Friday, March 27, 2009

pocket invites...

My friend and former upline asked me to make invitations for her daughter's birthday party. What an honor! The theme is American Girl tea party. Uh-oh! I don't have any tea themed stamps appropriate for a seven year old and I certainly don't have any American Girl stamps! American Girl stamps... there's something to think about. But back to the cards. For inspiration, I used a particular doll that the birthday girl is wishing for and she wears a beautiful floral dress. You can check out Chrissa here. Modeled after the top of the dress, I made a tri-fold pocket card. I used the EK Success scallop in place of the ric rac on Chrissa's dress. Instead of a flower, I added the star (American Girl's Logo) with a white line detail just inside hand drawn with my Inkssentials pen. A white Prima and a button finished it off. Sadly, I forget the manufacturer of the stamp I used. But I hope that I can find it and let you know.
I left the insert blank so she can print out the deets and adhere it to the inside card. The tab is also only attached in the back so that she can afix it over her printed card. I didn't want to do too much to the inside card because she wanted to print the details but I also didn't want to let it go plain, so I scalloped the bottom edge :) I hope the birthday girl likes her invites!
supplies
stamps: unknown
ink: pti ripe avocado
paper: american crafts a la carte minestrone, pti lavendar moon and ripe avocado, su riding hood red
accessories: pti ripe avocado grosgrain, white prima flower, inkssentials white gel pen, button, embroidery floss, ek success scallop punch, su round tab punch and large star punch

4 comments:

Georgann said...

I LOVE them. They are awesome. I wish I had a party that would need invites like these. Maybe her daughter will invite me?

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Joyclynn, these turned out so adorable! I love the band with the ribbon and deco edges. The star/flower accent is perfect. Awesome!

Michelle said...

These are fantastic, Joyclynn! I love the star/flower layered embellishment.

Amanda said...

The color combo is great very all American girl. You are onto something with American Girl stamps! I would buy them.