Saturday, August 11, 2012

CSS Party Hop!

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 different take on the new Party Elements: Celebration set. I created a summery pool party ensemble including a coordinating invitation, treat, and party favor.

I made the invitation using CSS’s Mini-Trifold die. The tri-fold base is cut from blue cardstock. I used some chevron patterned paper to fashion a faux belly band for the card. Some of the sentiments from the Party Elements: Celebration set are stamped on the fancy label die cut (part of the Mini-Trifold die set).

 When the invitation’s opened, it reveals all the event information inside. I stamped one of the date/place/time images from the Party Elements: Celebration set along with its sunscreen and sunglasses reminder—isn’t that perfect for a summer party?—on a yellow panel so that it would show up nicely against the blue background. The top and bottom panels are lined with the same patterned paper as I used on the front.

For the favor, I found a pair of sunglasses that was a perfect fit for the Party Favor 4 box. I die cut the box bottom from blue cardstock, then made a wraparound sleeve for it from acetate. The sleeve’s wrapped with some of the same patterned paper I used on the invitation. I stamped the “thank you for coming” sentiment from the Favor Flags set on a yellow Favor Flag die cut piece and added that to the acetate sleeve, anchoring it with a twine-tied button.

The treat is some gummi fish in one of CSS’s clear treat bags. I used the Toppers die and the same patterned paper (again!) to make a coordinating top. I paired it with the “best fishes” sentiment from the Beach Bum stamp set, stamped on a Favor Flag die cut.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CSS team has created for the party hop. Here’s where to find them:

Lori Tecler-you’re here!
Jaclyn Miller
Kim Duran
Tracy Schultz
Dana Grothaus
Laurie Willison
Jennifer Rzasa
Stephany Zerbe
Elena Roussakis
Amber Kemp-Gerstel
Laura Bassen
Denise January
Suzanne Dahlberg
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Materials Used:
Party Elements: Celebration, Favor Flags, and Beach Bum stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Simply Blue-tiful, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Favor Flags, Party Favor 4, Toppers, and Mini-Trifold dies, Simply Blue-tiful button, clear treat bag, Divine Twine yellow baker's twine, Simple Adhesive (Clear and Simple Stamps); Neopolitan Bean Bisque-Balsamic Vinegar designer paper (Jillibean Soup); acetate


  1. Lori this is adorable! I love the bright colors! And that box is such a fun idea!!

  2. LOVE the invite inside the trifold die - and the sunglasses in the party favor 4 box is genius!

  3. I just adore your project! Fabulous!

  4. So fun! Love the little fish especially.


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