Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Products on the Sly

It may not be quite so obvious, but my project for today does include Stampin' Up! products.  I had to make very simple menus for a client's dinner party.  I wanted to keep the menus clean and simple because I knew all the other details I had proposed for the design decor of the farm to table style dinner gathering.  While the menus are fuss free I used the following products all from SU!: My Digital Studio (retired), Kraft card stock, Personal Cutter (retired, but my most favorite paper cutter ever), Simply Scored, and the Stapler.
The table design was put together by myself.  The linens, Ritz Eggshell, came from La Tavola of Napa; Fruitwood chargers, Scroll White plates, and Contempo Green stemware place settings are from Classic Party Rentals in San Francisco; Duchess flatware, kings tables, and Crossback chairs are from Danny Thomas Party Rentals in Sunnyvale; and the flowers and bistro lighting are from none other than Bloomster's which is where I work.  I purchased the dish towels online to use for the napkins that are banded with the menus.  Sometimes it's just less expensive to purchase than to rent.  And the look I wanted was just that, cheaper to buy.
The floral menu includes garden roses, blue thistle, yarrow, sunflowers, decorative peppers, eucalyptus leaves and berries, dahlias, lilac, rosemary, sedum, succulents, and millet.  In the low trays we used Scotch moss and dried green lentils to create a bed for fresh beets, turnips, artichokes, peppers, carrots, radishes, and black berries.  Our containers include a mix of rustic corrugated metal cylinders, Italian tomato cans, olive oil canisters, and vintage amber jars.  It's fun to be creative!!
From Dara
To Julie


  1. oh.em.gee I want to attend this soirée! love, love, love every last bit of it! I think you may have my dream job!!!! love the way you did the menus too, very lovely & clever :)

  2. Absolutely stunning! I love it all...the menus are a wonderful touch. I love the fonts you chose, mind sharing what they are?

  3. Love it! I forget to use my craft stuff for things besides cards. Beautiful!

  4. Simply gorgeous!! What an eye you have for the detail and coordination - so stunning!!

  5. Superb creativities! Thanks for sharing these pictures here. I am thinking to host a DIY party for my sister’s baby shower. It would be helpful if you can share any DIY ideas for her party. I have shortlisted couple of event venues NYC and will finalize one soon.