Saturday, June 24, 2017

Treats, For You!


Welcome back to see what's next up at the PARTY!  Every party needs some treats to take home, so here's a couple of ideas in these next two posts!

This is one of our 2"x2" square clear plastic boxes!  It seriously couldn't be any easier!  Cut a strip of dsp to just a tiny bit less that 2"x8".  You insert it into the box and start folding it as you reach each corner and it basically stays on its own!  I did not overlap any corners or use any adhesive!  The little For You comes from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits as well - just cut that out and pop it on!
Okay so I did go a little overboard by adding the White Bakers Twine pom pom.  But it was fun to wrap the twine and then cut to create a cute little fuzzball!!!  Maybe not so cute if I was making 20 of them!!
But as you can see I did wrap the box with the Old Olive 1/4" Stitched Edge ribbon and tied it off with a bow - surely that would suffice without the pom pom!

Check back for another cute and simple treat idea tomorrow!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray, You're Invited!


Welcome to the PARTY and what's more important than an adorable invitation to join the party!

I used the birthday package side of the polka dot paper along with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit to make the "envelope" for the invite.  A Hip Hip Hooray stamped on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the framelit and tied off with some of the same Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon.

The front of the invitation is shown.  I cut these out with the Lots of Labels framelits and this is the largest of the set.  Stamped the Bakers Man in the corner and watercolored him in with the Watercolor Pencils.  Up and off to the side I inked the greeting "who's having a birthday" with our Stampin Write Markers and then stamped it directly onto the invite.  To add some dimension, I stamped the Surprise greeting on a separate piece, started by inking the whole image in Sweet Sugarplum and then the lower half of the image in the Rich Razzleberry ink pad to create my own ombre effect!  Breathe on the stamp once you've inked the second color to remoisten the ink before actually stamping onto the paper.  This piece was cut using one of the Project Life Cards & Tags (i think!) framelit sets and layered up at an angle and popped with dimensionals!  For the finishing touch and to assist in pulling the invitation out of the pocket, I used a hand held hole punch and then threaded the Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Edge ribbon through it and then tied that off with a little Old Olive Bakers twine!

On the back side you could print the important party details, "who, what, where & when..."

Hope you liked it!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's a PARTY, welcome banner!


Today I'll share with you the start of the Birthday Memories Product Suite Class idea that I put together for the April, On Stage event in San Diego.  As part of the Global Events Council our presentation outline was designed to include a business strategy featuring the product suite that we were assigned.  Basically to share an idea of how I would or other demonstrators could incorporate this into their business.

So I think what will make sense is to share the samples that I designed first and then to share the business strategy afterwards, if you are interested!  I know we are all here for the pretty things, but if you are a demonstrator you can put the cuteness and usefulness to work for you and treat your guests to a great stamping experience as well!

So ... Birthday Memories ... it seemed to me like a birthday party was a perfect idea!  So I planned out several projects and by the end you'll see you have the basics of everything you'll need!

So let's Party!  This banner can be used on the door to welcome your guests and let them know they're at the right house!  It could also be used as a center piece at a table - just attach paper straws to the pinwheels on the end and then insert into decorative glass jars, floral vases or even with skewers inside the paper straws right into the birthday cake itself!

I used the polka dots and stripes sides of the designer series paper (dsp) and just alternated by 2" x 6" strips.  I created the flag tails with the Triple Banner Punch, and used the hand-held punch to punch holes in the corners of the top edge to thread the Pacific Point new ribbon through!  I chose to thread it so the ribbon showed on the top of the banner strip (vs if you threaded it the other way it would have been behind the paper).  I used separate pieces of the ribbon to tie on bows at each end.

I used the Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper to cut out my PARTY! with the Large Alphabet Framelits - super easy if you peel off the light backing layer behind the glimmer paper.  It's almost as thin as a small layer of film, it just sort of peels off.  Then I punched some balloons as I was only sent a small sampling of the Honeycomb Crepe Balloon shapes to work with.  You could easily order those and include them as part of the class fee and then your balloons could be 1 of each color on each end and be puffy and add another layer of texture and fabulousness!!

The pinwheels are so simple, you can just cut a piece of dsp into a square, use a push pin to pierce the center of the square and then you cut from each corner towards the center stopping with 1/4-1/2".  Pierce the same corner of each of the four corners and then you insert a brad or something similar and bring one corner up to the center at a time, working your way around the pinwheel until all four corners are attached to the brad!  Super simple, google it and you can find very easy to follow tutorials.

The balloons can be cut using the Birthday Memories framelits or with the balloon punch.  I used white bakers twine, kind of curling it by pulling it against the edge of my bone folder.  Used a separate smaller piece to tie the loose balloon strings together and just let the extra tails hang down.  Use LOTS of DIMENSIONALS on this banner!  It really gives it some POP and Glimmer and it's super cute and really not that hard at all!

Hope you enjoyed the PARTY banner!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I like you, Oh So Eclectic

Taking a little break from the Birthday Memories Product Suite to show you a swap that I'm currently working on. It features a new bundle in the catalog, OH SO ECLECTIC stamp set, framelits and coordinating dsp too!!  I've also showcased a couple of new punches and the new polka dot embossing folder as well!  

I hope you like it!  Can't wait to see what I get back as well!  The silver metallic thread added the final detail along with some rhinestones ... but I sure wish I knew how to do that step a little faster!

Thanks for stopping by and sorry I got a little behind with posts!  Had a few DR appointments and such.  Hope you enjoy today's share and I'll be back with more!

Thanks again, 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Birthday Cake & Balloons Anyone?

Hello again!

Happy HUMP dayyyyyyyy!  Here is a little something that everyone loves!  Birthday cake!!  This card features a really fun side of the pattern paper and then I stamped, colored and pop in a bitrhday cake, birthday greetings and a balloon!  Yep, a whole lot of Wink of Stella!  Can you tell yet that I love the shimmer it adds, and it was on my table the whole time I was creating I guess!!

Well I hope you are all having a great week! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this Birthday Memories Product Suite!  I still have the projects that I presented as a class idea to share with you too!!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Baker's Man Birthday Greetings


While I was making my samples I really tried to focus and create a display that showcased all of the pieces of the stamp set as well as all of the different sides of the dsp.  In honesty, this paper was a bit of a struggle in the beginning but everyone except for me loves chocolate cake, so I figured chocolate cake would tie into the browns of the back ground.  The cake and baker guy were cut out with the framelits, super easy.  I water colored with the pencils and aqua painter.  And it is so hard to get it to show up, but yes there is Wink of Stella all over that yummy icing!!

Hope you have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hope ... keep the faith and stay positive!


Happy Monday to all of you - I know it's late but I had a lot going on today and the best news is that I was cleared to travel to Thailand for the upcoming Stampin' Up! incentive trip in July!  YAY!  Super excited as it's the first time since October that I have actually healed without a complication and completed a 6 week post operative recovery period!

Anyway, I know you came here for more cute stuff so here ya go!

How fitting is today's sample to share with you - it features the fiesty poodle from the Birthday Delivers stamp set along with the banner - then I paired it up with th Sunshine Wishes thinlits for the hearts and the hope greeting!  Layered up with some of the basics like Layering Circles framelits too!  Simple and it was the perfect message for Hope and keeping a positive attitude back in March when I was struggling with a set back.

I hope you enjoy it!