Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Spooky Invitation!

I recently had a request for a Halloween Birthday Party Invitation! What fun!! It was for a 7 year old girl and I definitely saw something on Stampin' Connection which started the wheels turning! I'll tell you right now -- the outside was definitely cased from someone!

I recalled seeing the Out on a Limb little witch being used for the front of a card and I fell in love with her! Well ... so did my client! Check out this adorable card ("IMHO", as Jan Tink always says ... "in my humble opinion!" LOL!) So, here she is!

The base of the card is Basic Gray c/s. I took a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Concord Crush cardstock and used my Big Shot to cut out a 3" circle with that die. I then put a So Saffron square behind the open circle. I stamped the trees and "branches" (same stamp, just horizontal) from the Out on a Limb stamp set, stamped my broom, used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my witch on the broom, and was done! Well, done with the one ... only 19 more to go!!

I used My Digital Studio for the inside elements of the card (with a tiny bit of stamping!). Party Time II was an update released this summer -- I really like this one! Oh yes, and the bat punch is retired but how can you not use a bat punch at Halloween?!

I used the "Haunting Celebration" stamp image from the Party Time II MDS update for the top, the "for/when/where/RSVP" for the left side, and then just inserted text (whited out for privacy of course!). I'm finding that playing with the MDS program is very fun and it gets easier with practice. What I also discovered though, is that I get instant gratification when I order a stamp -- bonus!! I can go online, order the stamp or the update, and it's "automagically" delivered to me so I can use it the same day! Wow!

The stamping took me minutes inside -- the spider web from Wicked Cool, and the spiders from Out on a Limb.

I hope you all have purchased My Digital Studio! There's a special hostess download that can be used for hostess gifts, baked gifts for friends and neighbors, etc.! Gotta have that! Check it out!

This kit includes:

  • 10 Designer Series Paper patterns
  • 4 new punches exclusive to this ensemble
  • 36 piece stamp brush set
  • a variety of embellishments
  • 2 greeting card templates
  • 1 postcard template
  • templates for tags, labels, boxes, and a banner
Seriously people, it’s a lot of stuff. It will be perfect for all your holiday parities! But what I really love about this ensemble is that the templates, punches, and Designer Series Paper patterns are so versatile that you are going to find uses for it all year long. Don't forget though -- it's only available to hostesses, so contact me if you want to have a party!!

Anywho, thanks for stopping by! I'll have more to share tomorrow I hope!!


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