Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Third Anniversary Party Blog Hop! This hop we're celebrating several different types of parties. I hope you find something inspiring to enliven your next soireé. Our blog hop lasts from noon on Friday until noon on Sunday. Should you get lost or want to see a list of participants, here is a link to the Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts.
If you are hopping in order, I hope you enjoyed Holly's handsome Bon Voyage creations on her Rubber Redneck blog.
My party is a Hostess Appreciation Tea which is actually on my schedule for June. I can't wait to make the Creativity Journals with my sweet guests. We'll have hot teas, scones and quiche with a few other treats too. I enjoy this event so much each year, and I think the Journals will add to our fun.
The first little project is this Fancy Favor Box with the script paper from Attic Boutique adhered behind the front and also on the inside back. I cut a hole with one of the Labels Framelits so that when I decide what buttons, brads and/or ribbon to include as their gift (likely something from the new catalog), it will be displayed. I typically update their SU! color rings with the new In Colors (and provide them to new members), so I will definitely include the new 2012-2014 colors. I saw the rolled paper roses on Pinterest, but I apologize that since the poster had not linked to the original post, but to flickr instead (which when clicked shows pictures of postage stamps on flickr) I don't know "from whence they came :). I think my guests will love how easy they are! The Pool Party and So Saffron mimic the roses on the designer series paper though I used River Rock for my leaves and just sponged them in Soft Suede. I added some dazzling details glitter glue to the edges for shine.
I will offer my guests the option to choose their own designer series paper for their Art Journal of course, but I chose mine :). I used more of the Attic Boutique and added a piece from the Pocketful of Posies designer series paper. I cut a piece of thin chipboard with the Label Framelit and adhered the dsp which though it isn't the same color, blends nicely. Then, I sponged it in Crumb Cake and put another Label in Crumb Cake (with embossed polka dots and edged with Dazzling Details) under the R initial from the Timeless Type Alphabet. I went old school on the ribbon because I love these colors and couldn't help but put a ton on it.
I hope to inspire my guests to use the challenges we received at Leadership to get creative and have fun.
Next is the invitation for which I used MOJO228 for the sketch. The tea cup was stamped on the dsp as well and cut out...not sure the leaves are visible in the photograph though.
I worried that it was little silly to waste a card for my invites, so I made the information just slip under the band. My guests can reuse the simple card for a future birthday this way. (The rolled roses are much too thick to mail however.)
I'll have several things ready WAY ahead of time this year due to the hop, and that's a good feeling! Now let's continue to Betty's Kitty Stamp blog where she has Easter all wrapped up (bunnies too!) . Such a pretty cross she made!