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Embellish Parties Color Challenge

Hey Bleeps*! Happy Monday to you! I hope your weekend was great. Today, I'm sharing my projects featured on Embellish Magazine's current challenge post. The challenge theme is parties and the colors are red, black, kraft and white. You can go check it out here. This challenge is sponsored by DeNami Design and you can win a great prize with some clear boxes and stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you get some time to participate in the challenge!

P.S. - Embellish Magazine's premier issue will be released tomorrow! Check out Embellishes blog later for more details! I'm SO excited!

  1. Trim black cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Die cut a scallop circle and dry emboss it.
  3. Trim scallop circle in half, then adhere one on the top and the other on the bottom of the card front.
  4. Trim a 1" strip of patterned paper.
  5. Add twine around patterned paper strips and adhere to card front.
  6. Die cut two squares from kraft and red cardstocks and mat together.
  7. On an inchie square, stamp chickie grad and color collar.
  8. Pop square off matted squares and add to card front.
  9. Stamp "you're invited" on white cardstock block and pop off card front bottom.
  10. Inside card, create invitation in word editing software, print, and adhere.
  11. Stamp chickie grad at the top and color collar.
  12. For the party favor, trim kraft cardstock strip.
  13. Stamp chickie grad and adhere chipboard letters and hand write "Class of."
  14. Adhere strip to assembled box and add ribbon trims.
  15. Fill with jelly beans!
Tips & Tricks
  • When creating invites, try to keep a simple design that you can assemble in steps. For instance, I could die cut all of the scallop circles one day and cut them in half for a step. This helps you save time and not get overwhelmed when working on large quantity projects.
  • Need party favor ideas? Try your local candy store or supermarket. There, you may find JellyBelly jelly beans or even M&Ms in a variety of colors. Most events have a color scheme and you can make your favor match.
  • Your party favor can also serve many purposes. Instead of "Class of 2010," I could have used the space to put an attendee's name to serve as a place card. Another option could be to include a greeting/note to serve as a "thank you" to your guests as well.

Stamps :: Chickee Graduate, Medium Chickee Graduate, You’re Invited
Ink :: SU! - black, black marker; Copic marker
Cardstock :: PTI - true black, pure poppy, white
Patterned Paper :: bitty dots
Embellishments :: PTI - twine, white ribbon; Inchie Arts - 1" matboard square; Basic Grey - chipboard letters
Tools :: Spellbinders - (S4-126) square nestabilities, (S4-124) scallop circle nestabilities, wizard; Provo Craft - swiss dots embossing folder
Computer :: Font (American Typewriter); Pages

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Heather P. said...

Such a CA-UTE set! And oh my gosh, SO EXCITED for the big release!!! Wooooo! :)

Aimes said...

Fabulous project! I've been an admirer of Embellish for a while but never participated until now! I was totally inspired by your pictures and projects that I got stuck in! Just gotta put some finishing touches on my project and then I'm ready to upload - thanks so much for the inspiration!
P.S Can't wait until the premier issue is released! Woot woot! x

Maureen Chandler said...

I just signed up for your blog and am enjoying your cards! I have been stamping for about 12 years and am always interested in what others are making! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you made with the colors. So cute! I will be participating in this challenge, as well. I already made my card over the weekend! Can't wait to post it... probably today or tomorrow.

Thanks for the great inspiration, as always! :)

~ Ayana

Scrapycandy said...

This card is perfect timing. Our school colors are green and silver and I think I would alter the "square" and make it the shape of a grad hat. What a great project!

Maureen said...

love the project here :) mine goes in tomorrow :)

Thanks for the sneak peak of the magazine...it all looks fabulous...I'm honoured to be in it and be surrounded by all you talented designers :) It's a thrill :) Thanks so much, Ashley...it's a beautiful publication and well worth the wait :)

Deebi27 said...

First time on your blog and WOW love your style! Those graduations invites are fabulous! Are they in Keira's school colors? Bold and strong colors. The favor was yummy looking also! I will be back!

Alice said...

that little chick is sooooo adorable! fabulous project, Ashley!

Laura.K said...

Such a sweet card. I love that little image.

Wow. The first number! Congratulation.

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