Hello Pebbles Fans!
My personal life is not filled with parties, glamour or champagne and high heels. I don’t even remember when I actually celebrated something the last time. So now that my sweet elder daughter is turning ten, we are going to step out of the everyday life and party with a capital P.
For today I prepared our birthday party invitations. Usually the invitation is the first clue to the theme of the party, whether was it about weddings, birthdays or any anything else. Our big birthday party will be full of colors and we will eat cake like there’s no tomorrow. I think I managed to bring that to the invitation cards too.
I started with American Crafts Textured Cardstocks and cut out several 3″x5″ and 5″x5″ pieces. Then, by following the instructions cut out several m’s, a’s and y’s. My daughter’s name is Maya and she wanted to use the letters from her name as the base of the invitations. What a clever idea! I also cut out the same number of letters using different patterned papers and adhered one cardstock letter and one patterned paper letter together to receive strong base.
There was lots of small scraps on my table, left overs from all the cutting and that’s something I love: recycle instead of throwing away. By using a stapler I created fun small paper collages to add much more dimension and details to the cards. To adhere the paper clusters on top the card I didn’t use glue, instead I picked up 3D foam as once we were aiming high up, what could be better!
The rest of creating process was just to match perfect stickers, thickers and ephemera to each invitations card. The decorations are also adhered with 3D foam, just to make sure the invitations are just as big as our tummies will be after the party.
The finishing touch came from the Happy Hooray Enamel Dots, they’re confetti shaped and such a cute thing to add here and there.
Details of the party is written to backside of each card – that’s why I wanted to use cardstock as a background.
While I was finishing my crafting I noticed one of the Happy Hooray patterned paper included 2″x2″ and 2″x4″ sized phrases and cute images on one side. The idea of quick and easy party decoration came to mind: I cut out several 2″x2″ sized papers and adhered two together leaving small toothpick between. Perfect on top of muffins, cupcakes, or even on cake. Delicious!
Now all I need is some balloons, and we are ready to party!
Thank you so much for coming here today and have a happy weekend!
Happy Hooray Cardstock Stickers (732618)
Happy Hooray Ephemera Die-Cuts (732619)
Happy Hooray Enamel Stickers (732625)
Happy Hooray Thickers (732617)
Happy Hooray Patterned Paper Rainbowtastic (732391)
Happy Hooray Patterned Paper Party Animal (732543)
Happy Hooray Patterned Paper Celebrate (732615)
Happy Hooray Patterned Paper Hooray (732337)
American Crafts Cardstock Banana (71502)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Peapod (71506)
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots (340272)
We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board (660889)