Monday, August 6, 2012

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge - Invitations and Announcements

Hello! First off I wanted to give a quick reminder to check out my Moving Sale if you want to do a bit of shopping! Today is the last day to make a purchase and have a chance to win a little something click HERE or on the tab above called CRAFTY STUFF FOR SALE.

 It's that time of the week again - time for a new challenge over at My Craft Spot! This weeks challenge is Invitations and Announcements. I know this might be a bit of a stretch - but I thought this might make a really cute birthday party invitation! Here is what I made:
I started off this card with my color scheme in mind! As I was tucking my daughters into bed the other night, she had picked a tank top in that lovely apricot orange color, and turquoise knit shorts. I fell in LOVE with the color combo right there, and determined to make a card with it! She was pretty happy to see the finished project, and know she helped inspire me!
I used papers from Studio Calico, and Echo Park to find my color combo. The oval and scallop frame were cut on my Cricut using Lacey Labels. The silhouette is from A Child's Year. 
I cut the sentiment banner from the Theresa Collins cartridge, Sophisticated. I then stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz distress ink, and the My Craft Spot stamp set called Birthday Wishes. (Click HERE to see all of the available stamp sets) I curled the banner a bit before attaching it to my card with two pieces of foam adhesive - so it gave it a bit of the look of a flag.

Even though this is for an announcement/invitation challenge, I will probably use this as a birthday card (shhhh...don't tell!) - so I added this sentiment to the inside:
Before I attached the silhouette and frame, I tied some Crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot in Caribbean underneath, and added a bow on each side, topped with a stick on pearl. (Click HERE to check out all the crinkle ribbon available at My Craft Spot - it is all so beautiful!)  
Then...I used foam adhesive for the silhouette, and also the frame - so lots of dimension! 
I'm so glad to see you again this morning! Make sure and head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the Design Team created for this challenge (and there are some adorable projects this time around!) - and to make sure and link up your own creation for a chance to win this weeks prize!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. Heather ~ Oh this is a CUTE card! I LOVE the colors and the numer background paper!!! Oh those bows are just to ADORBS! I need to try making them this way! LOVE the look!

  2. Really the colour combo and the bows! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Great card! Love this cartridge...might actually purchase it one of these days :)