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You’re Invited

Every year for Mother’s Day I do a nice brunch for my mom and my sister, and I like to send them a fancy invitation to make it extra special.

This year I wanted the invitations to look like silverware folded in a napkin with a pretty napkin ring.


The silver band slides off and the “napkin” opens to reveal the sentiment.  I printed the brunch date and time details on my PC and adhered them to the back of the card so the inside and front stay clean and simple.


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About this card:  The silver metallic cardstock is from Worldwin and is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The cardbase is a modified gatefold, I intentionally overlapped the edges to give it more of a napkin look.  The silverware from Stampin’ Up! Compliments to the Chef is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger silver detail embossing powder, then colored lightly with a metallic silver colored pencil.  The sentiment also from Compliments to the Chef is stamped and embossed in silver, and matted with more silver metallic cardstock.

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You’re Invited

Each year for Mother’s Day I like to cook up a nice brunch for my mother and my sister, and for fun I always send them a fancy invitation in the mail.  You can see last year’s invite here.

This year’s invitation was inspired by Sandy’s tutorial for a dimensional ruffle card.   I think it came out really cute.

I’m also submitting this to the fun new challenge at Sideoats & Scribbles: Make-It + Mail-It! What a great idea!

Think my guests will show up for brunch? I’m pretty sure they will! :)

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About these cards:  The cutlery and sentiment are from the Stampin’ Up! Compliments to the Chef set.  I stamped the cutlery in Versamark and heat embossed with clear detail powder on my pink cardstock base.  The sentiment is stamped in SU! Positively Pink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut out.   The “ruffles” are strips of pink designer paper scraps that are punched with the Scallop Trim border punch and adhered with dimensional adhesives.  The ribbon is from Michael’s.  I used a corner rounder on the bottom corners.   Not shown, but inside the card I printed the invitation wording on my printer, cut it out and matted it with more pink designer paper.

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Thanksgiving Invitation

This year I am hosting our family Thanksgiving at my house for the first time ever.  I’m excited about it! So excited that I made fancy invitations!  My invitation is a version of this beautiful Christmas invitation by Michelle Zindorf.


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About this card: The silverware and sentiment are from the Stampin’ Up! set Compliments to the Chef.  The silverware is heat embossed in silver detail and then gently colored in pale grey pencil.  The sentiment is stamped in SU! Chocolate Chip and cut out.  The background is stamped with a leaf stamp from SU! Lovely As a Tree in SU! Pumpkin Pie ink, and then more Pumpkin Pie ink is sponged gently over it for a tone-on-tone effect.  The plate is a large circle of SU! Very Vanilla cardstock cut out and sponged with Colorbox metallic inks in gold and silver.  The ribbon is ivory organza ribbon from my stash.  The panel is matted with SU! Chocolate Chip cardstock and mounted on an ivory card base.

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Brunch Invitation

Every year for Mother’s Day I cook up a fancy brunch for the moms in my life: my mother and my sister.  I’ve always meant to send them special invitations but this is the first year I managed to do it.


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About this card: All products are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise specified.  The card base and die cut are both Whisper White cardstock.  The die cut was made on the Big Shot using the Top Note die.  I sponged it with Memento Ink in Angel Pink, and Stampin’ Up! inks Positively Pink and Pink Passion.  The center image is from the set Compliments to the Chef and is heat embossed with silver detail powder and then water colored lightly with a grey Derwent watercolor pencil and a Yasutomo Niji Waterbrush.  The ribbon is from the Michael’s dollar bin and the silver thread is from my cross-stitch stash.  The tag is Old Olive cardstock stamped with another stamp from the same Compliments to the Chef set and heat embossed with white detail powder.  I used a Marvy corner rounder punch on the tag and on the card.

I think they’ll show up, don’t you?

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