40th Birthday Party Invites – Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Papers

pollypurplehorse 29 Jun 2017 9 Comments
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I was recently asked to make some party invites for my SIL’s 40th Birthday and instantly knew the Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup papers would be perfect.  They are feminine, modern and funky, and rather than make them all exactly the same, I used a few of the different papers in the collection to create 30 invites, in a colour scheme of pinks, purples and a pop of black.  I kept the design simple as I needed to create 30 of them, but also in case I was asked to make any extras.

Step By Step:

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the large 2 layer icon ‘The Big 40’ for the front of the card, cutting the bottom layers from lilac, bright pink and black cardstocks.  The ‘40’ pattern layer from various patterns in the Kiss & Makeup pack.  (If you have a Cricut you can find the logo all sized for you here at my DS link: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/63112827)

A glue pen allowed me to layer up the Icon quickly and easily and I used 3D foam squares to attach each to 6x6 square white card blanks.

The ‘You’re Invited’ sentiment was die-cut from the matching cardstocks using First Edition Party Dies and adhered with a glue pen.

To finish, a metallic balloon (FE Party dies) was added to each card using 3D foam pad.

I printed an insert with all the time, place details and adhere inside with a small strip of d/s tape.

Products Used:

Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup 8x8 papers – DCPAP056

First Edition Party Dies – FEDIE151

Pink, Lilac & Black Cardstock

Metallic Cardstock

6x6 square white card blanks & envelopes

Adhesives: Glue Pen, 3D Foam Squares

Cricut Explore – DS Link: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/63112827

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Well done Angela the invitations look fabulous like the added balloon.



thank you! I was pondering on how many balloons, but settled for just 1 seeing as i was making 30 cards :)



I like the cards so so much! Such a great design. Would make great birthday cards too, by simply changing the words of the "you're invited" labels.



Thank you so much! :) Was trying to keep a fresh clean look but have the funky papers and colours do the work :)



Loving your invites Angela. Very smart looking.x



Thank you so much May :), my SIL really liked them so that made me happy x


Friday Feeling

A fab card, super 40s, they look great in the different papers.



Thank you so much :)


Gingers girl

A nice bunch of invites Angela. Not cluttered but says enough. The papers were just the job. I'm sure they were well received.

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