It's time to pary

Hi everyone.  Summer is coming to a close and that means lots of outdoor activities and parties for the Labor Day weekend.  This project is on the Clearsnap blog today.

There is nothing better than creating a party themed ensemble to display at your home or better yet, create one for a party and take it with you.  I think the hostess would be thrilled to get this ensemble.



I found this red plastic bucket at a local store and thought it would be fun to decorate.  I die cut an assortment of different sized stars from white cardstock, spritzing the largest with Stephanie Barnard Sprays in Sky and Blueberry and the medium sized stars with Guava and Strawberry

Once dried (this took awhile since I sprayed quite heavily!!), I used the Say What? Rollagraph Wheel using ColorBox  Kettle Dye Ink to create dimension on the stars.  The edges of the stars were also inked with Kettle Dye Ink using an Art Dauber - so easy to get into the tiny spaces!

 Then I just randomly added the red and white stars around the bucket with Glue Dots.


The banner was die cut from 2 layers of cardstock.  The white layer was then embossed with an embossing folder to add just a little bit of dimension.  In keeping with the red, white and blue theme, I inked the edges of the white layer as well as the embossed areas with Graphic45 Decades Ink in Triumphant Red - a dye ink that dries very quickly (I was quite impatient by this time!).  Once all the layers were ready, they were assembled together with twine.  The blue stars were added to the banners then red letters were placed on top.

Add strips of Glue Dots around the rim of the bucket and adhere the banner to the bucket.  The banner can then be removed and hung separately if so desired.


And just because, I created pinwheels from white cardstock, then spritzed them with Stephanie Barnard Sprays in Sky and Blueberry.  I used the  Dots Rollagraph Wheel and ColorBox  Kettle Dye Ink and then inked the edges of the pinwheels with Graphic45 Decades Ink in Triumphant Red using an  Art Dauber.  Easy to assemble with large brad and then I adhere them to skewers with Glue Dots.  Very easy to do and so much fun!

Mix the pinwheels  amongst the goodies in the party bucket and you are ready to go.

What party creations will you create today?