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MACM – Party Invitation

Morning, all!

One of the most requested card types that I get is invitations. Generally, I always suggest creating a digital invitation because it’s so much faster and easier (see an all digital invitation how-to video here). But when I saw these lantern stamps from American Crafts’ Terrace stamp set, I thought they’d be super cute on a sort of hybrid invite.

You can still speed up the process by printing out the text heavy part of the invitation, so that’s what I did.

Tips

  • Create your invitation in a computer program you’re comfortable with. Try Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator. It’s your choice.
  • Print it out on inexpensive printer paper first. Test the invitation. Cut the paper as if it was the finished invitation. This is the “dress rehearsal” for your invite.
  • Once you’ve printed it out the way you want it on cheap printer paper, print it on your cardstock and start assembling your invitation.
  • It is easiest to do the handmade parts of the cart in stages. For example, for this invitation I would first adhere the gray stripe on all the invitations, then stamp all the lanterns on all the invitations, and then I would color them all in. Even better, grab some friends or little hands (gotta love the nieces, nephews, and children) and start an assembly line.

Anyhow, enjoy!

Supplies

Solid Card Stock: Going Gray (Stampin’ Up!); White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp Set: Terrace stamp set (American Crafts)
Ink: JetBlack StazOn (Tsukineko); Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)
Marker: Blender Pen (Stampin’ Up!)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Black Pen: Premier Illustration Marker (Prismacolor)
Glitter: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

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