kentucky derby party invites

tomorrow we are hosting our first (annual?) kentucky derby party. i have been working like crazy this week to get the house in order, menu planned and food prepped. i will be back next week with photos from the festivities, but in the meantime, i'd like to share the party invitations.

derbyinvite1

derbyinvite2

i printed the invitation cards on white cardstock. there was plenty of heavy kraft cardstock leftover from the wedding, so i used a piece of that as a backer, sewed a muslin pocket on with a red zig zag stitch, and inserted the cards*. a red horse stamp and strip of gingham fabric tape finished them off.

*not visible here, but when the card is completely inside the pocket, the only visible text is 'giddy up'

see you on the flip side.. i've got a big hat to wear and juleps to prep!