Thursday, June 16, 2011

Follow Up To Guess This Project...

Way back in May I posted a photo of these cardboard pieces and asked if you could guess what I was going to do with this "trash". It has taken a lot longer to complete this project however here is the reveal.
Each little hard cardboard tent got handpainted with gold paint. Then each one got a strip of gold paper attached to it. Then there was a lot of punching out names and hearts and attaching them to the little tents.

Here you see the finished project. Table place cards. A dear friend is having her 90th birthday and her stepdaughter and I are doing the table decorations for the party. In an earlier post I showed the ribbon bookmarks we made for each guest. We have also done candy bags with a cute header and edge punched and hearted with Happy 90th Elsbeth on them.

This is the special place card for the birthday girl. I think she will be pleased with the extra attention. This will be a grand celebration for a grand lady.

So never look at anything with only one purpose in mind. Anything is possible if you just imagine. My Grandma would be so proud that I learned such a valuable lesson from her. Thank you dear sweet Grandma. I absolutely know she is watching me from heaven and smiling.

My dear friend Lindsay reads my blog and guessed correctly. I think I may be putting the creative vibe in her mind as well. Good job Miss Lindsay Lollipop. :o)

Another week comes to a close and may you each have a terrific weekend. Celebrate the men in your lives as we have Father's Day this Sunday. I will be spoiling Mr. C as I am so fortunate he is in my life.

Happy Creating...


  1. What a great party this will be , so much attention to details. be sure and take lots of pictures!
    hugs Lynn

  2. What a lucky lady she is to have beautiful people like you around to make this event so special! The place cards are fantastic.

  3. Fabulous place cards Sherry - and the special one for the birthday girl too! Hope it's a great and special party for her.

    Have a lovely weekend xx

  4. What a wonderful idea, to use them like that, and they looks wonderful, as do the place card-she will have a gorgeus day, your friend.

  5. of course, it is obvious now that we see your creativity. Lovely!

  6. I never would have guessed yet as you said back then - so obvious!! I love them, and I'm sure your friend will too - beautiful!
    It's funny isn't it, how we can all look at the same thing and yet something totally different. I love that - I think it is the essence of what being human is.
    Great post!

  7. Well I am delighted to see what you did with the little tents! Such a great idea!

  8. I just saw Sherry's post about the lovely flower pin you sent her and read your post about luncheon with a friends. The flower broach was a lovely way to end a wonderful day with friends.

    The items you are making for Elsbeth's 90th birthday are fabulous. What a joyous celebration that will be.

    Have a great weekend. Tammy

  9. How special and wonderful these will look and did look on her day! Yes, your grandmother is smiling down at you!


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