Hey everyone! It’s Alicia on the blog today and are you ready to celebrate in style with unique, personalized projects that all your guests will love? If so, your We R Memory Keepers PrintMaker (available exclusively at Michaels Stores) is just the tool that you need! This compact hand-held printer brought my niece’s party favors to life.
For this fun project, I made personalized washi tape, ribbon, and tissue paper. Great ways to wow your guests and add that small touch to favor bags and boxes so everyone knows their presence was welcomed.
To start, I created 3×3 square gift boxes out of acetate and used a patterned cardstock to make the lid. My WRMK Trim and Score Board came in handy for all the cuts and score lines I need. I wanted the acetate to show more than the lid, so the lid is actually on the bottom of the box. For these boxes, I thought it would be so much fun to have my niece’s face on the ribbon embellishment. This is where the PrintMaker fun starts!
Create your design in the PrintMaker app. I used both my iPad and iPhone for designing. You can use any smartphone. The design has a few different phrases “Happy Birthday Ariana” and “Party Time”. I also added an image of her face to the center. You can change fonts, colors, and use the awesome templates and patterns already in the app. Uploading your own images is simple. Make sure they are on your device and in a PNG or JPEG format. Save your design to a collection. I called this collection “Birthday”. Quick tip: save as you go!
For the paper favor gift bags I made with the Trim and Score Board, I knew tissue paper, tags, and names of the guests on the bag were a must! I used the Hip Hip Hooray collection and grabbed a pattern that matched my party colors. I also created another design that was one word of text to say “Enjoy!”. Feel free to get creative. The PrintMaker has tons of clipart, patterns, and templates to take the stress out of creating. The options are endless. For the guest names on the bags, I used washi tape and created a design with each guests’ name. I love the Luckiest Guy font – can you tell?! As done before, I saved all my designs to the “Birthday” collection,
Once I had my designs all set, it’s time print!
- Connect the fully charged printer via Bluetooth. Turn on the printer and connect the device. I recommend having a very good charge so you can complete your favors all at once.
- Once connected, I started with the ribbon. I used the 15mm guides as this ribbon is 15mm wide.
- Press “Send to Printer” on your mobile device or tablet. Your printer will chirp and the button will be white. Follow the instructions on the screen. (For the ribbon, I repeated the design 6x so I would have enough printed ribbon to make bows.)
- I press the button, place my PrintMaker within the square alignment tool and wait for the button to turn green.
- Once green, I press down lightly on the PrintMaker and follow the lighted guide so my design prints.
Wow! I repeated the same process for the washi and the tissue paper. The only thing that I changed was using a 25mm alignment guide for the washi tape and using the magnetic alignment tool and the magnetic mat for the tissue paper. I repeated my patterns on the tissue paper.
Once everything is printed, I punched a hole in my paper gift bags with my Crop-a-Dile to add tags and a tassel. From there I added the washi tape prints with the name of the guests to each bag. I stuffed each favor bag with a party favor and the printed tissue paper. So cute! Personalized tissue paper, tags, tassel, name on the bag, I wanted one myself!
The next and final touch was adding the ribbon to the acetate boxes. I created cute bows with the ribbon once I stuffed them with a gift and some tissue paper.
I really loved how everything came out. I had so many ideas on fun birthday party decor and favors to make with the PrintMaker and I know you will too! These ideas are just a few ways to get you started. Can’t wait to see what you make! Remember, your creativity is endless and you can do it!