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Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's a Party!

Welcome back to another fun-filled release wrap up post with Lil' Inker Designs!  Today the entire design team will be sharing projects using products from this month's release from Lil' Inker, and on my blog it is going to be a party!

If you are following along with the blog hop, you should have come from the fabulous Amy's blog!  If you would like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog!  Don't forget to comment along the way to be eligible to win one of two $10 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store (LID) where all of the products from this release are stocked in the store and ready for ordering!

Let's party! (There are A LOT of pictures in this post by the way!)


For this party I used both the new Flip Flop set and the Sunshine dies along with other fabulous LID products!  The gumballs and licorice are proudly displayed on a cake stand that I made myself! 


Here is a closeup of the licorice jar with the lid on.  I used the Lil' Inker Designs large banner die for the clear tag.  I found some FUN duct tape (the polka dots) and attached it to the top of the tag and then attached the sun die cuts as well.


Aren't the suns so fun in different, non-traditional colors?  I LOVE how they layer on top of each other so well too!  They just pop against all of the rainbow colors!  I punched a couple holes in the plastic tag and tied my Twinery Charcoal twine around the jar to hold the tag in place.


And the candy jar...


For the tag on this jar, I used the frame die from the Flags & Tags set.  It is kind of hard to see on this picture.  I again layered the suns and stamped a cute sentiment from the Sunshine set on a flag die cut from the Sentiment Flag Additions set.  I again punched a hole in the top of the frame and tied it to the jar with Charcoal twine from The Twinery.


The bottles of pop are my favorite part of this set!  I took the labels off the bottles and then wrapped them with the polka dotted duct tape. 


I then created a bottle tag from a piece of clear plastic with the large banner die and cut a circle in the top of it with a circle Nestie.  I scored it at about 2 inches and then folded it over.  I stamped a few of the sentiments from the new sets on cardstock and attached it to the tag.  To create the duct tape flip flops, I stuck the duct tape to a piece of scrap cardstock and then die cut them and attached them to the tag.  I finished it off with another piece of Charcoal twine.

I have to point out the "man" sandals here!! I love that there is such a versatile option to this set!


Here is a closeup of the tags on the bottles.  

I want to share a quick tip with you today too.  I didn't like that there were some numbers stamped on the top of the bottles.  It was distracting to me.  So, I discovered an easy way to get rid of those ugly letters & numbers.


Take a sanding block (or a piece of sand paper) and lightly rub it across the numbers.


It comes right off and cleans up the bottle easily making it much prettier when all decorated up!


Don't forget that these items are available now in the Lil' Inker store!

Ready for more inspiration?  Your next stop on the hop is over to Sarah's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!!

Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed the party!

27 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Partay! Love the bold colors and all the yummy goodness you have packed inside each item.

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  2. What a fun idea Jen! Very clever.

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  3. Yummy Post!!! Its so much fun...perfect Summer candy for eyes :)

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  4. That is one bright party table! Fabulous job on coordinating the decor on all the goodies. Looks like you had LOTS of fun, and the party hasn't started yet!

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  5. Bright, vivid, colorful...
    and so much fun!!
    I love the pop bottles and funky duct tape...
    the labels always distract me! :)
    All of this is so cool...
    and I bet some kiddies had fun after you were done with some pics...right?:)

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  6. Can I come to this party? LOL:) I totally love all the bright candy colors! Those clear hang tags are fantastic! Cool use of the duct tape too! Hope you have a great weekend Jen!

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  7. Wowzah!! What a fun blast of color :-)
    Thanks for the tip for removing the printing on the bottles too... good to know!

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  8. oh my this is way too fun...great idea...love it

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  9. fantastic idea! love the bright colours!

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  10. What a fun little party! I love that tag on the licorice! The whole party is adorable!

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  11. Cute, cute, party ensemble! Makes me not want to be at work!

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  12. Fun party themed items Jen. When should I come? :)

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  13. What totally adorable ideas and LOVING the bright colors!

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  14. Wow, your party looks like such fun--can I come!! The bright colors and that very cool duct tape really set the mood. And i love your tags! That stand is pretty neat too. Fantastic project!!

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  15. Very fun--can I come to your party?

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  16. So much color, I love it! Beverly.

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  17. I love this party ensemble, Jen! I always love your multi-pieced projects. Those colourful licorices look soooo good! :D

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  18. Next time I plan a party, I'm hiring you! :) This is such a fun and colorful ensemble. Great tip on taking off the numbers, too.

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  19. What a fun party! LOVE the bright and fun colors! Makes me happy!

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  20. I wanna come to your party!! So fun and festive and Im loving all the LID products you used!

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  21. OMGoodness! Too Darned FUN! 8-) Love all the Sweet Summery party embellies you've created Jen! Wow! Love every Fabulous detail! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  22. What a great party idea...wonderful and colourful.

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  23. This is just above and beyond, out of the park AWESOME!!!!! I'm hiring yu to design for my next party. I don't even know what to say...I'm just so excited to see these new goodies used in this way! It's totally awesome! I just love your tip for taking the expiry date off of the bottles too!
    WOW, JEN!!!

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  24. This is just so absolutely fun goodness! Seriously love all the color Jen! Such a great tip on getting the numbers off! Will you be sending invites to this
    Party? ;)

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  25. Hello Jen - thx for your warm welcome to LID today!

    Wow, these are so fab! Love what you did with the sun die!

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