Friday, December 3, 2010

Mini Paper Cupcake Stands Free File

Here it is!!! The cupcake stands file! I know you will enjoy doing this little craft for your celebration! Enjoy!

Download the file here.  Click here to see the tutorial on how to make the cupcake stands.

Need this cupcake stand in other colors? Send me an e-mail, I will be placing a listing for this soon in my shop!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweetly Sweet Customers {Cupcake Birthday by Brigitte}

I love to see my printables in action, so I was delighted when I received this pics form my sweet customer Brigitte. It was her adoable daughter's first birthday party... And the theme was... cupcakes of course!

Look at the adorable big cupcake cake and the matching little smash cupcake.
The dessert table... fabulous!
And the party at the garden... a magical first birthday!
 Thank you so much for sharing your pics Brigitte and Happy Birthday to your little one!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mini Cupcake Stand Tutorial!

Here is what you have been waiting for! Thank you so much for the response in Facebook! I made the tutorial using patterns from the Sweet Berrylicious Collection, thank you to one of my biggest fans Michelle for suggesting it!

I am so in love with this little cuties. The method of doing this little cupcake stands was developed by me, I haven't seen this tutorial on the web... and I have researched a lot! I am a scientist, so I actually used the scientific method (yeah how dorky is that!) to achieve less cutting and more sturdiness. You can place this tutorial on your blog, but please link back to here and give the proper credits. If you use this method to do your own Mini Cupcake Stands, please also give the proper credit and link back... thank you so much! If you don't want to do this by your own, you can buy beautiful pre-made white mini cupcake stands from Hello Hanna. But enough of the fine print, here is the tutorial:

1. Print on bright white heavy paper.
 2. Cut a rectangle around the base of the stand using a rotary cutter.
3. Use a scoring tool to score along the white lines.
 4. Fold the base in a zig-zag way, like you were folding a fan.
 5. Form the shape of the base with the pattern on the outside. Make sure they align.
 6. Start gluing sides one by one, satrting with the second fold. (Leave the two outer parts for the end.) Make sure to put glue all the way to the edges and that all the parts are aligned.
 7. Cut the top part while you let the glue dry. Carefully cut away the white semi ovals of the base.
 8. Place a heavy glue on the edges on top of the base. Place the top part on a flat surface upside down. Glue the base to the top align the legs of the base with the petals.
 9. Now you have sturdy, neat and cute mini cupcake stands to match your Sweet Berrylicious Party!

Want the Free PDF file to make one of these beautiful cuties??? Stay tuned because I will post it soon! I will also post the Pinwheels to match this collection (I actually had forgotten about them!).
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lorelys Maia's Alice in Wonderland Birthday

We had such a blast on my daughter's third birthday. I did a Tea Party theme inspired on Alice in Wonderland. I designed all the paper goodies and here is my second attempt to make a sweets table... I learned a copule of things on the way and want to share them with you on another post... but first see the pics and bring on those comments!
The chocolate goodies above were done by Edu, a local artisan, they are actually typical Puertorrican candies like guava, cocconut and "polvorones" covered in chocolate... something you can only find in Puerto Rico! Visit Edu here!
We covered the cupcakes with tulle because living in a tropical island, mosquitoes are an everyday issue... but I ended up loving the way they look.

I hope you enjoyed the pics and stay tuned because I am working on the tutorial for the cupcake stands! I was so happy to have such a great response in Facebook for those...Thank you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Alice in Wonderland Goodies: Mini Menus

I just created some menus for a local event, and had the idea of creating this mini menus for the kids table. They look so little and cute! Enjoy and keep those comments coming in... I want to know if you are still out there!

 And pics of the little cutie on top of the cutie mini paper cupcake stand...
Again, please excuse the pics, but my poor camera is dying!

Don't forget to keep sharing the Mini Cupcake Stands post on Facebook, when the post gets 15 shares, I will share a free tutorial on how to make this little cuties. They are very sturdy and easier to make than you think... I am a scientist so I experimented and developed a method to do it! Yeah, so weird, but that's how I am!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mini Paper Cupcake Stands!

I had started to see this cupcake stands popping up all over the internet, even with tutorials in you tube for how to do them. So I definitely wanted to design some of my own, specially after seeing the ones from Hello Hannah at Amy Atlas! Cuteness in a cupcake stand...

With the birthday of my daughter coming soon, I decided to design my own to match the birthday theme of course, Alice in Wonderland! And here is how they turned out!

You will have to excuse the photography, but the sensor in my camera has a crack... yeah so sad! That's the best I could do! I need a new camera!

Do you want a tutorial on this cute cupcake stands? Yes? Well, If I get at least 15 Facebook shares on this post, I will do a tutorial... so start sharing with the handy little button in the upper right of this post. Comment here if you shared this on Facebook or just to say a nice thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It's that time of the year again!

Yep, my daughter's birthday is coming soon and I have been doing some things to celebrate in style! I am so behind with my blog, so please excuse me... I am in the last stage of my PhD which means craziness all over! I am designing stuff for her birthday and printing/cutting at night when I get home... but I love it! Of course I want to share the little things I am doing for Lorelys Maia's third birthday with all of you, my loyal readers! Just like I did last year.

I decided on the "Alice in Wonderland Tea Party" inspired theme which is a movie that my daughter loves (the original movie). This is the invitation that I designed, I just love how it looks. I incorporated the tea party elements and a colorful palette, it is unlike anything I had seen before and that's what I like the most about it!
Stay tuned for the rest of the things I will be doing... including some cute paper mini cupcake stands inspired by Hello Hanna!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sweetly Sweet Customers {Winnie the Pooh by Monica}

I had lost contact with one of my high school friends, Monica and she found me on Etsy! This world is so small! She fell in love with my pop-up invitations and asked me to create a pop-up invitation to go with a Winnie the Pooh theme for a little boy, I created this invitation as you may remember.

Well my friend Monica sent me the pics of her son's first birthday some time ago and I wanted to share them with you. I would loved to be there, it all looked wonderful!

Just how cute is that birthday cake! Take care everyone and make sure to share this with your Facebook friends!

Friday, August 20, 2010

GiveawayScout Engine!

 I was recently contacted by Giveaway Scout and really liked their site. It is a blog engine for giveaways! They automatically scan thousands of blogs to bring you the latest blog giveaways, sweepstakes and contests. So you will never loose a giveaway again... ever, how cool is that! And now Sweetly Sweet will be a part of of that giveaway engine. Ummm, maybe I should post a giveaway soon... and I know exactly what it will be, but is is not still finished.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sweet Berrylicious {Free Party!} Part 4

Just as promised! Here is another party printable from my Sweet Berrylicious Collection! And today's file is.... SWEETS LABELS!!! I was receiving e-mails form moms that were going to use the Collection for their parties and asking when I was going to post more things... so here it is! They can be used as place cards, gift tags, jar labels, buffet labels, little flags, etc. Your imagination is the limit! You can download the file here: Sweet Berrylicious File. If you are new to my blog, you can also download the collection on the button on the right, the one that has the pretty treat box. I also made some pretty cool Editable Labels (soon to be on my Etsy Shop!)

Thank you for your support during my blog vacations... you are the best!

And here is a sneak peek of the next printable file...can you guess what it is?
Have fun and keep those comments and party pics coming! The UPDATED version includes a pinwheel... Enjoy! Oh, and share this with your facebook friends, I want to retake my business soon, so please be a friend and suggest others my fan page, THANKS!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweet Parties: Sweet Strawberry Party by Julie

This super talented mommy, Julie, just sent me some amazing pics of a strawberry birthday she did using my Sweet Berrylicious Collection! I just love to see the creativity and talent out there. Can you believe this was one of two parties she has attempted so far? (I will show you the other one too!) You are a very talented mommy!

 This is a "Hearts, Polka dots and Stripes" party Julie also had in her facebook page... I just had to share! This looks like a magazine pic!!!
My lovely readers, I know I have neglected my blog for a while, you all know the reason (studies and work) but soon I will come back and write daily again, and create more collections... for now stay tuned because tomorrow I will post another freebie from my Sweet Berrylicious Collection! Can you guess what it will be?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweetly Sweet Customers {Girl Baby Shower by Sarah}

I just LOVE it when I get beautiful pictures from customers! So when I saw this baby shower created by Sarah, I just had to share! She threw this party for her sister in law and used my Baby Shower Collection for girls. I have to say the party decorations are simple yet very elegant and simple to do. I love how she incorporated baby clothes in the banner! Thank you Sarah for those wonderful pics and congrats on the addition of a new baby to your family!

You can find this Baby Shower Collection on my Etsy Shop!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Featured again! {Tip Junkie}

My Sweet Berrylicious Collection was featured at Tip Junkie! Laurie was so sweet to add the download as part of her Entertaining DIY. Tip Junkie is a huge and famous blog where you can "Find tips. Share ideas. Shop." if you aren't following her blog you should! If you subscribe via e-mail you will have the latest tips sent directly to your inbox and you will be able to download her first e-book: Memories that Endure are Moments that Matter! A great e-book on life, celebration and memories. In Laurie's words: "I feel like if you know something, you should share it. So that’s my goal. I’m going to expose my simple strategies for making moments that matter for you, your family, and friends."

 Thanks Laurie for the feature! And I loved your e-book, I liked how real it felt, like you were standing right there next to me sharing memories and a cup of hot cocoa!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sweet Berrylicious {Free Party!} Part 3

Finally here is the so much asked for addition for the Sweet Berrylicious Collection! (See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)  I designed some fill in invitations that are oh-so-cute! I also made some editable invitations in two wording formats (for those who want a customized look, soon to be available at my Etsy Shop!) and bag toppers that say Sweets.
For some inspiration, see this dessert table created by Glory from Glorious Treats and on this post at Amy Atlas.

I am planning on doing more editable files so I want to know how you like them!

I am leaning towards editable files for my future Etsy Shop Collections because I simply don't have the time to personalize each order!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jello Recipe via {JaeBellz}

We are in for a treat, remember the delicious Jello that Joy from JaeBellz displayed in her Baby Shower Dessert Table? Yes, the one that you have been asking for the recipe!!! Well, Joy and her mom were so kind to share the recipe and made a tutorial for us, here is the link... enjoy! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Joy!
I specially love this dessert because you can adapt the colors to match any occasion, just genius!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sweetly Sweet Customers {Boy Baby Shower via JaeBellz}

I must be on a good luck roll! My friend Joy from JaeBellz sent me this fabulous pics from a Boy Baby Shower she threw for her brother. I am so lucky to get the chance to see my designs on such beautiful parties. Joy used my Boy Baby Shower Collection, I have to say that everything looks fab and you have to go to her blog to see all the details, she even made matching tags for the dessert table sweets.

Thank you so much for the inspiration and the sweet words about my Baby Shower Collection. Joy, you HAVE to share the recipe for those Jello Desserts, very cute and original!

You can find this collection on my Etsy Shop!