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4.01.2010

Dinner Party Invite



Hey Everyone! I'm so happy that Friday is just around the corner. Today, I'm sharing a quick little dinner invite that you can whip up and send out to your friends. I've been wanting a great, versatile invitation stamp set and Unity Stamp Company made that happen! It's wonderful! When hand making party invitations, you want to make sure they are simple enough to complete them all. I used patterned paper and dressed them up with the flowers. The flowers can be left off and replaced with jewels or pearls for a flatter invitation (for mailing purposes). The options are endless with this set and I thank Unity for creating it for us all to use! This new stamp set was designed just because of my special request! You can do the same thing over at Unity! Check out their blog posting here! The stamp set is revealed!

Regarding envelopes, I have a recommendation. I reviewed the Ultimate Crafter's Companion for SCS last year and really liked their envelope box template. Their template allows you to make a quick and easy envelope that gives you that extra space for bulky cards. Here is my posting about the review here and the SCS link here. At the SCS link, you can find other links directly for the Crafter's Companion. I hope that helps you all with your envelope and shipping woes with those bulky cards! You're probably going to have to pay additional postage, but it's all worth it in the end to send your beautiful hand crafted projects!

I made it a bit vintage. I've been on that trend lately! I wish I could invite you all over for a dinner party. I'd love to that because I love entertaining! It's so much fun to host an event from the planning to the preparation to the big show! Well, this invite will have to work for now!

Thanks for coming by and taking a peek! If you have a chance, hop on over to the Unity forum at SCS to join in on some Hip Hop fun!

Instructions
  1. Create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and ink.
  3. Trim melon cardstock to about 1" x 5.25" and adhere to patterned paper center.
  4. Stamp label with greeting, cut out, ink, and pop off patterned paper. Embellish with pearls.
  5. Adhere patterned paper to card front and embellish with inked flowers.
  6. On the inside, trim cream cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and stamp invite greeting and ink and adhere!
Supplies

Stamps :: Unity Stamp Co. - soirees and such
Ink :: Ranger - antique linen, tea dye; ClearSnaps - colorbox chestnut
Cardstock :: PTI - ocean tides, vintage cream, melon berry
Patterned Paper :: My Mind's Eye - Ooh La La collection (lah dee dee)
Embellishments :: Prima - flowers; KaiserCraft - pearls

57 comments:

Joy said...

Ashley, so beautiful and pretty, gorgeous work.

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty! I've never seen this set before, but I really like it!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Jessica said...

What an awesome invite, Ashley!!! Love the colors and design :)

Lupe Rocamora said...

Hi Ashley,

I love your cards. I really enjoy visiting your log every day. I have a couple questions - Do you custom make envelopes each card? I don't think they fit in a regular invitation size one - do they? Just wondering.

Have a beautiful day.

- Lupe (luperocamora@cox.net)

Kerry said...

This is so pretty! I love those little flowers!

Diane S. said...

what fabulous stamps and awesome work!!

Catherine said...

This invite is absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - another masterpiece Ashley. Your style is so wonderful...
And I tried to play with the 'Compose a Card' challenge you blogged abut yesterday, and all I can say is you're a LOT stronger than me. I gave up after much tearing out of hair and gnashing of teeth... :) You made blue and yellow a perfect combination! You're amazing.

kmassman said...

Love that card! All of those roses make it so pretty!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I love that you made it simple enough to mass produce but still so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

cjs said...

That invitation is SO nice! You are so creative, & I love your work! Unity rocks! Hope to be on the forum sometime today. I really missed Hip Hop Thursdays.

Shay said...

A very pretty invitation and I can't believe how quickly you were able to create it! Really amazing.

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous card - you have such great ideas - love your blog, too!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!

Julie Overby said...

This just stunning Ashley!

Kelly Braund said...

So fab! Love it!

chickadee3357 said...

What a great kit idea! I love this invite, its just so pretty!

dahlhousedesigns said...

gosh... these are so pretty! lisa a.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the vintage style you used. It's perfect! Thanks for the details on card construction and all of the links you have provided!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this Ashley, those colors are so pretty and the layout is perfect!!

Anne said...

Absolutely fabulous- love the simplicity of it all and those roses are to die for!

Gwen said...

Love this invitation! So elegant and pretty!

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your blog is amazing. I am so thankful for this blog hop today. I was introduced to many amazing blogs.

Have a super day!!

BonnieRose said...

What a fabulous card Ashley...... love this set!!! Ur work is fabulous!!! Love u. xo bonnierose in Fargo

Sheryl K said...

Absoulutely beautiful card..and you made that so quickly!! WOW!

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE this!!! Wahoo Unity!

Lisa said...

What an elegant invitation! I love your use of the mini roses and the mixture of colours you used. Love those stamps!
Gorgeous!

Donna said...

Your card is beautiful!

Jenny said...

This is so pretty :D

Rona said...

this is gorgeous!! and the set is amazing!!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow, wow, WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the vintage touches and the color combo is amazing. You did such an awesome job with the set!!!

Scrapycandy said...

Thank you soooo much for the inspiration! the info was terrific and I love the colors on the card...I have to make grad invites...this is perfect!

Jules! said...

Ashley, this card is so BEAUTIFUL! vERY lOvely!

silvia said...

Gorgeous invitation!!

Rachel said...

beautiful!

Stoeltings said...

Nice and Classy... :-)

Robynccgirl said...

Simply elegant! Love that Unity listens!

Tessa said...

WOW! So so so pretty!

Theresa said...

You make it look so easy. what a beautiful card. love it. =)

Rose Ann said...

It's fabulous, Ashley!! That is awesome how Unity delivered at your request also!! Woo hoo!!

dclouser said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Chris S. said...

How cool is that? To suggest a set and have it happen? YAY, Unity! Your card is delicious!

leenda said...

That's one handsome card inside & out!

Lisa H. said...

OMG! this is fabulous! love your idea and love your card-you are awesome!

Carol said...

Ashley, this is so beautiful! Thanks for asking Unity to make such a versatile set, great idea!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

Rachel P said...

I don't throw parties that often, but this set makes me want to make up an excuse to have some kind of "shindig", just so I can make the invites with this set! Sooo cute. Love Love Love. Especially when I see what you did with it, Ashley! Thanks...

Nancy B said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you chose and the flowers are great!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful Invite!! Love the color combination.

mmechelle93 said...

I love this cute invite! That set rocks! It's going to be a "have-to-have" for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Very pretty! I like how you used the flowers!

Michelle said...

Love your invite!

IsabellasChallenge said...

You have a great design style!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is so pretty and fun! I love this idea!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is beautiful!! love the colors and those roses are so charming!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

stunning as usual!!! =)

Yaneri -ScrapyCrafter- said...

Oh seriously, this is soooo beautiful!!!
Yaneri

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