Friday, November 24, 2017

Party Invitations- squash book style

Anyone planning a Holiday get-together? Think about creating some fun inter-active party invitations that are sure to bring a smile to your guests!

The invitation (when closed) measures 4x4, upon opening the invitation you are greeted with a large 8x8 canvas that is perfect to communicate your party details surrounded by fun patterned papers and embellishments.

The foundation of the invitation uses the squash book technique.  You can google many tutorials on how to create a squash book.  For simplicity, I started with an 8x8 card stock paper, scored it at 4" on both the horizontal and vertical axis.  Next, I scored on the diagonal of the square from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.  Bring the corner tips together and your 8x8 square will 'squash' nicely to a 4x4 size.

Just remember when you are placing embellishing in your invitation that you do not glue embellishment over these diagonal fold lines as these need to freely move to open and close the invitation.

You don't need to make every invitation the same so this a great opportunity to use up your Doodlebug stash!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thankful Layout

This Fall I am thankful for our puppy who joined our family 10 months ago.  Her gentle and playful spirit brings joy to our hearts.  This is her first Autumn and being a pup her zoomies through the fallen leaves is certainly a sight to see.  She has a fascination with all the critters in our backyard- bunnies, squirrels and racoons.  I thought it would be cute idea to capture her on a page surrounded by all her critter 'friends'.

I used a Daily Doodle as my page base and created a random mosaic of Fall papers and cardstock critter stickers.  The pattern paper squares measure 1.5 x 1.5 inches and the square fits perfectly into the daily grid.  Matting a 3x3 photo on a 3.25x3.25 photo mat fits perfectly within a 4 square grid.

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for dropping by the blog~ Virginia