Sunday, October 16, 2005

birthday invitation factory


My little friend Evan is turning 3! I made this birthday invitation for his celebration. It was so easy and fun. Want to know how I did it?

I bought a whole box of folded notes and envelopes that are the rsvp size...do you know what I mean? I printed the birthday party information inside the card...easy, easy. The printed paper that I used for the hats and the background is from a pad of scrapbooking paper that was only 6.5" x 4.25". I just cut those in half for the background and used two-sided tape to put it on the card. For the hats, I punched out a big circle (2.5") and cut it into 6 pie slices. I used the same circle punch to cut out Evan's sweet little mug. The collar was made from crepe paper streamers, about 5 inches in length and gathered into a curve. Assembly: First I adhered the paper collar on the background using just two glue dots (one at each end). Second, Evan's face was placed over the collar. I used my sticker maker to add stickiness to the back. I glued the hat on with a glue dot. The tiny pom-pom got a tiny glue dot too.

Didn't they turn out nicely? We are going to make little clown garlands and party picks in the same way.

3 comments:

Stefani said...

Very clever! Happy birthday to Evan!

New reader here - can't remember now how I found you though.

Stefani

Stefani said...

I remember! I was referred here by my friend Ann, from A View From Here - she loved your button bracelets. As do I.

Nice to "meet" you!

Nancy - "Nana" said...

Every precious child should have a dear "Auntie" Amy. Lucky Evan & Lucky Evan's Nana who loves you just as much! XOXO