Thursday, 7 July 2011

Save the date ....

.... I've been playing with my new Waltzingmouse stamps - they arrived yesterday afternoon and I spent the evening in my craft room having lots of fun!!  What can I tell you?  They are simply fabulous stamps - lovely images, great sentiments and some of the most gorgeous frames.  The Big Day Essentials and Big Day Additions sets have great sentiments for weddings, but they can be used for other occasions.  A case in point - "save the date" - for a birthday party!!

So what are we saving the date for?  Well, it's Kathryn's 10th birthday in September and I know that it seem ages away, but the date will be on us before we know it.  The thing is, Kathryn's birthday is right at the beginning of term - the first in her year - and we always have a scramble to get invitations out in time.  So this year, I decided to let everyone know a bit early.  School breaks up in two weeks and then the kids all go off to various holidays, visits and often don't see much of each other during August - so it seemed sensible to give lots of notice!!  Also, I can play ;)))

I prepared the bulk of the information on the PC - but left space for the main sentiment and the cake.  Kathryn told me what colours to use for each of her friends and also which was to have flowers or the swags.  Kathryn's really pleased with the cards - so am I!!  Here they are:



I used a mixture of Stampin' Up! and Memento inks to make each card.  I kept the cake stand a subtle colour - London Fog, and for the main cake I used the lighter colour tone and the darker colour tone for the flowers or swags.  The sentiment was stamped in the darker tone to match the flowers or swags.  I used a handwriting style font for the main text - Bradley Hand - which is rather nice.

Below is a close up of the cards - concentrating on two of each style - I really like these cakes.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Eat Cake, Big Day Essentials
Inks:  Memento - various colours; Stampin' Up! - various colours
Card: From stash

These aren't for any challenge - they just done for the joy of stamping.  Do drop by again later, I hope to have a couple of challenge cards to share with you.

21 comments:

Helen L said...

Those are just beautiful, and I'll bet it was alot of fun to try all the different colors and swags and flowers out!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all the pretty colors!

Paula said...

I rest my case - you & WMS are made for each other!
Paula (PEP)

Paula said...

PS - I hope that was the right British idiom to use? This wretched language!!! Looks a brilliant lot of fun & I love the colour matching.
PEP

Claire Brennan said...

Deborah!!! These are just brilliant!!! Gorgeous colours, great idea, just stunning!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

These are totally lovely Deb. Such a great result in so many yummy colors. Awesome job.

Pauline said...

These are a fab set of invites for your daughter! They look amazing!

Vicky Hayes said...

They look absolutely gorgeous in those lovely colours Deborah! Great forward planning too!

pink latte said...

Wow!!! These just amazing Deb! Love them! :)

Jenny said...

I think these are great Deborah, love the solid cake stamp and all the decorations. Great idea for Katyrns birthday :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

What a brilliant invitation set, great idea to be so organised but wonderful invites. I can see these stamps are going to be really useful, Gay xxx

Julia Aston said...

Love these Deborah! what fun invites - love all the colors on your beautiful cakes!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, these are great.... now I'm wishing I had that set...

Charmaine Stack said...

How neat that these were all customized for the recipients. They are really lovely. I'm glad you got to play with your new stuff so soon!

Sue W said...

These are fabulous Deborah!!!

Stella said...

How thoughtful to create customized invitations. So so gorgeous!! Kathryn is lucky to have an amzingly talented mother!
Hugs

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! Those colorful cakes look absolutely delicious all together like that. What a beautiful design!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Deb! ALL those birthday cakes look delicious and I love the rainbow of colors!

Kate W. said...

Totally blew me away! Yumm! What an awesome array of birthday invites. This set couldn't have been showcased any better!!!

Craftilicious said...

I noticed you made the short list for big cheese with these today - they are STUNNING - what a great use for them. I haven't inked the cake yet but hope to tonight if I get time to play.
Tara x

Monica K. said...

LOVE these! I also like how each is unique too. I didn't get either of those sets and now you're making me wish I had!! Great job!

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