My parent’s 35th anniversary is coming up. My sisters and I are, of course, throwing them a party. We’ve got grand plans. Grand, indeed. Of course, that means we will need to invite people. So many times these days people don’t bother to actually send invitations (except for a wedding). They send an email, call, or create a facebook event. I don’t use facebook much at least once I’ve found out six months after a party happened that I had been invited to it. Oops!
My mom was the one who got me into cardmaking in the first place, so of course I had to make real invitations for it!
I used a design similar to a previous card I made, but changed from black and white to full color. You can see my first card here.
Designing a card can take a long time, but if you know exactly what you want, you can make a lot of cards quickly. I got seven cards completed in an hour and fifteen minutes after putting my son to bed one night this week.
Dies are great when you have to make multiples. I used a Rose Garden Thinlit die from Stampin’ Up! It was quick and easy to cut out several roses in a row. The most time intensive part of these cards was after I glued the die cut roses to the Calypso Coral background paper. I fussy cut around the edge of the rose so the background paper matched the rose shape, but even that didn’t take too long.
This fold looks fancy, but it is actually really simple. It’s the same dimensions are a regular card, but the front of the card is folded in half. Two same sized panels are added, one to the front of the card that hangs over, and one to the inside of the card right behind it. The inside panel has all the invitation details on it. (Well, it does now. The inside panel wasn’t added yet when I took these photos.)
This really is a great card for making multiples or single cards, too!
Here’s the color scheme, though the main colors are Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral. The rest of the colors are accents in the Wildflower Designer Series paper.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss (retired) (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Wildflower Designer Series Paper (retired) (c) Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Big News (retired) (c) Stampion’ Up!
Ink: Blackberry Bliss (retired) (c) Stampin’ Up!
Dies: Rose Garden Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!
Lots of retired products in the lineup today…sorry about that! Hopefully if you want to make a similar card you can find substitutes for these!