Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FLIPAWOO has moved!

I have a new blog and will no longer be posting here. Thank you!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vintage Airplane Party Printable Set | Real Parties

Vintage Airplane Party
Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, used the Vintage Airplane Party Printable Set as part of her discussion on "Parties on a Penny" at her Mom's Time Out group. Go check out how she used the printable designs to help pull the party together. Great job Beckie!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Circus or Carnival Party Printable Premium Set | Real Parties

Thank you to Melissa who provided me photos of her twin's 1st birthday party, which took place back in July. She used the Circus or Carnival Party Printable Premium Set, which is now available in my shop. It's always exciting to see how customers use my party designs throughout their party. She did a wonderful job!

Here is what Melissa shared:

I am so pleased with how every thing turned out! We used vanilla cupcakes with white frosting and red polka dots. The twins each had vanilla smash cakes with the #1 in red on them. We purchased the cupcakes, cupcake tower and smash cakes from All Things Cake,  in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They gave us 2 free smash cakes and said I would be double-charged the rest of my life, haha! 

Since we were having a circus party of mostly adults, with a few cousins and close friends' children, I needed something to entertain the adults, and about 10 kids. We rented a dunk tank from Joyful Jumps. This was a huge hit, since the adults got to dunk the kids. 

My twins were born 3 months early. When they came home from the hospital, we kept them in a bubble through flu and rsv season, so this party was also their coming out party. They were definitely the center of attention. 

For party favors, we gave gold fish in a bag soap. These can be purchased from Etsy or eBay. I bought the fish from eBay, which came with instructions and I bought everything else from Hobby Lobby. The kids loved them and  a few friends told me their kids were determined to get the fish out of the soap that night at bath time.

I knew this day would be special to me and I had no idea what theme to choose for a boy and a girl. I looked through invites for weeks, and then I came across your designs and everything else just fell into place. I hope any of these details will help others.

Thank you Melissa!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Strawberry Jam Label {Free Template}

Photo via Infarrantly Creative

I recently connected with Beckie at Infarrantly Creative and I am excited that I will be offering printable designs to go along with some of her upcoming projects! Her blog is filled with wonderful and handy ideas on recycling and repurposing random items.

The first project I worked on with her was to design a strawberry jam label to fit over recycled strawberry containers. The inspiration of the design came from my picnic invitation found in my shop. Beckie came up with a great idea to have the container hold her homemade jams. She also gives you step-by-step instructions on how to put this adorable packaging idea together.

The free strawberry jam label printable can be found on Beckie's blog and you can also find the file here (where you can also personalize with your name). Happy packaging!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back To School Book Labels {Free Template}

I put together 8 label designs to use for back to school and guess what? These are text editable designs where you can personalize the labels with your own information. These would be a great and useful addition to school book covers.

The two pages found in the PDF file are formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 size sheets of label paper (or card stock). Be sure to print at the highest quality print setting for best results. Label paper can be purchased at any office supply store. Please note that the first text field box of each label (where you type in your name) will automatically update the information throughout both pages. This way you won't need to re-type your name over and over again for each label.

Download your PDF file here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Sew Seven" Vintage Sewing Party | Real Parties

{photo via Pure Joy Events}
Spool Invitation Designed by FLIPAWOO
{photo via Pure Joy Events)
Food Label Cards Designed by FLIPAWOO
{photo via Pure Joy Events}

While everyone else has been posting about this wonderfully creative sewing theme party, I have been a little late in the game. I think I had slight food poisoning yesterday, so I didn't have the strength to post this.

Remember when I did the posting on the invitation spools I designed for this party? Christine at Pure Joy Events recently gave an update on her daughter's recent "Sew Seven" birthday party. Photos of the party were beautifully captured by Rebecca Watkins Photography. I urge you to go check it out, you won't be disappointed!

UPDATE! - Amy Atlas just featured this party on her blog today!

$50 Giveaway - Enter Now!

I'm sponsoring a $50 giveaway at Celebrations at Home. Be sure to visit for more details.

Entries will be accepted through 7/26th (Tuesday) and the winners will be announced the following day, on 7/27th.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vintage Sewing-Themed Invitation Spools

Photo via Pure Joy Events
(Invitation wrap, Spool Round Stickers, and Favor/Name Tags)
Christine from Pure Joy Events is planning a "Sew Seven" theme party for her daughter's upcoming 7th birthday party. In addition to wanting name cards, thank you cards and favor tags, she had this unique idea to wrap invitations around a wooden spool and have a round sticker placed on top. I was sure excited to work on this for her.

So when she first sent me photos showing the overall look of the invitations, I was thrilled! I just love how they came out and she did an awesome job putting everything together.

Going through Christine's blog, automatically showcases her love of crafting and styling parties for children. That is why I can't wait until I see photos of her daughter's party! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's New to FLIPAWOO

Sorry for the lack of postings. It's really difficult to manage a household, take care of 2 kids and run my Etsy shop. Not that I'm complaining. Not at all! I just need to figure out a way to work on my shop full-time.

I have so much I want to do, but very little time!

Here's an update of what I have been adding to my shop:

Picnic Invitation

Summer Invitation

Corset Shower Invitation

Etsy Treasury - "The Picnic"

Yay! My picnic designed invitation, just made its appearance in an Etsy treasury page curated by, "The UntamedHeart". I already love her stuff! Check out her shop.

I have another new invitation design that I'll post about tomorrow. Now I'm off to cooking dinner and getting ready to go pick up my son from school!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Updated Paris Passport Invitation Designs

Another happy customer received their package of invitation prints today and was thrilled with how they turned out! She ordered my Paris Passport invitation prints and wanted to incorporate a damask pattern and have the circle text design layered over the cover. She also opted to not include any photos.

I was so excited to receive her email today with the following comment:

"They are totally amazing!  Thanks!  I will definitely be ordering from you again."

Yay! Another happy customer!

Here's another design available for the inside card. This was for another customer who also loved how the invitations turned out! She only wanted to include one photo of herself for the inside card. She looked absolutely stunning. I couldn't even tell she was pregnant.

For more information on ordering prints, please see here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Western-Themed Invitations

With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, I've been thinking of outdoor BBQs lately (stomach is growling right now...ribs...yum). So naturally, I started to think it was time to design some new Western-themed invitations. A Western-themed party can be fun for all ages and these can easily be customized for a birthday party, backyard BBQ party, or a bridal/baby shower.

I couldn't decide on one particular design, so I used the same text layout over different backgrounds.

Typographic Western Invitation

Western "Yee Haw" Invitation

BBQ Western (or Shower) Invitation

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Giveaway: Win $50 Credit!

I'm participating in a giveaway hosted by Baby's Breath Handmade. Win $50 credit towards any item listed in my shop along with other fabulous Parisian-related prizes. Go check it out!

Also starting from today until 5/18th (next Wednesday), I'm offering a 15% discount towards your total purchase at my shop.Use coupon code BABYSBREATH15.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beautiful and Lovely Cake

This is my new favorite blog that I started following - Call Me Cupcake. What immediately caught my eye was this Pink Rainbow Cake. Go check out the recipe in English or just drool over the pretty photos.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Parisian-Themed Birthday Party {Ooh! La! La!} | Real Parties

Bonjour! I'm so excited to show you photos of a Parisian-themed birthday party that Sara did for her daughter last month. Sara came to me and ordered the "Paris Chalkboard Design" invitations and other coordinated printed designs such as cupcake toppers, a welcome sign, bunting banner, favor tags and return address labels. Not only did she do a wonderful job, but she was such a pleasure to work with!

This chic party was taken place in Sara's beautiful home, which was filled with friends and family. Notice how all of the small details were tied in nicely to fit the theme of the party!

What a breathtaking view!

An adorable lady hired to make crepes

Cupcake Toppers

Welcome Sign

Sara made the party hats!

What an adorable poodle pinata!

Favor Tags

Happy Birthday Cutie!

You can find more Parisian-themed party print designs in my shop now!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bunting Banner {Free Printable}

As I mentioned in my previous post, my son Ethan, celebrated his 4th birthday last week at Disneyland and had a very last-minute party at our house with a group of family members and a few friends. 

We had a great time at Disneyland mostly because Ethan was able to finally go on a good number of rides, despite the extremely hot weather that day. We even stayed for the fireworks display show that evening, which was worth it. It felt like we were in a Disney commercial where you see parents holding their happy kids on their shoulders, watching the various colorful lights exploding in the sky. It was such a "Disney" moment. 

Ethan's birthday party last Saturday was very casual. There really wasn't a theme, except for a little bit of some Easter related activities, such as the egg hunt and I included some bunny-themed favors (bunny ear headband, Easter candy, stickers, etc.) in these cute little Easter pails from the Dollar Store. 

I had also quickly designed some party prints earlier that week. I normally take months of careful preparation when planning parties, but because we decided to throw this party out of the blue, I had to do some quick thinking. I kept reminding myself to not spend so much time worrying about the details and to just have fun. 

Because these designs were done so quickly, I didn't feel right putting these in my shop, so lucky for you, I'm offering the bunting banner for FREE! If time permits, I'll also try my best to make the tags and party sign available (and with enough interest) for free downloading as well! Of course, I'll have to change up the text in the files. 

For now, here is your free download of the bunting banner that reads, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" with 2 cupcake designed pennants.