Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday Invitations

One of my daycare parents had asked me if I could make her baby invitations to her first birthday party. I was so excited!!! I was a bit nervous though because I wanted her to love them!! I wanted it to be over the top too!!! This is what I came up with. The invitations came from a package of plain cards with envelopes. We bought most of the supplies at JoAnn's. The cupcake came from the Doodlecharms cartridge. It was cut at 3 1/2" using the blackout feature. I embossed the icing with the swirl embossing folder. The number one candle came from Sweet Treats and was cut at 1 3/4". I had to cut it twice. Once with yellow paper and then again with the flower paper. I then cut the flame off of the flower candle. The scalloped border is from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. It is cut to fit the length of the card which is 5 1/2". You can't really tell but there is a layer of transparency that I have printed out from my computer. The layer says Sugar and Spice and everything nice.......That's what little girls are made of. I created this on my computer and printed them onto the correct transparency. I held the card and the transparency together with an eyelet.

This is the inside of the invitation. I printed from my computer the party details which I have covered up at the bottom. I wanted to do a pop up and fell in love with this cake that came from Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. It took a little bit to put together as I had about 25 to make in all but it was worth it. I just love this dotted paper. The scalloped circle is from Sweet Treats again. It is one of the flowers.

Here is a close up of the cake. The one is cut using Sweet Treats and using the shift feature and the one candle button. It is 1 3/4". I discovered a feature on my Cricut. The flip button!! I pushed the flip button and redid the one and it flipped it. I used a wire through the center of the cake to be able to glue a one onto the top of it. It was interesting trying to work out all the details of this but in all, she was happy with the end results and that is all that matters!!!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!!



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