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Friday, July 22, 2011

Quick and Easy Birthday

Today I would like to share a quick CAS card that I made for a birthday party that we are going to for a 6 year old boy. I used the new Seeing Spots stamp set from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

I used 4 of the images from the set and used 4 inks as well to create this fun and colorful border. I tied some green twill ribbon at the top and added the sentiment which is from the Happy Birthdays set at the bottom.

Thanks for looking and hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bring on the Bling

Wow, summer sure seems to be flying by for my family and quite busy too. August is birthday month for us as 2 of my daughters and my husband all celebrate their birthdays within 9 days of each other too. I would like to share the invitation that I made for my youngest daughter's birthday party today.

The challenge on the Sweet N Sassy digi challenge blog is to bring on the bling which fits so perfectly for my daughter who likes everything that sparkles.


I used the precolored Party Hat Cocoa for the invites and sized them down to 1.5 inches as well as flipped the image so that there would be mirrored images in each corner. This is an awesome advantage to using digis- the fact that you can make them any size (I have even printed them out very large so my daughters used them as a coloring page) and that you can rotate them etc. I used photoshop to do this and then typed in the text using the same program. Having the precolored image also saves loads of time especially when you need to create a large quantity of the same card. So, for my bling...I used a ticket corner punch and added a rhinestone to the corners, and used diamond stickles on the trim of the party hats. My invites are flat, meaning that it does not open up like a card.

I hope that you will decide to give making your invitations a try for your next party/gathering. It really can be quick and easy. I will be making invites that I will share with you for my oldest daughters birthday in the near future also.

I am off to swimming lessons now, hope you have a great day!