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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Titanic Tuesday - Invitations

Hello everyone.  Today I am starting a new three week long series titled "Titanic Tuesday" to share with you the projects I am creating for an up-coming event.  First, how about a bit of Titanic history:  The  RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland and was the second of three of the White Star Line's luxury fleet. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. 

The Titanic's maiden voyage begin on April 10, 1912. On board were some of the wealthiest citizens of England, the U.S. and Europe.  Also on board were over 1000 emigrants.   On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm  and sank in under three hours. 710 people survived the disaster and were conveyed to New York, Titanic's original destination, while 1,517 people lost their lives.

The Titanic disaster was the catalyst for many changes and safety features we take for granted in modern day cruising. 

With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fated maiden voyage approaching later this month, there is a renewed interest in the ship and the disaster.  There are is also a surge of Titanic related stories, movies, and exhibitions.  Personally I would love the see the new Titanic museum in Belfast!

In honor of the centenary anniversary, my husband and I are planning a Titanic themed party.  Due to previous plans, however, our ship will be sailing and sinking a week late - our party is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st.  I have been planning menus and guest lists and decorations.... And a surprise or two for our guests.  I hope you will enjoy my Titanic Tuesday posts.

Today I am sharing the first of a few projects I plan to make for the party - the invitations.

I used two cartridges to create the invitations:  Art Deco and Life's a Beach.  The ship was cut using Art Deco and aside from a bit too much gold, actually resembles the Titanic.  The anchors were from Life's a Beach and are attached with tiny ribbons and glue dots. 

I used original documents and an editing software to create the two insert pages inside the invitations.  I printed the documents onto white cardstock.  I hope to add a note reminding our guest to BYOLB - Bring Your Own Life Boat!

I will be back with another project later in the week, and this series will continue next Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I LOVE your invitations. This sounds like it will be a great night!!!

  2. I WANNA COME! I've been wanting to do a party since the original release of the movie and can't wait to see on the Imax 3D tomorrow. I even came close to buying recreations of the costumes from J Peterman that first go around. I think I even have a book of the original menus. Wonder where that is? Your invitations are just FABULOUS! it's be such a great party! Can't wait to hear more. xxD

  3. The invites are awesome!!!!!