Tuesday, February 10, 2009


These fantastic designs come to us from Gretchen Barron - if you haven't fallen in love with these stamps and papers already, you will now!

Get ready for your next Game Night or Party with JackPot Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up! From invitations to Pencil Holders to Card Caddy's to Post-it Note holders and more, you can create everything you need for a unique and fun evening with friends and family. I had a ball making all these projects with Jackpot DSP and the new coordinating stamp sets, Game Night and Card Games.

Let's start with the invitation. I began with a Basic Black card base and added a layer of Real Red and a 2" layer of the DSP, separated by 1/4" Black grosgrain ribbon. The game pieces were stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock, punched out with the 1 1/4" Square Punch and
mounted on Basic Black squares punched with the 1 3/8" Square punch.

The sentiment and inside invitation are from Hugs & Wishes. The game pieces were stamped with Basic Black and Real Red Inks.

Moving on, look at this adorable pencil holder! It could also hold tiny wrapped candies or other snacks. The can was a Peanut Can which has been transformed with a little DSP, ribbon, and stamped images. How cute! And something that is useful long beyond your actual event. I will be using mine at workshops to hold Markers, Blender Pens, Bone folders and other supplies needed to make cards. What a great way to show-off our versatile Designer Series Papers and coordinating Stamp sets!

Whether you want to keep track of scores or simply jot down a few notes, this little Post-it Note Holder is the perfect accessory for your party. You could even make one of these for each guest as a little gift to send home with them. It goes together in literally minutes, using an inexpensive chipboard coaster, DSP, and a Jumbo Clip!

This cute little box is made using the Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Die. You cut 4 Envelopes with Real Red Cardstock, fold on the score lines and attach them together using Sticky Strip Adhesive then decorate as you desire. The box makes a perfect place to store playing cards or would be darling filled with snacks as an individual party favor for your guests. The dice were stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder and I used one of our new Sizzlets Lots of Tags for the cute shaped tag!

Finally, a little book is always handy to keep track of names and addresses, to keep a running record of game scores and attendance or even as a mini-scrapbook to record the fun you've all shared. This was made very quickly using one of our On Board 5x5 Art Journals, the Stamp Sets Game Night and Smarty Pants and the Spiral Punch!

Gretchen - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with us - I'm inspired by your creativity!


carolm said...

cute projects gretchen!

xox ~ carol.

Maria Williams :) said...

i LOVE everything you've done with this set!!!

Maxine Conrad said...

I am lost for words (it doesn't happen often LOL) xxx Way to go Gretchen !

laurie said...

This is so fun! What an awesome idea.