Paper Posies is a monthly scrapbooking kit club dedicated to bringing theirmembers the hottest and newest scrapbook products on the market. The kits are chock-full of patterned papers, specialty papers, cardstock, always two alphabets, ribbons/trims, tons of embellishments, and an alterable project (and this month, some added Tombow gifts!). Their Design Team gallery is ALWAYS full of inspiration and ideas on ways to use the product in the kits. They have challenges (and PRIZES!) going on ALL month long to keep creativity readily flowing. Add to that a fun and friendly message board with a live, online chat every Friday at 11am PST and a regularly updated blog and you can see exactly why we are so excited to partner with them this month!! This week we’ll be featuring projects from our DT using the Paper Posie’s July kit. Of course we’ll be doing our amazing giveaway at the end of the week so don’t be shy, you won’t want to miss out!
Old Fashioned Picnic Invitation
The Paper Posie package arrived and I was immediately motivated by the sizable assortment of paper and superfluities – a beautiful collection of soft, romantic colors that quickly inspired a vintage project. With Independence Day coming up I thought an old fashioned picnic was called for, complete with a fun invitation.
The invitation includes a pocket in the front, held down firmly with MONO Adhesive Permanent. Place the i
nvitation, chipboard tickets or even a menu into the pocket.
The ruffled ribbon accent is super easy to make. Lay down the MONO Adhesive Power Bond and a very thin line of Mono Multi Liquid Glue onto your project. Take a length of ribbon (I usually work right off the roll), and pleat it down the adhesive in a back and forth fashion. Don’t worry about being perfect, the irregularities in the size and direction of the pleats are what make this embellishment so endearing. The adhesive holds the pleats in place as you work and the Multi Glue holds it forever, especially when working with wider ribbons.
The chipboard tickets were colored with the Dual Brush Pens, with the easiest and fastest way ever to finish ‘raw’ chipboard! I used #723 pink and #126 light olive to match the Paper Posie package. Scribble the colors onto a piece of plastic and spritz with water. Place the chipboard down into the color and lift. Repeat until it is covered with color. To give the antique edge, and while still wet, run a #977 saddle brown Brush tip around the edge. The brown will blend as the chipboard dries.
I finished the pieces by stamping details with brown ink.
The Paper Posie package was not even dented – so I created a page ready to add favorite photos and journaling after the picnic! I would most likely antique the photos before printing to match the theme of the page. I mirrored the pocket from the invitation and kept the design simple with a quad panel showing off the pretty papers. This would also make a fun gift for an honored guest at your picnic.