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