Monday, June 28, 2010


Since today is my first blogiversary, I thought it would be the perfect day to "revisit" it's origins for today's project!  My first post was of my annual July 4th BBQ invitations.  So today, I will share this year's July 4th invitations.  I went through many versions in coming up with one!  I originally planned on using the Honoring Old Glory card design I posted a few weeks ago.  I quickly decided that hand-markering that stamp for over 30 invitations was not going to fly and time was growing short!  I tried several other options, with each one getting easier and easier.

Ultimately, I went with this CAS invitation until I ran out of the retiring Brilliant Blue cardstock:

Then for the remaining invitations, I went with this variation:

Here is another version I entertained:

Here is a group shot that includes a couple I didn't get individual shots of and still only a few of the many I came up with:

  • Stamp Sets – July Fourth (W #118523 $18.95  C #120063 $14.95), Red, White & Blue Wheel (#118622, $8.50)
  • Card stockBrilliant Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Brilliant Blue, Night of Navy Classic and Markers
  • RibbonReal Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain (#110714, $7.95)
  • Punches – Large Star (#110710, $15.95), Star (#109045, $10.95), Scallop Square (#119884, $16.95), Scallop Circle (#119854, $16.95), 1-3/8" Circle (#119860, $15.95), 1-3/8" Square (#119877, $16.95)
  • AccessoriesStampin' Dimensionals
  • Tools – Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976, $7.95)
Items in red are retiring at the end of the month, June 30, 2010 or while supplies last for all but stamps.

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