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.

11 comments:

Nessa said...

Talk about a labor of love! Beautiful colors, gorgeous finished products! How cool that Walmart had plates & napkins in the same colors as the cardstock! I'm sure the women at the conference will appreciate the details!

Mrs Adept said...

Super impressed with the amount of work that you and the other ladies did. Fantastic. I just love all that color. Beautiful.

Aubrey Michelle said...

TOO CUTE! I DON'T HAVE THE PATIENCE FOR "CRAFTING"

TubaMom said...

Clearly, you rock! What a great idea - and how awesome that Wal-Mart cooperated with the bold brights! Great job on a wonderful project!

Melissa said...

Holy moly! Be STILL my heart......these are fabulous!!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Anthonette said...

How lucky you are with the plate colors! Great job on everything. The little boxes are great.

liannallama said...

Everything looks so beautiful and festive! I'm dying to know what you put in the matchboxes!

My Little Hobby said...

Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. There are an assortment of four different kinds of Hershey's Nuggets (chocolate candies) that fit perfectly in the boxes.

Debbie said...

Looks beautiful. You did such a great job. Isn't it fun when you can create the decorations the party?

Anne said...

Simply amazing and so cheery! I think you got your money's worth out of the die.

Karen said...

I LOVE all your photos! Thanks so much for sharing - a lot of work - a lot of heart - and a sweet bunch of women you are. I love how all the colors match and isn't it just perfect that SU had colors to match those WalMart plates/napkins?! :)