Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Open House, CCMC173, PP70

Edited 11/03/2011 to add:  I'm thrilled to say I  was one of the Top 3 Picks for the CCMC173 Challenge.  Thank you for picking me ladies!

Good morning! I’m planning an Open House for Nov 11th and 12th, and I wanted to create door hangers to invite people in my neighborhood. I needed to come up with something eye-catching so people will actually read the invite, then want to come to my Open House. I also need it to be a simple project since I need about 250 of these.

I decided a Door Hanger style invite would work best. And if I created it in My Digital Studio (MDS), I’d get the hand-crafted look with a minimum amount of physical work. I can just print all the copies I need. MDS is great for any kind of mass-production!

I wanted my Door Hanger to fit 3 to a page. So I opened an 8-1/2 x 11 Landscape photobook in MDS and inserted a blank page. I added a Square Punch and sized it to 3-1/2 x 8-1/2. This gives me the correct area for designing my Door Hanger. I love the French Foliage card that comes pre-designed with MDS and used that as the basis for my design. Next, I chose Create With Connie and Mary’s CCMC170 Color Challenge for my colors and just added all the layers, ribbon, stamps, and embellishments that I worked. I finished by adding various fonts for the “You’re Invited” text. The fall leaves also qualifies this design for the Paper Players PP70 Fall Theme Challenge.

Once I was happy with the look, I “grouped” everything then copied and pasted it 2 more times on that page. As easy as that, my Door Hanger is ready to print, cut, and distribute. Oh, and the circle at the top of the Door Hanger is for me to punch a hole so it fits over the door knob.

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions.


MDS Recipe: Stamps- French Foliage; Paper- Baja Breeze Textured CS, Early Espresso Textured CS, Baja Breeze Textured CS, Very Vanilla Textured CS, Baja Breeze Striped DSP; Ink- Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze; Accessories- Square Punch, Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Grosgrain Ribbon; Fonts- Pea Gretchie, Bookman Old Style

13 comments:

Renée said...

Cute! Love the door hanger idea! Thanks for playing along with CCMC :)

Mary Brown said...

Oh how pretty! I love that you incorporated the colors into a MDS project. GREAT door hanger! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

What a super great idea! I love that you combined the challenge with a business idea! And you did an awesome job using the MdS! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a cute way to create an invitation. Love it! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Lisa said...

Great MDS submission for the challenge. Love the idea. Great colors for this and for the leaves. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Connie said...

Excellent idea to use a door hanger as an invitation...and great use of MDS for the challenge! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous project Gwen! Love the door hanger idea, so clever and I love the leaves in these colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CCMC!

Nance Leedy said...

Oops! And for joining us at the Paper Players too!!

Anne Marie said...

What a great project! I love how you used MDS to create the design, also. The colors are so pretty and I realy like the digi accents you added. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Cindy said...

Great idea and great project! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

What a clever idea! I love the colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Fabulously creative. Love the door hanger as an invite idea! So glad you shared this great project with the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Tara Bilbao said...

WOW this is a fantastic project. I love these colors with the fall elements. Great job on the challenge.Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

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