Friday, February 24, 2012
Stampin' Addicts 3rd Anniversary Party Blog Hop
Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 3rd Anniversary Party Blog Hop. To celebrate this anniversary all of the Stamping Artists on this hop have created projects that center around party themes, for a total of 11 stops on this tour! The Blog List and order can be viewed at Stampin' Addicts.
If you've been following the hop you might have arrived from Lisa's blog Add Ink and Stamp, where she is planning a Bridal Shower, and if you are starting here, just keep following the links and you'll make it back there!
Around here we are in the beginning stages of planning a Bridal Shower too, and what kind of Bridal Shower would I be hosting if it wasn't a Wine Tasting Party? Today I am sharing three projects for this party with you. All parties start with an invitation:
For this invite I used the Ornate Blossom from the Friends Never Fade inked with Island Indigo and stamped onto a 5x7 piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. My Stamp-A-Ma-Jig helped me to line those babies up perfectly! Then I layered the printed invitation (trimmed down to a 3x5 size) onto two strips of Island Indigo Card Stock that I cut using the Adorning Accents Edgelits and assembled the card. I finished the whole thing off with a bit of 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.
Next up is my bottle of wine. Of course our wines will need coordinating labels, and while I normally wrap my card stock all the way around a bottle of wine when I am embellishing, for this party it seems fitting that guests would want to be able to read the label at some point. I created my label with more Very Vanilla and Island Indigo Card Stock. I wanted to keep the front simple and elegant. I really love the ornate swirl that is found on the Tea for Two stamp in my Tea Shoppe set, but since this isn't a Tea Party I used my Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker to color the part of that stamp I really wanted to use, and stamped it twice on the label. I used my Large Oval Punch to punch out my Chardonnay Label and layered it on top of a Scallop Oval that I punched from more Island Indigo Card Stock. I finished this label off with a couple of Basic Pearls.
My favorite project out of the entire bunch are these little Blossom Punch Card Holders! I think for the actual party I will put information about the wine and vineyard of these little cards before putting them onto the tables. I have a vision of white fairy lights on a warm Summer evening lighting up a tent draped with tulle. Each variety of wine could be on it's own high top table with these adorable little blossoms scattered around. Aren't you ready for a Summer Cocktail Party now?
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired to create something fabulous for your own party! The next stop on our tour today is Holly's Rubber Redneck she's going to be bidding someone a Bon Voyage!