resin flowers + {free} download = cute shower invitations

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Our resin flower cabochons have arrived in all stores and I have been busy creating projects using these beautiful little flowers. We have three different styles of resin flowers and there are lots of colour options. If you are planning a wedding or party, you can use these beautiful little decorative elements to decorate stationery & favor boxes.

I created the shower invitations above so that I could add a small resin flower to the design.

You can download my art for the shower invitation here.
Please note that this art is for personal use only.

Here's a quickie tutorial to show you how I made the invitation ...

1. Download the art and print it out on cardstock. I used a kraft coloured cardstock for mine but you could also use white or off white for a different look.
2. I cut my invitations with a paper cutter. Use the crop marks on the art as a guide. I started by cutting the two invitations apart. Your finished invitations will be 5" x 7". 
Note: if you don't have a paper cutter you can use a ruler to draw cutting lines and cut with scissors. I find that paper cutters save time and give professional looking results.
3. I added round corners to my invitations to make them look a little more special.  My corner cutter of choice is the "Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers" and we have some in the Creative Studio at the Toronto store. I love this tool because you can cut multiple layers of paper at once and it will cut through thicker materials like cardboard, leather and metal. You can watch the how to video for this tool here .
4. The last step is to adhere a resin flower to the invitation as shown above. You can attached the resin flower using gel medium, glue dots or two-sided tape.

If you are going to mail these invitations you will have to pay extra postage. Because you saved so much money making these elegant little invitations yourself the extra postage will be worth it!

I will be showing my resin flower projects at the Creative Event in our Toronto store next Thursday (May 24th, 2012). Everyone will have an opportunity to make a resin flower ring and a tissue paper flower pom-pom. Registration is free but space is limited. You can read more about the evening and how to register here.

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