Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Free Template Downloads

We've had so many inquiries about some of the details we created for Tyler's First Birthday Party this summer that we decided to share the love and post two free template downloads that could work for any type of young kid party!  

The first template is a set of labels that fit perfectly on these cute spiral cups from Party City. Download free the template, print onto full sheet label paper and then cut out by hand or punch with a 2" circle punch. I then used a regular hole punch to cut one hole in the middle for the straw.

Download the free spiral cup label template here!

The next set of templates is for the darling doggy/to go bags. I used brown paper lunch bags from the grocery store and then added these labels and displayed them on the table so guests could take goodies home with them.

These labels can be cut by hand or with a 2.5" circle cut. Again, print onto full sheet label paper and then cut them out and stick.

Download the free doggy bag label template here!

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Sweet Valentines

Happy Monday! With January nearing an end and Valentine's Day right around the corner, I've been putting together some little treats to spoil my two favorite Valentine dates! Michael's is a dream for finding little trinkets and I came across these adorable plastic Valentine hearts that you can fill with candy, notes or toys. I decided to fill them up and rearrange our escort card display to create a fun display for my loves. Thanks to Rich Lander of Chard Photography for the awesome pictures!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beyond Brilliant

This is just beyond brilliant and I had to share. I found this clever idea via Pinterest (love) from the Team Imhoff blog.

~ Take a large office clip and push the metal pieces inward until they come out.
~ String phone chargers or any small cords through the large loops and replace.
~ Clip onto your nightstand and never have to reach down for your chargers again!

I literally just put a clip on both my nightstand and my husbands. Happy Day. It's the little things.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Don't Miss Our DIY Tutorial Below!

Spotted Tutorial:: DIY Glitter Streamers!

Welcome to our first tutorial in a new series that we have just started! We are putting together step by step instructions for DIY party and wedding details. To kick things off, we will walk you through the very simple instructions to make your own fabulous glitter (or any other pattern) streamers. These would look amazing as a cake or dessert table backdrop too!

Supplies needed::

- 1 large hole punch (I used a 2" circle punch)
- Invisible fishing line (I used Seaguar's invisible fishing line ~ from Home Depot)
- Glitter paper or any preferred color/pattern card stock (I used card stock from Michael's)
- Super Glue (I prefer super glue because it dries quickly and holds heavy card stock well)

Once you have all your supplies together, punch several circle cut outs. You will need two cutouts to create one circle on your streamers, so punch out an even number.

Next, lay one cutout face down and hold the fishing wire in the center. Put a drop of glue in the middle and then dot the glue around the edges to make sure the pieces stay together. Take a second cutout and lay it on top of the cutout with the glue so that your streamers are two-sided and sparkle no matter what direction they twist.

And that's it! Easy and gorgeous. Make several strands of the same color or alternate colors on the same strand. Enjoy! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Red Dress Ball

Thank you to the ladies of the Alpha Phi Sorority at UC Santa Barbara for selecting us to design their invitations to the Red Dress Ball! The Red Dress Ball is an annual charity event that benefits the Alpha Phi Foundation for Women's Cardiac Care and Scholarship. A great event and a great cause that we were honored to be a part of.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wedding Tents that WOW.

Wedding ceremonies or receptions under tents are so romantic and memorable. There's something very personal about the way a beautiful tent can create an atmosphere that can be customized exactly to the couple's taste. And if your idea of an event tent is plain white....be prepared to be wowed. Below are a collection of truly unbelievable tents that you won't soon forget featuring twinkle lights, chandeliers, bright colors and incredible detail. If you are lucky enough to fit one of these into your wedding budget...consider me your first RSVP'd guest!




And behold.....the most stunning collection of tents from Raj Tents in Los Angeles. Truly exquisite work and detail that will make your guests jaws drop.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2012! Last year was full of memorable events for Spotted Ink, but this year is shaping up to be quite amazing. Let's kick things off right with a classic wedding invitation. Jill and Shaun are getting married later this month and we had a lot of fun working with them on their invitations and are just about to dive into their custom escort card display and programs. Their invitations feature a signature metallic pocket fold, three-layer invitation and three-layer logo seal. We primarily used a metallic ecru and then accented with layers of metallic plum and deep red to match their wedding colors. Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sleeth!