Card Recognition

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Karen

Welcome to Karen Baker's surprise virtual birthday party!!!  Together with the help some fabulous crafty blogging pals, we've put together a little celebration.  If I lived in the same place as some of you ladies we could all get together, for real, but a cyber space celebration is the next best thing.  I asked the ladies below to "bring" something to the party.   Look below to see the rest of the party hoppers, it's going to be a fabulous party.  I decided that I'd bring the drinks.  A party can't be a party without some wine :)  But since the birthday girl isn't really a wine drinker I also made up a pitcher of lemonade.  There's beer in the frig too, in case anyone wants one of those.  I also made some fun wine glass labels to help the girls remember which wine glass belonged to whom.  After I made 5 of them I ran out of time, so I decided to set up a DIY make your own label station for the party, since I figured a party full of crafty people would probably prefer to personalize their tags.





Less Is More is celebrating "cocktail" this week and the wine label is just perfect for that challenge.  No white, but...  kraft is really the next best thing right?



Here's the DIY make your own wine label station, a bowl full of PTI tiny tags in PTI kraft, Stampin Up Designer paper, Core'dinations card stock and vellum, with some Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist and Smooch Spritz, rhinestones and May Arts natural fiber.  I also have some fun American Crafts rub on letters to give each tag a personalized feel.


Here's the pitcher of lemonade complete with the Lawn Fawn swimsuit season drink.  And since Lawnscaping is having a paper pierced challenge this week, why not add this to the challenge.


And last, but not least, a card!  I used the same PTI Mat Stack die from the wine label and made a super CAS card for the birthday girl.  I used the current Make It Monday technique for this card.   Now, let's get this party started!!!!!


And don't forget to wish the birthday girl Happy Birthday, I hear she's got a giveaway on her blog.

Materials: Wine bottle label: PTI Everyday Treats label, Mat Stack 4 die, PTI Tag Its #1 circle, Studio G glasses, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick, Versafine black ink, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Smooch Spritz Cherry Ice, PTI kraft card stock, black card stock, Spellbinders scallop circle die, EK Success border punch, EK Success 1 3/4 inch circle punch, PTI Mat Stack 4 die, white colored pencil

Wine glass labels: PTI tiny tags in PTI kraft, Stampin Up Designer paper, Core'dinations card stock and vellum, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Smooch Spritz Cherry Ice, May Arts natural fiber, American Crafts Chaplin rub ons.


Lemonade Label: Lawn Fawn swimsuit season drink, PTI Every Day Treats label, PTI Tag Its #1 circle stamp, PTI Mat Stack 1 dies, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch, PTI kraft card stock, black card stock, Tattered Angles Glimmer mist, colored pencils

Birthday Card: PTI Everyday Treats label and circle, Mat Stack 4 die, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick, Versafine black ink, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, PTI kraft card stock,  EK Success 1 3/4 inch circle punch, PTI Mat Stack 4 die, American Crafts Chaplin rub on, Twinery charcoal twine

36 comments:

yyam said...

I'll have a lemonade please! :) What an awesome party you've created for Karen! Thanks for being the organizer Erin! Love your wine label station...great idea! So fun! :)

Lynn said...

Love the tag station! When can we come over? Great card and goodies for Karen's party!

Jen W. said...

Thanks for setting up this awesome blog hop for Karen! Loving your drinks and DIY station - such a perfect touch for a crafty crew! :)

Lindsay said...

So so fun, love your card! Great party Erin, thanks for inviting me along!

~amy~ said...

woot wootie woot woot...aren't you thee rockstar!!!!! check out all the fun goodies you've brought to the party...you're absolutely a-mazing. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess.

lynn said...

you are just so clever, erin! what a awesome project idea for parties! thanks so much for hosting all of the fun today:)

Dana said...

Brilliant Erin! Your tag station looks like so much fun, and I'd love a glass of wine please. Love how the BD card ties right in with your other projects...too cute!
Thanks for hosting this shindig!

Christina said...

Erin, you did an amazing job with this clever project! Thank you so much for inviting me to the party, and for working so hard to make Karen's day special. I'm thinking it's probably a little early in the day for a glass of wine, but what fun is a birthday party if you can't break the rules, right? *wink* Love those tiny tags!

Kary said...

How fun, Erin!! Love your ideas, and such a great party for Karen.

Cristina said...

So cute! Is it too early for wine? Hee. Because I'll take a glass! Fabulous projects, and fabulous job organizing this!

Laurel said...

This is fantastic!!! Love the wine tags and the DIY station!!!!! This is awesome. Thank you so much for organizing such a fun party!

melania deasy said...

Wow!! very elegant & classy....Thank u for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Virginia L. said...

Thank YOU for organizing this super fun party!! I love your wine tags and setting.. everything looks so perfect! Now if you don't mind, I will help myself with my drinks! Don't worry, I got limo pick-up reserved, let's just enjoy the PARTY!!!!!!!! Woohoo!

Michele Gross said...

So fun! What a great party for our birthday girl!! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest and creating this super fun and creative hop :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love the tag station... such a great idea. Your tags and card are super cute! Thanks for including me! :)

Monika Wright said...

looks like a fun party!

Tracey McNeely said...

Super everything, I really like all the tags and the card. Fantastic theme.

Sylvia said...

What a fun gift and way to celebrate Karen's birthday, Erin! Love your idea for the wine and lemonade labels. Hope you are having a good day as well.

Denise said...

What a fun start for a party... love the tag station idea! I can't wait to hop around and see what others are bringing to the party!
I'll have a glass of wine even if it is early. After all, it is a special occasion.
DeniseB

jen said...

LOVE IT!! The tag station is a super fun element to a party filled with crafty-folk! I love how all of your items tie together- and of course I spy mist! Thanks for throwing a wonderful party! I'm pretty sure it's noon somewhere- and I spy a LARGE wine glass with a 'J' on it...! :D

Chunyuan said...

It is a great party. Great wine labels and matching cards. Love the make it yourself station. How perfect for a party full of crafty gals.Great job of organizing it.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness, what a fun party, Erin!!! I LOVE the sweet tags you made for the party. I'll take a tall, cool glass of lemonade. It looks scrumptious!! And, of course I'd love to make my own tag to mark my glass. What a fun hop and GREAT party projects. You did a super job organizing this, Erin!! :)

Aimes said...

Hey there hostess-with-the-mostess! Thank you for inviting me to one fabby par-tay!!! You really are the sweetest gal for organising all of this :)
LOVE the idea of making your own glass charm - after all, what would a party full of crafty peeps be without some inky fun!
I'll take a glass of lemonade please (do you think you could put a dash of gin in it too? *wink*)
HUGS!
Aimes
x

Karen B. said...

Well, here I am, wiping the tears that just "might" have formed. Thank you so much Erin, for taking time out of your day to organize this for me and make such fabulous projects! Love that card and the misting. And the tags are just too cute too! And look at the big lovely roll of May Arts Natural Burlap String. Be still my heart. Can't wait to see you use lots and lots of it. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

Jenny said...

What a truly thoughtful crafter you are, love all the crafty goodies :)
Off to hop now
Jenny x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I LOVE the idea of a DIY station....so much fun! Your projects are just amazing, and so are you for planning this sweet party! Thanks so much for inviting me :)

Trinh said...

Wine for me please! I loooove your DIY wine label station - so creative! And the wine & lemonade labels are fab too. You are the hostess with the mostest for putting together this shindig for Karen.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Why didn't this make it in my RSS feeder---LOOOOVE these drink decorations! I LOVE the misting and I LOVE the little lemonade cup on the lemonade decoration!!! My fav is that card---SOOOOOOO fabulous! LOVE the wrapping of the twine!! Great job--and happy happy birthday, Karen!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

I'll have a beer (or two)---can I crash at your place?!?! HA! All of these projects are AWESOME, Erin!!! GORGEOUS beverage labels, and that CAS card TOTALLY ROCKS!!!! LOVE all of the details you put into each project!!! Thanks for organizing this SUPER DUPER FUN party!!!!!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Great project! I know your friend will be delighted to receive such a lovely and loving gift! I especially like her initial above the sentiment! So clever!

Lisa said...

How fun is this!!! Great work :)

Mandi said...

These are super Erin, very creative
thank you
Mandi LIM

Chrissie said...

Great idea and lovely cards!
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, what a sweet party you threw for Karen! I love all that you made for her and the guests.

Jinny Newlin said...

Aren't you just the sweetest, Erin! This is so fun! LOVE what you did with your drink labels and personalizing, too! Pure genius! Hugs!

Sarah said...

So very creative and wonderfully made - great colours and design...