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New Beginnings Invitation

New Beginnings Invitation


Sunday I was asked to make some invitations for a church function, so I went home and started brainstorming. I wanted them to be elegant and simple with just a splash of color. I flipped through a couple of books for ideas, and ran across a stamp image that I own and would be perfect for what I wanted.  

 I’m currently working on changing my wood-mounted rubber stamps to be repositionable so I can use them on acrylic blocks. This involves a 24-hour waiting period as the new adhesive dries. I’m excited to get almost all of my stamps transferred to this method because it takes up so much less space—something I’m keenly excited about since I will soon have a limited crafting space.  

 So while I was able to concept the invitation Sunday, I had to wait until Monday to actually put a mock-up together. I made Chad give me his opinion of several different ribbon options (he really doesn’t care, but sometimes humors me anyway), and settled on a Riding Hood Red taffeta that’s just the right width and touch of class. I am a ribbon fiend. I really can’t help myself from buying spools of ribbon all the time. There’s something so fun about ribbon—around packages and gifts, in my hair, on a card, on décor—you name it, I probably have a ribbon for it. 

 So now that I’m home and have had a few moments, I’m posting what they look like. I hope the girls like them!

Supplies: Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red textured card stock (Stampin’ Up!; VersaMark ink (Tsukineko); Clear embossing powder (Stampin’ Up!); Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)