Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Invitations, place cards, cake topper and some summer flowers

Jim and I were working together at the dining room table which is also used as a craft table, conference table and drafting board.  LOL  This day we were sharing the space.  Jim was doing calculations on blueprints and I was putting some invitations together.  These invitation were a great deal of fun to make.  I used a screen door die cut kit from  Buffalo Stamps & Stuff.

 I LOVE the way it turned out.  We have invited 10 of my mother's girlfriends from high school.  This group of lovely ladies have been gathering together on a regular basis for over 50 years!  I was lucky enough to join them for a few of there parties and I so enjoyed the spirit and joy of friendships that have lasted over the years.  They call themselves the Girls with the Grandmother faces.  Jim and I with the help of a few of my favorite girlfriends are going to have a dinner party for them next week.  I picked this image from Phindy's Place because she looks just like me.  :)  Also, one of my favorite parts of our home is my screen door and I added a thin wood welcome sign.  I hope they can tell just how thrilled we are to do this dinner party.

The wedding that I have been helping with asked if I could make one of my whimsical cake toppers.  Of course I said, sure!  They told me a bit about the characters they wanted and here they are.  A teacher and a Buffalo Bills fan.  They were made with polymer clay and baked as directed on the package.

The place cards were doubled as a thank you (on the back), and held up with wine corks.  I sanded a flat edge so that they would stand easily and cut a slit into the other side of the cork. The bride had someone make these lovely wine charms that we tied on.  I punched the corners with a fun edge punch and distressed the cards.

 Just for the joy of looking at at rose I have include this wonderful scented rose. 

This Gerber daisy was given to me by Rox and was planted in a special place to greet you when you come to visit.


  1. Hi. Fabulous idea and the image looks great against the backdrop of a door. Brilliant! Thanks for joining us this week at Phindy's Place and I hope that you can join us next time too!
    Tine :)

  2. Love the door diecut behind the image, what a great way to do an invitation. Sounds like a great party for you mom's friends too. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

  3. Thank you so much for the compliments, you are my first comments on my blog too. :) Yay!
    And as long as we are on firsts, it was my first challenge that I have entered.

  4. I'm so glad you made ours your first challenge:). What a lovely idea for an invite, this image is so pretty isn't she. Thanks so much for joining the Phindy's Place Challenge

  5. What a darling invitation-love the screen door. I'm sure the ladies will LOVE it-so cute!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. So great to see only Phindy's images this week :)

  6. What a lovely creations!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge this week...
    xxx Anne-Marije