By Carol Heppner
© Carol Heppner 2009
Every great party starts with an outstanding invitation design. This design should be carried through the place card and gift bag for a unified party look.
A single digital scrapbooking kit creates all of these fun projects, making them cost effective. It also allows the projects to be produced quickly so that party givers can move onto other important party preparations. Scrap Girls provided the digital kit used in this project. Visit Scrap Girls for Halloween kits and sign up for their free newsletter.
Binder Clip Place Card Holder
If you have every priced place card holders, you know that they can be expensive. Readers learn how to create coordinating place card holders from inexpensive metal binder clips, which can be found at office supply stores.
Digital scrapbook paper is used on the clip, and then embellished. These place card holders are super quick to make and coordinate with the personalized place card.
Tiny crystals embellishments provide sparkle for added richness. Iron-on crystals are secured to the design with Tulip’s clear 3-D fashion paint. Because the flexible paint is in a squeeze bottle, it allows the crafter to apply a tiny dot of paint onto the paper which securely holds the crystals - even through the mail.
All the whimsical floral accents come from one craft punch. This multi-floral punch is teamed with coordinating scrapbook paper to create orange or blue flowers with green leaves.
No party would be complete without a gift bag filled with goodies for party goers to take home. The top of the black paper bag is cut with decorative-edged scissors and a sheer black ribbon becomes the handle to the bag. A tiny, decorated green binder clip, green baby rickrack, paper flowers, and tiny crystals enhance the digital design on the face of the bag. The Velcro enclosure makes it easy to open and close the gift bag.
Invitation: 5 by 7”
Place card: 2 1/2 by 3 1/2”
Place card holder: 1 1/4 by 2 1/4”
Gift bag: 6 by 8”
Scrap Girls: Bump in the Night digital kit
McGill: Petite Petals punch
Ilovetocreate: Tulip® Gellies, clear & Tulip® Glam- it-up™ Iron-on Fashion Designs™, Silver Swirl
HP: Matte photograph paper
Velcro: Sticky Back™, black
Nicole™: 1/4” black ribbon
Offray: Black & white polka dot ribbon
Morex Corp: 1 1/2” organza ribbon
Making Memories: 3/16” copper eyelets
©Carol Heppner 2009
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Ah, Fall. The cool air whips around your head as the golden and russet leaves rustle in the wind. You dream about those rich fall colors as the leaves crunch under your feet. “I’m inspired,” you grin to yourself as the earthy fragrance the autumn leaves kisses your nose; “to craft with these great colors. I wonder,” you ask yourself, “where I can find some fun fall projects?”
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