Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday MemoryWorks Blog Hop Today!

Today is the big day!  


You should have arrived here from Rosann's blog:  www.brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com  Didn't she have an amazing project?  She is so talented.  If you didn't start from the top, I've listed the hop in order at the end of this post.  You don't want to miss any of the projects featured by the TeamWorks girls.  They are fabulous.

When I think of birthdays, I think back to one of the parties we had for my daughter Jess.  We had a birthday tea complete with tea cakes, dress up clothes and hats, crafts, and of course, tea!  It was always one of my favorite birthday memories.  She was girly enough to enjoy a girly celebration.  When the Birthday blog hop was announced I immediately thought about a birthday tea.  While this Cosmo Cricket paper collection is called Tea for Two, it is not why I chose it.  I loved the colors and vintage feel.  I could take it to frilly without going too fussy.  


I made a birthday party invitation and rosette decor for a birthday tea party.  I used the rosette motif for both, and the flowery paper sets just the right mood for a fun tea party for either a child or adult.



I printed out both the front invite and invitation information on solid yellow American Crafts cardstock.  The rose colored background paper is also from AC.  I die cut the invitation using a Sizzix die and my Big Kick.  I used two of the papers from the Tea for Two line utilizing both sides of the double-sided papers.  I love the versatility of double-sided papers.  I used the Tim Holtz rosette die and a little flower punch to finish off the front.


For this big rosette I cut two 3"x12" strips of yellow AC cardstock, and used a Fiskars edge punch to scallop the edge.  I repeated the process with patterned paper, this time using  2.5"x12" strips of paper.  I then lined up the "dip" in the scallop pattern in my scoring board and scored that line.  I had to shift the paper every time as it did not line up perfectly.  I then accordian-folded each strip and glued the matching strips together.  I needed two strips of each size to create the size rosette I wanted.  I layered the patterned rosette on top of the solid rosette and finished with a plain punched circle and a scalloped punched circle, once again using the second side of the rose paper.  The paper rose in the center is a Spellbinder's die finished with a pretty pearl.



You could use this rosette to ground crepe paper streamers, or you could make the rosette double sided by finishing off the back with a layered rosette, circles and rose to hang.  
I hope you were inspired to make your own birthday invitations and decor for your next party.  Keep hopping!  The next blog on the list is Kim's: http://www.cafeanglais.wordpress.com/
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There will be a *prize for one lucky winner!
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win!  You have until midnight to leave your comments.  Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.
*Prize sponsored by Memory Works.  

Enjoy!

The blog hop in order:

4. Christy Musack   www.christymusack.blogspot.com
5. Jody Spiegelhoff   http://spiegelmom.blogspot.com/
11. Janey Pumphrey http://nevadagal1.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Wow Jenn~love your rosette decor ideas & invite!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I love the layered rosettes! The punched edges added so much! Very girly! TFS

Lacey said...

Cute! Love the rosettes!! I haven't created one for awhile. I think i just might need too!! :) Thanks for the inspiration

Family Reflections said...

I love rosettes and the detail here! Great job and thanks for sharing.

Cathie said...

Lovely! I love the resettes

Gloria said...

I love your rosettes. They are my go to embellishment lately!!

jw2886 said...

Thanks for the ideas! My daughter is a girly girl...this could be our next bday party idea a tea party with homemade invites and decorations by mom of course :-)

SandeeH said...

The rosettes are beautiful. TFS

Sandy said...

Darling idea!

Christine Pennington said...

Love the rosettes! TFS

Sue Frazier said...

love the rosettes! great job!

Jenn & Erik said...

Love the rosette invite! Too Cute!

connie said...

your rosette is beautiful! I am a new follower of your blog.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous work :)....just LOVE that rosette!

Debra Miller said...

Great ideas for party invitation and coordinating decor!

Jen said...

You put so much effort into making the decorations. Those rosettes are wonderful!

Carol said...

Love the invitation and rosettes!!!

Kim said...

Love the rosettes! Great inspiration!:)

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

So pretty, Jenn! and wouldn't you know it I am hosting a tea part playdate for my little girl in a few weeks!!

Kim said...

Jenn, those rosettes are great!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

So pretty, Jenn! and wouldn't you know it I am hosting a tea part playdate for my little girl in a few weeks!!

Susan Nichols said...

Too cute Jenn! Fantastic job, thanks for sharing.

Maryann said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Caroline said...

great project!!

Rosann said...

that rosette is so pretty. great work.

ScrapsofMe said...

How about a Rossette tutorial? It's very pretty.
Pam

Scraptastic Jen said...

Beautiful invitation!

Stamping Gram (aka) Hugtherapist2000 said...

Love those layouts. You are quite creative. Happy Birthday Memory Works.

to_csh said...

Love the rosettes! Really beautiful!

Melinda said...

Ooh, how pretty! I love the invite!

Barbara H said...

Rosette is gorgeous as well as the invitation. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Jennifer Cain said...

Beautiful work, I love how you used a decorative punch on the edge of the rosette!

Ginny said...

Fun project!

Robyn said...

Pretty very pretty...