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"May Your Holiday Rock" Printable Gift Tags {with a bit of bling}

The holidays are upon us and what better way to celebrate than with these free printable holiday gift tags I created for you.

Of course, they are even better when attached to a sweet little package with jewelry inside. Right now, at Blue Nile, you can save 15% off regularly priced jewelry thru December 23rd so you are guaranteed to have your pretty bling gifts arrive in time for holiday gifting. Simply use coupon code BLUE15 at checkout to save. Oh, and the best part? Blue Nile is offering Free FedEx 2 day on all orders, and it bumps up to Free overnight delivery on all orders placed on December 22nd and 23rd. I'd say it's time to start shopping, saving 15%, and wrapping up your jewels in the Blue Nile signature box {or satchel} with these pretty holiday gift tags.

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This download is for personal use only and cannot be re-sold and/or used commercially. Once downloaded, simply open in a photo editing program and print {preferably on photo paper to keep the brightness of the gems}. There are 8 on a single page, simply trim in half vertically and horizontally and then each in half again. Enjoy and feel free to share how you're using them on social media by tagging me @weddingsites - I would love to re-share.

Holiday Party Inspiration for the DIY Host … from Fonts to Wreaths

It's time to start planning your holiday parties and maybe there's even an upcoming holiday engagement party in the works.

If you're like me, you'll likely want to tackle a few of the party goods yourself - I'm a bit of a crafter and love adding my handmade touch to the holidays. If you're planning to create your own holiday party invitation or printable menu, you will certainly want to check out this amazing winter font bundle. It's just $29 and includes thousands of Christmas and winter resources like fonts, backgrounds, patterns, textures, styles, templates, and much more, plus some extras for Thanksgiving and New Year's. Continue reading for even more holiday party inspiration for the diy host . . .

Other Holiday Party Inspiration for the DIY Host Include . . .

1. Dress up your entryway with a pretty Sweet Bay Laurel & Olive Branch Swag. The best part is that after the party, the dried bay leaves can be used in soups and stews and the dried olive leaves can be used to brew tea. Add a pretty bow to match your party and you're all set.

2. Send the newly engaged couple on their way with homemade cookies in a handcrafted Cookiebox Wood Cookie Carrier. This cookie carrier is built of sturdy pine and has four partitioned segments with a sliding lid to keep your precious cookies safe, intact and from touching each other.

3. Treat your guests to a cheese bar with this Deluxe DIY Cheese Kit. This kit requires no aging - you only need the cheese kit and fresh milk and you'll have your own hand-crafted chevre, mozzarella, ricotta, crumbly goat cheese, paneer or queso blanco, ready in an hour or less.

4. No holiday party is complete without hot chocolate so treat your guests to these Holiday Hot Chocolate Sticks and swirl each into a steaming cup of milk. You might even want to top the drinks with Holiday Flavored Marshmallows.

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Save 20% on Bird's Party Printables + See the Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide

When your little one gets sick right as you're about to finish up the next day's blog post at night - you have to what's best. That would be getting to bed with her finally falling asleep on your chest around 2 am and hoping the next day goes better. So, I have an impromptu holiday goodie to share with you now that we're all up and looking forward to hopefully a morning nap. The Bird's Party Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide is here and filled with amazing gift ideas, easy party inspiration, yummy recipes and eye candy galore. Today's dreary weather is perfect to get cozy under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy the holiday inspiration.

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Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower Invitations and Printables

Happy Monday! I have always loved this unique theme for bridal showers and it's probably because my bridal shower was also a Tupperware Party and it was so much fun. There are so many ideas you can incorporate into a Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower. One idea is to have the floral arrangements in unique vases - think stainless steel pots, colanders, and even the mixing bowl of stand-up blenders. Here's a few invitations if you're planning a Bridal Shower with a kitchen theme and following them is a great idea for cute displays on the table or even as party favors.

Retro Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations **** {this invitation is from Minted and starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 20th and running thru Tuesday May 27th, all Minted Wedding Stationery is 15% off with code MEMORIALWED}

Brunette Kitchen Invitation {hair color can be changed to match the bride}

Kitchen Gleam Invitation

If you're looking for something fun and unique for the kitchen themed bridal shower - I'm thinking you will love these kitchen printables. You could frame the prints and have one on each table, include a print-out with your thank you or you could even have them printed smaller and framed for each guest to take one home and display in their own kitchen.

Kitchen Printables from The Happy Housie {different color options available}

Free Wedding Invitation Printable : Peachy Keen Pouchette Invitation
Hello everyone! I’m Anna Skye of Download & Print and I am thrilled to have Brenda invite me over to her blog with an exclusive printable wedding invitation template that I call Peachy Keen. First, if you are looking for a wedding invitation, huge congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! If you are planning a contemporary wedding but don't want to stray too far off the beaten path, this pouchette might pique your interest. The surprising color combination adds a modern spin to the classic pouchette shape.

The DIY steps are easy enough for even the most reluctant crafter to follow. Best of all, the finished product looks anything but DIY. I don't believe you have to compromise on quality or style when you choose to make it yourself.

Get the free Peachy Keen downloads here and follow along with the steps below to create this invitation for yourself.
- Free printable templates {DOWNLOAD HERE}
- White card stock
- Printer
- Silver ribbon 7/8” wide, cut into approximately 18” lengths
- Bone Folder (optional)
- Scissors or X-acto knife and ruler (my preference)
- Silver sharpie (optional)

Step 1: Download and Print

Download the free Peachy Keen wedding invitation template files. Open the documents in MS Word and add your wedding details.

The fonts I used in the sample are London MM and Landliebe Script. You can download these fonts for free online, or use any fonts that you like. If you don’t have the sample fonts installed on your computer, Word will substitute different fonts.

Print the first side of the pouchette, flip the paper over and print the back side.

Hint: 90 lb paper is the ideal weight for this project. A paper too light runs the risk of having the printing show through the other side. Anything too heavy and your printer may have trouble, and creating the creases becomes more work.

Step 2: Score

Using your bone folder, score along the fold lines, just outside the invitation square. This starts the crease and preps the paper for the steps to come.

Hint: If you don’t have a scoring tool, a closed mechanical pencil or back of your X-actor knife will work.

Step 3: Cut

I like to cut around the pouchette using an X-acto knife and ruler, but you can also use scissors.

If using an X-acto knife and ruler cut from the inverted points to the outside (i.e. from the corners of the invitation to the outside of the paper). This will make for sharper corners and you won’t run the risk of overstepping the cut mark.

Step 4: Fold

Fold in the pouchette flaps using the creases that you previously made. A bone folder will help you create sharp creases, or you can push on the fold firmly with the heel of your hand. The short flaps fold in first, followed by the medium flap, and the longest flap folds in last.

Optional Step 5: Silver Embellishment

If you’d like to add a little sparkle to the invitation, trace the inner invitation border with a silver sharpie. The sharpie leaves a subtle sheen (Translation: Expensive metallic look!) to the pouchette.

Last Step: Seal and Mail

Tie a length of ribbon around the pouchette to keep it closed. Your invitations are now ready for stuffing into a 5.5” square envelope and mailing.

Hint: This entire process moves much quicker if you form an assembly line. Grab your maids, mom, and fiancé, your beverage of choice, and make an afternoon of it. Give each person a task. One person scores, one cuts, one folds, and one ties. I don’t recommend having your fiancé take the last step. In my experience, males just don’t tie pretty bows!