Wednesday, September 23, 2009

B's Birthday Invites

I sent them out awhile ago, but am finally getting around to this post.

The front.

Envelope Front


Envelope Back.

I am surprised that they turned out so well. The front was actually the easy part. I used paper punches and cool paper. I did the octopus punch at a Archivers. It was the inside that almost made me sell all my crafty stuff. I couldn't get it to print properly for anything. I couldn't print directly on the card - too stiff for my printer. Then I wanted to use vellum. It smeared and took forever to try, then it faded! Finally, I cut cards to run through, they were too small. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Finally, I cut the cards a little bigger and ran them through on printer on landscape. AAAAAHHHHH........

The little crab holding the label in the front of the envelope was Mike's idea.

What other decorations do I have planned? Only a birthday sign and some fish like balloons (turtle and whale balloon bouquets). I did get a pinata, though I don't know where I will hang it. And I ordered a jumpy house for the kids. Favors are gorgeous decorated cookies from a place called Lovin Ovens. Not only are the great looking, they are super tasty.

I don't have a lot of people attending. Mostly family. If my little darling would start take naps, she might have a great birthday.


Jennifer said...

Those invitations are sooooo adorable. You're crafty.

Melodie said...

What an excelent idea for invites. I love homemade invitations! Unfortunately my craftiness isn't all that crafty (although I like to think I try!) so I tend only to use evite, but if I'm feeling motivated I might just steal your idea for my toddler's 3rd birthday in April. But I don't think I'd ever be able to cut out an octopus that good!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Yours is pretty fantastic too. :)

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

The invites came out great! Well-made homemade stuff just has that exrta special something that no money will ever buy. Good job!

Claire said...

Oh so cute!