GIVEAWAY: Win a GiftGloss Kit worth $39.95 for All Your Holiday Wrapping Needs

by Jillian Leslie on

If you're into pretty gift wrapping in a snap, and especially if you give away lots of holiday goodies, you must see our newest giveaway! We're giving away an entire GiftGloss Kit worth $39.95.


So first, what is GiftGloss? It's a slide ‘n tie sleeve of clear wrapping material wound on a roll. You simply slide your gift into the clear sleeve and tie the ends with your favorite ribbon. Then voila, you've got pretty wrapping in minutes. Look at what you can do...






Gorgeous, right?

The entire GiftGloss kit includes:

  • One dispensers (approx.14-3/4”l x 3-3/8”w x 2-1/4”h)  Made in USA.
  • One 50' roll of 6” wide tubular GiftGloss – Made in China.
  • One 50’ roll of 12” wide tubular GiftGloss – Made in China.
  • Two sheets "foofed by me" stickers.
  • One "Helping Hand" tool. (color will vary)
GiftGloss was developed by the FoofQueens, three friends, to help people find an easy way to "foof" up their gifts.  Here's what they have to say about GiftGloss:
  • It’s easy – any age, any skill level can do it
  • It’s economical – each roll wraps 15-20+ gifts
  • It’s conforms to any shape – no boxes needed
  • It’s food-safe – great for homemade or store-bought goodies
  • It’s versatile – creative ideas are infinite
  • It’s fits in drawer – easy to store & access
Told ya it was cool.  To enter the giveaway, just “like” FoofQueens on Facebook, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it. Easy peasy!

The FoofQueens are also offering our readers a 20% discount on all GiftGloss kits until November 30th. Just type in COUPON CODE "catchmyparty" at checkout. Thank you, FoofQueens, for this fabulous giveaway!

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, November 17th at 10:00PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry.  We will use to generate our winner and will notify you by email.

This is a sponsored giveaway.

FREE Thanksgiving Printables from B.Nute productions

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We've never given away a printable set quite like this. If you want your Thanksgiving table to look regal and romantic, you must see this incredible Victorian Thanksgiving printables collection designed by Betsy at B.Nute Productions.

The collection includes: invitations, menu cards, party circles, tented cards/place cards, and a "Give Thanks" banner.








Thank you, Betsy for designing this classically beautiful collection. To learn more about Betsy and see all of her designs, check out her company, B.Nute Productions.

DIY: How to Make a Backdrop out of Paper Rosettes

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Ali P made this paper wheel backdrop for her Let's Go Nuts Dinner Party and when I posted a photo of it on Facebook, the response was incredible. People kept wanting to know how she did it.

Well, Ali kindly put together this tutorial for us, so thank you, Ali! Now take it away...


Making a wall of wheels, or paper rosettes, is a great way to make a HUGE impact at a party without a lot of fuss or cost.  I bought a pack of paper and some doilies - that's it!  Here's a basic tutorial on how to make this great back drop.


  • Scrapbook paper or card stock
  • Doilies
  • Stapler
  • Glue gun

1. To make a large wheel; fold 3 sheets of paper accordion or fan style,


2. Fold each fan in half and staple edges together.




3. Next, staple all three folded fans to each other to complete your wheel.



4. For a smaller wheel you fold 1 sheet of paper into a fan. Cut it in half.


5. Fold those halves in half again and staple. You only need 2 sections to make a circle for this smaller wheel.




6. You can leave the large and small wheels plain or stack them with a doilie for added effect. I hot glued all the layers for the stacked rosettes.



7. I added my wheels to my wall by poking them through with nails. If you can't put nails in your wall, I've seen it done by using hot glue to attach them to a large poster board or foam core board.


8. Add as many as you want to the wall and layer with different sizes and papers.


I hope this helps! I'm sure I'll use this party backdrop trick again and again.

Thank you, Ali, for taking the time to put this tutorial together. But what did you do with the holes in your wall when you were all done? :)

If you haven't seen the rest of Ali's amazing party, please check it out. And to learn more about Ali and see all her beautiful parties, please visit her blog, Sprinkles of Charm.

FREE Holiday Baby Shower Printables from Paperlicious

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If you are planning to throw a baby shower this holiday season, boy, are you in luck! Amy from Paperlicious, has generously offered this 'snowflake" holiday baby shower collection to our readers for free. These coordinate beautifully with the holiday baby shower invitations she sells on her site.

The printables collection includes: party circles, tented cards (that you can add your own text to), cupcake wrappers, and a baby shower banner (that you can also add your own text to). Look how adorable they are!!






To learn more about Amy and to check out all her holiday baby shower invitations, holiday cards, announcements, and stationary, please visit Paperlicious, for paper that rocks!

Thank you again, Amy, for letting us give these away!


FREE Thanksgiving Party Printables from Mimi's Dollhouse

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Want something that feels playful and modern? Take a look at this complete collection of Thanksgiving printables designed by Holly from Mimi’s Dollhouse.

The collection includes: an invitation, party labels, drink flags, water bottle labels, "I'm thankful for" cards, tented cards, a "Happy Thanksgiving" banner, and a kids' activity/coloring sheet.






Thank you, Holly, for creating such a warm and playful collection. To learn more about Holly and see all of her great designs, visit Mimi’s Dollhouse!

Need more inspiration? Check out all of our free Thanksgiving printables and Thanksgiving parties on our site.

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Felt Letter Garland for All Occasions

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I love garlands! They are some of my favorite decorations, so when I stumbled upon this felt garland tutorial from Rebekah of Twinkle and Twine, I had to write about it.

The best thing about this felt letter garland is that there is a "sew" and a "no-sew" version, so for the non-sewers like me, there's no need to feel intimidated. How great would this look on your mantle or even wrapped up as a holiday gift?




Check out the whole felt letter garland tutorial here.

Thank you, Rebekah, for creating this tutorial and introducing me to the wonders of freezer paper. :) To learn more about Rebekah and read about her crafting adventures, visit Twinkle and Twine.

Our First Catch My Party Etsy Team Designer Challenge... Snowflakes

by Jillian Leslie on

I just started a team on Etsy called Catch My Party. It's open to ANY Etsy shop owner who sells party related products AND  who joins the free Catch My Party vendor directory.

I'm also kicking off our first Etsy Team Designer Challenge for the holidays.  The theme is "snowflakes."

By entering and designing items that incorporate the theme, not only will you get a chance to show off your handmade "snowflake" holiday goods on our site, but you could also win an HP Officejet 7500A Printer.

So here's how you enter:

  • Have an Etsy shop
  • List yourself in our free Catch My Party vendor directory: (Click on the light blue link in the upper right-hand corner of the page that says "Add your listing to our vendor directory." If you're not a member, please join our site, then head back to the vendor page to fill in your info. Once you're done you should see your listing immediately on our vendor page.)
  • Add your handmade snowflake-themed items to your Etsy shop by midnight (PST) November 30th and tag them "CMPsnowflake."
  • You will automatically be entered into our HP Officejet 7500A Printer giveaway.
After the deadline, we will feature all your snowflake items on our site. I will also be posting my top 10 favorites.

Then I will do a random drawing on Thursday, December 1st to determine the winner of our printer giveaway!

Happy crafting! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And please share this challenge with all your Etsy teams and Etsy circles.

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