Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Party Invitations

Good morning :)

Today I have some party invitations that I hastily made last night,
for Caleb to bring to school today.

It's his birthday on Friday and as he had a party last year for most of his classmates,
we were just going to have a small family party at home this year.
But...on Sunday, Mum (feeling sorry for Caleb)
offered to have a party at her house for his cousins and a few school friends!
While I'm not a big fan of children's parties, I don't mind making the invitations...
any excuse for a chance to craft ;)

This is what I came up with

I've used the Silhouette to cut everything,
which does make it a lot quicker once you have the files made.

The library pocket is a file from Silhouette America which I resized to fit a C6 envelope.
approx ~ 6"x4" size.
I cut it from Bazzill kraft card and decorated it with paper from Crate Paper ~ Orbit range.
I love this paper and have been hoarding it for ages...

 A view of the back.
I wrapped 'oyster' Baker's twine twice around the card and tied it in a knot at the front.

 The invitation base card is red Bazzill swiss dots card
and I printed the details on white paper (using print and cut) and taped it to the base card.

The little pile of completed invitations.

Just in case you think I got carried away and made an invitation for Caleb himself....
(sometimes I have done, lol)
It's actually for his best friend who is also called Caleb and whose own birthday party is on Thursday!
So this week I'll have to make 'boy' birthday cards and think of something
for party bags...eek!

Thank you so much for visiting today:)
and a very warm welcome to my new followers.
Take care,
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter it in the following challenges:
Come and Get it ~ let's hear it for the boys
The Craft Place ~ one for the boys
Sparkles #31 ~ men only


mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous invitations. I love the design and the papers. Enjoy the party! Hugs, Jill x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love these cute little monsters Sarah and they're perfect for your gorgeous library card-style invitations. Looks like it's going to be Birthday City around your way this week - us too with my brother's coming up! Wish Caleb a very happy birthday from us and tell your mum she's a big softy and send her a big hug from me! Lots of love, Vicky x

Alyce said...

Sarah these are awesome! This paper looks like the cutie Ugly Dolls...which I do have a few of LOL! Love all of it - just awesome :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

How FUN are these!!! LOVE the pocket card—they are adorable!

Doreen said...

Oh these are absolutely gorgeous,love the idea.xxx

Elaine said...

Fabulous invitations Sarah , My friends son is called Caleb . Great work love these hugs Elaine

cathi139 said...

Fabolous invitations, great work. I hope Caleb will enjoy his party... :-) me too, I have to make some invitations soon, my son's birthday is in May....

Debbie said...

Beautiful invitations Sarah...Thank you for joining us at SMC.
Debbie x

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Love the image - very cute. The sentiment is just perfect for it. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Anonymous said...

Love the invites Sarah, enormous amount of work have gone into these, hope it's appreciated! Jenny

Meighan Wheller said...

Great idea of for the invitation, I am sure they were a hit with everyone. Great idea and colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

Anonymous said...

These are fab Sarah!
Helen x

Margaret said...

These are great Sarah, I bet the boys will love them. Hope the party goes well!
Margaret x

Anonymous said...

Man I wish I had been a card maker when my son was small, then he could have had these wonderful invitations.
Thanks for taking the time to post on Our Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

Skye said...

This is a great boys invitation! Your sone will love them

Jools said...

Sarah, these are brilliant, love the martian paper. Perfect for little boys. Jools. xx

Mini said...

Those are sooo cute, Sarah. I hope Caleb has a good party.
Sue x

Pam Sparks said...

awesome invites for boys Sarah! love the kraft pocket idea! I'm sure they loved them!

Faith A said...

Absolutely perfect invitations for a birthday party fabulous

Supriya kejriwal said...

When we organize any party then first thing which came in our mind is how to send party invitations to the guest. So for doing this we choose some card designer who can make unique & an attractive invitation for us or we can get an idea from the net & can found much like yours which is having a very nice invitation in a simple way which is very attractive.