Saturday, July 13, 2013

All Star Party - Doodlebug Design Party Ensembles

Designer Note: I just love doing party ensembles! One thing that always draws me to Doodlebug Design products is that EVERYTHING is coordinated - from the darling papers and embellishments - to the bakers twine and stickers. This makes making a party ensemble a no brainer! I decided to focus on doing a cute party that would be perfect for that little (or big) boy in your life. I call this an "All Star" party and decided to focus on all the star motifs in the Stars and Stripes line.

 In my ensemble you will find a centerpiece with banners and ribbon medals on paper straws. These were all cut using my Silhouette Cameo:
3 Circles

Next is this awesome cupcake holder that I like to call a cupcake "throne". This was done with my Scor-pal.

Next up is a fun and festive little party hat with some tissue paper fringe, and a bakers twine string that goes around the neck to hold it on. This was made on the Silhouette Cameo.
Party Hat

You can't have a party with out the invitations! This slide out invitation was also cut out on the Silhouette Cameo.
3 invitation card kit

And finally, send your party guests home with a little treat holder to say thank you for coming! These were made with my Scor-pal tool.

Here is the whole set all laid out. This would be great for a sport theme party or any other type of festivity that you want to show that special boy in your life that you think the are an "All Star"! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Scor-pal and Clearsnap

Hi there! Tya here with my take on the swap that we got to participate in with Clearsnap. I have always loved the rich, vibrant inks and mists that Clearsnap has so I was very happy to be able to use some of their amazing products on my project. Here is what I did:
This is my take on a 2-4-6-8 box. It is the same general technique, but I wanted a taller and wider box,so I changed the dimensions up a little bit to make this tall, open topped box that I used to give a gift of some yummy Bath and Body Works Body Spray. The box fit perfect. I also love using my stamps to make my own customized tissue paper, so I used a flower stamp and the beautiful Mixed Media Ink Chox to make the fun flowered tissue paper. Here is what I used and how to make one of your own:

9x12 inch white cardstock
(4) 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 pattern paper (My Minds Eye Kate&Co.)
cut out sheet of journaling spots and card sentiments and stickers from Kate and Co. line as well for tag
(2) 1 1/2 x 12 inch teal cardstock
border punch
pop dots
Stamp by Judikins - Mod Mum
1 sheet of white tissue paper
Various embellishments, bakers twine, ribbon, pin and jewels

Step 1- On the 9 inch side of the 9x12 inch white cardstock, score the paper at 2 inches.
 Step 2 - Score on the 12 inch side of the cardstock at 2 1/2, 5 , 7 1/2, and 10 inches. Trim away the bottom right section as shown.
 Step 3- Snip the bottom sections up to the bottom scored line as shown:
 Step 4- Fold all the scored lines:
 Step 5- Add Scor Tape to the far right panel and to 3 of the bottom panels as shown:
 Step 6- Glue the box together:
 Step 7- Decorate the outside panels of the box using the (4) 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 pattern papers. Take the (2) 1/12 x 12 inch teal cardstock strips and punch a border using a border punch. Score these papers at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 and 10 inches just like the panels for the box. Add these to the top and bottom edges of the box.
 To make the tag, use one of the journaling spots , stickers and various embellishments. Add the tag to the front of the box using pop dots.
 To make the tissue paper, I simply stamped a flower stamp with the Chox and then used the Smooch Spritz as well for some added fun :)

Thank you for letting me share my project with you and thanks to Clearsnap for designing such fun products for us to use! It was a lot of fun!