Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deasy Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Deasy Designs Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here by way of Yenni's blog.  If you arrived here from somewhere else, be sure to start at the beginning of the hop over on the Deasy Designs blog.

 Today we want to highlight the Our Heroes stamp set.  It is a wonderful military themed stamp set that is perfect for making cards for those who serve our country.  Today, however, we wanted to show you that this set can be used in many different ways for all kinds of occassions!

I chose to use the sailor to make a super fun cupcake topper.  I think any little boy would love this 3-D sailboat and sweet little sailor.  First, I printed this boat template and stamped the side of the boat with the USA stamp.  The boat is very easy to fold, just make sure you score the dotted lines first.  Then I drew the sails on some patterned paper and adhered them to navy cardstock. I used the small blank flag from the set to make the fun flags at the top of the sails.  The flags were easy to decorate using the star stamps inlcuded in this set.  The pole down the center of the sails was made using the flag poles from the two flags included in the set.   Of course, the best part is the sweet little sailor that fit perfectly in my boat. 
Here is a close-up of the cupcake topper.
 I thought it would be fun to add some waves, so I used a punch to create the wave pattern on some blue cardstock. Then I just cut it down to size and wrapped it around the base of the cupcake.
What do you think?  Can you image a cute little nautical birthday party?!  You could use the sailor and the little flag in the Our Heroes stamp set to make not only the cupcake toppers, but also banners, party favors and invitations!

Now, are you ready for the best part of the hop?  Deasy Designs is giving away one Our Heroes stamp set!  All you have to do is enjoy the hop and comment on each of the blogs along the way!  Every blog you comment on gives you a chance to win!  You have until Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST to comment on all the blogs.  A winner will be announced on Wednesday on the Deasy Designs blog.

Next stop on the hop is Laurel!  Enjoy the hop!

22 comments:

Annette said...

awww I love this...how fun are you...this is adorable...

Yenni Natalia said...

hahahhaha...this is super fun!!! i love the sail :)

scrapper-at-heart said...

Cute idea. I wouldn't use this set otherwise but I love this idea.

Samantha Mann said...

omg! amazing!!!!!!!!!! i want to play with that sail boat!!! wow!! what a neat and unique idea!

Creations by Shirl said...

This is clever, love that cupcake topper... Great creativity....

Stephanie said...

Love love what you created Erica!!
You rock! :-)

Sue D said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the link to the boat template.

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute and clever! Love the little boat and the nautical colors!

Kelly said...

oh my goodness, that is ADORABLE! SUch a cute idea for a nautical party!

Rose said...

this is super fun!!! your little sailor is adorable :)

Wendy G. said...

Very original and super cute!

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, this is the CUTEST cupcake topper ever!!! Thank you for your inspiration...I'm definitely going to be making these! And...Thank you so much for a chance to win!

Renee said...

Oh my goodness, amazing!! You're so creative!

Indy said...

What a super way to use this set! Super cute!

Iin Aryanti said...

Aaaaaww... this is a very very cute topper!! Thanks for your inspiration! :)

Mistylynn said...

This is such a cute idea!!! LOVE IT!

my three sons mommy said...

What a great idea.

Lalo said...

Erica this is so stinkin' cute!!!

Katie said...

What of super-fun cupcake topper....c cup cake, sounder really good right now.

Laura Jane said...

This is TOO fun!

sharon g said...

NO WAY!!! This is toooo cute! What a good party idea.

Mary J said...

He is so so fab, Erica!