Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pink Butterfly 70th Bday Invitation

Guess what? I've been dying to show you this, but it was my first client project of the year and it was top secret!! Now that the wonderful event has passed I can share this beautiful butterfly invitation. My best friend hired me to make 80 invitations for a surprise 70th bday party she was throwing for her beloved mom. I was tickled pink to say the least! Her mom LOVES butterflies so I went to my go to Cricut cart for that - Sophie!

Both the pink and cream cardstock are from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. The iridescent gems also are from The Paper Studio.

I laid out the text in word and printed on cream ink jet paper (acid free) from Staples before cutting the layer to this invite on my Cricut E2. Using settings of blade 1, speed 1, pressure 2 and no multi cut worked best. I must have ripped 100 before figuring that one out, LOL. It was important to cut the top portion of the text with the butterfly shape upside-down to make sure it reads correctly once the invite is open.

The shimmer on the outside of the invite was creating by spritzing with "Sparkle" Psst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Tsukineko. It works best to spritz from about 8 inches above your project. I laid as many out on my kitchen table as possible (kraft wrapping paper covered the table) and spritzed away!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! Everyone loved it and told me they saved it. But wait! I've got more. Stop back tomorrow to see the matching guest book!!




  1. Those are beautiful. I love the sophie cart and wish I could get my hands on that one.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous job, those are very nice

  3. No idea why, but I thought these were pruple...Love them!

  4. You have made a wonderfull creation and it fits perfectly for our challenge at Crafting for all Seasons. Thank you for joining our challenge! xx Bianca

  5. Super card and image, thank for joining us at Creative fingers on this weeks challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  6. Great card very unusual Jacqui at Stamping Dragon

  7. beautiful card, love the gems. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) x


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