Posts Tagged ‘printable’

{new to shop} giving thanks

Oct
07

I cannot wait for the weekend! Going to see Bryan Ferry this Saturday, seriously jumping up and down I’m so excited!!! AND it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada which means turkey and homemade pumpkin pie. Lucky us, we get to enjoy two Thanksgiving dinners; one with my husband’s family and then one at home on Monday. So eager to cook that bird!

What I’m also excited about today is my new printable party for Thanksgiving is ready today (woot!) and I’m giving a few sets away to some fabulous ladies! Late last week I put out a call to all my readers and friends (all of you!) on Facebook asking, what are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? I found that sweet potato pie/casserole, as long as it had marshmallows was the winner above all when it came to Thanksgiving faves. But you told me all about your favorite dishes and had some wonderful stories to share about them as well, so thank you. Thank you for sharing your stories and your favorite dishes, it introduced me to some new yummy dishes to try, but most of all it just warms my cockles that you are here, conversing and sharing with me. Thank you.

So, I was asking for your favorite dishes so I could pre-fill the food labels in my new Thanksgiving collection with your favorite foods, so all you ahve to do is literally, print, cut and decorate! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. And part of my deal was if you share, and I pick your item to be one of the 12 (which actually ended up being 16), you would receive the Giving Thanks printable with my gratitude for participating and helping me create this collection!

I ended up pre-filling 16 food labels, really I just couldn’t stop. I hope we’ve got you covered with your favorites! They are:

Buttery Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Mouthwatering Roasted Turkey
Sweet Potato Casserole w/Marshmallows
Maple Glazed Carrots
Homemade Cranberry Jelly
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Maple Sugar Turnip Mash
Tasty Green Bean Casserole
Savoury Herb Stuffing
Carmelized Candied Yams
Mama’s Brown Sugar Apple Pie
Roasted Root Vegetables
Sweet Potato Pie
Super Sweet Corn Off The Cob
Fresh Pressed Apple Cider

Does that cover everything? Heck, I’ll even throw in a sheet of blank tent cards just in case you need them!

So I’m very happy to announce that Kristine, Emma, Nicole, Shannon and Melissa, you all get a complimentary copy of the Giving Thanks DIY Printable Party for your Thanksgiving this year! Please contact me at tracey (@) welovecraftytracey (dot) com, to let me know which email addy you would like me to send it to.

If you didn’t get a chance to tell me your favorite Thanksigiving dish, well by all means, tell me in the comments below! I’d still love to hear about it. And if you’d like your own copy, I can hook you up there too.

The Giving Thanks printable is now available in my Etsy shop.

 

{NEW TO SHOP} canada day diy printable party

Jun
28

I can hardly believe what a busy week this has been! Geez, I can hardly believe it is the end of the school year on Thursday and Canada Day on Friday! So much to do to get ready for the long weekend and I’m not hosting a big Canada Day party!

How about you? Are you hosting a Canada Day party this year? Ive been seeing a lot of party printables and party ideas for Independence Day, but not so much for Canada Day! So I had to change that!

And with the last day of school back-to-back with Canada Day, I wanted to make sure there was a quick and easy party solution for Canada Day. So today I launched my new Canada Day Holiday Collection DIY Printable Party, just in time for Canada Day!

A quick and easy, just print off and decorate kinda party! Everything you need to get in the Canada Day spirit, minus the spirits and the fireworks, but I know you’ve got a handle on those, yes?

Party circles, party flags (for your straws or toothpicks), banner, bottle wrappers (which are perfect napkin rings), decorative papers (so you can get your craft on, if you have time) and food labels that are pre-filled with a variety of Canada Day food favorites, including: BBQ Chicken, BBQ Beef, BBQ Pork, Watermelon, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Water, Pop, Cake, Pie, Marshmallow Salad, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Sweets & Treats. There’s also a sheet of BLANK tent cards for you to fill in just in case I missed something on your menu.

The Canada Day Holiday Collection DIY Printable Party is available in my Etsy shop for only $9.00!

So spread the news (and the love) my Canadian friends! Canadian party throwers now have a DIY Printable Party option, woot!

{NEW TO SHOP} pretty little popsicles

Jun
27

This past weekend my family made the yearly trek to our local park for the Multicultural Festival. It always marks the first official summer outing for us and the arrival of popsicle vendors on wheels! Can you hear the ‘brrring, brrring”?

We all love popsicles in our household, especially homemade ones that we freeze in our Tupperware popsicle molds. Yeah, you know the ones. Didn’t we all have Tupperware popsicle molds as kids?

Lately I’ve been thinking about simple party invitations that are more interactive. I love simple party invites that set the tone of a party. Invites that engage and get your guests seriously excited! I remember the stir that my daughters concert ticket invites caused at her school the day she handed them out. Other kids were asking the invitee’s where they got those invitations. Exclamations of “they’re so cool!” made the rounds on the school bus. Even parents stopped me days later to ask where I got them. I love invites like that!

With that and the summer season in mind, I designed the Pretty Little Popsicles set. Oh my word, I am IN LOVE with these popsicles!

Three popsicles in orange, pink and purple, complete with invite info on the front and blank popsicles for the back side.

You can print them out and deliver as is.

But, if you have a 2″ scallop punch.

You can take a bite out of them before you deliver!

Seriously, don’t you love that? A simple punch and you’ve got a whole new look for your invites. I love it when it’s just that simple!

If you are throwing a backyard fete this summer, you and your guest may just need to cool off. A few homemade popsicles and a few popsicle COOL OFF! Fans should cool you down nicely!

Also available in orange, pink and purple with popsicle blanks for the back side. Each popsicle includes one of my favorite homemade popsicle recipes for your guest to make at home after the party. You may need to have pens and paper handy so your guests can copy down the recipes on the fans they didn’t grab. Yes, the recipes are that yummy!

Serve them with real popsicles or load up a few baskets and leave them around for guests to grab when they need a bit of air. These fans do give off a nice little breeze on a hot summer’s night.

The Pretty Little Popsicle Invitations and Fans are available in my Etsy shop!

 

If you love them as much as I do, I would love it if you shared them with your friends!

{NEW TO SHOP} strawberry social

Jun
15

This lovely summer weather we’ve been having has me craving strawberries! I hit my favorite farm market last Friday and walked away with strawberries fresh from their fields, and can we say heavenly? Nothing like fresh Ontario strawberries straight from the field, red, ripe and juicy sweet! I always look forward to strawberry season, it means strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam and strawberry wine from my favorite winery, yum, yum and yum!

With the upcoming strawberry season in mind, and the plentiful requests from mom’s for non-commercially themed Strawberry Shortcake-esque party printables, I got to work on my new Strawberry Social DIY Printable Party Collection!

And because I coudn’t choose between lime green stripes or pink polka dots on red for the invitations, you get to! Tell me, which do you like best?

Lime green stripes?

Or pink polka dots on red?

This collection is available in my Etsy shop. It’s 50% OFF for a limited time!

If you want coordinating bottle wrappers, tent cards, favor tags or a banner, just send me an email and I’ll get to work!

As a special treat, if you purchase the Strawberry Social Party Circles  or Strawberry Social Invitations over the next week, you’ll receive the Strawberry Shortcake Decorative Papers set for FREE! After that, they’ll be $4.00, so don’t wait, summer is coming!

I’d love to hear from hear you! Tell me which invitation design is your fave!

wonderland part 4 – fun details

May
27

Welcome to Wonderland Part 4 – Fun Details, the final post detailing my daughter’s Wonderland birthday party! This one is a short and sweet highlight of some of the fun details I incorporated into the party to reference the Disney version of the Alice in Wonderland story.

One is the Cheshire Cat grin. One of games the girls played was ‘Find the Cheshire Cat’. Once all the girls arrived in Wonderland, I showed them a picture of the Cheshire Cat grin and sent them on a hunt to find the Cheshire Cat. They wandered around looking for the grin, but it was once they sat down at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that one of the little girls screamed with delight “the Cheshire Cat!!”.

In the Disney movie, Alice wanders around the forest trying to find her way when she comes across some birds; one bird shaped like a pair of glasses and one bird shaped like a mirror wearing a pair of glasses. To give the girls a little moment of fun, I crafted this bird out of a mirror and some orange craft foam for the girls to peek into.

As a last little bit of fun, as the girls wandered around Wonderland in search of their next activity, they came across this post directing them where to go… kind of.

See how some of the arrows are a little crumpled? Crazy, excited 4 year olds :) .

Throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed party and in need of some Wonderland signs? These arrows are in my Etsy shop just for mama’s who need a bit of whimsy for their Wonderland parties!

I hope you enjoyed this week in Wonderland! I really enjoyed showing you my daughter’s birthday party. A lot of prep, design and love went into creating every bit of this party and I really hope it inspired you. If you have a moment, I would love to hear what you think!

{crafty customers} logan’s mario kart birthday party

May
25

I am so excited to share another crafty customers post with you today! Holly contacted me a while ago about my Vintage Racecar DIY Printable Party. She was putting together a Mario Kart themed birthday party for her son Logan, and wanted to use my printable collection in the decor! She was so very easy to work with, it was ready, set, go and done!

I love the creative details of her party, she did such an amazing job putting this party together and I’m so happy the Vintage Racecar printable worked perfectly! Holly used the decorative papers, tent cards, bottle wrappers, favor tags and party circles to decorate the party. Awesome! Let’s get onto the sharing!

Each place setting was ready to go with markers and colouring pages for the boys to work on as soon as they arrived. I love how she used the Vintage Racecar Decorative Papers as place mats at each place setting, such a smart idea!

The dessert table is fantastic! It is stocked with Logan’s favorite sweets and a spectacular Mario Kart cake.

I love the contrast between the red forks, the yellow bucket and the checkered napkins.

The favor table is also race car perfect! Love the yellow contrast with the favor tags and the donut cake!

Thanks for letting me share your party Holly, you are one creative mom!

If you’d like to see more pictures of Logan’s birthday party, head over to Holly’s blog for the entire post!

wonderland part 2 – sweet’s galore at the mad hatter’s tea

May
25

Welcome to Wonderland Part 2 – Sweet’s Galore at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! I have some beautiful pictures of the tea party for you today, but if you missed yesterday’s introduction and launch of my daughter’s Wonderland party, scoot on over for the party overview, you don’t want to miss the party pictures.

I have so many wonderful pictures of this party for you, but today we’ll focus on the tea. I had so much fun putting the tea party together. Months of propping and two days of baking have led to many exclamations of “mama, I love my party” from my daughter and endless descriptions of her tea party and requests for her party again. I knew she was in love when on the evening of her party, almost sleep on my lap after a day of sweets and play, with her eyes closed she whispered “mama, I love my party”. Can you see my heart pumping through my chest with love for my girl? Sigh.

Well, let’s get to the details!

I spent the months leading up to the party scouring thrift stores for tea pots. Just the right pastel and flowered tea pots to house all the cold and warm teas for the table. They also had to match the blue Depression-era glass items (cake stand, vase, serving dish) I already had in my collection because for some reason, I just had to start from the blue glass. Along the way I came across some beautiful fancy jugs and a mug in the perfect shade of green that I had to include on the table.

I also wanted to include some Alice in Wonderland imagery on the table for the children and adults, like the teapot in the shape of the White Rabbit’s house which was used to serve milk for the tea, a tea cup with the tree Alice fell asleep under just before she started her adventure in Wonderland, the White Rabbit’s pocket watch (I’m late!) which decorated the blue vase filled with candy flowers.  All scattered around the table in such a way that each child has access to everything they needed for the perfect tea without having to reach over their neighbour.

And since my daughter loves delicate pink flowers, I had to include a couple bouquets of pink carnations to add a special girlie touch to the tea. Don’t all tea parties have flowers?

This lovely two-tier stand was a DIY project. I recycled the rid and handle from an old two-tier stand and used a  set of matching serving plates covered in peonies. Peonies on china, I have never before seen peonies on china! So very excited by my new tiered stand, so excited! It complements my collection of mis-matched tea cups and saucers perfectly!

Can you see the White Rabbit’s house?

Remember the scene in the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland when Alice runs into the White Rabbit’s house to find his gloves? Well, in the White Rabbit’s bedroom Alice finds a box filled with cookies decorated with the message ‘Eat me’. She eats one and starts to grow and grow until she can’t fit inside the tiny house any longer.  I wanted to include those cookies into the table as well, so I made a batch of sugar cookies decorated with pastel coloured fondant. Some plain and some with the words ‘Eat me’ written on them using a Wilton fondant writer.

I also wanted to include the caterpillar’s mushroom into the tea party. As luck would have it, I remembered a post on Sweetapolita showing some beautiful mushroom cookies she had made for her daughter’s birthday and by a stroke of luck, I found a vintage mushroom shaped cookie cutter at a local thrift shop about a week after reading her post. See those pink and white mushroom cookies? Inspired by the story and Sweetapolita. Can I say here how very much I love playing with fondant?

My daughter’s and I used our pink Babycakes Cupcake Maker to make all the mini cupcakes. Can I say just how fun it was using our Babycakes? We were all giggling with delight at how fast it was to make them! Seriously, we used all our cake batter before we were ready to stop! Once cooled, they were iced with a star tip in soft pastel icing, delicate and girlie.

There was a selection of cake truffles and petit fours covered in pastel chocolate candy coating, then sprinkled with tiny white non pareils. The petit fours were sprinkly with white non pareils and a single flower quin for a bit of pretty variety.

Always wanting to carry a theme through every aspect of the party, I used the vintage lock party circles from the Wonderland printable collection to decorate some of the mini cupcakes at the tea party. I just love how the sweets coordinated so beautifully with the printables collection. I get giddy about that kind of perfection in colour matching.

 



Did you enjoy this look at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? I loved creating this tea party and loved sharing it with you! Please let me know what you think of the party in the comments below. Seriously, I would love to hear from you!

If you love the printable set, it is available in my Etsy shop! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for part 3, a look at the Queen of Hearts’ Royal Garden.

{NEW TO SHOP} mix tape collection

May
17

I am so excited to have this collection in my Etsy shop! Earlier this year I had a request to design a rocking good 40th birthday party. One very quick brainstorming session later, I went to work on designing a mix tape party. I can’t tell you how much fun it was designing this party (it was a lot of fun!) as a creator of mix tapes back in the day of tapes. It made me pull out all of my old mix tapes for inspiration!

Then it got me to thinking… So many of my friends are turning 40 this, including my husband. All of us, creators of mix tapes. Once I realized the generation of mix tapes creators were turning 40, I knew I had to get this collection out super fast! I mean, is there a better way for the tape generation to celebrate their birthdays? I think not! So whether you’re turning 40 or 37, this collection is for you! 

And let me tell you there is a lot to choose from in this collection! There are 6 colours to choose from for the Mix Tape Invitations, and 36, yes 36 colour and design combinations for the Party Circles, Banner, Favor Tags and Tent Cards! Rocking good times! And because I want you to be able to mix it up on your birthday, you can choose 2 invitation colours and 4 design/colour combinations for the other pieces of your party.

I am so in love with this collection and it’s on sale in my Etsy shop for 50% OFF for a limited time!

Head on over to my Etsy shop to order your Mix Tape Collection!

P.S. Don’t worry you vinyl lover you, I’ve got a High Fidelity Collection in the works :) .

{crafty customers} eddie’s mix tape birthday

May
12

Last Friday I shared Emmett’s rocket ship party which was sent in by Eryn, one of my sweet and crafty customers. Eryn also sent me pictures of her husband Eddie’s 40th birthday party, a we love crafty Tracey custom design, to share with you!

Eddie is a rock and roll fan and grew up during the era of tapes (me too!), so for his birthday we created a mix tape design. Do you remember the days of tapes? Staying up all night, listening to the radio with your finger hovering over the record button on your tape player, waiting for your favorite song? Remember creating mix tapes for your sweetheart and best friend? Yeah, that’s what I was thinking when I designed this party for Eddie!

Eryn came up with rock and roll inspired dishes for Eddie’s party based on Eddie’s favorite bands and songs. It was so much fun designing this party and I can’t wait for you to check out Eryn’s pictures!

Eryn used the set of blank tapes to create a board for Eddie’s friends to fill in their best aging advice. I wonder what they said!

She decorated every area of the house to keep the theme consistent throughout!

I love how she used actual tape to accent the printables! I have to wonder what tape she unraveled here? Hmmm.

The drinks and food items were customized using (Eddie’s favorite) band names and song titles.

Eryn, I love the UB 40 tapes on the cake! Red, Red Wine – love that song!

Thanks again for sharing Eryn! I’m so glad Eddie loved his party decor, I had such a blast putting it together. It made me dig out all my favorite mix tapes, now I have to find my old tape player.

Want to mix it up at your next birthday? Don’t worry, the Mix Tape Collection is going to hit my Etsy shop later this week!

{crafty customers} emmett’s rocket ship party

May
06

I have something special to share with all of you today! Eryn, one of my sweet and crafty customers, contacted me about creating a custom party for her husband’s 40th birthday party and about purchasing our Rocketship  DIY Printable Party for her son Emmett’s birthday. Emmett is a HUGE fan of all things space, NASA and astronauts! This week she sent me pictures of both parties and I am so happy to share them with you!

Emmett’s party was at the Boynton Beach Children’s Museum in Florida and Eryn did a wonderful job decorating the space. She even used the Rocketship printables in creative new ways that I’ve never even thought of! Great job Eryn!

Thank you so much for sharing Eryn! I am so happy Emmett’s party was a blast!

Love this rocket ship party? The Rocketship Collection is available in my Etsy shop!