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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Decorate the Envie

Hello Blogland friends!!

My dear friend and neighbor needed 25 birthday invitations for her husbands 70th birthday. I just had to pull out Stampin' up!s Noble Deer, since he is an avid hunter. This sweet man built me the most fabulous ribbon holders for my craft room wall, which I will share a picture of as soon as my life slows down a little.

Over at splitcoaststampers this weeks technique challenge~TLC328 is to decorate the envelope. I do love splitcoast challenges to get the mojo going! I always try to make the inside coordinate with the outside, however I always forget to make the envelope match. I did a lot of sponging on these invitations. Sponging adds so much to any project. Simple sponging can take plain and turn it into a wow with minimal effort! I sure hope he likes them!

Stamps~ Noble Deer
Paper~ Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Vanilla
Ink~ Chocolate Chip, Artichoke, Cocoa, caramel
Accessories~ Clear Embosssing powder, sponge, Grosgrain Ribbon, Brad, Spellbinders- oval and scallop oval nestabilities, Sizzix Die Cut letters and Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!
Over and out,


  1. Ellen, these are FABULOUS!!! Wow! I bet your neighbor loves(d) these cool invitations!

  2. wow ellen what a great invitations you have made for your neighbor.
    great job you did.

    greetings karin

  3. You crack me up! These are fantabulous!

  4. I'm just a novice and hope to someday be half as talented as you are!


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