Sunday, April 19, 2009

Birthday Invites

Created by Donna Calley. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

My Stamp Club ladies requested that we make a birthday invite for our last workshop. You can't go past the All In The Family stamp set for that request. You can do anything with this set from a one year olds birthday all the way through to Grandad's and when you have the new Family Accessories Too stamp set you can personalise it even more... Grandad would look great holding a golf club!

This is such an easy card to make, which adds to its beauty.

For the sleeve fold half of an A5 piece of card stock in half.
Decide which end is going to be the opening. You will be cutting a half circle along this edge.
Open up your card and using the 1 3/8" circle punch cut out a half circle along the opening edge. The Stampin' Up! circle punches have markers at the sides to indicate the halfway point...very helpful!
Close the card. Trace the cut circle onto the other side and cut again. Now you have two half circles lined up.
On the front of the card punch a 1 3/8" circle where the window is to be. Then taking a contrasting strip of card stock, punch a 1 3/8" circle, discard the circle. Line up the strip of card stock in the scalloped circle so you can see the cut out shape. Punch again. (Make two of these rings)
Place one ring around the circle around the window. Cut the other ring in half and put it around the half circle on the opening. (I find the SU! two-way glue pen the best for adhering small items)
Put a narrow strip of Sticky Strip (I cut mine to make it narrow) along the edges that will be closed and you have the main part of your card made.
Decorate the front using the 3/4" punch to make the polka dots, use SNAIL to adhere them on.
Cut your Whisper White to fit into your folder.
Slip it into the folder. Put a pencil mark where the window will be. Take out the Whisper White card stock and decorate with the stamps of your choice.

Stamp set: All In The Family, Family Favourites and Family Favourites
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whispher White and Orchid Opulence
Ink pads: Stazon© Ink
Punches: scalloped circle, 1 3/8" circle, 3/4" circle
Accessories: Aqua pens, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Domensionals, Stampin' Write Markers

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