Thursday, August 16, 2012

By the Seashore plus brown packing paper = tablecloths for a Crab Bake

By the Seashore stamp set - the little blue crabs

My good friend Charlotte hosted a Crab Bake and wanted eye catching crab themed table cloths.

She really liked the crab stamp in the Stampin' Up! By the Seashore stamp set.  BUT she needed a LOT of tablecloth, enough to cover 4-5 buffet tables, so it would have taken forever to stamp hundreds of crabs.

This project required a HUGE chunky foam crab stamp that could cover a lot of space with one stamp. She didn't find a chunky stamp, but she found the perfect foam crab in an inexpensive kids craft kit.  It was easily converted to a stamp with Jim Stephan's Jiffy Mount.

 The big red crabs looked great, but needed a little something, and that little something was the blue crab stamp from By the Seashore.

What a great use for brown packing paper!

Yes, It looks fabulous!!
Hope that gives you an idea for your next event when you need some custom tablecloths.  This would work on any kind of uncoated paper tablecloth.  It would work on plastic as well, if you use the right kind of ink e.g. StazOn.

I posted this on a Stampin' Up! demonstrator forum, and a member told me she sent this idea to her daughter for their outdoor wedding reception.  Isn't that a great idea to stamp your own wedding invitations and then stamp things to coordinate?

Happy stamping!
Phyllis Strickland

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