Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Autumn Splendor BLOG HOP!

Autumn Splendor Blog Hop!
I love autumn! I especially enjoy when leaves start to turn colors on all the trees. Intense golds, vibrant reds, oranges, and shades of browns & rusts! Sigh. Every year I wish the colored leaves could stay around a bit longer before they make their way to the ground. It's the sure sign that winter is around the corner, and the holidays will soon follow. So, with that in mind I thought I would utilize some splendid autumn colors and create place setting favors for a fall luncheon I'm planning.
Here are the five sets I created. While shopping last week I spied a box of nine tea lights priced at four dollars! Score! Less than fifty cents each! Not only was the deal appealing, but look at the candle colors! Perfect for an autumn day, wouldn't you say?
Wanting to use my new Lush Collection KaiserCraft 6" paper pad, I knew the papers that the Lush Collection provided would contain all the necessary autumn colors (and more) I needed. I trimmed paper strips and adhered to the plastic tea light holder with scor tape. (note: make sure paper strip is adhered below tealight holder edge to prevent paper catching fire)
I discovered the matching Lush collection Journal Tags were perfect for creating a placecard to sit alongside the tealight. I simply scored each tag down the middle, folded to stand. My Krylon Leafing pens were still on my desk as I was creating these favors, and thought edging the paper strip would help give the candle a more finished look. I love the ease of using these pens and proceeded to edge all the tealight paper strips, each folded tag, then the leaves! Phew, I wanted to leaf edge everything in sight! Yes, these pens are wonderful!

And another photo of the collection! Such a quick, inexpensive, and delightful favor, that will surely create an inviting table! The top photo reveals The Lush Collection kit that Sharon has created! Look at all the paper, ribbon and embellsihment goodness! It is this kit that is being offered as BLOG Candy for today's hop! Leave a comment on all the designer's blogs for your chance to win. You don't have to leave a comment on all the blogs, but it surely increases your chance to win if you do! Good Luck!

Enjoy your day as we anticipate the autumn splendor that is around the corner! Take good care and thanks so much for stopping by!

Take a look at all the Autumn Splendor our team designers have to share: SHARON/THE STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE MICHELLE HOLLY LINDA SHERRY BARB, you are here DEB

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STAMPS: Clearly Wordsworth/Rubber Soul Everyday Greetings (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE)
PAPER: KaiserCraft Lush Collection 6" paper pad, & Journal Tags (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE)
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE)
OTHER: Kaiser Adhesive Pearls & Krylon Silver/Gold Leafing Pens (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Scor Tape (Joan's Gardens), Tealight candles, SU leaf punch

120 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, these would make great little favors...and I have a shower to plan....totally stealing this awesome idea!!!

Mary said...

What beautiful paper!! Love these autumn favors!!!

Donna said...

Wow...This is beautiful! The colors make me impatient for cooler temperatures! Great project!

Sandra said...

yes they are perfect - great job - these look lovely!
Sandra

Donna Maligno said...

Your color selections are spot on. These are lovely and what a great idea!

Lorraine said...

What a super idea must have a go. Lovely card also.

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

How clever, you nailed the look on these candles... A great idea with the cards for each too.

newfiecrafter said...

Just beautiful , what a great idea to add that extra touch to a table setting . Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy .
Marilyn

Auntie Em said...

Your tea light and place cards from journalling tags are awesome! I can't wait to try this idea out at my next tea party. Your ribbon and colour combinations are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Candi said...

Wow I really love the favors and so perfect for a fall celebration!

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed with your creativity and this project was no different! Thanks for this chance to win.
Barb E.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet gift idea! you really did SCORE! -Mary R

Linda Carlson said...

Creative use of the big top die...I'll have to remember that one!

Peggy said...

This is a wonderful favor. Love the fall colors. God bless!
Peggy Allen

marcelle schauer said...

What a terrific idea for gifts. Yankee Candle factory is only a 2 hour drive which may be a "must do" after this. Just love it, nice job.

Queen Mary said...

Barb, Yea, i'm the first commenter! I love your project here -- perfect gift idea for a weekend stamping getaway I have with some friends in October! You're my new BFF!

Mary Sue said...

Very cool project. Love the colors and they certainly remind us of Fall, which is just around the corner.

chaun said...

Oh wow! I'm first here! I really want to win this fall stuff!

Earline said...

How amazing just love these card and the match set with them girl you are good

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea! Love the papers and colors.

Luanne said...

Totally cool gifts! I could see leaving this as a hostess thank you present, not just as a Table place card. I expecially like the one that is die cut, just great. Fall is coming...TFS!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Great idea! Love this!

sharonlynn said...

I just love these tea lights. What great table favors they'll make, and the papers are wonderful. I'm definitely going to have to make these!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a wonderful set, Barb! I love the placecards and beautiful candles! Great designs!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea. Love it.

Kelly Massman said...

Your party favors are fantastic-makes me wish I was going to the party!

Tracy said...

These are precious! You must have a steady hand. All that edging looks perfect! TFS!

Linda W. said...

Oh this is just the GREATEST! I had not thought about trimming around tea lights and making up such a gorgeous presentation! And don't you just love those Krylon pens! You are the inspiration of my day Barb.......but then again I can always come here and thoroughly get inspired!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love the tealights holders and the great colors, these are fun, thanks for sharing the great idea

Elle Kasban said...

What a BRILL idea! Love the tea lights. Autumn Splendor, indeed! Elle Kasban

marilynwillauer said...

Sweet I'm the first to comment on your blog, absolutely adorable candles/cards!!! Gotta love those bargains when you find them. Thanks for sharing such cute cards and decorated candles! I’m having such fun on this blog and to think I could win blog candy, that’s even better!

Yvonne said...

Wow what a great gift item. Love the papers and all.

sandyh50 said...

Wow! What a lovely set of tealights and cards. Great idea! Love the colors too!

Anonymous said...

What a nifty idea for a place setting. Love the colors of fall. Something quick, easy and beautiful. You can't beat that combination

imastampin said...

Oh so cute you clever, clever girl! I love your projects - all of them!

Betsy said...

What an adorable project. Love those Fall colors and patterns. Thanks for such a terrific idea!

Betsy said...

What an adorable project. I love the Fall colors and patterns. Thanks for the terrific idea!

Theresa Grdina said...

Very cute little gift idea!! I really love the leaves on the votives!!!!

Theresa G.
TJGRDINA3@aol.com

Susan G said...

What a great idea. I wish I could find some of the bargains you score! You seem to have a real eye for locating these babies and better yet, for making something fabulous with them.

Cin said...

Adorable cards. They are a perfect match with the candles!!

Debbie said...

I love all of these little gifts...So clever!

Rosie said...

Your candle lights are so unique, and fall is just around the corner.

KellyRae said...

What a fabulous gift idea! Love the little tag cards and how you wrapped the tealights.

Charlette said...

Wonderful project. The colors are just great. TFS

Janet L. said...

I really like these favors. The colors are helping me feel cooler in this heat wavey summer!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Oh Queen of Creativity...LOL! Once again a over the top fabbo project!!! LOVE THEM!

sharon d said...

What a super idea - the candles & place cards are perfect for favors. Really nice paper & colors.

Georgette said...

Great idea for the Thanksgiving table. I also love the autumn colors but as I see the colors start to appear, I am so sad to say goodbye to the warmth of summer.

Terri said...

I love these favors. I want to have a party so I have an excuse to make them.

Marisa said...

These are fabulous! Great idea.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

BRILLIANT! I love love love these little cards all from the journaling tags? Each one is perfection! Great set. Hugs,

Pat said...

How adorable! Love the fall colors and thanks for reminding me to use my Krylon pen.

Pam said...

What great place card and favors to give your guests. Love the Lush paper. Also love the leafing pens.

Lyn said...

Oohhh, Barb. Would these make adorable place cards for Thanksgiving or what? These are great. What a wonderful idea, not only for fall, but other seasons as well by using other seasonal paper. I just can't come up with ideas like this, but I sure would like to CASE it. Thanks so much!

craft-princess said...

What a lovely idea for table favors! They look beautiful!

Noreen said...

Beautiful! And perfect for fall.

Naomi said...

What a great idea and project. How lucky someone would be to receive one.

rush said...

what a wonderful little collection. the good things in life, are the little things. i want one...or two...or all of them!

dinosaur said...

What a great idea!

Margaret said...

What a wonderful project!

Margaret said...

What a wonderful project!

Anonymous said...

Really makes me think FALL!
mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful palce cards and I really like how you decorated the tea lights

Playing with Paper said...

What a great idea!! Something you could do for Thanksgiving. Love it!!

jan said...

Great colors for the fall tea holders and tags!

Lillabell said...

I love this idea! So beauitful.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love this gift idea and the matching card...I am so looking forward to autumn..these 100 plus degree days are awful...waiting for cooler weather! Thank you for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

What a fabulous idea! These beauties will brighten someone's day! Great job!

Troy Louise said...

These are so pretty & fun. Who wouldn't love to have one? Thanks for sharing such a great project.

Clare said...

What a great idea! The colors are rich and full of fall, and you've done a nice job with all the cards! Thanks for the tip on putting the paper below the rim on the tealites! Wonderful!

Lynn said...

Fall is definitely in the air! I can almost (well almost) feel the crackling coolness that needs to be warmed up with some cozy tealights. Lovely work!

Susie said...

Autumn is my favorite season! Love these projects and the leafing along the edges is the perfect touch.

veronica said...

very nice gift ideas!

Danka Doo said...

What a lovely set. I know I would be so pleased to attend a luncheon and find this at my place setting. Really, really beautiful

Sillyfilly said...

I love your idea. That paper is beautiful.

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Great gift idea! Gorgeous work!

scalder said...

Wonderful idea. Do you have room for one more at your luncheon??? These would make great table placecards for Thanksgiving too:)

Holly aka Toy said...

I WANT!! You know, I'm going to head out tomorrow and look for some similar candles. I think this is the perfect idea. Around here, it's important to have candles (in case of a storm!) and if you're going to have candles, they may as well be pretty! Great job!!

Debmom4ca said...

I really like this project and good for you to get them made so far in advance.

Sue D said...

Perfect favors--great colors!

Bev J. said...

What pretty fall favors-love the idea and how pretty it all looks.

csheldon1 said...

wow what a great idea.great projects.wowie..........

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. May have to use something like this at Thanksgiving.

Edna R

SJ said...

What a great idea! Turned out really nice.

Lynda Miller said...

Delightful!

Helen L said...

so pretty, and so clever: what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

Jean McKenzie said...

What gorgeous little projects!! I love them.

lisa808 said...

Great Fall favors.

Kathy Martin said...

Those little candles and cards make such a sweet gift!

Kim said...

The colors make me look forward to cooler weather!! CASEING this for sure.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous project! Even though it's going to be 98 today I am suddenly in an "autumn frame of mind"!
Barbara in SC

Conniecrafter said...

these are terrific place settings, love them!

Brenda said...

These are wonderful...I just love this idea for a place setting. Very nice.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

What a gorgeous card and candle set Wow! I am recommenting as I got confused... I think I missed typing in the code but it said comment will be posted after approval. Please delete any duplicate :)

Ida said...

These favors look fabulous.

PatS said...

Love this idea. Your paper and color choice are so pretty.

sallysbitz said...

These are aboustly lovely. Your're right perfect autumn colours, i don't think i'd want to use them...too nice xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow, all of these are so pretty, a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Hilda said...

Oh Barb... I LOVE your tea lights and place cards! What a fantastic idea... your table will look wonderful. Great swap card from Baraga too.

Erika's Cupboard said...

Beauuuuutiful card. I'm really lovin these fall colors..wish the temps would go down with it!! LOL

Janice said...

Those are fabulous favors!! I will have to lift this idea:) Awesome job!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That was such a good score! Look at those adorable votives you have embellished! Then there are the sweet place cards, also. They are just perfect!!!

Pat S. said...

Simply stunning fall colors...I love how they are muted!
Thank you for a chance to win!

Maryu said...

What a clever set and splendid idea for a fall table. Love the leafing pen!

Jai Holland said...

What a great gift item. Love the papers and all.

Charlene said...

What a FABULOUS idea! Will definitely be casing this one!!

Angelica said...

Great idea. They look wonderful!

Lynda said...

What a clever idea, Barb. Love the little votives ~ always looking for favor ideas for the holiday dinners. I think these are winners!

Charmaine Stack said...

Wowowowow! This is so lovely - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Shawna said...

Fabulous project! You are SO talented!

Jan B said...

What a lovely project. So frugle too!! They will make such cute little gifts.

Jan B said...

Great little project! I'll give this a try.

Shirley N said...

Wonderful favors and place cards. Thanks for your very inspiring ideas!

Linda S. said...

This is a darling project, and a useful one, too. I'm sure your Fall guests will love them. Very clever. Linda S. in NE

Gigi Escalante said...

My friends in Texas would love to have that candle and card as a gift; thanks for giving us a great idea!

Yvonne said...

So creative... thanks for the inspiration.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely project. The candles are perfect and I love the matching place cards... great paper collection. :o)

JenMarie said...

Oh how lovely!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a wonderful idea - so much impact so quickly. Clever girl!

Samantha said...

Wow how lovely! I love the autumn colours :)

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