Experiencing beauty in your creative life

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

I sure hope so!  It has been several weeks since my last post.  It's not that I haven't been creative...it's just been so busy in between the creativity.   Things should start to level out for me this week, so I thought I would get off to a good start by posting a little something.  One of the fun projects that I have been working on is some cute little birthday candy for my niece's daughter's first birthday.

These are so easy to make.  I did it with my Print Artist program, but I think any graphic program would work.  What I like best about this project is that it is very versitile.  You don't have to just limit yourself to birthdays - Think weddings, anniversaries, luncheons, end of the school year parties - the possibilities really go on and on.   For these I used silver wrapped Hershy's nuggets. I measured the width of the candy which was almost 1" and then the length I would need to wrap the paper around the candy was just around 2 1/4".  For the design I just googled a cupcake image and copied and pasted into Print Artist, added a border, some text and voila...a party favor is born!  If your graphic program has a business card template it works great to design these.  Just use about half of the width and three quarters of the length of the business card template.  Remember to print one out and double check the size before you go crazy printing loads of lables that don't fit.  It took me about three tries to get the size and feel I was looking for, patients pays off here.  Luckily for me it was a day that I had some, with anything creative patience is not my strongest virtue.

Here is a quick pic of Harper and her parents at Christmas this year. 

Happy Birthday Harper! 

Congratulations to Katie and Austin (proud parents)!
Have a great week!