Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{Gifts} Krazy Kool Summer Gift with printable

Sometimes I have reeeeeeeeally good ideas.

Other times, I just copy other people's reeeeeeeeeally good ideas and transform them to make them my own.

This is an example of the latter.

I needed a gift for Olivia's classmates for the End-of-the-Year. Along with my sister, we scoured the internet Pinterest and happened upon this cute idea.

Totally precious.

So, we went about tracking down the necessary cups, which included trips to Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg and Boiling Springs. Just saying.

I decided I wanted more colorful tags since I had multiple colors of bottles. I also liked the taller bottles better than the short ones and I only wanted a single serving of Kool-Aid instead of a whole packet.

So I created my own tag. Printed them, cut them out, punched a hole and attached them with ribbon to the straw of the cup.

I only had to do that 20 times (*whew*) and they were ready to roll.

And, again, just because I love my blog friends, I made the tags into a printable for you to download and use!

Click here to find the download. Once you download, simply print on cardstock or heavy paper (8.5x11), cut out the tags and adhere them however you like (I tied mine with ribbons).

Edited to add: I've had lots of complaints about Scribd now taking subscriptions in order to download the printable. When I first uploaded it last year, everything was free. So, in an attempt to get the printable out at no cost, I am uploading it here. Simply right click and save to your computer and then print as usual. The printable is on a standard 8.5x11 sheet of paper and I suggest printing on heavy cardstock. Email me if you can't get the download to work! (leightheo (at) gmail (dot) com).

Good luck and happy end-of-the-year-ing!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

{Gifts} Silly String Summer Classmate Gift and Printable

Not long ago, I picked up some Goofy String for Whit's classmates for their End-of-the-Year party. He is in an all-boy class, so I knew I couldn't go wrong with this super fun spray!

I also knew I couldn't get away with tying a cute bow around it or putting a cutesy tag on it, but, I wanted a little something to let his classmates know it was from him. I realize I was pushing it by adding a tag on top, but come on - the packaging left a lot to be desired.

Since the packaging was so crazy busy, I decided to keep the tags plain and simple. I whipped up some circle tags to add to the tops of the cans.

I created them in Photoshop and printed them on matte presentation paper.

 I then used my 1.5 inch circle punch to pop out the tags.

With a tiny glue dot, I adhered the tags to the tops of the cans and off they went, ready for a bunch of 3rd grade boys!

And, just because I love you and I want to make your life easy, I decided to make the printable available for download!

To access your Goofy String Printable, CLICK HERE.

And, because we normally call it Silly String, I made a set of tags for those who will need them to say "Silly" instead of "Goofy."

For the Silly String Printable, just CLICK HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!