How to Create Adorable Cards and Invitations

Hello crafty friends, it’ Lucile! The sun is finally here and it’s getting hot. It’s the perfect time to organize garden parties! I love to invite a few friends over for a barbecue and spend the afternoon in the sun laughing. What could be better for the occasion than the Picnic in the park collection by Amy Tangerine? It is colorful and there are lots of decorations that can remind you of summertime festivities. 

For my invitations, I chose a fruit theme. For the first card, I chose a pastel paper that reminded me of the picnic tablecloths. I started by cutting “garden party” in the center with my cutting machine. Then, I glued my card onto white cardstock. Next, I sewed the outline of my card to add volume. And last but not least, I had fun decorating it! I used a die-cut ice cream stand that I cut in half. I cut peaches from a paper from the collection and I glued them diagonally to break the too linear side of my card. I also glued smaller stickers. The final touch will be adding the date and information.

For my second card I chose a watermelon theme. I also chose a gingham paper but in red tones. In the center, I cut “you’re invited” with my cutting machine and I repeated the same process as for the first card: I glued white cardstock  and sewed around my card. I glued a bag and finished adding my watermelons with 3D foam.

To make my envelopes, I used the 1 2 3 punch board from We’re Memory Keepers. It is super practical because you can easily and quickly make your envelopes with the papers you want. So I started by cutting my envelopes and matching my paper to the cards. I added a little bow on the front of my card. Then, I finished by creating a decoration by hanging an embellishment. I used my Crop A Dile to make it more solid. Now I have some really nice envelopes ready to be sent!

I hope that these cards and envelopes made with the Picnic in the park collection by Amy Tangerine will inspire you for your future garden party, see you soon!

Supplies Used:

  • Picnic in the Park Collection : Sticker Rolls (ac-356667), Shaker Stickers – Iridescent Glitter (ac-355385), Ephemera – Iridescent Glitter (ac-355384), Paper Bows Stickers (ac-355381), 6 x 8 Paper Pad (ac-355374), Paper- You’re Peachy (ac-355368), Paper- Peach Pit (ac-355365), Paper- Pretty Patches (ac-355352), Paper- One in a Melon (ac-355350)
  • We R Memory Keepers : Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite (wr-70911-4), 123 Punch Board (ac-662530)