It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dinner Party

Here are a few little ideas to add some character to your next dinner party. All of the circle elements are identical, using Verve Visual's Seasonal Circles stamp set. I stamped the solid center flower in Bashful Blue, the solid ring of flowers in So Saffron and both outlines in Chocolate Chip, all on Whisper White. I cut these out with my Coluzzle, mounted on Chocolate and trimmed with scalloped scissors. This would be much quicker if you have the right punches or Nestabilities, but alas, mine are on back order. According to Julee, the Super Jumbo punch is the best size.



For the napkin ring, the loop of card stock going around the napkin is about five inches long, then the decoration is just adhered right on top. The base of the name card is about 2.25 by 3.25 inches. The name is handwritten, because I thought that looked best with the crumpled, torn paper. You could also print it off a computer.

You can get the template for the Peek-a-boo box here, as it was this week's Technique Lover's Challenge. Sorry I can't show you the box filled...I refuse to keep chocolate in the house "for crafting". LOL. I think it would work great for two or three small peppermint patties or some Andies Candies though. You can also see here how I threaded the ribbon through a hole punched in the middle of the flower before knotting it. Feel free to add a hand written sentiment of appreciation for your guest.

What's In It?

Stamps: Seasonal Circles (Verve Visual)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (Stamping Up!); Urban Couture: Cashmere (Basic Grey)Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!)

Accessories: Coluzzle; scallop scissors (ProvoCraft); Antique Brads (Lasting Impressions); Taupe Grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); acetate window sheet

12 comments:

Shannan said...

You are such a rockstar, Bethany!! I love it!

Well Said Cards said...

These projects are adorable!

My Paper World said...

Great ideas! they are stunning! Im going to make some christmas napkin rings, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Debbie Olson said...

Bethany, what an elegant ensemble--fabulous job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is a gorgeous set, Bethany! I love all the details! Awesome!

Rose Ann said...

This is a beautiful set, Bethany! I love it all!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Oh, these are just fabulous! Love how elegant the color combo is... and you're handwriting is gorgeous!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cool, Bethany! Pretty colors, incredible details, and totally do-able for the "not-so-handy" like myself!
You rock.

Tina said...

Wow, so pretty and such soft colors. Love them!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Wow, these would dress up any table, they're beautiful!

sophia landry said...

How cute are these. I love your idea for decorating the table. Those boxes are adorable too, I definitely have to try one!

Lori said...

Beautiful ensemble! Love the colors you chose.