Posted under philanthropy, rainbow, shop news
I have big news. Big, big news. I’ve just listed my first ever birthday party printables kit! It’s a mega-pack of rainbow fabulousness! And there’s an important story behind it, too – a story that will touch your heart for sure. Read on…
First, I have to show off the kit! TA-DA! Years of designing for parties, blogging about parties, searching for ideas and pinning about parties, talking to customers about parties, literally dreaming about parties… has all led to this mega-kit of rainbow birthday party decor! It’s a huge collection of printable decor and accessories for your party, including new items that are not listed anywhere else in my shop, such as photo banner pieces, party hats, centerpiece circles, and patterned papers. All together, that’s over 45 pages of printables for ya!
These personalized items are included:
– 2″ party circles (4 designs)
– 2″ favor circles (6 designs)
– Favor tags (2 designs)
– Treat bag labels
– Buffet cards
– Straw flags (8 designs)
– Napkin rings (2 designs)
– Cupcake wrappers
– 2″ cupcake toppers (4 designs)
– Mini Hershey wrappers (11 designs)
– Full size Hershey bar wrapper
– Pennant banner (“Happy Birthday NAME”)
– 8″x10″ welcome sign
These fab non-personalized items are included:
– 2.5″ cupcake topper backers (in all colors)
– Party hats (2 designs)
– Blank pennant banner pieces
– 4.5″ centerpiece circles (“Happy Birthday” and “Let’s Party”)
– 5″x7″ food sign (“Taste the Rainbow”)
– 5″x7″ favor sign (“Colorful Favors – take one before you go over the rainbow”)
– 8″x10″ thanks sign (“Thanks for coming”)
– Photo banner piece (horizontal)
– Photo banner piece (vertical) – add 4″x6″ photos to make a monthly or yearly photo banner
– 4 patterned papers (stripes, polka dots, chevron)
Just check out a little of what you can make using your printable decor kit!
And now, a little back story… before now, I’ve only sold my printables a la carte. Since I offer professionally printed invitations, stickers, and water labels in addition to a wide range of personalized printables, I’ve always let customers pick and choose only what they needed. Everything’s been working out just fine that way, to be totally honest with you, and I had no plans of changing my ways! So, why a printables kit now, after all this time? It’s because Icing Smiles asked me to create a printables kit to help raise funds for them. And I could not say no.
Needless to say, I cried my way through making this photo collage! I’m sure you can see why I felt I needed to do my part to help Icing Smiles, an amazing charity that pairs fabulously talented bakers with families who have been impacted by the critical illness of a child. At a time when an affected family would not be able to plan for (or possibly even afford) a big birthday celebration, one of Icing Smiles‘ bakers provides them with a specially-made cake free of charge. It’s not just a cake that these families receive, though – it’s a temporary escape from the day-to-day worries of illness. It’s a chance to truly celebrate life. And to see a very sick child beaming from ear to ear on their birthday, with a show-stopping cake to thank for that moment… it’s just the most wonderful thing. The most.
So, to help raise funds for Icing Smiles, I’ll be donating $10 from each Rainbow Birthday Party Printable Decor Kit sold between November 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. I could’ve pulled any of the themes from my shop to create a kit for Icing Smiles, but I picked the rainbow theme because it works for all ages, for boys and girls, and for all types of parties (not just rainbow parties, but also circus, carnival, St. Patrick’s Day, or art parties, too). I want to be able to send Icing Smiles a BIG donation on May 1! : )