Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Women's Conference in color

We began with 160 pieces of cardstock, then cut them in half, to create 320 programs in five bold, bright colors.This "Polka Dot Punches" heart image was stamped and punched 320 times on whisper white, then placed on Kraft cardstock, six per page, then run through my printer with a scripture printed on it that references our Relief Society women's conference theme of "one heart, one mind."
Then came another 320 pieces of cardstock to keep an assembly line of four to six women busy...for four to six hours...cutting and folding matchbox gifts, lovingly filled with four assorted flavors of Hershey's Nuggets candies.
They look so festive and party-friendly.
Sorted. Let's try looking at them from this angle.
When you put this much work into them, you want to admire the outcome again and again.
Dreaming of bold, bright matchboxes.
Now in focus, two days before the big event.
Here are the 320 colorful programs, with gorgeous white cardstock printed inserts, not pictured.
Zoom in. You'll see "a little something" from Matchbox Messages stamp set.
Programs, programs.
Matching napkins for the luncheon, bundled with hemp twine.
Then last but not least, plates for our taco salad luncheon. It all looked great, thanks to our inspiration piece!
These Walmart plates, a package of 20 for $1, was what started this whole color scheme! Forty bucks and 400 plates and 400 napkins later, our colors were chosen. Luckily, Stampin' Ups' Bold Brights matched perfectly--Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Pixie Pink, and Green Galore.