Thursday, December 30, 2010

Marily's Save the Date

Marily was lots of fun to work with in designing her Save the Date for her wedding day at Walt Disney World. She knew that she wanted royal purple, silver and pink (which are her signature wedding colors), lots of hidden mickeys and a calendar. She recently had this printed and loved how it turned out. (I changed the last names for privacy purposes).

If you need a save the date designed for your wedding or event, contact Paper Perfection at

Canning Food Labels

Here are a few food labels that Paper Perfection made for Scrumdilyumptious, a client that has a canning and catering business. The round label was made to go on top of each jar and the square label was made to hang as a tag off the side of each jar as the jars she is using do not have a flat surface for a sticker label. Our client choose the colors and wanted a curly font and this is what Paper Perfection designed for her business.

Click here to see more examples of food labels for candy and ice cream buffets.

If you have your own business and need a label or company logo designed, contact Paper Perfection at

Save the Dates

Here are a few more "Save the Dates" that I designed as samples for one of my Disney brides. (I will post her final Save the Date in a day or two.) I had a lot of fun designing the background paper and envelope wrapper.

If you need a "Save the Date" for your wedding or event, contact Paper Perfection at

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sarah's Save the Date

I couldn't wait to post Sarah's "Save the Date" for her destination wedding at Walt Disney World that she and I designed together. Sarah is a super crafty DIY bride and has made so many wonderful things for her wedding to make it extra special for her guests. She is not only sending out this Save the Date, but she is also sending out luggage tags and a newsletter she created with lots of great information for planning and booking a Disney vacation. (I changed the last names on this Save the Date for privacy purposes.)

Sarah is printing this through Zazzle like a postcard, which saved money over printing it like an invitation and it allowed for double sided printing at no additional charge. We included the photographer's logo on the back of the “Save the Date” per her request. If you live in Houston and are looking for a photographer, contact Tanya Alexander with Platinum Pictures at

front of Save the Date

back of Save the Date

Another trend for Save the Dates are to turn them into refrigerator magnets so that every time your potential guests are in their kitchen...they are reminded of your special event.

If you are planning a destination wedding and need a "Save the Date" to send to your guests, contact Paper Perfection at

Seating Chart

I really like the latest trend of "Seating Charts" for weddings and events instead of escort cards. Seating Charts can look extremely elegant or fun depending on the frame and easel that are used and they don't take up a lot of space or require several tables and linens like escort cards do for larger events. Here is a sample seating chart that I put together for a client. It measures 36"x24" and will look wonderful in a beautiful frame with an elegant easel. What better way for guests to find their tables!

If you would like a seating chart for your next event contact Paper Perfection at

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Door Hanger #1 Christmas Style

Here is an example of the original door hanger that was posted in October, but in red and green to match the rest of the Christmas printables. This is a great door hanger for family trips or reunions to fun places like the Gaylord, Great Wolf Lodge or any place that you may be traveling. You could also use a door hanger for guests staying at your home as a fun welcome tag to hang on their door. My favorite use for these is for destination weddings or for wedding guests that have traveled from out of town.

If you would like a door hanger for your next event or family vacation, contact Paper Perfection at

Friday, December 17, 2010

Door Hanger #2

I posted a plain door hanger and thought it would be fun to make a door hanger with a pouch so that you can leave a fun gift for your guests staying in hotels, on your child's door as a surprise, for a teacher's classroom door, your spouse's office door, a neighbor's door...the list of doors you can leave a little gift on is endless!

If you would like a door hanger with a pouch, contact Paper Perfection at

Sewing Kit

A sewing kit is another super cute DIY project that you can put together very inexpensively for your guests. Hotels used to provide lots of amenities like sewing kits but in our economy they have cut way back and no longer have lots of little "extras". If you are planning on having a a destination wedding, this is a great little favor to include in your welcome gift basket, as you never know when you are traveling that you may need to fix a button on a shirt or hem on a pair of pants. Paper Perfection can do lots of fun things with the sewing kit like put your monogram on it or something cute like "sew glad you are here!"

All you need to make these is card stock (to print your personalized template from Paper Perfection), a pair of scissors with a pinking edge, a couple of spools of thread in different colors, some needles, safety pins and a button (which is optional).

If you would like a sewing kit template for a destination wedding or for a fun party favor, contact Paper Perfection at

Playing Cards

A deck of playing cards is a great party favor for any type of event. Paper Perfection can design a deck for you using your name, your spouse's or your child's name and put instructions for your/their favorite game like Spoons (shown below), War, Old Maid, etc. on the back

If you would like a personalized box for a set of playing cards, contact Paper Perfection at

Bag Topper

Bag toppers are super simple to cut out and assemble and can really spruce up a candy treat. You can use them with Ziploc bags, on paper bags or my personal favorite is to use them with plastic jewelry bags that you can get at Walmart or craft stores like Hobby Lobby. Bag toppers are great for all types of events like birthday parties, weddings or classroom parties.
Here is a bag topper that I designed to go with the "Don't Eat Pete!" m&m game. I'm giving the game board away for free. All you have to do is post a comment with your email.

If you would like a bag topper for your next party or event, contact Paper Perfection at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

S'more Kit

I saw a similar kit online and just had to make my very own S'mores Kit for a fun christmas gift. This would also be a great party favor to pass out during your party if it is the right time of year and you have a grill or fire pit. If not, it is a great favor to send home with your guests.

If you would like a "S'mores Kit" for your next event, contact Paper Perfection at for the pricing for the personalized printables and instructions for how to make this kit.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Don't Eat Pete Game Board

I found this game online and fell in love with it since my little one loves M&Ms. The one that I found was blurry so I made a new one and I thought I would share it with you (my blog followers) as a Christmas gift. Leave a comment with your email address and I will send you a copy. Then all you need to do is print the game board, add a package of M&Ms, wrap it and voila...a fun Christmas gift for friends, family or a classroom party. I like to package mine in pencil bags with a cute gift tag.

Candy Bar Wrapper

Candy bars are a great party favor to give to your guests for any type of event...who doesn't love a little bit of chocolate. Here is a wrapper that Paper Perfection designed for the Christmas holidays.

If you would like a candy bar wrapper designed to match your next event, contact Paper Perfection at

French Fry Gift Box / Food Holder

French fry boxes make super cute gift holders. They are the perfect box for putting together a small collection of gifts, like a "bear necessities" kit for guests visiting from out of town or even a manicure gift set pictured below in the green french fry box. They are also great for giving a food gift, like chocolates, cookies, etc. You can place them in "crystal clear party bags" that you can find at Walmart, hobby stores or party shops.

These also make great holders for food at a party. You can place not only french fries in them, put they are perfect for holding an assortment of vegetables, chips, pretzels and other types of party foods.

If you would like a french fry holder designed to match your next party or event, contact Paper Perfection at

Pillow Box

This is another great little holder for your favorite type of candy or mints. It looks great at each place setting for a dinner party or in a large basket with a note so that guests can grab a pillow box favor as they leave your event. Like the candy tent, this is another great favor that can serve double duty by also being used as a place setting. You can add a tag with your guests name and place on a ribbon around the pillow box, or can add their name directly to the pillow box itself.

If you would like a pillow box favor for your next event, contact Paper Perfection at

Candy Tents

Candy tents are the perfect little favor for a party, event or wedding. They are great because they stand up on their own and they can also be used as a place card by adding a guest's name either on a tag or directly onto the candy tent. You can add a fun size bag of candy like M&M's or Skittles inside the tent, or any type of small candy or favor wrapped in a plastic bag. Candy tents can be used at your event or even in a welcome favor bag/basket.

These favor tents were made to match the damask wedding invitation suite that was posted on Paper Perfection in September. Here are three different styles, if you look closely, each flap is a different shape. Anything can be added to a candy tent to personalize it for your event, including a tag with "thank you", your monogram or the guests name like I did in the picture below.

If you would like a candy tent for your next event, contact Paper Perfection at

Friday, December 10, 2010

Miniature Tissue Holder Box

This is a miniature tissue holder box that fits the pocket size tissue pouch that you can buy at Walmart and drug stores. This is the perfect addition to a welcome bag/basket, or a "get well soon" gift for a friend with the sniffles.

If you would like a miniature tissue box or pocket personalized to match your next event, contact Paper Perfection at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tissue Pocket Holder

This is a great holder that you can make for a welcome basket, as a gift for a friend during cold season with a jar of soup, or for a wedding to be used with "tears of joy". There are several cute sayings out there to go with tissue pocket holders or miniature tissue box (I will post this in the next post) for weddings including:

1. "For tears of joy"
2. "If weddings always make you cry, here is something to dry your eyes."
3. "In case your heart overflows and you have tears of love and joy.”

This pocket holds three of handy size pocket tissues that you can purchase at Walmart or any drug store.

If you would like personalized favors for your next event or for a fun gift, contact Paper Perfection at

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crystal Light On the Go Drink Mix Pouch

I just had to make one more item to go along with the "bottle theme" that I have had in the last two posts. This is a "Crystal Light On the Go Drink Mix Pouch." It matches the water bottle wrapper and is a perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker or in a "welcome basket" for guests staying at a hotel or in your home.

If you would like a Crystal Light On the Go Pouch or a fun party printable, contact Paper Perfection at

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wine / Water Bottle Tag

Since I had the water bottle wrapper, I just had to post a wine/water bottle tag. These are great for parties, events like destination weddings, or for guests that are staying in your home.

For destination events like weddings, family trips or reunions, you can make them in advance and they don't take up a lot of space in your luggage! When you get to your event location, you can pick up a case of water, wine or even champagne, place the tag over the top of the bottle and voila...a quick and thoughtful welcome gift for hotel rooms. If you have space and/or don't mind shipping things in advance, go to your local party store and buy plastic wine/champagne glasses to include with the bottle of wine or champagne. They are super light as they are plastic so they wouldn't cost a lot to ship. You can also purchase cases of bottled water online from Costco and have it shipped to your hotel so that it is waiting on you when you arrive.

These also make great toppers for bottle gifts for any type of party!

If you would like Paper Perfection to design a bottle tag for you, contact

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Water Bottle Wrapper

Water bottle wrappers are popular right now for parties and events. I especially think a water bottle with a personalized wrapper is a perfect addition to "welcome bags" for guests staying in hotels. It helps let them know that you appreciate them traveling to visit you for your special event.

If you would like a personalized water bottle label for your next party or event contact Paper Perfection at

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Magic Reindeer Food Gift Box

I love this idea for younger children! This would be the perfect gift for your child to take to an elementary school Christmas party, it would make a great favor for your Christmas parties or it would even make a great hostess gift paired with a bottle of wine or hot chocolate mix for Santa. To make reindeer food, all you have to do is mix uncooked oatmeal and white glitter. I packaged mine in a 3x4 inch jewelry bag that I found at Hobby Lobby.

This box is about the same size as a 24 pack of crayons and can be used for other gifts as well. You can fill it with Christmas candy, a small manicure gift set, or any type of small trinket you can find.

If you would like to make a Magic Reindeer Box for others for this holiday season or for your own family, Paper Perfection will email you the printable template for $5.00. Contact for the details on how to purchase and recieve a PDF.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ornament Gift Box

I love making gift boxes and holders for favors and gifts! If you visit Paper Perfection's blog throughout the rest of the month, I will try to post different styles of gifts, boxes and bags. I TRULY believe it makes the simplest gifts WOW people. It also shows how much time and effort went into the easiest of gifts. If you have a little bit of time, making holders for your gifts can be a lot of fun! People will be shocked when they find out you made the gift holder. All of the holders I will post throughout the month are perfect for Christmas gifts and party/wedding favors.

This box is designed for Christmas ornaments. If you or your child is making special ornaments for grandparents, family members, teachers or friends, this box will help make the ornament extra special! It is also a wonderful package for party favors. You can purchase inexpensive Christmas balls and use paint pens and/or glue and glitter to decorate the ornament by adding the date, fun designs or your monogram. Then make this box for the ornament and place a favor at each place setting for your guests to take home. Each year when they decorate their Christmas tree, they will remember your dinner party, wedding or event.

Paper Perfection will email you the template for this green and red box for $5 or if you would like different colors or patterns to match your party or event contact for pricing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Helping Hand Gift Tag

Here is Paper Perfections first Christmas Gift Tag of the season! This was made for a client who is the Director for a Physical Therapy Department. She is giving all of her employees a fun travel size hand sanitizer with a clip that fits on belts or purses for Christmas and wanted a gift tag with a hand on it and the saying, "Here's a helping hand for the new year!"

If you need personalized gift tags this season, contact Paper Perfection at

Party Favor / Gift Bag Topper

Here is the latest employee motivational item that Paper Perfection made for Brownwood Regional Medical Center. This is a bag topper that you fold in half and place on top of lunch sacks, ziploc bags, or any type of bag. BRMC is planning on purchasing flavored popcorn like caramel and placing it in brown lunch sacks with the topper on top and giving out to employees that were "popular" with patients over the last month.

Bag toppers are great for placing on top of any type of bag with your favorite candy treat, snack or even small gift inside for the perfect party favor or motivational gift. If you would like a bag topper for your next event, contact Paper Perfection at

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Candy Bar Wrapper

Paper Perfection had fun making a candy bar wrapper for Brownwood Regional Medical Center's employee appreciation program. These were wrapped around hershey milk chocolate bars and handed out during a monthly meeting to employees who did a GREAT job over the past month.

If you would like a personalized candy bar wrapper for your next event or to show appreciation for a job well done by an employee or teacher, contact Paper Perfection at

Christina's Disneyland Wedding Save the Date

I’m so excited to get to work with Christina and Ransen for their upcoming wedding at Disneyland! Christina recently contacted me to help with her save the date. She knew she wanted blush pink and ivory along with their engagement picture and a calendar, and together we designed this save the date.

In addition to her save the date, I surprised her with a wrap around label as they are popular right now for envelopes. I thought it would be fun to make a matching label that would give the save the dates a little added touch of excitement and elegance as each potential guest received their card. Christina already purchased white envelopes, so I reversed the colors from her save the date so that the pink label would stand out against the envelope.

Christina is planning on printing her save the dates as 4x6 photos, then she is going to back them with a magnet made for 4x6 pictures so that her guests can use them as refrigerator magnets and remind them of the upcoming event.

If you are planning a destination wedding like Christina and Ransen and would like a personalized save the date for your event, contact Paper Perfection at

Here is a quote from Christina, "After hours searching unsuccessfully for the perfect save the date, I am just ecstatic with what you have put together! I love it!"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Harry Potter Party Printables

Here are a few fun printables if you are a Harry Potter fan and are planning on having a "Premiere Party" or a birthday party for the upcoming release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". It is illegal to profit from the sell of trademarked images so Paper Perfection designed these and other printables without Warner Brother images, but to match the theme and feel of a Harry Potter Wizardly Party from the Hogwarts train ticket/invitation, to the candy buffet/food labels and the pumpkin juice bottle wrapper.

A movie party is always lots of fun to plan as you don't have to worry with lots of decorations or games since you will be going to the theater to see the movie. You can send out the movie style ticket below as an invitation for your guests. Then have the guests assemble at your house for some pizza, cake and presents. You can decorate the table with colors matching your invitations, and add fun Harry Potter things like owls, candles, etc. Watch one of the Harry Potter movies to get inspiration for your table decorations as there are lots of great scenes with Harry and his friends as they enjoy some wizardly fun meals at Hogwarts. Before you leave to go to the movie, have the guests stop by a "candy buffet" so that they can pick and choose some treats to take with them to the movie's.

Click on either of these images to get a more close up view, then click the magnifying glass on the area you would like to enlarge. These printables can be customized by changing the blue color to match your party color preferences. Here are a few examples:

If you are interested in these or other printables for a Harry Potter Party, contact Paper Perfection at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Gift - Family Monogram

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for friends or family, consider having Paper Perfection design a family monogram for $15 that will be sent to you as a jpeg or pdf. Then you can print it as an 8x10 photo (which is around $3 at Walmart for one hour photo developing) and frame it for a unique personalized gift. (The frame below was purchased at Michaels.) If you want to order more than one, you can get two for $22 or three for $30. The colors below are neutral and should go well in most homes, but they can be changed to fit any color scheme.

If you are interested in having a family monogram designed, contact Paper Perfection at
Click here to see additional stock family logos/monograms.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Owl Birthday Party - Baby Shower Printables

I ran across owl clipart online and thought they were so cute that I just had to make a few of my own and incorporate them into some party printables. Owls are great for birthday parties and baby showers! These printables can be edited to fit your color scheme or event wording.

If you are interested in these owl printables or would like to have something custom designed for your next event contact Paper Perfection at

Monday, November 1, 2010

For This I am Thankful

Thanksgiving is really the best holiday if you think about it. There's no rush to buy the perfect gifts, no candy to buy and collect, no fireworks to amass or go see and no Easter baskets to fill. You just get to spend a day being thankful and full with hopefully the ones you love.

I thought it would be fun to celebrate this Thanksgiving season by making a simple album that everyone in my family and extended family can contribute to by having them write what they are thankful for on cards and take pictures of everyone throughout the day. Then I will pair a photo of each person, their family or a picture of what they are thankful for with their card in a 4 x 6 photo album.

Here is an example of a 4 x 6 photo album that I found at the Dollar General for $1.50. Target also has great ones for $3.99.

Here is a picture of the title page.

Here is a picture of the journaling cards that I designed, printed several copies onto white card stock, and trimmed out.

Now the album is ready to be filled up with what each person is thankful for and their photos. I will either place the blank journaling cards on our Thanksgiving table and ask everyone who's there to grab a card and jot down a few things they are thankful for, or I will put a card at each place setting with a pen. The nice thing about this is that it will give everyone something to do while waiting for the turkey to finish cooking.

This would make a wonderful gift for whoever is hosting your Thanksgiving celebration!

This family picture was taken by "Photos By Ruel".

Of course, you don't have to limit this idea to Thanksgiving Day. You could make the whole week of Thanksgiving—or even the entire month of November—as a time to encourage your family to use the cards to write down daily gratitudes.

I have enjoyed starting my blog and thought I would like to do something special for my new and old friends and family who have taken time to view my blog and the different posts. I’m so thankful for you!

If you would like me to send you these cards and title page for free so that you can make your very own mini Thanksgiving album, leave a comment below with your email address and I will email them to you!

Let me know if you want them in color or black and white. If you get the black and white cards you can embellish them with colored scrapbook paper to match your 4 x 6 album.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ticket Invitations

Tickets are a fun way to send out invitations especially for sports and movie parties! Here are a few examples of some tickets. The "Early Longhorn" ticket below was made for a Bar-B-Que to celebrate the end of the JV Football Team's season. The sports ticket was made for a sports birthday bash. The other images are backgrounds for tickets that were made for other events.

If you would like a ticket style invitation for your next party or event contact Paper Perfection at

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Notes for Special Occasions - Guest Book

Other than giving daily hugs and kisses and telling those you love how special they are and how proud of them you is important to write it down once in a while. A written note is something that can be cherished for a lifetime and can be pulled out when you need a smile or need to know that you are special. I made these notes/pages for a little something fun to do at parties and weddings. They are great for creating a "Guest Book" or a fun keepsake gift by having each guest at your event share a special message by filling out a page at their leisure. The notes that are written will be cherished for a lifetime as they will capture your guests memories and heartfelt wishes on a special day!

These pages are 8x8 and fit perfectly in an 8x8 top loading scrapbook. They are a wonderful addition for weddings as it gives guests something to do while the bridal party is taking all of their pictures. How much fun will the couple have reading the notes left to them! I can't think of a better graduation gift for a young adult heading off to college. When they need a little "pick me up" they can open up their book and see how much they are loved! These also make a wonderful gift for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. You can send one of these pages out to all of the special people in a couple's life and have them bring them to the party or mail them back to you so that you can present the special book as a gift at the party.

You can pick and choose the borders and questions you would like to personalize these pages for the special event you are planning and person in your life! These can be printed on colored paper or the wording and lines can be changed to coordinate with the colors of your event. If you are interested in these designs, contact Paper Perfection for pricing at

You can click on each image to get a better view.

There are lots of different ways to have your guests fill out a page. Here are a few ideas:

1. You can have a dedicated table and book attendant. This table should be in a common area visible to guests, preferably near the entrance. The attendant should encourage guests to fill the pages out at their leisure and tell them where to return the completed pages.

2. Another manner to distribute the pages is by placing them at reception dinner tables. You can simply place one page at each setting or several pages in a group at the center of the table.

3. For a book with photos, there are two recommended times when it is best to take photos of your guests for their pages. While your guests are entering the reception area, take a photo of them as they arrive and hand a page to your guests to complete at their leisure.

4. Another method is to have a book attendant walk around to each table taking photos of your guests and handing them a page (with their photo attached if you are using Polaroids). In both instances, have markers placed at each table for your guests to complete the pages.

5. Another option is to have a "photo booth" set up with fun props so that your guests can take pictures of themselves with hats, umbrellas, mustaches, etc. Leave the pages on the table with the props and have a sign telling them how to work the photo booth and to fill out a page to match to the picture.