Thursday, May 14, 2015

Graduation Invites and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig - Tutorial Video!

I've been a busy, busy gal lately in the studio - so much is happening over the next month in our family and it's requiring a LOT of paper crafting!
You know I'm in my element - LOL! 

Anyway, I needed to whip up some masculine invitations for our bonus Son Andrew's high school graduation party and I chose to start with the Celebration Basics Invitations that are retiring from the current SU! catalog. (They are on sale for just $2.49 right now - what a deal, right?)

Here is a pic of the finished ones:

As you can see, I used some *ahem* contraband for the invitation decoration - but what's a girl to do when she needs black and red Fender guitars??
In my defense, I DID use my Big Shot, AND Stampin' Up! card stock - except for the black..... we don't carry glossy black anymore. 
Apparently no one else does either so look what I had to resort to:

Yes, those are black glossy paper plates. 
I got 3 guitar bases out of each one - and I was darn proud of myself! 
(this is what desperation will do to you - make you think you're brilliant!)

Anyway, these invites were super simple to create AND I even used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) for adding the year to the back of the envelope. 
The Class of 2015 single stamp in the Occasions Mini is a great image - I'm using it a LOT over the next few weeks - and for the envelope flap, I wanted to use just the year part as an accent. 

Some of you have told me that you hate the SAMJ. 
Honestly?? It's an awesome tool and really very easy to use. 
It requires a tiny bit of thought - I KNOW you can do it! - but it's really easy-peasy. 
I even made a short TDS Quick Tip video to show you how. 
You can either click on the picture below to view it, or click the link in the caption and it will take you to my YouTube channel. 
YouTube Video Link:

Here are the products I used to create the invitations:
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To place an order, simply click on the thumbnail photo of any of the products shown and you'll go right into my Online Store! 

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to let me know how you liked the video by commenting here or on my YouTube channel!

Happy creating!

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