Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Project - Invites"

The time I have been able to devote to being "creative" has been limited lately.  Somehow I have been able to make the "must do" list the chance to be creative.  The list of things to do is growing, but as with everything this summer, I will take one thing at a time and get things done.  The work room is a disaster with too many projects started and very few finished.

There are two main projects that need attention this week.  One are the invitations that I offered to make for  our newest grandchild's Baptism in September.  I really don't mind the work involved in creating things like this.  I've done it for the others and for various other occasions like birthdays, showers, and Communions.  The challenge of coming up with ideas to fit each occasion and each individual is something that I enjoy.
So final touches are and the assembling of the invites are just about finished.  I made handmade, custom envelopes for the invitations too.
Once again I tried to incorporate my favorite tools in designing these.  A nice combination of Sizzix products found the way into the designs.  A "Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge" die was used for the basic invite along with a small tag die for a appropriate quote.  A "Textured Impressions" embossing folder added design to mailing label and envelope closure.  One of the reasons I love Sizzix products so much is their versatility and how they can be combined for a great finished design.  So along with Tonic paper cutter, Fiskars decorative edge scissors, Crop-a-dile, some basic papers, ribbon, glue and of course my Mac, I was able to come up with a simple and sweet designed invitation for Zoe's upcoming event.
Now that they are done on to the next big project to finish before another celebration!  I'll be sharing more about this project and event soon.


  1. These are gorgeous! Love all the details and embossed pieces. The color scheme is beautiful. Have a wonderful Baptism celebration. ~Molly

  2. Thanks so much Molly. It will be a wonderful celebration. I'm lucky that I get the chance to do things like this for the family and I have the tools to do it.