Tips for Printables
To use the PDF printables through out the site you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).
Use heavy weight paper or white card stock for best results. It’s especially great for party hats, masks and any projects that require sturdy paper. For printing labels for party favors, try using text weight paper. It works well for lightweight files.
Using “photo papers” will improve the quality of your color prints. The colors appear more vivid. Check your local office supply shop before printing; often times, they’ll print your graphics on photo paper for no extra cost.
Print party adhesives (stickers, water bottle labels, etc) on full sheets of white shipping labels (8 1/2 x 11). You can find them in the mailing supply section of office supply stores. They are adhesive backed and can run through any standard printer.
Cutting the Files
Print as many of the PDF files as you need and cut them just inside the borders provided. Don't forget, you will need A7 envelopes (5 1/4 x 7 1/4) or A4 (4 1/4 x 6 1/4) when it comes time to mail your invitations.
Many of the crafts and decorations involve punching large holes in paper. To avoid having to cut multiple, perfect circles, invest in a 2-inch craft hole punch like this. For smaller holes, try this hole punch.
You can also purchase a paper cutter if you get tired of using scissors. Xacto knives may come in handy as well, but be careful and read the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly use them. These should be handled by adults only.
Make your printables more festive by using pattern or paper edge scissors like these.
Adhesives are usually needed for our crafts and printables. We suggest keeping glue, double-sided tape and/or sticker paper handy. In some cases, you may need a glue gun. These should be operated by adults only.
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