Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&MS

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you My M&M’S for sponsoring this post! All content and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Oh So Beautiful Paper possible!

My girls have birthdays coming up in September, and I have party planning on the brain! And when it comes to party favors, I’m always in favor of something edible – ideally chocolate. So today I’m partnering with My M&M’S to create three DIY party favors with their adorable personalized M&M’s, complete with printable party favor tags from Courtney of Swiss Cottage Designs! For the packaging, I combined two of my favorite things – anything iridescent and colorful vellum – to create three packaging options perfect for any occasion! So whether you’re planning a wedding or a bridal shower, baby shower or a birthday party, just pick your favorite printable tag and add some colorful M&M’s and you’ll be good to go! Oh, and keep reading below for a special discount from My M&M’S just for Oh So Beautiful Paper readers!

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

My M&M’S are the ideal personalized party favor. As a party guest, I always hope for something edible rather than a random personalized trinket, and who doesn’t like chocolate?? My M&M’S are completely customizable with photos or text, which means you can make them totally unique to your event. You don’t need graphic design skills to create the personalized M&M’s – just upload a photo or type in your selected text and My M&M’S will take care of the rest! I kept mine simple with short messages of “yay!” and “xoxo,” but I think it would be so sweet to include names for a wedding or bridal shower – or even a name and birthday for a kids birthday party!

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I used three different size party favors, each with different printable party favor tags: a long and skinny rectangular candy box, a square favor box, and glassine envelopes. Courtney and I kept the favor tag designs fairly simple with cute hand lettered messages and sweet little illustrations that could work for a variety of occasions. The favor boxes are both clear so you can see a little glimpse of the My M&M’S inside, while the color of the My M&M’S peeks through the glassine envelopes to give a hint of what’s inside. My M&M’S are the perfect solution for DIY party favors and candy buffets, especially since you can choose your own colors! I used a color palette of pastels – pink, lavender, cream, and light blue – with a bit of aqua and dark green. With 25 colors to mix and match, you can find the right color combination for any event!

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For the long rectangle favor boxes, I used strips of transparent vellum in our color palette of pink, purple, and aqua – they look so great against the My M&M’S! I also found positively DREAMY opalescent vellum and a white vellum with iridescent dots for just a little extra sparkle. I printed Courtney’s designs directly on the opalescent and iridescent vellum, cut the printed vellum into 2″ strips, and layered that over another 3″ strip of vellum in a complementary color.

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I paired the square favor boxes with circle favor tags. For some favor boxes, I wrapped the boxes in 1″ strips of colorful vellum and sparkly iridescent twine. For other favor boxes, I wrapped the entire box in squares of iridescent cellophane and tied it up with sparkly twine. To turn the circle tags into gift tags, just print onto vellum and punch them out using a 1.5″ circle punch, then punch a 1/8″ hole for the twine. Or print the circle tags onto these labels and stick two labels together to create a tag!

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The glassine bags feature a layer of iridescent cellophane (DIY tutorial coming tomorrow!) with a colorful vellum tag and sparkly twine.

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I printed mostly black and white versions of the printable party favor tags, but I included some color versions in case you want to print them onto labels or white printer paper. Use full sheet labels for Little Wishes and cut down to 2″ wide, use these square labels for the Love is Sweet tags, and use these circle labels for the Best Day Ever tags. They’re all formatted in the appropriate templates for each label and ready to print! The color versions also look AMAZING printed onto the opalescent and iridescent vellum, I’m just saying.

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Here’s everything that you’ll need to make your own!

My M&M’S in your chosen colors – and My M&M’S is graciously offering Oh So Beautiful Paper readers a 25% discount through September 1, 2016 with the code OHSO!

Clear Rectangular Candy Boxes

Square Acrylic Favor Boxes

Glassine Bags

Colorful Vellum (I used blush, pink, purple, and aqua)

Iridescent Vellum

Opalescent Vellum

Prism Twine

Paper Trimmer

1.5″ Circle Punch

2″ Square Punch

1/8″ Hole Punch

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The favor boxes would look so cute stacked in rows on a table, while the glassine envelopes could be placed in a cute basket or pinned on a board for guests to take! I’m just completely obsessed with the combination of iridescent and pastels. These glassine favor bags, printable party favor tags, and colorful M&M’s will definitely be making an appearance at my girls’ birthday party in just a few weeks!

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Party Favor Tags with My M&Ms / Design by Swiss Cottage Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Save 25% at My M&M’S through September 1, 2016 with the code OHSO!

Download all of the printable party favor tags below!

LITTLE WISHES: COLOR | BLACK + WHITE

BEST DAY EVER: COLOR | BLACK + WHITE

LOVE IS SWEET: COLOR | BLACK + WHITE

All printable artwork © 2016 Swiss Cottage Designs created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is made available for personal use only and may not be altered, reproduced, or sold in any way. By downloading the patterns you agree to the terms of use.

Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you My M&M’S for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from My M&M’S, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Oh So Beautiful Paper possible!

Friday Happy Hour: Blackberry Whiskey Smash

Smashes are really summer drinks, because they demand fresh produce and pay you back by being cold, intensely refreshing, and bursting with bright summer flavors. This one is one of the best: a Blackberry Whiskey Smash that even Nole liked (and she usually hates whiskey). Andrew

Blackberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Blackberry Whiskey Smash

2 oz Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Oleo Saccharum (you can substitute with simple syrup if needed)
Half a Lemon, Quartered
5-7 Blackberries

To make the oleo saccharum: peel four lemons with a sharp knife or peeler, avoiding the bitter white pith as much as possible. Combine the peels with a cup of raw sugar in a nonreactive bowl and muddle the sugar into the peels. Let the mix sit until the lemon peels’ oils have dissolved the sugar into a syrup. You may need to muddle again to help the process along or stir in a few ounces of hot water to help fully dissolve the sugar. Remove the peels and bottle the resulting syrup. Makes about a cup. This should keep, refrigerated, for a month.

To make the Smash: combine the whiskey, oleo saccharum, lemon, and blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the lemons and blackberries, then fill the shaker two-thirds with ice. Shake well and then finely strain the Smash into a tumbler glass filled with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with more blackberries and enjoy!

Blackberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

In addition to being gorgeously purple, this drink is bright with fruit and citrus flavors. It’s rounded out by deep, rich, and mellow whiskey.

You might remember oleo saccharum from when we made traditional punch a while back. It’s a key ingredient of punches, but it hadn’t occurred to us to use this intensely fragrant, flavorful syrup in other drinks until recently. It’s citrusy but not tart, relying on the fragrant lemon peel oil for all its power. Those lemon oils help bind the flavors of this Smash together, but also intensify them – making this drink pop with blackberry flavor.

Blackberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Oleo Saccharum is a bit of work to make, and your Smash won’t be terrible if you make it with regular simple syrup. But if you feel like going the extra step, you’ll be happy with the results.

(Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!)

Glassware by Liquorary

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! We have family coming into town this weekend, so I’ll have to make this short and sweet so I can go tidy up! But first, big news: Oh So Beautiful Paper is hiring!! I’m looking to hire two (maybe three) Contributing Editors to join the team. Is it you? You can check out all the details right here! But in the meantime…

YASSSS gold foil card by Lauren Essl via Instagram / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold foil YASSS card by Lauren Essl (and available in her shop!) via the #dailydoesofpaper feed on Instagram!

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week! We’ll be back later today with this week’s cocktail recipe (another Smash!), and I have something ridiculously fun to share with all of you on Monday! Have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 10

Today’s recap from the 2016 National Stationery Show is a really good one, you guys – it’s all about cards with a sense of humor! From playful snark and sarcasm, to cheeky puns and playful social commentary, to cards that are downright raunchy, you’re pretty much guaranteed to laugh out loud at least once during this recap! Exhibitors in this recap include Power and Light PressGreenwich Letterpress, La Familia Green, ilootpaperie, 417 Press, McBitterson’s, 6.25 Paper, Bruno Press, Paper Epiphanies, and Bench Pressed! Just a fair warning before you start scrolling: there is some explicit language in several of these cards!

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Power and Light Press

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Greenwich Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Greenwich Letterpress

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

So like, happy birthday – so good!

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: La Familia Green / Oh So Beautiful Paper

La Familia Green

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

OMG. The sloth slow clap card. I’m obsessed!

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Can’t resist a good pun!

NSS 2016: iLootPaperie / Oh So Beautiful Paper

ilootpaperie

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Neon edge painted notepads for boss ladies!

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yay for shiny disco balls!

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: 417 Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

417 Press

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I mean, is this not the best holiday card EVER?

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cannot. Stop. Laughing.

NSS 2016: McBitterson's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

McBitterson’s

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: No. 625 Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

6.25 Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bruno Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bruno Press

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Paper Epiphanies / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper Epiphanies

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Bench Pressed / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bench Pressed

Which cards made you laugh?? Leave your favorites in the comments!

More recaps from the 2016 National Stationery Show right here!

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Pettey Photography and Lara Saavedra for Oh So Beautiful Paper