Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seeing Yellow

While at work yesterday, my sister Isabel worked on the rehearsal invites here at my house. She got everything layered and glued down. She is so happy with them and I think they came out really nice. The original concept was on a website and cost around $1.80 each. I'm not sure what the cost is yet because we haven't added up her receipts. I think we might've spent around $60.00. That might work out the same as what's online but more important than the cost is we got pretty close to the look of the one she liked online but in yellow, the color of the wedding (instead of the green online, see original here) and it gave us time to do something together. You just can't beat sister time! Here's the finished invitation.

Again, thanks to Neena, our stampin' up friend, she suggested put a text box line around the writing so we would have lines to use to trim the white card to the size needed. It made it go so much faster. She also made a card for her own sample box and when she trimmed her white piece, she trimmed about 1/8" away from the the line. It gave the card such a finished look. It's good to have friends!

Then last night was the assembly line for the table names. Ashley, the BTB (bride-to-be), and her mom Jenny, came over and so did my daughter Kelley. Ashley bought the cutest polka dot paper to use and it looked great with the black cardstock. We layered the pieces to create a stiff card and they will be on clips at each table for the seating at the reception. Ashley and her mom glued the layers of the background together, I cut the letters out with my Cricut machine, Isabel pulled the letters off and ran them through the Xyron machine to put adhesive on the back and Kelley put the letters on the cards. I think they are adorable. What do you think?

It was so fun to be able to help. Isabel kept saying to Ashley, "Lizzie has such fun toys." It's nice to have them but it's even nicer to share. I must've learned that in Kindergarten. :o)


ojaiquilter said...

Liz, those look even better on your blog. It was so much working with your toys and visiting. I love sister time too! Thanks again

3anklebiters said...

what fun looking invitations and table decorations. it is nice to share and make other happy.