Paper: Paper Crafts Magazine Party Ensemble Challenge

March 14, 2012

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about today’s post! You see – Paper Crafts Magazine recently came out with their newest book: Party Ensembles and I am so excited about it. I haven’t managed to snag a copy just yet, but I’ve seen a few of the projects and I am in love!
I absolutely love to combine papercrafting and party planning – if I could make a career of it I totally would! For now, though, I’m going to share a little papercrafted party ensemble that created for the current Paper Crafts Magazine Party Ensemble Challenge!
Since I haven’t seen the book yet, I can’t be sure that it doesn’t contain an ensemble similar to the one I’m going to share today. Even if it does – I’m super excited to show you what I created!
This entire party ensemble was inspired by one sentiment from the Clear and Simple Stamps Party Elements: Baby stamp set, that was just released this month.
As soon as I saw the “She’s Ready to Pop” sentiment in this set, I knew I had to pair it with the Clear and Simple Stamps Bucket o’ Popcorn set! The combination could not be more perfect, right?!
So with the sentiment as inspiration, I started creating this….
For this fun party ensemble I let myself go “Pop” crazy! From popcorn to soda pop to cake pops to the cutest little invitation you’ve ever seen – this party stays in theme from beginning to end! Here’s a closer look at each of the elements:
Any good party has got to start off with a cute invitation, right?  For this invitation, I created a belly band to fit perfectly around a mini bag of popcorn! Then, for a bit more punniness, I created an image with kernels popping from the baby carriage! 
 
On the back, I used Party Elements: Baby to leave space for all the party details.
Now for the food. I don’t know about you, but I am all about the food at a party! I was so excited to find that the Mini Popcorn Template that I designed last year was the perfect fit for a standard size cupcake!! And these aren’t just any cupcakes – these are popcorn cupcakes! I sprinkled mini marshmallows atop the frosted cupcake to create an adorable “bucket o’ popcorn.”
For the label, I pulled out the Clear and Simple Stamps Labels 3 Die Cut Combo, and added a banner to the front featuring the sentiment that inspired it all!
   

My party ensemble would be incomplete without a popcorn buffet, so I filled three vases with a variety of popcorn, and added tags with I created with the main image from Bucket o’ Popcorn along with the label die from Mini Trifold 1.

 
Here’s a few individual shots of the popcorn buffet. I had such a great time coloring each label to coordinate with the type of popcorn in the vase.

Being a Californian, I’ve never been one to refer to any beverage as “Pop” – but I am well aware of the strong contingency of North Americans who do just that! So, as a little shout out to all you “pop” lovin’ Americans I dressed up a few “pop” bottles for this party!

The Clear and Simple Stamps Alpha Bold stamp set was the perfect font for creating these labels!

And of course, I needed straws with cute little flags…

And last but not least, how about some cake “pops” – such a fun addition to the theme! Using the same layout as on the bottles, I created a label for these pops and nestled them into the rectangular portion of the Clear and Simple Stamps Party Favor 4 die cut combo.
I hope you’ve had fun taking a tour of this ensemble. I had a blast making it! 
Thanks for “popping” by!
Feel free to email me for details on this project! 

15 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Magazine Party Ensemble Challenge”

  1. Amber,

    I just wanted to “pop” in and tell you how stinkin’ cute your post is today! Your theme is fantastic and — as always — you execute every detail to perfection! This is the perfect Party Ensemle for the new Mom and “Pop”!!! 🙂

  2. *thud* Yep, that was my jaw dropping to the ground. How fabulous are these?!! Now I know for sure that wonders will never cease. Your creations are so fun, with a hearty dose of genius thrown in for good measure. Outstanding!

    NB/PS: Those naughty comment word captures drive me batty Miss Amber. Although my ex-husband might disagree, I am not a cold heartless robot, really I am not. 😉

  3. omg this is friggen adorable!!!! sheesh, i wanna have THIS baby shower for my next baby!!!! Definitely book marking it so I don’t forget. LOL

  4. I “popped” over here after reading that you are part of the teaching line up for the online class that Jennifer is teaching..I can’t wait, as all your creations are lovely…These “popping” one has me smiling first thing this morning….

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