Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Family Reunion Invitations

Hello?!?  Anybody?!? Do I even have any readers left?!?  Has everyone given up on me?!?

Has it REALLY been 2.5 weeks since I've posted?!? Why yes, yes it has ... unfortunately!!! Life has been absotively postilutely (you know, absolutely positively) insane!!  During all of  the mayhem; however, I  managed to barely make and mail our family reunion invites out on time ... if you call finishing and mailing them out exactly one month prior to the reunion "on time". I even took pictures for a tutorial that I *hope* to share with you sometime before I die soon ... but don't hold your breath because you might die. So without further jibber jabber from me, our 2014 Family Reunion invitations, complete with a resort information card and an RSVP card that will be sent back to me.

The invitation is a standard gatefold card that I added extra length to so that I could make folding flaps to hold the inside contents. Since the event is a family reunion in June I chose to go with the patriotic/picnic color scheme of Real Red, Whisper White, and Night of Navy. The fabulous DSP (actually it's a hamburger/hot dog wrapper) is from the Country Living kit promotion that Stampin' Up! had a llloooooonnnnnggggg time ago.  I bought two kits knowing that I'd eventually have the perfect occasion to use them for. I do this A LOT with stamp sets too ... but I digress!!!

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Aside from the flaps that hold the contents, the inside of the invitation is fairly straight forward. I dressed up the outside folding flaps using my Square Lattice Embossing Folder so that when the inserts were removed the flaps wouldn't be naked bare. I color coordinated the inserts and used my color laser printer to match the typing as well because I'm OCD like that.

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The last two photos are the same invitation but with Real Red as the cardstock base color instead of Night of Navy.

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That's all for me today. I have to get busy working on my June Creative Crew Design Team projects that are due in 7 short days! YIKES!!!

Hugs, Smiles, Blessings, and Happy Stamping!!


1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome! Hope you have a great family reunion!