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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Denami Design's Pretty Pastels Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!

Blogger isn't letting me edit this post so I apologize if it's all crowded together when you read it.  I will try to edit it again later today.

It's going to be a beautiful day.  Welcome to Denami Design's Pretty Pastels Blog Hop.  Here are the details for this hop:

When: The blog hop starts on May 20th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 21st, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

If you started at the beginning of the hop you have arrived here from Suzanne Bier's stunning blog.
If you get lost along the way you can always return to the Denami blog for help. 
You are currently at Carol Hartery's blog. 
When a friend recently asked me to create some shower favors I was more than happy to help her.  She wanted something quick, easy, inexpensive and pretty and the colors to be mint green and lavender.  The favor we decided upon was perfect for this hop. 

We used a dark Memento Grape Jelly dye ink to stamp the outlines of Denami Design's
Demi Double Circle and Small Umbrella wooden rubber stamps onto scraps of pale purple tag.  We colored in the outline of the circle, the umbrella and its handle with a Memento Lulu Lavender marker.  The color is a soft and pale lavender. 
We fussy cut the circle and mounted it on a scalloped white tag circle.  We adhered the scalloped circle to a lacy white border we created using a Martha Stewart lacy edger punch.  The border has a piece of lavender Washi tape across the middle of it. 
We attached our lavender creation to a piece of mint green tag that we cut and folded to create a tea bag sleeve that holds 6 tea bags.  The instructions for creating this tea bag sleeve can be found on Teri Anderson's amazing blog at this link.
Our tea bag holders are pretty pastels and were quick, easy, and inexpensive to create just as my friend requested.
Before you hop along to Pat Quinet's inspiring blog please leave a comment on my blog and possibly become a follower of it. 
Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Hope you'll visit my blog again soon. 
Carol

32 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

What a pretty card!!!

Dana said...

Carol, this tea bag holder is so soft and pretty. How many will you (did you) make? I love the color scheme.

didi0518 said...

Lovely work! Thank you for sharing!

~Tammy~ said...

So so pretty! Love all the punched lacy love! Compliments these stamps so well.

Pam Wendt said...

What a neat idea for a favor!
This turned out beautiful!

PatQ's Cards said...

This is so cute. Love the colors you chose.

CraftySarcasm said...

I love this. It is delicately beautiful. You really matched the tape with the ink beautifully.

Carol Hartery said...

Hi Dana!
We made about 60 of the tea bag sleeves. They were pretty simple to do and took less than 2 hours to create. Not bad and so much nicer and more personal than a store bought favor.

Stacy said...

Okay, I think the tea bag holder idea is fantastic! Lavender and mint green is one of my favorite color combos and perfect for sweet baby girls. Love this one!

Barb said...

so pretty! i love decorated packaging...your design is perfect

Karen Diebolt said...

Cute card, love the purple.

Sharon Roselli said...

great idea! soft and perfect for a ladies tea or shower. Thanks for sharing

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute project! Love the colors!

The Wolverina /// said...

What a perfect shower gift and such a great stamp and color for it! Great job!

Lisa said...

This is the sweetest little favor Carol, cute idea!!

Greta said...

What a pretty card!

Cardcrafter said...

What a nice little frilly card! Very pretty! I love lace on cards.

rhogan18 said...

That's a great idea for a shower favor. So pretty.

Linda said...

Great lacey idea!

Sharon Jones said...

This card is so stunning, Carla! Y'all did a great job!

Suzanne Bier said...

Such super cute shower favors! Great choice on the colors, too! :)

andrea said...

So girly, so soft, so pastel, so pretty, so perfect for the occasion! So love it!

Carol said...

So pretty, and a perfect for a shower!

Auntie Em said...

Very clever favours for a shower. Thanks for the idea!. :)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Such a pretty card, Carol! Great job on this blog hop theme!

Tina M said...

I just love the lace border edging and the soft purples...what a great card!

Phyllis Strickland said...

All that lace is just right for tea!

Karen said...

Very pretty and I love the color choice. Great job!

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cute, Carol! I love those pretty pastel favors--great DeNami choices and perfect colors, too! Fantastic creations!

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL favors, Carol!!! I especially LOVE the color combo, the sweet little umbrella image, and that polka dotty washi tape!!! And...did I just read that you made 60 of these???? Way to go!!!

Brenda Funaro said...

YUMMY!

Amy Smidebush said...

I love all the details on this card! Soooo lovely!