Thanks for stopping by today. I love watching Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube videos. She’s always got great inspiration and ideas to share. Recently she had one involving laminating pockets for windows. It was a great idea and came at a perfect time. She made wintry snow scenes with hers but I immediately thought of my daughter’s upcoming birthday invitations that needed made. I showed her the pictures Jennifer had posted and she loved the idea.
Together we dug through confetti, stamps, paper and copic colors and planned out her invitations together. It was a lot of fun and we both love how they turned out.
Here’s how we did it:
- Opened the laminating pocket and sprinkled confetti all over, closed it and ran it through the laminator twice. It’s probably not necessary but I thought it might help seal the confetti inside.
- Next I trimmed the sheets down to two 8.5×5.5 inch pieces and scored them at 4.25. After I folded them, I ran them through the laminator again to solidify the crease. It worked great!
- For the stamping, coloring portion…we cut a yellow strip to 1.75×5.5 and stamped a polka dot background stamp in yellow for a tone-on-tone look.
- Next we stamped, colored and die cut images from Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash, Beam Me Up and Year Four stamp sets. I love being able to mix and match stamps.
- And last we just glued them all in place with liquid glue.
Here’s a closer look at those cute monsters.
One thing to note: We glued extra yellow panels to the inside and back of the card so everything is covered. It hides the glue and gives a nice finished look. In the end we have four strips of yellow cardstock covering the fronts and back of the clear card.
Now, my poor daughter has to wait to hand these out until next month. Waahhh. Lol.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!