I thought we'd do something different at this demonstrator meeting and make one big project instead of three cards like normal. Turns out I should have stuck with three cards--it was a flop! People complained the whole time. I was so disappointed--I'd worked so hard on prepping all the various parts and pieces and typed instructions! I thought it was adorable so I'm gonna share it with you guys anyway, and you can tell me if I was out to lunch on this project.
We made the container first--scored at 1.5 inch intervals the long way, then 1.5 inches the short way, folded into a seven-sided "vase." We used a 2.5 inch circle punch of cardstock backed with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to close the bottom (very similar to this container here). It was filled with candy to hold the sticks upright (mine was, anyway. I left them to provide their own--perhaps that's why no one liked it??) Then we decorated it with a torn strip bow made with the new Designer Essentials Fabric pack, in the Daffodil Delight chevron pattern.
Then we made seven different pennants to go in their vase. My clever downline Cristy provided two pinwheel variations, one fancy and one simple, and the other five were just easy flowers and pennants from the Petite Pennants and Fun Flowers dies for the Big Shot. I loved the bright color scheme inspired by the colors found in the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper pack.
So whaddya think--out to lunch?