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event embellishing

Using your talents for celebrations and events is one of my favorite things. I have shared previous projects that I have done like baby shower invitations & favors, treats for the girls to bring to school for various holidays, etc. It's definitely that extra personal touch that you can add to the day.

For the past several years our family has a team to raise money for an organization that has helped support our daughter Tacy and our family. You can see more information on the event that is going on this Saturday (tomorrow!) here. To keep things fun and interesting, we have been choosing themes and this year our theme is ROCK STAR! We have referred to Tacy as our rock star for quite some time calling handicapped parking "rock star" parking. And she is a little rock star with her spunk and her spirit - the theme is a perfect one!


One of the items that I wanted to create were backstage passes for all of our riders. I cut some white cardstock to 3"x4" (Project Lifers are you catching that measurement?) And then created some custom word cutouts for my Silhouette machine by typing out what I wanted, overlapping the letters, and then merging everything together. I did cut out with Papertrey Ink True Black and Hawaiian Shores cardstock. I made sure that it was set for cutting heavy cardstock and did a double cut. I did have to do a little bit of trimming, but I thought it went pretty darn well considering how thick Papertrey cardstock is. 


Next I attached the "back stage pass" cut outs to the bottom of the white cardstock pieces. I used the Boy Basics: Rock On set (not just for boys!) to stamp the guitar in Raspberry Fizz and then the sentiment over that in Smokey Shadow ink. The star is from the Star Prints set and I stamped that in Hawaiian Shores ink on the opposite side of the card.


To personalize the passes, I used the Fresh Alphabet set to add the "Team Tacy 2012" in True Black ink. I will share the finished passes in just a bit...


I wanted another little something for our cheerleaders to have so that they could officially be part of the Team Tacy fan club! I took the "Team Tacy 2012" cut out and used a glue pen to apply glitter to just the "Tacy" part of the piece.


My other daughter Hana was impressed by my use of the "rock star" font that I used for Tacy's name which is Blackmoor - the other font I used is Aviano Slab Bold.


I punched circles to fit into the button maker pieces (just a press together set by Darice that you can find at a craft store) from white copy paper that I stamped with stars in Raspberry Fizz and True Black.


I attached the glittered word cut outs to the stamped circle and then assembled it with the button pieces. I did have to trim a few pieces that overlapped out of the button with some paper snips.


I took the back stage pass cards and attached them to some lanyards that I made with some ribbon and clasps by Darice from my craft store. They were so easy to assemble by just taking an appropriate length of ribbon (determined by matching it to a lanyard that I had) folded in half and then took the ends and folded them over the metal ring on the clasps and stitched them in place with my sewing machine.


Team Tacy is ready to rock it on Saturday - I can't wait to see how everything comes together! This rock star theme would be awesome for a birthday party celebration as well and this rock star theme may come back next fall when we have to put together costumes together for Halloween...!

I will be back after the weekend and give you an update on the race and share pictures of all of these awesome embellishments in action!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Team Tacy Back Stage Passes

stamps: Boy Basics: Rock On, Star Prints, Fresh Alphabet

ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz

cardstock: white, True Black

other: assorted ribbons (American Crafts, Offray), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), lanyard clasps (Darice), digital cutter (Silhouette)

Team Tacy Fan Club Buttons

stamps: Star Prints

ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black

cardstock: Hawaiian Shores

other: copy paper (HP), button (Darice), glitter (Stampin' Up!), digital cutter (Silhouette)