I have been waiting and waiting to share these with you all! I was asked by one of my sweet friends from Vegas if I would make invitations for her daughter Stella's first birthday. I had never made invitations for someone other than a relative, so I was excited to make them! Her mom asked for light pink and golds so I had the perfect plan. I think the colors go well with this cutie pie, don't they?
The colors I chose were Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla & Gold. I also used Gold Glimmer paper & Brushed Gold CS. The first thing I did was stamp the Very Vanilla layer with the Dotty Angles. I used Crisp Cantaloue (stamped off once). Then for the details section of the card, I added the "Date, Time, Place" stamp in versamark and embossed it with gold emboss powder. (I also used this stamp for Drew's party invites - it's a great stamp to own if you make invites often. It's a retiring stamp that I will surely miss!)
Here is a shot of the "prep". I had to do a LOT of cutting for the banners. I was not complaining that I only had to make 16 invites because each card had 6 banners on them! :)
The "1" is from the Blue Ribbon stamp set and the "You're Invited" is from Four Your Party. I embossed everything in gold - even the envelope. I carried the Dotty Angles dots over to the envelope as well. I just love when things coordinate!
Now if you're wondering where the "Stellabration" came from, that would be the uh-ma-zing Alphabet Rotary stamp. This is such a wonderful addition to my stamp
hoarding collection and I cannot recommend it enough!
These invites were a lot of work, but they were a lot of fun to see come together. I even joked that it made me consider trying for a girl! Either that or my future daughter-in-laws better let me do the wedding invites :)
I think my husband would prefer the latter, haha!
I wanted to package these extra special for my friend. I know I would love to have received this! I added the gold marker so she could finish the invites with an extra touch of gold.
I can't wait to see party pictures! I know Miss Stella's mom will make it look fantastic!
Happy Birthday little one! <3
(Below are all the supplies needed for these invitations. Please note that some of these items are retiring and are while supplies last. Note: the brushed gold CS is already sold out and no longer available.)
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