Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspired by Drive In Movie Marquees: A Movie Party Invitation

Drive In Movie Marquee inspiration:
Image Credits: Movie Party Invitation by B.Nute, Starlight Six Drive In from Atlanta GA Retro Roadmap,  Airport Theatre Drive in from Birmingham Rewound, Boulevard Drive In Theatre from Kansas City
Did you ever go to a drive in when you were growing up? Weren't they the best? We got to bring our sleeping bags and lay down in the back of the station wagon to really get comfy! I admit, the sound was definitely not modern day - Dolby Digital, and sometimes it was hard to see, but for me it wasn't really about the movie as much as the whole viewing experience!

Times have changed, and many of these places sadly are shut down, torn down, or reused as a different space. But this doesn't mean the comfy-ness of a drive in theatre has gone away. Now with home projectors that you can set up in your  yard, and project on a fence, you almost can have the same experience! Also, many towns in the summer have movie nights outdoors. In both, you aren't in a car, but you definitely can have your blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows are really get comfortable for the show.

My latest invitation to hit my shop, a Movie Party invitation, was inspired by these marquees. Retro, bold and fun, it's perfect for your next movie party.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Free Printable Magician's Scavenger Hunt Game

Free Printable Magician's Scavenger Hunt Game from B.Nute productions
Abracadabra, alakazam, now appearing before you is a free printable Magician's Scavenger Hunt Game sure to please all little apprentices aching to become magicians! Print out these game cards for your Magic Party or any time you're looking for some fun. Hide these objects around a given space, and have the kids search and find them to create a magician's kit that even the great Houdini might like.

Free Printable Magician's Scavenger Hunt Game

Instructions for Printing Your Magician's Scavenger Hunt Game
1. Select link above and print out from your browser. Use card stock to give the game cards some weight.
2. Cut each game card out.
3. Hand out at party and start the hunt!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Incredible Magic Party: Ideas and Pinterest Board

The Incredible Magic Party on Pinterest (also see detail credits below)
Abracadabra, allakazam, it's time for an Incredible Magic Party! I just love vintage magic images! I've been eyeing a book from Magic (1400-1950's) from Taschen for years. The imagery is amazing... so when a customer requested a magic party invitation, I couldn't resist!

I had a lot of fun creating my Magic Party invite. I made a vintage style texture, and bordered the invite with an art-deco type look that seen in many vintage magic posters. Then, there's the rabbit, the magician and of course the hat.

Here are a few ideas for your next Magic Party:

  • Hire a magician - This is probably the most obvious. Kids love it, and no matter the age, seem always engaged. A sure win for your party.
  • Teach some simple tricks - There are many books and websites to teach kids (and adults) a few simple tricks. Kids will love this, and look forward to heading home to dazzle their parents!
  • Costume Box- Fill up a costume box full of Magic-inspired outfits... top hats, capes, bunny rabbit ears, magician assistant outfits, sword swallowing gear, etc. A great way for kids to be part of the act!
  • Magic Scavenger Hunt - Hide assorted magical props around a space and have a hunt to find them.
  • Create a Magic Act - Set up a stage, teach a few tricks and have your little magicians entertain each other. Possibly assign roles to certain kids so they can get "into" their part.
  • Make a Magician's Turban - How great was Johnny Carson's turban when he was Carnac the Magnificent. Get out an assortment of gems, feathers, trims and extra fabrics and have kids make their own turban.
Image Credit in Collage (clockwise from upper left): 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Free Vintage St. Patrick's Digital Scrapbook Papers

Free St. Patrick's Digital Scrapbook Papers by B.Nute productions
Calling all Lads and Lassies-- St. Patrick's Day is almost here-- it's time to celebrate! Here are some fun vintage St. Patrick's Day papers perfect for your next luck o'the Irish craft project. Here are just a few ideas of things to make with the papers:

  • Banner - print, cut out pennants, punch holes in the top, and string for a festive banner good for a party or just nice home decoration for March.
  • Gift Tags - print out and cut into tag shapes. String with green ribbon and hang on your next hostess gift or gift to a friend, teacher or loved one.
  • Cupcake Toppers or Drink Flags - Print out and cut into circles or flag shapes to decorate for a St. Patty's Day party.
  • Note Cards or Invitations - Print out this paper and fold to use for a festive notecard or St. Patrick's Day invitation.
  • Scrapbook your St. Patrick's Day - Print out and scrap a fun page of your "green" day!
  • and much more...

Please share what you make with these papers. I would love to see it!

Select Link or image above to Download Free Vintage St. Patrick's Day Paper by B.Nute productions
DO NOT CLICK MORE THAN ONCE, or you will download several copies.

Instructions for Downloading and Using Your Digital Scrapbook Papers
1. Select link or image above and download the compressed zip file to your local computer
(Once clicked, the folder will automatically being downloading in your Download folder or designated folder on your computer where files are downloaded. Do not click more than once, or you will download several copies.)
2. The files is a compressed zip file. Once downloaded, it should uncompress as a folder containing the 3 different paper designs.
3. Each digital scrapbook page is 300dpi, 12"x12" in size.
4. Now, use for your next craft project or scrapbook page!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.