Saturday, July 2, 2011

More free printables...

the fourth of July is just around the corner.
which is kind of a shock to me.
 that was fast.

i think the snaps... pops... whatever you want to call them,
have always been my favorite.
just when you think you're all out,
you find one laying on the ground that hadn't yet snapped.

are you having a fourth of July get-together?
would you like a fun little handout for your guests?

I've found two different projects for those snaps
thanks to eighteen25 blog.

first project... toppers

[one] fill a snack size Ziploc bag with three bags of snaps.
[two] trim a black sheet of card stock to 4.5" x 7", then fold in half so that it measures 2.25" x 7".
[three] staple that onto the top of your filled Ziploc bag.
[four] cut out your 2" x 6" topper and attach to the front of your black card stock.

second project... tags

[one] trim a black sheet of card stock just a tad smaller than your four pack box of snaps (found at wal-mart).
[two] trim a black patterned paper about a 1/4" smaller than your black sheet.
[three] trim a piece of red card stock about 3" x 3".
[four] attach the papers and your 3" tag to the snaps box.

(credits: the red star digital paper used on the tags and topper came from HERE)

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July free printables....

DIY 4th of July!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a project with all of you and the coming holiday seemed like the perfect opportunity to get crafty. Hopefully this set will make your 4th of July just a bit more festive! This downloadable PDF includes sparkler cards, matchbook wrappers and straw tags. Simply print, cut, tape and voila – instant party!
What You’ll Need:
8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock (like this from Paper-Source)
8.5 x 11″ 80lb white text paper (like this from
Color Printer
Paper Cutter
Double Sided Tape
Standard Hole Punch
Matchbooks (found at my local grocery store)
1. Download the Matchbook and Straw Tags Template and print onto white text paper. Download the Sparkler Card Template and print onto white card stock. Print using the highest quality settings on your color printer to ensure that the patterns and text are clear.
2. Trim out all the shapes using scissors or a sharp blade and making sure to trim off all the black edges. Use a standard hole punch and punch where indicated to allow the straws to be thread through. Carefully trim out the small rectangles in the Sparkler Holders to weave the sparklers through.
3. Secure the wrap around the matchbooks with double sided tape, making sure not to cover up the striker strip. Crease the edges with your fingers or using a bone folder so that they are crisp. Thread the straw through the holes and position towards the top of the straw. Thread the sparklers through the slots.
I hope you all have a fantastic and joyful holiday! Cheers!
*For personal use only (non-commercial use). Thank you.
Printables thanks to twigandthistle!