paper + letterpress

Sandcastle Place Cards

by Kathleen Ballos

Remember the mini Putz houses that you see in the winter time? Well that’s what inspired these glittering sandcastle place cards! Eating picnic snacks was one of my favorite things about going to the beach when I was younger – if you’re not close to the water, wouldn’t it be fun to host a beach picnic party indoors? And if you’re looking for more miniature beach party supplies, try these beach cake toppers!

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Handmade Confetti and DIY Confetti Throwers

Sometimes store bought confetti doesn’t come in the right colors for the party we are having, in that case we make our own handmade confetti. It is really easy to make, I just throw on a movie while I cut. For this project I used a trick I learned in Paris where you just fill a plastic tube with confetti and hand them out to all your guests. With just a flick of the wrist the confetti propels out of the tube and goes everywhere. Perfect for surprise parties or weddings! The tissue paper at Paper Mart has always been my favorite. It comes in the best colors and is so affordable.

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Giant Paper Bead Garland

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love making simple necklaces out of beads (evidence here) and often have my crafty friends over to work on jewelry projects. This garland would be perfect decor for a jewelry crafternoon but it’s so bright and graphic it could work for just about anything. These mega versions of my favorite seed beads come together quickly using whatever paper you have on hand. If you love stringing beads together this will be right up your alley!

Giant Paper Bead Garland | Oh Happy Day! Giant Paper Bead Garland | Oh Happy Day! Giant Paper Bead Garland | Oh Happy Day!Giant Paper Bead Garland | Oh Happy Day!

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Ice Cream Cone Buddies

by Alix Sorrell

Did you know July 14th is National Ice Cream Day? In fact, the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month! There’s no better way to get excited about eating ice cream than with these silly printable wrappers. These ice cream buddies are great for parties or for your kid’s cone. Even the ice cream is excited! (PS – More ice cream party ideas!)

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Printable Housewarming Invitations & Moving Announcements

by Michaela Egger

We’re in the middle of renovating our new home, packing up our old flat and moving. So, for my project this month the idea of a little DIY printable housewarming invitation came naturally. For me one of the best things about moving is having people over for the first time! These little invitations are fun and really quick to whip up. Once I had finished the printable housewarming party invitations, I wanted to make more! So, I came up with a little bonus for you peeps: pocket-sized moving announcements. These mini babies are great to carry in your purse and hand out to friends, neighbours, business partners.

Printable Housewarming Invitations & Moving Announcements | Oh Happy Day! Printable Housewarming Invitations & Moving Announcements | Oh Happy Day!Printable Housewarming Invitations & Moving Announcements | Oh Happy Day!

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