The 2nd card we made at last week’s Hostess club was a card that could be adapted to just about any occasion. I first used them for invitations for a bridal party for my cousin. The extras were turned into birthday cards. Check out how I made the “hydrangeas”!

Hydrangea Invitations or Birthday Cards

These were used as invitations to a bridal party and also for birthday cards.

CS: card stock
DSP: designer series paper

Project Recipe:

  1. Cut CS as follows:
    Crumb Cake 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
    Blushing Bride 4″ x 5-1/4″
    Marina Mist 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    Shimmery White 3″ x 6″
    Vellum 2-12″ x 4″
    Old Olive scrapes
    Burlap Ribbon 5″
    Baker’s Twine 14″
  2. Run the Marina Mist CS and the embossing folder through the Big Shot. Adhere layers as shown.
  3. Cut doily in 1/2 and glue to bottom of Marina Mist CS.
  4. Stamp jar in black ink and cut out using the thinlit. Adhere Burlap Ribbon to center of jar, overlaping ends, and add 3 rhinestones. Wrap baker’s twine around the top of the jar and tie a knot.
  5. Cut out Old Olive leaves and stems using the Everyday Jar framelits.
  6. On the White CS, stamp the sentiment with black ink and punch out with Ticket Punch. Stamp the rest of the card with the leaves from Thoughtful Branches using Blushing Bride ink. Cover well. Punch 3 large circle scallops and 2 small circle scallops.
  7. Use glue dots to adhere jar. Punch small hole in punched sentiment and tie a bow to secure to top of jar. Place stems and leaves “inside” jar and flowers on top. Use dimensional to secure tag.

Happy stampin’,