Sunday, January 6, 2008

You're Invited!

Well the time of this new year is upon us. The time when everyone is winding down from a super busy holiday season. In my house it is not quite over yet. After getting holiday stuff put away (which I haven't sone yet) and getting caught up on everything else, I have to keep going for now. After all it is McKayla's birthday in 12 days & she will be turning 4. This summer when my youngest daughter turned one, time was flying and before I even knew it her birthday had come and I didn't even have time to do her invitations...Shocking I know, and I felt so horrible.

SO, here is the invitation I came up with last night. (pictured above) After several different variations this is what I had. yes, please note the word used: had. The card on the left (above) is the front and the card on the right (above) is the back I glued them together after I took the picture.

In the photo on the right, is what the back looked like after I put it toether and I really didn't like the way you could see the back of the punches at the top. SO I decided (yes another change and women are allowed to do that as many times as they want ;) I wanted to add the same multi layered punches to this side as well. Only with a different sentiment on it.

One thing I really liked about the back part of the card is a technique I saw over on this blog (Palm Trees & Pogo Sticks) on how to do dry embossed frames with a lightbox thingy. Yes a thingy! That tutorial can be found ~HERE~ hahaha Here is the funny for this post...I don't have a lightbox or anything that resembles it, so I just did the stacked layers as she did and kinda felt it out. Then I tried it a second, third & forth time and decided it might be easier to just get a lightbox. Not gonna happen for this chicklet at this point & time. But I did figure out a way to do it, hard to explain though. My recommendation: Just get a darn lightbox aka: Thingy. Alright well anyway here is the photo of that since you can not see it really well from the straight on photos.
SU SUPPLIES:"Mark The Date" "Baroque Motifs" "Hugs & Wishes" stamp sets. Pretty in pink, very vanilla, chocolate chip c/s. Pixie pink, close to cocoa classic ink. Punches: 1 3/8 circle, large & small ovals, designer label. Stamp a ma jig, Daubers, dimensionals. PAPERTREY INK SUPPLIES: Ambassador Monogram Edition (used the swirly thingy from the set on the edges of each sentiment, a very nice touch) OTHER SUPPLIES: Patterned paper by Kelly Panacci, "January"stamp from Hero Arts clear month sets, ribbon from Martha Stewart, misc brown gel pen, fiskars embossing stylus.


  1. Thanks! I didnt think I was going to get much use out of them since I was so late getting them done. But now I have to cancel the party for tomorrow and have it next week, so all is not lost!!