Sunday, May 10, 2015

Just a Note, Invite

Howdy!  I have been busy creating stuff for another party, next month.  I am hosting a Bunco night with my Bunco Ladies.  We each take a turn hosting, so no one person becomes overwhelmed, and we each get an opportunity to add our own spin on it.
I am sending our reminder cards for June, and need a sketch to get my creative juices flowing.  I stopped by Scrap Africa.  Here is their current sketch:

Now, how awesome is this sketch?  So many fun elements!  I got started right away!

I need to craft 14 invites.  One of the ladies in our group will not be able to attend, so she needs a sub.  I always mail a reminder card to everyone in the group and any subs we need.  That way, no one is left out.  {smile}  Yeah, even to the ladies who I already know can't make it.  It is always wonderful to receive 'happy mail'!
This particular card is going in the mail, to a wonderful lady, and friend.  {smile}

I didn't have enough pattern paper on hand to create so many same cards.  So, I went digital!  The main panel, the tag, the ticket(s) and the focal circle are all digital patten papers I purchased from Etsy.  The cards are all a mish mash of various colors and patterns.

11 cards

Recipe:  For the card base, I used kraft card stock from a big box store - HL.  The main panels are from various digital pattern papers (3 different collections, all together).
I added two different cream laces, and machine stitched them to the main panel.  Then I began layering.  I created the 'tags' from digital bookmarks.  I simply cut them down and mitered the top corners.  I strung some scrap pieces of seam binding through the top hole.  For this one card I did tie on a vintage button with kraft twine to the seam binding from the 'tag'.
I fussy cut some digital tickets, and sponged the edges.  Some tickets were layered over the 'tags' and some under.
The tea themed circles, originally, were digital 2 1/2" circles.  But I don't have a circle punch that big, so I printed them at 70%, which created the 1 3/4" circles.  I sponged the edges of them also, and adhered them to the front of the card with foam tape.
The paper blossoms are from the dollar bin at a different big box store - M.
And finally, the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment, 'Just a note' onto the bottoms of the cards with Versa Mark ink, and used antique gold embossing powder.  I heat embossed all the cards with the same sentiment in the same color.  {smile}
I just need to add the reminder card to the inside, and they are ready to mail.  I wanted to keep them as flat as possible, so the postage would be more reasonable.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have been inspired, and you should stop by the Scrap Africa challenge blog, and see what these talented ladies have created!


Nolene Burnett said...

Such a beautiful combination of patterned papers. Stunning card. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

Denise van Deventer said...

Love the quilt look to the pretty and soft! Loving the look of all the cards...they look super! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Jo said...

I'm so glad you were able to use the sketch as inspo for your invitations. very clever. They are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :)

Arantzazu said...

Fabulous card!!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

Erica said...

What a lovely card! I love the tag and button! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa!