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Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Divas' Scrappin' Summer School Blog Hop!


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, I hope you are enjoying the blog hop.  If you are just joining us now, you can go to Luisa’s blog to start at the beginning.  This is my first tutorial and I'm very excited about sharing my graduation centerpiece with all of you.  It took me a good portion of my day to come up with my design and I think it turned out great and I'm so proud of it.  This project has inspired me to create other centerpieces for other holidays and special events, I hope it inspires you too.

This tutorial will provide you the basic information that was used in creating this fun centerpiece, should you have any questions, please feel to either leave a comment, which I would love to hear what you think or you can send me a question via email.

So with that said, let's get started in making this fun and colorful graduation centerpiece. 
Completed project

 
Recipe:
Tools:
Score Pal/bone folder (Rosettes)
Paper Trimmer
Punch: Circles (Rosettes)
Sizzix: Flower Daises (cut 2 sets of each color)
Stampin' Up: Embossing folder-Square Lattice for pants/shirt
Sizzix-Emobssing folder-Swiss Dots on paper flowers
Cuttlebug: Embossing
Accents-(applies to stamped image on Cap)
Green floral tape for stems
Bamboo sticks for stems
Cricut Cartridges:
Hello Kitty Greetings (Diploma) (7 inches)
Everyday Pop Cards (Cap & Congratulations) (Fit to Page 12x12)
Paper Doll Dress Up (Indian Warrior) (6 inches)
Birthday Bash (You Did It) (6 inches)
Country Life (Class of 2011, Girls Name) ( You will need to determine for your piece)
Cardstock: Blue, Yellow & White, (Warrior) Tan, Brown and Black
Pattern Paper: Junkitz-Summer Collectionz-Summer Multi-stripe/2005
Embellishments:
Brad/Doodlebug/Flocked (flower centers)
Stickles: Yellow (tassel & stars), Starry Blue (tassel, diploma, & cap) and Crystal (Name)
Stamp: Stampin' Up-Great Grads (located on Cap)
Pens: White gel-for stitching on Cap, Sharpie/blue/white flowers & black for warrior face
Silk plant greenery for fill
Container: Box or Vase of your choice
Rosettes: I made sample sizes from 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inches to help me determine which sizes I needed.  This allowed me to play around with them to see what sizes worked well together.  Now I have a sample set that I can use for any project I'm working on.

I DO HAVE BLOG CANDY FOR YOU AS WELL. IN ORDER TO BE PUT IN FOR THE DRAWING YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW HOW TO REACH YOU. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011. THE LUCK PERSON THAT IS RANDOMLY PICKED WILL RECEIVE A PACKAGE OF FUN EMBELLISHMENTS.

The winner of my BLOG CANDY is JESSICA, she said "OMG you really outdid yourself with this one....love everything about it! I love the "off-centered" look it has, too.  Great tutorial! :O) Jessica"


Our Tour List includes:Luisa- http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/
Sherry - www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
Sandy- www.scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com
Marti- http://essenceofpaper.blogspot.com/ (Your here)
Jessica- http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Lori- http://scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com
Alecia- http://freakalecias.blogspot.com

Divas—don’t forget to comment when you are done!
 If any links do not work, please refer back to the Divas homepage,http://divascreativas.ning.com.

Post your entries by June 14, 7 pm eastern, to be entered to win.

Thanks for hopping!

Remember: post a comment at the blog hop thread and let us know you've left comments on all the Diva blogs, thanks!

11 comments:

A Sarasota said...

Wow, faboo centerpiece!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Festive centerpiece. I'm a new follower. I have the Tim Holtz Rosette die cut. You can reach me at my blog or email:
sunshine_honeybee2004@yahoo.com
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Luisa said...

Awesome centerpiece Marti! Lov the colors and everything! Luisa

Sandy said...

wow!!! I love the centerpiece and the idea for the rosettes is great I'm gonna do that today!

AngelaR said...

Cute Project! I'm going to try it out but was wondering if we could use a different theme, like my sons bday is coming up and would make a great center piece for his bday party!

shersl84bed said...

Oh my gosh, I am super excited to see this centerpiece. My son's graduation party is on the 25th and I can't wait to make him one. This will be perfect. Love it!

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

JustYolie said...

What a fabulous center piece Marti! Love the rosettes too! Great job!

Lolis said...

Great Project! Thanks for sharing, what a great idea to have the rosettes smples done! I just became your follower:)
floresrg4@aol.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL centerpiece!!! :-) tfs!

-Sam
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

OMG you really outdid yourself with this one....love everything about it! I love the "off-centered" look it has, too.
Great tutorial!
:O)
Jessica

Jessica said...

Hi Marti...sorry, I guess I need to work on a contact me link...LOL. I am super excited that I am a winner. Thank you so much!
my email is strgazrblueyes22477@yahoo.com