in different colors.

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After trimming the paper to size, according to the instructions included with the Circle Template Guide, I cut the circle out using the guide and blade. The instructions come on convenient cards that can be kept together with a loose-leaf ring, making it simple to create your shapes.

Tip: Roll and create waves with your circle of paper before attempting to create the cookie. This will get the fibers in the paper loosened. Doing this will allow the paper to bend more easily during the next steps.

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Fold the paper in half, as shown, but do not crease. Using your hand, create a dent in the center of the “fold.” Having the dent off-center will make the cookie look more realistic. I found that placing the edges of the circle between my knees made it easier to hold onto when creating the dent.

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Touch the two outside ends together and adhere with a hot glue gun. Other liquid glues and dry adhesives will not keep the sides together.

Jumbo Valentine Fortune Cookies by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the fortunes, the Mini Alphabet Punched help me create love phrases. I adhered the letters to strips of white cardstock. After determining how far out the fortunes needed to stick, I adhered the strip to the outer edge of the fortune cookie.

Jumbo Valentine Fortune Cookies by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Anyone else feeling lucky in love this Valentine’s Day? How you would use your fortune cookies?

Kimberly

Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit

Template Studio Guide Template; Circle

Designer Poster Board Pink Dots

Designer Poster Board Gold Foil Dots

Designer Poster Board Red Stripes

Mini Alphabet Punch

3×5 Metallic Paper Pad

12×12 White Bazzill Cardstock

Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun

Valentine Cupcake Toppers

Hello, We R Memory Keeper fans, Laura here. The holidays are the perfect time to share a special little treat with the ones you love. Today, I am going to show you how to make these fun sweet Valentine cupcake toppers using the new Precision Press and the Typecast typewriter.

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I started with the butterfly stamp set. Line up the guide on the precision press. I aligned mine in the upper right corner. This way I could add my paper flush along the edges of the lower guide to do multiple stamp designs with ease.

I created multiples of the same design. I aligned a square of white cardstock in the corner. I started using the peach colored stamp pad with stamp number one.I repeated this process on several sheets of plain white cardstock.

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In between stamps, I wiped off the guide with a baby wipe and dried with a cloth. Then, I used the pink stamp pad with the second stamp.

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Again, I did all my butterflies with stamp two before moving on.

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Lastly, I used the navy stamp pad and stamp three to create the outline of the butterfly. Then, I allowed all the stamped images to dry. Once they were completely dry, I cut around the edges of each butterfly leaving a small white border around each one.

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I used more white cardstock and the Typecast typewriter to stamp the words “sweet valentine” on the cardstock. I love how the typewriter gives my toppers a vintage feel.

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I cut circles around the words to create a background for my butterfly stamped images. I also cut out circles from this beautiful pink and gold striped paper from the Typecast collection.

To assemble my cupcake toppers, I started by adhering the white typed circle to the pink and gold paper using my sticky thumb adhesive. Then, I added an adhesive foam square to the back of the butterfly to attach it to the circles.

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I used a strip of washi tape to attach my lollipop sticks to the back of the cupcake toppers.

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This is the perfect way to share a ‘sweet’ treat with your ‘sweet’ valentine, this Valentine’s Day.

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These would be really adorable to make for a class party. And you could even use them without the lollipop sticks as a fun gift tag.

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Supplies:

 

Precision Press

Butterfly Layered Stamp

Mini Ink Pads Set

White Cardstock

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Paper Pad

Lollipop Sticks

Washi Tape

New Year’s Eve Party Decor

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love setting up decorations for New Year’s Eve, and while the store-bought things are just fine, making my own is much more fun. This year, I was inspired by the “Kiss Kiss” paper from the Urban Chic collection to create a “kiss me at midnight” display:

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Using the DIY Party Rosette Punch, I made several rosettes from Urban Chic patterned papers, We R Memory Keepers cardstock, and Bazzill cardstock and foil papers.

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To make the rosettes you see here, you will need two sheets of each paper. Cut each 12×12 sheet in half (6” x 12”). Score three halves at 0.5” increments and use the rosette punch to add the detailed edge. Fold and attach the three 6” x 12” pieces together to form the rosette. For the smaller rosettes, cut the last 6” x 12” piece in half again (3” x 12”). Score the two pieces at 0.5” intervals, use the rosette punch to create the decorative edge, then secure together to form a rosette. I added a silver foil cardstock circle to the center of each rosette for some extra shine.

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I couldn’t stop at the rosettes, so I made banners, too! For the “kiss me at midnight” banners, I used a piece of Bazzill pink foil cardstock and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I punched each letter according to the directions, and added the decorative notches with the punch board. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each letter and strung the letters on silver ribbon.

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To make the “2017” banner, I used the regular sized Alphabet Punch Board to punch the numbers from plain, white cardstock. Next, I used the DIY Party Confetti Punch to punch a lot of confetti from the silver foil cardstock that I used earlier. I covered the “2” and “1” with adhesive and placed one little piece of confetti at a time. It took a while, but the mirror ball-like effect was definitely worth it! I used DIY Party fringe tape in silver to cover the “0” and the “7”.

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There’s no need to go to the party store for décor when you can make your own! We R Memory Keepers DIY Party tools make it so easy and fun. Happy creating and Happy New Year!

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Supplies:

Kiss Kiss Urban Chic Patterned Paper

Hello Love Urban Chic Patterned Paper

5th Ave Urban Chic Patterned Paper

Crop-o-Dile

Trim and Score Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver

DIY Party Rosette Punch

DIY Party Confetti Punch

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Night Party Decor

Hello We R readers, Laura here with some fun party decor ideas for you. Have you seen the new Urban Chic collection? It is beautiful, chic, and oh so fun! The Urban Chic collection is the perfect set to create party decor to celebrate a girls night.

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To start with I wanted to create some goodie bags for each girl to take home a little treat. Who doesn’t love chocolate? I used the Goodie Bag Guide on the smallest size with the paper trimmed to six inches wide. I used paper from the Urban Chic collection and was able to create four small bags out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

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I assembled the bags, added a little treat inside, and then added a little flag I cut out from one of the patterned papers and attached it with a fun arrow paper clip from the Oh Goodie collection.

 

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I created some paper lanterns using the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board. I trimmed the paper to six inches tall, and created the paper lantern. I added a coordinating strip of patterned paper around the top and bottom, as well as a little handle.

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I think all celebrations deserve a banner. With the banner punch board, you can create banners in a flash. I started by using the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the words ‘girls night’. The mini letters are perfect if you are creating a smaller sized banner.

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I then made little banner shapes using a black and white striped paper. On the back were the cutest little closed eyelashes, so I decided to alternate between both sides of the paper. I used a pink ribbon to coordinate with the paper to string the banner together. I added the alphabet letters with foam adhesive squares.

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I hung up the banner using washi tape. I set the little lanterns on the table, but you could also hang them up.

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I even created a fun little donut sign using some of the Urban Chic ephemera and an acetate sheet from the Clearly Posh collection.

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I added the treat bags to a plain white pot and added a fun gold saying from the Urban Chic ephemera collection.

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The Urban Chic collection is so great for any kind of girls function – a girls night in, book club, or even a slumber party!

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Supplies

 

Urban Chic Collection Paper and Ephemera

Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips

DIY Party Fringe and Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board