Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Diaper Raffle Tickets- Tutorial and Tips

 These fun little tickets are a super fun way to get your new momma-to-be and family some diapers.  You buy a prize and have everyone bring in diapers. 
Then have a drawing at the end of the baby shower to see who wins the prize!

You can add these to the invite or just give out at the shower!
These come in every style in my store..
You can find them 
at

You can also find them at www.cupcakecutieesparty.etsy.com
 shown is my tribal boy set



printed sheet
Printing Directions

Diaper Raffle Tickets TUTORIAL

For Home Printing or full Page Printing.........................
Full Printing page is for home printing on your standard printer. 
Print on card stock paper!
You will need to write on these so card stock looks best!

PRINTING CENTER
PRINT ON CARD STOCK
*kinkos...staples...office max*
 It is 8.5 x 11 PDF   at 300 dpi and ask for card stock!I

Just print on the card stock and cut. 
Then adding with a pen or sharpie works best to write names!

Comes in all colors and designs. Check out my mason jar or mommy to bee!


101 Printing- Printing Back to Back


Printing back to back invites or party decor and tags!
Printing back to back adds a WOW factor to your invites and tags. 
It is optional so you don't have to do add them!

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This is for the full printing invites!

Printing Back to Back

(optional)

I offer this for all invites. Please ask upon checkout!
FYI...Printing centers will charge you to print on both sides 
Each invite has the option of printing on the back of your invite.
 Please use the card stock paper for this option.


This works for home printing and printing at an office supply store..
(print center..Office Depot...Kinko's..etc)

Your home printer and local office supply store print in the 8.5 x11  letter Size!
Ask for their card stock and ask to print as a 8.5 x 11. 
First print your invite on one side. Then turn around and print the background!
Then cut and you will have back to back designs!
Office Supply stores do offer cutting services if you do not want to cut them! :)



You can also print back to back on any online ordering invite store that prints single invites.
Find it in my printing tips 101

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

101 Basic Printing Tips and Tutorials

This is a basic brush-up on how I like to print items and how they have always turned out the best.

All printers print different. Laser printers print darker.
 They still look fantastic but still print a bit darker then screen.
It also is inexpensive to print here!
 (office max...Office Depot..Staples..Photo printing center) 

I personally will pick (and LOVE) a home inkjet printer.
 You will get the closest color to your design with home printing.
I know this is not an option for all but it is my number one choice to use.
You will still get a fantastic print if printing out of home! 

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Home printing and Office Printing
Invites, VIP Pass, Tickets, Party Printable items
(tags, water bottles, banners, games, baby printables..etc)
are all in this size.
All my full page items come at 8.5 x 11. That is a standard printing letter  size.
It will print TWO invites or how many ever come to a page (tags 6..vip passes 8..etc)
If you are printing invites and party designs.
 You will need to cut all the items.

Home printing Invitation

Both printed at home on matte photo paper

PRINTING TUTORIAL
Home Printing (preferred choice)

The full printing looks best printed on Matte/Gloss photo paper or  card stock.
It gives the best quality and weight.
You can also use a matte or gloss card stock and it looks beautiful.
CARD STOCK
(card stock can be found at any hobby store or at Walmart, Target etc..please use the smooth finish)
Card stock is a wonderful heavy printer paper. It has a nice professional look.
This is the paper of choice if you are printing on the back of the invites or tags also!

Some other fun paper choices are
Dollar TREE glossy Photo Paper
 I know CRAZY but it prints glossy and has a nice weight to it and it is 8 for a 1.00 Can't beat that!!

Kodak Matte/Gloss Photo Paper
My other paper of choice is Kodak matte/gloss  paper. It prints perfect. Not  glossy, but with the perfect amount of shine for crystal clear images...They also have the perfect amount of thickness for a nice professional looking print
You can also use a matte or gloss card stock and it looks FAB-U-LOUS

IF YOU ARE PRINTING A BLACK BACKGROUND such as chalkboard etc.. 
 use a glossy card stock or  photo paper for the best shine!


PRINTER SETTINGS
Print at 8.5 x 11 *letter size*
I would use photo paper option or card matte option (printer advanced options)
All printers have these in options when printing!
 I can not or do not know all and where these option are on your computer. 
If you are printing on photo matte paper make sure to use the photo paper option or you will get lines thorough your design.


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 PRINTING at your local Printing CENTER


(Office Max, Office Depot, Kinkos, Staples ....etc)


Invites printed at my local office supply store.



Teacher gift tags printed at my local office supply center

These stores print in the 8.5 x11 like your home printer. Letter Size!
Ask for their card stock and ask to print as a 8.5 x 11. 
(this paper is what you would use if you want to print back to back) 
The paper weight is great and super easy. You can upload online or bring on a flash drive.
They do print slightly darker but pretty close to screen.

If you are printing a black background (chalkboard..neon) I would suggest a glossy card stock!
They also do offer cutting services if you do not want to cut them! :)

That's it! Easy and great quality. All my party printables look best printed this way!


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Printing Back to Back

(optional)


I offer this for all invites. Please ask upon checkout!

FYI...Printing centers will charge you to print on both sides 

Each invite has the option of printing on the back of your invite.
 Please use the card stock for this option.
This works for home printing and printing at an office supply store..
(print center..Office Depot...Kinko's..etc)
You will print your invite on one side and then ask for the back to be printed with the patterned background.. 
Then when dry cut and you will have a patterned background..









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PRINTING

Single INVITES

Walmart

Walgreens

Target

Sam's Club...etc.....


5x7 pr 4x6 SINGLES only

 PRINTING at a Printing Center
This is for invites ONLY 
(or home art prints at 5x7)
Walgreens..Sam's Club, Walmart..etc
This style comes in 5x7 or 4x6 
(you choose upon ordering the size)


I personally prefer Walgreens over any store.
 The instant print kiosk is amazing! It is a few more cents than ordering online but the quality is 100 percent better paper and printer. Take in your photos on a flash drive!
Printing Center...*walmart, target, walgreens, etc*
 If you are printing online upload to their website in the size you ordered!
Order as if you were ordering prints, make sure to use the 5x7  size (or 4x6 if you chose that size)
.  If you take to a printing center make sure you do not choose the color correction option.
 It usually gives a dark color to invites.  

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ONLINE PRINTING INVITES


single invite prints..back to back

these are just a few ideas online

www.vistaprint.com

www.mpix.com

www.shutterfly

www.zazzle.com

www.cafepress.com

You can also order invites online through companies such as VISTAPRINT..MPIX..etc)
These are sites that let you order invites by 10, 20, etc.
These are the single invites.
I make every invite with a .25 bleed line. That line gives you room to upload to all these sites so nothing should be cut off. 

Most of these sites offer free envelopes and back to back /Printing.
This works with your patterned background (optional and available upon request)

Sending invites by web. You would send your single invite this way!
You can also use this for a web invitation. You can attach to email for a email invite.





Monday, May 4, 2015

Awesome Sauce Teacher- Applesauce Teacher tags- Digital Instant You print- Party Store

Fun little tags to add to any type of applesauce or apple product. They fit perfectly on round cups or add to the new yummy pouches!

Find in my party store at
www.cupcakecutieesparty.etsy.com

Great to send with your little ones. Preschool to high school! Each page has 6 designs on it!
Has a nice open spot to add your name with marker or sharpie!


Printing directions can be found here


Find my other large round designs and tutorial here


Valentine Tutorial

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tea- Riffic Teacher Gift Tags- Digital Labels Tags for Tea or Food- Party Store

 These fun tags go on any tea themed item. They fit nicely on the side of a box of tea.
Just print and cut and add to your item.
Find in my party store at www.cupcakecutieesparty.etsy.com

Tutorial can be found here.
and printing suggestions

You can also add to mason jar filled with pour in packets or tea packets!





Teacher Appreciation- Thank You Lined Notes- Digital Gift Tags


These fun little Teacher notes come six to a page. Just print, cut and punch three holes. I have an empty spot for you to add a name with a marker or pen.
Find in my party store at www.cupcakecutieesparty.etsy.com


Thank You Notes page digital party printable 
Photo matte or glossy paper to print
Double Stick Tape or Glue dots or ribbon
Standard hole punch
Scissors to cut the notes





PRINT


Teacher Thank You Notes

The full printing looks best printed on photo glossy or matte paper. It gives the best quality and weight.
8.5 x 11 JPEG format at 300 dpi.
 I have two paper choices. I love dollar tree photo paper. It prints crisp, clear and it is only 1.00.
I also Kodak gloss paper. It prints perfect. Not  glossy, but with the perfect amount of shine for crystal clear images...They also have the perfect amount of thickness for a nice professional looking invite. 

 
These can also be printed at your local printing center that prints on full sheets such as 
(kinkos...office max....staples..etc...on glossy card stock looks great.....)

Cut out. 
Then use your hole punch to make three punches or leave with out.
Tie with ribbon to gift bag or tape to your item!