Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How you can print our invites and thank you note images :)

Hi,
This is a tutorial for a couple different ways to print invites and thank you notes. 

1) Print them from home:
If you choose to do this option we recommend you print on white, 8 1/2" x 11" 110lb white card stock. When we send you an image you will have already selected whether you want 4x6 or 5x7.  If you are going to print them at home please let us know before we start your order and we can save them to print several per page.  With the 4x6, we can save two to print per page and with the 5x7 we can also save two to print per page.  Then you just print out how many you want and then cut them out, pick up some envelopes and your ready to go.

2) Print them at a local office supply store or photo lab:
For example, Office Max, Kinko's, CVS or Walgreen's. Now, depending on which store you are going to print them at depends on what type of file you will need us to email you. So please make sure you let us know where you plan on printing them from before we start your order. If you tell us Kinko's, we will make the file format appropriate for printing there, but then you see a sale on CVS's website and go their with the image instead, it will not print correctly.  Now, even though the file formats are going to be different the directions for getting them printed there are pretty much the same. If your not too comfortable about going to a company's website and uploading pictures and placing an order, the other option is to save the images to a jumpdrive and just take it in and let the associate help you on printing them out. I will say that you will usually get a better deal and even get prints on sale if you go through their websites to print them out. But either way will work fine.

Here are a couple of websites you can go through to print out your images.

CVS Photo Website

Walgreen's Photo Website

Kinko's

Office Max Photo Website

As you can see, our images have many options to get them printed and for any budget. And remember, we can print them for you as well!

Envelopes:
If you are printing them at size 4 x 6 you will need to get A-6 envelopes
If you are printing them at size 5 x 7 you will need to get A-7 envelopes.

We get our 4 x 6 envelopes usually at OfficeMax.  We also get 4 x 6 ones online at Jo-Ann Fabrics.  For our 5 x 7 envelopes we always order those from Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Their are TON'S of places you can get them - those two our just our favorites.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

how to fix the bag toppers using our images

Hi :)

This is a tutorial for our bag topper images from our shop "2 Cute Party Prints"


Supplies:
♥ Bag Topper Image from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Bags (in this tutorial we used sandwich size bags)
♥ Stapler or Tape - A lot of our customers will use double sided tape for these..  (I do have to admit I worry using a stapler because I have a fear of little ones putting them in their month trying to open them.  Or they can get stuck with them)  So please use your own judgement for which one you use - we can not be held responsible....
♥ Printer or you can print them at most office supply stores
♥ Paper Cutter or Scissors
♥ 110lb white card-stock size 8 1/2 x 11
♥ Something to score the paper with - Please click HERE to see the tips for scoring paper on Martha Stewart's website.


To start you will need to print them and cut them out.

I like to score them down the center to make it easier to fold.  And it gives it a more professional look to score them first.  When you fold card-stock it usually will not fold very straight without scoring it.





Then you just attach them to the baggies :)


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How to fix candy wrappers with our images :)

Hi :)  

This is a super FUN and super EASY tutorial on how to make cute candy favors for a party with our images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"


Supplies:
♥ Printer or you can get them printed at most office supply stores
♥ Scissors or paper cutter
♥ regular scotch Tape or you could use double sided tape
♥ Regular white 8 1/2 x 11 computer paper
♥ Candy Wrapper Images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)  We make them for mini candy bars, mint / life savers rolls, gum wrappers / for gum like the little packs of Wrigley's and we make them for 1.55 oz Candy Bars too!

♥ If you want to score your paper please check out Martha Stewart's tips - please click HERE to go to them ♥

To make these SUPER CUTE and SUPER FUN candy wrappers all you do is print them out, then you cut them out and then you just tape them around the candy.  Super easy, Right?

You can score them on the spots shown on the images when you print them out, but I usually don't do that.  I like to make stuff as fast as I can and if I can leave out a step I usually do :)









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How to iron on decals / iron ons to Onesie and T-shirt's using our images

Hi :)

This is kind of a tutorial on how we put the Iron On Decal Images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints" on a shirt.

♥ We RECOMMEND to use Avery 3271 Light Fabric Transfer Paper on light cotton/polyester blend or 100% cotton fabrics.  We usually only make our iron-on decals for WHITE SHIRTS in our Etsy Shop.  If you are using a color shirt please make sure to buy the transfer paper that will work with different color shirts.  Also depending on the type of shirt you are using you may need to buy a different transfer paper.  We recommend using all AVERY transfer papers.  We have tried MANY of them and AVERY is the one we use ♥ 


Please click HERE to go to the instructions for the Avery 3271 Light Fabric Transfer Paper.

These are a few DO'S and DON'TS that we have learned from making shirts with iron on decals:

♥ This has always looked so weird to me - but when you print your image on the transfer paper the image needs to be flipped..  We will email our image to you already flipped and ready to print.  When you cut it out and lay it on the shirt and iron it, it will be the right way.  (Please see first image below)

♥ Make sure to remove any strings or lint that might be on the shirt before you iron on the decal.  I have bought MANY shirts at craft stores to find a few little strings or lint on them from hanging up with the other shirts.  When you iron on your decal where it is white it does not print and when you are using the 3271 anything under the white part will show through.  It almost looks like if you get something on a piece of clear tape.  So I always like to lint roll them, I do it even if I do not see anything.

♥ I like on my white t-shirt decals to leave a little bit (just a tiny bit) around the edges of the design (Please see picture below)  Someone told me to do that a while back and I have always done that.  I'm not 100% sure you have to do that, but I always do :)

♥ Pull the decal off slow, make sure to really follow the directions for that.  I have messed up several shirts not doing that right.

♥ Always make sure to iron for how long the directions say.  I have ironed them for less time and the decal would not stick.

♥ The 3271 Transfer Paper is for Ink Jet Printers, I have learned from experience do NOT try to print them in a laser printer.  It's BAD if you do......

♥  I like to iron my shirt before I start to make sure there are no wrinkles in it.  I always let it cool down before I lay my decal on it.

♥ If anyone has any other tips please let me know and I would LOVE to add them to the list....  Please click HERE to send them to me..  Thanks ♥


Below is a few pictures of some shirts I just made :)








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Saturday, August 11, 2012

How to make Napkin Rings with our Images

Hi :)

This is a tutorial on how to assemble napkin rings with our images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"


Supplies:
♥ Napkin Ring Images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ 8 1/2 x 11 white paper of your choice.  We like to use 110lb white card-stock.
♥ Scissors or Paper Cutter
♥ Tape
♥ Napkins


First you will need to print your images and cut them out with either scissors or paper cutter.



Then all you will do is roll your napkin up and put your napkin ring around it and tape it on the back.  You may need to trim the napkin ring down a little before you tape it.


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How to assemble Party Signs and Table Signs with our images

Hi :)

This is a tutorial on how we like to make our Party Signs, High Chair Signs and Table Signs ready to hang up :)

You can get the images for these types of signs at our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"  we can make them to match any invite image in our shop :)


Supplies for Party Sign / Welcome Sign:
♥ Party Sign Image from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Printer or you can print them at most office supply stores
♥ Scissors or Paper Cutter
♥ Ribbon
♥ Single Hole Punch

Supplies for Table Signs or High Chair Sign:

♥ Table Sign Images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Printer or you can print them at most office supply stores
♥ Scissors or Paper Cutter
♥ Tape


To start you will need to print your images.



After you print them there will be a white border around the image, you can use a paper cutter to cut this off or you can use your scissors.  If you are making the Table Signs or High Chair Signs you can stop after you trim the edges off and we like to just tape them to the front of the tables or the front of the high chair. 

If you are making the Party Sign / Welcome Sign you will want to continue the tutorial.....





Then for the Party Sign / Welcome Sign I like to punch two holes in the top and put ribbon through them to hang it up with.  I like to double knot the ribbon so it will hold together better.



Now your party signs are all ready to hang up :)

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FREE confetti :)

Hi :)

This is kind of a tutorial, I guess....  This is something that i do, that I thought I would share....

Supplies:
♥ Any papers you have left over from cutting out your images from your party packs that you get at our shop 2 Cute Party Prints - save all the papers that have any color on them.
♥ Hole Punch


Now you just take your papers and start punching holes in them...  Voila you have FREE confetti.  I LOVE to save money and this is a GREAT way to do that.  You will get confetti with the colors from your decorations and for FREE.  Sometimes I will print a few extra sheets of stuff if I do not have many scraps let over and I just punch those with my hole punch.  But still a super cheap project to do :)





I hope you enjoyed this little money saving tip :)

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How to assemble toothpick flags

Hi :)

This is a tutorial to show how to assemble toothpick flags with our images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"


Supplies:
♥ Toothpick Flag images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Printer or you can get them printed at most office supply stores
♥ 8 1/2 x 11 white paper of your choice - we recommend 110lb white card stock
♥ double sided tape
♥ Paper Cutter or Scissors
♥ toothpicks
♥ Something to score the paper with - Please click HERE to see Tips from Martha Stewart's Site :)


To start you will need to print your images.


Then you can cut them out with a paper cutter or scissors.


Then you will need to score them down the center where the red line is in the photo below.



Now you will place a piece of double sided tape down the middle.  And place the tooth pick in the center.  I like to place the toothpick a little bit down from the top of the paper.


Then you just fold it over and press it down really good to make sure it will stay together.  And now you have your toothpick flag.  These are GREAT to get for any party - on our website we make them with the colors from your invite image and you can write anything on them.  They are great to use to let people know the different foods you are serving.  



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How to assemble Cupcake Wrappers with our images

Hi :)

This is a tutorial for how to assemble the cupcake wrappers with our images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"

Supplies:
♥ Cupcake Wrapper Images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Printer or you can print them at most office supply stores
♥ 110lb white card-stock
♥ double sided tape
♥ regular scotch tape
♥ scissors


To start you will need to print your images out.  We recommend to print them on 110lb white card-stock.


Then using your scissor you just cut it out.



Then you will need to put a piece of double sided tape on one end and roll the two ends together and press them together.  After I do that I like to put a regular piece of scotch tape on the inside to help it stay together better.


And now you have your cupcake wrapper ready to put your cupcakes in :)


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Friday, August 10, 2012

How to make a Centerpiece using our Images

Hi :)

This is a tutorial to show how to make a centerpiece using our images from our Shop "2 Cute Party Prints"


Supplies:
♥ Centerpiece Images from 2 Cute Party Prints :)
♥ Printer or you can print them at most office supply stores
♥ 110lb white card-stock
♥ tulle or tissue paper
♥ paper cutter or scissors
♥ scissors
♥ at least four rubber bands
♥ styrofoam (I was out of styrofoam so I used the stuff that comes in boxes that you get in the mail)
♥ something to weigh the boxes down (we used some glass beads we had)  Just be careful with what you do use at a child's party because it could be a choking hazard.
♥ scotch tape
♥ double sided tape
♥ four wooden dowels (we have a picture below of the ones we use)
♥ Something to score the paper with - Please click HERE to see tips from Martha Stewart's Site :)

♥ PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN USE DIFFERENT CONTAINERS SUCH AS A BUCKET TO PUT THE CENTERPIECES IN, INSTEAD OF THE BOX IMAGE WE PROVIDE. IF YOU DO USE YOUR OWN CONTAINER YOU WILL JUST NEED TO PRINT THE TOPPERS AND YOU CAN TAPE THE TOPPERS TO WOODEN DOWELS AND THEN PUT THEM HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO IN YOUR CONTAINERS - THE DIRECTIONS BELOW ARE IF YOU USE THE BOXES WE PROVIDE WITH OUR CENTERPIECE IMAGES ♥

To start you will need to print your images.  If you are using the boxes that come with our images you will need to print four of them.



Then you can cut out the toppers with either a paper cutter or you can use scissors.
For the boxes we recommend to just cut them out with scissors.




Then you will take the wooden dowels and tape them on the back of the toppers.




If you want to see the images on both sides you can print two of each of the toppers and once you use regular tape to tape one of the images to the wooden dowel you can use double sided tape and tape the other image on the back :)


 Then you will take the boxes that you have cut out and you will score them everywhere it has a dotted line.



Everywhere there is a tab on the box you will need to use double sided tape and stick it on the outside part of the box on the tabs.  Then you just fold the tabs and stick them with the double side tape inside the box. I like once it's all taped with the double sided tape to tape it more with regular scotch tape on the inside of the box.

Below is a picture of the box all taped together.
(sorry it's not that good of a picture)

You will need four of these.  


Next you will cut your tulle or you can use tissue paper.  In this tutorial I used tulle.
I buy the 6" wide tulle and I cut it in strips about 24 - 26 inches long.  I cut about 8 to 12 pieces (it depends on how full you want it to look.  Below is a picture of the tulle I use to make them.  I like to use several different colors of the tulle.

  


I then lay each piece of tulle on the table like a (+) plus sign.  One going one way and one going the other way (please see picture below)


Then you lay whatever you are going to use to weigh the box down in the center of the tulle.


Then I like to take the topper that is attached to the wooden dowel and put it in the box to see if I need to cut the dowel down any.

Then you will need your stryofoam, you will probably need to cut the styrofoam down so it will fit in your boxes.  You will stick ONE of the dowels in one piece of  the styrofoam.  

Sorry in the picture below I used the stuff that you get in boxes when they are mailed - I was out of stryofoam.


You will then hold the topper straight up on top of what you used to weigh the box down with and you will pull the tulle up on each side and put a rubber-band around the top of where you covered the styrofoam up with the tulle.

Please see picture below


Then you just place this in the box.  Some people will hot glue them into the boxes.  Then I like to trim the tulle down to look all even and cute :)

Below is what one of the finished ones will look like.  You will need to do this for each of your boxes / images.  In our centerpieces image we make and sell you will get four topper images to match any invite you get in our shop and a box image.


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