Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time for a Picnic Party Post

Howdy Blog Hoppers...welcome to the Club Scrap June Picnic Blog Hop!
I hope you enjoyed Debby's Blog and I'm also sure that you missed me last month!  You did miss me right??  Or maybe you missed the cats?

This month I was lucky enough to be selected to be the Guest Artist for the Greetings to Go set and along with a little help from my mom we whipped up these great cards!  But after all that crafting and creating I was left in a bit of a conundrum for the Blog Hop this month.  Finally I had one of those necessity breeds creativity moments when I was working on planning a big party for this upcoming Saturday night at our house.  I needed some cute place cards for the foods I was making and waaa-laaa an idea was born.
Cute little stamped cards to go on my buffet table!  The picnic stamps work well for cook-out type cards but don't let those specific images stop you.  I was determined to find stamps that worked for all of my dishes!  (And since I'm not rocking an amazing new crafting technique I'll throw in the added bonus of the links to the dishes I am making.)

First off the above listed beverage...because nothing gets a party started at my house like some tequila shooters!
Jalapeno Cilantro Limeaid

Next up...Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad! Also a cute and perfect match for this kit.  Now let's branch out to other kits and stamps...

The Tahiti bananas work perfectly for my Mini Banana Pies.  And I couldn't resist the cute Oh Baby pig for the Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders.  Nothing says "I love ham" like a cute pig!  I have a couple of guests at my party who are gluten intolerant so I kept the place cards color coded so they would know to stay away from unsafe items.  Pink/Red Painted Desert paper means none for them...
More non-GF items include these tasty looking Jalapeno Popper Cups and these Easy Blackberry Crisps (Scroll partway down page for an easy description.)  Stamps from the Salsa kit highlight the spicy peppers and the Grapes from Sonoma make perfect blackberries!
The Salsa stamps make another appearance for these adorable Seven Layer Dip Cups (don't those look fun and easy?) and the After Five UM Stamps work well for any drink item but I'm fixing Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters.  
(We need to work on getting some of those at Retreat!!)
Pull out the Seashore Stamps for anything fish related like my Tuna Tartare and either the older Asian Artisan stamps or some Fire and Ice stamps would work for anything Asian themed like these yummy Saucy Asian Meatballs.
Finally we will wrap up the cards with the corn from the older Harvest Kit for my Chilled Crab and Corn Soup (for the life of me I couldn't find a Club Scrap Crab stamp-do we have one?) and the Salsa stamps won out again for this Tomato and Mozzarella Salad.

I had a couple more but you get the drift right?  Pretty much anything you make you can make an adorable easy place card for!

AJ gives two thumbs up and was anxious to help with the party planning.  Here he is helping me finish my massive party grocery list!
So plan a party and craft your way to a cute table scape!

Next up this month is Carpe Memoria with Lisa!  If you want to see all of the cute Picnic creations just Hop on back to Club Scrap Creates!

I hope you enjoyed my little crafty post with a recipe bypass!  If anyone is in the neighborhood come by for a limeaid shooter!