Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Party Time with the Frogs!

For the month of July we,  Eileen Hull's, Inspiration Team, will be sharing our creative ideas for Party Decor using Sizzix Dies. You’ll find ideas for storage, centerpieces, favors and more that you can create with your favorite Sizzix dies for your next party, BBQ or bash. 

Having 4 young grandnephews and grandnieces - ages 2 through 6 - when I think 'Party' it's always KIDS Party!  So today I created a treat jar that I think kids will just love, especially since there are frogs in it!!!
 Because I filled the jar with gummy frogs - I wanted to a make a flower that would look like a lily pad - so I got out Eileen's Romance Flower die.  I wanted it a light and airy flower - so I used white and green tissue paper.  I took a sheet of each color - folded it up to fit the size of the die,  laid both pieces over the die  - and was able to cut multiples of each color (8 of each size) with one swipe!
I layered 3 pieces of each size in each color onto a green velvet brad.
 Then I spritzed water onto the bloom and folded up one layer at time.
I kept spritzing water as I folded up the layers - then I hit it with my heat tool just a bit to dry it so it wouldn't flatten out.
I glued my 'lily pad'  to the top of the jar and wound two pieces of twine between the two bottom layers and just let them hang over the edges to give a little visual texture and motion.
I stamped a die cut label, added a little frog charm, and tied them both to the jar.
I tied a multi loop bow out of wrinkled seam tape around the back jar hinge 
(just some more green 'stuff' growing in the frog pond!)
This jar is a small one cup/half pint size - you could make one for each child or just have a few on the table filled with various colorful candies!
So, I ran a field product test with almost 6 year old Landon, and almost 4 year old Mila.
They thought the jar was pretty cute, with the lily pad on top, the tag and the frog charm  -  
but really LOVED the gummy frogs.
Mila's final word on her review   -   "ribbit"
So please remember to check out Eileen Hull's blog for more creative party decor all this month!

I'm also linking to the following:

Stamps:  Birthday Cheer - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Paper:  Simply Chartreuse - PTI, green and white tissue paper from stash.
Accessories:  Romance Flower Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Label die from Perfect Patches Die Collection - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, twine, frog charm - Michaels, green velvet brad - Making Memories, water spritzer - Ranger, heat tool,  half pint jar - Michaels.


Redanne said...

I really love how the flower looks with the tissue paper and the dual colour is such a clever idea - it does look like a lily pad with the pretty flower on top. The children certainly seem to be enjoying those gummy frogs too! Hugs, Anne xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your lily pad is adorable! We've had rains that Steve calls "frog choker" and I'm sure some frogs were looking for just such a pad!


Pamellia Johnson said...

Mmmmm, gummy frogs, everyone loves those!! lol. Beautiful flower, love the colour layers and the tissue gives it such a soft airy feel! Lovely design Julia! hugs :)

Kim Heggins said...

Ohhhhhhh, not sure what I love more, those yummy gummy frogs or your sweet jar! Both are just fabulous!

Eileen Hull said...

Julia that's a great tip on spritzing the water on the paper to keep the shape! Such a hoppy project... and you can't lose with candy :-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such cuuuute photos Julia! Your project is spectacular! Love the fancy layered blossom!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What an adorable project and what adorable kids! Deb xo

butterfly said...

What a great idea - love your lily pad topper for the jar full of frogs (though I'm guessing it's probably nearly empty by now if those two have any say in the matter!).

To answer your question, it's a real hardback book, so there's regular text on all the pages - just the way I like my journals, I've decided!
Alison x

Team Clark said...

Julia, this is AMAZING! As a mom of four, I consider myself a full time party planner! Ha! Great ideas. TFS these sweet photos!

Diana said...

julia these are so cute!!!! i might just have to make me a few. i love how a bit of water and crunching transforms the romance flower!

Donna said...

What a super fun idea! I love the frog charm! Bet those kiddos polished off those yummy gummy frogs fast!