Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Sweet Celebration!

It's that time of year again...the twins have a birthday. The tradition has continued and I have been asked to create the invitations for their party. They upped the number this year so I had 11 invitations to crank out. The theme this year is an Ice Cream party. I looked and looked for an appropriate stamp and finally found what I had been thinking of in the new Stampin Up! mini catalog. I ordered this the day they became available and then had to wait for them to ship. In the meantime I made the backs of all the cards and sketched a layout for the front. Once the stamps arrived, I had two days to get them all done and boxed up so that the girlies would have time to deliver them to their friends.

I love the fresh ice cream colors and had great fun with the layout. Ok, honestly it took me quite a few attempts to get the look I wanted but once I figured out what clicked I was psyched to get these done.

I made this postcard style and added a detail panel on the back.

Can't believe that I didn't do any coloring for this but I hadn't just stamped a card in a really long time. Maybe it felt ok since I used a variety of ink colors and so it gives the impression of a colored image.

Enjoy the rest of your week and see you back here soon.


PS I have an update on the Cards for Soldiers event Mary Clark was sponsoring. My Mom, Joyce Gilmore, actually won the $200 worth of product on Saturday. Woot Woot - Mom! So glad that your number was picked and you have some scrumptious new papers, stamps and embellishments and copics heading your way!


William and AnneMarie Hamant said...

These invites are adorable!! Nice work, Cath!

paulatracy said...

hehe, the sentiment is in english...lol sorry, that still gives me a little chuckle. LOVE the invites!! Lucky little girls!