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2.11.2009

Valentine's Brunch Invitations


I wanted to share these Valentine's Brunch Invitations I made for a customer who was hosting a brunch for her young daughters and friends. The brunch was last Sunday and I can't wait to hear how it turned out! She wanted simple, girly invitations. So, I made them bright and full of Papertrey Ink goodies!

What you can't see is that the white panel on the front opens up to reveal all of the party details. I didn't photograph that part to protect the privacy of the host. The inside includes the title of the party and all of the details using a brown fun font on the raspberry fizz cardstock (which you can see).


A few updates!
I added a Facebook badge to my blog below, so if you're on Facebook, please feel free to add me as your friend! On my FB page, you can find a link to A New Design and become a fan along with others!

If you do not subscribe to Papertrey Ink's newsletter, then you do not know that I was featured in it for the month of February! You can subscribe to their newsletter by signing up on their website. You can view the newsletter to read their interview of me by scrolling down to the "Publications :: Features" section of the blog and then click on "February 2009 E-Newsletter" or click here.

Craft Critique is hosting a Blog Carnival for Valentine's Day themed projects. So, jump on over to see what it's all about!

Invite Instructions
  1. Trimmed brown cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5"
  2. Trimmed raspberry fizz cardstock to about 4" x 5.25"
  3. Using a word processing program, generate party details and print on raspberry fizz cardstock.
  4. Trim white cardstock to about 3.5" x 4.5".
  5. Dry emboss white cardstock with swiss dots embossing folder.
  6. Scallop punch one edge of white cardstock.
  7. Score a line at 3.5" from the punched side and corner round 2 corners.
  8. Stamp hearts, punch out, and adhere to white cardstock.
  9. Tie ribbon around white cardstock.
  10. Stamp sentiment on raspberry fizz cardstock, then adhere to white cardstock using dimensionals.
  11. Matte all cardstocks together as shown.
TIP: You can use this layout for ANY simple invitations!

:: My Goodies {Valentine's Invites} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Borders & Corners Mini + Heart Prints
Ink: Papertrey Ink-dark chocolate
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-white + raspberry fizz + dark chocolate + sweet blush + plum pudding; Stampin' Up-kiwi kiss
Accessories: corner rounder; ProvoCraft-swiss dots embossing folder + cuttlebug; dimensionals; Papertrey Ink-raspberry fizz topnotch twill ribbon; EK Success-heart punch
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

10 comments:

Ruby said...

Another gorgeous card Ashley! Congratulations on your Papertrey Ink feature, you deserve it!

Gloria said...

Great invitaions!!!

SharonC said...

Love the invitation. You are rocking the card world. I have no doubt that one day you will obtain your goal of being on the DT.

Deanna said...

So pretty! Love all the colors!

Wendy said...

I think this is one of my favorite cards by you! I really love it!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous card! Love the texture on the white cardstock, and the little hearts remind me of those cute Valentine message hearts!

Heather in FL said...

I saw the PTI newsletter, linked from your site. I could swear I was signed up for it, but didn't get this one. Anyhoo...congratulations for being a featured designer. You definitely deserve it! I so wish I could come up with a card a day, but (a) I don't have the time, and (b) I get creative block quite frequently. :-) But your stuff is always great. I think the people who are your design heroes would be proud.

Melissa Norris said...

Congratulations! This blog post was featured in the latest Carnival at http://www.craftcritique.com We would love it if you’d let YOUR blog readers know too… you know, share the love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Craft Critique loves you!

Anthonette said...

Hi Ashley, I've never seen the PTI newsletter until your blog post. Congrats on being featured! I was going to tell you that I definitely see you as a PTI designer. I was happy to read in the newsletter that this is a goal of yours! Awesome! You definitely have the talent, my dear.

laos348 said...

Very pretty - I like all the various hearts.

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