Saturday, February 9, 2013

Clear & Simple Stamps: Party Blog Hop

Hi guys!  Welcome to Clear & Simple Stamps Party Blog Hop day!   Now this is my first Party Blog Hop, so be gentle:)  The gals in the CSS DT are expert party planners (Elena, I'm pointing at you!), and I'm just trying to keep up!  


Now when it comes to party hosting, I've thrown a TON of kids parties over the years.  Birthday parties, team parties, laser tag parties, swimming parties, and even a reptile show party!  When I started to work on my projects for this week's blog hop, I wanted to try something a bit more grown up.  An anniversary cocktail party fit the bill.  I'm still infatuated with gold, so I went with a gold and black color theme.  Working my way backwards (lol!), I created a thank you card using the heart doily die to deboss a pattern on deep black card stock.  This die is perfect for debossing!  I offset the large heart design and added a little bit of glittery detail with dots of Stickles within the pattern of the doily.  Simple and classic.


Stamps: Favor Flags
Dies: Heart Doily

As you can see from the pictures, my party is adults only;)  To dress up each of the mini wine bottles, I created mini bottle tags!  I didn't have an existing die for this, so I improvised with a Tags 1 die and a circle die.   The tag measures about 3-1/2" tall and almost 2" wide.  I added the little banner which was embossed in gold and a stamped with a fun"favory"-type sentiment.  Now this is a party favor I can get behind;)

Stamps: Favor Flags, Love Cupid
Dies: Tags 1, Circle

My last party project are goodie bags filled with candy (even adults want candy!).  I die cut a round doily out of shiny gold cardstock and cut it in half.  I used the half doily to bling up the inside of waxed paper goodie bags.  I normally don't have these waxed paper/glassine bags in the house, but they are so easy to put together with plain waxed paper or parchment paper on a roll.  Putting the gold doily inside the bag tones down some of the shiny-ness (is that a word?) and just looks plain cool:)  


Dies: Doily

Now I can say I survived my first Party Blog Hop!  Thanks so much for visiting today!  I'll be back later this month with some more CSS goodies:)  Definitely go check out the CSS Design Team for some amazing party ideas!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous projects, JJ! I love them all! Everything is so elegant and lovely.

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  2. oooh, the heart looks so chic embossed in black! and ps, I don't think I've ever been to a party where I've been given my very own wine bottle. I'm comin' over ;)

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  3. gorgeous ensemble...seriously classy.

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  4. I need to hire you if I am hosting a special adult party. Beautiful project. The debossing on the card looks SO elegant.

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  5. This is just awesome JJ! I'm in love with the black/gold combo, that Thank You card is so beautiful with the debossed doily! And I am so in love with those favour bags! I'm not a drinker so put one of those tags round a glass-bottled Coca Cola and I'll be right there. ;-)

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  6. So pretty! Love all the gold, that doily die is fantastic! You are totally killing your guest spot, and you are right, adults do want candy :)

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  7. The heart embossed like that is so chic! It almost looks good enough to eat. STUNNING!

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  8. You really achieved an adult party look, very elegant. Could easily be for a wedding or engagement? Love it!

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  9. Ack, I am so IN LOVE with that debossed heart!!! Really makes you want to touch it! And how perfect for thank you notes where you're probably going to be creating several of them. Super-cute and creative wine tags. And the glassine bags with the gold doilies are perfectly grown-up for this party.

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  10. great set. really love the dry embossed card and gold glitter on it.

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  11. What a pretty ensemble!! Love the doily inside the bag.

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  12. This set is so beautiful! I love all the gold, and the embossed heart on the card is amazing!

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  13. Awesome, awesome, AWESOME! I totally love every single element - and um, can I come to this party? I promise I won't drink ALL the favors ;)

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  14. Beautiful projects, JJ! I'm in love with that debossed heart!

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  15. This is gorgeous! Love the rich color scheme with the little touches of gold and the debossed heart image, too.

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  16. Oh now this is so elegant - a grown up party - everything is fit for a wedding JJ - love the rich gold, dry embossing, and classic elegant color scheme. You made it so fun too with the goodie bags and mini bottles!

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  17. Oh my these are all so wonderful JJ, the embossed heart is very stylish and love the doilie goodie bags too :0)
    Jenny x

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  18. Fabulous party! Sorry it took me so long to finally comment! I love the impression you did with the heart, and the little gold details

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