Invitations are out, and RSVPs are rolling in!
I don't think I will stop saying this for every age, as each year passes. I can't believe my little girl is turning 2! 2! Seriously? Ok, picking myself up off the floor here. I thought I'd share with you my homemade birthday invitations, as I'm a believer that invitations set the mood for the party.
Cute, right? I got to use my new Silhouette Cameo for the first time, and I LOVE it! I'm not even sure that I really know how to use it fully, but it definitely did the trick for cutting out the shapes on the invitation. The pink frame and Elmo head you see were cut using this crafting must-have. It was a bit of work to assemble all of the Elmo pieces together, but really, wasn't that bad at all.
These are all of the elements that went into assembling the invitation.
I essentially used the same layout that I did for Little Miss' first birthday invitation, but instead of printing up the card, this version called upon my traditional scrapbooking skills. Cut. Glue. Layer. Elmo came from the same Free Printables that I used here. You can definitely just use the one that comes in the free kit. I took bits and pieces of it, and adapted it into my own design to make it more girly.
And the wording is just too cute not to get a close-up. Thanks to WH Hostess for the inspiration.
Like this digital version? The paper & frame (which I ultimately used as a template to cut out) can be downloaded, for free of course here by Smitten Blog. The font for the birthday girl's name can be downloaded here. Also, for free. That's how I roll.
The finished product was a 5.25" square card. Here's a tip: Find envelopes before you decide on your card size. I did not, so ended up having to make my own envelopes as well. If you're up for doing that, here's how I did it.
1. Using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board & Envelope Tool that I picked up on sale a while back at Michaels on Boxing Day, I cut out an 8"x8" square piece of white cardstock (not too thick, so as not to incur extra postage).
2. Score it at 3 1/4" on all four sides.
3. Fold the sides in, and adhere with double-sided adhesive.
Et voila! I didn't have any envelope glue, so my card was closed with an envelope seal, printed up by Sticker You.
The party is next week! Eep!