Friday, January 15, 2010

Maddy's 1st Birthday Invitations

As I mentioned yesterday, I decided to Make Madeline's first birthday invitations. I was originally going to do monkeys, but ended up going with ladybugs. Here is the invite:
I used my Coluzzle to cut a approx. 4" circle in black and red and a smaller black circle for the head. I also used the Coluzzle to cut out around the invitation I typed up in Microsoft Word. I then cut the red circle and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine using the polka-dot embossing folder. Now looking back, I wish I would have embossed it then cut it. I then inked the edges and started the process of assembling them. Oh, and I didn't have any black brads, so I had to paint some silver ones black!

The wings open up to reveal the invitation. I lifted the ladybug off of a image I found of a ladybug on Google Images. I thought it would be cute to turn into an invitation. Did I mention I had to make 40+ invites? Yeah...it took a lot longer than I originally thought it would.

While at the Dollar Tree and browsing the party section, I came across this:

I thought it would be a fun party decor. Here is how I changed it:

I have three of them to hang above the table where the cake and presents will be.
Over the summer I started frequently visiting Paper Popsicles. They have gone through some major changes! I'm excited about what they have up their sleeves. Check out there blog: Paper Popsicles. They have a fun RAK up for grabs, so make sure to check it out!

I have lots more to share! I have some fun Cosmo Cricket layouts as well as a challenge I did for Citrus Tree Studio! I hope you'll check back soon!

10 comments:

Glynis said...

Cute invite. I love ladybugs, and yours is adorable :O)

Robyn Schaub said...

Oh Kayla, that invite is so clever! I love the way the wings "open!"

Bev said...

what a fabulous invite... they will love it and the spiral swag and bug on end is precious.

Suzanne said...

Holy cow, that invite is stinkin' CUTE!!!

pattiwest said...

Maddy's ladybug invitations are adorable!! You're awesome to make them, Kay! hey...you should scrap one. Hope the party is fab. :)

Nicole said...

Totally and udderly adorable! Way to work that bug:)

Sarah Lou said...

Oh that is far to adorable!!!!!!! I love teh lil wings opening and the decoration sweet.

PS in australia st george is a bank.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

LOVE the ladybugs Kayla!!! So glad you are still hanging with us...miss ya! (and I too adore Cosmo Cicket!)

gottaluvboyz said...

Kayla, you outdid yourself on those invites. Super cute! Might I add I love how you transformed that decoration:)

Jamilie said...

Maddie's invite is stinkin' cute!!!!! Love it!!!!

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