FINALLY, I get to show you this BBQ Grill punch art I made up last month! My final Punch Class using this Grill was this past week…the other group did it earlier and I’ve been DYING to show it. Then I saw Shelli (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) had a Summer Party Challenge and I thought this grill would be PERFECT to submit for her contest! The card my Punch Classes did was a little different…they used the U Rock stamp from It’s A Sign…but I made another to show off as an invitation using You’re Invited stamp from Sincere Salutations.
Included in this set is the Invitation, the food place card, the plasticware/napkin holder and a little pennant for the condiments. The grill is made using Real Red cardstock and the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and cutting it in half, I used a Silver Mini Brad as a hinge. The legs are the Word Window punch with Basic Gray cardstock…one is used whole and the other I cut in half lengthwise. The large wheel is Basic Black cardstock with the 1/2 circle punch and the smaller wheel is cut from the Crop A Dile (approx. 1/4" circle). The handle for the top of the grill, I punched the Crop A Dile, then the 1/2 circle around it. I used the White Gel Pen around the edges of the gril and the center of the large wheel. Urban Oasis Designer Paper is used for accents on the card, sleeve and the food tent.
I used the Sizzix Go Go Boots dies to spell BBQ on the foot tent place card. I also used the Photo Corner Punch as an accent with more Silver Mini Brads on the invitation. Oh…and the SMOKE from the grill! I looked and looked at all my sets…finally saw the Swirl Stamp from Spotlight on Christmas…it is perfect!
The napkin/plasticware holder is REALLY easy and I’ve used it several times at parties! It is quite impressive to have a basket of them sitting on the buffet table. I cut a sleeve of Urban Oasis Designer Paper 3 x 11" and folded it in half to 3 x 5 1/2. I created a Real Red cardstock belly band, 1 x 8 1/2" and ran it thru the Crimper Tool, and wrapped it around the center of the folded sleeve…allowing a little room to place the napkin and plasticware inside. The napkin I just folded the edges in and the bottom up to make a "pocket" and slid the plasticware inside. Then I just decorated the outside of the sleeve with the same Grill element as the card!
For the condiment pennant, I cut two small pennants from the XL Pennant Die in Whisper White and Real Red, then trimmed off the edge of the Whisper White and layered over the Real Red. I added a couple Jumbo Eyelets and tied some Real Red Striped Ribbon for a hanger. The Grill is placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Fun…I loved making this, and it really came together quickly as a set!