Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Invitation Anyone?

Crusin around the blog world yesterday I ran across a card that I loved, loved the concept of it. You could order the kit for $25 but thought Oh, I can make that. Well 24 hours later! I had no idea what I was actually going to put on it. I call it "winging it"! My colored cardstock is getting low once again and went with a color I had enough of and a nice neutral color, still no idea's in mind. I found a ds in my stash and decided to go with the colors in the ds. I had my layout done and about 30 stamps sets down trying to figure out what to do! Well the mailman was late yesterday, usually we get our mail at 10AM and he didn't get here till after 3:30! I never check after 12 noon! My husband brings in a big box!! WOOOOHOOOO my goodies are here that I ordered from Loreen! Open it up and STAMP SETS!! I went with a pool/BBQ theme! So this is what the inside looks like....

This is the side view of the card. It has 2 5x5 (cut 5x10 and scored in the middle) panels on the end, and I cut the middle panel 6x5, giving it 1/4 inch overlap to tape to the inside of the folded front/back.

This is the front of the card, ribbon not tied so I could show you the front. I cut out my flap using my oblong nesties and punched slots on front and back to run my ribbon through. Only problem is when tied, part of my saying gets covered up. But I tried many ways to figure it out, and because of the weight of the card and the folded panels, I had to secure it, but also make sure it would open up more like a frame. I think it turned out great. I had a lot of fun making it so happy that my new stamps came yesterday!!

This is the front tied and ready to a box! LOL Its so heavy! The flowers on the front I punched out with my SU flower punch, scored them, ran versa magic dew drops over the edges.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone is having a great week!


Berry said...


Susan said...

What a great card! And you make it sound so easy! My favorite part is the flowers! I'm going to have to give them a try since I put flowers on everything! Only one questions - can I come to the party?

Kim said...

That is so neat! You did an AWESOME job! Isn't it fun making stuff instead of buying it! That's my favorite part of crafting!
Hugs~ Kim