Hellllooooooo! I hope this day finds you happy and smiling! What are you up to this week? I don't really have a lot going on right now! It's been a quite couple of weeks which is fine with me. It's super hot here (over 100 every day) and that totally zaps my energy. I'm thoroughly enjoying spending lots of time with my sweet kitten. He makes me so happy and we have fun together all day in the studio. He alternates between Mach Five energy, and completely asleep! LOL. There is no in between with him! He is developing his little personality and I love him lots. He's a happy guy and very loving - follows me from room to room. I kind of feel bad because even if he is sound asleep, if I leave the room, he will wake up and come see me! It's so cute. He is already four months old! I don't want him to grow up!!! How come they grow so fast!!??
Today I'm sharing a neat project -- a pretty party invitation suite. An invitation, a thank you card, and a favor box! All made with matching beautiful florals from Hero Arts! A few months ago Hero Arts commissioned me to make this set of projects for them to use in some advertising, etc and I was so happy for the assignment! I used some wood stamps, some clear stamps and some dies....all coordinating florals from the Hero Arts collections. This set of projects would be great for a Summer Tea Party, a Bridal Shower, or a Birthday Party. So feminine and classic. I hope you like it!
The favor box is from the big box crafting store and was inexpensive to buy. I like starting with a blank kraft canvas and then adding color! I coordinated everything with the beautiful Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors and bright pink and crisp white. For the box I stamped and die cut out the large peony and some leaves. I wrapped paper and vellum around the box and "sealed it" with the florals. You could put a small cake inside, or a present, or a note!
The thank you note is a flat card easy to mail and easy to write a note on the front. It coordinates with the invitation to carry the theme even after the party is over. I think sending thank you notes is such a lost art - and means so much to the recipient! The Thank You sentiment is heat embossed with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.
I used gold embossing on all three projects - this really ties it all together nicely! Gold embossing is so classy and timeless. Everyone appreciates this look!
Here is a close up of the invite! The Hero Arts Invitation stamp set allows you to choose which things you want on your invite.... Date, time, place, etc. Totally customizable and in a pretty font. I use this set a lot actually.
I added a few pretty gold sequins to my projects for just a touch of shimmer, and to make them feel special!
I used Liquid Watercolors to make a soft wash on all the flowers and leaves. I also used them to splatter some extra paint around on the pieces. Looks artsy and cool I think!
Do you enjoy making your own invitations? I love to do that! I believe that the invitation sets the tone and mood for the entire event. Don't you just get so excited when you get a gorgeous invitation in the mail? You just already know someone put a lot of care into the party! The ones I've shared today can be made in any color palette to match your theme or party colors. Super easy to mass produce and no extra postage needed. I hope I've inspired you to plan a party! CLICK HERE to shop at Hero Arts! Have a wonderful week, until we meet again! XOXO
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