I invited a dozen ladies and so far there are three yes's and two no's. The invite is very last minute. The next few weeks are going to be very busy and I wanted to make some kind of farewell to summer craft.
So far, I've planned that we'll make a card and also a really cute bag with a gift tag. I wanted to start simple as some of the ladies have mentioned that they are new to paper crafting.
Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin box for June featured these adorable watermelon/fruit projects.
The card I made (pictured above) is slightly different than the one they suggested. I've added some watercolor red cardstock behind the white/yellow element. I think it makes the card front colors pop more. I stamped the greeting onto the banner, wrapped the red string around the white element and tied a bow. The Hooray banner gives the card a 3D element that really turned out nicely.
I'll precut all the elements needed for both crafts and "set the table" before they arrive. They can stamp, stick/glue, tie, and create! I think it will be a lot of fun and I hope they think so too.
And then there is cake! I've found a number of recipe ideas online. I'm leaning toward making a box cake and adding crushed pineapple and perhaps nuts to the mix before baking. I will then frost it with either a cream cheese frosting or a whipped cream type frosting. I want the cake to be very summer-y!
And then there is also coffee, tea, lemonade, or water. In case anyone works up a thirst ~ or if the cake is horribly dry. Just kidding about the cake being dry... (I hope)
I wish I could invite all you sweet ladies too. Maybe some day! ♥
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