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From Santa Labels Free Editable Christmas Gift Tag

Our free printable From Santa Labels will be a hit Christmas morning.  There is no pulling the wool over my kids eyes, they notice EVERYTHING.  I was busted earlier this year when my oldest noticed my hand writing on a note from her elf.

From Santa Label - Free Printable at 505-design.com

Instead of ruining Christmas I created these super cute From Santa Labels.  The best part of these Christmas gift tags…they are Free and Editable.   Simply open the files in Adobe Reader add your names and print.  You can even change the font if you would like by hitting crtl+E (cmd+E if you are using a Mac).  The tags come in 3 background colors – light blue, light pink and traditional green.

Click here to download the From Santa Labels Free Editable Christmas Gift Tag

***Please note, these items are designed to be viewed in the latest version of Adobe Reader. {For all my MAC friends, the editable text areas will not work in Previewer} Click here to download Adobe Reader.

I am now officially ready for Christmas.  I can’t wait to see their faces Christmas morning.

Happy Holidays
Cathy C
505 Design, Inc.

2 In Christmas Parties/ Elf on the Shelf/ Free Printables/ Party Photos

Elf on the Shelf North Pole Breakfast

Our Elf on the Shelf will be returning in the next couple of days and my kids are over the moon with excitement.  They even dragged all the Christmas stuff up two weeks ago hoping he would return early.  I had to explain that Chippy was probably pretty busy putting the finishing touches on our 2014 North Pole Breakfast. To help the little guy out I created another free printable set for our annual Elf on the Shelf North Pole Breakfast.

Elf on the Shelf  North Pole Breakfast

Download the Editable Letter & Tags Here

Download the Signs & Party Files Here

Here is a sneak peek of what that little elf has in store.  My kids are going to freak because they are OBSESSED with Beanie Boos.

Free Elf on the Shelf

Thanks for stopping by, good luck creating your own special North Pole Breakfast.

Cathy C.

In Boys Party/ Party Photos

Milk and Cookies Party

What kid doesn’t like cookies and milk?!?  Check out this fun Milk and Cookies Party that is perfect for your little guys next event. There are so many wonderful and inexpensive elements that this party theme is sure to be a hit for kids and moms alike.

Milk and Cookie Party by 505-design.com

Milk & Cookie Party by 505-design.com

 Let’s start off with one of the main components – the Milk.  I used my favorite Starbucks glass container – you can see the full tutorial on how I created them here. The milk carafes were placed in a galvanized drink bucket and topped with the round milk labels included in the set.

Milk and Cookies Party by 505-design.com

The crate from my little cutie oranges turned into the perfect box for holding the cookies.  I used some of the pattern paper that is included with the printable package to cover the sides and one of the thank you tags for the center.

Milk and Cookies Party by 505-design.com

Of course no Cookies and Milk themed birthday party would be complete without cupcakes.  These delicious cookies and cream frosted cupcakes were to die for.   Topped with the cupcake circles and of course the editable food labels.

Milk and Cookies Party by 505-design.com

The best part of a Milk and Cookie themed party is that each guest can go home with their own little box filled with yummy cookies!  The printable set includes the Famous Cookies circles and the editable favor tags.  Personalizing each gift bag is a great way to make sure everyone goes home happy and the gift boxes never get mixed up.

Milk and Cookies Party by 505-design.com

Milk and Cookies Party by 505-design.com

Milk & Cookies Collection by 505 Design, Inc

Printable Party Decorations: 505 Design, Inc
Cupcake Liners & Red Polka Dot Boxes: The Bakers Confections
Milk Carafes – World Market
Starbucks Milk Bottles – 505 Design Tutorial Here

Have a great day! Cathy C

In Boys Party/ Motorcycle Party/ Party Photos

Motorcycle Party :: Another Happy Customer

My good friend Monica at Andary Studio’s came to me last year to design a  Collection for her sons upcoming  Motorcycle Birthday Party.  I jumped at the chance because I knew the design would be a hit for “kids” of all ages.  She wanted to stick with black and orange to play off the Harley Davidson colors.  I added gray and a diamond plate pattern to the design to give it a tough guy feel.

Motorcycle Party Invitation by 505-design.com

Motorcycle Party Favors | by 505-design.com

The favor boxes were filled with black sunglasses, a flame bandanna and some sweet treats for each kid.

Harley Davidson Party by 505-design.com

Tracy from Tracy’s Sweet Treats created flame cupcakes- I love how they turned out!

Motorcycle Birthday Banner by 505-design.com

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Party by 505-design.com

 The birthday boy loved everything and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of his special day.

If you are interested in hosting your own Motorcycle Party – check out our full printable party collection.

Printable Motorcycle Party by 505-design.com

Thanks for stopping by! Cathy C.

In Baking Party/ Girls Party/ Party Photos

Jacqueline’s Bake Shop Party

So I’m a little behind on the bloggy, per usual and needed to scratch that HAVE to get all of these wonderful party photos up and on the site. First up is the Bake Shop party I had for my daughter’s 5th birthday. To date, this party tops the list of all time favorite projects. I think what made it so fun is two very important elements.
1. The kids had a blast decorating cakes and were so proud of there creations.
2. Everyone stayed very busy with all the fun activities we planned.

Baking Party Printable | by 505-design.com

Bake Shop Party | by 505-design.com

Bake Shop Invitation | by 505-design.com

The party was held at our house with 15 of  my daughters closest friends.  I moved the table out of our eating area, added two banquet tables and set up the Bake Shop.

Baking Party  | by 505-design.com

I found a great tutorial on how to make the chefs hat over at The First Grade Parade. Very simple and inexpensive, all you need is tissue paper, post board and tape.  The white aprons where purchased at KNG International.  Each apron was personalized with a printable stickers (included in the party package) and my super crafty mom added ruffles for the girls.

Baking Party Chef Hat | www.505-design.com

Now it was time to decorate. Each guest received there very own cake and 3 tubes of frosting to decorate with. The boys had chocolate, blue and orange while the girls were supplied with pink, purple and orange (by request of the birthday Princess).

Baking Party Chef Hats | by 505-design.com

 Honestly, how cute are they in their little chef outfits?!

When everyone was done I snapped a picture of each little cutie showing off there cake  – look at how proud they were.

Baking Party | by 505-design.com

Baking Party | by 505-design.com

If you are interested in hosting your own baking party the printable party package is now available in The Shop.

Printable Bake Shop Collection | by 505-design.com

Thanks! Cathy C


In Boys Party/ Football Party/ Party Ideas/ Party Photos

Football Tailgate Party

My brother-in-law and sister are huge football fans so it was no surprise that they requested a football themed party for my nephew’s 3rd birthday.  His birthday falls right around the start of football season so they set the date for opening day.

Customized Football Party | www.505-design.com

Football Party | www.505-design.com

Dean’s Tailgate

Football Party Drink Labels | www.505-design.com

Blue Gator aid with drink labels and matching striped paper straws.

Football Party | www.505-design.com

Football slow cooker and helmet  chip and dip bowl.

Football Party Cake | www.505-design.comThese wonderful football cakes were created by the birthday boys Grammy. One for the party guest and one for my nephew who happens to have an egg allergy.

Football Party | www.505-design.com

Everyone came dressed for the Big Game and the party went off without a hitch.

If you are interested in hosting your own Football Tailgate Party,
check out the shop for the Customizable Printable Collection

Printable Football party Collection | ww.505-design.com

Enjoy! Cathy C

In Christmas Parties/ Holiday/ Party Photos/ Printables

2012 Christmas Party

Can you believe that Christmas is in two short weeks…eek?!?! I struggled a little bit this year creating the Holiday printables collection. At first I wanted to created a beautiful “Grown-Up” damask print with different tones of red but after making a few items I got stuck:( So I switched gears and went with a fun party set with red, green, pink and blue.

Christmas Party Ideas | 505-design.com

Christmas Party Printable | 505-design.com

I love bell domes, it’s a great way to dress up your dessert table  this year.

Christmas Party Hot Coco Bar | 505-design.com

Christmas Party Hot Chocolate | 505-design.com

What’s a winter party without hot chocolate? I used the cupcake toppers as drink labels for the cups.

Christmas Party Ideas | 505-design.com

Yummy cupcakes and cookie lollipops.

Letter to Santa | 505-design.com

How fun is the candy string of light?  Here is the link to Hungry Happenings tutorial if you are interested.

Products & Credits:
505 Design+Paperie – Printable Christmas Collection, Photography & Styling
The Christmas Tree Shop– Square White Picture Frames
Dollar Tree – Glass Mugs
Meijers – Glass Bell Dome
Pier 1 – White Ruffled Cake Plate
Target – White Serving Plate, red twine, red& white twine, cookie lollipops
The Twinery – Green & White bakers twine

Happy Holidays! Cathy C.

In Halloween/ Holiday/ Party Photos

A Wicked Halloween Party

Happy October everyone!  Last week I set up a Cupcake & Cocktails “Wicked” Halloween Party to showcase our new printable Halloween set.  At the moment bold stripes are one of my favorite party trends.  From the striped straws and cupcake liners to the rugby striped party printables – I love the bold look of the black and white with hint of color.

Wicked Halloween Party | 505-design.com

For the main table setting I used a green plastic table cloth with a black lace overlay and a beautiful candelabra centerpiece.  The name plates for each guest were created using our editable food labels.

Wicked Halloween Party | 505-design.com

The flower arrangement is a rectangle glass vase that I covered using the pattern paper that is included in the set and topped if off with some beautiful lace.

Witch Hat Cupcake Toppers | 505-design.com

These witch hat cupcake toppers are made of mini and standard size cupcake wrappers (tutorial via Half Baked).

Wicked Wine | 505-design.com

Pick Your Poison | 505-design.com

Pick your poison at the cocktail station, from wicked wine to witches brew there is something for all my favorite ladies

Wicked Halloween | 505-design.com

Wicked Halloween Party Table Setting | 505-design.com

I set the table using these great black and white striped paper plates I found at a local party store
and gave each of the ladies there very own witchy cupcake in a personalized take home box.

 Oreo Witch Feet | 505-design.com
These witch feet are just adorable – simply stack up mint Oreo’s and top with mini cupcakes and witch feet. A word of caution though – place them in a stable spot where they won’t get bumped.
Wicked Halloween Collection | 505-design.com
Products used:
Wicked Halloween Printables: 505 Design+Paperie
White Ruffle Cake Plates: Pier 1
Black Rhinestone Tray: Michael’s
Cupcake Candelabra: Marshall’s / Home Goods
Black and White Plates: Party Adventure
Striped Straws, Cupcake Wrappers: The Bakers Confections
Cupcake Boxes: Oriental Trading
Black Lace,  Lace Trim: Walmart

Thanks! Cathy C.

In Boys Party/ Party Photos/ Printables/ Surfs Up

AJ’s Surfs Up Birthday Party

I recently styled my son’s Surfs Up Party to celebrate his 3rd birthday!  Originally, we planned on a shark party ~ but I changed it last minute after seeing the adorable Surf Legend Collection at Gymboree.   I love the blue, orange & brown color scheme and my friend happen to have a bin full of Hawaiian decorations left over from my Bachelorette Party {let’s just say we could not stop laughing when we opened the storage container;-) }

Boys Surfing Party

The surfboard backdrop inspiration came from Holly at Paisley Petal Events.  My husband is not much of a handyman so cutting out surfboard shapes from plywood- as simple as it may have been – would be TOTALLY out of the question.  Instead I created a mini version using a 20 x 30 photo print,  foam board and the Centerpiece Circles (tutorial coming soon!).

Surfing Party Cupcakes

Surfing Party

I love making the sweets and treats for my little ones parties.  This year I made cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos and shark bite donuts. I’m way to OCD to attempt the cupcakes so I left those to the professionals.

Surf Board Cookies

My sister stepped in to save the day after I COMPLETELY forgot to pick up the cookies from the bakery…OOPS.  She did a great job considering it was an hour or two before the party.

Surfs Up Birthday Banner

Surf Party Favor Bags

Each little surfer received his/her own bag of goodies.  They especially loved the shark snack container filled with Skittles (per the birthday boys request).

Surf Party Food

For dinner I served chicken kabobs and an assortment of yummy summer salads

Little Surfer Boys

The best part of the whole day was watching these two surfer dudes hang ten on the surf boards!

I am still in disbelief  that I have a THREE year old and  nearly 5 year old:(
I really don’t know where the time has gone but I am trying to enjoy every last second with both of them

If you are interested in having your own Surfs Up Party check out all the great items now available in the shop.

Party Styling & Printables : 505 Design+Paperie
Photography: Andary Studio

Thanks!!! Cathy C.

In Another Happy Customer/ Baseball Party/ Boys Party/ Party Photos

Baseball Party {Another Happy Customer}

This next party come from my super sweet customer that happens to be my neighbor!  Stephanie ordered our printable Baseball Collection for her son’s 4th birthday and to my surprise I noticed she lived in the same city.  After chatting through email we realized we lived a stone throw from each other.  Since then Stephanie and I have worked together a few times and I LOVE the parties she creates!!

Printable Baseball Party Decorations

Baseball Party Party Straws, Cake Pops & Centerpiece Flags

Baseball Party Favor Table

Baseball Cake Pops & Cookies

Baseball Party

I love the “American” feel of the Baseball party and Stephanie did a fantastic job putting everything together.
If you are interested in having your own Baseball theme party, check out our printable Baseball Collection now available in the shop.

Thanks! Cathy C.

In Barbie Party/ Girls Party/ Party Photos/ Printables

Barbie Mermaid Tale Party {Another Happy Customer}

Our printable Barbie Mermaid Tale Inspired Package is one of the top selling collections in the shop right now.  I custom designed the original party for Holly at Paisley Petal Events and the package has been a hit ever since.  These sweet photos came from Darolyn who created the party for her daughter’s 6th birthday.

Barbie Mermaid Tale Party

Barbie Mermaid Tale Party

Barbie Mermaid Tale Party

I love all the great details in this party, from the cocktail umbrella welcome sign to the sweet cupcakes with adorable flower details.
Interested in throwing your own Barbie Mermaid Tale Party? Check out our printable party decor

Thanks for stopping by! Cathy C.

In Boys Party/ Party Photos/ Printables/ Safari Party

Safari Party {Another Happy Customer}

This wonderful party comes from my friend Autumn who claims to be “un-crafty”.  When you see the photos of her sons birthday party I think you will disagree.  She contacted me last fall to create some custom party decorations after searching high and low for Safari party decor.

Safari Party

Abrum’s Mom created the cupcake tower by covering square boxes & cardboard with wrapping paper

Safari Party Centerpieces

The table centerpieces were made with the same adorable wrapping paper, some moss and ferns

Animal print birthday banner

Hanging vines and wild animals decorations

The brand new Safari Party Printable Set is now available in the shop if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by! Cathy C.