Now Offering "Soft Touch" Cardstock Paper Option

By Amanda Mackell
on March 05, 2023

It's no secret that we favor cardstock over photo paper cards. The ability to add extra detail or pattern to the back side and the thicker paper really make an invitation stand out. We're excited to now be adding to our cardstock textures a "Soft Touch" cardstock.

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This smooth, matte paper has a soft finish to it that is very slight but velvety. It's been described as a suede like texture, or similar to the feel of rubbing a rose petal between your fingers. 

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The print quality and color of this paper is the same as our other papers, just with an extra special feel to the cardstock. This is hands down our favorite paper, and there is no additional charge for choosing the Soft Touch Cardstock. 

Free Class of 2022 Graduation Party Printable Decorations

By Amanda Mackell
on March 02, 2022
2 comments

Our ever popular graduation party printables are back again to celebrate the Class of 2022! Simply download the party printable files, print and assemble. It doesn't get any easier (unless you buy premade graduation decor, of course!).

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What is in included in our graduation party printables package? 
  • Class of 2022 banner panels
  • Circular cupcake toppers (these also work well as favor tags or envelope seals!)
  • Water bottle lables
  • Buffet labels (these are blank for you to fill in by hand)
  • Advice card sign
  • Card box sign
  • 8x10 ConGRADulations sign
  • 8x10 The Tassel Was Worth The Hassle sign
  • Class of 2022 folded thank you card

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Banner after assembly:

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Cupcake toppers / Favor tags / Envelope Seals

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The cupcake toppers in action as favor tags

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Signs and advice card display

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All files are formatted for printing on standard 8.5x11 inch cardstock. We highly recommend printing the items using a laser printer for the best quality and printing at an office supply store such as Staples, Office Depot, or FedEx will save you a lot of printer ink! These stores generally charge .65-.70 per printed sheet and will often complete the order the same day. Keep in mind you'll have to do the trimming and assembly!

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We're happy to share our designs with you. Please share the love and tag us in any posts featuring the printables, we love to see our items in action! Also be sure to visit our selection of unique graduation announcements and invitations for your graduate.

Ready to download the graduation decor? 

DOWNLOAD THE GRADUATION PARTY PRINTABLES

 

 

 

 

Free Printable Valentines Day Cupcake Toppers

By Amanda Mackell
on January 31, 2022

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Valentines Day is just a few short weeks away, and we're happy to share our printable cupcake toppers. If you're in a rush to provide a holiday treat just download our PDF file, print on 8.5x11 inch cardstock and cut out toppers either in a square or circular shape. The squares measure 2.5 inches while the circles as shown measure 2 inches. Adhere the toppers to toothpicks, lollipop sticks, or even coffee straws to insert into cupcakes. These toppers also work well as envelope or treat bag seals when printed on sticker paper, or use adhesive glue dots. 

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Download the free 8.5x11 inch PDF of the Valentines Cupcake Toppers here. Be sure to tag us on social media if you share or use the printables... we love to see how they're used!

Free Class of 2021 Graduation Party Printables

By Amanda Mackell
on February 12, 2021
1 comment

free class of 2021 graduation party printables
Celebrate the Class of 2021 with our free graduation party printables. A banner, cupcake toppers, bottle labels, signs, coordinating thank you card, all you need to easily throw a graduation party. Simply download, print and assemble!

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Free Class of 2020 Graduation Party Printable Decorations

By Amanda Mackell
on January 30, 2020
27 comments

Graduation parties are a great way to show your graduate how proud you are of them and to send them on to the next stage in their life. Whether for a large school sponsored party, open house for friends and family, or even a middle school graduation, our Class of 2020 graduation party printables are a great addition. We're excited to share our free graduation printables again this year!

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Included in the graduation party printable package is a "Class of 2020" banner, buffet labels, cupcake toppers/tags, water bottle labels (that can also double as napkin wraps), an "advice cards" sign, "CONGRADULATIONS" sign, "the tassel was worth the hassle" sign, and a "Cards" sign for a card box. 

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My favorite item offered in the printables collection is the cupcake toppers/tags. These versatile 2 inch circles can be used as cupcake toppers, favor tags, stickers on goodie bags/boxes, straw tags, or my favorite: envelope seals.

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All of these items are available for download as 8.5x11 inch PDF files. Simply download, print, cut, and assemble. 

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For printing, unless you have a high quality printer at home, leaving the printing to the professionals in this case is best due to the large amount of black ink involved in the designs. Staples, Office Depot/Office Max, FedEx or the UPS Store all do a great job printing in store using their laser printers. We prefer a 110lb semigloss cardstock paper, which costs roughly 65 cents per sheet to print (check with your store for pricing). We recommend a paper trimmer and a 2 inch circular paper punch for cutting and assembly, both found easily at a craft store. 

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The large signs are formatted to fit an 8x10 inch frame and the smaller signs for Advice Cards and Cards are formatted for a 5x7 inch frame.

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Water bottle labels are designed so they can be trimmed to suit various sizes in both height and length.

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Also included is our coordinating printable Thank You card. These cards are formatted as 2 cards per 8.5x11 inch sheet to save on printing costs. The final folded cards measure 4.25x5.5 inches and fit a standard thank you card envelope. 

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We'd love to see how you're using our Free Class of 2020 Graduation Party Printable Decorations! Send us your photos, tag us on Instagram or Facebook, or link us on your blog. We also have a Pinterest board dedicated to graduation parties. Ready to download the free printable party decor? 

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION PARTY PRINTABLES. 

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Valentine Printable Cupcake Toppers

By Amanda Mackell
on January 31, 2019

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Valentine's day is just a couple of weeks away. If you're like me and just pick up store-bought cupcakes to celebrate (I love baking, but cupcakes are not my strong suit!) then these cupcake toppers are for you. Just download, print, cut and assemble to add some Valentine's day flair to simple cupcakes. These 2-inch toppers can also be used for stickers on treat bags or envelope seals. Enjoy!

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Download the printable file here. Tag us on any images on social media using the cupcake toppers- we love to see them in action!

New Graduation Announcements for Class of 2018

By Amanda Mackell
on March 15, 2018

We've just added a handful of new graduation announcements to the site for the Class of 2018. These new designs include two double-sided invitations: the Childhood Collage announcement and the Pink Poppies Floral announcement. The Childhood Collage design is a spinoff of our bestselling 12 Photo Collage design, allowing a mixture of childhood and recent photos of the graduate to be shared. The Pink Poppies design uses beautiful watercolor poppy flowers for a unique, feminine card. Both designs require printing on cardstock in order to be double sided. The remaining three new designs can be printed on either cardstock or photo paper, as the graduation/party details are all listed on the front. We'll be continuing to add new graduation announcement designs through the end of April.

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Free Class of 2018 Graduation Party Printables

By Amanda Mackell
on February 01, 2018
10 comments

Free Class of 2018 Graduation Party Printables by Lil' Sprout Greetings

 There's no denying that our Graduation Party Printables package is the most popular client request. We've brought it back once again this year, updated for the Class of 2018 and added a few new items including buffet labels and signs for "Cards" and "Advice for the future". 

Free Class of 2018 Printable Graduation Decor by Lil' Sprout Greetings
So, what is included in the free Class of 2018 package? Water bottle labels, cupcake toppers (that can also be used as favor tags or envelope seals), buffet labels, banner panels to spell out "Class of 2018", signs that read "CONGRADULATIONS" AND "The tassel was worth the hassle", and signs for an advice note station and a card box. 
Free Printable Class of 2018 Graduation Cupcake Toppers by Lil' Sprout Greetings
Class of 2018 Free Printable Water Bottle Labels by Lil' Sprout Greetings
2018 Graduation Printable Party Decor by Lil' Sprout Greetings
These buffet labels can be used two ways, as a hanging tag, as we've done above, or as a folded tent-style label. Add text to the labels by hand or open the file in a photo editing program and add wording with a font. These also make great place cards if you'll be having a sit down dinner. 
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2018 Graduation Printable Advice Card Sign by Lil' Sprout Greetings
Free 2018 Grad Party Printables by Lil' Sprout Greetings
All of our printables come formatted for printing on standard 8.5x11 inch cardstock. Instructions are listed on each page. If you don't have a good quality printer at home, Staples and Office Depot can print the graduation printables in-store using their laser printers for roughly .50-.80 per sheet of cardstock (depending on the quality of cardstock that you choose). I personally prefer to upload the files to their Print & Copy Center via the website and place my order then pick up later in the day, but you can also save the files to a memory card or flash drive and take that in store for them to print the items. 
Free Printable Class of 2018 Graduation Banner by Lil' Sprout Greetings
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2018 Free Printable Graduation Party Printables by Lil' Sprout Greetings
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Please tag us in any photos using our free printables on Facebook, Instagram or blogs- we'd love to see how they were used! And if you're looking for graduation announcements or party invitations, be sure to check out our selection (they're just as great as the graduation printables)!
Class of 2018 Printable Graduation Announcements & Invitations by Lil' Sprout Greetings

Free Printable BBQ-Cookout Invitation

By Amanda Mackell
on August 06, 2017

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Labor day is right around the corner, and for most that means the last BBQ of the summer. Back by popular demand is our free printable BBQ/Cookout Party Invitation. This simple design is a print-and-fill-in format. Simpy download the file, print on 8.5x11 inch cardstock, trim to 5x7 inch invitations and fill out with your party details! Alternatively, you can open the file in a photo editing program and add your text on top of the file. 

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I paired the invite with typical red and blue party decor and burlap placemats for a fun 4th of July party as well, but this invitation freebie can be used throughout the summer, not just for holiday gatherings!

Download the free printable BBQ party invitation. 


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Free Summer Camp Note Card Printable & Packing Tips for Overnight Camps

By Amanda Mackell
on July 01, 2017

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Last year our 10 year old son was chosen by lottery to attend the week-long Camp North Woods in Maine. Although he'd  done plenty of day camps over the past 5 years, the overnight part was a whole new ball game and it was the longest that we'd ever been away from each other. There were no phone calls to parents, no texting or electronics (every kid needs a break from these!), so writing via old fashioned snail mail was encouraged. Like most 10 year old boys, getting him to write a letter home was not too appealing so I worked with him to design some camp stationery that he would actually use.

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 We sent him with extra envelopes, a book of stamps, and a sheet of paper with addresses. In hindsight, I highly recommend pre-addressing and stamping at least some of the envelopes ahead of time. We also learned some other valuable overnight camp tips that I'll share at the bottom of this post. 

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The camp note cards measure 4x5.5 inches when folded and fit perfectly in an A2 sized envelope, which are pretty easy to find at office supply or craft stores. The files are formatted to be printed on standard 8.5x11 inch sized cardstock and can then be cut in half and folded. I highly recommend printing at Staples or Office Depot in-store using their laser printers. They'll print a sheet of cardstock for around .69 each, making each note card roughly .35 each. What makes these note cards great is that they can be used for any age and for summer camp or family camping trips. 

While the note card files are free, no commercial use without permission please. Download the free summer camp note card. 

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Overnight Summer Camp Tips

1. Let your child practice applying sunscreen BEFORE they get to camp. This particular camp did not allow spray sunscreen (we only use lotion sunscreen anyway), but teaching them to apply properly in advance will ensure that they are properly protected from sunburns while away.

2. Send them with a few pairs of GOOD socks. The moisture-wicking type that are made for hiking... you know, the ones that cost $10 a pair and can only be found at specialty stores? They're worth it to save your kids feet from blisters and sweat.

3. Include a quick-dry camp towel in addition to the regular towels. Depending on the weather, the typical beach towels can take a LONG time to dry and a camp towel is great for the shower. It's compact and dries quickly.  

4. Pack extra batteries for the flashlight. Just in case.

5. Place outfits for each day of summer camp in a gallon sized plastic baggie. There are also 2 gallon sized baggies if you need something bigger. Then your child can just grab their toiletries, towel, and the plastic baggie and head to the shower! The bags can later be used to store wet or dirty clothing if necessary.

6. Take flat-lay photos of what you're packing so when it comes time to pick up your child at camp you can go through their bags and see if anything is missing. In my experience it's inevitable that SOMETHING will be lost or left behind. I'd rather have it be a t-shirt or towel instead of an expensive flashlight or pair of shoes!

These are only a few tips that we found were the most useful. Our son had the best time at camp and learned so much. It was an experience of a lifetime and something that he'll never forget!

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