Story Card Sunday: Love This
Getting the DIY Party Look: Customized Straws

You're Invited to a DIY Party

Truth: I love entertaining.

Whenever I have friends over, I always get a kick out of giving them a personalized gift to make their visit a little more friendly. Whether I tie a stamped tag onto a bag of candy or fill a jar of treats and then decorate the jar with die-cuts, those handmade touches always seem to impress them.

I recently took things to a new level when I created an entire partyscape with Technique Tuesday clear stamps and DIY Steel Dies. I'd like to invite you today to take a look at some the decorations and customized treats I made for the party.

Spring Party Image

One of my favorite things from the party are these cute water bottles.


They were really easy to customize. I simply removed their labels and then wrapped patterned paper around them. I die-cut circles with Technique Tuesday's Circles DIY Steel Dies and then stamped on top with flowers from the Grow Happy by Lori Vliegen stamp set.

The little metal stand is a place setting card I found at the local party supply store. I die-cut a rectangle card with Technique Tuesday's Story Card DIY Steel Dies and then stamped the sentiment from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set on top. It just seemed like a great phrase for a party! 

I decorated straws with labels and stamped words and filled small plastic containers with Sunflower seeds. (Because you gotta have something somewhat healthy at a party, right?)



Each plastic treat container (found at the dollar store) is decorated with a sentiment from the Labels by Ali Edwards stamp set. You might be wondering about that pink puffball on the plate here? Well, that's a flower I made with tissue paper and Technique Tuesday's Circle dies. I made few dozen of them to decorate the room and the party table. (Come back to the blog on Wednesday and I'll show you can make some like them.)

Finally, I filled a jar with chocolate because, gosh, what's a party without chocolate?! I created the little decorative stake for it by stamping the flower design on it Petal Power stamp set, coloring it in with pencils and then mounting it to a straw. The words? They too are from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set. 


The last thing I did for this party ensemble was to create the banner. I didn't want my banner to be too big so I cut only a couple panels with the Story Card die. You'll notice I added some of my tissue paper flowers to it. I also stamped on a few die-cut labels with Technique Tuesday's I Like You stamp set.


Tune in tomorrow and I'll show you how I made some customized straws for the party guests.

Technique Tuesday supplies used to create this party ensemble:



What a sweet party! I'm retiring from teaching after 38 years and I'm thinking I'd like to have a party! I just might be using some of your great ideas! I'll be sure to continue to watch this week for more inspiration! BTW I love Technique Tuesday stamps and dies - I've become quite a collector and now I have lots of inspiration to put them to use!

everything looks so fun and festive! i love all of your party ideas, teriā€¦so creative! xox

Nice party decos using all those fab stamps and dies! :)

How much fun is that! Love the colors! And SUCH GREAT IDEAS!!! Thanks for sharing!

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