Saturday, June 6, 2009

For the Hostess with the Mostest!


This project is the perfect summertime soiree hostess gift! I took a plain kraft drink holder (which I purchased in bulk online a year or two ago) and covered a portion in Basic Grey’s Sultry. Next I cut 2” x 12” pieces and used my scalloped edge punch to scallop one side of it and adhered it to the carrier. Since the carrier has a couple of odd angled sides, I used the scalloped piece to make it appear straighter. Then I used a strip of ribbon to make a border between the two paper pieces. I also covered the label portion of the lemonade bottles (these bottles are actually much larger than they appear in the picture) in a coordinating Sultry pattern. The handle of the carrier is covered in all different types of ribbon (check out Limelight Papercrafts for a fantastic selection!)

Ingredients: Stamps: Stampin’ Up! {Yummy}; Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! {Whisper White}; Designer Paper: Basic Grey {Sultry}; Ink: Stampin’ Up! {Chocolate Chip}; Accessories: Kaiser Crafts {Adhesive Rhinestones}, Various Ribbons: {Limelight Papercrafts, Stampin’ Up! and my personal stash}, Martha Stewart {Butterfly Punch}; Other: World Market {1 Liter Lemon-Lime Soda}.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

So pretty, makes me want to have a girls night on the deck!!

Amy said...

This is an awesome project! I want to know what's in those bottles!!

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

It's just lemonade--- I swear! :)

Jamiecrafts said...

that is really cute, great job!

JenMarie said...

Cute, cute! So pretty!

Fern said...

Nikki this is fabulous.
So summery and such a perfect gift idea.

Fern xx

Mandy said...

What a fun way to package that cute soda! Looks refreshing and fun! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza Girl!!! You sure ROCKED the summer hop!!! What fantastic and fun hostess gifts!! I'm definitely gonna CASE some of your beautiful ideas!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

What a great hostess gift. Great project.

Gram E. Bear said...

Didn't know you could buy the drink carriers plain. Guess you can pretty much buy anything in bulk. LOL Great hostess gift no matter what's in the bottles. {{{hugs}}}

Doodles said...

What a wonderful idea so pretty as well.

Peggy said...

Wow ...it's all summer ,summer on your blog !!!
I think I stay here !!! LOL !!!

Hugs,

Peggy

JeanFB said...

OMG, your summertime ideas are all so stinkin' cute!!! Will have to try 'em! TFS.

Lori said...

Great idea, Thanks! I'm always going to a friends for bonfires and this will be perfect.