21st Birthday Invitations

Hello bloggies!

I have decided today is going to be a “happy post”! Enough of the self-indulgent “glums”. Yes … Sandy is back at school … and yes … Shane is a million miles away … and yes … my mojo has taken a hike … but when I think of those recovering from the devastating floods and now … those preparing for the worst cyclone in Q’ld’s history (they say almost as big as Hurrican Katrina) … I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to moan about! 😀 So … even though I was on a “no motivation whatsoever” slump yesterday … I did manage to get Sheree’s 21st invitations finished … and I was really pleased with how they turned out! Somehow … they came together really easily … and they were fun to create! 😀

We wanted something bright and fun … to match Ree’s sweet personality … and the Island Oasis DSP just seemed a natural place to start. The envelopes for the invitations are made using the scallop envelope die for my wonderful Big Shot. I just have to pause for a minute to say … my Big Shot was worth every cent!!! I can’t believe the extra dimensions that having this wonderful tool has given to my card making. So many endless ideas … and I just wish I had more time to play with it! Anyway … the invitation was printed onto copy paper … and I designed this “print out” to allow for stamping down the side and across the bottom with some scalloping on the top where it is stuck to the card frame. Very simple design … really!

The stamping did take a little while … with 35 invites … and 8 different stamps & 4 different colours used on each. But it was lotsa fun! 😀 I have used flower stamps from 3 different sets … Simply Said, Cottage Garden, & For Everything. The colours match the Island Oasis DSP … Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise & Old Olive. I think the final effect is really sweet and bright and happy!

I just want to finish with a standing ovation for all of YOU!!!!! I am constantly amazed at the people that have been brought into my life via blogging & stamping. Thank you so much to all those who left such encouraging comments over the last couple of days. You have no idea what a help they were. C U all soon! Hugs xxaxx


  1. bronheslop says:

    What gorgeous invitations, Andrea! Bright and cheerful – I love them.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bron! Sheree was really happy with them! Hugs xxaxx


  2. Gabbi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous design, colours & bright’n’cheery theme. I hope the party is a wonderful celebration of Sheree & all that she has been blessed with.
    I hope you have a great day & enjoy preparing for the big event in the weeks to come.
    Thanks for sharing (stamping and more..)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Gabbi … and thanks for listening & sharing with me! xxaxx


  3. lisa808 says:

    Awesome invitations!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lisa! So nice to see you again! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Sandra says:

    They look fantastic Andrea!!!! I’ve got to say I love my Big Shot too! Not sure what I did with out it *smile*
    Andrea adds: It does give you so many more options for design … doesn’t it! Thanks Sandra! xxaxx


  5. Donna says:

    Gorgeous invites Andrea!!!!!!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Donna! And … thanks for your lovely email today! Hugs xxaxx


  6. liamp says:

    These are beautiful invitations. Just love the summery look. thanks for sharing another great idea.
    Andrea adds: YW Liam! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxaxx


  7. Lynda says:

    Happy, bright, fun, fresh and funky….these are brilliant Andrea. I can definitely see how much you love your Big Shot….the projects you have turned out are amazing. The colous in theis project in this are the heroes for me!! Brilliant. De=id Ree help with all that stamping.
    With all the other devestatio that is going on…I found this
    It makes for very scary reading!! I am sure you are all sending out your prayers out to the folks. Stay safe and well. ooxx
    Andrea adds: This is really scary reading … thanks for sharing! I love reading your comments … especially when I can see your brain so actively at work! giggle! xxaxx


  8. Judy May says:

    The invites are fabulous Andrea. Love all the bright flowers down the side; must have taken ages, but definitely worth it. Thanks so much for your support as well.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Judy! The flowers did take a while … but it was fun stamping … because I didn’t have to be accurate! Hugs xxaxx


  9. Sonia G says:

    I am home! These are lovely invites – glad to see you found some mojo!
    Off to check older posts now.
    Andrea adds: Hi Sonia! Was just thinking about you … finally got online … and here you are! So glad to hear that you are safe and sound. Hugs xxaxx


  10. Kim S says:

    You know – it really is OK to have the “glums”. But I bet those wonderfully colored cards really helped! I love the foldout invite – so fun!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Kim! So nice to know that it is OK! 😀 I am feeling heaps better today! Isn’t the fold out a great idea. Means you can have a lot more info inside that little envelope. Hugs xxaxx


  11. Denise says:

    They turned out beautifully, Andrea…definitely bright and fun! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks Denise … it is always nice to have your feedback. Hugs xxaxx


  12. Melissa says:

    Fantastic and bright, these invitations are just gorgeous, great job!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Melissa! Such lovely compliments for these invitations. Hugs xxaxx


  13. chrissieah says:

    The invitations are very cute. Janelle would really like the bright colours!! Looking forward to the party though not the dancing!! hehe
    Andrea adds: I am sure you will enjoy the dancing! Remember Gav, Kathy & Neen’s 21st??? Lotsa fun! Hugs xxaxx


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