Okay, usually I am pretty 'wise.' I generally take life experiences, apply them to my current situation and usually don't make the same mistake twice. But sometimes I am not so wise, especially when it comes to papercrafting. Do you fall victim to papercrafting stupidity? I often take on challenges that are too big and over my head. I should always remember the motto KISS when I embark on anything - Keep it simple stupid. When I am wise I apply this rule to menu's at parties. When I am wise I apply this rule to holiday's. And I should have been wise and applied this rule to the invitations for Sarah's going away party. My original design for these cards was very nice, but very time consuming. It included stitching, a complex fold, magnets to have the card close, several die cuts, added stickles, ribbons etc. It was taking me 30 minutes to make each card and the supplies were close to $1.00 per card, not good for something I would make 30 of!
I managed to make only 8 of these before I pooped out.
Then I got wise and decided that the rest of the 22 invitations would be a more simplistic design. And the real crack-up is that I think I like the simple design more than the complex one. Go figure.
Well, at least I wised up in the middle of the process.
Above is a display of the 8 'complex' cards I finished before I gave up. You've seen the close up to this above card if you follow my blog. I had posted this as part of bloggers challenge a few weeks ago. It really is sweet with a stitched pocket on the inside and an insert with the party details, but way too much work to make in bulk.
So here is my new simple design.
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