Saturday, April 13, 2013

Party Time with Clear and Simple Stamps

The Clear and Simple Stamps team is capping off our Release in Review week with today’s party hop. Each designer will be sharing a party ensemble created with products from our current Favorites release. I created a springtime flower themed birthday party ensemble including an invitation, some treats, and a party favor.

Here’s the invitation. I kept it super simple, using text from the Rag Doll Chloe: Banner set for the header and the date/time/place/RSVP block from the Party Elements: Baby set to fill it in. I used Paint the Town Pink for a feminine, spring look. The text is accented with a flower made with the new Build-a-Flower stamp set and the coordinating dies.  A twine-threaded button at the center gives the flower a little more dimension.

No party’s complete without treats and I put together some sweet flower themed ones in no time at all. I found these silicone flower pot baking cups at the store (you can find a similar set here) and used them to make dirt cakes—chocolate cupcakes, topped with chocolate frosting and a gummi worm. I added a flower topper to a green toothpick, made again with the Build-a-Flower stamps and dies.

To go with the cupcakes, I made pink lemonade in glass milk-style bottles (mine are actually re-used Starbucks Frappuccino bottles!). I added a fun dotted paper straw with a flower topper.  The straw's stuck right through the center of the flower to pretty the drink up.

And, to wrap up the party, I created a flower themed favor. It’s a grow your own flower kit, contained in one of CSS’s new burlap bags. To dress it up, I die cut a flower and leaves using the Build-a-Flower dies. I used a real button for the flower’s center, stitched on securely with CSS’s new natural cotton twine. The assembled flower is adhered to the bag with some fabric glue. When you’re gluing the flower to the bag, make sure to put a piece of cardstock inside the bag to keep the glue from reaching the back of the bag. I filled the bag with a tiny shovel (found at the dollar spot at Target) and some seed packets.

The party doesn't stop here!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the CSS team has created for today's party hop. Here’s where to find them:

Audrey Tokach
Kim Duran
Laura Bassen

Tracy Schultz

Lori Tecler-you're here!
Elena Roussakis

Jennifer Rzasa

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Materials Used:
Build-a-Flower, Party Elements: Baby, and Rag Doll Chloe: Banner stamp sets, Paint the Town Pink and In the Limelight inks, Paint the Town Pink, In the Limelight, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Build-a-Flower dies, Paint the Town Pink buttons, natural cotton twine, Divine Twine green baker's twine, pink and green felt, burlap bag (Clear and Simple Stamps); foam tape

1 comment:

  1. I love the build-a-flower as a straw topper. What a cute idea!


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