Sunday, June 16, 2013

tea for three paperie.

First of all, thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on Maia's party post!  My heart swelled to read them all.  If you didn't catch yesterday's tea party, click *here* - there are a few new stamp sets up for grabs, but only until tonight!

Today, I thought I'd share some of the party paperie with you: invites, thank you cards, and some of the decorations.

tea for three paperie.

The first thing I had for the party was that pretty fabric banner.  All of the party colors were pulled from the springy fabrics.  I went with mainly yellows and blues, and just a few touches of pink on the invite:

tea for three paperie.

I love these images so much!  The slouchy stuffies, the "you're invited" banner, the spilled milk under the table - I'm so excited to have seen them come to life, just as I imagined.

tea for three paperie.

I did some masking, and stamped all of the elements onto the table in one layer (only the banner was paper-pieced, for the tiniest bit of extra dimension.)  I then cut out the table and all of the toppers as one unit.  I think that makes it look like something out of a paperie store...

A few of my favorite decorations from yesterday's party:

tea for three and three for tea.

I just love the little bear sitting next to his frothy drink!  I first printed the word "sweets" (and another with the word "sips" for the drinks) via computer, before die-cutting the label.  I then stamped the bear in the corner, and masked him to be able to nestle the drink "behind" in behind. so cute.

tea for three and three for tea.

These little chair-back decorations were such a sweet touch.  Very pottery-barn-party, if you ask me.  I matted the tea pot image with 2 cupcake stand die-cuts, and layered ribbon to match the party.  Even thought you wouldn't have seen it if I didn't point it out, it was a hit at the party :)

tea for three and three for tea.

tea for three. with steam escaping the three. it doesn't get sweeter than this.

And every good party host sends out thank you cards, right?  (let's pretend I always take my own advice):

tea for three paperie.

Funny enough, the thank you card marks the first appearance of a rag doll at this tea party.  I know the little dolls are the stars of the stamp sets, but I wanted to show that these sets are so versatile - and also, no one upstages my Maia, hee hee.

Some creative masking allowed me to create this little scene, and I sponged some antique linen ink over-top to further the granny-chic vibe of our tea party.

tea for three paperie.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of your encouragements and beautiful comments on Maia's tea for three party!

♥.

18 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Elena!! As usual no stone left unturned when it comes to all your pretty little details! Love the chair decorations and the cute images for the invites!! Stunning!!

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  2. wow!! These are also gorgeous!!
    Love those invitations and thank you cards!!!
    That rag doll ist totally adorable!!
    It must have been a WONDERFUL tea party!!
    AWESOME job!!!!! Can't say it enough!!!
    Enjoy your Sunday!!

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  3. wonderful work you did for this adorable party..I love how your card had the scene that you actually made for your daughter. You inspire me as a mom! You are making such wonderful memories for your children.

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  4. Absolutely adorable in every way!

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  5. Love the soft feel of all the elements you used!
    And the details are so well thought of, you've put a lot of work and love in this teaparty, your little daughter will so much love what you did for her on this birthdayparty.
    She'll remember this as something special, because of all the love you put in these details.
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

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  6. dang dang dang. You are so friggin' talented.

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  7. It just gets sweeter and sweeter. Mom of the year, and superb artist and party planner as well. If this is what you do for 3 years old, I can't imagine the wedding. Perhaps you should throw her a Bat Mitzvah--just because you can!

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  8. This is just the sweetest! Totally adore!

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  9. Oh, how very fun! I love it all!
    And where did you get that sweet little cart? It's darling!

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  10. How lovely to see more of this delightful project, I can only guess how long it all took :)

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  11. Holy cow, you did not disappoint! This is the sweetest little tea party and three year old could have. I absolutely love the chair back decoration. Just darling! Way to go, Elena!

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  12. Your tea party is night and day to the way I did ours for Emma, and I LOVE that... I love seeing such a completely different twist on the same theme. Yours is so cute and elegant all at the same time, and my favourite part is definitely the chair decorations. Again, Congratulations!!!

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  13. Just the sweetest stuff ever! I love the colors, the images, the soft coloring, wonderful!

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  14. You are awesome...I love every adorable little detail!!

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  15. Every little detail is as sweet as your little girl!

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  16. Just seeing this now, Elena (in looking at the date, my son was just born so I think that's why I missed this!) SO adorable, LOVE everything, the details are amazing. Can't wait to make more cards with you! You have inspired me to start stamping... :)

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