Friday, September 9, 2011


Hello everyone and happy Friday to you!  Fridays are just fabulous aren't they?  Did you know that they are also Festive?  Just stop by My Cricut Craft Room where every Friday is Festive Friday and see what I mean!

Have you ever played Bunco?  It's a fun, fast game played with 12 people and 3 dice and if you've never tried are just missing out! You need to get yourself invited to join a group or start a group of you own.  I play with 11 of the sweetest, most supportive, fun-loving gals you will ever meet!  We play once a month and rotate homes so that everyone only has to play hostess once a year. We eat, we talk, we catch up each other's lives, we play some Bunco...and did I mention...we eat? And the food...oh my goodness at the food some of these ladies prepare!   Now, everyone in my group knows that I am NOT a cook!  I don't even try to compete with the dishes some of these ladies come up with.  I'll leave the fancy cooking with them and I'll just concentrate on the invites!

Our Bunco group will be meeting at my house in October.  I still have no idea what I will be serving them, but I do have the invitations ready...

To create my invites I started with black, pre-made cards I found at Michael's.  The printed cardstock is from the fun paper stack Ghosts & Goblins from DCWV.  I wanted the invites to be basically the same, but I did mix up the papers a bit.  I'm not very good at creating exact duplicates (short attention span I guess).   Here's a close up of one of the invites...

* I distressed the edges of my cardstock and inked up the edges with black ink.
* The mat for my stamp is the Nestabilities die Deckled Mega Rectangle.  This also got inked up.
* That cute little witch is from the stamp set Wicked by Close To My Heart.
* I cut my letters for the word Bunco using Cricut's Happy Hauntings.  I used the "Spooky Font" and cut  each letter from glittery black paper at 1 inch.
* Finishing touches were the black pearls from Recollections and the trim is also by Recollections.  The fuzzy trim and the bat trim were together (along with a couple other trims) I bought on clearance after Halloween last year.

Here's one with the bat trim along the side...

And this photo will give you an idea of the color schemes I used...

And last, but not least, a sample of what the inside will look like...

Ok, that wraps up my Festive Friday project for today!  I hope you will hop on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers have in store for you today!  Have a wonderful weekend and seriously...look into a Bunco'll love it!

Until next time,


  1. What fabulous, funky, Bunco invites! Superb!

  2. What a cute stamp set and set of cards. I really like how you finished the inside.
    I have something for you on my Blog
    DIANA L.

  3. These Bunco Invites are adorable. The colors are fantastic and I love that witch stamp! TFS

  4. Awesome invites, Tanya! The ladies are going to love them!!!

  5. I love your invites - they are fantastic!

  6. Just Stunning! I mean really stunning! Oh! I saw someone call your home number in a movie the other night too! How cool is that?!? BWAHH HA HA HA!!! Sorry... Couldn't resist. Don't you just love that Wicked set? I can't get enough of it! Boy! We make that look good!!!

  7. These are soooo CUTE Tanya! I had a friend in Las Vegas who use to host bunco.... I had never heard of it until she told me about it.... Of course I was never able to attend since I had moved to UTAH! But this is such a great invite!
    And you can serve them fun Halloween stuff... That would be a blast! Use you cartridges for cupcakes and drinks and such... It would be Fabulous! :o)

  8. I love these invites! They are super cute! I love the details you added to them to finish them off. Fabulous stamp too!

  9. This are just fantastic Tanya!! They are going to love the invites so much that they won't even notice that you did not feed them gourmet!!! :)

  10. Oh my goodness, those are just the cutest invites ever. How fun! Stop by my blog to pick up an award I have for you. Also, how to you insert the "You might also like" links? I'd really like to add those to my blog.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.

  11. What fun invites! I love that witch stamp and the fun papers you used. The font is spooktacular! I played BUNCO once a LONG time ago, and it was so fun! You don't have to think too hard either, which made it even more fun!

  12. Tanya,
    These are sooooo darn cute! Great job sweet friend. :)

    Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)


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