Thursday, May 3, 2007

You're Invited

From the LM Archives

You're Invited By: Madeline Fox, Design Team Member
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
Take to heart this Cajun expression and let the good times roll when planning your next celebration! Make it a stylish event with unique party accessories inspired and created from some of your favorite scrapbooking staples.
Themed patterned paper collections make it easy to design well-coordinated invitations, party dĂ©cor, thank you cards and favors. The Junkitz Extreme Boy collection inspired two of our designers to create two very unique party sets. One line, two ways! Susan designed thank you cards to match her invitations, and embellished water bottles for the guests as a cool party favor. What a wonderful idea for a hot day! From the moment you open Cecilie’s pirate party invitation, you know you’re in for some excitement. Singed paper pirate map hints at the treasure hunt party game you will play and placecards welcome everyone to the table. Each guest leaves with a goody bag tied together with coordinating pirate tag. Arrr!
The next time YOU are invited to a celebration, consider creating personal tags, cards, and unique wrapping or packaging for your gift. Pillow box, fry carton and other templates are available for many of the popular cutting machines. Use your favorite patterned paper, add a coordinating tag and voila! Popular with preschool and elementary school parents are little business-card sized “calling cards”, printed in fun designs and personalized with the child’s name. I made my own by using stamps from the KI Memories It’s A Boy Icons set. These are so easy to attach to a present in place of a card!
The soft blues of My Mind’s Eye Baby Boy Oui Oui papers inspired two baby-themed cards. The shower invitation was embellished with a cute little carriage made by taking a quarter slice out of a circle of patterned paper and adding button wheels. The birth announcement used two KI Memories stamp sets, wording from It’s A Boy and stars from the Journaling set. There’s even room for a photo to be slipped beneath the velvet ribbon at the bottom of the card. And if it’s a girl, look towards the My Mind’s Eye Baby Girl Mon Cheri papers and accessories.
Browsing the patterned paper section of the Lifetime Moments store, I was bombarded by more ideas! Here are a few party themes and paper sets to consider for your next celebration:
Design Team Examples
To view all layout ideas and products used, please be sure to visit the Design Team Gallery: You’re Invited!
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