Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Evolution of an Idea

I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned that one of my bestest friends is expecting her first child. Well, here is another project for the baby and happy mommy! 

I am co-hosting a baby shower for the expectant mother and I eagerly volunteered to create the invitations.  This is the second set of cards that I have made in mass.  Ironically, all for showers and all for the same person!

To the left is a picture of the sketches I drew up.  The ideas came from two different sources to turn into one great card.  The layered squares came from a project that My Pink Stamper did.  The cut out circle came from another source.  I really wish I could remember where I stumbled across it. 

My favorite aspect of these cards are the color combinations.  Besides the purples and green there is also a hint of pink.  You can't see it very well in this picture, but the circle cutout is edged in pink ink.  Such a simple addition really adds some pop to the card.
This invitation project came during the perfect week.  Cardstock was 50% off at Hobby Lobby!  Which means I made 31 invites for under $10.  Obviously that doesn't include the cost for my time! 
In addition to creating the card, I have also created my first video!  The intention of the video was to practice shooting video with my new camera, getting experience shooting a craft video and trying some video editing.  I haven't decided if I'm going to post the video yet.  It depends on how the edited format comes out. 

Thanks for stopping by.  There is a lot more coming your way!

  • Dark Purple Cardstock, Hobby Lobby:  8 x 4 inches
  • Light Purple Cardstock, Hobby Lobby:  3 7/8 inch square
  • Patterned Green Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Penny Lane: 3 5/8 inch square
  • White Shape: 2 inch circle with Baby Rattle from SCAL 2