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Goodbye 2014… It was a fun year! January 10, 2015

I can’t believe we are almost half way through January! Where does the time go? 2014 was a fabulous year and on a professional level, I was very happy to experience a few firsts. My first styled photo shoot for an e-magazine. A huge thank you Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party for your faith in me. I also planned and styled a party at a large church hall. That offered a new challenge in that I had a huge area to decorate on a fairly tight budget. I also planned a joint birthday party. I was also fortunate enough to collaborate with some incredible venders from all over the United States. It’s been a busy year but a lot of fun, too.

As always, I teamed up with the amazing Danielle of All Things Great and Small Photography for all my events. She’s a pleasure to work with. I thought to share some photos of the work we’ve done together in 2014. Enjoy!

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If you are looking for a party stylist in the Pensacola area, then I am around till May 2015. In the summer, I will be moving to Washington D.C. for a year. But, you can still stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

 

Favorite Firefighter Party Printables August 23, 2014

Having a firefighter themed birthday party? This is such a fun motif and almost all little boys, at one time or another, want to be a firefighter. I know my four year old is obsessed with firetrucks, the siren, and basically all things ‘heroic’… be it fictional superheroes like Superman and Batman, or real life heroes such as firefighters and police officers.

One of the easiest ways to get a personalized look for your party is to purchase printables or custom made items. Etsy is a treasure trove of amazing items by fabulous artisans. Here are some of my favorites!

Gorgeous invite by Swish Printables.

Fire fighter invite

 

Banner by Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams

fire truck printable banner

 

Classic Fire House party labels by Modern Moments Designs

hang tags for classic fire house party

Firetruck printable party package by Paiges of Style

Firetruck party package by paiges of style

 

Firetruck printable birthday party set by Paper & Cake

fire truck printable party

Stop Drop and Roll themed fireman party pack by Lauren Haddox Designs

Stop drop and roll fireman birthday

Water bottle wrappers by A Party Studio

Firefighter water bottle wrappers

Enjoy your party planning! My biggest advice- no matter your theme, style or budget- start planning early and if you decide to use party printables, then be sure to get everything ordered and printed as early as possible so you are not scrambling at the last minute to put everything together. Inevitably, it’ll take a lot longer than you expect so start early!

As always, you can visit my Etsy store, follow me on FacebookTwitter or email me: apartystudio@gmail.com

 

 

 

What does for Personal Use Only mean? July 14, 2014

 

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When you purchase any file from me, somewhere on the PDF will be the following statement:

For Personal Use Only! Do not distribute in any way. All rights reserved by A Party Studio http://www.apartystudio.etsy.com

What does that actually mean? “For personal use” means that the person who purchased the file from me has the right to use it for their own needs but not as a business or for profit. I recently had a client run into difficulties printing a file at Office Depot because the employee there said that ‘for personal use only’ indicates that it can only be printed on a home computer. This is incorrect.  Personal use only has nothing to do with how you print- just how you control the files. The file/s can be printed where ever you’d like and once printed, can be used for your party, baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, etc.

Thankfully, I happened to be online and saw her message so I was able to call the Office Depot store and talk to the print/copy center to explain that she had every right to print out the PDF.

If you head to Office Depot, Staples, Kinkos or any other commercial printing place, to avoid the situation that my client faced, please print out a copy of your receipt to prove you are the owner of the file and entitled to print.

If you are concerned about your print job, then I recommend using an online service.

Kelli at Print and Cut Your Printables or Andrea at Paper + Pop

Their print work is fantastic and much better quality than what you would get through an office supply store. Plus, both these lovely ladies will cut out your files which will save you so much time.

I’m gonna go off on a little tangent here since it’s somewhat related… what does the “Do not distribute in any way” mean? It means you can’t pass on the PDF files to your friends to use for their events. It also means you can’t sell resell the files.

A couple examples…

So, is it ok to purchase a chocolate bar wrapper from me for $10 and then open your own store and offer the wrapper for sale as an assembled item? Absolutely not. This is stealing and a violation of my intellectual property. If you have to place text boxes or make screen shots of a PDF file that you have purchased then you are probably doing something unethical. Sadly, I have actually had this exact scenario happen.

Is it ok to buy a non-personalized item from my store- for example, a banner that simply reads “Happy Birthday” and then make that banner available for free via your blog? You may think that is fine to do because you are not profiting when the banner is downloaded but guess what? No, that is also not ok.

If you are a event stylist and purchase a set of printables from me, can you use them for you event? Sure, that’s fine but if you want to reuse the items for another event, you need to repurchase the personalized files. The files I send are not editable so you cannot make a screen shot and then insert them in to a program such as Word and add a text box over the personalization information in order to ‘update’ the file.  Plus, you are cheating yourself because by doing this, you are reducing the quality of the file and your prints will not look nice. And honestly, the length of time it takes to do that, you may as well pay me for my services.

If you are still not clear, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail! apartystudio@gmail.com

 

 

 

Wedding Favor Ideas May 7, 2014

I am so thrilled to be on Weddzilla‘s list of top 20 beautiful Etsy wedding favor ideas! The personalized Hershey kiss labels made it to number six!!! Here is their top 20 list:

 

1. Forget-me-not seed matchbook

2. Personalised wine glass charms

3. Woodtop votive candle

4. Sunglasses

5. Personalized shot glasses

6. Hershey Kiss labels

7. Recovery kit bags

8. Candy bar buffet bags

9. Bridesmaid kimonos

10. Natural wooden fans

11. Pink and gold chocolate favours

12. Plantable confetti hearts

13. Hip flask

14. Personalised beer glasses

15. Coffee favour bags

16. Custom wooden magnets

17. Personalised bottle opener

18. Fortune cookie wedding favours

19. Heart shaped soap

20. Bird seed hearts

20 Beautiful Etsy Wedding Favour Ideas

Personalized Hershey Kiss Labels in Purple and Grey

 

 

You can check out the article over here. If you are looking for personalized Hershey kiss labels for your wedding or bridal shower, be sure to look through my Etsy store. I currently have 62 different color combinations and styles to choose from.

As always, you can visit my Etsy store, follow me on FacebookTwitter or email me: apartystudio@gmail.com 

 

FREE Printables for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6, 2014

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Looking for a little something to show your child’s teacher that you appreciate their dedication and hard work? Well, it is teacher appreciation week so this is a great time to send in a gift with your child. I made these chocolate bar wrappers with matching water bottle wrapper and oversized hang tag for my children’s teachers. I decided to go with a more gender neutral color palette this year and used blue and burn orange with a rock star theme. The PDF files are available for FREE download. Click on here to download the PDF files:

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Rock Star Teacher

 

Rock Star Teacher Appreciation Free Teacher Appreciation

 

As always, you can visit my Etsy store, follow me on FacebookTwitter or email me: apartystudio@gmail.com

 

Personalized Party Printables! April 19, 2014

Personalized Party Printables!

 

New to the store: personalized labels for mini wine bottles April 9, 2014

mini wine bottle labels by A Party Studio on Etsy (Barefoot wine or Sutter Home)

 

 

I recently worked with a client to create some personalized printables for her daughter’s bachelorette weekend. She needed labels for mini wine bottles. What a cute idea! I was thrilled with how they turned out and am happy to now offer these in my Etsy store. I created the labels to specifically fit the Barefoot bottles; however, as you can see in the below photo these labels work just as well with the Sutter Home brand which I picked up at my local Target store. 

My client, Angie, said that the ladies loved the wine bottles- they were a huge hit- and this was her response when I initially sent her the PDF files: 

Tali, I LOVEEEEEEEEE the labels!! It’s almost like you read my mind on what I was thinking!  Gosh girl you are good at this!  You are DEF my FAVORITE etsy seller to date! :)
Can’t wait to do them!  Think I’ll have to go out and buy some more wine bottles just so I can label them! HA HA
Thank you SOOOO much for this last minute order!!

It makes me incredibly happy when I get such positive feedback. 

 

When I create new items I like to get a test print done at my local Office Depot to check for color, size, etc. I usually print everything on 110 lb card stock (and I mean everything- invites, banners, water bottle wrappers, etc) but for the test print, the lovely bloke at Office Depot used copy paper. And guess what? The labels worked perfectly using the copy paper. I peeled the existing label off the mini wine bottles and the residual glue was enough to adhere the labels. Also, since I’d brought a blush wine, I refrigerated the bottles and the condensation didn’t spoil the labels at all. If you are not comfortable using copy paper then I’d suggest a medium weight card stock (65 lb) and you’d probably need some glue dots to help adhere the heavier paper. As always, do a test print first. 

 

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I added a cute fake barcode to the labels and the numbers represent the couple’s wedding date. In this case, they are getting married on May 3, 2014. Of course, you can opt for the date of the bachelorette party instead of the wedding date. 

If you’d like mini wine bottle labels for an upcoming event but these colors don’t work for you, then you can simply purchase the custom color change fee listing in my store. Yep folks, for only $5 I will adjust the color to suit you needs on any of my printables. I have a large selection of color swatches or you can send me your color inspiration and I’ll do my best to match the shades and colors. There is always a little discrepancy with regards to color as each monitor is calibrated differently but I can usually get pretty close :) 

 

I hope this gives you some ideas if you having a bachelorette party. I think the mini wine labels would be cute for a 21st birthday party, too. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or check out my super awesome Etsy store :) If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you or e-mail me: apartystudio@gmail.com  

 

 
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