Let’s Get Pickled! DIY Party Invitations

by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

STOP EVERYTHING! This could possibly be the most fun cocktail party invitation ever!

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DIY Pickle Invitations
yields 1

Ingredients
3 sheets colored card stock (light green, kelly green, orange)
1 glue stick
colored pencils
scissors

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Step 1. Cut out 4 shapes (jar, pickles, label, & lid). Use a colored pencil to mark the pickles.

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Step 2. Using a glue stick, glue down all shapes until your pickle jar is complete.

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Step 3. Add a business card or homemade logo to complete the pickle jar branding.

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

Step 4: Flip the jar around and use a colored pencil to write a sassy note.

Libbie Summers, A Food-Inspired Life, DIY, Pickle, Party Invitations

 

 

Skier Barbie Loves Bean Soup

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

“There’s nothing I like better than having a big bowl of bean soup after a day on the bunny hill.” –Barbie in St. Moritz, 1962
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Get 4 of Barbie’s favorite bean soup recipes HERE!!

 

Mister Bean

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

As it’s “Bean Week”, it’s only fitting that we celebrate the Mister in Mr. Bean. Do you remember Mr. Bean? That peculiar tv character played by Rowan Atkinson in the 1990’s that became a world wide sensation and still lives on in animation form.

Mr. Bean is a mean little innocent. A thoughtful yet self-centered ass. As soon as I couldn’t stand him for another minute, he would do something to lure me back in. Today, we salute his longevity, but mainly we just wanted to play with typeface and beans because I find them less annoying than the actual Mr. Bean.
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Mr. Adzuki Bean
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Mr. Mung Bean
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Mr. Cannellini Bean
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Mr. Black Turtle Bean

Heart Leaf Garland

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Chia Chong
Assisted by David Dempsey

I love this idea for marking a path to a wedding reception, a lunch date in the woods or basically for any old party where the guests need to find their way. 

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Heart Leaf Garland

What you need: 
Length of ribbon (I used 9 feet of a 1-inch pink grosgrain)
Green leaves
Scissors
Sewing machine and thread

What to do: 
Cut the leaves into heart shapes (don’t try to be perfect). Sew, using a decorative finishing stitch onto the ribbon

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Funny Food-inspired Valentine’s Day Cards

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Editing by Candace Brower

Dear Herb,
We’re through.
XO,
Libbie