Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ashle's Invite

My cousin, Ashle, asked me to design some invitations for her high school graduation that's coming up in May, and since I'm going home this weekend for my sister's wedding reception I thought it would be the perfect time for us to get together and put them all together for mailing. I know that when I was Ashle's age (not long ago) I really didn't want anything traditional, so I went ahead and asked her how she felt about it, and I was right on. She wanted a fierce pink and black combo and polka dots of any sort, so this is what I came up with:
Here's what I did: I purchased pre-cut scalloped card fronts/postcards with envies from JA's. When I saw them I immediately knew they were my starting point. I also picked up EVERY pink/black polka dot paper I could find between JA's and HL. The card above is just one of the color/pattern combos I ended up with. I first trimmed off the long sides of the black scalloped card base after discovering they weren't true A2. It made the card easier to slide in and out, and you can't see it anyhow. I then trimmed the white/pink paper to 5.5" x 9.75". I scored in at 2.75" from each short end and folded the edges in. This should give you an A2 base (4.25" x 5.5") for the inside. I then used my Circle Scissor at mark 140 to create the curve on each end. I was able to get two card wraps out of a 12" x 12" piece of paper with a 1" strip left over, so of course I utilized that scrap too for my card band along with the trimmed off scallop from the black card base. After assembling all the pieces I wrapped the whole thing with a piece of ribbon from my stash. All of the cards are completely different since I just used a mix and assortment of ribbons I already had and six different sheets of coordinating patterned paper. And...that's it!

11 comments:

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

WHooooowhooooo....SUPER DUPER cute!!!...I sure hope your cousin appreciates the time you spent on your "creative process"...You are sooo much fun to watch working your designs!

Wife2TJ said...

This is so pretty. Just love the pink/black color combo and the scallops!

Sandy said...

Wow Laura this turned out beautifully!!!

Corie said...

This is FANTASTIC -- love it

Alexandra said...

This is totally gorgeous Laura - love the colors, the scallops, the ribbon, just beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Estivalia said...

beautiful, love the color combo and the polka dots :)

Anonymous said...

I love it, and Asley will have an original and unique invitation. Thats so cool!
Marceline

jayne said...

Too cute! I too like the pink and black, it does look like what a teen would want to send out. Welcome back!

Melanie Welch said...

I LOVE this!!! So dang cute!! And what girl doesn't love pink and black???

Heather P. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Deb Neerman said...

Wowza! Love this!!

~Hugs, Deb