My friend’s daughter has a birthday coming up and my my friend asked me to make the invitations for her. She’s into hippie/retro patterns so I bought some sample sheets of paper to see what she liked. She pretty much liked all of them, although as her favorite, she picked one that neither of us thought she would. After some trial and error, I came up with a card I thought she would like. I’m done with all of them now except for the inside stamping for date, time, etc… I need to buy some different colors of ink for the stamp I bought. What a deal the stamp was! It was on clearance for $3.50 and has big flowers all over it. The Who, What, Where, and When all go inside the flowers. It’s really cool, but I don’t want to do it all in one color. My friend loves them, but we’re waiting until I get them finished to show her daughter.
I think they have a lot of hippie elements. The cards are embossed with “Happy Birthday” which is hard to see in the pictures. The ‘i’ in birthday is dotted with a little gem. I used a big scalloped circle punch and the paper she picked as a favorite to make the flower behind the peace sign. I cut the peace signs on my Cricut using the Disney “Cars” cartridge. I couldn’t believe it, but only 2 Cricut cartridges have peace signs on them! Luckily, Café Crop, a scrapbook store in Crown Point, has a bunch of cartridges that you can borrow for free! All you have to do is bring your own machine into the store and tell them which one you want to use and they hand it over. So cool!
Some of the cards have embroidery floss and some have baker’s twine tied around the top. I think it looks like a hippie headband. I lined the insides with the other papers I bought (they all coordinate) and put a piece of white cardstock inside to stamp on. I also am giving her some hippie stickers to decorate the envelopes with. I tied them all in a bundle and can’t wait to give them to her. I hope she likes them!
Have you ever made your own party invitations? It’s a lot of fun and you can really personalize them!
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