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My Mother-In-Law’s Invites

My mother-in-law had a big birthday recently – for politeness, I won’t say which big number 🙂  We had a simply special celebration at a restaurant with family and friends – it was a wonderful night – and this is the invite I made to send out to everyone.

I fell in love with this card here and it inspired me to make the invitations.  It also inspired me to make another card, which I’ll post shortly.

To make this card, I used the colours Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  I popped the Blushing Bride background through the Big Shot with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock to layer along the bottom of my stamped image, together with a strip of Certainly Celery striped DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stacks). 

I then used the retired Sale-a-bration Bliss stamp set to stamp in Crumb Cake around the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I tore the top right corner and sponged the tear in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stuck a snippet of Newsprint DSP under the corner.

Using Silhouette Sentiments and my Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride marker pens, I used marker-to-rubber and stamped the flowers in a row.  The bird was then stamped in Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment,  I punched some Certainly Celery cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I stamped with Bliss in “stamped off” Crumb Cake ink and added a flower from Silhouette Sentiments using my marker pens.  The “You’re Invited” is from a great favourite stamp set of mine – Sincere Salutations – and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Again, I sponged the edges of the punched out Extra-Large Oval in Crumb Cake ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Invitation

I have my Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini Mystery Party on Friday 5 February 2010.  This is the invite I posted out to friends and customers.  I really loved the colour combo – Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Summer Sun.

The stamp set I used was Hello Again – very versatile!

If you would like to come to my night, it is FREE, and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini catalogue, plus lots of other goodies.  It will be great fun, so look here for more details.  And please RSVP by Monday 1 February 2010.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Baroque tri shutter invitation

This is a card I mocked up for a friend for a kitchen tea invitation early last month.  Seeing as tri shutter cards are all “in” at the moment, it was a pleasure to make it!  And, I was able to use some Spring Mini DSP paper – Parisian Breeze.  The DSP is simply gorgeous, you must try it!

Now, this tri shutter differs slightly from the tutorial on The Craftiblog here.  It’s a gorgeous card on The Craftiblog, by the way 🙂  Check it out! 

I had to alter the measurements for my card, as I wanted it to be made from an A4 piece of paper, instead of 12×12.  The reason?  Simply, the card was designed for an invitation and it would be more cost effective if made on A4 paper. 

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I’ve used a base paper of Sahara Sand.  Then I have stamped the big swirl from Baroque Motifs on Vellum paper in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I also used the same stamp in Chocolate Chip ink on the Parisian Breeze DSP – which I then used my square punches to punch out for the small square panels.

The panels, except for front panel, have all been layered with Chocolate Chip paper.

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I stamped the “you’re invited” from Sincere Salutations on Whisper White paper and then punched it out with the large oval punch, layering it with Chocolate Chip paper with the NEW scalloped oval punch (available also in the Spring Mini).  The ribbon is the coordinating Kraft taffeta ribbon – love it, such a versatile ribbon!

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The close up below barely (sorry!) shows that I have stamped the champagne glasses from Cheers to You in Sahara Sand on the Sahara Sand paper, under the Vellum paper. 

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I have a tutorial in my monthly newsletter this month on how to make this particular tri shutter card on A4 paper, so if you’d like to make your own tri shutter, join up now (click on box at top of right hand margin)!  AND, if you do make your own, why not post a link to it in my comments?  I’d totally love to see your creations 🙂  If you don’t have your own blog, then you can always post your picture in Splitcoaststampers here (clink on the Upload a Card link), and then paste your card’s link in my comments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Summer Mini & Sale-a-bration Party!

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This is the invitation I have made and sent out to invite you all (if I have your snail mail address) to my Summer Mini & Sale-a-bration Launch Party on Monday 12 January 2009.   In case you haven’t received one in the mail, please consider this your invitation to come along too!  Everyone is welcome 🙂  Bookings are essential, so email me to reserve your place today.  You only need to be prepared to travel to Parklea, NSW, Australia 🙂

For the invite, I have used Baroque Motifs … you can’t see the big stamp from Baroque Motifs too well in this photo because I have clear embossed it, but the pink flowers are cute, aren’t they?  The blue and pink flowers made with the Level 2 Hostess stamp set, In the Spotlight, and the coordinating 5-petal flower punch.  I have also used the textured cardstock for the layering of the blue flower and the coordinating brad.  Love the way Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything!

I hope to see you on Monday night!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Guest Artist

My guest artist this week is one of the lovely girls I work with, Brie.

How would you like to receive an invitation for High Afternoon Tea and for the rest of a Hen’s night/weekend looking like this?  It’s pretty special, isn’t it?  Brie is a bridesmaid in August and for her bride she made these lovely invitations for the bride’s Hen’s weekend.  I’m sure you will all agree, Brie has done a fantastic job!

If you are wondering  about how to recreate an invitation like this, well Brie used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cardstock with the matching Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon.  She stamped the images using Boho Backgrounds and “Party Time” from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

There were also a lot of punches used and lots of punching, wasn’t there Brie!?  Brie started with the corner rounder punch and used it to create the edge at the top of the invite … and for a short while had her boyfriend convinced she had used the corner rounder punch to create the scalloped circle around “Party Time” … until he noticed the scallop circle punch !! LOL!!

My apologies for the below photo, it’s a bit blurry.  I had to share though how Brie used the All Year Fun stamp set on the bottom inside of the invites … very clever!

Well done, Brie, it was a great achievement to make all these invitations … and it was Brie’s first time at cardmaking!

My youngest turns 1!

My youngest bub turns 1 in a couple of weeks and so I have been busy making the invitations for his first birthday party. Thankfully, they have all been posted now!

I knew for his card I wanted to use the Party Time stamp from the Level 1 Hostess stamp set, Party Punch. I’ve drawn on the party time start with my Certainly Celery marker pen as I used the Certainly Celery brad for the centre of the clock. How do you like it?

Fun & Fast Notes

I love the stars from Fun and Fast Notes, so I stamped the star randomly on the Whisper White cardstock on the front. I bordered it with my new Soft Sky textured cardstock (which I adore!) and tied it all up with Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon.

I also wanted to use some vellum and so decided to print the details of my invite but stamp on my Whisper White cardstock underneath the vellum (sorry, this photo is a bit blurry).

I loved using my Life Definitions stamp set too … and put my Everyday Flexible Phrases “birthday” before “wish: Heart’s desire; to dream of; reach for, aspire to; To want; ‘Wish upon a star’. Isn’t that lovely?

The silver brads just finish off the centre with a few birthday cupcakes from All Year Fun. Do you like a particular stamp? If you do, you should contact me and order it today!