Hello everyone, today I hope to show you a step by step account of how I made my son’s first birthday invitations – as promised!
When the Stampin’ Idea Book & Catalogue was released in October, I flicked throught he first few pages and instantly fell in love with ‘Elebration’ This gorgeous little elephant is so cute and holding a birthday cake with one candle ontop. How perfect is this stamp set?
Elebration (121175 – wood mount) £8.85
It is very important when making invitations that you start by searching out your envelopes. How many invitations do you need? What envelopes do you have in your envelope box at the moment? I always have a stack of envelopes in my wedding stationery stock, so I am lucky that I have some envelopes on hand. I have chosen a square envelope which is 155mm x 155mm. Stampin’ Up! have some smooth whisper white and very vanilla envelopes, C5 in size, if you are looking to purchase a posh envelope for a special lot of cards or invitations.
The envelope you choose will determine the size of your invitation. I am going to be making a small run of ‘pocket style’ invitations. This style is very simple to do, you just need your paper trimmer, with cutting and scoring blade, a circle punch for the thumb hole and sticky strip.
Seeing as my envelope is 155mm x 155mm I can create my pocket to be 150mm x 150mm. Using a full A4 sheet , I have scored at the half way point and cut the cardstock at 17cm, leaving the full 29.7 length. Next you score at 1cm, then again at 16cm. Here we have our basic pocket shape.