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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #5 -- Neighborhood Party Theme: Pool Party Favors

Welcome to another WONDERFUL Wednesday!!  And welcome to all of my new followers and friends!!  What a treat to have you here with me today!!  :)

Today is the start of Challenge #5 at the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge Blog!!  The theme for this challenge is Block, BBQ, or Neighborhood Party!!  So we want to see all of your decorations and party supplies celebrating everything fantastic about summer celebrations!!  :)

For this challenge, I decided to get busy with one of my favorite K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets...  "Splashtastic Summer"!!  This is such an AWESOME and FUN stamp set, full of mix-and-match sentiments perfect for SO many occasions!! :)  And the BEST part about this set is that for EVERY set purchased, Kristal very generously donates at least $1 to the Autism Research Institute -- So you can feel good about helping a worthy cause every time you use this set!! :)  Woot-woot!!  Now, let's check out the projects...
When I think of a Neighborhood party...  I think POOL PARTY, so I created some FUN Pool Party-themed party favors sure to be a hit!! :)
This is a 'Favor Fan'...  And WOW does it work well!!  I will never attend another baseball game without one of these handy little items!!  I'm actually going to make some cool Pittsburgh Pirate themed ones for all of us!!  I attached this one to a tube of sunscreen and added a tag that says, "Here come the Sun"...
To create one of these, you will need TWO strips of 12"x3" cardstock and ONE strip of 12"x1.75" cardstock.  Since I punched the edge of the pink paper, I scored it at even increments according to where the punched image fell...  But normally I would just score it every 1/4".  Mountain/valley fold the entire way down the strip (on the scored markings) and attach the ends.  Then, using a strong adhesive (or glue gun), adhere the center of the fanned strips.  Repeat with the smaller strip and attach to the first rosette...  When your 'Favor Fan' is finished, use hot glue to attach a small dowel rod (I actually use bamboo skewers) to the back and let dry.  Then...  fan yourself happy!! :)
The tag is made with a smaller rosette (pink strip measure 12" long and 1" wide).  When I glued this one, I glued it into an oval shape instead of a circle.
These are water balls (thus the "Have a Ball" sentiment)...  I removed the cardboard header tag that was already on them and replaced it with this much more festive and fun topper. :)  The blue background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder (from the 'Summer Fun' set, I think).
Water balloon 'fights' are a must-have at a Pool Party!!  These 'treat' bags filled with 30 water balloons should keep everyone hopping and having fun!! :)
What's more fun than a bucket filled with goodies???  From sunglasses and bubbles to silly string and glow bracelets (oh yeah...  We're partying late into the night!! LOL), this bucket promises plenty o' FUN!! :)
Here's a close-up of all those AWESOME "Splashtastic Summer" stamps from K Andrew Designs!  Aren't those just the "COOLEST"???  :)

Now it's YOUR turn!!  Link up your NEW Neighborhood Block Party or BBQ Themed (or ANY Themed) party project at the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge Blog...




Decorate To Celebrate!


The winner(s) of the challenge are invited to be future Guest Designers AND are entered to win the Grand Prize for August -- A $40 pack of of paper, embellishments, and more!!  For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other designers' blogs:

If you would like more information about Kristal's stamp sets and the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...



Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I can't wait to see what YOU create for the challenge!!
Until next time,

21 comments:

scrapinmamaof2 said...

And how is one to top this Amy?? This is so stinkin cute I absolutely love it! And to incorporate Kristal's stamps, LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Rhonda Emery said...

ok friend you did a wonderful job on this, I love it. this is such a great idea and cute also.
you rocked it!

Amy said...

What a great pool party- you made such fun and wonderful decorations! I LOVE THEM! Thanks for having me as a guest designer this week! :)Amy A
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Fabulous job on this project! TFS

Brenda said...

You rock AMY. I just love all these ideas. What a great job you did as usual.
Hugs
Brenda
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Amanda said...

Your decorations are amazing! I love it! I am now a follower! Great job!

Amy E said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE the bright colors you used!!!!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

LOL, I love it! Bright, funny and just awesome. TFS

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Sherrie K. said...

Can I come to your pool party?? LOL..looks like a fun time. Great job on your project. TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, this is wonderful!!! What a great project and a great job you did putting it all together!!!

Love it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super summer fun projects!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

K Andrew said...

Amy you are SUCH a shining star to me--thank you SO much! These are just adorable! eeeeek!

Judy said...

FANTASTIC!!!!

Kelly S said...

Wow, Amy! These are incredible. Just amazing!

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Pam said...

These are so bright and happy! Really cute pool favors, or summer fun in general, way into the night:)) You did an awesome job Sweetie. I can't think of any kid old or young that wouldn't have fun with these goodies. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

callyannc said...

I really do not understand how you have so much creativeness and did not share???? LOL I love the colors, the concept and your blog. You have been very busy! Thanks for sharing, CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

Love your summer themed party items.
Decorate to celebrate (you) sent me.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

McVic said...

oh my gosh! you rocked Kristals stamps!! A great idea for some serious fun!
kacee

Carol's Creations said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate and these decorations are fab! I especially love the fan favor!

Gramjak said...

Our granddaughter is having a Pool Party to celebrate her 16th birthday on Aug. 28. I plan to make fans and water ball favors. Such a great party plan! Thanks so very much for sharing your great ideas!

mom2fivekiddos said...

omgosh! I love the colors you used! It is such a fabulous color scheme! TFS!

 
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