July? Feels like it just started to warm up and now it's already July? Why does the summer have to fly by while the winter seems to drag on?
Time for another Sunday challenge from The Studio. This week's challenge is a timely one: make an invitation. I made this invite that could be used for any summertime gathering:
Since invitations get made in quantities, I wanted to make something that could be easily reproduced. For this reason I chose to use materials that are inexhaustible - like stamps and a die cut from a digital cutter. I used my Silhouette to cut that sun. The frame and journal areas are stamps and the sentiment was printed from my computer. Here's a close up:
materials: cardstock: Stampin' Up, Bazzill; patterned paper: Echo Park; stamps (Polaroid frame) Studio Calico, (journal lines) Close To My Heart; ink: Versamark, Close To My Heart; embossing powder: American Crafts; twine: Divine Twine; die cutter (for sun) Silhouette; felt buttons: Joanne
All the parts could be easily made and put together assembly-line style. I love the idea of handmade invitations and wish there were some more places to find inspiration to make them. Oh - besides the gallery at The Studio today, that is. The team did a great job with this challenge. Stop by and check it out. I'd love to see your handmade invites, too - so link them up!
Speaking of parties, we had my son's birthday party last week. I was stumped for a favor. Usually I'd make some party themed cookies and bag them up but it was exceptionally humid last week. The cookies would never have stayed together. I thought I'd do something with a Hershey Bar (Christopher's fave) when a friend suggested I make a smore's kit. So I did - they were a huge hit. Here's what they looked like:
You can almost see the graham crackers peeking out from behind the candy bar. Those are gigantic roaster marshmallows I found at The Christmas Tree Shop. I can't tell you how easy and economical these were to make. The feeling of satisfaction when I didn't waste a pile of my hard-earned money on a bunch of junky plastic goody bag toys was priceless!
Thanks for stopping by today - hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend!