Friday, March 20, 2009

Perfect Party Class Projects

Good morning! I hope you've had a great week! Sorry I didn't post yesterday - but I was busy working on all the projects I'm showing you today! :D
Last night was our PERFECT PARTY CLASS; we did an invitation, a gift card holder card, a table favor, a placecard favor, and a thank-you note. I used three colors - Pink Passion, Basic Black, and Whisper White - and polka dots as my theme. :)
The invitation is the Top Note pink card in the back. It's a pivot card, done with a Build-a-Brad of a cupcake. I love those little brads; they're a LOT of fun to use!! We used circle punches to create all the circles, starting with a 3/4" punch to take the center out, and working with the 1", 1-1/4", and 1-3/8" circle punches to go up in sizes. We covered a card-front sized piece of Pink Passion with the circles we wanted, then cut out the Top Note with the Big Shot. (YES, it's BACK with a vengeance for this class - four of the five projects use it!!! :D)
Then we cut a Whisper White and a Basic Black Top Note diecut, and trimmed down the Whisper White to fit onto the Basic Black mat, and stamped the Whisper White with the "you're invited" and invitation info stamps from HUGS & WISHES. Then we punched a hole for the brad to go through; when you pivot the card open around the brad, you can read the information for the party.
The next card we did was the gift card holder card - it's the Pink Passion scallop diecut card. We diecut the card and a Whisper White scallop circle; you only need a half a circle for the card. We rolled both the half-circle and the card front with the Stampin' Around Jumbo SPOT ON wheel in black, and adhered the half-circle on a diagonal on the inside of the card - JUST on the scallops, to create a pocket.
We used CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES for the front cupcake image and for the message on the inside; they're both embossed with black embossing powder, and then we colored the cupcake in with Stampin' Write Markers. We also used the ticket corner punch on the image and its mat before putting them on the front of the card.
The box with the "chain" around it is also made with the Big Shot - I just LOVE that die!!! It makes things like table favors SO easy!!! On the top of the box - which you can't see :) - there's a balloon and "just for you" from SOCK MONKEY black embossed on Gable Green; the balloon is punched out with the 1-3/8" circle punch and matted onto a Whisper White scallop circle punch. The "just for you" is punched out with the word window punch.
Next was the placecard favor; I made a template from Andrea Walford's site; she's an incredibly gifted stamper!!! I did mine with the piece of designer series paper you see above; it's from the Level 1 Hostess Paper Pack, and there were only two pieces of the POLKA DOT DSP, so I let the girls have those. :) It's fairly complicated to explain, easy to do once you get it figured out. :D We tied the ends with the organdy ribbon - the same one that was on the FRIENDS card earlier this week. We wrote our names with Stampin' Up!®'s WONDERFUL gel pen, and punched it out with the word window punch. It's simply adhered to the top!
The last project was the thank-you card; it's the black Top Note card with the Whisper White and Pink Passion circles on it. The "thank you" in a frame is from CUTE & CURLY, the stamp set that's bundled with the curly label punch. It's embossed in white on Basic Black card stock. We cut OUT the middle of the frame with SU!'s craft knife, and cut dimensional pieces to put on the back. Inside, the flower and "thanks so much" from THREE LITTLE WORDS are embossed in white, too.
The hardest part of this class? Punching and punching and PUNCHING out circles! :D It was a lot of fun, and the girls worked diligently! :)
So, that brings us to another weekend! :) I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend, full of fun and friends and family!!!!! Get rested and rejuvenated, and you'll find that STAMPING is a great way to do that, too! :) BE BLESSED!!!

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