Embellish Challenge - Parties

This is my second post of the day... If you're looking for my There She Goes Domestic Goddess Blog Hop card, please click **HERE**.

This invitation was created for the current Embellish Magazine Challenge, which was to create a party-themed item, whether it be a party favor, invitation, treat bag, item used for decoration, etc., and to use the following colors: kraft, black, red and white. The deadline for entering is tonight, so if you were thinking about playing along with their challenge, whatcha waitin' for? :) LOL

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  • Create kraft A2 card base and stamp with woodgrain background using Versamark ink.
  • Create red/black pattern on white CS using solid and outline floral images.
  • Die cut flaps using Nestability label and punch a single hole on each flap before adhering to card base using Scor-Tape.  
  • Weave ribbon through holes and secure with bow.
  • Add faux stitching around perimeter of card base.
  • To create the invitation tag, print party information on white CS, then adhere punched scallop strip and scrap piece of handmade patterned paper.
  • Apply 1/8" Scor-Tape to remaining left edge of white CS, and sprinkle with red glitter.
  • Adhere white CS to black CS layer and insert into invitation card front.

Stamps - Woodgrain Silhouettes & Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (W Plus 9)
Paper - Kraft, True Black, Stamper's Select White
Ink - True Black, Pure Poppy, Versamark
Miscellaneous - Apron Lace Punch, Scor-Tape, Red Glitter, Pure Poppy Grosgrain, Susie's Hand (Computer Font)


  1. Super cool card.... just LOVE your witty rhyme also!!!
    Angela xxx.

  2. My, you have been a busy girl this week, haven't you?! But I'd never get tired of looking at your work, so it's OK by me if you want to keep the two posts a day thing going! Love this invitation idea. I think I may try something similar next time we have a party. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  3. I don't know where you find the time or energy (I have a 4 year old and 2 year old, myself), but what a beautiful bunch of cards you've posted lately! Love this party invite, especially the way it's all tied up with ribbon like a gift!

  4. What a GREAT invite! Love the sleeve look! :)

  5. WOW Heather this is gorgeous! So creative! I just love coming to your blog everyday! :)

  6. Stunning! So lovely and elegant.
    :) Rachel

  7. I am speechless....Absolutely beautiful Heather! :)

  8. Me browsing the thumbnails on Embellish "Wow, that one looks cool". Click. "Wow! That is graphically amazing. The layout. Look how perfectly balanced the colors are. Ohhh...I want that patterned paper. Wait, that's not paper...that's Woodgrain Silhouettes!" LMAO

    This is absolutely stunning!

    Hope it's ok if I highlight it on the Wplus9 Facebook page. www.facebook.com/wplus9

  9. WOW GF.. amazing.. u put my work to shame! U are so talented!

  10. What a gorgeous card! I love the color palette and design...absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your instructions and for the inspiration!

  11. Very nice! Glad you were able to enter in time.

  12. So pretty! I love this card! Thanks for playing along with us!

  13. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on being named "What's Hot" over at Embellish Mag!!!! So well-deserved!!


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