donderdag 19 april 2012

Invitation to (your own) surprise party...

Hi everyone,

It was bugging me that my parents would be caught off guard with the surprise party. If you do not know what I'm talking about, see this post. My sister wasn't feeling the idea of putting our parents on the spot. And that kept me thinking. Yesterday I was talking with my friend Ellen and she came with a very good idea. She said why not just send your parents an invitation too. And that got me thinking some more and I came to the conclusion to send them an invitation saying that I planned something for them, but not telling them what. So it's still a surprise. Then they could dress up and prepair themselves for a fun afternoon. And thereby they can let it all sink in, and they don't have to respond right away.
Here is the invitation I'm going to send to my parents. Next Sunday is the party. And I'm entering
this card to Papertake Weekly Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show and Frilly and Funkie.






For Papertake Weekly we had to do some stitches, for SSS&S anything goes and for F&F we had to re-use 2 things, and the flowers are made from two re-used things. A page of an old dictionary which is adhered to the packaging of some frozen fish dish.




Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

18 opmerkingen :

  1. Hi Sandra this is a beautiful card/invitation. I love the colours you have used and the layout is fabulous. Is the centre piece a die cut or stamp? Nice backing paper and the buttons and flower really set it off. Take care and happy crafting.....Annie :)

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    1. Hi Annie, Thanks for your lovely comment! It's a stamp that I've cut out with my eCraft. So it's a little bit of both :).

      Hugs,
      Sandra

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  2. That is a great idea...prevents heart attack too...lol...well not really! This card is so so so cool! I love all the busy patterns and the layers. Great colors and it's so much fun...just the party will be!!!

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  3. Your invitation is wonderful and your parents are so lucky to have one very sweet and talented daughter. Not to mention you are as cute as punch!!!!!
    Sandy

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  4. What a lovely party invitation for your parents and it will still be a surprise! The stitiching is a nice touch! They will be so thrilled! Have a great evening!

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  5. luv this, the stitching is awesome!

    enjoy *~*

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  6. I love how you've comvined all the patterns in such a vibrant way, and the stitching is great too! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

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  7. Hey Sannie! Thanks for all your help with Thumblinky, you'll be proud of me, I just made my first thumbnail collection! hee hee ... And, of course, what a BEAUTIFUL card for your parents! I love those colors and think the whole thing is just gorgeous. :) What a genius idea to give them a card ... :)

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  8. P.S. - I LOVE the Almanac line from Prima ... sooo gorgeous!! I saw the littler version today (can't remember if it was 8x8 or 6x6) and almost picked it up. Sooo gorgeous ... have you seen the Printery line? I think it's almost exactly like Almanac, but it's got more of a sage/light blue hue instead of pink. Both are so gorgeous ... I think Prima is perhaps my other favorite paper company ... :)

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    1. Love that paper too. I have the printery line in a 6x6 pad. I love it very much! And I'm very proud of you that you made a few collections already!
      Have a great weekend!

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  9. Oooo wat mooi Sannie, inderdaad een heel goed idee om een uitnodiging te sturen! Het wordt vast heel erg leuk!! De kaart is prachtig geworden.

    Veel liefs,
    Leintje*

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  10. Your card is beautiful! I love the deep, rich tones. Love the flowers and all the layering of die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  11. Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and the stitching really pulls it all together. Your upcycled flower is the perfect touch ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  12. This is a gorgeous invitation, Sandra. If your parents are like mine were, they'll appreciate the heads up and not being shocked/surprised. They sure will love your beautiful card! So glad you could join us again at Frilly & Funkie. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  13. Wow, your invitation has such personality - love the combo of patterns and wonderful colors. And the black stitching adds such pizzaz It just looks like fun. Great idea to give your folks a heads up on the surprise. Hope it turns out to be a great party.

    So happy to have you joining the fun with us again this time at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Thank you Sannie for joining us at Papertake Weekly with this gorgeous card! Love the layering and the details, awesome :)

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  15. Well, Sannie, this is a 'wow' factor in my eyes. Love everything about it especially your flowers...is your center image a svg cut or a stamp....looks great anyway...♥

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