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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate: Challenge #6 -- Reunion Party: Favors and Pins!! :)

Welcome to another WONDROUS Wednesday, Love To Crop! Friends and Fans!! :)  We are having one of those perfect summer days today!!  The humidity has gone away (YAY!) and a beautiful breeze is blowing through the windows...  I can hear the leaves rustling on the trees and the birds singing in delight!!  The grass is lush and green and the sky is bright and blue!!  What a perfect day to smile at the sky!! :)

Today is the start of Challenge #6 at the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge Blog!!  The theme for this challenge is REUNIONS!!  So we want to see all of your decorations and party supplies celebrating everything fantastic about reuniting with family and friends!!  :)

This past weekend we were able to spend some time with friends and family at The-Girl-Child's Graduation Party!!  It was a colorful event with her rainbow theme!! :)  I'll be sharing those pictures with you before long...  The best part of the day is that my brother and his family were able to travel down from New York for the weekend!!  My adorable nephew is quick to make us laugh with his little stories and adventures...  The time spent with our far-away family is always a pleasure and inspired me to create some goodies for the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge this week!! :)
I found these adorable little jar candles that measure only about 3.5" high -- perfect for a party favor!!  So I added a strip of decorative paper, a red grosgrain ribbon and bow, and a handmade flower embellishment...
Next, I created some coordinated napkin rings...  A 6"x1.5" strip of decorate paper topped with a 6"x1" strip of black cardstock and a strip of red cardstock (punched with my Stampin' Up! border punch) make the ring in the back.  An oval rosette accented with some handmade embellishments (punches and bling!) and a letter 'V' finish off the napkin ring...
Everyone needs a pretty name tag at a reunion, right???  So I created these fun pins (pretty for the girls and plain for the boys!)
I used adhesive backed pins (found in any craft store) on both pin styles...
I used letter stickers for the names (you could easily print these on cardstock instead)...  The rosettes are made with a 1"x12" strip of decorative paper scored at 1/4" increments and then fan-folded (mountain/valley).  Adhere ends to each other, squeeze together at the center, and then glue the center with a good, strong adhesive (or glue gun).  To make the oval shape, simply squeeze the centers and adjust until it's in an oval shape before gluing the center.
Finally, I added a few of my little flowers and two handmade stick pins tied with a ribbon.  As you can see, this little pin also makes a GREAT gift topper and tag!!  I just might wear this little pin to my next shin-dig!! :)
And there you have it!!  A selection of ideas for YOUR next reunion or get-together!!

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:

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

Until next time,

22 comments:

Judy said...

These are all just beautiful! I love the colors - you are unbelievably creative!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, these are beautiful! Great job!

Esther said...

Wonderful!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are so neat and pretty. great job on this hard challenge. ha just kidding. lol

Kelly S said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Love the color scheme and your rosettes look great.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Beautiful and amazing as always Amy!

McVic said...

Love these colors! Great idea- love the names on the pins!
kacee

callyannc said...

Ok I love love love the stick pins. Super groovy!!!! The black white and red are so pretty together. I also love the name tags. That helps at a reunion or get together! Thanks for sharing and of course I came from decorate to celebrate! CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

Everything that you made is just beautiful! I love it all! Congrats on being a guest designer!

Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

WhichCraft-Liz said...

Hi! Great being a guest designer with you! Your projects are adorable. I LOVE the pins!!! The colors and patterns are great.

Liz

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the using of grosgrain ribbon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

smyiow said...

Hi Amy! You sent me! I love your work! The red, black and white is a great combo! Throw some yellow in there, it really pops!

my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

Judy Evors said...

Love the color scheme you used,the named tags and napkin rings are awesome!!!!TFS

Carol's Creations said...

Here from Decorate to Celebrate...love love love your creations! The colors are fab! And those napkin rings are amazing!!! Great job!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Amy, Wow love your projects! TFS!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Carly said...

beautiful! Love the colour scheme. I saw your projects at Decorate To Celebrate and thought I would pop over for a better look. Lovely

Alisha said...

Decorate to celebrate sent me. I love the black and white theme.

alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

Crooked Scrapper said...

Very pretty and oh so cute. I'm a currant follower and am visiting from Decorate to Celebrate.
http://crookedscrapper.blogspot.com

Wendy Couture said...

I really love your decoratings! My favorit color is RED so you get 5 stars on that!! I am a new follower sent by Decorate To Celebrate!

Visit my blog at http://cardsbycoututre.com

Thanks!
Wendy Couture

image queen said...

What a great Idea,your design was great. Love the black, white and red.
I came over from Decorate to celebrate. All of you designers are so talented.
TFS
http://jeanniecards.blogspot.com/

Zabrina said...

I like the colors and the idea!
here from d to c

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Going thru the Decorate to Celebrate projects that I'm included in and again I want to tell you that I like your use of the ribbon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer Decorate to Celebrate
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

 
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