hello! it's day four of the papertrey ink november countdown to new stamps and a third look at my new set invitation basics. today i've created invitations...
first up, balloons! what's a party without them, right? i chose a rainbow striped patterned paper from betsy's you are a masterpiece kit, added die cut balloons stamped in coordinating colors along with party time in white, one the new big basics dies, and finished it off with the fill-in party details from the by invitation stamp set. this follows the basic formula for many invites i make - a white panel layered on a frame-like background piece.
usually, my invitations are 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, but sometimes i like the smaller A2 size. here i decided to create a superhero invitation in the smaller size, using a background layer from the comic strip paper collection and the superhero silhouette as a cake topper on a two shades of blue cake. zap, bam, pow! almost anything can become a cake topper for a fun themed invitation!
and last, i created a combo stamped and printed invitation. i like to personalize invitations with fun rhymes that include the honoree's name and age, and printing is the best way to do that. once i plan out the images i'm using, i figure out the spacing and print the wording accordingly. here the white panel is 4 x 7, layered on a patterned page from betsy's shakers and sprinkles kit, cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. i stamped the cake and candle die cuts in colors that matched the paper and adhered them to the empty space i left above the words. since this is a first birthday invitation, i used a single large candle to match the rhyme - cake and ice cream, one candle to blow! there's only one more countdown day left, so be sure to stop by again. and as always, don't forget to visit nichole's blog for all the scoop and links.