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9.23.2009

Happy Harvest or Holidays + Giveaway



Hey there, Bleeps (my new term for Blog Peeps)! I have another project to share with you using Tracy's Happy Harvest set, which is now available over at i {heart} papers. While drafting this post, there were only 18 left in stock, so hurry up and dump one in your cart and keep on shopping for papers, ribbons, and nestabilities while you are there!

I wanted to show a little diversity with the set and use it for the Christmas holidays as well. Hurricane vases are used during many holidays, so I thought it was worth the try. The wheat may be a little bit of a stretch, but just think of it as that greenery used during Christmas time! ;)


How I did it and What I Used

I created a simple menu card in Photoshop CS4, printed it on cardstock, then I mat it on ripe avocado and pure poppy cardstocks. I stamped the image, colored it, added rhinestones, and cut it out. Then, I adhered it to the menu card with foam adhesive. The striped background is supposed to replicate a napkin, but is actually patterned paper by October Afternoon.

I also made a place card using Spellbinder's Label 1 nestabilities. I die cut the largest die in pure poppy, then the next size down in ripe avocado. Then, I scored and folded them in half and adhered them together. After stamping and embellishing the image, I added it to the place card. Using PTI alphabet stamps, I personalized the place card with a name (a favorite name of mine)! To finish it off, I added a few rhinestones to create balance.

Giveaway

Yep, you read that right, another giveaway today! What's up for grabs? Tracy's Happy Harvest stamp set! Please leave a comment today on holiday plans, decoration ideas, how much you love this stamp set, or this project. Contest is NOW CLOSED. Here is something new. You may comment as many times as you want! So, if you really want this stamp set, comment away! I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post by random number generator! Good luck and start commenting!

The Paper Crafts magazine subscription winner is Maureen said...

I've been eyeing up this set!! You did an awesome job with it :) September 22, 2009 5:35 AM. Congratulations Maureen, please send me an email (located on the left side of my blog sidebar) with your full mailing address so that I can add it to my renewal notice. Thanks everyone for commenting and watching my video! I have plans to do more in the future. I know I have said this before, but I am making progress to make it possible. There is a lot that goes into making videos and I want to make sure they're up to par! I'll share my video secrets once they're finalized because I hate secrets! :)

40 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

Did you hear that? That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. These are stunning.

Laura :) said...

Just lovely!! I would LOVE to win this set :)

Joan B said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love when stampers take a set that is meant for one purpose and give it that creative twist.

ps. when is dinner?

Cindy Lee said...

How much I love this stamp?? This.............................Much!!!
I love your place card, Ashley! The colors are so strikingly beautiful!

Karen said...

Absolutely LOVE these; especially the place card. I would love to own these stamps. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Michelle said...

Oooo Miss Ashley! I have never made placecards and really want to this year. Love what you did with the Nesties and think that is something I can replicate. Great idea there. And what a wonderful menu by the way - - I'll be waiting for my invite in the mail.

Can't wait to see or hear your video "secrets" - - sounds exciting!

Stampin' Diva said...

I do wedding and event planning and I have to say that those menus and placecards are gorgeous.

barbie_love said...

I always cute large tags and decorate them and place them on the Thanksgiving plates, then we write what we are Thankful for and I make them into a tag book after dinner!
Barbie

Sharon said...

Ooooo, I could so do these placecards! I have Labels 1, so simple to make yet gorgeous!!

Pam Davis said...

Love your menu and placecards! Would love to win this set...thanks for the chance!!

Meda said...

For me it's too early to make holiday plans, but I LOOOVE your place card. and I just saw the Happy Harvest set. It is so cool that you can mix and match the design.

Lillian Child said...

Congrats to Maureen. And Ashley - love your menu card - it gives me great inspiration for our annual holiday round robin dinner event this year. The diversity of this set is awesome.

Maile Belles said...

Love the Christmas themed set you have made with this set! Beatuiful!!!

Courtney Baker said...

What great pojects Ashley! I love them both!

Megan said...

I am just starting to get in my holiday planning mode. Trying to put together a Christmas Card crop in mid October to start the process. Super cute card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbi said...

I'm starting my holiday cards this weekend. Trying to get a jump start. Would love to win this stamp set, thanks for the chance.

tiffguam said...

WOW!!!!! This is stunning!!!!! I second Kate's post...lol! My jaw hit the floor!

SMK said...

this is suuuch a super cute idea! my parents and bro are visiting our apt for the first time this weekend... maybe i'll try something similar since we're making a nice dinner for them! :D

SMK said...

mmm for the holidays, well Thanksgiving will be with my family... hubby will be deployed so we don't have to split the holidays this year. Not even sure where I'll be for Christmas though

SMK said...

did I mention how super fun this stamp set is?! i love it :D hehe ;) thanks for the chance to enter, so generous!!

whoistracy said...

Wow Ashley! This is simply stunning. I think stamping the wheat in green really did make it look like greenery. What a fab idea- and when can we all come over for dinner?!? LOL

Cheri Howard said...

What a beautiful little set! I love how you used the nesties label to create that place card!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, and I went over to the i {heart} papers site to see the rest of the stamp set...wow! I love sets you can combine!

Sharon said...

The dinner menu sounds fabulous! Love the coordinating menu and placecard. Great use for Tracy's new set.

maiahs_momma said...

Holy cow, what a gorgeous set and a great giveaway :)! I would have to say that our holiday plans always include tons of family get togethers,
and this year I am hoping my birth-father can join us.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

I LOVE the looks of this stamp set, and can't believe we can comment as many times as we like. My poor hand is going to get tired typing, but it is for a good cause :p.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

For decoration ideas, I will probably create some xmas themed goody bags or boxes for the kids of the family using some templates I have found online.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

My other favorite family plan is to get together with my mother in law to make their yummy xmas dessert. It involves Mr. Christie chocolate wafer cookies, and dream whip. Then you freeze it and it is like an ice cream cake. Yummy...

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

I also love to spend time with friends too who may be home visiting for the holidays too.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

I also am into making my own handmade gifts for the extended family, whether it be something like baked goods or something altered. It will always include a xmas themed tag or card with it that I have made.

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

This set will seriously help me out with making decorations, tags etc. this xmas if I were to win it. Thanks for this chance to win such a great set :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Loretta said...

So pretty...Love these stamps!

katrynka said...

Great idea with the hurricane lamp... just color the wheat green, and then you REALLY have a christmas look!

Andrea McCulley said...

Your placecard is beautiful! I love the hurricane lamp stamp!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Helen F. said...

Great idea for the menu and place cards! Pretty hurricane lamp.

katrynka said...

I'd love to win the stamp set!! It seems that so many sets that I see are ones that I think I need!

Sharon said...

I have two hurricane lamps (with red candles in the middle!) that I use on our dining room table at Christmas. I change the table decorations every few years, and it might be time to use these again!

PaperTree Designs said...

love this folded nesties idea! Simply stunning.
x

Savitri said...

Did you make one for me? You're not my friend if you didn't :P Awesome projects! Ready for a PAARTAY!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love that place card!!

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