Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #98

It's been a long while since joining in on the fun at the FABULOUS Karen's blog: The Sweetest Thing but I needed some inspiration for my beautiful daughters 9th birthday party invites and thought that a sketch would be the way to go.
I love Karen's cards, she's sooooo clever! Really, do make sure you check her out!! So with the idea now, well at least the layout, it was time to get down to the nitty gritty!! I've been borrowing some sets from my fellow stampin buddy (and super down line) Kim (hello dearest Kim) and was supposed to give them back to her LOOOOONNNGGG before now but thankfully they're still happy hanging out with me!!

Do you ever make invites??? There is a bit of a process, you need to design it, cut out the colour card you've chosen, then get each element stamped ready to assemble. Once you have each part of the invite then it's just a matter of sticking them all together! EASY!!! I only needed 10 so it wasn't too hard.

I did however need to cut tiny little flowers (the one from inside the egg, yes that's an egg that I've turned up-side down to make the balloon) to cover up the Easter eggs in the girls basket. After doing all ten I was pleased there weren't more!! I usually put all the party details on the face of the invite but because the front is soooo pretty I decided to place it on the back, I've used a retired set for the invitation details and then jazzed up the envelopes and added a magnet too for easy hanging on the fridge!!

I think there's something really wonderful about going to your fridge and seeing a handmade invite there! It certainly makes me smile, I have a wedding invite at the moment gracing my fridge wall (YAY Sarah only 8 more sleeps till your big day!! SO exciting!!) and I love to just stare at it awhile and then go about getting the milk or the cheese!
Have a super wonderful day, It's Friday Family fun day so I'll soon be making pizza's and going to the movie store to pick our viewing for the evening. Then it's off to the supermarket to buy junk food treats (which we only have on Friday's) Peanut M&M's will certainly be one choice! YUMMIE!!!

Set: Easter blossoms (SUMMER MINI) Your Invited (retired) and Basic phrases
Ink: Cherry cobbler, Blushing bride, Basic black & Sahara sand
Card: Sahara sand, Blushing bride, Whisper white &Ridding hood red
Acc: Blushing bride ribbon, scallop edge punch, linen thread, Big shot embossing folder Square Lattice (NEW SUMMER MINI)


Nikki Bond said...

I love how you flipped the sketch on it's side! This is adorable! I get this set on Tuesday and I can't wait! :)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

These invites are just so gorgeous!! I love that girl image.

Susie W. said...

Your invitations are adorable! Also, I love the vintage design of your pretty.
Thank you for the comments you left on my blog!

Jeanne said...

You are so clever. Sigh...

Helene said...

What amazing card ! I love the stamp !