Monday, February 24, 2014

Farm Animal 1st Birthday Invitation

My sweet boy had his first birthday earlier this month. I can't believe my baby is now a toddler! To celebrate this huge milestone (believe me, my husband and I felt like it was a huge accomplishment to have kept a person alive for a whole year!) we threw him a farm animal themed birthday party. Most of his favorite books center around a farm theme, so it was a perfect fit. I had so much fun planning all the details and especially making the decorations!

Of course I had to make the invitations. So many invitations are sent online these days, which is fine, and I have been known to do, too. But for this one, with a small guest list of close family, I wanted to introduce the theme of the party with some special handmade invitations.

The black text was created in Word on my computer and printed on some lightweight white card stock. I then went in with various stamp sets and dies to add some fun.

The banner across the top was stamped with images from PTI's Banner Builder set.  The row of dots are from A Little Argyle, also PTI.

The red stars are from Banner Builder as well. To create the number 1, I used my By the Numbers dies. I like the scale of it in relation to the rest of the card. It's not every day your young man turns 1, let's make it big! The chicken was die cut with my set of On the Farm dies. I rounded the corners of the white text block, as well as the red mat. The red mat was also impressed with my Chicken Wire impression plate. Inside, I printed all of the pertinent party info, with similar embellishments as the front.

I'll be back later this week with more details from the party!

Stamps: A Little Argyle, Banner Builder (PTI)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black (SU!), white
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Summer Sunrise, Basic Black (SU!)
Tools: On the Farm die, By the Numbers die, Chicken Wire impression plate (PTI), corner rounder punch

1 comment:

Debbie said...

This invite is just the cutest! Your computer printed sentiment is just perfect and all the elements work together for a wonderfully bright and happy card.