Here in Oregon, summer really begins about the Fourth of July and proceeds through the middle of September, if we're lucky. This year, although we've been dry, (thank goodness--I was beginning to mildew!) we haven't been very warm. We haven't broken 90 degrees yet this year, and that is rare. Why all this concern about summer and weather? Well, I'm a teacher and I head back to work in the next couple of weeks. To "celebrate" the end of summer and the beginning of fall, my family decided to host an "End of Summer" party. Here is a sample of the notecard invitations I made:
Sorry for the horrible picture! My email is down...gasp***! The only way I could get a photo was to take it on my iPhone and then upload it to Facebook, and then download it to my computer. A long, pixel destroying process! Sorry!
I bought a set of note cards at Target several months ago and I love them! They are approximately 4x5" and have matching envelopes. I use them for everything! I used an orange-yellow note card as the background and then used two coordinating pattern papers to create the larger scalloped border and then the thin rectangle. I was going to have a video on how to create a scalloped border with the Gypsy, but dang email! Is that something you would be interested in knowing how to do???? Let me know in the comments if you would like me to post it!
I then used Life's a Beach and cut out the little flip flops in a solid orange cardstock. I used my Crop-a-Dile and punched three tiny holes to thread my fibers through. So, picture the toe hole (toward the top) and two side holes. First, I took my fibers and folded them in half and threaded the folded part from the top down into the top hole. As soon as a tiny bit was showing I pulled a little bit through and left it. I then used the open ends to thread through each side hole. I didn't knot it or anything, rather I used my ATG gun to run adhesive over the fibers while I applied it to the note card. These were pretty easy to make, although threading 60 flip flops took some time. I think they are cute enough to be worth it!
On the back of the note card I added a little poem and the details for the party. Here's the poem I used. (I did not make this up, rather I combined two poems I found online!)
The end of summer is almost here
so let's get together for some cheer.
We'll have food and fun for all,
so come on and celebrate again before fall.
Thanks for looking and I love comments!
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