Saturday, August 11, 2012

Clear and Simple Stamps: camping party




Sigh.

Parties just make me happy, especially when they look so nice :)  Lemme walk you through this one...

First up, the invitation.  It features the new CSS set, Party Elements: Celebration.  I stamped the invitation headings, and added the info by hand.  Speaking of "by hand" - I drew the tents you see scattered throughout the party.  Simple, simple, but effective if you don't have exactly what you're looking for in your stamp collection.  The red banner is also from the new set, and the number 4 comes from Cake Decorating Too.  I used the cupcake-wrapper-as grass again, and added some starry skies patterned paper.



 The same elements were repeated on the banner (which spelled out the birthday boy's name inside "tent" triangles), as well as on the dessert labels, and on the favor boxes.  The repetition helped create a more polished and pulled-together look.  To mimic the starry night sky patterned paper, I die-cut silver stars and ran them through my sewing machine.  My sister and I twirled the starry banner around twigs that we propped up against our stained-wood-backdrop (amazing, what you can find to stage a party in your own garage, hee hee.)

I created cupcake toppers, using the smaller cupcake wrapper die, and the favor flags stamp set and dies.  They sat atop delicious nutella cupcakes with a vanilla/chocolate swirled icing (click *here* for the link - it was so easy to do and looks so great!)

Also on the dessert table: s'mores on a stick...


orange homemade chocolates...


rustic-looking chocolate rice krispie squares...



and, my sister's show-stopping s'mores ice cream cake (with a brownie-bottom.  I can't even tell you how yummy it was):

Finally, I created favor boxes for the guests to take "s'more" sweets home.  I die-cut two party favor 3 boxes and stuck them together.  Before adhering them, I cut a longer piece of cardstock and punched an oval handle at the top.

Each box was filled with the fixings for homemade s'mores: cello bags filled with graham crackers and marshmallows, and a hershey's chocolate bar.

I hope you've enjoyed a peek at Lucas' camping party!  The other designers have party ensembles of their own to show off, so be sure to check out the Clear and Simple Stamps blog for all the links.

And please, whatever you do...



don't feed the bears.

Thank you.

35 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. Great balls of fire! Elena, are you kidding me??? This is hands down the MOST epic kid-o camping party decor ever. I bow to you.

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  2. What a fabulous camping party! Wow! Love every detail of it! - Irma

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  3. YEAH!!!! SO AWESOME! Everything about it was perfection. Thank you Elena!

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  4. Wow, wow, wow! This is a spectacular collections of projects. What a fabulous party you've planned!

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  5. Wow, Elena, this is amazing! I'm in awe of your creative party talent!

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  6. AHHHHHH! I can't believe you did all that and didn't actually have a party to go with it...that is true dedication! (Or did you have a party to go with it? I hope you did because it looks like it would have been a blast!) I absolutely love everything about it, and I am so pinning this for later. The treats are perfect and everything handmade including handdrawn tents?! WOW YOU ROCK!

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    1. we totally had a party to go along with! haha - I combined my CSS work with my nephew's 4 year old birthday party. Worked out so great: I made all the decorations, and my sister handled most of the baking :)

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  7. I am so glad to see how your camping party turned out! You did awesome! Love that tent too...wow! I made those smores on a stick last night for a party! Yum!

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  8. This is fabulous! Love all of it! I bet this was a huge hit with your nephew.

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  9. OMG. That's all I can say. I don't know how you do it, Elena. I just don't. I am blinded by this!!!!!

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  10. ELENA, this is amazing! I can't believe you hand drew all those tents! And all those delicious treats!! I'm blown away!

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  11. Okay you are one fabulous talented crafter! AMAZING...ALL OF IT!!!

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  12. you totally needed to be on this team. what a match made in heaven! love everything. wish I was invited!!!

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  13. This is amazing! What a party! Beyond great job Eleans!

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  14. SO great. You must be so pleased!

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  15. Wow, Elena!! I am not surprised at all by all of your craftiness. A super amazing party. I love how you drew your tents, too. Love all the links you shared. I am not doing anything super big for Leah's 5th, but I just might have to try something different with the cupcakes.

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  16. My jaw just DROPPED. This is AMAZING!! I love the theme, I love the way you executed it, I love the wood accents, I love the tablescape, I LOVE IT ALL!!! If I had a boy I would totally steal this idea!!

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  17. Wow - everything you did here is just terrific! All the chocolate, all the stars, all the fun - this is seriously amazing!!!

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  18. Oh this is just awesome!!! So so cute. Love all the little details, especially those smores cupcakes.

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  19. You are seriously the coolest mom ever!

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  20. I just love this! So many fun details! Perfection my friend! :)

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  21. I'm officially hungry. Everything looks so yummy - both the food and the paper crafts. Man, I'd love to attend a party where the hostess took such care to create a fun atmosphere. You rock, Elena!

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  22. Could not be cuter! I love the theme and your creations - it's just fabulous.

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  23. You have such an eye for detail, Elena!! And I love it all!!! Wow, wow, wow!!

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  24. Okay. Next time I am in the States I *have* to come to one of your parties!! you are the Party Ensembles Queen!!!

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    1. but then you'd miss me, since I'm in Canada - hee hee! Thanks, T!

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  25. Hi, the ice cream cake looks & sounds delish! Does your sister share her recipe?

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    1. I sent you a yummy-themed email :)

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  26. I am in love with your camping party! Is there anyway you could contact me, I am not seeing an e-mail or a way to get ahold of you! :) Thank you!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  27. This was an amazing party! I think my absolute favourite thing is the shiny star garland what a perfect touch.

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