Tuesday, October 19, 2010

IHP Birthday Bash!

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt!  You should have arrived here from Kazan's Blog.  If you're jumping into the middle (or if you're lost!) be sure to start at Kate's Blog.  You don't want to miss a thing!

Today we’re celebrating two great years at IHP!  We have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members who will bring you some fantastic birthday paper-crafting inspiration!  Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.  

The DT Challenge!

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10).  Be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings.

Your Challenge Fun!

In addition to today's design team challenge, we have more fun tomorrow and on Thursday too!  But don't worry - you won't have to hop every day!  Tomorrow, Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge on her blog, and then Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

The Scavenger Hunt!

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win!
  Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) and we invite you to play as you hop.   When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page.  When you are finished, email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate .  You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration...it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection!  Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning (10/22) at 3:00 am EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers.  (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.)  You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday. 
ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise.  The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook.  If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

My Perfect Pair Birthday Project!
So now ~ at last ~ I am going to share my PERFECT PAIR for the Birthday Challenge!  It's a Cupcake in a Jar with a matching card & I'm super excited about it!  I used the fun Mint Motif stamps ~ Very Square for the patterns on the punched cupcake.  I stamped them with my favorite Palette Ink Pads.  These ink pads are great because they work with Copic Markers and they have beautiful colors to choose from.

And here is another view of my yummy Red Velvet Cupcake in a Jar! 
I found the idea on a fun party planning site called My Dream Party ~ so fun!

Supply List from i{heart}papers!
Stamps ~ Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments)
Pattern Paper & Border ~ My Minds Eye (Alphabet Soup Boy)
Ink {MY FAVORITE ~HINT HINT} ~ Palette ~ Water Lily Green, L'Amore Red, Burnt Umber.
Copic Markers ~ BG18, R27
Nestabilities ~ Circle, Big Scallop Circle (Large), Labels
Ribbon ~ White (Colored with my Copic Markers)
Embossing Folder ~ Quickuts (Small Dots)
Baker's Twine ~ Jillibean Soup
Gems ~ Hero Arts (Colored with my Copic Markers)

Your next stop on the hop is Kimber’s Blog.   
There's a list of all of the participating designers on  
Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way!

Happy Birthday to i{heart}papers!


Unknown said...

What a wonderful idea, Kendra, to include the refreshments! Love the fun way you added your embellishments in such a festive way. BRILLIANT!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

awesome idea! I will have to check that site out. I love red velvet cake.

I love your whole ensemble!

Kelly Massman said...

YUM! and great projects! :-)

i {heart} papers said...

These look delicious! I love your pair! And I love how you cut the greeting apart. Thank you for being such a trusted and valuable part of the team...from Day One and then again! :)

Megan said...

Fabulous! Perfect pair = spoon + cake!!

Gretchen said...

OMGosh!! I can see why your kids loved your project! This is fabulous! Think they ship well?! :)

LorettaL said...

Oh gosh! I was so curious about your project, and you didn't disappoint! You have some lucky kiddos there, Kendra.

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my gosh!! WOW. This is the most awesome presentation. What a CUTE idea (and I love red velvet cake)!! You rocked this challenge!

Cathleen said...

Oh Wow Kendra, These are fantastic, and I just love your yummy cupcake!

Erika said...

LOVE the cupcake in a jar. So fun. The colors are so bright and fun. LOVE your projects. TFS

Geny said...

So cute and looks absolutely delicious!! Those would not last long at my house!

Sandy said...

Great idea. What a fun way to present a b-day cupcake:)

Sharon said...

I love cupcakes in a jar - and your version looks brilliant!!

Denise said...

I don't know which one I'd be happier to get, the Red Velvet cupcake or the jar! Fabulous idea. The ribbon looks awesome.

Kimberly Crawford said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I could say that about a million times!!! :)

Toni K said...

This is awesome!!! And I want that cake!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Ooooh I want that cupcake!

MichelleY said...

What a FABULOUS and CREATIVE idea! I love it, Kendra!

Kelly Latevola said...

Ohmigosh It's fabulous! I love the little spoon attached, so cute!!

whoistracy said...

Oh this is just delicious!!! I love the little cupcake jars, so sweet. I've really enjoyed working with you these past two years Kendra!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGoodness Kendra this is a perfect pair!!!! I absolutely love what you've done!!! Fabuuulousss!

Lori said...

Too clever--and yummy, too! The perfect pair!

Purple Princess said...

Oh so yummy!!

silvia said...

Cute card and I just LOVE the cupcake in a jar!!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

OMG, you're killing me! Beautiful and delicious! I'm gaining weight just looking at it.

Deb said...

You always find the BEST ideas, Kendra! This is delicious to look at AND eat! I love that you included candles and spoons! Darling!

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