Tuesday, October 19, 2010

i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt! You should have arrived here from Kimber! If you're jumping into the middle (or if you're lost!) be sure to start at Kate's. You don't want to miss a thing!

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way! Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10). Be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings.

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday! Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day! Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow on her blog, and Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win! Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop. When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished. You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration...it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection! Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers. (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.) You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday.

ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise. The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!

Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook. If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

Birthday Bash Ensemble

For today’s project, I created a small tin that could be used for candy, gift cards, or any small birthday gift, and a birthday card.

Birthday Bash CU Tin Top

For the center of the lid, I created my own patterned paper by using the handwriting line stamp from, School Basics. And what is even better, is the words from the set, fit on the lines!

I just *might* be addicted to these roll flowers. :) They were created by die cutting a Spellbinders circle and cutting a spiral by hand into the center of the circle. Then the spiral was rolled up, glued together, and a gem was added to the center.

Birthday Bash CU Tin Side

A side shot of the tin. Patterned paper and lace was also added to the edge of the lid.

Birthday Bash Card CU

A closer look at the card. The background is Spellbinder’s Lacey Circles and the sentiment is from Cake Shoppe, Too.

For my project I used: Stamps-Mint Motif **HINT, HINT**SCHOOL BASICS**HINT, HINT**

Your next stop on the hop is ***Latisha***

have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Mint Motif (**HINT, HINT**SCHOOL BASICS**HINT, HINT**, Cake Shoppe Too), Hero Arts (Design Block Graph Background), Patterned paper-Sassafras Lass (Indie Girl), Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger (Distressing Ink-Frayed Burlap), Gems-Hero Arts (Hero Hues Sea), Lace Ribbon (Hero Arts), Spellbinders (Lacey Circles, Classic Circles Large, Scalloped Circles Large, Grand Circles, On the Vine Border Grand)

28 comments:

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful Kim. Love your whimsical design that turns into one elegant birthday card. Your matching gift box is just the best with your tiny rolled flowers! Fantastic!

Latisha said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!

i {heart} papers said...

My dear, dear friend...these are gorgeous! I LOVE those flowers. I am so thankful to have met you and to be traveling this journey with you. {hugs}

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers!

Megan said...

These are great!

Gina said...

Kim, such an amazing project and card . . . Love it! :)

Gretchen said...

Oh awesome! Love the rolled flowers and how clever that the sentiment fits on the school basics lines! Now who thought of that?! ;) What a fabulous little gifty!

Loretta said...

Your set is fabulous! I love the lacey circle a la mode! I wouldn't have thought of doing that because I can get too caught up in layers...

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

This set just ROCKS :)

Judy Rozema said...

What awesome flowers!! Beautiful projects!

Melinda Gleissner said...

I love the combination of the rolled flowers with the school paper! It's a beautiful set.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Love that School Basics set Kimberly. Fabulous project!

Glenda said...

Your flowers are fabulous! Beautiful project!

Cathleen said...

Wow These are beautiful Kim, I love the paper and love your fab flowers!

Erika said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

So so pretty Kim, love it!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous gift box!!! Wow wow wow! The paper is so beautiful and I am in love with the lace you added!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful rolled flowers!

Toni K said...

This is amazing!!! Wow!!!

whoistracy said...

Just gorgeous Kim! I always love your work. Those rolled flowers are especially lovely.

Disp6194 said...

Beautiful set, I adore those rolled flowers!

Lori said...

Beautiful gift set! Those rolled flowers are fabulous and the School Basics sentiment is a perfect fit for the lined paper.

Julie Overby said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend! I know what you mean about being addicted to those flowers. Too fun!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous!!! Love those papers!!

silvia said...

Pretty card and box!! LOVE your rolled flowers!

Rox-Ann said...

Beautiful love the colors and the flowers

Wendy said...

Absolutely georgious!

Deb said...

Hello friend! I love our gorgeous gift tin and birthday card! I understand your addiction to those rolled flowers! LOVE them! Hoping to see you again before tooooo long! :)