December 07, 2008

Make it Simple! ~ Party Invitations

Life is BUSY and we all try to find ways to SIMPLIFY! If you need a quick and easy party invitation, check this out . . .

Our sweet DIL Jami is graduating from college on December 19th and we are hosting an open house in her honor. {Summa cum Laude ~ WAY 2 GO Jami! We're SO proud of U!}

I created 25 of these, addressed the envelopes and had them all ready to mail in just a couple hours. That leaves more time for planning the menu, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, etc!

There is actually no stamping on the card, but I did stamp the envelopes. :) The invitation was printed with black ink on white cardstock (4 x 5-1/4") using my pc printer. I set up the document in Print Shop, using two columns, four to a page. After cutting them apart, I embossed the left edge of each one with the new Cuttlebug border template "Just My Type". After embossing, I layered it on a piece of black cardstock, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2".


The embossing goes very quickly, so I also embossed the left edge of the envelopes. The back flap of the envelopes were stamped them with "Party Time" from the Stampin Up "Lots of Thoughts" set.



My photos are rather gray because I took them at night and my lighting wasn't the best, but the invites are a bright white, actually "Whisper White" cardstock from Stampin' Up!

Today, I've been doing some laundry and housework and a little online Christmas shopping. I haven't stamped all week so I'm hoping to find my mojo and create a few birthday cards. If so, I'll post them later! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wishing you all a blessed Holiday Season!
Smiles...





Thought for Today ~

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. ~Author Unknown

8 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Pam, these invitations are beautiful! Very classy and formal! I bet your daughter-in-law appreciates your talent and time!

LeAnne said...

Congrats to your DIL, and congrats to you on such beautiful invite! I LOVE that little embossed flower border. Need to use that more! :D
LeAnne

Gayle @ Mountainmoma said...

I appreciate the detailed instructions. I have wondered how invitations are done on the computer, so just putting the instructions down helps me to visualize how I would do that. I'm sure I'm way behind everyone else on doing this kind of thing but I see these cool invitations and wonder...how did they do that?

Jami Speidel said...

I love these! I wish I would have seen the envelope too. Andy had the invite opened and the envelope in the trash by time I got home from school that day!;)

Okay... not to sound like a "graduation snob" but it's actually Summa cum Laude! (GPA of 3.9-4.0) ;)

Thanks for doing all of this! Love you lots!

Alexandra said...

These turned out beautiful Pam!! Very elegant! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LINDA said...

These are very Stunning.

Thanh said...

Very simple, but still very lovely Pam!

Tami B. said...

Such a lovely invitation, Pam. Thanks for sharing it. The embossing is just the right extra touch.