Although our March started with snow and ice, I’m trying to save up hope that March is something of a fresh start. Side note: I personally consider it quite unfair to start off the month with a half foot of snow and almost an inch of ice. Mother nature is being a little cruel, am I right? Anyhow, in honor of this wishful thinking, I put together the March calendar wallpaper with spring in mind. We could all use a bit of color these days I think.
The design is based on our Paper Muse Press Sweet Lace wedding invitation suite. It feels quite refreshing right about now. I’ll take minty teal and lace over snow and grey skies just about any day. The design is sized for desktop, iPad/tablet and iPhone/mobile, which you can download below. C’mon spring!
No party is complete with some type of adorable garland to string up! So I used my leftover envelope liners from my Oscar night invitations to make this super simple half circle garland.
-Cute paper (I used these adorable Paper Muse Press Envelope Liners)
Step 3: Staple each half circle to a cute ribbon of your choice!
(You could also use tape if, say, hypothetically you ran out of staples after the first two circles and your guests were basically on their way over. Hypothetically.)
Well… thanks to Paper Muse Press, the Oscar Night party was a complete success! Our friends showed up dressed better than the nominees themselves and came ready to battle it out on their ballots. One of the highlights of the evening was John Travolta butchering Idena Menzel’s name by calling her “Adele Dazeem”. If you haven’t “Travolt-ized” your name yet, I highly recommend it. I can’t stop laughing about this app.
I love having a reason to get all dressed up to just sit right down on a couch and eat too much food. It helps that our friends are the wittiest people I know and provided colorful commentary throughout the awards.
I made that little garland out of the Paper Muse Press Envelope liners. They’re fantastic!
This Printable Ballot is the quintessential item you need for your Oscars Party. Because if you can’t play along and make RIDICULOUS guesses based on which Foreign Short Film’s title makes you laugh the most, then really what’s the point of throwing an Oscars party to begin with?
And don’t forget to also download your Oscar Trophy for whoever wins the ballot as you play along.
Feel free to make your own rules, but we’ve had to outlaw smart phones in years past. A couple ultra-competitive people I know (cough, cough, people I am married to) like to look up who famous movie critics are picking out as the winners. I know it’s just a guess, but it still doesn’t seem quite as fair as using your own brain. I’m not the type of person who would call anyone out as a cheater, but my husband is a dirty, dirty, cheating Oscar cheater.
You still have a few days to pull off your very own Oscars party. And just in case you missed it, you can download your free facebook e-invitation here. Your Oscars Party Menu is here full of hilarious puns based on the nominations. I’ll be back next week with my recap of how the party went!
I mentioned before that we do an annual Oscars Party where we play along with our own predictions ballot. But, I’ve never had an actual prize for the winner. Well, the brilliant Desirae has this amazing magical ability to think IN 3D! She made a free printable trophy for you to print out and glue together. And just to make sure it was fool-proof, I printed it out and assembled it myself (along with the help of my three-year-old daughter who kept asking if we could make the “girl-one” next.) Follow these easy steps and you can have your very own Oscars party centerpiece and winner’s prize.
- Cardstock Printer Paper
- Optional: Paintbrush and toothpick (for a more enjoyable gluing experience)
- Optional: Gold and Black GLITTER!!!!!!!!!
Step One: Cut out all of the pieces.
Step 2: Fold and assemble the cylindric “side” piece.
Step 4: Finish off the base by gluing the assembled platform & side onto the “base” piece.
Step 6: By folding back and gluing the tabs, Place the Oscar onto his platform.
Now you could stop there and have a perfectly fine Oscar award for your party. OR You could join us in Crazy Town and proceed to add GLITTER!
Optional Step 7: Using a toothpick, apply glue to ONLY the black lines and apply black glitter.
Optional Step 8: Using a paintbrush, apply glue to only the gold parts and apply gold glitter.
Bling!!! It’s almost as impressive as a REAL OSCAR!* Those are my husband’s handsome man-hands. He asked me if he should just go ahead and keep the award since he’s most likely going to win anyway. Oh it’s on, Trash-Talker. Only a few more days until the Oscars Party! Can’t wait!
*That might be a reach.
The Oscars are approaching quickly! Only a few days left to plan a viewing party for you and your friends. But don’t worry! We’ve done all of the thinking for you! Just download our printable party menu and menu cards based on all the Best Picture Nominations! If you love puns, you are in for a treat, and if you don’t like puns, well… then… you are NO friend of mine and you can’t come to my oscar party. Okay, fine. you can still come.
Meatballs and Grav(it)y
Nebraska Cornchips and
Captain Phillips Crab-dip
12 Years a Salami
Dallas Buyers Club
The Puppy Chow of Wall Street
It’s almost time for the Academy Awards! I started an annual Oscar party tradition about five years ago and this year I’m excited to share all of my pre-party prep with all of you! My husband and I try to watch as many of the nominees as possible and then fill out our own predictions and play along with the awards. This year, we’re inviting our friends and plan on getting “red-carpet ready”. (Even though our living room carpet is pretty much your standard beige. So I guess we’ll be “beige-carpet ready”.)
This invitation is based on the Sunburst Wedding Suite. And isn’t that little black striped envelope liner the cutest thing? It makes me want to line all of my envelopes. Maybe I’ll start lining my envelopes when I pay my taxes.
Anyway, you can download your very own free Oscar Party Invitation printable here. And if you prefer digital invitations, we’ve created a Facebook-ready event cover photo for you! I can’t wait to share with you the printable nomination ballot and movie-inspired party menu over the next couple weeks!
Ok, so sometimes we can’t help ourselves and get a little too excited about Valentine’s Day. So here’s one more Valentine’s treat for all of you. We’ve included a printable Happy Love Day card with the artwork above and one more similar surprise design included in the downloadable pdf.
From all of us at Paper Muse Press we wish all of you a Happy Love Day!
HAPPY LOVE DAY CARD DOWNLOAD
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Are you still trying to pull together Valentine’s Day cards? If so, here’s a quick idea for semi-handmade treat for your valentine. Combining our Valentine’s Day candy label printable with store bought candy makes for a sweet little customized package.
Our candy label design is inspired by vintage candy labels, and it’s also heavily inspired by Parks and Recreation. Did anyone catch that? I hope so. We don’t just go around calling people, “Sweetums.” Wink.
CANDY LABEL PRINTABLE SUPPLIES
-Valentine’s Day candy label printable (download below)
-Card stock (or regular paper if card stock isn’t available)
-Store bought candy
-Clear plastic bags (we found ours at Michael’s, sandwich bags could also work)
CANDY LABEL PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS
Download and print Valentine’s Day candy label. Cut out candy label around edge. Fold in half horizontally along dotted line. Fill clear bag with candy. Fold top of bag over a couple of times so that candy isn’t loose. Put candy label over top of folded bag area. Secure label to bag with two staples. Fill in To and From sections on the back of the label.
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I love the idea of being able to say something sweet (and a little bit saucy) to your favorite Valentine that’s a little more permanent than just paper, but less permanent than oh, a tattoo. This Valentine’s Day magnet DIY is a card of sorts that can live on the side of your refrigerator well past the love day holiday.
I’ve actually had the magnets on my fridge and have been rearranging them the past few days into different phases about love. You know, super serious ones like, “Pour some sugar on me, baby” or “your toes are beautiful forever.” I’m such a romantic.
In my previous post, I showed how to use our romantic poem printable as a fun DIY to pair with our new Paper Muse Press Wedding Save the Date magnets. If you’re a bride, or if you just collect save the dates as a hobby (hey, everybody has their thing), go check out that post.
VALENTINE’S DAY MAGNET DIY SUPPLIES:
-Romantic poem magnet printable, heart & arrow bag stencil printable and magnet-inspired Valentine’s Day card printable (link to downloadable pdf below)
-White paper and/or card stock
-Small scissors, x-acto or box cutter (helpful for cutting the small details in the stencil)
-A roll of adhesive magnetic strip (1″ is available at most craft and big box stores)
-Muslin bags (ours were 5″x6.5″ from The Everlasting Posy)
-Paint brush or small sponge
-Baker’s twine or string
VALENTINE’S DAY MAGNET DIY INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the printable pdf below. The romantic poem magnet printable works best on regular paper whereas the heart & arrow stencil works best on card stock. Follow the instructions on all three printable pages to put together the romantic poem magnets, stenciled muslin bags and magnet-inspired Valentine’s Day cards.
Place the finished romantic poem magnets inside the muslin bag. Place the cut out magnet-inspired Valentine’s Day card in the muslin bag as well. Add candy, if desired, and secure. Using card stock, cut out a simple tag, write “To” and “From” and attach it to the bag with twine.
ROMANTIC POEM MAGNET + BAG STENCIL + VALENTINE’S CARD PRINTABLE PDF DOWNLOAD
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