Thursday, May 7, 2020

Invitation + Cake Sets New Releases + You're Invited Challenge #282

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome back to our blog!

You are cordially invited to enjoy a closer look at our newest sets!

These detailed, delicate sets are perfect for any occasion, but really shine for upcoming summer weddings and events!!!

Our customers have been going gaga over our beautiful new Invitation Sets! 

The Floral Invites feature lacy poppies and greenery in various groupings so you can get inventive! Our Greenery Invites celebrate beautiful eucalyptus bundles and sentiments for any invitation or "Just Because".

You're also invited to enjoy our Birthday Cake Set & Wedding Cake Sets! These sets include a variety of cake styles for each occasion, stamps AND dies. No fussy-cutting for these darling goodies! These make the perfect card to celebrate any occasion.

You can shop these new sets at, and don't forget, they're 20% off!!!

This week Carol has a "treat" for us with her project featuring our Greenery Invites!

~Hello Ai friends!~

Today I'm happy to be the feature designer for today's new challenge!  For my challenge inspiration, I've used the beautiful Greenery Invites to create an invitation set.

Here are steps for this set:
  • Trim Neenah Solar White 110# into three pieces--two at 4-¼" x 2-¾" and another to 4" x 5-¼".  I recommend using the 110# card stock so the warping isn't too bad when heat embossing.
  • Stamp the wreath onto the 4" x 5-¼" card stock with Copic safe ink.
  • Stamp the greenery onto the two smaller cards.
  • Color the images with Copic markers.  My colors are listed below.
  • After my coloring was done, I decided to stamp the berry branch randomly around the wreath.
  • Die cut some gold metallic card stock with fine frames dies twice.  Adhere the two pieces together for each frame.  Set aside to dry.
  • Emboss the sentiments onto the cards by stamping with Versamark and sprinkling on the embossing powder.  I used a black embossing powder.  If you do, be sure to use that anti-static bag thoroughly to eliminate the black specks.

To finish up I adhered the gold frames.  I added foam tape to the back of the larger card and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.

I thought the berries needed some dimension, so I added some Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to each one.  I also added a few drops to the other cards to tie the theme together even more.

There are so many ways to use this set!  I didn't use all the images included, and also, there's a "thank you" sentiment so you can make beautiful thank you cards with this set too!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join in this fun new challenge!

Copic markers:
rounded leaves:  G46, YG45, G12, YG41, YG11
oblong leaves:  G17, G05, G02
pointed leaves:  G29, G28, G07, YG06

Now, as we get ready for another new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
Best Friends!!!

Once again, you each brought such fun and festivity to our challenge!!

Without further ado though, Top Spot goes to Lisa Lynn who used our 
Enjoy the Ride Set for a darling card to celebrate her parents, who are best friends. 
Isn't that just too cute?!

Congrats Lisa Lynn!!!

Contact Claire at with your mailing address, and choice of 3 stamps. Well done!

This week for our new challenge, we want to see your best creative card or gift for your best friend! In this time of adaptation, let's see how you brighten someone else's day! There is nothing better than sharing handmade care with those you cherish. If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our FloralPopCardsWonderful Watercolor, or TryFolds on our Pinterest Page

We want to see how you create your best invitation! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes May 20th at 5PM PT!

Here are the Challenge Rules...
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Watch as Bonnie watercolors our popular NEW Floral Invites! These stamps make the sweetest baby or bridal shower invites! Let us see how you use them by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook! Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!


Karen Day said...

Amazing invitation set, Carol!

Cynthia said...

Love the new Cake Sets! Congrats to Lisa Lynn!!

Renee Matarese said...

Carol, these are beautiful! I love the dimensional dots.

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card as the winner, I greatly appreciate it. Just love the new stamp sets.