Sunday, August 5, 2012

Release in Review: Happy Hour

Today is the start of the Clear and Simple Stamps Collection 4 Release in Review.  Each day this week, CSS designers will share new projects with the stamp sets and coordinating dies from last month's release.  We'll wrap things up on Saturday with a fun party hop. Today, we're showing off the By the Glass grouping.

Let's  start off with a festive happy hour invitation using the By the Glass Too set.  I went with a summery turquoise, green, and orange color combination for the card.  The invitation features one of the set's glass images, colored with Copic markers and cut out, then added to a cardfront dressed up with a trendy chevron pattern.  The chevron image is from the Designer Lines set--a super versatile background set.  I stamped it in green to coordinate with the color of the drink.

The "join us for happy hour" sentiment from the By the Glass Sentiments set is stamped next to the glass.  For a little sparkle, I added a piece of a clear crystal flourish coming out from the top of the glass and put a little glitter "sugar" along the rim of the glass. 

No party's complete without treats and a favor, so I whipped up some of those, too.  With the help of a mini martini glass (found at Pier 1) and some mini drink mixers (from Target), they came together in no time at all.

I filled the mini martini glass with some candies in colors matching the invitation, then added a stamped Favor Flags die cut piece attached to a toothpick.  For the favor, I used the Party Favor 3 die to make a turquoise cardstock box for a pair of the drink mixers.  The box is dressed up with the same chevron pattern and colors as I used for the card.  The handle's just a narrow cardstock strip, secured through the slits in the side of the box with silver brads.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CSS team has created using the By the Glass sets.  Here's where you can find them:
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Jennifer Rzasa
Amber Kemp-Gerstel
Suzanne Dahlberg (Collection 4 guest designer)
CSS Blog

And, for more inspiration, stop by the CSS iPhone/iTouch app.  A new project, exclusive to the app, is posted daily.  I have another card using a set from the By the Glass collection featured there today.  You can get all the info on downloading the app here.

Materials Used:
By the Glass Too, By the Glass Sentiments, Favor Flags, Favor Flags Fillers and Designer Lines stamp sets, Green with Envy, Party Teal Dawn, and Basic Black inks, Simply Blue-tiful, Green with Envy, and Creamsicle Cardigan cardstock, Party Favor 3 and Favor Flags dies, Copic markers—YG0000, YG00, YG01, BG0000 (Clear and Simple Stamps); silver brads, clear crystal flourish (Recollections); Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!); foam tape


  1. Great Lori...I really love the flourish and sugar!!

  2. Super fun ensemble. The SUGAR rim is a nice touch. Love that!

  3. Lori, this is absolutely adorable!! I love the martini - so cute!!! And the colors are so bold. Great project.

  4. Love what you have done! This set you created is so awesome, love the colors you chose.


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