Friday, November 18, 2011

You're invited.....

My very good friend and bestest customer ordered some invitations from me a few days ago.  She's a tremendously busy lady juggling a high level management job along with children, a house and husband.  She never has enough hours in the day under normal circumstances.  This order was needed quickly due to a change in circumstances, allowing her to have a holiday open house she thought she was not going to be able to have.  My first design had the red card by itself with the gold poinsettia embossed on it.  I actually had all the cards printed inside and embossed on the outside the same day she ordered them.  The next morning I took another look at them and went, "blech".  So, I cut the white cardstock (Beckett Radiance) and cut apart all the red ones.  I used this tutorial to cut out the outline of the white poinsettias (I needed 35 of them), I used my Thing-a-Ma-Jig to stamp the poinsettia on the outline in gold ink and then embossed it.  The white poinsettia was popped up on foam dots.  "You're Invited" was stamped in gold and embossed in the lower right hand corner.  When I was finished with the first one I knew I had a home run.  These were substantial, festive and elegant.  This embossing powder really captures detail, feels wonderful to the touch and the shine is awesome.

Beckett Radiance Cardstock, Ranger Industries Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Inkadinkado Poinsettia Stamp, Cricut Expression, Make the Cut.

Snippet 9: Excerpt from Housekeeping Monthly - 13 May 1955

The Good Wife's Guide:

"Listen to him.  You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time.  Let him talk first -- remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours."


  1. Beautiful!!! So festive and elegant.

  2. Brilliant so traditional there lovely xx

  3. The invitation is gorgeous and classy. I would like to get one and go to the party!! I would like to have seen the first version of this invitation and see if it meets my "blech" level. (smile)
    Jack in Naples

  4. Your card is beautiful!!! I think I have this exact stamp and used it Christmases past.