Birthday Invitations

By April 27, 2007General

A friend of ours asked me to make birthday invitations in honor of her daughter’s fourteenth birthday.  My only restriction was to use pink or purple.  How fun is that!  So I ended up digging out one of my new favorite stamp sets, Kate’s Shapes from Fontwerks.  I used Pixie Pink & Pretty in Pink inks from SU! along with the stamps to create my patterned paper.  In designing my project, I figured out a unique way to layer the cardstock so the card looks finished inside and out.

1. Start with three pieces of cardstock. 
-The main card body from white cardstock (4 1/4 x 11inches, scored @ 5 1/2)
-The dark pink interior  (4 1/4 x  8 1/2  inches, scored  @  5  1/2)
-The light pink circle  (4  inch diameter, scored in half)

2.  Adhere the dark pink cardstock to the interior of the white card base.  Be sure to line up the edge of the dark pink with the score line on the white.  A 3-inch flap of dark pink will extend past the end of the white card base.

3.  Fold dark pink flap over edge of white card base.

4.  Adhere pink circle over flap of card.  Line up the score lines of both pieces when adhering.

5. Trim the dark pink cardstock that extends past the edge of the light pink circle with scalloped scissors.

6.  Viola.  Finished project, lined in dark pink with no awkward seams!

BTW, the cute little plastic flowers I used are from the Emily Greenhouse Premier collection by American Crafts.  They are a nice change from the over-used primas sometimes, and have a little bit of a cleaner look to them.

ETA: You can use the Basic Grey magnets to keep the flap closed!  This type of fastener also makes it FUN to open!

Nichole Heady

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