Thursday, September 6, 2012

50 - 40th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

Hello everyone -

I am so proud to share that my parents will be coming up on their 40th wedding Anniversary this month, and next month we are having a little party for them, where they will renew their vows.  I wanted something simple and quick to get in the mail ASAP and thought because this truly is such a simple invite I would share a bit on how to make them.  Please keep in mind, I used some retired products in the creation of the invitation but it is all too easy to replace those items with the new ones in the catalog.

Lets begin:
You will need card stock of your choice, a border punch, the big heart punch, a paper trimmer, personal printer, a stamp set of your choice, as well as an ink pad of your choice.  This border punch happens to be retired but could easily be replaced with any one of three of our border punches listed in our catalog.

I used Chocolate Chip C.S. for the card itself, Rose Red C.S. for the hearts as well as for the ink for the stamped image I choose, and Tempting Turquoise C.S. for the piece used for the border.

First thing I did was cute 50 cards from an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Chocolate Chip C.S.
I then cute roughly a hand full of cards from the same size C.S. in Rose Red so when I punched out the hearts I would get three full hearts across each piece and would waste less C.S.
I then cut the border pieces which is the same size in width as the card itself and you can choose whatever size strip you want for your border.
I then punched the border using the border punch.

You will want to run your C.S. through your printer.  Simply create your invitation in word with whatever font you choose.  I did a landscape layout for this card.  I printed four invitations per piece of Very Vanilla C.S.  Once all printed I cut them down to size.  Then I took a stamp set of my choice and stamped the images along the sides of the invitation.

I then folded the Chocolate Chip C.S. in half....

.....and added the inside by adhering the invitation to the inside of the card.

After this is done you are going to work on the outside of the card.

Here I took the border and attached it to roughly the middle or so of the card and also added the Your Invited piece which were also run through my printer.  These pieces are flat on the front of the card.

Next I added the heart to the card....the heart was not only punched with the big heart punch but before I punched this out I ran it through the big shot with a textured plate to give it a more classy look and some dry embossing.  The heart is also raised using stamping dimensionals.

When it is all done this will be your end result!  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will answer any questions you may have.  Thanks for visiting!! :-)

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