How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints  and Book for Your Party

How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints and Book for Your Party

Shutterfly free photo in jar as party decoration. Shabbymintchicparty.com

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Shutterfly is always doing some kind of free promo or discounts for its products. You can get 101 free photos, free photo books, free calendars, free magnets, etc. You normally will get something for free just for joining Shutterfly

I have used them for 7 years now all for FREE.  I have used them for my wedding, Mother’s day, Chase’s 1st birthday, Father’s Day, and other various occasions. Only pay for the shipping cost. You can too!

Here are some ways you can use these free photos and books to decorate every party theme you have in mind. Shutterfly’s promotions happen sporadically throughout the year so sign up for updates.

  • Photo Banner. All you need is a ribbon or twine, clothespins, and photo prints. You can add lace, fabric, or tassel to make the photos pop out!
Use Shutterfly Free Photos to make banner for parties or home.
  • Photo Centerpieces. Put a photo inside a mason jar or in my case, a spaghetti jar (Yes, I collect all kinds of jars). I soak the jar in hot water, then scrub to remove the labels. Add little accessories (flowers, baby pins, pacifier, etc). You can also add a number to use as a table number.Shutterfly free photo for party decorations
  • Table Numbers. Frame your prints. Use craft paper or fabric to make numbers.
  • Guest book. Use it as a guest book for your wedding with your engagement pictures or a birthday party with baby pictures. I’ve made alphabet and family books for my son’s 1st birthday. He still loves them two years later.
Shutterfly free photos as guest signing book for wedding
  • Recipe Swap Book. Have guests send you pictures of their delicious dishes with recipes. At the party have guests sign the book.
  • Photo State map. Cut the photos into states or countries that you’ve traveled to as a couple for a cool travel-themed wedding or couple shower. I would do a little tutorial, but Kelsie Ann at Cut, Craft, Create does a much better job.
    Use photos to create States you've traveled to for engagement or wedding party.

Shutterfly sometimes also offer free photo mug, calendar, and magnets. These all make wonderful gifts.

Even without these free promotions, you can always find discounts! Be sure to search around the Internet for discount codes. Shutterfly will also list its promotions on its website. 

How would you decorate your party with free Shutterfly photos and books? I would love to see them!

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10 Easy and Simple Halloween treats

10 Easy and Simple Halloween treats

It’s that time of year again when witches, ghosts, and ghouls come out to play. And what better way to celebrate than with some spooky sweets! Whether you’re carving a scary face into a pumpkin or just making some creepy-cool cookies, here are 10 fun and simple Halloween treats that are easy to make but sure to impress your friends.

All these recipes have 5 ingredients or less and take less than 30 mins to make.

 

1. Halloween Muddy Buddies via A Pumpkin and A Princess

A mix of goodies to share with family and friends while watching a spooky Halloween movie.

Simple Halloween treat muddy buddies
Photo by A Pumpkin and A Princess

2. Pretzel Pumpkins via I Heart Naptime

Great treat for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Make these with the kiddos.

simple halloween treats pretzel pumpkins
Photo by I Heart Naptime

3. Frozen Monster Banana Bites via Alice and Lois

Incorporate some fruits into your treats this Halloween with these monster banana bites.

Halloween treats Frozen monsters
Photo by Alice and Lois

4. Halloween Monster Munch via A Pumpkin and A Princess

These popcorn munchies are so necessary when viewing a Halloween movie.

Monster munch treats how to make
photo by a pumpkin and a princess

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Halloween Bookmarks
Halloween Cupcake Toppers
Halloween Mini Flags
Halloween Banner and Sign

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5. Halloween donuts via It’s Always Autumn

You can also make a donut into a more traditional Halloween treat, like a ghost or pumpkin. No matter which donut you choose, these quick and easy recipes will make sure that your Halloween party is fun and spooky.

Halloween Treats mini donuts
photo by It’s Always Autumn

6. Rice Krispie Treat Monsters via One Little Project

The kids will be frightfully happy while making these simple Halloween treats with only a few simple ingredients.

Halloween Treat Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
Photo by One Little Project

7. Monster Marshmallow Pops via Made To Be A Momma

Look how cute these guys are!!! And super easy to make!

Halloween Treat Marshmallow Monster Pops
Photo by Made To Be A Momma

8. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Monsters via Hungry Happenings

It is a great activity to do with your kids or even a group of friends. You can make these with a variety of different candies like Skittles, M&Ms, Jellybeans, etc. It is a really simple recipe that is sure to be a hit with all of your friends. Even if you are an adult and decide to make these, you can use them for a fun treat for your next office party or other events.

Halloween Treat Chocolate caramel Pretzel monsters
Photo by Hungry Happenings

9. Marshmallow and Pretzel Skeleton via Just Add Confetti

An easy treat to make and you get a cool free printable as well. Perfect gift for a friend.

Halloween Treat Pretzel Skeleton by Just Add Confetti
Photo by Just Add Confetti

10. Halloween Popcorn Hand via Hunny I’m Home

This is such an easy treat to make. Serves as party decorations and treats!!

Halloween treat Popcorn Hand
Photo by Hunny I’m Home

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, you can’t go wrong with any of these simple Halloween treats. They’re fun and creative, and most of them are super easy to make. They’ll have your guests coming back for seconds, maybe even thirds. Celebrate Halloween with these 10 fun Halloween treats.

Free Printable: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Free Printable: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Make Your Halloween Cupcakes Spook-tacular with These Free Cupcake Topper Printables

The perfect easy and simple food to make for your upcoming Halloween party is spooky cupcakes! All you need are some mixed or standard cake recipes, plus these free printable Halloween cupcake toppers that will give them the spook-tacularly look. And don’t worry about being a great designer – I’ve got everything right here including scary cute decorations on top of each sweet treat so no one can resist eating their way through this collection before they know what’s coming up next…

mockup of Halloween cupcake toppers

I created these cupcake toppers 2.25″ so that you can use a 2″ hole puncher. There are 5 designs to choose from. When you download you’ll get 1 pdf file with 6 pages. Each page has 9 cupcake toppers with the same design. The last page has 9 cupcake toppers with all the different designs.

These Halloween designs could also be used as gift tags or stickers to decorate party favors. You can also use these as stickers to decorate a plain white, yellow, orange, or black cup.

Materials

You will need the following supplies if you plan to use them as cupcake toppers.

Printer
White cardstock
Cupcakes or donuts or your favorite dessert!
tape or washi tape
Halloween cupcake toppers (link at end of the post)
Toothpicks or lollipop sticks or straws
Scissors or Paper Cutter

If you are using these round Halloween party favor tags, you will need:

Small Hole punch
Twine
Clothespin (alternative to punching holes)

For stickers

sticker paper (if you want to use the toppers as stickers on party favor bags)

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE TOPPERS

Print out your cupcake toppers printable.
Use a 2″ hole puncher or scissors to cut out the cupcake topper.
Glue or tape the cupcake topper onto the toothpick.
Stick a topper into your pretty cupcake.

If used as a gift tag, punch a hole at the top of the topper and tie it to a Halloween gift.


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mockup of halloween cupcake toppers

Get the matching Halloween banner and sign here.

Trick or treat 8x10 wall art freebie

More Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Layered Halloween cupcake toppers
Emoji ghost cupcake toppers

Love the Halloween clipart and patterns?

You can get the Halloween patterns here and the Trick or Treat font here.

Your cupcakes will be the hit of the party with these fun and festive free printable cupcake toppers! With all these different designs to choose from, you can easily create a spook-tacular look that everyone will love. So get your printers warmed up and let’s get started!

Free Halloween Party Invitation – Canva Templates

Free Halloween Party Invitation – Canva Templates

Free Halloween Party Invitations.

Are you throwing a Halloween party this year? These cute Halloween invitations are a great way to invite guests to a spooky good time.

Here are 5 Halloween party invitations that I’ve created for you to edit yourself easily in Canva.

 

WHAT IS CANVA?

Canva is a free online design program that makes it easy to create beautiful designs without being a graphic designer.

Canva is so easy to use. They have tons of templates.  You can use Canva’s many templates, or you can create your own. You can even buy templates created by other designers.

Today I’m sharing with you 5 Halloween party invitation templates created by me using only graphics from Canva. So you don’t need to browse the internet looking for cute graphics for your party needs. Some of the graphics are free, while others cost $1. You can bypass the $1 charge if you do their 30 days trial. Just cancel before your trial ends.

You can create your invitations, cupcake toppers, straw flags, banners, etc. using Canva.

 

If you’re familiar with Canva, click on the appropriate link under each image and have fun putting in your party invitation.

For Canva newbies, just scroll down the post to watch my Canva tutorial video.

 

Here are the 5 free Halloween party invitations.

 

1. Meo-valous Halloween Party Invitation

free halloween party invitation yellow printable

 GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE

 

2. A Trick or Treat Halloween Party Invitation

 

halloween invitation

 GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE

 

3. Cute Ghosts Birthday Halloween Party Invitation

 

Halloween invitation cute ghosts printable mock

 GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE

 

 4.Candy and Costume Halloween Party Invitation

 

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 GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE

 

5. Batty for Halloween Party Invitation

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 GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE

 

HOW TO USE THE TEMPLATE IN CANVA

 

To use the free Halloween party invitation template, you have to click on the “GET HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE” under the picture of the invitation you want.

 

You will then get a page that looks like this.

Halloween invitation template tutorial

Click on the “Use template.” This will open up the invitation template.

Now have fun and put in your party information, change the font, font size, font color, add images (they are called elements in Canva), etc. You can even put in the birthday girl/boy photo. I will show you how to add a photo in the last video.

 

HOW TO EDIT HALLOWEEN INVITATION TEMPLATE VIDEO

 

Watch the quick 3 mins video below to edit your invitation. Make the video full-screen to better see the options on the left of Canva. Just over the right corner of the video, click on the four arrow icon. That will make it full-screen.

full screen video direction

 

 

 

 

HOW TO CHANGE THE COLOR SCHEME OF YOUR INVITATION

 

This video shows you how quickly it is to change the colors of the ghost invitation to fit whatever color-scheme you want. You can change everything from the ghosts’ party hats to the background itself.

Note that you can’t always change the colors to all of Canva’s graphics.  If you can click on the graphics and the colors show up on the left top corner then you can change the colors.

HOW TO ADD PHOTO TO YOUR INVITATION

To add a photo into your invitation template, go to GRAPHICS  then select FRAME. Choose your frame shape. Arrange it on your invitation.

Resize the frame by dragging on the corners of your frame.

Now it’s time to add your photo or image.

Go to UPLOADS.

Click on UPLOAD AN IMAGE.

Locate your photo on your computer then click OPEN.

The photo should now show up in your UPLOADS on Canva.

Drag that photo into the frame. Double-click on the frame to move your photo around.

Congrats. You got a photo on your invitation!!!

With just a few simple steps, you can create your very own invitation to send out to all of your friends and family. And the best part is, it’s totally free! So what are you waiting for? Get started on your Halloween invite today. Have fun with it – make it as spooky or as cute as you want. The choice is yours!

 

 

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