Sunday, March 18, 2012

Little Invitations

What a beautiful day today.  Warm air, sunny skies and NO SNOW, unlike yesterday!  Ken and I went for a lovely walk along Okanagan Lake in Peachland.  Everyone and their dog was taking advantage of the warmth to go for a stroll along the beach.

As promised yesterday,  I have some invitations to show you.  There are two sets: one set to invite people to a baby shower for my daughter who is expecting in late June, and one set to invite people to my first Stampin' Up workshop as a demonstrator.  I made all the invites small, 3" x 3" - love note size.

For the first set, I wanted to use a bootee as a motif because my daughter loves to knit and has made several pairs for her baby already, along with several sweaters, including a Cowichan sweater.  You can read more about her escapades in her blog, Honey Nutbrown's.  I remembered someone using the Stocking Builder punch from the Holiday Mini as a bootee, so I used it on some Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi cardstock that I embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder so that they would look knitted. Then I assembled the booties.

 I backed them on circles of DSP from the Nursery Nest series, cut using my new Circles Die #2 on my Big Shot.  (About a hundred times a day, I ask myself what I would do without my Big Shot.)  I now wish I had used something with more contrast to the bootee but after I had punched out eight of them already, I wasn't going to toss them. 

The sentiment is stamped from the Something to Celebrate set and the ribbon is Old Olive Scallop Dots ribbon. The little added touch is the Basic Pearls on the cuff and the sentiment.

The second set of invites I wanted to look attractive enough to get people's interest, but simple enough that they could believe that they would be able to do something like it at the workshop.  Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise always catch my eye when used together so they formed my basic colours with StazOn Jet Black being the only ink colour I used.

I used up some left-over Flower Garden DSP for the circle, which I punched out using the1 3/8" circle punch.  The butterfly was stamped using the Punch Potpourri Hostess set, which was the only stamp set I had that fit the butterfly punch.  Believe me, I didn't want to cut out a mess of butterflies by hand.  Punches are great for mass production!  The sentiment is from the Creative Elements set, which I am using a great deal these days.

Okay, that's it for little invites.  I've got to go get them in the mail!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


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