Let’s celebrate! You are invited to join in the fun with today’s Collection 5: Release in Review Party {Blog} Hop. We decided to throw a big bash and keep the party going as you hop from one designer’s blog to the next. This special Party Hop showcases Collection 5 and how the new release can easily translate into fabulous party ideas…


A {Berry} Sweet Celebration


Growing up, every Saturday morning, we watched cartoons. And not just any cartoons…we loved Strawberry Shortcake! We loved her adorable strawberry house, the little berrykins, pupcake, custard, and her fab berry-esque friends: Orange Blossom, Cherry Jam, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Lemon Meringue, and Plum Pudding.

So today’s party is dedicated to our very own Rag Doll version of Strawberry Shortcake!

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We had so much fun using the new Collection 5 elements to create this Berry Sweet Celebration. The party consists of:

a strawberry-shaped house invitation

    • The base of the invitation used the Fruit Appliques 2: Strawberry. We die cut the layers, and instead of cutting a black layer for the seeds, we simply colored the red seeds with a Black (100) Copic marker.
    • Once adhered for the card front we printed invitation details on a sheet of Dare to be a Diva Red cardstock, stamped the invitation elements (date.time,place,etc), scored a line 1/2″ from the top and adhered the to base layers together to create a card.
    • Lastly we added the house details using the door frame and windows from the Rag Doll House set.


a fresh berry topiary

    • This berry topiary acts as a great snack that doubles as decor for the party.
    • Simply add kale greenery to the base of a green styrofoam cone, and adhere berries on tooth picks to fill in from the bottom up.


mini lemon bundt cakes

    • Each mini bundt cake is nestled atop an adorable Cupcake Stand.
    • Each stand was die cut from A Blanc Check cardstock.
    • We then stamped the bases with wide stripes from the Designer Lines set in Glamazon Green ink, because we all know Strawberry Shortcake wears her signature green striped stockings!


custom labeled berry juice

    • This is one of our favorite elements from the party – custom labels for Izze bottles.
    • We stamped the Labels 11 coordinating frame from the Labels Frames 1 set in Perfect Little Black Dress ink onto full sheet labels.
    • We then masked the inside rectangle and stamped the hat from the Rag Dolls Hats set.
    • We added a mask to the hat and stamped Rag Doll Willa: Banner.
    • We colored each label to resemble Strawberry Shortcake – red hair. check, berry hat…almost there.
    • To finish off the hat, we stamped the raindrop image from the Spring set in Dare to be a Diva Red ink.
    • Next we stamped the strawberry image from Perfect Harvest, colored the tops, trimmed them off, and adhered them to each hat.
    • The rectangular label was trimmed out and adhered to the bottle/
    • Around the neck of the bottle, we die cut the Wrappers round wrap from Glamazon Green cardstock, and stamped the wide lines from the Designer Lines set.
    • We punched a hole on each end of the wrapper, threaded with twine and wrapped around the bottle neck, secure with a bow in the back.


 berry name plates

    • Each item at the party was clearly labeled with a fun name plate.
    • The name plates are the 3″ Toppers die cut from Glamazon Green cardstock, and stamped the wide lines from the Designer Lines set.
    • We also die cut a banner from Favor Flags in A Blanc Check cardstock.
    • The banners were stamped accordingly using a mix of sets: Perfect Harvest Sentiments, Rag Doll house: Stand, Sweet Sentiments.
    • Then we added a die cut and stamped strawberry to each name plate. The strawberry die is from the Mini Fruit dies, and the coordinating stamp image from Perfect Harvest.



Party Hop

Let’s keep the party going!  The CSS Design Team has been busy at work preparing fabulous party ensembles to share with you. ARE YOU READY TO SEE MORE? Visit with the CSS design team for more incredible party ensemble ideas…


Lori Tecler


Jaclyn Miller

Tracy Schultz

Dana Grothaus


Laurie Willison


Jennifer Rzasa


Debby Hughes (guest)


Amber Kemp-Gerstel


A {Berry} Sweet Celebration Party Gallery



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4 replies
  1. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    Of course you know that strawberry tree has me drooling over here!! Delicious! What a sweet little party.

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