Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a Pool Party!

Hey Ya'll,
Today is design day over at She's a Sassy lady!  I have something very fun to share with you.  I had a friend at work that wanted some special invitations for her nephew's birthday party.
 Can you tell what kind of party is it?  Hee! Hee!  I wanted to do something different than just a standard card, so I decided to make a pocket style card with the invitation itself on a tag.  First of all, I did the pockets for the card.  This was a little over the top to make 20 of them, but once I started, there was no way I was going to stop.  Hee! Hee!
 The card base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of craft card stock cut in half.  I then used a rounded corner punch on all corners.  I then took a piece of the patterned stock and cut it 6" x 3".  I then scored it at 1/4" on the sides and bottom and folded everything.  Then used the rounded corner punch on the bottom corners.  I took 1/4" ATG tape and fastened the pocket to the bottom.  The waves (2.00), beach ball (1.50), sunglasses (1.00) and sunblock (1.25) were all cut from the Pack Your Bags Cartridge.  The It's a party! is from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge stamp set.  I just cut a rectangle of the patterned paper and stamped it on the tan side and then rolled it back and forth on a pen to get the wavy shape.  The white under the sunglasses is a piece of felt to represent the towel.   On the sunglasses, I used Liquid Glass on the lenses.  I also dotted the beach ball to look wet.
 I covered the personal information on the invitation.  On the right, the tag shape (7.50) is from CTMH Art Philosophy.  The little swimmer (3.50) is from Pack Your Bags also.  The goggles are covered with Liquid Glass.  I also used a little bit on the bottom under the boy to look like he has been dripping water on the floor.  I typeset everything for the party information on the computer and then printed it out, cut the rectangle and then used the rounded corner punch as well.  I also made sure to leave enough space for the boy.
This had so many fun layers, but if I had to do it again, I would try to simplify things a little bit as it took a long time to put them all together.  I would probably print the boy on the imagine as each of those little layers were glued.  Hee! Hee!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Thanks so much to Miss Sassy for letting me play today!  I would love to know what you think about the invitation and hope you will try some soon.  She was thrilled and very excited about her nephew's up and coming party!

17 comments:

  1. I am so loving your tags. Love the layers. TFS

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  2. Wow, all the layers and the detail in each of these invitations.... I would be printing them off the computer and just making the card base! But that is why it looks so awesome! I thik I would have to save this invitation if I got it.... AWESOME! Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

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  3. this is really cute great way to invite for a pool party

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  4. Oh my ....20??? They are just absolutely adorable...but...20? Seriously, how cute is this? I love all the amazing (not to mention, tiny) details you added to your invites. The sunglasses and beach ball as well as your tiny little swimmer are all just wonderful! I'm thinking that your friend owes you...BIG time! These really are just over the top cuteness!

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  5. GREAT party invites!!! She's going to LOVE them!!! Very cute ;)

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  6. Love your adorable tag invitation! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. OMG that is adorable I am sure it will get everyone coming to the party! Love the little guy and how you did his goggles

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  8. I commented over at Sheila's, but had to come here too b/c this is an amazing feat! Congratulations on outdoing yourself!

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  9. Oh, this is so cute. I'm sure these invites will be talked about for a long time because you did an amazing job.

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  10. Perfect scrapbook page embellishment for all those photos taken at the party too. Love the details.

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  11. Well, you've done it again. This is a genius invitation. It is so unique and cute. But I can't believe you were thinking about how many you had to do when you designed it. Lots of work and totally adorable. Must be why you are all your friends' favorite card maker.

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  12. Really beautiful work! I hope your friend and her nephew appreciate the time it must have taken to cut out and glue 20 of these together!

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  13. Seriously? 20? Are you nuts? LOL WOW!!! This is a really nice tag invite.... lots of amazing details... If I were to get one of these I probably would NEVER throw it out! NEVER!!! :o)

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  14. Can I be invited..just so I get one of these amazing invitations?!
    Just wonderful,love all the details you added.
    Jayne x

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  15. WELL, I bet she was thrilled!!! And so probably was the nephew!!! LOL! What a great-great job you did -- and all those layers!!! Wow! Definitely glad I made it here to see this, my friend! This tag, as all your projects, is just awesome!

    I'll be back soon!

    Hugs!

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