Tuesday, October 19, 2010

i {heart} papers Birthday Bash!!

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

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way!  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.  

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

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday!  Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day!  Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow on her blog, and 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.

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) that 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 and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished.  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, 3AM 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!

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 For my project I used:  Stamps – Mint Motif (Beyond Borders, Very Square Sentiments, Pattern Paper – Basic Grey 6x6 Kraft Pad (hint, hint) Melissa Frances; Die Template – Spellbinders S4-162 Labels Two; Pearls – KaiserCrafts, Flower – Kaiser Crafts; Trim – KaiserCrafts, Ink – Clearsnap (Colorbox)

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After creating my card, I decided to make a little candle with some of the things I still had laying out. 

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You will be so inspired as you hop on to the next designer.  The next blog to visit is my very talented friend Kazan!!  There's a list of all of the participating designers on Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

23 comments:

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful gift set. What a lovely candle and matching card. The bow and flower really are a wonderful pair!

i {heart} papers said...

Julie! These are stunning! Love the richness of the colors. Thanks for being on the team. It's been so nice to work with you. And thanks for helping out today!

Kelly Massman said...

Just beautiful! :-)

Megan said...

The background paper you created is gorgeous!

Gretchen said...

Wow! This is a beautiful pair! Love the soft kraft colors!

Loretta said...

I love your gift set!!

Judy Rozema said...

Gorgeous set - beautiful and elegant!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Beautiful Julie! Love the monochromatic tones.

Erika said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! What a stunning set. The colors are AMAZING! I love the candle. Great idea.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful projects Julie, I love how you used the borders!

scalder said...

Love your gift set!! Basic grey papers are SO wonderful:)

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is a beautiufl gift set!
Thank you for sharing!

Kazan Clark said...

This is so elegant Julie - what a lovely gift for a friend or co-worker :)
Hugs

Kimberly Crawford said...

this is just stunning and elegant, Julie!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

Your card is so elegant and beautiful. And the candle looks wonderful. What a lovely gift for someone :)

Jnett's Place said...

This is just lovely!

Disp6194 said...

Gorgeous set, I love your candle!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous! I love the candle wrap, what a great little set. Thanks for joining us in the IHP bash.

Lori said...

Lovely and elegant gift set!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card and I love the candle!!

silvia said...

Pretty card and candle!!

Wendy said...

Georgous card!

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie! I love these warm, rich colors!

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