Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Invites

So Emily wants a sleepover for her birthday party. Great idea, right? Certainly cheaper than some of the other things she's come up with over the years. But six squealing, shrieking little girls, plus squealing, shrieking Emily? The HORROR! So we're actually having TWO birthday sleepovers, 3 guests each time. I asked Brad and he agreed that that was probably the way to go.

She wanted me to make her invitations (fine by me! Do I ever turn down an opportunity to play in the craft room?) and told me what she wanted and even drew me a pic. I think this kid is going places, card making-wise. It was perfect!

I cut the balloon from Create-a-Critter in Gable Green and white. Title is cut from ZooBalloo in Pumpkin Pie and PTI's Raspberry Fizz (thank goodness I am almost out of it! Then I can get on with my life!). I ran the green part through my Big Shot with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.
Here is the inside. Fearful of being one of those dreaded "flat circle" card types (see hilarious post by my friend Sara HERE), I scored the top of the white balloon and used Sticky Strip to attach the front. Then Emily stamped the words and wrote out the info, and we attached curling ribbon to the "nub" of the balloon.
Pretty cute, I think! She has planned the entire schedule for the party. Now all I have to do is buy the stuff LOL!

Well, thanks for stopping by today. Hope you've enjoyed this project--happy crafting!


Jen A said...

Very cute! Hope she has a fabulous party!

Sara Paschal said...

OMGOODNESS, I can't stop laughing Raspberry Fizz and flat circles two of my fave topics. LOL!

This is really cool Emily had a wonderful idea.

Thanks for the shout out;)

Angela said...

Way to go Amy! No flat topped balloon here! LOL This is adorable; Em did a great job designing it!

Chris said...

i am totally out of RF and i am NOT BUYING IT EVER AGAIN!! that color is awful!!! lol flat circles made me laugh too...

emily's invite is too cute!! you are a brave woman with the sleep-overs...not my idea of fun at all!!!

Susan said...

What great invitations! Emily is as creative as her Momma I see!

You are very brave to have TWO parties. I'd prefer to have the bandaid ripped off than slowly and painfully peeled off. ;)