been playing a bit -- we have another activity coming up in RS and we're going to be talking about family traditions and creating traditions -- and we're going to be creating a new tradtion of our own this year, building a gingerbread house with the sisters of the ward. I thought it would be fun to make an invitation too since we don't have a lot of time to advertise this particular activity and stake conference is next weekend and sort of breaks up the flow of our connection with the sisters and we'll only have one more week to connect before our meeting.... so I remember seeing something in one of my old magazines and thought I might be able to adapt it and here's what I did:
I used the SU large 5 petal flower punch for the body of the gingerbread man, the 1 inch circle punch for the head and the hat ( cut in half, and added a couple of strips for effect and inked the edges) created my own "vest" pattern and inked the edges).
These are the finished invites. The gumdrops are a cut file I created and so much easier to manage using the cricut when you have 150 to make! LOL I used some glitter glue for a little bling which you can see a little better if you click on the image for a larger view.
The twill tape is dyed and hand "stamped" with construction zone for more fun. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the brick look and just inked the CS. While it was a bit of work with all the inking, it was lots of fun and worth the effort.
the Special Delivery stamp on the front of the invite is a PaperTreyInk stamp, BTW.
Now, back to inking. Got a few more to finish up! Have a great day! Oh, if you'd like to see the original idea for the gingerpeople, check out the archives at http://jackietopa.typepad.com/