Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop

Once again, it's blog hop time!  Since we're starting a day before the royal wedding, we're declaring it a bridal shower, but we'll be here for two days of projects.  If you've arrived here from Theresa "The Scrapbooking Queen", you're in the right place.  If you're just starting out, you're welcome to head over to Cardmonkey's Paper Jungle and hop through the whole list.  When you're done here, you'll want to be sure and head over to Michelle at Queen of My Craft Room and see what she has up her sleeve!

 So, I mentioned the other day that my daughter is excited to get up early and see some of the hoopla surrounding the royal wedding.  I'm sure she's not the only one planning a "viewing party", so I thought I'd create a layout appropriate for scrapping the event!  (Remember to click on the photos to see them larger.)



Be sure to click on this photo to see the medallions I stamped on the background using Versamark ink!  Looks much better in person, lol.


This picture shows better detail on one of the stamped medallions and the way I cut my paper strips to follow the medallion's shape.  I cut my title using the Elegant Cake Cricut cartridge, and welded the font shadow using the Gypsy.  I added some self-adhesive gems for a little added bling.


Here's a closeup of my flag pennant banner and the cardstock strip I embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.  The gold string is actually 3 strands of DMC Light Gold Thread (282) braided together.  The flag pennants are part of a printable set from Lettering Delights, and the entire set is free through Saturday!  They also have matching SVGs and an alphabet, all on sale during Dollar Days, which ends TODAY.  The anchors for my banner are just gold brads, spaced at 1.75".

I used gold crowns to bookend the journaling block.  Since I wasn't totally sure where I was putting them, I made the crowns separately and adhered them to the CS later.  I stamped in gold ink on white vellum, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, and trimmed around the images with micro-tip scissors.   I added some self-adhesive gems to the crowns for a finishing touch.

Supplies used in this layout:
  • red, white, and blue cardstock from my stash
  • Cricut cartridge, Elegant Cakes, and Gypsy
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder, Textile Texture
  • Medallion Stamp, Stampin' UP!
  • self-adhesive gems in clear, red, and blue; Close To My Heart
  • gold brads
  • DMC Light Gold Thread, #282
  • British flag pennant printables, Lettering Delights (you can get lots of freebies just for creating an account; get more every Friday via their FB page!)
  • Royal Birth stamp set, Close To My Heart
  • Versamark and metallic gold stamp pads
  • gold embossing powder and heat gun
Now, time for some blog candy!  I'm giving away two MyAcrylix stamp sets, Friendship and an exclusive mini stamp set, plus a 6x6 mini album in red (perfect for scrapping your Royal viewing party!).  In order to win, just leave comment on today's post.  I would love if you would become a Follower, but it is not a requirement to win!


Thanks for stopping by today - hope to see you back soon!  Now it's time to hop on over to Michelle at Queen of My Craft Room for her project.

61 comments:

  1. Your layout is SOOOOO Cute! I just love all the flags and the colors are perfect! TFS, I'm already a follower ♥

    ~Stacey~ aka Ribbon Diva
    CreatingACraftyLife.blogspot.com
    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

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  2. Love the LO! Those crowns are awesome!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  3. so love your layout! perfect idea to scrap the event.

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Whoa, that's a lot of trimming around those crowns! Neat layout though, and the braided thread? You went all out!

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  5. so so sweet....TFS!!!!

    Cherrio!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  6. Your LO is very cute with a lot of detail work - TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  7. Beautiful Lori! Love all your details!! : )

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  8. So pretty!

    Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

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  9. What a perfect layout for the Royal Event! I've accessed those free Lettering Delights files too, but just haven't gotten around to using them yet. LD has such TERRIFIC files, both SVG and PDF for printing -- I highly recommend them all the time. LOVE THEM!

    Enjoy the Wedding!

    Thank you for being a special part of this CardMonkey-hosted Hop!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  10. How lovely. I plan on watching the events unfold myself.

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  11. This is an amazing LO. I love everything about it.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, you did an awesome job on your LO. You can tell you put a lot of detailed work into it. Your daughter is going to love putting pics in with you when the Happy Event is over. Happy, Happy, Happy to be a new follower.
    :O)
    Jessica
    jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
    strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com

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  13. This is so cute. Love the layout!

    Kris
    dietzrobles@yahoo.com

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  14. What a great give away! TFS!

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  15. love your layout!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  16. I love the crowns. I'm so glad you showed a close up of them.

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  17. Love that LO!!! What a cool idea <3 I'm setting my DVR, you KNOW I'm not an early bird, LOL!

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  18. Perfect LO for this hop! Love the gold embossed crown, too. :)

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  19. Great layour - love the colours. I love the crown. I'm your newest follower. TFS
    ~ Hugs Jacqueline
    madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  20. SO amazing!! I love how the overall look came together. I love seeing scrapbook pages! Thanks for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh,I just Love that you made a Layout for the Royal Wedding. You have got to add a picture on it of your Daughter watching the Wedding. So Creative. Love It!!!
    I'm a new Follower. Would love to see the finished layout when your done. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  22. Love your layout for the royal wedding.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  23. Very Royal layout!! I like the crowns - they look so real.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmial.com

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  24. Dear Lady Lori,

    Your royal project was stunning. Beautiful. Delightful.

    Fancy coming here and being a part of this wonderful hop.

    Cheerio!

    Lady Damaris Velazquez of Shoma

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  25. Lori this is fabulous! I love the idea of scrapping pictures of viewing the wedding! I am not sure i will make it up to watch it but I want to. my hubby doesn't understand what all the fuss is about for us here in the states, but we ladies understand don't we?

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  26. Very Lovely and detailed layout.

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  27. I am a follower,Your layout is so cool!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  28. So very elegant! Love the layouts, you did a wonderful job! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  29. Beautiful layout! How much fun a viewing party would be! I am sure I will wake up and watch in the morning but I will be doing it in my jammies and my party will consist of my son's two dogs!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  30. Your layout is cute!! Love It!!
    Am a new follower!!
    Imogene
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    swetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  31. Great layout. Awesome.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  32. What a great LO! I love this idea and thanks for the gypsy tip! I am now a follower!

    Tisha
    http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

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  33. Your pages are great! Love the banner and of course, the crown.

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  34. Ohh my this is just amazing. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Your blog candy is also amazing. I am a new follower.
    Thanks again
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  35. I am a new follower. Very creative. Love it.

    Kim
    http://mycraftingcreations.com

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  36. I am a new follower. Very creative. Love it.

    Kim
    http://mycraftingcreations.com

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  37. Great LO...so British! Cherrio..
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  38. Very nice hun! thank you for sharing this with us on FB. I'll be signing up to follow you as soon as I finish typing this!

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  39. Adorable scrapbook page. The layout is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  40. Very cute layout!:)

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net
    http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love the layout! I really love that medallion stamp. and WOW on the handcutting the crown.

    I look forward to meeting you Sat.
    I now follow your blog too!
    Jan
    www.thecraftymermaid.blogspot.com

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  42. Love your royal LO. Very British.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  43. How beautiful Lori! Fabulous crowns!!

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  44. This layout is awesome and I love the embossed crowns. Bravo!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  45. This is so great! I am going to have to scraplift this!

    america57@comcast.net

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  46. Your layout is so adorable, love it.TFS Follower
    suella11@yahoo.com

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  47. I love that you are scrapbooking this moment with your daughter! I still remember watching Pricess Diana marry Prince Charles with my mom! I'll never forget it! Great layout!
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  48. Very cute layout! So simple yet elegant! I love CTMH stamps and would love to win some! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sopoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  49. Very cute layout. Perfect layout for the Royal wedding. The medillians are great. TFS!!
    cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

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  50. I love the crowns! Too cute!
    I became a follower of your blog!
    purpleprincess214@gmail.com

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  51. I was sooo tickled to see your LO..I honestly hadn't thought of scrapping my daughters and I watching the wedding.TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  52. you LO is sooo pretty!!! I love how you added the flags, such a cute idea!
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  53. I love your "Royal" Layout. the crowns are an awesome touch.

    New follower thanks to Monica from Scrap 2 Treasure, loving the Hop. Linn from Linns Scrap Shack

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  54. WOW W9W WOWO!!! LOVED YOUR ROYAL BRIDAL SHOWER!!!!!

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  55. Wow you couldn't have done better on this...its awesome!! Picked the colors perfectly and it looks Royal!! Now follow

    vick6740@yahoo.com

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  56. Adorable layout especially love the flags

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  57. Nice layout!
    Www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
    Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

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  58. Well I thought the wedding was lovely and now you can put some nice photos in this wonderful page.
    Hugs, Debi

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  59. Love your blog...so creative. I will be a frequent visitor. Check out my new blog. I have been collecting teacups/teapots for 11 years to use as favors for my daughters Bridal Shower...It was a great success. Linda

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  60. Great layout! I love the crowns. :) Thanks for playing in my linky party. :-)

    Jin
    http://underacherrytree.com/

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