Thursday, April 7, 2011

Card Creation

I decided to branch out of my comfort zone (sewing) to craft up some lovely invitations. Now if you know me and/or the bride you may be getting one of these so act surprised when you get it. Or, even better, when you get the invite send me a comment letting me know what you thought!

I offered to help make the invitations for the bridal shower. Here's the finished product:
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Punches


I started by buying a pack of white cards and matching white envelopes. A great blank canvas! Then (since I don't own a cool Silhouette/Cricut/cutting machine) I purchased these two punches. The wedding colors are lilac and yellow. So I made flowers using the punch from two shades of purple cardstock. The flowers got layered with foam tape to make them 3D.





Then I bought self-adhesive ribbon. What a time saver here! I cut the ribbon to length and then in half.
The grass at the bottom I used my scalloped scissors to cut 2.5" stripes. Then used my straight scissors to cut the blades of grass in.
The grass at the bottom I used my scalloped scissors to cut 2.5" stripes. Then used my straight scissors to cut the blades of grass in.
I printed the "Your Invited" tags at Staples and cut around them. I then used double stick tape to adhere it to the front. I was thinking of making some of these for the spring and summer with different tags.
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What do you think? I made a bunch of these guys and I love looking at them!

Linking to these parties

3 comments:

06f83902-6b5f-11e0-b7db-000bcdcb2996 said...

It's been a little while since I visited the blog and I had no idea you made these! I thought they were so cute when I got them in the mail and I definitely thought they looked like something you could buy at a card/stationary store. Nice work!!

-Elise

Anonymous said...

What did you use the ocal hole punch for?

~ Jen

Anonymous said...

*Oval


Thanks, Jen