I am so excited to be starting a new series called Party Hacks, where we show you some simple and easy tricks you can do to make any occasion more exciting. This month we have a fun patriotic-inspired drink for the 4th of July: Red, White, & Blue Colorblock Drink.
This recipe is actually really simple and looks so fun for a Summer barbecue party!
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE COLORBLOCK DRINK
- Cranberry Juice (We used both Cranberry Apple and Cranberry Raspberry and loved them)
- Blue Sugar-free Sports Drink
- Coconut Drink
- White Sports Drink
First, we pour in the Cranberry into a fun, tall glass. Pour until you reach 1/4 of the glass, then carefully add ice until the top of the glass. The ice will make the Cranberry layer rise, so don't add too much!
Next, we mixed 1/2 coconut drink and 1/2 white sports drink. We did this because the coconut adds that rich opaque white color and the white sports drink makes it smooth and so that the layers blend well together. It works perfectly! Once the two white drinks are mixed well, pour the mixture very slowly over the top of the ice. If you go to quickly the drink layers will blend. Pour until you reach
Then add the blue sports drink by pouring slowly again over the ice.
Last, be sure to add a fun drink stirrer, like we did here! That's it! It is pretty simple and makes a huge impact. I hope you love it!
Click below to watch the video
The National Stationery Show is a tradeshow for professionals in New York City each May and features some of the best and most unique paper goods around. We are finally getting around to showing off a little recap of what happened there and our beautiful booth display. I really love how everything turned out this year. Let's just say that paper flowers are my favorite and this year we even added some pretty cute marble balloons! You can shop our marble balloon collection here!
This year's booth showed off so many new products and it was exciting to see how much people loved it.
Check out some of our new products here:
Who doesn't love Eames table and chairs? It's the perfect place to sit and talk with clients during the busy show.
Also, have I mentioned I love New York? In the spring it is always rainy but I think the moodiness makes things even prettier!
Alexis Mattox Design specializes in stationery, party and wedding products with a specific emphasis on laser cut greeting cards and cake toppers. We create celebratory products and are looking for a passionate, skilled person to join our team. AMD is a family-operated small business producing quality goods, made in America.
Starting hourly rate $16-22 depending on qualifications and experience
-Bachelor Degree in graphic design or a fine art field-BFA preferred
-2+ years experience
-Proficient in Adobe Illustrator (you know those shortcuts, right?)
-Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
-Experience with digital drawing tablets a plus
-DSLR photography skills and Adobe Lightroom a plus
-Strong Illustrative Abilities
-Strong Ideation and sketching skills
-Ideal candidates will have experience or skills in the following areas: Typography, calligraphy or hand-lettering, knowledge of current trends, love social media, and enjoy creative problem solving.
-Attention to detail
-Organized and able to switch between projects easily
-Motivated and able to work independently
-Participate in bi-weekly critiques -- giving and receiving constructive criticism
-Enjoys problem solving and creative thinking
-Send your resume and portfolio of work to info@AlexisMattoxDesign.com
Happy December! December is typically filled with at least a couple of movie nights of ELF at our house. I thought I'd make a little Christmas decor/ motivational poster for my desk!
So we have made a little free download for you too!
My desk is also never this clean so I felt like this moment should be documented as well. It is usually covered with papers and samples and, frequently, like a million cheerios!
Click the image below to copy the high resolution image. It is formatted to an 8.5 x 11 inch paper so you can just print it on your home printer and cut it down to size.