1. Birthday Card DIY

    Got a lot of birthday parties on your calendar? Set aside a day of crafting to have a supply of beautiful home-made birthday cards at your disposal. This craft uses the Ephemera Birthday Bash kit, which allows you to mix and match a selection of 40 die cut card stock with copper foil accents. Use glue, tape, and foam squares to adhere various pieces to your cards in a plethora of ways, creating a store-quality card that is completely your own!

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  2. DIY your Princess Party!

    Once upon a time, there was a little princess who dreamt of having a fairy tale birthday party.  No fairy godmother was needed, though, to create a one-of-a-kind princess party from ordinary products and supplies! Learn  how to magically transform an ordinary cellophane bag into a dreamy treat bag using simple crafting supplies and techniques, and how to create a sparkly invite with the help of our free download.


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  3. Hip Hip Hooray for DIY Cards



    DIY Moments: Vol. 16 No. 6

    We’re big believers in snail mail and love any excuse to send cards to anyone and everyone. This cute card making craft is just the excuse we needed to not only get crafty, but to also send a playful card for a friend’s birthday. Get the how-to below!

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  4. Festive Kid’s Birthday Party with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM






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    When our kids were little, we had big blowout birthday parties at our home. We figured at the toddler age, we were getting in on the celebration just as much as they were — simply for all making it through another year! But now that they are in school, they have their own ideas of the kind of party they want, and we’ve tended to scale back and have smaller parties outside of our house. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want them to look fabulous and be festive! Read More

  5. A Mermaid Party

    Mermaids are a huge summer trend and make a great party theme. We’re obsessed with this Mermaid Party created by Natalie Thomas over at Nat’s Next Adventure. Natalie was throwing a Sprinkle (a baby shower for a woman who already has a child), but many of these ideas (like the paper dolls) would translate well for a kid’s birthday party, too!

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  6. Create a D.I.Y. Photo Booth

    Photo booths are one of the most popular party trends – and for good reason, too! They’re interactive, fun and make for great keepsakes. We’ve come up with two great D.I.Y. options for popular summer events.

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    To start, you’ll need roll wrap (we used solid wrapping paper, but patterns would be fun, too!) to use as the background. To create our sets, we pinned the paper to a cork board we had in the office, but you can also attach the paper to a ceiling or wall with heavy duty tape.

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  7. Paper Source How-To: Donut Invitation

    If you’ve walked by our store windows lately (or checked out our website), you’ve probably noticed that we’re lusting over donuts. Here’s a cute way to take the sweet trend and DIY your own invites.

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  8. Friday Fun: Favor Bag Ideas

    If there’s one thing we love, it’s throwing a party… and one of our favorite aspects of hosting an event are the favors. Not only are favors a wonderful treat for your guests, but they also offer a blank canvas for creating wonderful little packages.

    Here are a few of our DIY favor ideas…

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  9. A Little (Personalized Stationery) Goes a Long Way

    Truth time: One of my least favorite things to do as a child was to write thank you notes (I know, big shocker. Was there ever a child who liked this?). But, like many kids, it was the first to-do after every birthday, Christmas, or any other event where I was gifted something. I even to had a format for my thank you notes!

    It went something like this:

    A hello message.
    A thank you for the gift (where I was told I MUST mention the specific gift).
    An explanation of how I might use it or why I liked it.
    Then a farewell message.

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  10. Woodland Inspiration

    Whether you prefer the simplicity of wood accents or the quirky cuteness of our fox, hedgehog and owl designs, it is clear that fall is full of woodland inspiration. Even our associates have been inspired by the sights and textures of the wilderness.

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    Tiffany K. of the Paper Source Invitations Department fell in love with the Paper Source Fox and Hedgehog designs, and found an adorable way to tie in natural fibers like burlap and jute. Using solid paper, Tiffany created an adorable fox gift tag, which perfectly accents this Faux Bois wrapping paper.

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