Posts Tagged ‘party printables’

NEW IN THE SHOP | Happy Holidays Collection


I am so very eager for snow! So far our December has been a rainy one and it has left me wondering, when is the white stuff going to fall? Not that I’m looking forward to shoveling, but I am looking forward to hosting an afternoon of snowman making so I can use my new Happy Holidays Collection DIY Printable Party!

I am loving the bright blue and green of this collection. Although we don’t typically have a green Christmas in these parts, in many parts of the world a green Christmas is the norm and I designed this collection with that in mind. Like South Florida. It’s always a green Christmas in South Florida and I do love the sight of Christmas lights wrapped around a palm tree.

What I am especially loving about this collection (besides those donut snowmen) are my new paper trees.

I meant to get these paper trees into the shop last year, but the month of December got away from me. This year I knew I had to get these paper trees into a collection because I love them, and I had a feeling you would love them too. And well, they look positively festive in blue stripes.

This collection is perfect for those fun in the snow kind of holiday gatherings, but it is also perfect for winter birthdays! Do you want to have a holly, jolly birthday? I don’t why, but I want to sing “It’s a jolly, holiday with Mary!”

The Happy Holidays Collection is in my Etsy shop for 50% OFF for the next week. Invites are listed separately so if you’ve already invited friends over, you’re not paying for something you don’t need!

Grab it now so you’re ready when the snow falls, or for when your snowman inflatable is dancing across your lawn!

giving thanks


The Canadian Thanksgiving has passed, but American Thanksgiving is on the way! Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for your family? Delight your family with the warmth and coziness of the Giving Thanks printable! It’s on sale for the next week for only $5.50. Grab yours in my Etsy shop!

{NEW TO SHOP} fang-tastic


I am getting super excited about Halloween this year! Gathering costume ideas for my girls, preliminary planning for creepy food week (which I really must focus on as it’s only a week and a half away – eeek!) and planning new Halloween decor to add to our classic favorites. In the midst of all this brainstorming, an idea hit for me a new Halloween printable that is a little less girlie (have I told you today how much I love my girlie ghost?) and a little more creepy, you know, for the boys. It is fang-tastically cute and it’s hitting my Etsy shop today!

This one is all about the vampires and bats!

It all starts with an invitation to a fang-tastic Halloween party!

Hey, come on over for a bite!

A party full of bite sized sweets…

creepy treats…

and once bitten cupcakes.

I vant to suck your blood!

And of course there are party staples like bottle wrappers and party circles for decorating cupcakes…

and favors full of creepy toys and candy!

I wanted something creepier and detail oriented to decorate the table and windows, so instead of a traditional banner I opted for a bunting of bats and a couple of bat mobiles!  Ha ha ha.

This collection includes bats in small, medium and large so you can be batty and make your own bat mobile and bunting.

The Fang-tastic DIY Printable Party Collection is now in my Etsy shop!

{new to shop} giving thanks


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} happy halloween!


Are you hosting a Halloween party  this year? Get excited because I have just launched my latest DIY Printable Party collection for Halloween!

I have been so eager to share this classic black, orange and white collection with you! If you want to host a Halloween party in traditional colours with a whole lot of sweetness, this may be the collection for you. A little spooky with a frightful BOO, but mostly full of sweetness with plenty of candy corn and a cutie patootie ghost wearing a bow on her head and I am totally in love with her!

The Happy Halloween collection has everything you need to craft a sweet and spooktacular party! Invitations with a DIY crafty flair, 3 sheets of party circles, 2 sheets of bottle wrappers, tent cards, favor tags, 3 party signs, ghost cut outs, mini chocolate bar wrappers, a Happy Halloween banner, and 10 sheets of coordinating decorative papers so you can create your favorite paper decorations in coordinating patterns. I used the paper to cover the tops of some loot bags, line platters and decorate lollipop stands.

We all know I love gumballs! So I had to make a giant candy corn out of gumballs and an icing bag. I just couldn’t resist.

And because I love a simple party DIY, you can decorate your invitations with a party circle of your choice! Simply, print and punch out your favorite party circles and attach at the top of your invite (guide circle provided on the invites). Candy corn and jack-o-lanterns for the boys and cutie patootie girlie ghost for the girls!

Seriously, I love her!

The Happy Halloween Collection is now available in my Etsy shop!

And because I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you, I am launching the collection with a 50% OFF sale!

Get the collection for $10.00 until Oct 5, 2011!

{NEW TO SHOP} zebra diy printable party


The Zebra DIY Printable Party is now in my Etsy shop! A simple collection, perfect for your 9 year old in love with make-up and nail polish or your teen who just wants something cool but not so childish.

All items are customizable, so they can say whatever your teen desires.

The entire collection is now in the shop, available separately so you can pick and choose what you want or need. And because we had so much fun with the speech bubbles, no seriously, see:

I have a whole series of shots of me holding one or two speech bubbles, but I dare not show the rest, instead you can grab the set of four speech bubbles for free on Scribd!

Get the Zebra DIY Printable Party on Etsy!

Get the speech bubbles for free on Scribd!


{NEW TO SHOP} canada day diy printable party


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


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


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


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!