Ugly Doll Birthday Party

I am so excited to share this amazing party. About a month ago I was contacted by a friend from high school to create party printables for her son’s first birthday. She decided on an Ugly Doll themed party and together we came up with this. She did an amazing job tying everything together, she even had an Ugly Doll factory where the little ones could go to create their own dolls, adorable!

Smash Cake & Cupcake Tower created with Cupcake Toppers
Green, Blue & Orange ?Candy Bar Creating using Food Labels
Centerpiece Circle with Pattern Paper Backers
Letter Panel Birthday Banner & Triangle Banner Created Using Pattern Paper
Triangle Banner Created Using Pattern Paper
Snacks to match the Green & Orange Theme (So Creative!)
Smash Cake with Ugly Doll Figurine
Ugly Cookies with Printable Thank You Tags
Ugly Dolls the Kids Could Create
Ugly Doll Cookies
If you are interested in throwing your own monster themed party,
check out our Etsy site for the Silly Little Monster Collection.

Thanks for visiting my site, Cathy C.

Please Mind the Gap

Anyone who has traveled the London Underground is well aware of the “Mind the Gap” sign and public address as you enter the station platform.  I thought it would be well suited right about here since I’m in the midst of……something…..I’m not sure what to call it.  I don’t even know how to fully describe it, but I’m going to run with it for a while.

In my previous post labeled “My New Years Resolution” I listed a few things I would like to accomplish this year. I started on #1 and was doing great, then my best friend (lets just call her Barbie) informed me she was joining a gym and getting a trainer. Now what kind of friend would I be if I let her do this on her own? (Plus the thought of standing next to “fitness Barbie” this summer – ummm yeah, I’ll join with you!). Over a month later, I am down 10 pounds  – halfway there baby! 

This is where my “gap” comes in.  I am working my “real job”, taking care of my house and family, driving the big-little one to school, traveling most weekends with the kids, and exercising 5 days a week.  Plus I still try to plan play dates, have a date night every now and then, talk to my girl friends and work on custom orders. Phew.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I can’t do it all - right now - all at the same time.  From the moment I found out I was preggo (just over 4 years ago), I gave up everything and gave my kids every single ounce of me. My little one will be 2 this June and I feel it is time for me to do something for myself.

Call it a Pre-30-Awakening or a Mini-Mommy Melt Down, whatever it is I am going through, I like it.  I have turned a new page and realized I still need “me” time. 

Please mind the gaps in my posting while I work on me.  I am still here, I still LOVE creating party printables and I will continue to post new ideas and parties as they come. I just believe I need to get myself together before I start trying to get this company off the ground.

Here’s to achieving all of your goals this year!

Cathy C.
Five O’ Five Design+Paperie

Free Valentine’s Day Favor Tags

I love those adorable little heart shaped candies that seem to appear right around January, they just melt my heart (well the orange ones do at least).  When I was trying to come up with favor tag ideas for my daughters class, conversation hearts immediately came to mind.  Here is my take on the sweet holiday favorite.


Interested in a free download?  Simply subcribe to our post and we will send you a FREE PDF of our love tags, picture below.

Monstrous Inspiration…Ugly Doll Birthday Party Ideas

A friend from high school recently contacted me to help her with her son’s first birthday.  I jumped for joy at another chance to create adorable party printables.  She decided on an Ugly Doll Birthday Theme and once I checked out there website, I was in love.  Fun bright colors, plush little dolls so ugly they were cute – perfect!

I put together this inspiration board to help with the theme.

Starting from the top left, here are the links:
I hope my ideas help you create your own moster or Ugly Doll themed party, good luck creating!
Cathy C.

My New Years Resolution

I have a few resolutions for the wonderful year of Twenty Eleven, which is something I never really have done.  I think it is because I don’t believe in starting things that I don’t plan on finishing, but this year feels different.  In no particular order here they are:

1. Start eating healthier (hopefully this will lead to a few less l-b’s )
2. Stay focused on the task at hand (I tend to jump from one thing to the next and back to the first – it completely annoys me that I do this)
3. Organize/Finish the basement
4. Focus on my new business and give it a real chance. (By this I mean putting myself out there – the good, the bad and the ugly and hopefully getting a response either way)

Wish me luck, and good luck to everyone trying to set there own goals for 2011!

Cathy C.
Five O’ Five Design+Paperie

It all started with a little airplane

Here is a brief bio of how this all started.  I’m Cathy creative artist and owner of Five O’ Five Design+Paperie, my online shop that specializes in printable party decor for any occasion.
I started out way back when in web site design, graduated college with a degree I will probably never use, and worked my way through a career in marketing & advertising. It wasn’t until the birth of my sweet little angel baby that I discovered my true passion for design.
Creating birth announcements and invitations really wasn’t too far off from my day job; in fact the only real difference was the excitement I had every time I received a new order. Business was good and it was the perfect little venture in-between all those late night feedings and early morning wake up calls.
Then baby no.2 came along and I had to close up shop. Between the 20+ hours I put in at my day job, the 150+ hours I put towards my family, there was just no time left for my passion. It was only when I started planning for my sons first birthday party that I found my true labor of love and myself again.
My goal for Five O’ Five Design+Paperie is to offer irresistible designs at affordable pricing. I hope you enjoy my shop as much as I enjoyed designing the items it in.
Here are a few images from my sons party.  Enjoy!
And here is the full airplane collection that I now offer in my Etsy Shop.
If you are interested in purchasing your own,
customizable airplane themed birthday package
Thanks, Cathy

Sneak Peak ~ Holiday Collection

Here’s a little sneak peak at our latest Printable Holiday Collection that will be available in our Etsy Shop next week. Hope you all enjoy!

Las Vegas Style 30th Birthday Party

I was lucky enough to help my dear friend out with her husband’s 30th birthday party last weekend.  She wanted to have a Vegas Style Soiree complete with human horse races, poker tournaments, black jack and craps tables plus to top the night off a little high stakes wagering on some fabulous baskets she created…let’s just say it was fun.
I start off just creating some cupcake toppers and a Welcome Sign styled like the real Las Vegas Welcome Sign.  Like I also do, I got a little carried away and added a couple more printables for her party.  Here are a few images of the new Las Vegas Collection now available in my Etsy Shop and pictures of the party will be up soon.

If you are interested in hosting your own fabulous Las Vegas themed birthday party head over to my etsy shop for your own printable invitations and party decor.  And as always, if you don’t see something that catches your eye, convo with us for your own custom order.


My First Custom Order

I was so excited to receive my first custom order a couple of weeks ago from Claire’s mom Kelli who was looking for adorable printables for her daughters first birthday.  Kelli was interested in a Teddy Bear Theme Birthday Party (Claire’s nickname is Claire Bear).  After sending her a few examples we decided on a color scheme and the perfect little Teddy Bear Invitation.  Once the invitation was finalized, Kelli decided to add matching return labels, cupcake toppers, centerpiece circles, birthday banner, bunting photo banner, thank you tags and I threw in some Hersey kiss bottom stickers as a little thank you for being my first (non-family member) customer.  I can’t wait to see the picture!

If you are interested in hosting your own sweet teddy bear themed birthday soiree head over to our etsy shop for your own printable invitations and party decor.  And as always, if you don’t see something that catches your eye, convo with us for your own custom order.