Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.
Today, I'm sharing some projects that I made using my
I'm actually sharing the invitations that we made for Sage's 12th birthday party
that we hosted two weekends ago.
Sage decided that she wanted to have a Paris-theme for her party this year.
So, she and I made the invitations together.
Sage blended green parakeet and Hawaiian Shores ink onto the background of the cards.
Then, using my MISTI, I stamped the Eiffel tower (using a Sweet 'N Sassy stamp set)
onto each one in versamark and heat embossed them in silver.
I stamped the Bonjour from PTI's Fresh Floral Wraps stamp set
and then the "you are invited" using the Mama Elephant Calli Letters stamp set.
I set up every second letter first and then went back a second time to fill in the remaining letters.
For four invitations, this went pretty quickly with my MISTI.
Sage's party was a hit!
She and her friends spent a lot of time outside, jumping on our trampoline.
Then, we came inside and did a little card making.
(I asked Sage and she said that she would be a guest blogger
for me soon and share the card she made -- spoiler alert: it's gorgeous!)
Then, we enjoyed some treats...
I decided to use the Mama Elephant Calli Letters stamp set
to make some cards for each of the treats.... and in French, just for fun!
On each tiny card, I stamped the treat, as well as an Eiffel Tower image
from PTI's City Scene, in Delicata Silver ink.
We also made toppers for the cupcakes using the same stamps
and their coordinating die.
We also had Butter Crunch....
... and macaroons, which we purchased at our local Farmer's Market.
Sage's party was very fun -- and her guests were thrilled with the Eiffel Tower
necklaces Sage gave them as a thank you for coming!
I'm so glad that we can enjoy planning and hosting her parties together!