I wanted my daughter's graduation announcement/party invites to be special and personalized so I incorporated my favorite of her senior pictures into it. I also wanted the recipients to be able to remove and keep the pic if they wanted so I made a little photo frame as part of the design.
I used a die from Maryann Designs for the inner frame which I adhered to a 4x3 inch rectangle. The rectangle was adhered to the outer frame (which is a spellbinders die) with 1/4inch double sided tape. It was placed around the outer edges of the patterned paper forming a little pocket. I bought the die before we got the pics so the top of her head was cut off a little but it was too late to fix at this point.
The entire frame was attached to the folded invite which was made by cutting a 4x113/4 inch piece of cardstock and folded at 3inches, 6 inches, 87/8inches. The shorter portion will go at the bottom of the invite so that it folds into itself flat. The announcement/party info was printed on light weight paper and made about 3 3/4 inches wide and 8 1/4 long. I folded it like the outer part and put just a couple pieces of double sided tape on the back to attach it. I found that if I glued the entire thing or put to much tape it inhibited it from folding properly.
I also stamped some flowers on the edges. I believe it was a Stampin up stamp. I used a stampin up oval and scalloped oval punch and used my cricut to cut out the numbers to form the year. I used one of those glue pens to attach the numbers since they were so tiny. I added a thin pop dot to the back to create a stopper for the frame.
It folded almost completely flat which made it easy to send in ordinary envelopes and with normal postage.
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