Reduation double challenge

In addition to my personal challenge to start using some of my unused TAC stamps, I'm conquering two challenges at once with this card. The first one is the Cuttlebug challenge to make a birthday party invitation using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The second one is this week's sketch at CPS.

A reduation is a Red Hat Society event. A woman can only wear the red hat officially when she is 50 years old, before that she can be in the club, but wear a pink hat. On one's 50th birthday, one enjoys a reduation. My reduation was the best part of turning 50 for me, and I wish I had thought to make this card then.



The embossed part uses white core cardstock from DCWV, the white is revealed by sanding the surface after it has been embossed.

12 comments:

BettyBee said...

What a charming card! I love the sweet images of the ladies in their red/pink hats! I knew about the red hat ladies, but didn't know about the pink hats. What a lovely way you told about it! TFS! I would have loved to receive this invitation. Great use of white core paper, and your panels. Love this invitation, and I look forward to your entry next week!

Beth said...

Juliet darling card I love those hats you Red Hat Society wear they are just to cool thanks for explaining the reduation and thanks for joining us this week at CBC look forward to seeing the rest of your party.
Hugs
Beth
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
BTW I am also from Virginia

June Houck said...

I love how you added those hats to that little face! Cute. Happy 50th birthday :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Wonderful card! and such a great theme! Hmmm.... guess I've reduated, myself! Glad you joined us in Cuttlebug Challenge Birthday Palooza! Hope to see you at more Be Inspired events!

Cindy
www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Shantaie said...

Well happy belated Birthday first of all, and happy reduation! i love your invitation, its so fun and happy!

Thanks for palying along at cuttlebug challenge blog Shantaie proud DT member

Liz said...

Very cute invite

Cicero's Wife said...

Soooo CUTE! I love it!

Terrie B x said...

Hi :)..
This is `beautiful`..
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges...
Have a fab week:)
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very nice, I also did a Red Hat Birthday Tea.

dstandard said...

Fabulous card - love the stamping!

dannisdoodles said...

LOVE knowing the difference between the two, we were in the mall the other day & there was a party in the food court of Red Hats but there were some with Pink Hats & my daughter asked me why some had pink hats & I did not know. This is a fabulous invite, I know all receiving this one would be so honored & from the looks of those girls, have a GREAT time!

hugs & so much love!
danni

www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Meda said...

Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.