Monday, April 18, 2011

Rhys' Birthday Invites

I have been working away at anything that I can think of these days. I am just trying to keep my mind occupied while we wait for this little one to finally make an appearance. I decided to get a head start in planning Rhys' birthday party. Her party is not until June but I thought with the new baby I might not have as much time as I like to make invites. Right now I have all the pieces cut and the invites printed. The party location has been booked and the deposit has been put down. Now I just have to glue everything together. I figure I can do that slowly while the kids are napping or watching T.V. I find the hard part is getting into my scrap space to get things planned and cut. Now that part is done so it should be easier to get them together. 

I used my Gypsy to create the template for the invite. The base is made from welding the "3" candle from Sweet Treats with the cupcake from Create a Critter. I removed the eyes and mouth from the frosting cut. The base is made from left over paper from a previous project, I had enough scraps to cut all the bottoms out. The frosting is cut from Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I then passed it through the cuttlebug using the Swirl embossing folder. I also sprayed it with a layer of Pink Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angles. The "3" candle is cut from Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I then used the Burnished Velvet technique to create the flame at the top of the candle. I finished it off with a pretty pink bow on the cupcake base. 

This is what the back of the card looks like. I printed these with my computer after I had cut the out but before I assembled the front pieces. I created the blurry part in photoshop for privacy reasons, on the real version you can read all the information.

I am really happy how these turned out and found that even though I have to make 28 it really didn't take me very long. So Far ... LOL!



  1. Really cute...gotta love that gypsy for making the removal of unwanted smiley faces easy. Love the way you used the burnished velvet for the flame...too awesome!

  2. These look fab - great way to distract yourself and that means you are way organized for her party, awesome!

  3. How ADORABLE are these! What a lucky little girl Rhys is! BTW, LOVE that name! Happy Birthday Rhys!