Thursday, November 15, 2012

Justice's 18th Birthday Victorian Invites

I am happy to say we have finally settled on a design for my Justice's 18th Birthday invitations.
She wanted something Victorian. Easy... 
She wanted them to be Grey, Pink and White... Easy...

The next stop was collecting all the supplies.
So we headed on over to one of our favorite stores Collective Journeys, and we bought all the supplies  for her invites (excluding Cricut Cartridges I owned) ... final total $98... ouch...

We made 6 invites... but she was happy and they are beautiful.

To make Victorian Invites I used:
DCWV - Lace and Linen Stack
Bo Bunny -Double Dot  Designs Back To Backs Pink on Pink Polka Dot Heavy Weight Paper
Textured Cardstock in White, Pink, Light Pink and Grey
The Paper Company -Columns Translucent Vellum (White Stripes)
QuickKutz Rose Die
Cricut Spring Cards Cartridge
Circut Victorian Romance Cartridge
Heart Pins
Ava Creative Pearls in Ivory and Pink
Memento Ink in Rose Bud
Sakura Souffle pen- XPGB#94 (grey)
Grey pleated ribbon 
Stickles in Icicle
Foam Tape
Glue dots

Here are the invitations and envelopes:

 We had enough to make several more invitations but we limit the amount of girls we invite, as we like to keep it small and fun.
 My daughter is not big on crowds, and because of her autism she does not do well with too many people.

 For the front of the invitation we used grey cardstock. 
We cut the first mat out of dark pink, and layered the striped vellum on top to give the vellum the look of striped pink.

 The inside of the the invitation.
Left side hot air balloon with Bo Bunny paper.
On the right side we used the same idea... we used white textured cardstock and stamped You are Invited in Rosebud

We used roses we die cut as seals for our envelopes.
They came out so cute.

Envelopes were made from DCWV Linen and Lace stack.


Envelopes... the detail of the lace is so awesome, so realistic... 
I love this paper stack so much I went back and bought another one.

The hot air balloon on the inside of the card. 
I just love the Bo Bunny paper and the the textured cardstock.

Inside the card to cover the glue dots we used pearls and the die cut rose. 
The rose was made out of dark pink cardstock and the leaves were from the Bo Bunny paper.

For the inside of her invitation we do not put her name or address, as the girls we invite are the same girls that she has known for years.
Also helps keep our address and phone number out of the wrong hands.
I did write in grey ink the date and the time and then placed the vellum over it to give it a softer look.

The front of the invitation is beyond what i imagined. 
When I sketched it out, I had no idea how nice it would turn out.
Justice loves it. I love it... and the best part of all is even though I created them, Justice had input from the beginning. 

Now we are on to planning the decorations. They will be in the same color scheme and with the same images, but I have so many ideas and so little time.

This was entered in:

Craft Us Crazy Challenges

Challenge 30... Color Me Inspired
(my favorite color Grey)
you can find it here:

Decorate To Celebrate!
Challenge #38- Over The Hill Party... 
( may say 18 is not over the hill but to my teenage daughter that is the end of her childhood...LOL)
you can find it here:

Everyday Is An Occasion

Sunday {Fun}day #3
you can find it here:

The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant Challenge-TPE174
you can find it here:

Forever Friends Challenge Blog

Monthly Challenge for November
you can find it here:

Dream Valley Challenges

Challenge 45 Anything Goes
you can find it here:

One Stop Craft Challenge

Anything Goes
you can find it here:

Kreative Stemelfreunde

Team B and Challenge #64
you can find it here:

Crafty Cardmakers

Challenge 79 More Than One Punch  and/or Die Cut
you can find it here:

Really Reasonable Ribbon
RRR Challenge #60  Anything But A Card with Ribbon
you can find it here:

Tuesday Alchemy
Challenge #40 Anything Goes
you can find it here:

The Cuttlebug Spot
Our New Designersteam 2012/2013
you can find it here:

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog
Challenge 102 Anything Goes
you can find it here:


  1. What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  2. A wonderful project. How lovely to have everything so well coordinated. Very pretty card

  3. It is simply gorgious! Amazing job.

    Thank you for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  4. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge this week

  5. What a great design you have come up with. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx

  6. Very Pretty, I love how everything goes hand in hand with one another!! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  7. What a beautiful set of invitations. I really like the combination of pink and grey and the Victoriana images are lovely. I really like the detail of the rose and the way you've coordinated everything, the envelopes look stunning. I hope that your daughter has a wonderful birthday and enjoys her party.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  8. WOW, what gorgeous invitations!! I absolutely love the beautiful design!! The colors are so pretty together!! You coordinated everything perfectly!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  9. these turned out awesome! so glad you have joined us at The cuttlebug Spot.

  10. Ein gant tolles Projekt hast du gestaltet! Gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden!
    LG Sabine

  11. Such beautiful invitations and I love the colors! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!! Enjoy your Sunday.

  12. Your creation is just gorgeous :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Stamping Friends ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  13. what a fabulous creation this is thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFT US CRAZY hug sassyx

  14. very pretty thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

  15. These invitations are just stunning. I love the colour scheme you used. I am sure all the recipients will love receiving them. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  16. Really lovely projects!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  17. Brilliant! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  18. This is such a pretty card.Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Regards Ginny from Polly's

  19. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  20. Beautiful job!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything but a card challenge!


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