Wednesday 29 October 2014

Simple Invitation

Hi Crafters,

a friend of mine asked me for help these days, with the invitations for her hubby's birthday. I suggested to create them for her, like I did her own in summer, but she wants to do it herself this time. 

She is a crafter, but no card maker so she doesn't have a lot of card making supplies. Besides she needs 30 invitations and wants to have them all done before Christmas, so I thought I need to suggest something simple that requires not too many supplies. And this is my idea:

I simply stamped the sentiment on a white card base and adhered hand cut triangles from scraps of paper I had left over. After the glue had dried a bit, I added true stitching with my sewing machine for a little more detail. Besides, my friend can sew so I found that fitting.

For me, it's the fist time I used my sewing machine on a card. I own just a tiny traveling machine, which can only sew straight ahead, no zigzag, no reversing, just straight. But it was easier than I thought. Maybe I should do  that more often.

I stuck to blues and greens, to make it suitable for a guy, but she of course can use anything she likes. It's just a suggestion. By the way, the green paper is handmade, it's left over from these Christmas cards I made last year. The blues are back and front of a sheet of a Christmas / Winter themed paper pad. But with these tiny triangles nobody can tell and I liked the colors together.

I don't know yet if she'll like it, but I think it could be a base. She could doodle a border, or cut a panel and adhere it to a colored card base.

Only two days to Halloween and I found a way to use at least one of the Halloween cards I created. That does make me happy. And so does the weather forecast for Friday.

Happy haunting


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  1. CAS and wonderful! Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Love you CAS card, fab colours
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.