Whether or not you're planning a Fourth of July Party with family and friends, why not try something new and celebrate with some pretty fruit cupcakes! Simply bake your cupcakes, then add some cool whip on top, and finish them off by decorating them with your favorite berries and these lovely FREE printable cupcake toppers {designed by Kroma Design Studio} that are super easy to make! If you're having a party, you can also use these simple Do It Yourself circles as tags and other ideas such as straw decor, napkin rings, and much more.


That's not all that we are giving you for free! And for those of you planning to have guests and a table full of food and desserts, you may also print out the FREE matching 4th of July placecard labels! These are not only perfect to use as placecard holders for guest seating, but also cute to use as labels on your food and dessert table.


Go on...get creative for the Fourth of July!

Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat so that you can download your printable PDF file. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for FREE download at:
We would love to see your photos if you make these for your events!
{Photos may be submitted to: val@kromadesign.com}

Enjoy!


Monday, June 28, 2010 Val


Whether or not you're planning a Fourth of July Party with family and friends, why not try something new and celebrate with some pretty fruit cupcakes! Simply bake your cupcakes, then add some cool whip on top, and finish them off by decorating them with your favorite berries and these lovely FREE printable cupcake toppers {designed by Kroma Design Studio} that are super easy to make! If you're having a party, you can also use these simple Do It Yourself circles as tags and other ideas such as straw decor, napkin rings, and much more.


That's not all that we are giving you for free! And for those of you planning to have guests and a table full of food and desserts, you may also print out the FREE matching 4th of July placecard labels! These are not only perfect to use as placecard holders for guest seating, but also cute to use as labels on your food and dessert table.


Go on...get creative for the Fourth of July!

Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat so that you can download your printable PDF file. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for FREE download at:
We would love to see your photos if you make these for your events!
{Photos may be submitted to: val@kromadesign.com}

Enjoy!


Great news to all my fan bloggers, out there in the blogosphere...

Starting the month of July, Kroma Design Studio would like to offer FREE Giveaways on fellow blogger sites!* Why not intrigue your followers and readers with an exciting FREE gift from Kroma Design Studio.

*Choose from one of the three Giveaway options below:
1) Personalized Invitations
Choose any 5x7 invitation/announcement design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on something custom for you! Prize Includes: 20 full color invitations on matte, bright white cardstock along with white envelopes. Perfect for an upcoming birthday, baby announcement, save the dates, bridal or baby shower!

2) Personalized Accessories
Choose any party theme design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on a custom theme for you! Prize Includes:
• 36 Chocolate Wrappers (for Hershey Miniatures or Nuggets)
• 12 - 2 Inch Circles (may be used for cupcake toppers, tags, and more!)
• 6 placecard labels for your dessert or food table.

Placecard Label Ideas:
{Placecard Labels featured in photos above are samples from Amy Atlas dessert tables}

3) Personalized Door Banner
Choose any party theme design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on a custom theme for you! Prize: Vertical door banner that reads "The Party is Here!"


If you are a blog editor and are interested in offering one of the Giveaway package options listed above for FREE on your blog or facebook page, contact me at val@kromadesign.com.
Monday, June 28, 2010 Val
Great news to all my fan bloggers, out there in the blogosphere...

Starting the month of July, Kroma Design Studio would like to offer FREE Giveaways on fellow blogger sites!* Why not intrigue your followers and readers with an exciting FREE gift from Kroma Design Studio.

*Choose from one of the three Giveaway options below:
1) Personalized Invitations
Choose any 5x7 invitation/announcement design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on something custom for you! Prize Includes: 20 full color invitations on matte, bright white cardstock along with white envelopes. Perfect for an upcoming birthday, baby announcement, save the dates, bridal or baby shower!

2) Personalized Accessories
Choose any party theme design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on a custom theme for you! Prize Includes:
• 36 Chocolate Wrappers (for Hershey Miniatures or Nuggets)
• 12 - 2 Inch Circles (may be used for cupcake toppers, tags, and more!)
• 6 placecard labels for your dessert or food table.

Placecard Label Ideas:
{Placecard Labels featured in photos above are samples from Amy Atlas dessert tables}

3) Personalized Door Banner
Choose any party theme design from the Etsy shop, or I can work on a custom theme for you! Prize: Vertical door banner that reads "The Party is Here!"


If you are a blog editor and are interested in offering one of the Giveaway package options listed above for FREE on your blog or facebook page, contact me at val@kromadesign.com.

Have you ever wondered where the saying of the bride wearing, “something blue” derived from?

The complete phrase is:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.


This phrase originated back in Britain during the Victorian era, each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. As for the colorful item,
blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."

Why not accessorize your next wedding or party with these cute and easy ideas, available in my shop...


Add a simple yet decorative message of love with these lovely *3 Inch Circle Cut Out/Tags* to your wedding bells.

Or perhaps, instead of your usual placecard holders, welcome your guest with this affordable *2 Inch Circle Cut Out/Tag* personalized with your guest's name and table, attached to a favor or goody for them to enjoy.


These *2 inch circles tags* can also be used to decorate paper cones filled with rice or seeds to shower the bride & groom.

Last, but not least, why not add on these pretty *Double Layered - 2 Inch Circle Tags* to your party's favor boxes or order them customized on a white stick to be used as cute cupcake toppers (lovebirds can be omitted or changed to any other design).

Enjoy!



Monday, June 21, 2010 Val

Have you ever wondered where the saying of the bride wearing, “something blue” derived from?

The complete phrase is:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.


This phrase originated back in Britain during the Victorian era, each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. As for the colorful item,
blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."

Why not accessorize your next wedding or party with these cute and easy ideas, available in my shop...


Add a simple yet decorative message of love with these lovely *3 Inch Circle Cut Out/Tags* to your wedding bells.

Or perhaps, instead of your usual placecard holders, welcome your guest with this affordable *2 Inch Circle Cut Out/Tag* personalized with your guest's name and table, attached to a favor or goody for them to enjoy.


These *2 inch circles tags* can also be used to decorate paper cones filled with rice or seeds to shower the bride & groom.

Last, but not least, why not add on these pretty *Double Layered - 2 Inch Circle Tags* to your party's favor boxes or order them customized on a white stick to be used as cute cupcake toppers (lovebirds can be omitted or changed to any other design).

Enjoy!





Planning on having a BBQ for Father's Day? Then why not surprise Dad for dessert with these adorable and fun edible treats, that are easy to make with the kids. This treat is not only cute, but delicious - the family will be sure to enjoy!

Feel free to share with us and send in pictures of your dessert to val@kromadesign.com Happy Father's Day! The recipe has been listed as follows:
Ingredients
    • Brownie batter
    • Black food coloring
    • White frosting
    • Orange sugar
    • Caramel creams
    • Red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices
    • Hot Tamales candies
    Instructions
    1. To make a batch of 12, place liners in a muffin pan, oil them, and fill them two thirds full of your favorite brownie batter, then bake according to the recipe directions. Let the brownies cool.

    2. In a small bowl, mix one or two drops of black food coloring with 1/4 cup white frosting. Transfer the frosting to a ziplock bag and snip a small section from the corner. Pipe grate lines onto each brownie and let them set for 20 minutes. Add embers with a sprinkle of orange sugar.

    3. Prepare the grill food as instructed below and press it in place atop each brownie.


      Kebabs = A caramel cream and red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices, cut into small pieces + toothpick skewers


      Pork chop = two thirds of a caramel cream, molded with fingers + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick


      Hot dogs = Hot Tamales candies + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick


      From FamilyFun Magazine

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Val


Planning on having a BBQ for Father's Day? Then why not surprise Dad for dessert with these adorable and fun edible treats, that are easy to make with the kids. This treat is not only cute, but delicious - the family will be sure to enjoy!

Feel free to share with us and send in pictures of your dessert to val@kromadesign.com Happy Father's Day! The recipe has been listed as follows:
Ingredients
    • Brownie batter
    • Black food coloring
    • White frosting
    • Orange sugar
    • Caramel creams
    • Red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices
    • Hot Tamales candies
    Instructions
    1. To make a batch of 12, place liners in a muffin pan, oil them, and fill them two thirds full of your favorite brownie batter, then bake according to the recipe directions. Let the brownies cool.

    2. In a small bowl, mix one or two drops of black food coloring with 1/4 cup white frosting. Transfer the frosting to a ziplock bag and snip a small section from the corner. Pipe grate lines onto each brownie and let them set for 20 minutes. Add embers with a sprinkle of orange sugar.

    3. Prepare the grill food as instructed below and press it in place atop each brownie.


      Kebabs = A caramel cream and red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices, cut into small pieces + toothpick skewers


      Pork chop = two thirds of a caramel cream, molded with fingers + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick


      Hot dogs = Hot Tamales candies + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick


      From FamilyFun Magazine

I recently received a customized request for a precious *Monkey Theme* Baby Shower. Pretty *2 inch scallop circle tags* were designed for the favor boxes. An earthly color scheme was chosen of blues, greens, and browns.

We added an adorable matching *Banner,* along with a cute and simple *Vertical Door Banner* to welcome guests!


In additionally, *chocolate wrappers* were designed to fit Hershey Miniature bars - that will be used to spread around the cake on the dessert table. *Personalized non-woven totes* were added to be used with baby shower prizes. This cute 6" x 6" goody tote bag has many uses, from treat bags, gift bags, party prizes...the uses are endless!



Everything as featured, is available for purchase in my kroma design online etsy shop. For custom orders similar to this one, contact me at val@kromadesign.com and I can design and personalize your party accessories!
Saturday, June 19, 2010 Val
I recently received a customized request for a precious *Monkey Theme* Baby Shower. Pretty *2 inch scallop circle tags* were designed for the favor boxes. An earthly color scheme was chosen of blues, greens, and browns.

We added an adorable matching *Banner,* along with a cute and simple *Vertical Door Banner* to welcome guests!


In additionally, *chocolate wrappers* were designed to fit Hershey Miniature bars - that will be used to spread around the cake on the dessert table. *Personalized non-woven totes* were added to be used with baby shower prizes. This cute 6" x 6" goody tote bag has many uses, from treat bags, gift bags, party prizes...the uses are endless!



Everything as featured, is available for purchase in my kroma design online etsy shop. For custom orders similar to this one, contact me at val@kromadesign.com and I can design and personalize your party accessories!
Hi fans! My name is Valerie and I am the creative director, editor, and founder of Kroma Design Studio. I started my studio with a focus on helping small businesses grow by developing their corporate identities (logo design), branding, and Internet Marketing consulting. However, with time I have gained great joy in party planning and designing personalized themes for family, friends, and my own little one. Soon I will be launching Kroma Design's main corporate website (www.kromadesign.com), still focusing on development and strategies online for small businesses. Yet keeping my blog dedicated to Do-It-Yourself pretty printable party ideas for every occasion that is easy to make and most important affordable in this striving economy.

Much of my fun party ideas will include fun party recipes and printable PDF party themes that include: Invitations, thank you cards, goody bags tags, cupcake toppers, party hats, water bottle labels, hershey miniature & nugget labels, favor ideas, games, party accessories, and galore!

You can purchase printable party accessories on
Kroma Design's online shop. If you do not see something posted in my shop contact me at
Val@kromadesign.com and I can personalize and design almost any idea that you may have and send you back a printable PDF template for you to print as many times as you'd like.

I look forward to helping you make your next special occasion memorable!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Val
Hi fans! My name is Valerie and I am the creative director, editor, and founder of Kroma Design Studio. I started my studio with a focus on helping small businesses grow by developing their corporate identities (logo design), branding, and Internet Marketing consulting. However, with time I have gained great joy in party planning and designing personalized themes for family, friends, and my own little one. Soon I will be launching Kroma Design's main corporate website (www.kromadesign.com), still focusing on development and strategies online for small businesses. Yet keeping my blog dedicated to Do-It-Yourself pretty printable party ideas for every occasion that is easy to make and most important affordable in this striving economy.

Much of my fun party ideas will include fun party recipes and printable PDF party themes that include: Invitations, thank you cards, goody bags tags, cupcake toppers, party hats, water bottle labels, hershey miniature & nugget labels, favor ideas, games, party accessories, and galore!

You can purchase printable party accessories on
Kroma Design's online shop. If you do not see something posted in my shop contact me at
Val@kromadesign.com and I can personalize and design almost any idea that you may have and send you back a printable PDF template for you to print as many times as you'd like.

I look forward to helping you make your next special occasion memorable!