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 Parts 2 and 3

Yes! I’ve finished Part 2 and Part 3 of my Arise and Shine Forth 2012 calendars!  You’ll find May, June, July and August in Part 2 and September, October, November and December in Part 3.  I’ve created all of the months in two formats:  full-page and for-binding.  The for-binding calendars have an additional border to allow for binding with a Cerlox, Bind-it-All or other method.  The full-page calendars are perfect for slipping into page protectors or stapling together.  I’ve saved all of my calendar pages in both .jpeg and .pdf formats and they will print out beautifully in color or black-and-white.

Find Part 1 (January, February, March and April) in this post here.

Leave me a comment to let me know how you plan to use these calendars.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

NOTE:  All of these files are zipped and you will need to unzip them for use.

Please, remember: DO NOT to share these files with your friends (or anyone else).  Simply send them to this blog to download their own.  Thanks!

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

Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 2

May, June, July and August

Download Here.

Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 2 (for binding)

May, June, July and August

Download Here.

Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 3

September, October, November and December

Download here.

Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 3 (for binding)

September, October, November and December

Download here.

Arise and Shine Forth: 2012 Candy Bar Wrapper–a great gift idea!

Here is another great Arise and Shine Forth download for you!  This time, it is a candy bar wrapper.  Simply print, trim and wrap this fun printable around a super-sized candy bar for a quick, easy and delicious birthday, Christmas or New Beginnings gift for your young women.  It is designed to fit 6.8-ounce Symphony bars.  I am also designing wrappers for the standard 1.55-ounce Hershey’s bar as well as for Hershey’s Miniatures.  Watch for later posts with these designs.  Enjoy!

You can download both .jpeg and .pdf files of my candy bar wrapper here.

As always, this download is for non-commercial, personal or Church use only!

Please don’t share my files with others.  Send them here to this blog to download their own copies.


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: Posters

I want to express my thanks to Melanie at for posting my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth word art and welcome all of you who found my blog from there as well as all of you who found me through Facebook.  Thanks for showing such kind interest in my work!

Here is the next in my series of Arise and Shine Forth designs:  Posters.  I’ve created them in four sizes:

8-by-10 inches:  For printing as binder cover sheets or to put in an 8-by-10-inch frame.

8-by-10.5 inches:  Also for binder covers and for printing on home printers, but not uploading as a photo.

11-by-17 inches:  Large enough for a table display.

16-by-20 inches:  The perfect size for putting on a floor easel.

They are all saved as high-quality .jpeg files and  ready-to-print.  Upload the 8-by-10, 11-by-17 and 16-by-20-inch posters to or another photo processor for inexpensive yet professional-looking posters.  When uploading to Costco, make sure you don’t use their fast upload option–you will have a really poor-quality result–go with the full-resolution option instead.  You’ll love the quality of a photo print.  I do!

If you like these posters, but want them in a different color, I’ve also got them in pink, green and yellow–check out this post to download them.

I have also saved the 8-by-10.5-inch poster as a .pdf file–perfect for printing on your home computer.  For best results, I always recommend using photo paper and your printer’s highest-quality setting when printing at home.

You can download the original blue poster files here.

You will need to unzip them before you can use them.

As always, please don’t share these files with your friends. 

Send them to this blog to download their own.

These designs are for non-commercial, personal or Church only.

Thanks again for all of your kind support!  Enjoy!

P.S.  More great designs are coming!

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 🙂

In the Beginning….YW We Believe Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

Welcome to my new blog, Hang a Ribbon on the Moon!  I’m thrilled to finally have my own place for sharing my designs, printables and ideas with you.  And although the construction on this site is not complete, I couldn’t wait to share a free printable with you!

My first project is something I made for our ward YW presidency as a birthday gift for our girls.  It is a We Believe candy bar wrapper designed around the 2011 theme and sized to fit the large, king-sized Symphony bars.  It might be too late for you to use it as a birthday gift for the girls you teach, however, it would make a perfect Christmas gift!

Note:  I had a spelling error on this candy bar wrapper.  It has been fixed in the download now.

The front features the words We Believe with a background of keywords from the Thirteenth Article of Faith in subway-art style.  The back is my favorite part!  Take a look:

In addition to the text of the Thirteenth Article of Faith, the back of the wrapper features an ingredients list with scriptures about the worth of a young woman.  The YW Nutrition Facts is full of Personal Progress values and the bar code says “Stand as a Witness 24 7 365.”

I hope you enjoy this free printable project!  Download both .jpeg and .pdf files here.  Note: Before you can use the files, you will need to unzip the download.

P.S.  If you want to share this project with your friends, please send them here to my blog to download their own personal copy and don’t just give them copies of the files.  Thanks!

I have some more great projects for the upcoming 2012 YW/YM theme coming soon, so check back!  You’re going to love them!