Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, IHP!!!

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt! You should have arrived here from Kate’ blog. If you're jumping into the middle (or if you're lost!) be sure to start at Kate's. You don't want to miss a thing!

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way! Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.  

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10). Be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday! Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day! Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow on her blog, and Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win! Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop. When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished. You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration...it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection! Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers. (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.) You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday.

ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise. The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!

Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook. If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

For my Perfect Pair project, I made a birthday card and matching wine bottle tag. Every birthday should be celebrated with a nice bottle of wine, yes?

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The card uses this week’s sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet. You can’t tell from the photo, but I punched a circle out of an acetate sheet to put on the crystal ball. It’s adhered with Glossy Accents. Oh, and before I covered it, I added some glitz to the presents with Spica glitter pens!
IHPBBcardThe wine bottle tag is very simple. The same punch I used for the sentiment on the card and for the acetate ball covering was used to punch a hole to slip over the wine bottle.
IHPBBwinetagFor these projects I used:
Stamps: OCL Crystal Clear, CGD Birthday Wishes (for the presents)
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: 
SEI Happy Days, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry & True Black
Other: Oval
Nestabilities, Bright Green Silk Ribbon, SU circle and scalloped punches, ZVA ADHESIVE DIMENSIONAL SQUARES (HINT, HINT!)

Your next stop on the hop is Cathleen! There's a list of all of the participating designers on Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way. Happy hopping, and good luck with the scavenger hunt!

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22 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

The wine bottle tag is such a great idea, Carolyn! Awesome projects!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fantastic Carolyn! Love your wine bottle tag and the wonderful matching card. Now pop that cork and let's get busy! =)

i {heart} papers said...

These are adorable! Love the wine tag! Thanks for traveling this crazy journey with me from (before) Day One.

Kelly Massman said...

Great projects! Love the colors!

Megan said...

Gorgeous! Love that wine tag. What a great idea. :)

Gretchen said...

Yes- every birthday should be celebrated with a bottle of wine and some friends to share it with!! Awesome- love the crystal ball and the sparkly presents!

Loretta said...

What a terrific way to use this set!!! I never would have thought of it!

Erika M. said...

I really love what you created!

Cathleen said...

This is awesome Carolyn, love your card and wine bottle tag...great colors and papers!

Erika said...

The wine bottle tag is so fun. Great idea. I have a friend who loves wine. Will have to make a tag for the next bottle I get her. TFS

Purple Princess said...

Love the idea of the wine bottle tag!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Carolyn,this is adorable!
that is a great tip for the crystal ball!
Thank you for sharing!

scalder said...

What a great 'perfect pair'. Love the messages in the crystal ball!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful projects, the wine tag is perfect!

Denise said...

What a cute idea! Making a tag for the wine makes it so much more personal. Your card is gorgeous as well.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Fabulous projects!! LOVE the crystal ball images!!!

Disp6194 said...

I would never have thought to make a tag for the wine, it's so super cute!

whoistracy said...

So sweet Carolyn! Love the wine bottle tag. I've loved working with you for the past 2 years!

Lori said...

The wine tag is a fabulous idea! Love how you used the stamp set!

silvia said...

Cute card!! LOVE the wine bottle tag!!!

Deb said...

Love this Carolyn! Love the colors of the card and tag...that's my kinda gift! ;) Brings back fun memories of our DT dinner!

Wendy said...

What a neat idea with the wine bottle! Love it!