19 February 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday: Save the Date

by Veronica

Did you have tea parties when you were a little girl? I don't really remember having a lot of tea parties, but I DO remember getting all dolled up in my party dress and shoes for my little friends' birthday parties. And how could I forget my fancy, frilly socks?!?! I just loved getting dress up as a little girl. And you know what? I still do! But as an adult, there aren't as many events to get fancy for.

And then it occurred to me... why not make my own event to get dressed up for?

And so I decided that it was time to get the girls together... for a tea party! My niece, Evelyn (7) and I will be co-hostessing a Mother's Day tea party this year - complete with pretty dresses and hats! Since we are the only girls in our family who don't have kids, we'll throw a special luncheon for my Grandma, Mom, sister and two sisters-in-law. Evelyn's baby sister, Elsie (less than 8 weeks old now) will also be there - but NO boys allowed. I'm even kicking The Hubs out of the house for a couple hours. We'll be having the party the day before Mother's Day so that we don't interfere with any plans each Mom might have with their own family.

While searching for tea party ideas on Pinterest, I found this photo and knew it was the perfect color combo for our special get-together.


Since the day of our tea party is quite a ways away, I didn't want to send out invitations yet. I've found that it's easy to forget about events if the invitations are sent out too early. But I want to be sure that all the ladies are available that day, so I made up Save the Dates. 

This card is 5.5" square and features several layers for a luxurious feel. I designed and printed the "Save the Date 5.10.14" and "invitation to follow" on my computer. The lower pink portion is dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder.

I'm not usually a rounded corner kinda gal, but I thought it added a bit of sophistication to the card and gave it more of a custom look.

MCT Products Used
Flower Petal Dies (blue patterned flower)
4 x 4 Journal Die + More (white stitched square layer)
More Gift Card Sentiments ("Mother's Day")
Tea Party ("Tea Party" and teapot)

I'm excited to still create the invitations and other party essentials (menu, decorations, etc.). My hope is that it will be warm enough here in Michigan to hold our event outside on the patio.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see all of the other inspiration projects on the My Creative Time blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. How sweet and yet romantic I love it. Just a beautiful card. I do remember tea parties growing up as my mom *mommy* used to love doing this thanks for the memories. I love your idea and your story you always have the best stories to go with.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card...and a great idea!! Will there be cupcakes and fancy sandwiches...mmmmm...I love fancy sandwiches!!! Lee-Ann :)

    1. There will ABSOLUTELY be cupcakes and fancy sandwiches :o)

  3. BEAUTIFUL job with your sweet card Veronica, Have a SUPER day my friend!!! :)

  4. Your card is so beautiful. I like how the teapot looks on it. The dry embossing and flower look so pretty. The rounded corners were perfect for your card. I like how you combined the printing with the stamping. I hope the weather is better by May. I don't know how it looks on your side of the state...but if it looks anything like it does here in Lake Odessa...I am not sure the snow will be gone by then. It is Michigan and the weather changes fast. Have a great party.
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  5. Oh, I am so excited. Yes, you had a few tea parties in your younger years and they included me and your dolls and stuffed animals. They were fun, though you did not get the "famous" tea set till your engagement party.(remember)? The Fisher Price one that changes colors and was too expensive when you were little! This is going to be a FANTASTIC start for our families. Your Save the Date's are beautiful. The colors are great. Love you!!

  6. Love your card. Love those colors. So so PRETTY.


  7. What a gorgeous card based on the inspiration picture!!
    Awesome job!!!

  8. This is so pretty!! What a great idea to have a tea party!! Hugs!!

  9. Veronica ~ Well if this isn't just PERFECT!!! I LOVE the colors, your coloring and the whole idea!! BEAUTIFULLY done!!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!