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!

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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! I have a friend doing a wine party for her birthday. I think we will case all your ideas. They are perfect for so many occasions!

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  2. Fabulous projects Katherine! Love the flower used as a card holder. Great idea! Looks like it will be a fun party!

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  3. Simple and elegant! The geometric pattern on the card is so eye-catching. The whole event sounds just lovely!

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  4. What fun to have a wine tasting bridal shower! I love the colors you used and those flowers are both beautiful AND a great idea!

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  5. Oh I so wish I could see colors right now. (my monitor is going out). Everything is so elegant, and I can just imagine all the tea lights. I love the invitation! I have the large ornate blossom, but haven't used it. I really like the small one. I may have to see if that's available in MDS. Love the hang tags on the bottle. I'm not much of a wine person, but I imagine those who are will appreciate being able to see the label. Even without colors being right everything is so lovely and elegant, and I can just imagine all those flowers strewn everywhere. Great job!

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  6. Love the flowers! Very clever to think of that! This looks so elegant and I can totally picture the summer night with the twinkling lights! Sounds absolutely lovely!

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  7. Darling projects, Katherine. That is such a cute idea to use the flowers as place card holders.

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  8. Lovely colors Katherine!! The wine bottle label is so neat and crisp, and the flower card holders are such a fabulous idea! Perfect for dinner parties with assigned seats too! Lovely work!!!

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  9. What perfect projects for an elegant wine tasting. The clean lines and crisp colors are outstanding!

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  10. Beautiful projects!! I love everything you did and the place cards way cool idea!! Love your colors too!

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  11. Great projects! Love it all! I will definitely be keeping this in mind for the future! So chic and elegant!

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  12. Looks like a great plan! Lovely. The placecards are so very pretty.

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  13. Very elegant! That invitation is gorgeous!

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  14. Love the placecard holders and really everything. Gorgeous work.

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  15. Pretty color combos and layouts - love the placeholders and wine tags!

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  16. Awesome projects! Love the placeholders, especially!

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  17. Wow Katherine!! I love the elegance of your designs, and of the stamps that you chose. Fantastic!

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