Memorial Day seems to be synonymous with a barbeque. Is it just me or does everyone have a giant cheesburger and homemade potato salad on this holiday? I sure do. Looking forward to my mom's baked beans, too. She puts bacon and brown sugar in them. She also puts egg in potato salad, which I find a real asset. I am getting sidetracked, aren't I?
Our very talented design team member Mara Campbell came up with a series of projects, perfect for anyone throwing a Memorial Day (or summer) BBQ. You may remember that Mara's knack is for creating a series of cards or a suite of projects. She is excellent and creating coordinating items. Up first, she created an invitation. I love her use of patterned paper, the twine from The Twinery, and of course – the chair & umbrella stamp from PSA Life's A Beach Peel & Stick™ stamps. She also used Red Holiday Ink in her PSA Stamper. Funny – I always think of that particular ink for Christmas, but it's great to see it for summer holidays!
She also created buffet table cards. I could write: "Mom's baked beans", "Homemade Potato salad", "Creamy coleslaw", "apple pie", and all of my favorites. Wouldn't it look fantastic on a checkered red and white table cloth, with food abundant? I just love the crisp black and white impression of the stamps against the white and red/patterned paper.
Here's another thing I think is quite genious. Treat bags! Make some homemade cookies, put them in these adorable bags, and send them home with guests who are too full to enjoy immediately. Mara's used the same stamps to keep things unified.
Use these little flags in cupcakes, or stick in drinks. How festive!
Lastly, Mara created a banner to display in the kitchen, dining room, or even outside by the pool. A banner makes any party more exciting and a homemade banner is so personal!
I told you she was fantastic at creating a cohesive group of projects! Let us know what you think today!