Monday, March 8, 2010

Birthday Invitation

I am making the invitations for my niece's upcoming birthday party.  She will be turning 2, and her favorite thing in the world right now is the movie Happy Feet (you know, dancing penguins).  Here is what I came up with.  I am making 15 invitations, so I wanted to make something I could easily duplicate.
This is an A2-sized card.  The black cardstock (from Wal-Mart) is cut at 5-1/2x8-1/2" and scored down the middle to make is a 5-1/2x4-1/4" card.  The "tie-dye" paper is Morning in the Garden by Carolyn Holt Designs cut at 5-1/4x4".  The yellow cardstock is Pastel Yellow Cardstock by ANW Crestwood cut at 5-1/2x1-1/2".  Both the tie-dye and yellow cardstock pieces are inked using a pastel pink Color Box fluid chalk.

The penguin is cut on the Cricut using the Animal Kingdom cartridge at 3".  I had to "doctor him up" a bit as the penguin on the cart has a smaller penguin sitting in front of it.  I cut the smaller penguin off of the layers.  I used Martha Stewart flocking powder in pewter to cover the penguin's belly (this also covered up the cutting outline of the baby penguin).  I also had to extend the black portion on his head down to his beak using a black sharpie.

The "2" is cut using the Sans Serif cartridge at 2-1/2".  The edges of it are inked using Close To My Heart's goldrush stamp pad.  The words are stamped using Close To My Heart's hollyhock stamp pad.

I am not going to post the inside of the card due to the personal nature of the info.  I used another piece of the tie-dye cardstock with the party details printed on the computer on the inside.

Thanks for looking.  I'll be posting the thank you notes I made for her to send out later this week.


xosparklesxo said...

Penguins are my favorite :) I love the flocking! I made a card with flocking for the first time this weekend (it'll be on the blog soon) and I can't wait to get more of the stuff! I shall surely have to try a penguin too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your penguin card! Soooo cute. Thanks for sharing.

PenLight said...

Cute, cute, cute! I bet she carries this card around all day!


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