Thursday, April 17, 2008

afternoon tea centerpiece

You knew I had to do it, right? That centerpiece project is just too cute for me not to make a class out of it. And yes, it will be available by mail!

I will post more pictures of the entire project a little bit later, but for now here is a sneak peak of one "room". Can't you just see it with a fabulous little "portrait" hanging on the wall? (Edited to add -- now that I have all the pictures up, this is no longer an accurate depiction of this "room" -- check out the new photo below for some additional embellishments.)

The project will be one centerpiece mini scrapbook in chocolate chip, groovy guava, wild wasabi and soft sky -- colors taken directly from the Afternoon Tea double sided designer series paper. It will also be a great sampler of the new styled silver hodgepodge hardware as it will use 1 of each of the label holders and cast brads as well as the ribbon holder and the silver mini brads. So if you've wanted to work with the silver hodgepodge hardware before you ordered the whole box, this is the perfect way to do it!

Here is the front of the scrapbook when it's folded shut. (ETA: The folded book dimensions are 4.25" square.) The front of the book showcases the designer label holder and the ribbon slide, as well as the Afternoon Tea designer paper and the new poly twill chocolate chip ribbon!

ETA: When the "book" is open, the dimensions are 6" x 6" x 4.25" high.

Here is a view of the first "room." These pages feature the rectangular label holder and one of the cast brads. When you get this project in the mail you will have the card stock and designer paper all pre-cut and pre-scored, ready to be assembled. You will also have the punched pieces. None of the pieces will be stamped, but the beauty of this designer paper is that it works well with a huge number of Stampin' Up! sets.

In this room I left the panel on the right mostly empty to provide more flexibility with respect to photo size. On the left I provided a chocolate chip mat for a smaller photo.

Here is the second "room," featuring the square label holder and another cast brad. On this page I left the panels on both sides fairly open to make sure photos of different sizes could be used.

If you look closely at all of the rooms, you'll discover that this project actually involves very little stamping. I used my Amazing to Zany stamp set for most of the labels (the front label was stamped with All Holidays), but if you do not have this set at home you could just as easily hand write the labels for a very personal look.

This is the third "room, featuring the round label holder and yet another cast brad. I really like all of the cast brads so much! The mini brads are great, but the cast brads add a bit of whimsy to a project.

In this "room" I used a groovy guava mat and some wild wasabi double striped grosgrain ribbon that the photo can be tucked under. I also added a decorative tag on the left. As I think about it now, I really should have punched the larger tag so that it could open and there would be room for a photo or journaling or both inside the tag. Oh well.

The fourth and final "room" features the oval label holder and the last of the cast punches. The groovy guava piece of card stock at the bottom of the full panel can be used to tuck in a photo but also for a title or a bit of journaling. On the left side There is a bit of room to add a small photo.

So what do you think? Do you like it? Would you like to order it as a class by mail kit? Once again, the kit will include card stock (pre-cut and pre-scored,) designer paper, punched pieces, ribbon, various pieces of styled hodgepodge hardware and, of course, instructions. It will not include any stamping. Students will need to use their own stamps, ink and adhesive (I would recommend sticky strip or, in a pinch, Tombow mono multi glue)

The cost of the class will be $20. Registration and payment will be due no later than June 15. I will ship out the orders within 7-10 days of receipt of payment. I accept paypal, visa, master card, discover and cash.

Stamp and Marker Club members may choose this class as their April or May class for $5.00.

This project was so much fun! Now that I have the Live Your Dream set I can't wait to see where my stampin' mojo will take me next.


Kalyber said...

I like these colors and the touches better than the one we did at Glenda's meeting. Good luck with the class.

Diane said...

Oh my those ladies are lucky to have this project for a class!!!
It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the pattern paper you used!!!