Arise and Shine Forth: 2012 Mutual Theme Young Men’s Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

One of my fabulous Facebook followers requested an Arise and Shine Forth 2012 Mutual Theme candy bar wrapper suitable for the Young Men in her ward.  I loved this idea and have created another printable 1.55-ounce Hershey’s Bar wrapper for you.

It features a whole new 2012 Mutual Theme logo with a retro design feel and more masculine colors than my 2012 Mutual Theme wrapper for Young Women.  I’ve added some Young Men’s program touches to the back of the wrapper including the full 2012 Mutual Theme scripture, an ingredients list with scriptures from the Duty to God book and a “Nutrition Facts” box full of Duty to God references.

Designed to fit a Hershey’s 1.55-ounce candy bar and other similar-sized bars, this eye-catching wrapper will help motivate and reward the Young Men in your ward or stake.

Use this candy bar wrapper in conjunction with my YW candy-bar wrapper for Standards Nights, Mutual-theme firesides, combined YW/YM Mutual activities or Youth Conferences.  Or, give them to the Young Men in your ward for birthday gifts, Priesthood lessons and YM Mutual activity nights.  One of these candy bars would make a great prize for a scripture chase or other contest!

In my download, I’ve included two files.  The first is a .pdf of the candy-bar wrapper.  The second file is a high-quality 300-dpi .jpeg which is ready to print or edit in your software.  When you print out these wrappers, make sure you use the highest-quality setting on your printer for best results.

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You can download my 2012 Mutual Theme YM candy bar wrapper files here.

Remember, you will need to UNZIP the downloaded file before you can use it.

All of my files are for noncommercial personal or Church use only!

Please, don’t share my files in any way!  Send your friends here to download their own copies!

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Arise and Shine Forth: Mini Pillows with Custom-Printed Fabric Fronts

I have been working on this project for quite some time and am sooo excited to finally share it with you!  Last summer for Girls Camp, our leaders designed a fun project for the girls to do in their spare time:  stuffing pillows!  To prepare the pillows, we had our camp theme printed on some custom-designed fabric.  Then a generous sister in the ward sewed the six-by-six-inch pillows, leaving an opening for stuffing.  Up at camp, the girls got to stuff and sew closed their own special camp mini-pillow.

Inspired by how successful the pillows were for our girls, I designed custom-printed fabric pillow fronts featuring my Arise and Shine Forth 2012 Mutual Theme chandelier logo for you to use!  You can easily order my design pre-printed on fabric from–no trying to print and iron on a design with less-than-stellar results!

Each eight-by-eight-inch pillow front features the chandelier and full scripture for the Mutual theme.  You can select either striped or damask backgrounds.

When you order your fabric, you’ll notice I’ve added cutting lines right into the design, so you won’t need to measure at all–just cut on the lines.  Better yet, layer the pillow-top fabric on top of purchased black cotton for the pillow backs and cut out both together! I’ve also allowed for a 1/2-inch seam allowance on each side of the pillow front.

Make these mini pillows for your girls to put on their beds to remind them to pray and “Arise and Shine Forth” in the morning!

Since each pillow front is eight-by-eight-inches square, and each yard of printed fabric is 42-by-36-inches, you get sixteen pillow fronts per yard.  At a cost of $18 (US) per yard for the quilting cotton, that makes the cost for each pillow front  $1.13 (US)!  Add in the cost for black broadcloth/quilting cotton for the backs and poly fiberfill for the stuffing and you have a great gift or craft project for about $2 (US) per girl!  You may also have ward members with extra fabric and stuffing they could donate so you don’t have to buy anything but the pillow fronts.

If you need just one pillow front, order a sample for $5 (US) plus $1 shipping and you will get one eight-by-eight-inch pillow front.  Fat quarters are also available.

I have more Arise and Shine Forth fabric designs in the works at and will release them as soon as I’ve proofed the final prints.  They are all-over prints with the chandelier logo or just chandeliers.  These prints will work perfectly for pillow backs, or you could combine them with the pillow fronts to make quilts, tote bags, aprons or bandanas.   You may want to frame a pillow front for a fast and easy gift.  Girls could use my fabric designs to make gifts for Stake leaders, Bishops, camp Secret Sisters or as a Value Project.

To make my finished pillow, I used my custom-designed pillow front fabric and a piece of a black fabric remnant for the back plus about 1/4 a yard of inexpensive (about $1 (US) per yard) blue tulle for the ruffle around the edge.  I also added some black beaded trim(about 3/4 of a yard) I got at the craft store. This quick project took me just over an hour to sew, stuff and sew closed. prints on high-quality fabrics which are washable and colorfast, just like the printed fabrics in the store. Plus, at, you can order fabrics in several types:  Kona cotton, quilting-weight cotton, cotton poplin, cotton voile, cotton silk, linen-cotton canvas, organic cotton interlock knit, organic cotton sateen, upholstery-weight cotton twill and silk crepe de chine.  Check out this page here for more information on fabric options.

Here’s how to order my Arise and Shine Forth Mini Pillow Fronts fabric:

  • Go to and search for “Arise and Shine Forth” in the search box OR
  • Visit my shop OR
  • Click here to go to the damask background pillow front fabric page OR
  • Click here to go to the striped background pillow front fabric page
  • Select the desired fabric you want the design printed on.  I used quilting cotton ($18/yard–16 pillow fronts per yard)
  • Calculate the yardage you will need and select the amount you need to order in the “sizes” area.
  • Once you’re sure about your order, click “Add to Cart.”
  • Complete your order.

Note:  One test swatch will give you one pillow front.

If you have any questions about fabrics, shipping times and prices or ordering, check out their help page here.  I’ve been impressed with their quality and customer service.

I am so excited to share this fun project with you!  If you decide to make something using my pillow fronts, please be sure to share your project in the comments!

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Arise and Shine Forth Program (Cover & Inside): Interactive .pdf for New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, etc.

Here’s another reader request: an Arise and Shine Forth program cover and inside for you!  I’ve created for you an interactive .pdf document which means you can add all your program information right in Adobe Reader!  And, all of your text will be in Euphorigenic, the font I’ve used for my logo.

Page one of the .pdf has a text field where you can enter the title of the meeting (New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, etc.) as well as your ward name.  The back features the 2012 Mutual Theme scripture.

Arise and Shine Forth Program (outside)

Page two of the .pdf (the inside of the program) has the chandelier logo as well as a text field where you can add the meeting title, your ward name and the date.  The second field is ready for you to add your speakers, prayers and other program information. Finally, I’ve added a third field inside the front cover where you can add announcements, song words or anything else you want!

Arise and Shine Forth Program (inside)

Once you’ve added your meeting details, print out page one.  Then, re-insert the paper in your printer and print out page two.  After you fold the printed programs, they’re ready to go!  So easy!

If you don’t have the FREE Adobe Reader program, download it from  I’ve also included high-quality .jpeg files of the inside and outside, so you can totally customize the program to fit your needs.

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Download my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth program .zip file here.

You will need to unzip it after downloading in order to use the files.

Remember, all of my files are for non-commercial, personal or Church use only!

DO NOT SHARE my files!  Send your friends here to download their own copies!

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Another Request, Another Arise and Shine Forth Printable for You: 1.55-ounce Candy Bar Wrapper

A wonderful reader asked for a candy-bar wrapper to fit the standard (1.55-ounce) Hershey’s Chocolate bar–and so I put one together for her.  I’m excited to share it with you, too!  This wrapper is perfect to give to your girls for New Beginnings, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or Christmas gifts, Young Women in Excellence, gift baskets or just because and fits the budget-friendly 1.55-ounce Hershey’s Bar.

The front features my Arise and Shine Forth chandelier logo and the back has the full 2012 Mutual theme as well as an “ingredients list,” a “nutrition facts” box and a “bar code” all enhanced with YW details, scriptures and values.

I’ve saved my files for you in a handy .pdf and as a high-quality .jpeg. I’d love to hear how you use these–just leave a comment!

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You can download my Arise and Shine Forth 1.55-ounce candy-bar wrapper here.

You will need to unzip the download before using it.

Please do not share my files! 

Send your friends here to my blog to download their own copies.

All downloads are for non-commercial personal or Church use only.

Oops: Arise and Shine Forth Calendars 1 February Fixed

A wonderful visitor to this blog pointed out a mistake on the February 2012 calendar–I left off February 29!  Oops!  I am so glad she let me know so I could fix this problem!  I’ve fixed February and the downloads are all updated.  In case you just want to download the corrected February files, you can get them here.  Thanks again!

Arise and Shine Forth: Gift/Handout Tags

Now that the holidays are over, I’m back designing and putting together more 2012 Mutual theme printables for you.  Today, I have some gift/handout tags.  I made these to attach to some crystals we’re giving our girls as favors at New Beginnings. I had them printed on high-quality photo paper at Costco and then cut them out, punched them and added an eyelet and blue ribbon.  In order to upload my tags to Costco, I saved two tags on a four-by-six-inch .jpeg document and uploaded it the same way as I would a regular four-by-six-inch photo.  That way, I get two tags for the very inexpensive price of one photo print.

If you upload my files to Costco, please don’t use their fast uploader–it really makes the print quality poor.  Go for the full-resolution option for best results.

Included in my download for you is the two-tag four-by-six-inch .jpeg, a .pdf with a full page of tags, and a .png file of two tags and a .png of a single tag.

Here are some ideas for using these 2012 Mutual tags:

  • Attach to a small crystal with a ribbon as a handout
  • Use them as gift tags for birthday gifts
  • Print and attach to the front of a birthday card
  • Laminate and give to the girls to put on their key-rings or hang in their rooms/cars
  • Tie a ribbon through the hole and glue a magnet on the back to create a Mutual-theme magnet
  • Slip inside a gift-card holder
  • Use on scrapbook pages/projects
  • String them on ribbon, strings or chain necklaces and use them as “dog-tags” for girls camp

I’d love to hear your additional ideas for these tags, so leave a comment below.

Download my Arise and Shine Forth Gift/Handout Tags here.

Note:  You will need to unzip the download before you can use the files.

Please don’t share these files!  I’d love it if you sent your friends here to download their own.

All files are for non-commercial home, personal or Church use only.

I hope you’re inspired to help your YW arise and shine!

Arise and Shine Forth: 2012 Calendars Part 1 (January, February, March and April)

I am so excited to post the first four months of my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth mutual theme calendars.  I promise to get the rest done soon, so check back here! Each month of my calendars has a unique background featuring a chandelier and damask-patterned calendar grid, and an inspiring scripture that reinforces this year’s theme. Just in case you missed my explanation of the chandelier and how it relates to the theme, check out this postI’ve saved the files in both .jpeg and .pdf format.  You will need to unzip the files after you download them.

These would be great for your Young Women class presidencies and leaders or to pass out to your girls each month–simply add activities, birthdays and other important information to my calendar pages and print, scan and/or copy.  Or, use them as a way to inspire girls to set goals for Personal Progress.  You might even want to create a calendar as a Christmas gift or New Beginnings favor for each girl!  You can slip them into page protectors and put them into inexpensive binders, bind them together using a Cerlox machine (at a copy store) or Zutter Bind-It-All.  Or, just copy and staple.  They print out beautifully in both black and white and color!  Whatever you use these calendars for, I hope they inspire you each month to “Arise and shine forth!”

***Note: I forgot t add an extra day in February for leap year.  I have fixed the error–so sorry–and the downloads are updated. ***

I have two downloads of these calendar pages for you.  One has full-page calendars, the other has an extra one-inch margin at the top of each page to allow for binding.  NOTE:  You can find download links to my Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 2 (May, June, July and August) and Part 3 (September, October, November and December) here.

You can download my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth January, February, March and April full-page calendar pages here.

Download the calendars with binding border here.

Please:  Don’t share my files with others.  Simply send them to this blog to download their own.

My calendar pages are for non-commercial personal, home or Church use.

Leave a comment here letting me know how you plan to use this calendar.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

Watch for the remaining months to appear here soon!

Arise and Shine Forth: New Beginnings Invite

Even though it is the middle of November, we’re planning our New Beginnings evening for the young women in our ward now because January will be here before we know it.  And this year, we’re using the 2012 Mutual theme, Arise and Shine Forth, as our inspiration. We plan on using a chandelier theme as I explained in this previous post and I’ve used my 2012 Mutual theme logos to create an elegant New Beginnings invitation, which I am providing for you to download.

To create your own invitations with my download is easy and inexpensive!  Here’s how:

1. Download and unzip the file.

2. Open up the .jpeg file in any photo-editing program like Photoshop Elements or Photoshop–use it like any photo file.

3.  Add your text to the invitation.  Make sure your text color is white so it will show up on the black background.  DO NOT put any text within 1/4-to-1/2-inch of the edges of the invitation.  Sometimes things get cut off when they’re printed.

4.  Save your file as a very high-quality .jpeg file.  If you don’t save it this way, it won’t print out very well.

5.  Upload the image to your favorite photo processor and have it printed as a 4-by-6-inch photo.  I love to use Shutterfly or Costco.  When uploading, make sure to turn off the “vivid pics” option.  Photo processors often give the photos they print a little color boost and this could change the color of your invite a bit.  I prefer making a test print–uploading the photo and ordering just one.  Then,  I pick up the print and if I am satisfied with the colors and look, I order more.

6. If you don’t want to upload your invite, you can save your file to a jump drive and take it in to your favorite photo-processing store or print your invites at home on your printer as well.  If you are printing at home, use photo paper and your highest-quality print setting for best results.

Some New Beginnings Ideas

After brainstorming a bit, our YW presidency came up with some great decorating ideas to use for our New Beginnings this year.

  • Glass vases of twigs painted white and hung with crystal Christmas tree ornaments tied with blue ribbons.  (I got mine at Tai Pan Trading in Sandy, Utah.)
  • Pale blue table cloths topped with white fabric or table cloths.
  • A large poster of this year’s 2012 Mutual theme logo (which I will post soon for you to download).  After New Beginnings, we’re going to hang it up in the YW room.
  • Large diamond-shaped crystals that dangle from blue ribbons as gifts for each girl.  These will also be hung from the branches in the vases and the girls will be encouraged to hang them in their cars, at their windows, etc.
  • Vanilla cupcakes topped with white frosting and edible glitter or clear sugar crystals.  Blue ribbons can be tied around each cupcake.

I’m sure you have amazing ideas as well!  Please feel free to leave your ideas and suggestions here in the comments!

I hope you enjoy this additional 2012 Mutual Theme project.  And watch this blog for more:  I’m making a 2012 calendar, poster, binder cover, program cover, candy bar wrapper and birthday card for you, too!

Download the 2012 Mutual Theme New Beginnings Invite here.

If you want to use the same font for your information that I used in my word art, you can get it for FREE here.

REMEMBER:  Please don’t share these files with your friends.  Simply direct them here to get their own downloads 🙂

Arise and Shine Forth: My Logos for the 2012 Mutual Theme

I promised I had some great things coming for the upcoming 2012 Mutual theme and this is just the beginning!  I was excited this fall when I found out what the theme for next year would be:

“Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5).

As I thought about this scripture, I kept coming back to the lights in the temple.  No, not the light of the temple, the actual lights IN the temple:  the gorgeous chandeliers everywhere.  I love them!  The combination of beautiful crystals and pure light radiating from the temple chandeliers permeates the sealing and Celestial rooms in this sacred place.  And, I think that in a way this scripture is beckoning us to be like one of those chandeliers:  shine forth!  Use the light of the Heavenly Father and the example of Jesus Christ to become a stand-out person in the nations of the world.

The chandelier metaphor can go even further in a few ways.  First, each individual crystal is important–a unique vessel for amplifying and brightening a room.  Similarly, each of us is a unique and important part of Heavenly Father’s work here on Earth.  And, although we may feel small and that our part is insignificant, we can still spread the light of Jesus Christ in our own ways.

Second, get a few prisms from a chandelier together and they can dramatically increase the light emitted from a single light bulb.  Add a ten or twenty more for an even greater effect.  The more we work together to amplify our own light, gifts and abilities, the more we as Saints shine for the world.

I hope you get the idea.  And, that’s why I put a chandelier on my logo designs this year.  I have created for you a pack of several different logo variations, in both .png and .jpeg formats.  I recommend you use the .png files whenever possible because they have transparent backgrounds (no white behind the words) and you can easily put them on any background you want.

You can download the .zip file of my logo designs here.

Please, remember not to share the files with others.  If you know someone who would like to use them, please direct them to this blog to download their own copy.  Thanks! 

Like these logos? Check back here often–I have created several 2012-themed items including a poster, New Beginnings invite, custom-printed fabric and more–and I will be posting them soon!  Enjoy!