Thursday, June 30, 2011

American Celebration- SOTM Blog Hop!

{edited to update the links}

We are heading into a new month, which means a new Stamp of the Month blog hop!! Woohoo!

This month's set has 2 versions, American Celebration- sold in the U.S. and Canadian Celebration sold only in Canada. The only real difference is some of the wording.

I had fun with this set.  I decided on a party theme.  You won't have it in time for a 4th of July Celebration... but what about a "welcome home" party for a soldier coming off deployment... or even a "send off" party for one heading to boot camp. 
This set will also make fantastic scrapbook pages - which I will work on this weekend.  I have some photos I took on an Air Force base last year while visiting my friend's family in England.

Now... if you've just stopped by from Shannon's blog- welcome!  But if you are just joining in here on my blog- the next link is at the bottom of the post and if all goes well you should be able to follow the hop in a circle, ending up back here when you are done.
So enjoy the art on 60+ consultant sites- I know I will!

This first photo shows everything I made.  A simple card, a drink label and some cupcake picks.  (If you are sick of seeing cupcakes on my blog- don't worry because I'm sick of making them!  You won't see them again for a while!

colors:  cranberry, pacifica and crystal blue.  All stamping was done on white cardstock.

This is the card up close. I also did this card as a quick make and take at my clearance sale this week.  I used 3d foam tape to "pop" my star up.

I first inked my star in the Crystal Blue ink and rolled the very middle of the stamp through Cranberry and immediately rolled the tips in Pacifica and stamped to give it this colorful image!

 This is a little closer view of the cupcake picks.  I actually used bamboo skewers so they would sit up higher than toothpicks.  One of the picks has a multi-colored star which matches the card.  The other has the word America situated between 2 cupcakes. 
My drink wrapper.  Love this!  The rocket "trail" was stamped with Crystal Blue on the wrapper and then in all 3 colors on scrap.  I cut out the star from the different colored images and the rocket in cranberry and again used my 3-d foam tape for dimension.  The back side of the label is blank to leave an "easy to hold" surface.  You need some red line sticky tape or liquid glass to keep the cardstock from popping off the bottle.

A very fun, quick project to set the stage for your party!

To continue on the hop- head over to Tamytha's blog!

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  If you do not have a consultant and would like to order this stamp set- please send me an e-mail or visit my website to shop!


Paige Dolecki said...

Traci -

Looks like party central! What a fun table setting that will make!


Tamytha said...

Love ALL of your projects! I love how you used multiple colors on the large star. You're cupcake papers couldn't have coordinated better.

BTW, I'm not sick of seeing your cupcakes, just not being able to taste them! LOL

Amy McVey said...

Love all your party themed items and how you did your multi-colored stars! Great job

Krista Ritskes said...

Nice job! Very festive.

Sheila Bennett said...

What cute party decorations. Really like the plain, whiteness of the card along with the outline around the edge. It is a very striking card.

Diana said...

I love your decorations. What a great idea!

Scrapi Traci said...

So fun. Love the ideas!

Closet Stamper said...

Cute decorations!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Great party ideas! We have something in common -the love of baking!!

Helen Onulak said...

All the projects are fun. My favorite has to be the card - love the simplicity of the design with all the detail in the stamping. Great job!

Kathleen said...

OMG what a darling party set! I love it!

Haley D. said...

What fun- and festive- projects! They're all great!

Vickie Tagatz said...

So festive!

Party said...

Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.

30 Passenger Party Bus Rental OC