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, green

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 🙂

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, green

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 🙂

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, greenConnie 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, green
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, green

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!

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, green 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, green

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

Make It Monday // Green Watercolor Card

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenWelcome to our Make It Monday: “Green” circle! You may have noticed some of our Monday’s have themes? Well today we’re sharing Green posts! I took it quite literal, but you’ll have to read along on the circle to see how the other creatives interpreted green! So, here we go…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

It’s been a while since I made a watercolor card, so that’s exactly what I wanted to this week. I knew the colors I wanted to use and the stamps/embossing I wanted to do, too! I really do love when an idea or inspiration hits and it turns out like I was hoping it would!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

 

The Tim Holtz Distress Inks are the easiest and most versatile way of creating gorgeous watercolor projects. Check out my YouTube videos – this one in particular walks you through the step-by-step process to make this, and I share lots of tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years! From saving money to using up all the ink on your craft mat…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenReady to continue to Make It Monday fun? How do you bring special attention to a special object of a story? Have you ever scrapped your shoes? Alice at Scrapbook Wonderland shares her lucky shoes with us! Check out Alice’s post – her creativity is splendid and she shares tips and tricks quite generously!

Need more inspiration?

Are you looking for some creative inspiration? Join me, my friend Carole from Scrapbook Campus and about a dozen other designers as we share Inspiration: A to Z – a free month long inspiration series, working through every letter of the alphabet and areas to scrapbook, make cards, projects and more! It’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose! We just started yesterday, March 1st and it will run until March 26th, so jump in now before you miss any more of the alphabet!

Another great event to gather inspiration from is the annual True Stamp event. Whether you’re a newer stamper looking to advance your skills, a more experienced paper crafter wanting an inspiration infusion, or a stamping dabbler looking to use your supplies in new ways, you need to hear about True Stamp! My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap has pulled together six of the hottest stamping companies around to offer a full day of inspiration and fun… Including Lawn Fawn, Technique Tuesday, Paper Smooches, Mama Elephant, Raisin Boat, and Simon Says Stamp.

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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! 

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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PS. I love playing along with card challenges like the Curtain Call and Simon Says Stamp! Where do you find your inspiration?

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ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Watercolor Butterflies Birthday Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I’m sharing another crafty creation! Cards in back-to-back posts?! Not typical, but I couldn’t wait to share this one! I’ve been wanting to play with watercolors, and I’ve seen Tim Holtz do the watercolor effects using the water brush pen and his distress inks, so I decided to stop “wanting” and just “do” it! {Notice that “Just Do It” has been a theme in my life lately? If you missed the blog tour where 26 bloggers (including moi) shared our “lessons learned” from April Bowles of Blacksburg Belle’s CreativeLive class, check out my post here. And check out April’s post too – she has a contest where lucky winners will get their hands on some of her tools – marketing for creatives and blogging goodies – just for commenting!}

Back to this yummy watercolored card… You’ll see in the video how easy it was to do. Seriously. Super. Duper. Easy. And aren’t the colors delish? I was inspired by a few of my favorite sites, including: Fusion ChallengeTwo Peas in a Bucket June Mood Board and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Have you checked out the True Stamp 2014 classes yet? Many of the techniques, tips, tricks and ideas I’ve picked up along the way as a crafter, I’ve learned in classes and videos. Some videos (like mine) will focus on one project or technique, but honestly, the ones I’ve learned the most from are classes with more meat, like the True Stamp classes! They’re on sale RIGHT NOW, and each class is only $9, or you can get all six classes for only $39 using code “SAVEBIG” at checkout – talk about a bargain!! Don’t miss out!!

Each class focused on a different aspect of stamping and offered lots of samples in the class, demonstrating how each was created. The girls from Lawn Fawn created the most adorable interactive cards; Raisin Boat had some yumminess that blew my mind; Mama Elephant was rockin’ and rollin; sheesh, truly – they were all amazing! If you’ve considered taking classes, do yourself a favor and check out True Stamp 2014 classes here!

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 🙂 Password is sent to you when you sign up for the email list!

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