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Secret Garden Invitation – Ex Libris

Hi Everyone,

Today I’d like to share my birthday invitations I made for my 40th birthday. Yes 40! I truly can’t believe I’m 40 but there you go. If you have good health and good luck you get there – I’m lucky to have happiness too so I have the trifecta.

Although I can’t say with any honesty I’m excited about leaving my thirties behind (as they have been very good to me) I thought it was an opportunity celebrate life with a party. I’m having my party at a beautiful garden so the idea of a secret garden party came to me. I knew instantly the stamp set I wanted to use Ex Libris pg 128 of the Australian Stampin’ Up! Catalogue $ 30.95 # 126600. I found some lovely simple keys on Ebay and the rest came together very easily.

I’m loving the current incolours and I’ve used Gumball Green, Island Indigo and a couple of my old favourites Crumbcake and Early Esspresso with a base cardstock of Very vanilla. The butterflies are from the stamp set Papillon Potpourri pg 115 $25.95c 123759.  I’ve also used the splodges from the French Foliage stamp set on pg 86 $27.95c # 121166 for a little bit of an aged effect (like me – LOL).

Its a little hard to see in the photo but I’ve misted some Champagne mist mixed with Isicol rubbing alchohol to make a
shimmer spray which I’ve sprayed on the piece of Very Vanilla (under the key section) and on the butterfly down the bottom that was punched out and raised up on a dimensional.




I hoped you liked them. If you did please leave a comment as it makes sharing my creations just that little bit more fun. I’d also like to get to know some of you out there…so please say hello and tell me where you’re from.

Remember to find my Facebook Fan page too…. I’m adding little hints and tips over there all the time. Love for you to join in and show the love. 🙂

Happy Stamping,

Carolyn x

Wedding Invitations – Fun Flowers

My beautiful niece Kayla is getting married next month and I was really excited and honoured to make her wedding invitations for her and her fiancee.

I provided her with a range of samples and from those we created the invites together. (I’ll share those in time to come). I think creating wedding invitations really to be a joint creative process as every bride has likes and dislikes and at the end of the day they are her invitations and reflect her style and the tone she wants to set for her big day. So I can’t take full creative credit for these as the are very defiantly a joint creation with myself and Kayla.

Kayla wanted 100 invitations!! *faint* So she was also obliged 😉 to help in the mass creation. It took us 4 evenings to make them all and a very enjoyable 4 evenings they were. I loved spending that time with her just sitting and chatting and paper crafting.

The design is simple and classy and of course all the products are Stampin’ Up!  The flower is in Whisper White card stock and made using the Fun Flowers Bigz L die rolled through my trusty Big Shot Die cutting Machine. The ribbon is 3.2m Taffeta Ribbon in Black and the ‘belly band’ is in beautiful Brushed Silver card stock with the back of the Invitation is in Shimmery White . A Rhinestone in the centre of the flower is a simple and elegant finishing touch.



Once you slide off the belly band and open up the invitation, this is the inside view:


Must have products …

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine $149.95 

Fun Flowers Bigz L $55.95


Sent me questions and place your orders by emailing me. You could be making your next party invitations or even your wedding invitations too!

Happy Paper Crafting,

x Carolyn


My sister’s Wedding Invitations

My big sister Glenys is getting married to a great bloke called Mick, who we already think of as part of the family .

They asked me to make their wedding invitations and I with the help of my lovely niece and ‘assistant’ Kayla and the hubby Chris on computer duties, I was able to whip up about 70 invites! Not as hard as you think with the amazing Bigshot !!!

I’ve used the beautiful Manhattan Flower textured impressions embossing folder, vellum, Whisper White & Bashful Blue cardstock. The vellum was run through the computer printer with the details of the wedding invites, then I’ve run the vellum through Bigshot with the Manhattan Flower impressions folder and stuck that onto the Whisper White & Bashful Blue cardstock. Completing the invite with a lovely matching blue knotted ribbon. I even ran the envelopes through the Manhattan Flower impressions folder and Bigshot too!! Easy-peezy.

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