Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's time to celebrate!

Do you like to mass produce cards?  It's been awhile since I've done any mass production but it really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  My friend is getting married next month so I made her bridal shower invites.

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My goal was to keep them clean & simple and postal friendly...

I used her wedding invites as my inspiration...her base is from Paper Source, my base is from Paper Zone...pretty good match considering I forgot to bring her invite when I went shopping for the paper!


You can't tell by the pic, by HERE is her invite that she used.  She just ran them through her printer...So the Hero Arts Small Flower was a perfect match.  I inked it up with PTI Fresh Snow...I tried embossing one of my cards but decided that I'd rather top the card off with stitching...stitching and heat embossing don't get along too well....The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Cuckoo set:)  I didn't do so well with the postal friendly.  I decided to put the kraft panel on large glue dots so I had to add additional postage...oh well, totally worth it:)

For you PTI Fresh Snow users...do you tend to heat gun the ink after using it?  It always seems 'tacky' to me...not sticky but tacky...kwim?

This fits for the current Hero Arts Party contest...and the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I seem to be on a green kick today...I'm thinking of going into business with my girl...I've had some jewelry supplies that I bought a while ago...had a design in mind..bought all the stuff and yes, never got around to putting the necklace together {story of my life!}...so I was thinking about it the other day..my girl seemed bored with nothing to do so I asked her if she could put my project together....


BAM...the girl was done within minutes...or it seemed like it anyways:)  The pendent is Making Memories Vintage Groove.  All the other supplies {it is strung on metal wire} are from a Ben Franklin store that was within walking distance from my former job {let me tell you that I'm saving TONS of money not being within walking distance to any crafty store at my new job}....it is a short necklace, I love them that way.  I actually have 2 more of the green beads left...I don't typically wear earrings so I'll have the girl put together a bracelet or something with them...

34 comments:

  1. Fantastic design, Amy! Love the fresh and clean approach :)

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  2. CAS perfection Amy! They match your friends invites perfectly :)

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  3. Beautiful invites! Love teh color combo, and great CAS design! Gorgeous necklace!!!! Wow!

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  4. great invites! that yellow background is perfect

    love the necklace, too!

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  5. CAS perfection!!! Hmmm, yes, the white seems to smudge forever. I kinda thought I just had a bum pad because it is sorta greasy all around the edges of it.
    Love the necklace too :>)

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  6. wow, you must have quite a handful of cards for your friend's weeding shower invitation...good for that...to keep busy amd helping friend too..anyway congrats for featuring your card in the blog..happy for you...!!! WOOT WOOT...and have a lovely weekend summer time!!

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  7. What great bridal shower invites. Just the perfect CAS card and that necklace is beautiful. Looks to be my favorite color of green too.

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  8. Beautiful invites! Sista...and check that necklace...I love it... hugs...xoxo

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  9. Super fun Amy! I love the colors and that stamp!

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  10. Such a beautiful card, and that necklace, shut it, love it!

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  11. You and your girl are so talented. These invites are amazing. I love how great of coverage you get with your white ink, not the case for me! The color combination is fantastic!

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  12. Loving the invite!!! Love the yellow...and that necklace is FAB!!!! I know I would love to buy me an Amy original! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  13. oooooooooooooh! i thought this was already gorgeous just on its own, but when i see HOW CLOSE you got to her wedding invites, holy ♥WOW♥ you're gooooooooooood!!!!! only you can make "mass producing" look this COOL!

    (lovely necklace by THE GIRL... clearly both your kids have their mama's "crafty gene", lol! :)

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  14. lovely design for the card, it matches PERFECTLY!

    lisa a.

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  15. Super sweet invites! I am sure she will love them!

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  16. I hate mass producing anything! :) I really love the necklace - very cute!

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  17. After making my wedding invites, I hate mass producing, lol. But your invites are just lovely and love the necklace too!

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  18. Awesome card Amy! Love this! And I love the quick ones don't you!

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  19. i so loved the simplicity of this!

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  20. Cute invite Amy! Love the white blossoms!

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  21. Great invites! Love the white flowers! Cute bracelet too! Creativity definitely runs in your family!

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  22. Love the fresh and clean feel! :) I don't mass produce anything...by card #2, I would have something to tweak...lol..

    An accessories line? I love short necklaces too...the long ones get caught on my multiple bag straps and I might die of accidental strangulation...lol

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  23. love your invite! that's becoming one of my fave stamps and i use it often to make CAS cards. and amy amy amy--- you are single handely (sp?) keeping the USPS in business with the extra postage cards you make! LOL

    cool necklace!

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  24. I love your clean and simple cards this one is beautiful!

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  25. ur clean n simple design is lovely! and that necklace really matches so well!! ur gurl sure is as creative as mommy!! :)

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  26. Fresh and fun design. Love that fabby necklace too. :)

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  27. awe amy this is so beautiful love the color combo :)

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  28. Love your cards for your friend! Really nice design! and the necklace is spot on with what is the rage right now. Your daughter did a good job, nice design, too. Happy making! sorry I'm late, busy, busy!

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  29. very pretty and classy design for the shower invites. love the color combination, too! fab work and wow! that necklace is beautiful! your girl is sooooo talented! i love it!

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  30. {YOU are SUCH my crafty sista! - If I had a nickel for EVERY crafty project I thought I was going to GET OFF THE GROUND! - Incredible! I love that necklace and truly hope you girls make that happen!} Meanwhile, let me applaud you and MASS production! {Pre-blog, that was the ONLY way I rolled!} LOVE those elegant invites and so will the GUESTS, guaranteed! Yipeeeee!

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  31. Gorgeous card and wowsa on the necklace. Beauties!

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  32. Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  33. Wonderful design for your invite, Amy! And that necklace? Fantastic! Your girl is so talented, just like her momma!

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Cheers,
~amy~