Our sponsor challenge weeks ends, but the Party never does! Just ask Jennifer aka: Party Planner Extraordinaire! She took this week's challenge using Unity Stamps and eCraft Diecutable Cardstock and gave us a party fit for a Dancing Queen!
Party rock is in the house tonight
We just wanna see ya
And we’ll just stop right there with those lyrics! *chuckles* I’m still trying to proclaim this a family blog...
Life used to be all chocolate and roses - that is until word got out, thanks to my daughter, that I’m ‘CraftMom’. Oh yeah...you know how it is! Suddenly the Booster Board Moms are talking in excited whispers and looking at you like you’re some super hero, complete with cape and too tight tights! You notice a dangerous twinkle in their eyes...your turn to run - no where to go! Trapped, they close in on you and say those dreaded words “We hear you’re Crafty!”
And so began my daughter’s 8th grade year...
What I Used:
How I Did It:
Next were the cupcake wrappers - be sure to measure your pan before you start cutting these so you don’t end up with wrappers that don’t fit. Once they were all cut out, I hauled out my Big Shot (geez that thing is heavy!) and a cute ‘hearts‘ plate to add some texture to them. Thank goodness the eBossers will be shipping soon - all this hand-cranking is making me look like a lopsided Popeye with only ONE big arm! So not the look I was going for... To add a little more dimension to the wrappers, I painted random hearts with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. Just add water a little bit at a time until you get the desired amount of shimmer. This is one of those products that I would love to have in every color :)
Now on to the beverage cups - There’s nothing worse than losing track of where your cup is at a party...and was that really YOUR cup after all? Eww! We won’t have to worry about that at this party, these cups are monogrammed ;-) I used eCraftshop Pro to reduce the size of my ‘dancer’, added a rectangle and ‘joined’ them. From there I added the initials and sent the file to Mischief to cut. I used foam squares to adhere the dancers to the circles that I stamped with the compass stamp from my Itty Bitty set and then used my Scotch ATG to adhere everything to the cups.
The main ‘dancer’ in the hurricane glass is just your basic cut... BUT the elements on the plate - now those are a whole other story! The dancer and the phrase layers are tissue paper. Yup, just tissue paper - you know, the stuff you use in gift bags. Add a clear plate on top and you’ve got form and a fashionable plate!
How cool is that! I cut tissue paper with my eCraft *grins* I even used Mischief to cut the rectangles of tissue paper for the flowers under the cake stand.