May 24, 2011

Beach Party!

Hell everyone!  This is Liza from Hoo's Crafty.   I can't tell you how excited I am to be apart of the SweetSassyDiva Design Team.  Thank you so much Bobbi Jo for this opportunity.

Our first assignment was a project with the beach theme.   I decided to begin working on my son's invites for his party.  Although we are not near sand, we do plan on having a beach party at my parent's pool this summer.

I decided to make an easel card for his invites.  I think the kids will love how they are interactive.

I assembled a basic 5.5" easel card
For the front, I used Core'dinations cardstock and my Core'dinations sander to rough up that paper
The sandcastle is cut from Create A Critter {4.75"} and all its layers
I used Studio G brown ink spot to ink around the castle for dimension
The shell is also cut from Create A Critter {1.5"} and inked
Banner is cut from Twinkle Toes {2"} inked and stamped with a Studio G sentiment
I added bakers twine {The Twinery} as the flag pole and on the banner {used hand punch for the holes}
The sun was cut from Simply Charmed {2"} and inked with Studio G chalks in yellow

I love the dimension that inking can give a project.
I also used 3D foam dots on the castle, banner and shell.

Here is the card opened up

Tim Holtz distress ink was used around the front  and inside mat of this invite.
Half way down the inside I began the placement of my "card stopper" to hold up the front of the card.

I used my Fiskars scallop punch in a variety of blue colors to act as waves.
I used a sentiment from K&Co {Amy Butler} set

Below the waves I will either write in or type up all the party details.

Thank you so much for stopping by, feel free to visit me on Hoo's Crafty for more projects.


Anonymous said...

Super cute!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a cute card!!! Love that it is an easel invitation! Congrats on making the DT!!

scrappyRN said...

Great job Liza, I am sure all the kids will love them, you throw the most amazing parties

Suzanne said...

Wow I left a comment this morning but having trouble with Blogger. Your card for sons party is so darn cute. An easel card is a great idea so people can set it up and remind themselves of date, etc. Love the sign on castle saying Its A Party and the blue background paper is so vivid. Great job. I am happy to be on the DT with you.

Natalie M said...

very cool invitation! I would keep in invitation like that, if I ever received one, it's absolutely cute and very well done!

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