We've reached the last day of Papertrey Ink's November release countdown, and it's party time! Today we are featuring Invitation Basics, designed by Lexi Daly, numerous Big Basics word dies, designed by Nichole Heady, and the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die collection, designed by Betsy Veldman. The team has divvied up gender and age ranges, so you'll be seeing invitation ensembles from first birthday all the way up to adult. It's going to be fun -- so glad you're here!
All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on November 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
My ensemble is for a male 40th surprise party. My go-to choices for masculine cards are bright gender-neutral colors, a simple design, minimal (or no) embellishments, and often Kraft card stock.
Let's start with the card. It features the relevant info -- party, 40, and surprise -- in a clean, graphic way. The balloon, candles, and "shhh!" are all from Lexi's Invitation Basics.
The word die-cut is the Big Basics: Surprise! die. The little tag on the balloon is from the Wrap It Up die set. I used By the Numbers dies for the 40, borrowed bits and pieces of Hooray sentiments to stamp the "it's a" flag, and grounded everything with a pair of stitched banner strips from Tag Sale: Quilted. And last, the card base was cut from Classic Kraft using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set. I usually think of scallops as a bit more feminine, but I think they're subtle enough on this card base that they still work.
Stamps: Invitation Basics, Hooray
Dies: Invitation Basics, Big Basics: Surprise!, Wrap It Up, By the Numbers, Tag Sale: Quilted, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Canyon Clay
Paper: Classic Kraft, White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening, Green Parakeet
Other: natural linen thread, navy blue enamel dots, metal clip
I love to stamp matching envelopes, and should really remember to do it more often!
Of course the big risk with a surprise party is that somebody will accidentally spill the beans, so for good measure, I stamped "shhh!" lightly across the whole front. The cake components are from Invitation Basics.
On the back flap, I added a row of candles and then stamped the adorable "don't blow it" sentiment. Too fun!
Stamps: Invitation Basics
Ink: Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Classic Kraft
Other: Kraft envelope
And last is a cute tag that could be used on party favors. The cake and sentiment are both from Invitation Basics. The tag is made up of a Holiday Hugs stitched and scalloped circle on an Enclosed: Basic Folded Tag base.
Stamps: Invitation Basics
Dies: Invitation Basics, Holiday Hugs, Enclosed: Basic Folded Tag
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet
Paper: Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Other: natural linen thread
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