Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My first Criss Cross Card

60 is better than 1!

One of the many things I've been doing this past week is making baby shower invitations. I got the idea for this card from Amanda. Check out Amanda's card HERE -- it's awesome! Click HERE for a wonderful Criss Cross Card Tutorial by Beate Johns on SCS. These are super easy to make and are tooooo cute!

My first Criss Cross Card isn't just 1's 60 of them! :) Fun Fun Fun!!

I noticed after taking the pic above that the insert for the card wasn't in perfectly straight for the Kodak Moment! Oops! The pic below is the insert pulled out slightly so you can see it a little better.

The envelopes I ran through the printer for the return address. I set the text RGB color for the invitations and envelopes to match StampinUP Chocolate Chip Ink. Check out Marni's Blog StampMonkeys for all the codes to match SU Colors. Can you see the prego mom I stamped? Click on the pic to see it bigger and closer. Totally cute!! It's a stamp from MissyB Designs. I stamped it with Tsukineko VersaMagic Pixie Dust. "You're invited" and "Welcome Little One" are stamped using SU Chocolate Chip Classic.

Here's the rest of my "secrets" for the card :)

Paper: American Crafts -Baby Gretel (Dots) and Little Lamb (Stripes); White, Brown and Pink Cardstock from Bazzill

Ribbon: American Crafts - Baby; Unknown for the Pink stuff

Stamps: StampinUP! - Riveting (Welcome Little One); CTMH - Simple Invites (You're invited)

Punches: StampinUP! - Scalloped Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle

Inks: StampinUP! - Classic Chocolate Chip; Tsukineko VersaMagic - Pixi Dust

I used Dimensionals to pop-up the brown circle from the scalloped circle and again for the Welcome Little One circle up off the brown circle. I didn't wrap the brown and white bands all the way round. They are 5 1/2" strips - brown is 1" and white is 3/4".

I had to hold myself back from using brads & other girlie sparkly stuff cause these are being mailed. Who knows what that would have done for the postage!


Jenny said...

What a fantastic job!!! These are just adorable! I'll have to "steal" this idea!

Nancy Riley said...

Lori, these baby shower invitations are absolutely adorable! GREAT job!

Danielle Lounds said...

What a WOW! These invitations are so beautiful!

Lauren said...

What a great shower invitation!
I love how you matched up all the patterns. TFS.