Monday, January 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop + bridal shower invites

okay, so this is my first PTI blog hop, and i think it's the perfect one to show you the custom order from Etsy of bridal shower invites i made for my sister Cecelia who's the maid of honor in her college roomie's wedding.

the blog hop challenge was to create a card that incorporated the "whole" deal... i.e.: front + inside of the card + envie decoration. well, this was a lot more fun than i anticipated! :D let's look! (note: apparently i'm SUPER late for the blog hop, but if you're stopping by anyway, THANK YOU!)

i was a little cautious regarding the color choices for the wedding--cantaloupe orange, rose pink, and ivory. well, let me tell you--working with these lovely colors, i honestly couldn't love them more... and they look FABULOUS together :D i love how i was able to get different looks each and every card (not too different) just by switching the paper colors a tad, or the ribbon choice, etc.

here's the first one--it uses the Big and Bold stamp set from PTI as well as some Heidi Swapp images (the little couple, and the heart border). i got to play with the inks for these stamps and vary the colors a little more than i did with the paper and the ribbon--i think that a little bit of bright on these goes a long way, don't you? plus, Liz (girly who's getting married) is a really sophisticated gal, and i thought that these would work for her shower just perfectly.

see what i mean? the invite looks completely different just by moving some things around. i really love the patterned paper i used--by the paper company, and all the cardstock was from coredinations (minus the stamped panel).

oh, and here's the cutest idea i had for the whole card... see that little car with the gifts on the inside? another Heidi Swapp stamp, plus the "and they lived happily ever after" from PTI. ahh, it's just perfect for the inside of the card. this is at the very bottom, because i needed to leave room for my sister to write out the shower info details above it.

ooh! these are the coordinating envies i stamped quickly before i shipped the twenty invites out. *yes, i said 20--but i didn't get bored with this project... i wish i had more custom orders!* isn't that little touch on the flap so perfect?


here's a group shot of some of the invites... omgoodness--i seriously had the greatest time making these, and almost wish i knew someone who needed something similar so i could keep on making some! hehe.

also, beware! i will be posting more of these cards (they're all different, like i said) so prepare yourself :D

also, if you haven't been over to my friend Paulina's blog, you should TOTALLY check out her version of the blog hop--SUPER cute :D

well, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful night! :D

24 comments:

Deb C said...

So cute! I love the couple on the front and the "...happily ever after" on the envelope.

Great job!

Deanna said...

Too cute, love those stamps!

celi.a said...

AAAAAHHHHHH! These are even more gorgeous in person. Great, great job, Ginny. Hot stuff!

Gayatri said...

Nice colors, beautiful cards. I love the envelopes a lot. Well done!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are adorable!

Babies- Beth said...

Very very cute! Love the little couple!!

Karin said...

Well done! Love the colors!

Cammie said...

This are such fun invitations! Love the stamps and colors! I see you teach English. I taught English for 30 years; ninth grade was one of my favorite grades to teach.

Sharron said...

Perfect invitations! Love the colors and the envelope is so cute. Great job!!

Marge said...

These colors would have freaked me out, but you nailed the challenge! Your many creations are totally fabulous!!!

Lea L. said...

These are super fabulous Ginny!! The colors are amazing....they will make for AMAZING photographs at their wedding. I love all the layers you added, and the stamping is just fabulous! The mix of stamps you used work perfectly together!

♥Lea

Lisa H. said...

these are wonderful. the colors are delish! nice work!!

Lisa said...

very cute... inside & out! great job on the challenge!

resmith said...

So cute!!

lynn said...

these are precious!

Heidi said...

These are so cute! Nice work! Welcome to the blog hop!

Melissa said...

These are really cute!

amd_donovan said...

These are adorable! The "and they lived happily after" detail on the back is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Aimes said...

Gorgeous designs! I love that warm colour combo too - lovely!
x

Lisa Petrella said...

These are AWESOME!!!! The colors, the layouts, the images----Way to to!!!

Mary said...

Oh, these are just too cute. Love the color combo and I agree with the "and they lived happily ever after"!! I bet your sis just loved them!

~amy~ said...

Such a fresh color combo! Love it!!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Awwww, these are SO cute! Great colors and I love that little stick figure couple!

(-: Heidi

..::Paulina::.. said...

You did a fab job on these invites, Ginny! My favorite card is the one with the buttons across the bottom. :)