Saturday, June 4, 2011

CTO Pool Party Blog Hop

Happy Saturday, everyone! Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Pool Party Blog Hop! This hop is hosted by Celebrate the Occasion, so be sure to start the hop there! There are so many great projects in this hop...and I don't want you to miss even one of them! Plus, there's prize up for grabs at CTO and lots of blog candy along the way. Don't miss out!
If you came here from Rayna's blog (Purple Peeps Techniques), then you're in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and you'd like to hop along from the beginning, visit Celebrate the Occasion.
For this hop, we're all making projects related to the Pool Party theme. Well, this is just right up my ally! If you follow my blog, you probably noticed that I'm on a bit of a party decorations/invitations kick. So, that's what I decided to make for this hop. Here are my projects:
First, I decided to make a Pool Party invitation. These are A2 sized gatefold cards. The card base is an SVG file I found online (sorry, I can't remember where I found it). The file also included the scalloped circle. There are 4 different versions of the invitation.

I got the beach ball and flipflops/sunglasses from Pack Your Bags. The sun is from Create a Critter, and the popsicle is from Doodlecharms. Then, I embossed the front flaps of the card base with my Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.


The striped band just slides off the invitation to reveal the party information inside. The actual invitation was just made in Microsoft Word.

Well, I couldn't have invitations without some sort of party decorations! So, I decided to make some cupcake toppers and wrappers to match. Here they are:


I got the wrappers from Life's a Party. I think they turned out so cute! I hope you like them. :o)

Now, what would a blog hop be without some BLOG HOP CANDY????

I'm giving away this DCWV Citrus Album & Embellishment Kit to one lucky follower. YAY!! Here's what you need to do to have a chance to win:

1. Become a follower and leave a comment letting me know. Or, let me know you're already a follower. Please don't forget to include your e-mail address.

That's all you have to do to have a chance to win! But, hey, if you want some extra chances, here's what you can do:

2. For an extra entry, LIKE my Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. You can click LIKE on my left sidebar or follow the link. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment.

3. For another entry, you can follow me on Networked Blogs, if you want. If you do, leave a separate comment telling me you did. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment.

4. For yet ANOTHER entry, you can follow me on Twitter, if you want. I'm new to Twitter, so I understand if you don't do the Twitter thing. But, if you do, you can follow me and get another entry...just leave a separate comment telling me you did. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment.

WOW! So many chances to win!!! :o) Please...only US mailing addresses. I'll leave this giveaway open all week, and then I'll randomly choose a winner on Friday, June 10.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...your next stop is Melissa at Moe Creations.

Here's the lineup, just in case you get lost along the way. :o)


85 comments:

  1. Super cute invites,cupcake wrappers and toppers. Your projects are always great. I am a follower and a facebook fan. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Wow, you did a great job on your projects!

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  3. I know I can't enter your giveaway but still wanted to comment. Love these invites they are so bright and fun. The cupcake toppers are gorgeous too.
    Kim xXx

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  4. Amazing Job! These are just so gorgeous! I wish I could use SVG files as I would sure scraplift this idea....

    Nicole T.

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  5. Ok Lisa....is there anything you can't do? These invites are so so so amazing!! I am so in awe of everything you do! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  6. I am a FB fan as well as a follower of your blog!
    Thanks again for sharing!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  7. You have outdone yourself, Lisa!! just LOVE your projects! So cute and cheery! Those invites are the bomb!! TFS!

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  8. Hi Lisa love the your cards and the cupcake toppers are fantastic. Victoria :)
    win_or_lose52athotmaildotcom
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  9. Ok this is for my second chance. I liked you on facebook. (also i forgot in the first comment to tell you that I was already a follower.)
    win_or_lose52athotmaildotcom
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  10. 3rd chance. I am now following you on twitter. I have the account and still feel new to it. Thanks for so many chances to win. Victoria
    win_or_lose52athotmaildotcom
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  11. You do such fantastic work. Your projects are always a treat and are candy in themselves.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win.

    kmcilrath@cfl.rr.com

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  13. Your invitations are just super!!!
    Love the bright colors and the great images!!
    The matching cupcake toppers are perfect!
    What fun projects and I found a great new blog to follow!!!!!!

    http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
    porteresther@gmail.com

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  14. Became a new follower. Love the invites. I think I need a pool so I can use these for a party.

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  15. this is all too cute!!!!!
    already a follower :) thanks for the chance to win!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  16. Lisa, these are so cool! I love the bright summery colors and those textures give it the WOW factor! I'm sure these are going to be a huge hit in your etsy shop! They are amazing, fun and they share a very happy feeling!
    Great job!
    Amber

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  17. Lisa you did a wonderful job. Love the paper that you used the colors are great for summer.

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  18. Love the invites!! Well, I love everything! Great job... from fellow DT member - Nicole

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  19. OMG I love the Invitations!! Love the bright colors. Im already a follower.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  20. Lisa, I also "LIKE" you on FB

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  21. Fantastic cards. I love the bright colors of paper that you used. The cupcake toppers are super cute too.
    I'm a follower on both your blog and your fb

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  22. Love it Lisa! I adore you cupcake wrappers!
    I am a follower!
    Shelly
    mypaperlove.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh wow...the invitations are soooo cute!! And I'm a follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow, another great project from you Lisa! Amazing invitations and your cupcakes look super yummy! I like the little toppers:) so cute!
    Thanks for a chance!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  25. Oh my goodness, these have to be the cutest invites and decorations I have ever seen!!! I love them!!! Those invites are awesome and so creative! Great JOB!
    Kimberly
    http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com
    cutie.jensen at gmail dot com

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  26. I like you on FB as well as follow your blog!
    Thanks !
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  27. Great invites! I love making fun invites for the kids, they really enjoy them! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  28. I absolutely LOVE your invites! Super cute! I am a follower of your blog.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  29. I "like" your FB page.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  31. Love the cute invites and the cupcakes are great.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Wow- I love these invitations- they are great! So bright and cheery and the embossing is a great added touch! New follower TFS! Amy :)
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  33. Your invitations are so cute, Lisa!! Love the colors and the shape of the gatefold--very nice. Of course the toppers are adorable too!! Thanks for sharing!--Pat N.

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  34. Really great set, I love the bright colors and your cupcakes look super yummy :)

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  35. WOW Those cards are awesome! I love that cut. And your cupcakes look so yummy!

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  36. All of your projects are just so adorable. The colors and designs are so creative and fun!!!
    Charlotte

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  37. OMGoodness! What an amazing job you did on your projects for the pool party! Can I come? (lol)

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  38. I'm already a follower, and I completely adore these invitations! Very cute!! Thanks for the great give away...hope I win!! :)
    rachel.kulcsar@gmail.com

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  39. I just "liked" you on Facebook. Thanks!
    rachel.kulcsar@gmail.com

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  40. Your work is beautiful as usual! I love the little cupcake toppers. Lovely work. Congrats on making the Pink By Design DT.
    Judy

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  41. Love the colors in this project! Super cute invites. Congrats on the Pink by Design DT! That is great. She has some super cute stamps!
    Fairly new follower here!
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  42. I absolutely LOVE these!! They are amazing! I became a follower :)

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  43. These are so absolutely adorable!! I love the colors and design! Just awesome!! I'm already a follower :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

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  44. Those are wonderful invitations. I like how each has it's own image and then they match the cupcake toppers!
    vosstin at gmail dot com

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  45. Love your cards and cupcake toppers...gonna have to try some of those.

    Kay
    goebel75@gmail.com

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  46. Wow these are great! Love them. I'm now a follower of your blog.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  47. Oh my goodness you are soooo talented! I am now a follower!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  48. I "liked" you on facebook and am so glad I found you!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  49. These are fantastic! How did you run just the circle parts through the embosser? Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  50. What awesome invites! the colors are so vibrant and your cupcake toppers and wrappers are great too! I am an existing follower. BTW, congrats on your DT!
    esigmon at cox dot net

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  51. The invites are fantastic - I love the colours! And the cupcake toppers!!!!! *squeals of delight* :) :) :) Love, love, love them!I'm already a follower.
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  52. I love the invitations and the cupcake toppers.. so cute and such bright summer colors!! This is screaming pool/beach party!! :)
    gravelprincess@hotmail.com

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  53. Oh wow! Very cute. I love the invite and cupcake toppers. Thanks for an idea. cassiecropcorner@yahoo.com. And congrats on your new DT!

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  54. Wow love the colors you used so bright and beautiful
    I am A FOLLOWER
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    Perderg{at}Q{dot}com

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  55. Lisa... so cute.. the invites and the cupcakes... sweet..

    tfs...

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  56. Love your invitations and cupcakes, adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. I am already a follower
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  57. I already like you on facebook.
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  58. I've done gatefold cards before, but they just had straight sides. I loved these scalloped edges, the embossing, the colors....OK, I just love everything about them! I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win. bborre at hotmail dot com

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  59. Sweet sweet sweet, love your stuff, thanks for sharing again. mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  60. Thank you for sharing your very cute invitations and decorations. Just love them.

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  61. Terrific projects! Love the cute cheery colors. A lot of work. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

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  62. FB follower too. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

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  63. Hi Lisa, what amazing and fun invitations you made. Cute Cupcake Toppers. Im already a happy follower of your blog. TFS

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  64. I'm already a happy follower of your FB page. Great job on your projects.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  65. Love your projects. Cute cupcake toppers. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  66. Lisa! These are so great honey! I love the invites and the cupcake holders. Adorable! The colors and ideas are superb! I always love your ideas and thanks so much to win such super fun candy! I adore kits like that! Yay! Hope I'm lucky. ;0) See ya on the DT!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  67. I like you on FB! :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  68. I just networked our blogs. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  69. I also now follow you on Twitter. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  70. OMG love the invites. can't wait to try this out
    tanya.ayala@gmail.com

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  71. Your invitations are incredible, the colors are so bright and summery! And the cupcakes, mmmm, look yummy. You gave me a great idea with those. Fantastic job! momscrafts42@aol.com

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  72. Wow, those cards are so stinkin' cute!!! Love it!

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  73. Oh wow! Sooooo cute! Love the invites and the toppers

    Thanks for participating in the hop and providing some great inspiration!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway .. I could certainly put it to good use!

    Your newest follower,
    Melanie
    melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

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  74. Cutest invitations ever! Love the colors, the band and embellishments! Who could say no to a party with an invite like this?! New follower!

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

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  75. I would love to get one of those adorable pool party invites! They're awesome! and of course the matching cupcake toppers are just great! Great idea!

    ♥ Rayna
    http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

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  76. These are absolutely adorable! I will be looking for this SVG file!! Wow just love these!
    Tina
    http://myhoppyplace.blogspot.com/

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  77. I'm a new follower. Like the theme. Especailly like the style of the cards & the embossing. Like chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    sunshine_honeybee2004@yahoo.com
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  78. O my goodness these projects are ADORABLE. I just love the invitations. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  79. Congrats on all of your DT's Great party set love that you used circles throughout
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  80. I just love your cards, the vibrant colors are great. Great cupcakes. czrodlowski at gmail dot com

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  81. Oh my, Lisa!! You never cease to amaze me!! Awesome job on the invitations & the cupcake toppers!! :)
    Linda :)
    www.fancyframework.com
    linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com

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  82. Wow... Lisa, these are SO CUTE!! I'm gonna check out your video (LOVE putting voices with faces and friends!! LOL!!)... I love the cupcake toppers too!! You are so creative...

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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