Friday, February 24, 2012

Stampin' Addicts 3rd Annual Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts 3rd Annual Birthday Blog Hop! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a tour of party ideas and themes to help celebrate our birthday. If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Sara's blog featuring a monkey-themed birthday party. Weren't her projects fun?

My daughter is planning on having a Rapunzel party for her birthday in April... at least that's the plan for this week. I thought I'd get a head start with a few preparations while also celebrating Stampin' Addicts birthday. And Stampin' Up is now offering a 30-day trial of its My Digital Studio Express software. To help illustrate the software's capabilities, my projects have a heavy MDS component to them.

Here is the hybrid invitation postcard, created with My Digital Studio and embellished with a Rapunzel braid made out of ribbon and baker's twine.

Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White; Ink: Perfect Plum reinker; Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, White baker's twine; MDS Elements: My Sweet Pea DSP, Various punch shapes; Color Palette: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Sahara Sand.
In the entire party layout photo, you can see the decoration banner hanging on the background wall. The pennants were die-cut with the Perfect Pennant die, while the suns were created with the help of MDS.

Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White; Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, Perfect Pennants die, Big Shot, Flirtatious designer fabric, Sweet Stitches designer fabric; MDS Elements: Calendar Basics Kit stamp brush set; Color Palette: So Saffron, Perfect Plum.
Here is a close up of the cupcake picks and party favors. I imported Rapunzel clip art into MDS, sized them to fit into a 1-1/4" circle punch, and printed them out.

Paper: Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Ink: Perfect Plum reinker; Accessories: Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, White baker's twine, 1-1/4" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1x8" Cello bags, Tooth picks, Dimensionals.
And finally, you have to go big with the table center art, a Rapunzel tower with her braid hanging down.

Paper: Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP; Ink: Perfect Plum reinker; Accessories: Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, White baker's twine, Rhinestone Jewels, Itty Bitty punch pack, 1/2" Circle punch, Decorative Label punch, Craft knife, Square Lattice embossing folder, Little Leaves die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Toothpick.
If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Tanya put together for a girls' night party. I know we could all use a night to kick back once in a while! She's made some amazing projects.

The complete blog hop listing:

1) Yapha -- Baby Shower
2) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Sesame Street Birthday Party
3) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Monkey Birthday Party
4) Heidi (hlw966) -- Rapunzel Birthday Party
5) Tanya (tanya27) -- Girls' Night
6) Lisa Y. (genesis) -- Bridal Shower
7) Katherine -- Cocktail Party
8) Holly (catrules) -- Bon Voyage Party
9) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Customer Appreciation Tea
10) Betty (kittystamp) -- Easter
11) Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- 4th of July Party

Thanks for stopping by!


Katherine said...

What fabulous projects! I love that centerpiece - so clever!

Kim said...

A party any littel girl would love to have. Great ideas for using MDS!

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Super cute Heidi! Love the invite with the ribbon braided hair. So fun! Now hopefully your daughter won't change her mind and you can actually use all this cuteness! :)

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Betty said...

This is a little girls dream! The ribbon braids are so clever! And the ornament punch on the invitation is brilliant! And the tower is beyond cute!!!

Yapha said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute!! I love the towers with the braided ribbons of hair! Just fantastic!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Oh my! Your tower is phenomenal!! The banner is perfect! Great set!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Wow, everything is so cute and that tower is amazing! Hope you're planning to do a tute on that one. I really need to learn to use MDS.

Shelley Z said...

Your daughter is going to love this party! These projects are perfect!

Lisa Young said...

What a great theme! And what a great use of My Digital Studio! Everything is so cute and creative, the party is sure to be a blast.

Debbi said...

What a fun theme Heidi. Love the braid hanging down. Looks like it will be a ton of fun!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Heidi these are fabulous!! Your daughter is gonna love this stuff! I love your castle your so amazing!

Adriana Benitez said...

So, so cute! I think the brad detail is my favorite part. Also, very clever to import the images into MDS and use them along with our stuff. TFS!

Paula said...

So cute Heidi! Love the tower and the braid on the invitation.

Cindy said...

Heidi, I SOOO wish I had a little girl around that I could do this for! DD is too old, and even my granddaughter is too old now. :(

Tanya Boser said...

Heidi, this is so amazing!! I just don't even know where to begin :) That braid is definitely genius too.