Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Cuttlebug Spot - Invitations

This week at the Cuttlebug Spot, the theme of our challenge is:

'Thanksgiving Dinner Invites'

As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, I've made my invitations for a Christmas dinner & drinks party. I've gone for a snowflake theme...mainly as an excuse to use my absolute favourite embossing folder...'Snowflakes'! I used the largest of my  large scalloped circle Nesitess to cut the cards, then added an embossed panel in duck egg blue which I'd edges with Glamour Dust. I cut some snowflakes using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' and 'Snowflakes' dies, then coated them in Glamour Dust too, before attaching them to the invites. I printed the invitation part on ordinary copier paper, then cut them out using Nesties, before attaching them to the insides...I've opened one of the invites up in the photo below so you can see:


Here's a close-up of one of the invitations, so you can see all the sparkle:


For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Cuttlebug Spot DT buddies.

16 comments:

nessy said...

helen these are gorgeous ~love all the sparkle!
vanessa xx

meredith said...

These invite are so pretty! I dont celebrate thanksgiving either so I found this challenge quite hard. I love the nestabilities. I have to get some of these

Lionelsa said...

They are simple but more than effectiv. I realy like them. Do you make other snowflake themd decorationa fot this party?

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Jannie said...

Love the blue you have used Helen, it is really pretty! You could hang it in your tree as well! Very beautiful, thank you!

Donna said...

Beautiful invitations! I love the sparkle! And the shape with the snowflakes set it off nicely! Have a great week!

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the colours and the style and such pretty snowflakes
Kate x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous invitations Helen, I love all the glittery sparkle!
Sarah xx :0)

flowerdisco said...

oh my....how cute are these little ones. great idea when you need many.....like for my son's b-day or graduation. Beautiful! TFS!

DonnaMundinger said...

These are just beautiful, Helen! I'd rather go straight to Christmas anyway. LOL xxD

"Um Buggin" said...

Helen, these snowflake invites are just gorgeous! I love the colors and all the sparkle, just perfect for Xmas or any winter holiday invites. Awesome take on this weeks challenge D/t sister. Have a great week.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Pinnacles said...

Hi Helen, these are just great and unique. Just let me know where and when the party is... Andy..

Anita said...

Lovely invitations. Love the blue with all the sparkle.

Carissa said...

Helen, these are gorgeous. I love the embossing, the sparkle and the blue and white combo. I might need to steal this idea. Hugs, Carissa

Brenda said...

Helen your invite is so soft and pretty!!!

Lee said...

Oh my.Clever you these are really stunning and sooo imaginative.I love them.xx