Make It Monday // Hot Air Balloons

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme
MakeItMondayButton-JulyWelcome to another Make It Monday! I’m back this week with a cute Hot Air Balloon party theme! I was inspired by the adorable Top Dog Dies and knew exactly what I wanted to make…

It’s truly mind-blowing how fast time flies. I vividly remember our first days at home with our daughters, and now they’re 8 and 6 years old! It’s amazing how quickly they’re growing!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

The Hot Air Balloon dies are super cute and the details are gorgeous. The set includes two sizes of balloons, one basket, and three clouds. Perfect for great variations, like the cupcake toppers I made, incorporating the various clouds and pop dots for dimension!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

I’m sure any kid would love to get one of these gorgeous toppers atop they’re scrumptious party treat! I’m out of lollipop sticks, but if I was making these for a party, I would definitely add some of the die cuts to lollipop sticks and some to bamboo forks in order to add a nice height variation on the tablescape. That would be darling for obvious reasons!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

In addition to the cupcake toppers, of course I had to make a banner to highlight the theme, “GROWING UP UP UP” – fun, right?! I think so 🙂

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MakeItMondayButton-July I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Make It Monday! Be sure to check out the lovely dies over at Top Dog Dies, and the projects I’ve shared using them!

Now head on over to my lovely friend Melissa at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. Melissa created a simple birthday scrapbook page with a free template – you definitely don’t want to miss that!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. You know I love a fun crafting challenge, and luckily the theme at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Get In Shape – anything non-square or rectangle shaped. Hot air balloons certainly fit the bill!

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Make It Monday // Top Dog Dies Flamingo Invite

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

Can you believe it?! I’m back with a second Make It Monday post today! If you didn’t catch my first post, about the Christmas in July Bundle, be sure to check that one out too!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2I’m sharing an adorable invitation using two gorgeous dies: Top Dog Dies Flamingo Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Pennant Banner – I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these dies!

Ever since the spring, when my sister and her friends took a girls trip to Palm Springs, I’ve been smitten with pink flamingos! So when I saw that Top Dog Dies had a flamingo, I knew I was in for some fun!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

This invitation was surprisingly easy to put together, primarily because of the great quality of the dies. They cut like butta! Here’s what I did to make the invite:

1. Took two different pink papers to cut the flamingo from, and I used an aged aqua/teal paper to cut the bit of water for the flamingo to stand in, as well as the banner.

2. Created the invitation in Photoshop, but I could’ve just as easily used Word to create it as it’s mostly verbiage. While creating the digital portion, I made sure to leave room to add the die cuts of the flamingo and banner.

3. I had some left over alphas from an old kit and loved how easy it was to add them to the banner. I trimmed the banner pieces just a tad to fit the limited space, but that just took a little snip on each side. Easy peasy.

4. All of the pieces were glued down on the invitation, and a little bling was added to the flamingo’s eye for the final touch.

I said it was easy! What do you think? I love it and hope you do too!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure to go back and read the first Make It Monday post for today about the Christmas in July Bundle Sale – it only lasts until 9pm PST tonight…yes, TONIGHT! You don’t want to miss it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. You know I love a fun crafting challenge, and luckily the themes at Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge is Anything Goes and Wednesday’s Challenge is Furry Friends! Looks like a win-win to me!

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Make It Monday // Fourth of July Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

Are you ready to celebrate the next US holiday? The Fourth of July is right around the corner!

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYOh, how I’ve missed the Make It Monday posts! Have you? Well, I’m baaaaack! Its’ been a frantic couple months, and even though this summer will be busy keeping up with my daughters, I’m really looking forward to finding a good balance…wish me luck 😉

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

My Etsy shop has been growing with new products and I’ve even ventured into planner stickers…but I’ll save that for another post! One of my most popular banners “Pop Fizz Clink” is super sparkly with the gold letters, and one of my favorite items to make. And that’s what inspired these patriotic 4th of July banners!

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Incorporating the traditional Red, White and Blue colors was a must, but I wanted to elevate the glam factor, like the sparkle of the Pop Fizz Clink banner. So red glittered letters were perfect for the occasion! What do you think? Do you decorate for the 4th of July? How great would these look behind a beautiful patriotic buffet table? Or in an entry way greeting your guests? Or of course anywhere in your house celebrating the holiday for more than just one day!

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I only have a two of each banner, so head over to my Etsy shop and order yours before they’re gone!

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MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYNow continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over for some upcycled inspiration from Gina at Messtaken Identity. She needed a place to put canisters, and found herself in the middle of a perfect upcycle project!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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xoxo,
/c

 

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Bridal Parties and Wedding Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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It’s definitely that time of year…wedding season! Such a wonderful time of life when brides are working hard to make their dream wedding vision a reality! She’s getting all her bits and pieces ironed out for the style of her big day – party favors, decorations, menu, signature cocktails and so much more. Not only is the Bride working her magic, but her made-of-honor and bridesmaids are busy too handling bridal showers and bachelorette parties, making sure each detail shines like the bride herself!

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Speaking of shining…I’m sure you’ve caught on to the gold trend over the past year or so?! It’s that perfect, sparkly, glamorous touch to every event!

Over on my Etsy shop, I’ve been busy creating custom orders for weddings, parties and celebrations of all sorts! I just love these super popular and trending banners with fun sayings like “POP FIZZ CLINK” and “EAT CAKE” and “SWEET TREATS” and CUSTOM HASHTAGS and “FUTURE MRS….” and, oh I can just go on and on! Have you been to a wedding or party lately with great decorations that caught your eye? They are so much fun and really lend a custom festive touch to every event!

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If you’re interested in seeing what else I have over in my Etsy shop, be sure to head on over here!

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As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Spring Party Printables

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring  or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, greenMakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILWelcome to another Make It Monday! Are you enjoying the series? Our circle has shared great ideas and inspiration covering scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, digital scrapbooking, templates, paper crafting, party supplies, and so much more! Speaking of party supplies, I just created this watercolor Garden Party printable kit, inspired by my 8 yr old when she was wearing an outfit with these colors! I love when that happens 🙂

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I decided to make a watercolor inspired set of party goodies that could work for a spring or summer birthday party but not just for kids. I really was envisioning this being ideal for birthday girls and women with class, elegance, style and great attention to detail! It just screams elegant garden party to me! Okay, maybe not “screams”, maybe more like a ladylike squeal-of-delight 🙂

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My Etsy store is mostly stocked with physical items that get shipped to customers (lots of banners) and I love sharing my creations with customers throughout the US. But I wanted to created printable files that can be used to make a party banner, cupcake toppers, water bottle wrappers and straw flags anywhere in the world! How adorable are all of these?! The only tools you need is a printer, scissors and glue! But I love that anyone can feel like a maker and crafter using printables – it’s the best of both worlds, and super creative and easy!

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To purchase these printables, click here to head on over to my Etsy shop!

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MakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILThanks so much for joining the Make It Monday blog circle. Keep following the circle and head over to Beth! You’re in for another spring inspired post… Beth at Scrapping Wonders is sharing how to use a little Cricut to create beautiful Spring decorations! Be sure to hop on over, check out her gorgeous decorations and leave her some comment love to let her know you stopped by!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Tiara & Mustache Cupcake Toppers

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenWelcome to another Make It Monday circle! I’m so excited to share these cupcake toppers I recently made for the Father-Daughter Dance “Mustache and Tiara Ball II” at my girls’ school! It’s an annual event and I LOVE that my girls and hubby enjoy their big night out, getting dressed up, going out to a nice dinner, and overall having a ball!

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My baby is in kindergarten this year, so she was thrilled to get to go too. My 2nd grader wasn’t thrilled to have sis in tow as it’s she had 3 years of going solo with her Daddy! Ah, sister drama! But I digress… I had a blast making these cupcake toppers for the big night. Our school is definitely full of loving parents who volunteer their time and talents (along with their treasures!) to the school, and these toppers were going to be paired with yummy cupcakes prepared by other mommies!

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Did you notice the “II” after “Mustache and Tiara Ball” earlier? Yes, this was the second year we’ve had this theme, so I actually made similar toppers last year. And I realized, I’m probably not alone needing toppers for this theme! So, what’s a girl to do? I added these printables to my Etsy shop! All that’s need after printing up the sheets, is a few different punches to create these perfectly adorable toppers!

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You can purchase the instant downloads from my Etsy shop – the MUSTACHES alone, the TIARAS alone, or a COMBO of both mustaches and tiaras!

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They were super easy to make with the printable, a handful of punches and of course glitter! Once they were punched and glued onto bamboo forks and lollipop sticks, I added a touch of glitter to really make them look like a million bucks! I ended up volunteering the night of the party taking candid photos, and I was so happy to see lots of little girls who had devoured their cupcake treats, but were still holding onto the toppers! So cute!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenI hope you’re inspired to make some toppers for your next party! But until you’re ready to get into party planning mode, continue our Make It Monday circle and head on over to the uber talented and creative Melissa Shanhun at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. Before you delete those toddler selfies, see how Melissa told the story of a day through her adorable and precocious daughter Emily’s photos! And knowing Melissa, you’re gonna be smiling and wanting to know more about her lovely family! So head on over!

True Stamp is almost here!

Before I say good-bye, I just have to remind you about True Stamp, since it’s less than 2-weeks away! True Stamp is a one-day, online, LIVE event on March 28. All six classes will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You’ll watch class demonstrations, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your stampy life – all without leaving home (or even changing out of your PJs!). I hope you’ll join me and a few hundred other of your new stamp-loving BFF’s  Click Here to Sign Up! 

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c