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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Graduation Invitations for a Princess

Hello Friends!

I have been working on some graduation invitations for a sweet young friend of mine.  Ashten wanted her invitations to reflect her dress instead of the traditional style of grad invites.

I used  only the plain dress in this template........

I cut the top of the dress off  and used the top part of a punched heart punch to create the top part.  I sponged it with Adirondack Pink Sherbet and added Stampendous Pink Pastel Glitter.  I cut the skirt out of vellum and layered it over top before adhering  some pink ribbon to the waist and under the bust with Scor-tape.  The roses are cut from some ribbon that I think is made by Maya Road.  I added some Kaiser rhinestones, The sentiment is from a set called Introducing by Stampin' Up! It was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Embossed.  I mounted the dress on a layer that was embossed with a Sizzix folder, from the Sugar and Starry Night Set that had been inked first with memento Angel Pink before running it through the Machine.

I won't get to see Ashten graduate.  I will be off to Vancouver to help move my brother and his family to Lacombe, I am so excited about that!  I was lucky enough to see Ashten in her dress last night when I drop off her invitations.  I think see looks like a princess!!

  This very corny, heartfelt message is just for Ashten....

When I first met you when you were in grade 8, I was so impressed with your selflessness! You have been there always ready and willing to lent a hand  when most teenagers wouldn't.  It has been a joy to watch you grow into such an AMAZING, SMART, BEAUTIFUL young lady!  Congratulations on your graduation!  I know you will make the world a better place and will achieve any goals you aspire to.  The world is yours now go out a get it!  It is a complete honor to know you!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Ink~versafine-Onyx Black, Adirondack-Pink Sherbert, Memento-Angel Pink
Paper~Pink, White and Paper Vellum
Accessories~ Dress Template, Sixxix Sugar and Starry Night EF Set, Kaiser Rhinestones, Sponge, Pop Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampendous Pink Glitter, 1/8" Pink Ribbon, Maya Road Rose Ribbon, Scor-Tape, Punches-Designer Label, Heart, Lg Oval.


  1. bellissima l'idea del vestito
    ciao da ale

  2. beautiful card ellen and a gorgeous girl on the picture.

    greetings karin

  3. Красивая открыточка! Платьеце восхитительно!

  4. Such a beautuful card!!! And young Lady so attractive!!! Good luck to your friend!

  5. Wow Ellen, this is gorgeous and SO creative ! It's perfect for the beautiful princess grad. Love the flowers on this card. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend and that you got all your flowers in ! Have a great week, Shirleyx

  6. Beautiful card, Ellen and beautiful young woman....what a great verse for the card.

  7. очень красивое приглашение!!!

  8. A gorgeous invitation card Ellen!
    xoxo Berlinde

  9. Such a gorgeous, princess-y invitation! I think you captured her beautiful dress just perfectly. :D

  10. Wonderful original card Ellen!
    And really beautiful woman :)

  11. Oh, this is a fabulous and one-of-a-kind type invitation for your pretty friend. I'm sure she is very pleased.

    Thanks for my birthday wishes. Sooooo, I should be glad I didn't hear any singing, just reading the song? LOL

  12. Oh Ellen, that card is just beautiful!!! I've used that template for a wedding card, but never thought about altering it for a different formal!

  13. Fabulous invitations! That is so great and it does look just like her dress, what a lucky girl! personalized invitations.

  14. Ashten totally looks like a princess and your grad card is exquisite!

  15. Not only does Ashten have a beautiful name, she is beautiful inside and out. :-) The invitation you created for her, Ellen, is simply beautiful. Matches her dress perfectly. TFS! :-)


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