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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Pals Hop!

Welcome to the April Pals Hop! This month we are featuring wedding and Mother's Day projects for your inspiration. I hope you enjoyed the projects from stop number 1, Carmen Sublasky's Creative Stamptuary. I'm stop number 2 on the Pals Hop and am glad you've stopped by!

I've created wedding projects for your enjoyment! Weddings are expensive enough and one way to keep the costs down is to make your own wedding favors. The stamp set Wedding Sweet is perfect for creating beautiful wedding projects. It's also available as a digital download for My Digital Studio if you'd like to create your own invitations!

The first favor project is called a "sour cream" container holding after-dinner mints. I used Vellum card stock to make the container and embossed the largest image form Wedding Sweet in a mixture of Silver, White and Dazzling Diamond Stampin' Emboss Powder. The Mr. & Mrs stamp is from Tiny Tags stamp set punched with the Jewelry Tag punch and all tied up with our beautiful Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

My second favor project is a matchbook cover holding lifesaver mints. The matchbook cover is Brushed Silver card stock stamped with Wedding Sweet and VersaMark. The Scallop Circle border was punched in Vellum card stock and embossed with the same mixture as the project above.

Both projects are quick and easy to make and will wow your guests as well as your pocketbook!

That's it for me! I hope you enjoyed the projects and are inspired to try making your own favors for your next special occasion. It's time to hop over and see Stephanie Uzee's creations at her website, Stampin With Suzee. She's stop number 3 on the Pals Hop. Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless,

Pals Hop Line-Up:
1. Carmen Sublasky, www.creativestamptuary.com
2. Martha Stewart, www.SeasonsOfStamping.com
4. Barbara Chatzkel, www.takeoutpaperarts.com
7. Sue Bendinsky , www.mycolorcreations.com
8. Joanna Munster, www.inspiredbystampin.com
9. Mike Funke, www.stampin-style.com

Sour Cream Container
Stamps: Wedding Sweet
Ink: Black Classic ink, VersaMark
Paper: Vellum card stock, Brushed Silver
Misc: Silver Elastic cord(retired), Whisper White Organza ribbon, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Emboss Powders
Tools of the Trade: Crimper, 3/16" Hole punch, Tiny Tag punch, Heat Tool, Piercing Tool

Stamps: Wedding Sweet
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Vellum card stock, Brushed Silver card stock
Misc: Stampin' Emboss powders
Tools of the Trade: 1 1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Heat Tool, Slit punch (retired)


Benjaman said...

Definitely two WOW projects. The sour cream inspired container is just the coolest. Beautiful projects. TFS!

Adriana Benitez said...

Both are so pretty. Love the sour cream container with the mix of ep - stunning!

Pat said...

I love both projects, but the sour cream container is so beautiful! Could you give more information on how you put the projects together? You definitely think
outside the box (or container)!!
Have a great day!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful wedding favors!

Miranda said...

Love your projects! Elegant! TFS

lisa808 said...

The sour cream containers in vellum look so elegant.

Patti J said...

Beautiful projects! I've never used vellum for a sour cream container before, but it looks amazing! Will have to try it now!!! Beautifully done - thanks for sharing!

Mike Funke said...

Great projects Martha. I love the mint bag! I thought it was organza! Beautifully done!

Joanna said...

Those containers are just too cute. So glad that you did a wedding card. Great projects! TFS!!! Hugs, J

doverdi said...

Great projects. Love the sour cream container. The mints give it such a pretty color. The matchbook is a great idea too! TFS!

ajoyfullife said...

I love the embossing on the sour cream container. Just perfect!

Jessica said...

Beautiful projects. No one would think tey were hand made! Lovely
TFS Jessica

Patti MacLeith said...

BEAUTiful favors, Martha! Do you hire out??? You could open a new business! Very professional looking!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Martha these are stunning!!!! I would suggest starting now for your daughters wedding day!!! I love the hue the mints give to vellum.... and your mixture of embossing powders is so elegant. hugs,

CreativeStamptuary said...

Very pretty! I can see using these in many ways. :) Carmen

Vicki said...

Both of these are beautiful, but how do you actually make them??? :)

Found you from Ann's blog and have bookmarked you.