Thursday, October 3, 2013

An Invitation 90 Years in the Making

Hi, everyone.

In a little more than a month, my father-in-law will be celebrating his 90th birthday. If you'd like to learn a little more about this remarkable man, click here. :)

So, to commemorate this special day, we are having a dinner with some close family friends at a local restaurant. The invitations -- the manly, no-frills, won't-require-extra-postage invitations -- went in the mail today.

dp: Jillibean Fresh Vegetable Soup Mushrooms
cardstock: Bazzill browns and Almond Cream
text: computer generated
string: Bead Avenue cream cotton braiding cord

The inspiration for this card came from an card by Shannon Torossi featuring twine and tag. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the link to include in this post.

Invitation Details:
  • The invitation is 12 inches in length with scores at 3.25" from either end. 
  • The middle panel is the main event, letting folks know that they are our guests for the evening. The left panel gives the when, where, RSVP information, while the right panel asks our guests to use the enclosed card to share a special memory in lieu of a purchased gift. 
  • The enclosed cards have holes punched in the top left corner to make a mini-book of memories for my father-in-law  as a memento of the evening. 
  • The string is actually cord from the jewelry-making department.
  • Finally, I made an envelope liner from the Jillibean paper for store-bought cream A2 envelopes to add that last finishing touch.
The invitations passed the men-in-my-life-no-frill stamp of approval, and I was pleased with the design aesthetic. Here's hoping that they will serve as a memento for the guests, as well.

Parting Thoughts

Think that's it for tonight. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

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