Today I am going to share some photos of my newest invitation I recently made. They turned out so dang cute.
So start off with a basic mask shape and cut it out.
Once I had the base mask, I then traced it onto a piece of copy paper.
Now because I wanted to make sure they fit the envelopes I have for them. I took measurements and then drew a box around the mask so that I would know how much room I had to work with.
Here is the fun part, the design. I first drew it out in pencil. Then when I was happy with the design I drew it in with a black marker.
Once the drawing was complete I created a die cut for it and started cutting them out.
This mask had 2 layers of color. the first layer (which was done in lavender) was laid onto the base mask.
Then the 2nd layer (which was done in a dark purple) was layered on next.
Now you can go crazy or keep it simple. I took gold glitter glue around the eyes. (i know it’s hard to see this step), then added bronzed mica fragments over the right eye (this is made by stampendous) and last but not least added two rhinestones, one on each side.
Ok it wouldn’t be a real invite without a place to put all your info. So I cut out yet another piece which mirrored the base mask but bigger.
Glue your mask onto the white piece and fold over. You can now add your info to the inside.
Here is a shot of the final invitation. Isn’t it just lovely. I have had so much fun working on this one.
So I was given the challenge to make and design an invite for a combined birthday party. the little boy wants super hero stuff and of course the little girl wanted princess’s. So after thinking about this one for awhile, I came up with this cute design. A little superhero on one side and a princess on the other side of the invite holding the card. and what’s great is that I could change the hair color or skin color to match the birthday kids.
On this one you flip up the top card to reveal more party information.
Our Little Superhero
Our Little Princess
We decided that we would not only use these photo tags to play the “who am I game” but also to divide our guests into 2 teams for games. So we chose to take characters from the movie Goonies and Pirates of the Caribbean.
I first typed up all the names using a pirate text and printed onto a white sheet of cardstock paper.
Then using both red and white inks I spotted and smeared color onto the names.
Now cut them out.
Glue them onto a black cardstock sheet of paper and cut around them again. (Leave a little more black on the bottom of the photos for embellishments)
print out photos using the wallet size onto another sheet of white cardstock. Cut around these, mount them on black cardstock and cut around them again also.
I used a brown/green raffia ribbon.
pull on the raffia and expand it.
Tie around the bottom of the mounted photo and tie into a knot.
Now add the cut and mounted name onto the photo.
Last but not least. adding a safety pin to the back. I used large safety pins to make it easy to pin onto a guest.
Taking a piece of tape. Place it over the pin and tape to the back of the photo tag. you are now finished.
characters that we made are:
Goonies: Mikey, Brand, Chunk, Mouth, Andy, Stef, Data, Sloth, Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli,, Mama Fratelli, One Eyed Willie
Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack Sparrow, Pintel, Captain Barbossa, Ragetti, William Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Davy Jones, Captain Sao Feng, Boot Strap Bill Turner, Captain Blackbeard.
Another fantastic tutorial on how to make pirate eye patches.
I can hear what you are thinking, I have been posting a ton of stuff on pirate party items. well after this weekend you will have full blown photos of my pirate party. and let me tell you all, you are all going to simply love it.
Anyway back to the how-to today.
I printed off a pirate patch and cut around the design to use as a template.
Place the design on the whatever material you choose to use for the project. I chose to use 2 different shades of felt.
Now that the design is in place, use a pen, marker or pencil to trace around the design. Continue this process until you reach the number of patches you need.
Here you can see I chose a red and a green felt and have traced many patches.
Time to cut them all out now.
To make the holes more sturdy and so that the ribbon or thick thread you chose to use won’t pull through the felt. I used eyelets in a variety of colors.
Once the eyelets were attached to the patches. I used a thick black thread to make the straps. and now you are finished unless you decide to bling them out on the front or add a skull to the front.
Today I made the pirate food labels for my upcoming “Pirate Party”.
First things first I sat down with a notepad and pen and wrote down all of my dishes and sweets I planned on having. Then I did some research on the web and a lot of thinking to come up with some funny and entertaining names for my food.
A few examples were: Goonie Dubloon’s, Beware the Shark punch. etc.
Next I pulled up word on my computer and found a Pirate like font and typed all of the names out and printed them on a cream colored card stock sheet.
I wanted to rough up the edges a bit and make the paper look a little older without having to go to the long process of using teabags to age them.
so I grabbed a Distress Ink Pad. The one I used was Tim Holz’s Walnut stain.
Freshly printed, this is how the label looks:
After applying the distress ink around the edges and scuffing the top a bit, it looks like the label has been around since the days of the Barbary Pirates.
Next it was time to mount each of the food tags onto 2 other pieces of paper to add color and depth. So I used a sheet of black card stock and a sheet of scrapbook paper from Rusty Pickle called Mayflower.
I glued my name sheet to the striped paper first then after cutting around the edges. I then glued in onto the black paper.
My next step was to add holes to each side so that I could attach the label to the container. Now I don’t plan on putting holes in all of them because I plan on putting some of the labels next to the plate instead.
I wanted to add one more touch to my labels so I decided to use bronzed mica flakes from Stampendous. I dabbed a little bit of glue where I wanted to apply the fragments. After that I used a q tip. dampened a little on one end, to grab the flakes and apply them.
These are some shots of what the label will look like once you have wrapped the twine around the container. This is my apothecary cooler. I plan on having my “Beware the Shark” punch in it. I wanted you to see how the twine is wrapped around the container and holds the label on the front.
And here is a back shot.
I was filling on of my orders earlier and had felt like I myself had fell down the rabbit hole and ended up in Wonderland with Alice. My desk was covered with little oysters (from the Walrus & the Carpenter story)
time to make some scalliwagging Pirate Invtiations
Here is a shot of the finished invitation minus my personal info. so where the white is you should add your address, date, time and either email address or phone number for the RSVP
Once I printed out all of my invites onto recycled brown card stock. I rolled one up and inserted into a empty water bottle. I also added some jewels in the bottom of the bottle instead of sand.
now to make a label. take one 2 1/2 round circle, a design (I chose to use the same ship image as on the invite) and a 2 x 8 1/2 in strip of paper.
cut out the image (ship) and glue it onto the circle. I then took a black marker and drew a circle on the circle and added marks.
Attach your circle to the end of the strip of paper.
then i used my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and applied 3 lines down the back of the strip continuing onto the circle.
here is a closer look at that process.
Now grab your bottle and starting on one side, apply the strip all the way around the bottle until the 2 ends connect.
I used Natural Jute;s 3 ply brown twine to the top of the bottle to finish her off.
Here you go. a finished pirate invitation in a bottle.