Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast Invite

Welcome Emily Branch to our 2012 design team! Today she is sharing an invitation to her thanksgiving feast. She designed it using paper and embellishments from the Homestead collection, accented with a little twine and vellum.

Emily's tips for the perfect invite are... "Don't just decorate a piece of paper invite, go beyond the simplicity! Try something new- Design an open-enveloped sleeve, slip the invite inside and hand deliver to your recipients to make them feel more welcome at your holiday gathering."

"Layered elements add dimension. To make them stand out, especially the fabulous embossed leaves, ink them with chalk to bring out the raised areas."

"Sometimes simple is more--white paper and vellum can make even the simplest rub on or strip of patterned paper pop!"

If you are designing invites for your holiday feast, you'd better get busy. There are only 3 weeks until Thanksgiving!


susan / PaperCrafter's Corner said...

Yay Emily! Beautiful invitation!

Valerie said...

This is gorgeous, Emily!

Jana Eubank said...

I love this design! This would be perfect for a Christmas card, too!

Artful Gathering said...

Lovely Card. I think I will use it for a Christmas Dinner Invite.. thanks

Amy Kingsford said...

This invitation is breathtaking! I love all of the layers and detail!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Emily is one of my FAVVVVVVVVVVORITE designers! She is super amazing! LOVE this Thanksgiving invite---LOVE those utensil rub-ons:)


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