Monday, May 23, 2011

Social Club from Cosmo Cricket!





Happy Monday everyone! I was inspired by this new fabulous line, Social Club. This new line from Cosmo Cricket is inspired by Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra! Social Club celebrates the appeal of a cool gentleman. With images of martinis, dancing, and fedoras, this line sure has a fun and retro appeal to it! Tomorrow is my birthday and I am going to Vegas to celebrate it, so I decided to use this line to come up with a birthday invitation and matching thank you card.




For this project I used a red card from our new Create-A-Card line from Doodlebug as the base for my invitation. (for more ideas using this card line see Christina's cute blog here
I used 5 out of the 8 12X12 patterned papers, the matching sticker sheet, glossy accents (not pictured), a peacock feather stamp (only $.99!), a couple pieces of solid colored cardstock, and an ATG gun to glue everything together.





I started by cutting 3 strips of paper from my two favorite patterns and a dark brown wood grained cardtock in 3.75", 3.5", and 3" strips. I arranged them in such a way that they gave a staircase look, pictured above.



Then, I peeled off one of the blank tabs from the sticker sheet and stuck it down to the tab on the card and wrote, 'You're Invited'. What I love most about this file folder card, is that when it's placed in the envelope, you can see this little message even before you pull the card out!




After that, I peeled off a border sticker and cut a 4.5" strip and placed it at the bottom of the card to add a little martini olive accent.






Next, using the same dark brown woodgrain cardstock cut a square about 1.75" in size. I peeled off a frame sticker and placed it on the brown square. I then placed this on the right side of my card and used a little bit of foam tape to make it pop out.








Then, I added a little bit of Glossy Accents to the top of a martini sticker to give the impression of liquid. This type of dimensional adhesive is a great way to give any embellishment more personality. Although Diamond Glaze can do the same thing, I prefer to use Glossy Accents because it is a little thicker and tends to stay right where you place it. Also, the fine point tip of the bottle ensures accurate placement.



Once the Glossy Accents is dry (this might take a while) I placed the martini sticker inside the frame. You can also stick it down first and add the Glossy Accents at the end.





Now it is time to do the inside! I cut out one of the blocks with lines so I could write the party information for the inside of the invite. I mounted this on a martini olive pattern paper with about a .25" border.



Then I added the other martini sticker to the inside of the card to add a little more decoration.






Next, I wanted to decorate the envelope so it wasn't so boring. I started by cutting out the word "Celebrate" and glued it to the center of the envelope.



After that, using the letters from the sticker sheet I spelled out "Let Us" and placed it above the "celebrate" image in another staircase pattern.



And....Voila! Your invite and envelope are done! Wasn't that easy?!


Now it's time to make your matching thank you card to give a Thanks! to all those people who came out to celebrate! I started by cutting out another image from the 12X12 pattern paper. I chose to use the image of a man and woman cheers-ing!


I cut out an A-2 card from a green cardstock for the base of the card. Then I cut out a 3.37"X5" sized piece from the same peacock feather design paper I used on the invitation. I placed both this piece and the image onto the card unevenly.


Then I used a blank banner sticker from the sheet, wrote 'Thanks!', and placed it on my card.


Then, using Glossy Accents again, I gave dimension to the champagne glasses on the image.




I like to add a little surprise to the inside of my cards, so I decided to stamp the peacock feather stamps to the inside of the card using a turquoise colored ink.


And.....Voila! Your Thank You card is finished!

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did making them. I want to thank Whitney, the Manager at our Tukwila store, for giving me the inspiration for the invite. She always has such great ideas!

Happy Crafting everyone!
-Malyse

3 comments:

  1. Ahh, Thanks Malyse - Your's turned out SO cute!!

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