Hi, this is Janet, happy employee at Adornit - Carolee's Creations! While the boss is away at CHA I thought I'd jump on the blog and share some fun party decorating ideas using, what else, PAPER! I was lucky enough to get asked to help decorate for my granddaughter's first birthday party, and here's what we did:
We made these adorable hanging paper flowers. They are made out of paper lunch sacks! It takes six sacks to make one flower, and you can buy them in packs of six at the party/dollar/craft store in every color of the rainbow! So cute, and they're easy to make. I found the instructions on the Martha Stewart website. If you want the instructions, look here.
We also made tissue paper flowers in varying shades of pink. Again, you can get tissue paper in tons of colors, and you can't see in the picture, but we even did some with pink polka dot tissue. Google "tissue paper flowers" and you'll get all the instructions you could ever want. The one suggestion I have is to cut big scallops on the edges of the tissue first, the flowers turn out a lot cuter when you're done. (I just eyeballed the scallops, don't measure or make a pattern, you'll never be able to tell when you're done.)
I had some big chipboard flowers left over from an Adornit project, so I used them to create this name banner. Just trace the flower onto the back side of patterned paper, then glue the paper onto the chipboard using white glue or Mod Podge. I had some punchout alphabet letters in my stash, which I used to create Parker's name. You could even make letter patterns on your computer using a large font, then cut them out and use them as a pattern. To finish, I punched holes in the tops of the flowers and tied them onto a ribbon. Ta-da!
It's a scrapbook jamboree! It's that exciting time of year and we are proud to announce the release of our Jamboree Catalog with TEN new product collections! Below we have given you a sneak peek of each collection for our CHA trade show. Each collection has 12x12 Double Sided Paper, Cardstock Stickers, NEW Ribbon, and Clear Stickers.
Do you want to win the new product??? Leave a comment below telling us your favorite collection and why. Then we will choose 3 random winners who will become Guest Layout Designers on our blog and website.
We are getting ready to go to our largest trade show of the year, CHA (Craft & Hobby Association). Trade shows take a lot of work and many hands! Our booth this year is 20 x 30 feet with a lot of new product released (more of that coming soon). I wanted to share with you a little glance at what it takes to put a trade show together for us.
This is our booth map in probably in it's 8th draft. it takes a lot of thought and arranging to where everything will go.
This is the lovely door that we hang the map and all our To Do Lists on. This way it's a central place so that we can know what's going on and what needs to be accomplished.
This is my brother Don and our employee Clayton out spray painting our booth since it can easily get scratched from show to show,
This is my very helpful Dad and Clayton again working on the booth. If you see all the pipes that's part of the booth. At this point my Dad told me to "Get to work, and quit goofing off!" But Dad, it's for the blog!!! LOL.
This is a glimpse at some of the crates that my sister Alison and her husband, Nate put together and painted. They'll look really cute with our products displayed on them.
This is my other sister Jackie and she is making the Adornit signs that will hang in the booth.
And this is one of the crates that we ship our booth and displays in. They are huge and are loaded onto a semi truck and delivered at our booth inside the convention center. They are picking them up tomorrow so we still have lots of work to do today.
Hope you enjoyed my tour of Trade show Preparations :)
Whew. The new catalog's finished and off to press! We've been working on it for a
solid week...every waking moment (and some sleeping). This is the
biggest and most comprehensive catalog we've printed in a few years,
and we can't wait to hand it out to all our customers at CHA. We're
excited to show off lots of great stuff - both in the catalog and in our booth!
We're thrilled about our new scrapbooking and home dec. collections.
Here's Georgana, just back from the printer with a press check sheet - looks good. We're also working on our CHA booth - notice the cute flowers.
at her computer re-writing words and doing a last minute check for
typos. (We always wish we had one more day - but
that's how it is with any project.)
This is my friend and neighbor, Amy and her adorable baby girl. It was a fun photo shoot but sweet Ashlyn would only sleep for the first few pictures then she was wide awake. I shot these in my house next to my french doors so that we had plenty of natural sun light.