Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Using stamps to decorate your special dinner!

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

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It is Tutorial Tuesday Time!!
However, this week we don't have a typical tutorial. We have a "showcase" instead.

High Hopes carries a wide variety of stamps for any 'themed' party...
even a Holiday Dinner Party!
So two of our fabulous Divas have created a Holiday Themed Table Setting.

Karen has created a lovely Thanksgiving Dinner Table...

While Tanya has created a Winter Wonderland Christmas Dinner Table...

We will start with Thanksgiving...
Included in this collection, Karen has created a
Dinner Menu, Napkin Ring, Party Favor,
and a wonderful centerpiece!
She chose "Fall" colors for a bright and cheery table!

For the Menu, Bountiful Harvest is the perfect stamp!
The menu is a simple "gate fold" card.
The menu was printed on the computer and added to the inside of the menu.

Cubby Pumpkins decorates a simple napkin ring.
These are easy to create. Just wrap some cardstock or patterned paper around a napkin, secure with strong adhesive, then add a decorative image to the front.

Isn't this the most adorable centerpiece?!

Karen decorated the outside of this potted plant using: Single Potted Sunflower, Angel Bear Scarecrow, and Corn Stalk (with some crows from the Scarecrow added).

On the inside of the Plant, Karen added a little "Stick" decoration using We're All Ears and Happy Thanksgiving sentiment.

For a special treat for your guests, you can create a simple "pizza box" decorated to match your theme. Here Karen used Sm Turkey.
If you need a larger image, High Hopes also carries Lg Turkey as well.

On the inside, Karen used Gobble Gobble Sentiment.
(I bet she gobbled up those chocolates after she took that picture!! LOL)

Mmm, I can smell the Turkey roasting now!!

For a different look, Tanya created a more subtle or "elegant" place setting using a crisp blue and brown color combo and some of the new release images...
I think this set is perfect for her simple, yet elegant dinnerware!
In this set, Tanya created a
name plate, menu, party favor, and napkin holder.

Again, the menu is a simple "Gate Fold Card" decorated with one of the new release stamps called Homespun Snowy.

Tanya left her menu blank on the inside, but it is simple to create a menu and print it out on the computer. To add a little elegance, Tanya stamped-off Hope for Peace Snowy in a light blue for a "watermarked" look. You get this look by stamping your image onto scrap paper first, then stamping it a second time onto your project.
At the top of her menu, she created a title using the new Cute Scarf Border.

Tanya used Hope for Peace Snowy again on the napkin ring tying in the Snowman theme.

A few mittens from Cute Mitten Border were cut out and added to a "sour cream" treat container.

Again, tying in the them, Tanya "stamped-off" the Cute Mitten Border a few times to create a subtle background for the name plate.

But you don't have to just stop at the dinner table!
During our release last week, a few of the Divas used the stamps in creative ways to decorate a home for the Holidays...

Decorate your tree...

Spruce up your Kitchen with this adorable recipe holder while doing your Holiday baking...

Have small gifts on hand for a special treat for family, friends, or teachers...

Make sure you have extra tags on hand for a last minute gift...

How about a little candle-light?!...

Decorate your mantle or coffee tables with a framed picture...

And don't forget your front door!!...
So, are you in the Holiday mood yet?!
I know I am!!

We will be back next week with a new challenge!!
In the mean time, Happy Stamping!!

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