Monday, June 21, 2010

My Birthday Invites

Hi Again,

I'm sure I've been mentioning that I turn the dreaded '40' this year. I decided to have a party, who says you can't throw one for yourself?? As soon as I saw the 'Rich Razzleberry' CS I knew it would be the basis of my invites. I also initially planned to use 'Cottage Garden' DSP & the 'F' image from 'Vintage Vogue'. Well, I didn't. I saw this card (the top card) whilst blurfing & loved the simple elegance. I decided to turn it around so I didn't need to add a knot, for the sake of postage. My lovely friend Lavonne sent me the 'ElegantBouquet' embossing folder (by the way, if you're reading this Lavonne, stop now, yours is in the mail).

I used the Big Shot both for the dry embossing & the numbers (Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlets dies). These dies are so handy, now you can whip up any name or number combo in a flash. I used SU Silver CS for the numbers. I stamped the 'You're Invited' from the 'Sincere Salutations' stamp set using Silver Encore ink & heat embossed with silver powder. Easy but time consuming. I coloured the flower centres with a non-SU silver marker. Gluing the numbers took quite a while but the '2-way Glue pen' is perfect for the job.

And now the inside:

I bought some white shimmer paper & printed the details on my computer. I then stamped the 'Vintage Vogue' small flower in 'Rich Razzleberry' & the leaf in 'Silver Encore'. I actually only did the bottom flower on the rest of the invites as it looked more open. I've edited out the details with iPhoto.

I hope everyone likes them, now to organise the rest of the details.

Thanks for popping by,
Fi x


Lee said...

Beautiful, classy, elegant & purrrrty! (Just like you!) Have fun planning your big event :)

Lee x

Lavonne said...

As usual, the pictures in the post are great, but you should see the real deal...lovely. Such an honor to have my own personal invite! Thank you for including us, Fi.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Now that you have done such a FAB & ELEGANT job of your invites ... you must share all your plans for your party! I hope you have a fantastic time ... will you let me know the date??? Hugs Andrea xx

Genelle Little said...

What's this I read about commiserating?! You will be '40 and fabulous!' Love the invitations, Fi xx

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