Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pocket Card Invitation

I'm partnering with a friend to host a class, and I told her I'd make the invitations for her to mail to her prospective guests. Alli Miles is a very talented stamp designer and blogger from Canada, and I recently became acquainted with her work. She posted a version of this pocket card and I became intrigued with the possibilities it could hold (no pun intended) as an invitation.

Her version uses a 5.5" x 11" base, but I wanted to adapt it so that I could get 2 pockets from 1 standard sheet of card stock. I had a piece of Wild Wasabi sitting on the craft table, so I started with that. It is 4.25" x 11". I scored it at 5.5" on the 11" side and .25" in from each side on the 4.25" side. A little sticky strip and voila--a pocket!

The interior is simple: a base of Whisper White cut 3.5" x 5". I always turn to Baroque Motifs when making an invitation, simply because the design elements are so classic and elegant. The coordinating colors are Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. The "You're Invited" is from Sincere Salutations, and the invitation detail bullets is from a retired set called All Year Cheer II.

Work is calling, so I must go. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Alexandra said...

This is a beautiful pocket invitation - what a great idea! Very elegant, they will be thrilled to receive one of these! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

sandra said...

very elegant and simple at the same time

Laura said...

What a beautiful ivitation! Love how the flourish is stamped behind the details!