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Monsters University Party Ideas: Mike Wazowski Juice Boxes

Mike Wazowski Crafts - Juice Boxes

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Monsters University is out today! Are you excited? We are BIG Monsters Inc fans and have been looking forward to the new movie since last year. To celebrate the release of Monsters University the kids and I have been making Mike and Sulley crafts all week long.

Mike Wazowski Crafts - Juice Boxes

Monsters Inc was my oldest son’s favorite movie when he was little and it’s now my 2 year old’s favorite.In fact, that and Cars are the only movies he will sit down and watch. We decided last Fall that he would have a Monsters Inc birthday party and I can’t wait to see it come together next month!

Monsters University Party Ideas

I bought the giant sully at Disneyland for my oldest when he was two and it’s now my two years old’s toy. He loves his Sulley doll and I was thrilled to find him a Mike Wazowski doll too. We picked up all of these fun Monsters University items at Walmart just in time for the movie release. The Juicy Juice fruitifuls and other select packages have a game code you can use on the Juicy Juice website to enter to win a family trip to Pixar Studios and a $5,000 scholarship!

Monsters University Party

To make the Mike Wazowski juice boxes you will need:

juice box

Green Duck Tape

hole punch

vinyl or paper

circle punch

Step one: Remove the straw from the back of the juice. Start by hole punching a hole where the straw should go on the top. Place a strip of green duck tape over the top of the juice box.

Step two: Cover the sides of the juice box starting from one end, under the bottom and to the other side of the juice box. The front and back should be the only exposed sides at this point.

Step three: Repeat the same method by wrapping the duck tape from the front to the back of the juice box.

Step four: Place vinyl circle cutouts for the eye.

Monsters Inc Crafts - Mike Juice Boxes

In honor of the release we had a monstrous picnic outside for Madi and Zach.

Monsters University Party Ideas

Monsters Inc Party Ideas

 You’ll definitely see a few more Monsters Inc party ideas in the next few weeks!

Mike Wazowski Crafts - Juice Boxes

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CHA 2013 Recap


Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending CHA in Anaheim, California. CHA is the Craft & Hobby Association trade show. Its where companies, buyers, and the press gather to view all the new products for the year. I was thrilled when Plaid invited me to demo in their booth! Which reminds me that I need to share with you the tutorial I had video taped in the booth. :)
For this trip I decided not to take my Nikon along since it would be a long day and carrying a heavy camera around all day was the last thing I wanted to do. However I didn’t realize until I came home that some of my iPhone pictures were blurry so I’m skipping some of  those from my favorite booths. But that’s ok because I made several photo collages of plenty of other fun things that caught my eye at CHA this year. Here is a quick CHA 2013 recap along with some of my favorite new craft products coming out this year.


I got to hang out with the adorable Melissa from No. 2 pencil the majority of the time we were there. Her and I made plans to hang out before our Plaid CHA kickoff dinner on Friday night and it was so fun getting to know her!

Do you see that awesome washi tape wall on the left? swoon! You all know I super puffy heart washi tape and let me just say it was torture seeing so many booths with awesome new washi tape patterns that I couldn’t buy right then and there! I did however purchase the We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser from Amazon the second I came home. We R Memory Keepers had an amazing booth with some great new items like an envelope punch board that we were able to demo. They’re also expanding their Albums Made Easy line with new themed kits which will be available in a few months.

As far as the Plaid booth goes I don’t have a great picture to share but they’re coming out with Mod Podge glue molds..basically the best invention ever! I seriously can’t wait to get ahold of one later this year. They’re that awesome! You basically fill a decorative shape mold with hot glue then paint the shapes any color you’d like once it hardens. Genius!


The booths at CHA were amazing. My favorite paper crafting booth displays were the Fiskars and Pebbles booth.

Fiskars had a demo on their new Fiskars Fuse machine. It die cuts, letterpresses, and embosses all in one. I was able to make a mini album with a die cut, I’ll have to remember to share it with you soon because its pretty impressive that the fuse can make it in one easy step. crafts

I am SO excited about the new Project Life kits coming out this year, especially the Kraft edition! If you’re not familiar with Project Life its basically a scrapbook + photo album in one. You add your pictures in the slots then embellish them and add journal cards to remember the events you photographed.

Amy Tangerine, Maggie Holmes, and Elizabeth Kartchner also had adorable papercrafting booths that I loved. I’m looking forward to Amy’s new calendar stamp (the yellow stamp on the top right).

Lifestyle Crafts is releasing their Evolution machine this year. This baby is going to be bigger and better than their current models so keep your eyes out for details on this later. They also have new letterpressing plates, embossing folders, dies, and washi tape sheets.


Craft Attitude had a giant elephant and hot air balloon displayed in their booth. You could spot it all the way across the giant convention room!

How cute is that Smile Daily pallet art sign? DIY project anyone?

Silhouette is coming out with a chipboard that you can cut with their Cameo and portrait machine. As of right now cutting chipboard with your machine is suppose to be a big no no. I’m looking forward to trying this product out along with their double sided adhesive sheets.

Duck tape is now producing mini rolls of duct tape that are almost like washi tape. I believe they have 8 patterns that are being released right now but will have more soon.

Epiphany Crafts

The Epiphany Crafts booth was another favorite of mine. They’re small punches that allow you to quickly cut out shapes without having to use a die cutting machine. The pennant punch was my favorite and soon they’ll have  the hexagon punch which will be cute for scrapbook layouts. On the top right is a butterfly necklace I made for the little miss..she loved it!


I adored this booth. Its hard to see but they had mounds of inspiration for home decor and paper crafting decor. I’m a big fan of decorating your home with paper products so I was in complete awe at this booth.


Well, that’s it! I shared pictures on instagram as well so if you want to see a wedding dress made out of paper head on over and take a peek. The train is made from paper hearts, trust me its pretty awesome!

A big Thank You to Plaid for inviting me, it was such a great experience for this CHA newbie.

The hubs decided to come along with the kids and they headed to Disneyland down the street while I was at CHA..it was basically a win-win for everyone. :)

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New Year’s Vellum Confetti Envelopes

DIY Confetti

Hi friends, I hope you had a great Christmas! We had a wonderful Christmas celebrating with family. This month went by so quickly and I’m not sure I was ready for the holiday season to end. But now that Christmas has passed we are looking forward to 2013 and all that it has in store for our family. I’m working on a few New Years Eve Crafts for the kids, including the vellum confetti envelopes I’m sharing with you today.

DIY Confetti

These confetti envelopes are SO easy to make and cost me less than $5 for ten envelopes.

New Years Crafts for kids

To make them I enlisted the help of my oldest for the DIY confetti part. I remember when my little sister and I realized we could make our own colorful confetti with a hole punch. We stayed up really late that night hole punching sheet after sheet of construction paper. The next day we surprised my mom by  throwing it in the air as she walked out of her room. Luckily it was her birthday or she might have been less than thrilled about the mess. Sheesh I must have been around 8-9 years old then, but its memories like this that I love!

To make the confetti we used a regular and 3/4in hole punch and glitter cardstock paper. I stamped the envelopes with Ranger archival ink and my dollar Happy New Year stamp, then filled them with the confetti. I thought it would be fun to have a couple of different things for the kids so a few of them have basket filler inside. Just in case you’re wondering I found the vellum envelopes at hobby Lobby and the stamp is from the Michaels dollar bins. The envelopes actually seal so there wasn’t a need for glue or tape but washi tape would look really cute on the back!

New Years Crafts for kids

So are you excited about 2013?

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