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Friday, July 5, 2019

DIY Party Favors

Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone enjoyed the celebration last night! Dylan has the flu so he rested while I took the kids to see the amazing fireworks show our neighborhood puts on every year! (Gotta love living in Texas!)

I never get great pictures of the actual fireworks, but I love this one I took last night that captures the kids with a neighbor watching the show!


It's always such a fun and relaxed holiday for us, which makes me reflect on those who sacrifice(d) so much for our freedom. Which in turn causes me to be a little more present and grateful to those in my life at THIS moment.

I know it's just a small thing, but I like to make little gifts of appreciation for people I come across from day to day. Here is a fun treat I made in honor of yesterday's celebration.



I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set to stamp "Hooray" and the candles (which I'm hoping look like firecrackers?) in Blueberry Bushel and Real Red. The coordinating Broadway Lights Dies cut out the candle fireworks perfectly!

One fun technique I used on this project was stamping the dots for "hooray" in Versamark and then using our new Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss Powder! I LOVE THAT STUFF!!!! You really can't see the sparkle in the photo but trust me, it's AMAZING!

For the tag, I used the Everyday Label Punch but needed it to be a little wider to fit the sentiment. So, I cut a 1 1/2" strip of Whisper White Cardstock and stuck just one edge into the punch with the other side sticking out. I then stamped hooray and stuck the other edge into the punch to get it the perfect size! I added the firecrackers on with mini dimensionals.

I adhered the tag to a pentagon treat pouch (also known as the diaper fold - which isn't a very appetizing name for a treat in my opinion but does explain how to make it!) This is made by:

1. Taking a 6-inch square piece of scrapbook paper (DSP) and folding it on a diagonal.
2. Then, bring one point up and across.
3. Do the same with the other point.
4. Fold one triangle layer down then decorate and add treats!

Got it? Great! If not, here's a step by step picture tutorial for you:

Here are the supplies I used. If you would like to purchase them, just click on the picture and you will be brought to my online store! Just add it to your basket! If your order is $50 or more, you will receive a $5 coupon that you can use in August! (This promotion goes throughout the entire month of July! Earn as many $5 off coupons as you want! OR if your order is more than $99, why not get $155 worth of your choice of products for $99? Seems like a no brainer right? Talk to me if you have any questions!)

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Imagine this EXACT same design in different colors!  I'd love to see your version shared in our facebook group! These DIY party favors could be used for graduation out of your school's colors, or for a birthday in the special guest's favorite colors! Which colors would you choose?

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