Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tea Party Cards and Pics


This is going to be a lengthy post, or at least a lot of pics, so please bear with me. I volunteered to make "Name Tags" for the tea party given for my sister's birthday by her granddaughters. I made 22 cards and there were 20 of us there for the party. It was so much fun - we got to take our granddaughter Shelby along and her eyes grew so wide when she walked in and saw all the American Girl Doll tables and settings. She also got to run around in a Disney princess dress for most of the day, so what little girl wouldn't have a ball doing that. I got my idea from Debbie Olsen's post here, except I modified it and did several different versions of it. I also purchased two Sara Kay stamps with dolls from 7 Kids College Fund and colored each one to match the DP's. All of this happened in two weeks, and believe me, it took up much of the two weeks. Everyone loved them and I was so glad I did it. I made computer-generated name tags, cut them with my Nesties Labels and Tags and sponged them all. The two names bear the person's name and their doll. At the time of the pictures I had not adhered all the names, pending the advice of my nieces. The first picture shows the 8 different designs with DP. I did one of the papers for 8 cards and then two of each of the rest. I loved using my Cosmo Cricket papers and Basic Grey from two different sets. The teapot was from PTI, the bows were all made with my Bow Easy, and I used my Nesties for mounting my images on. I colored each of the images of the girl and doll to match the DP's. Hope you like them. Thanks so much for stopping by.







19 comments:

cabio's craft corner said...

My gosh Kirby, you sure were a busy lady preparing these for you sis' event. Love everything you posted and looked so much fun to participate. I bet all the guests were so impressed! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Cabio

dolcreations said...

Wow double wow! You are one talented lady. How amazing are you creating all those cards. Simple amazing. One sweet person you are to do all that work!
Christine

Nilla said...

Karen I am speechless! This is absolutely adorable and what an outstanding job you have done! Let me write about this in my blog! Karen, outstanding!! Hugs Nilla

DeeDee said...

I am new here..Nilla sent me and OMG! I am glad i stopped by...these are awesome...

vist me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

thanks Nilla for sending me here.

craftypagan said...

Oh my! What a lot of work! Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like lots of fun! Hugs Rowena

Pam S. said...

Wow! what nice keepsakes and what a beautiful tea party!
Pam Going Postal

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

These are so fantastic. The designs for both sets of cards are great. The Sarah Kay images are so perfect for the tea party.Thanks for sharing your brilliant work.

Ali x

Margaret said...

Your cards are really beautiful! Sound like a wonderful time for all!

Anne said...

Your cards are spectacular! What a fabulous idea for a party and what a lot of work! The way you colored the Sara Kay images to match the papers is really wonderful! TFS!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness Karen!! These are allllll so amazing! You should seriously submit these photos to be published. Wow, each one is gorgeous ... I can't imagine how much time you spent on this! Wow. Your sister is one very lucky lady, I'm sure she was happy, to say the least. Very, very nice projects! You're the best! hugz, Mary

Peggy said...

Absolutely incredible!! What a beautiful project and all the thought that went behind it! I am sure it was loved!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Karen this is beautiful! First that table looks awesome and such a special touch with the cards. I bet she had a blast and thought she was the tea party princess. What a fun day, your cards are beautifully done!

Curt in Carmel said...

All your work paid off, you did an amazing job! Wow, how special this day must have been! Best, Curt

stephanne said...

Oh Karen, how much work you've put into these!! All so beautiful and thoughtful, great job matching up colours and papers, and holy wow, I am loving your Sarah Kay's!! They look great in every hue!! How very appropriate and extremely elegant. Glad that you all had fun :)
Take Care,
Stephanne

Nina said...

Karen, how special all of this must have added to the day. It was a lot of hard work, but I am sure once completed and you were there, I am sure everyone had to make over them and I am sure you had to feel the love. I am sure they felt the love put into all of this as well. What a wonderful job you did and I hope as you look at all of this wonderful creations you realize that is a lot of love of labor! Just amazingly beautiful!!

Susan said...

O my gosh.....what an amazing amount of time and work you put into these. So worth it though...they are all beautiful. You are so creative.

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you sure were a busy lady preparing these for you sis' event.

labatterie said...

Love everything you posted and looked so much fun to participate.

r4 ds said...

It was a lot of hard work, but I am sure once completed and you were there, I am sure everyone had to make over them and I am sure you had to feel the love.