Thursday, July 5, 2012

Popcorn! Popcorn!

I saw the cutest popcorn popper on Pinterest, and was inspired to make this gift container.  This popcorn cart turned out pretty big ( 11" h x 8"w x 7"d) - so, I was popping corn all afternoon!

I made paper rosettes for my wheels as well as my central decoration.  I used JustRite Stampers Cling Classic Lace Edges Two to stamp and emboss my scalloped border.

There are so many fun things arriving at Scrap-Mart everyday, so get your shopping list ready!

DCWV - Carnival Stack
WorldWin Papers  Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon
Wow Embossing Powder - Suzy West Bubblegum

JustRite Friday Challenges: Stars and Stripes

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wishing Well

I am so blessed to have the best sister in the world! I found this picture of us sitting on a Wishing Well, when we were little, and decided it was time to be scrapped!

I added the Houndstooth embossing using  a Crafter's Workshop Stencil.  I sprinkled Wow Suzy West Earthtone Paprika over most of the circle, and finished up the rest with the Earthtone Honey.  Then I added just a little Sierra Sunrise across the whole thing to give it a little glimmer.

I made a dimensional Wishing Well to embellish my page.  I stamped the bricks and embossed them with Wow Opaque Bright White.  I further embellished it with die cut flowers and vines.  The bottom of the well is open to accomodate an envelope, that stores my hidden journaling.

DCWV Playtime Stack

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

May Arts Ribbon: Satin/Grosgrain Double Band
Crafter's Workshop Template
Penny Black Stamp: Brick Wall
American Crafts Thickers
Want2Scrap Pearls

Once Upon a Sketch: Sketch/Friends

Monday, July 2, 2012

It's a Party!

This weekend was my sister's birthday, and I just wanted to invite you to join me for a little peek into the party decor I created.

This is a collage photo to give you a better feel for the whole party atmosphere. I used DCWV's Lemon Flower Stack, and repeating elements (Judy's Blooms) to create continuity throughout my decor.

Every party has to start with an invitation.  I used flowers created with Cheery Lynn Designs Judy's Blooms. My sentiment layer is framed with the French Lattice Large. Behind that layer is the Oval Doliy Stacker One.  A scalloped border was added along the bottom patterned paper panel using the Tiffany Border.

For my cupcake tower, I created pennant flags for the toppers, and one showy rosette for the top cupcake.  I bought  lollipop sticks from the baking section of a craft store, and used those to glue the toppers.  On the pennants, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Pennant Die and cut it apart, leaving pairs of triangles.  Then, I folded the pair in half, over the lollipop stick, and glued the two sides together.  This made my decoration cute from either side.  I used the Miniature rose and a pearl to finish each one off. The top rosette was embellished with a flower and greenery from Judy's Blooms and the Mini Fanciful Flourish.

My chalkboard was so easy to make! I took a wooden frame, and covered it with my patterned paper, and then used the DCWV All Chalked Up paper, and just glued it into the opening.  I added more Judy's Blooms flowers, and the Pair of Ferns for my greenery.

A couple of years ago, I bought a party centerpiece from Target, that coordinated with their current line of paper plates.  It was so easy to transform this "vase" to match my new decor, by just covering the pieces with my patterned paper, adding some May Arts ribbon, and more Judy's Blooms flowers and leaves.

My placesetting was finished off with a placemat from the Mega Tea Party Die and napkin rings made with the Judy's Blooms.

I hope I have given you some inspiration on new ways to use some of your favorite dies! If you throw a party, don't forget to invite me!

The new challenge this week in Christmas in July - be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!

Here's a Give-Away For You!

***Winner is Donna Coughlin! Congratulations! Email me to claim your prize!

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