Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Last Invitation Post . . . I Promise

Yeah! Brought the Invites to Donna today.  I think she loved 'em. Wish I could have gotten a better picture but it was late last night and I knew I was facing  a bit of a day at work.  All I can say is I did my best and I really liked how they came out but .... I do now know that I will not be going into the invitation business anytime soon.  I did enjoy making them but I didn't get the same kick I usually get when I make a "little somethin' somethin' candy favor.  This project was a bit more mechanical than artsy to me.  It was all about the templates for the card and the layout.  Which was cool but ... I guess I just missed the candy.  I have always known it is all about the candy with me.  With that said I am moving on to the favors and I do love them.  They have cookies. Ummmmmmmm COOKIES!  Can't wait to give you a peek. Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Parts of the Whole .... lot of MICKEY!

Hi Everyone,
So to continue on with the Kristen & Adam wedding. . . I am up to the Shower invites.  Now you need to know it is really about quantity with me.  I have mentioned this before.  I love when I have to create and produce a large quantity of something.  I call it Henry Ford syndrome.  Yes it is true.  I like to think that I have the actual ability to manufacture something.  Now keep in mind I did produce 200 of the buttons (picture to follow once the basket is done). Now my quest is 40 shower invites.  Which I will agree is not really a lot since there are people out there that make like 200 Wedding invites.  I think it is not so much the quantity as how do you organize your project. So with that said here is a picture of my worksheet (one that I use for just about all the favors and such that I do).
Silly? Maybe, but I know what I have done and what I still need to do.  For me it makes a huge difference when I sit down to assemble the finished product because all the parts are together and organized.
Here are a few more pictures of the parts. Just look at all those Mickey ears! Thanks to my ZING because there is a total of 160 (80 red - 80 black) because there are 2 die cuts on each invite.
 The black card base was also cut on the ZING, it did an amaZING job cutting all 40 with not one problem along the way.
And then there are the inserts and invite information cards along with a red shadow card and the belly band that is 7 X 40 pieces, 6 of which were prints and then hand cut on my Fiskers cutter. So thats is 280 cards cutting all 4 side of each card equaling 1120 slides of the blade.  WOW! that's CUTTING!
And it all adds up to this:
Don't count the envelopes because they are purchased. All the cardstock and envies were purchased from LCI paper online. This is the thickest cardstock I have ever used.  It is just beautiful.  Here is a picture from a few posts back of the inside of the invite.  I really do like how they came out. The belly band and the matching envelope really finished it off.
 I will finish these this weekend and move onto the favor.  The theme of this shower is Mickey's kitchen and cookies.  So with that said you know cookies and cookie cutters are involved.
Thanks for stopping by and as always I would be happy to provide any specific info if needed. Just leave me a comment and I will respond.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rory Makes A Crafty Video

Rory has been asking to make a Youtube Video.  Well, on the fly last night while dying Easter eggs we decided to have some fun.  Sam (Rory's Mom) came home from work with a horrible cold and after dinner we sent her up stairs where she could wallow in a sick bed and get some well needed rest.  Now of course that leaves the three of us to have some (also, well needed) fun.  I had my camera out to take some still shots and before we knew we were making our on the fly little video.  As you can tell we took no time to prep.  Paul and I had a great time watching Rory and we all had fun dying the eggs.  Wishing all a very Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by.