Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Bold Birthday Invite

My husband's 27th birthday is coming up in 2 weeks and he let me know last night that he would be game for having a little celebration (I LOVE to host parties, so I was ecstatic that he was up for one!). Of course that meant that I needed to {quickly} put together invites. This is the design I decided upon; cute, but basic. I admit that masculine cards are a real challenge for me, but he liked them so they are going out!

Here are the specifics:

  • The card has a Soft Suede base.
  • A 1" piece of Dusty Durango got a little dotted stripe using my paper piercing tool and mat pack. It was attached down the center of the card.
  • I cut two circles using my Circle Scissors Plus: a 5" circle out of Old Olive and a 4.75" circle of Bashful Blue.
  • The Bashful Blue circle took a trip through my Big Shot with an Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  • The circles were layered and attached to the card, with a large portion of it hanging over the edges. I flipped the card over and trimmed off the excess.
  • Whisper White, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, and Dusty Durango took a ride through my Big Shot using the Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlets.
  • The cupcake "holder" was given a more realistic look with the help of my paper crimper.
  • The sentiment is from a retired hostess set. It was inked using Soft Suede and stamped onto Whisper White. It was then popped out using the Word Window punch and layered onto an Old Olive Modern Label.

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Recipe:
Stamps: Retired Hostess Set
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Bashful Blue (105120), Old Olive (100702), Dusty Durango, Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113474), Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlets (114509), Paper Crimper, Paper piercing tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Cutting Mat (112531), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

6 comments:

K T said...

this is great, carrie! and i love the new look of your blog.... very cute!

-kristi

Patti said...

Your new sig and buttons are fantastic! I love the color combo on this card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love the invite Carrie. I was surprised how big the cupcake is... might have to get that now. *smile*
Happy BDay to Hubby!!!

Gina Shaw said...

What an inviting invitation, Carrie! Have a great party and happy birthday wishes to your husband!

Melissa said...

This is so darn cute! I have everything to make that....I will have to do this when my craft room is unpacked!

Mary Fish said...

Everything is so cool. Your card, new blog look, shop button and signature. Love the paper piercing on the band and the cupcake looks so fun. Hugs, Mary