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 had so much fun designing and putting all of our thoughts and ideas that were on paper to life.
It was a spa party so we figured other than the cupcakes we would try to keep it healthy and yummy.
Our color chooses were: Yellow, Green and Orange so that we could incorporate the citrus fruits.
What spa party is great without chocolate covered strawberries. (be mindful though if you decide to make some of your own, that once you dip & cover the strawberries with chocolate they are only good for maybe 2 days top. so the closer to the party time or when you want to enjoy them the better 🙂
I used my circle glass dish and filled it with: orange slices, green grapes, yellow pineapple chunks and orange canteloupe rounds. Spear one with a toothpick and dip it in the fruit dip and you have a party in your tummy.
Cucumber slices. 1 cucumber peeled then sliced and 1 cucumber just sliced. Depending on people’s preference. Or to use on your eyes during your face mask.
Now we have a couple of my cute white ceramic mugs with carrot sticks, celery sticks and yellow bell pepper slices.
we had a Lipton Onion dip for the veggies.
time for dessert: we had yellow cupcakes with a fluffy frosting.
We made a homemade mint lemonade the night before and garnished our glasses with yellow, orange and green striped straws and orange, lemon and lime slices to make the straws.
I just had to share these photos I took of a car I found parked in my doctors parking lot the other day. It was so weird and funky I just couldn’t help but take a few shots.
this person has either welded or glued all of these items onto the hood and roof of there car.
I’m not sure if this car would be considered street legal.
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.
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)