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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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/c

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Make It Monday // Girl Scout Cookie Banner

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleYes, I really did it… I made a banner for my Brownies to use in their cookie booth to help with cookie sales! Welcome to another Make It Monday! I hope this weekly dose of inspiration is a fun way to kick off your week!

If you’re in the US, you may have noticed cute Girl Scouts around your community selling the yummy, seasonal Girl Scout Cookies at booths around your local grocery stores? Our troop was out there, too! So of course I had to make a cute banner for our girls to use in their sales efforts!

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I love when I’m able to use tools on hand to create a look I’m going for, without buying new supplies. Making the banner was a breeze using the tools listed below. I wanted to add a cookie look, so I used my handy-dandy chevron stamp and Walnut Stain Distress Ink on a scalloped circle die cut to create a look similar to Samoas, the tasty toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate cookie. I think I pulled it off! What do you think?

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Interested in purchasing one for your Girl Scouts Troop? Head on over to my Etsy shop!

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What unexpected look have you been able to pull off using supplies on hand? I’d love to hear! It’s always fun to use my stash in unusual ways, creating a look I wanted, but didn’t have the obvious tool! Like using a swirl embossing folder to create lambs for a banner. Or a snow marker to create crashing ocean waves. Fun stuff!

And if you landed here because you searched Girl Scouts, be sure to check out my post about the self-esteem building craft I did with my daughter’s troop. My daughter still loves it and Pinterest tells me it’s a pretty popular post 🙂

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleReady to continue to Make It Monday fun? Are you trying to scrapbook a teenager? That can be a challenge! My sweet friend Alice at Scrapbook Wonderland is ready to help! Check out her creative ideas – she always inspires me to get crafty and create a layout! I would love to have a studio like hers one day!

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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/c

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I’m selling on Etsy! {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Thanksgiving, place cards, hostess gift, gift tags, gratitude, Etsy, custom, printable, pdfHave you heard of Etsy? Imagine an awesome global marketplace with creative, beautiful, handmade goodies, with sellers from around the world… and you’ve got Etsy!

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I recently started selling my handmade creations – mostly banners and party paper crafts – and am thrilled to be able to share my creations with the world! I’m even selling kits for those interested in creating their own banners, but aren’t exactly sure what they need to do! Enter the “Blessings” and “Give Thanks” fall banners I blogged about here. AND I just added some digital downloads for those needing to have quick and easy access to get their creative fix with an easy downloadable project, too!

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Have you checked out my shop? Or have a friend that loves creative products? Or a friend that loves supporting small businesses? I’d really appreciate it if you’d send them my way at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClickyChickCreates Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My goal is to add a few items weekly, so please be sure to check back in often and hopefully something will catch your fancy that you just can’t live without! And if there’s anything you’ve seen on my blog that you’d like to see listed on Etsy, just drop me a note in the comments and I’ll do my best to make it happen!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Lamb Party {Feeling Crafty}

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog hopWelcome to another Make It Monday! My friends and family know that besides God, my daughters and husband, the things I love most in life are photography and crafting! So when a friend was planning her daughter’s birthday and decided on a “lambie” party, she rang me up and asked about a customized banner!

Instead of “Happy Birthday” for the banner, she asked if I could make a “Marley had a little lamb” banner – how cute is that, right?!

I loved her idea and when we started chatting about the party details, my mind started swimming with ideas and inspiration!

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She mentioned she would be going the cupcake route, so we chatted about cupcake toppers – and I came up with the idea to emboss and punch some scalloped circles and ovals in order to make little lambs for the toppers! I couldn’t resist adding some glittery eyes with lashes, pink nose and sweet smile 🙂

And when she mentioned getting plush lambs in lieu of goodie bags, I offered the idea to make little tags to tie around the lamb neck with ribbon. Voila… instant thank you’s!

PROJECT TIP: When planning your parties, be sure to carry the theme across as many components as possible. Incorporating textures, shapes and using colors consistently helps keep your theme cohesive!

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FREE Class with Stephanie Ackerman

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I hope you are inspired to make some fun party paper crafts! And since I mentioned inspiration, I have to point out that my friend Stephanie Ackerman is hosting a FREE ONLINE CLASS TODAY! In just a few hours… Do yourself a favor and sign up here… it’s FREE!! In the scrapinar, Stephanie will share how to turn ordinary text into inspiring, faith-filled works of “Heart!” So excited and hope to see you there! Be prepared to be wowed by her easy approach to beautiful and faith-inspired art!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog hopAre you following the Make It Monday hop? Did you land here from Beth Soler at Scrapping Wonders? Beth is sharing how her 30 days of thankful album is all ready to go! If you haven’t stopped by her site today, be sure you do! But first, continue the Make It Monday hop and head on over to check out Jen Wright Designs. Jen is showing us 2nd part of a double-layout template for free!

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So what are you going to do first? Sign up for Stephanie’s FREE Scrapinar? Head over to check out Jen’s double-layout template? Check out what other goodies are in my Etsy shop? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Fall Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Welcome to another Make It Monday! Do you know that Fall is my absolute favorite season? Kinda crazy considering San Diego is in a perpetual summer, but it’s true… I absolutely love Fall!

In the US, we still have Halloween this month and most of the month of November before we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 27th, but I’m creating samples for a class I’m teaching next month, and thought I’d go ahead and share these creations as Canada is celebrating their Thanksgiving Day today. Cheers, Canada!

PROJECT TIP: Get cohesion in your choices! When I was conceptualizing my projects – selecting colors and papers for these banners – I had the fun idea to add texture to the kraft paper. But what type of texture? I let the theme of the papers lead my decision… leaves and trees, so adding wood grain texture to the neutral kraft cardstock seemed like the perfect fit! Did you notice it on the banners? What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?!

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If you’d like to order either of these banners, please visit my Etsy shop! I’m adding more to it every week 🙂 If you have any special orders, I can help you there too! Just send me a private message!

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2So did you land on my colorful corner of the crafty-bloggy world coming from Kristie Sloan at Artful Adventures? She’s showing how Base and Bling products can be used for other purposes, not just crafty jewelry! I love how Kristie gets us to think outside the box with so many products! If you didn’t come from her site, be sure you head over there, but first hop on over to Beth at Scrapping Wonders. Beth is sharing how to make monthly mini calendars from your iphone to use for your project life title pages. And she has loads of iPhone app tips on her blog, so be sure to check her out and leave some comment love!

And last but not least, I have to point out the amazing event coming up THIS FRIDAYTrue Scrap 6!! The inspiration, the community, the instructors, the content, the chat… it all gets rolled up into one AMAZING day of crafty goodness! If you’re at all interested in learning more crafting techniques, tips, getting to know and interact with amazing industry leaders, you MUST check out True Scrap 6!! Click here to find out more about the classes and instructors! I’m already signed up and hope to “see” you there!!

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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!

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So what are you going to do first? Check out my Etsy shop? Sign up for True Scrap 6? Head over to Beth’s blog? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up with Paper Issues’ “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall“!

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Signs // Birthdays

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The inevitable sign that my babies are growing up hits me square in the head with every birthday! My first-born, my silly, outgoing, fashionista, increasingly independent baby turned 8 this week and I still can’t believe how fast the years are flying by.

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Happy birthday to my sweet sunshine!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you  🙂
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/c

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