Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wedding Party Invitations

Finally, I can show you what has taken up most of my time lately...or at least long periods of it-- our wedding party invitations:

I went with a simple design as I wanted them to be just like we are...simple. Isn't it amazing that the year I need invites, Stampin' Up! comes up with the perfect stamp AND gives it to me at Convention for FREE (minus convention fee). AWESOME! When I found this stamp in my Convention bag, I told Bubba, "I got our wedding stuff stamp!" and was quite giddy. His response, "Cool." He was hoping for a Raiders stamp.

I used non-Stampin' Up! envelopes (GASP), because I bought them at a paper sale...and it's all I bought. I wanted to make sure I could go bigger with my cards if needed. In the end, I made regular sized cards, kind of. There were actually three sizes, a little bigger, a little smaller, and regular, due to paper shortages.

To create the front, I used Basic Gray for the grass. I then used the Chalkboard technique for the flowers. That is, stamp in dark paper with white craft ink. I used sponge daubers to add pastels for color and Voila'! I'm done!

Inside is a one-page party description matted on silver (for Bubba). Of course, I ran out of silver and had to switch to black on some. Opps. But it still looks great.

These are who I am and what I wanted, so I hope those who get them love them.


  1. Just beautiful! I love this set, seriously it's just gorgeous!!

  2. I am in love with the Basic gray color AND I MUST get some white craft ink. I have the white Staz-On but your card has convinced me that the craft ink is the way to go. Perfect card for the occasion IMO!

  3. I think they're beautiful invites, Sara!!

  4. These are really very pretty. The more I see this set the more I'm loving it. I'm sure it will be on an order soon!

  5. This is a very effective technique. I love pastels. Job well done!!

  6. These are just beautiful! I've never used Basic Gray, and I don't even own any (gasp!). I guess I will have to try it now! TFS~~

  7. I love this set and it is sure is perfectfor the Chalkboard technique. Congrats on your wedding. :)


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