Tuesday, April 30

Wedding Invitation Sample 6

Ok promise.  This is the last sample for my friend's wedding invitation.  I just thought to make it harder for her to pick a design... hahaha!

This is several variations of the first sample, with more selections on the sliders and on the inside of the card.

For this invitation, the slider uses the same sentiment as Sample 4.  While the inside is the exact same as Sample 1.

The good thing about this solid pocket is you have the option to stamp or print on it.  Like the invitation greeting for example, or the wedding date and location.

For this invitation, the slider is almost the same as Sample 1, just using the same sentiment as the invitation above.  There is a big difference on the pocket inside, which I actually like better.

For the next variations, they will be using the same slider.  Just differences on the inserts, as you can see when each card is closed.  The inserts have decorative top edges.

I'm using either yellow or purple because that's what I have a lot in stock - great for a big number of invitations.  The inserts in this variation have a more leaf/floral design.

The inserts in this variation is made with one of my favorite edge punches. 

Here's the exact same variation using yellow inserts:

This concludes my wedding invitation sample series this month.  I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them.  Now I'll just wait for my friend to decide which one she likes best.

'Til next blog!

Monday, April 29

Graduation Box

Hello crafty reader!  A good friend's daughter is graduating from high school this year.  So I volunteered to make some stuff for her graduation party.  Their school's colors are blue and gold, so I made a card box for her.

The kicker for this box is that it's completely sealed, except for the card slot.  After the party, she will have to destroy the box to get to the cards.

I love quick projects like this.  Things are a lot easier when you have the tools and supplies within reach.

'Til next blog!

Saturday, April 27

Wedding Invitation Sample 5

What a 5th invitation?  Can't help it.  I can't believe I missed playing in my planet this much.  Although my craft space is not 100% done, the crafty juices are overflowing. 

If this is your first time here... check out the previous invitation samples I have made:

For this design, I made another tri-fold card but this time the folds are horizontal.  I guess I was excited to use my new Unity stamps that I had to make one more.  It won't hurt, right?

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.
Tools:  EK Success edge punch, Spellbinders dies

When the invitation is opened, you will see the pocket's opening is on the right hand side.  A different approach from the usual opening at the top.

I like this pocket die from Spellbinders as well.  I was able to buy several designs from their website's clearance section for future projects.

'Til next blog!

Wednesday, April 24

Wedding Invitation Sample 4

Typically I only make 3 designs when make wedding invitation samples.  But it's been a long time since I did any paper crafting that I was on the roll to make more.  Before I go on, check out the first three designs I've made:

This is just a bi-fold card with a decorative edge on the front.  Did I say I love edge punches?  I have a bunch of them, and I'm glad I do.  And this stamp by Unity is perfect for the card.

Stamps:  Unity
Edge Punches:  Martha Stewart, EK Success

The edge punched bottom fold is used as thin pocket for the inserts.  I use this technique quite often.

I have a feeling this won't be the last.  My hands are still itching.

'Til next blog!

Saturday, April 20

Wedding Invitation Sample 3

I stepped outside my comfort zone and tried an unconventional approach to this design.  I was inspired by a wedding invitation we received from the UK.  And being a paper crafter that I am, I had to figure out how they made that invite.  So I can make this:  

Sentiment:  Heidi Swapp
Tools:  Martha Stewart deep edge punch, Spellbinders dies
One of my favorite tools are the deep edge punches by Martha Stewart and EK Success.  They are easy to use, and I'm glad I have a variety of them.

On the left side will be the main announcement.  Then on the right will be the inserts for other details and RSVP. 

This die by Spellbinders is perfect for this invitation.  I got it on clearance at their website.

Check out invitation 1 here and invitation 2 here.  I'm curious which card my friend will pick.

'Til next blog!

Saturday, April 13

Wedding Invitation Sample 2

Last week I showed you the first invitation design I made for my friend (click here to see).  For this design, had decorative edges on the flaps, which gives it a more elegant look.  This set of embossing folders by Anna Griffin is one of my favorites.  I think I got it from HSN during one of their craft events.

Image:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin
Dies:  Spellbinders, Sizzix

For this design, I used cardstock for the slider, instead of ribbon.  Good things long dies exist for something like this.

I used the same pocket for this card.  It works well with the decorative edges of the flaps.

Sample 3 to be posted soon!

Saturday, April 6

Wedding Invitation Sample 1

So my friend's getting married this summer.  As my gift to her, I will make her wedding invitations.  The fine print though says I will use whatever supplies I have on hand, which she agreed with.  And since her wedding theme is pastel florals, it shouldn't be a problem.  For projects like this, I typically make a few designs, then I let the celebrant pick from the selection.

For this project, I decided it will be a square tri-fold invitation, with a white base and pastel accents.

This is the first design I made.

Senitment:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin
Dies:  Spellbinders

I love Spellbinders dies for my wedding invitation projects.  They are just elegant looking.

When opened, there will be a pocket for inserts.

Be back for invitation sample 2 soon!