Take the recent bridal shower invitations that I made. I found a pattern online that I altered to fit my design and got to cutting. And cutting. And cutting. I cut at a friend's house. I cut at the swimming pool. I cut watching tv. Just about anywhere that I knew I would be sitting for any length of time, I had my paper and scissors out and was working on these.
At the end of this cut-a-thon, I had the components to be able to put together a very fun and custom-designed invitation for my best friend, a hot air balloon enthusiast whose favorite color is purple.
|Wheee! It's a purple balloon!|
|The back had more cutting. This time, with the fancy scissors!|
The next invitation project that I took on was for the kids' cousin's 8th birthday. Maggie decided that she wanted to have a fashion show birthday party. Since Maggie is a hands-on kind of kid who has her own unique sense of fashion, my idea to do invitations that she could custom design herself was met with enthusiastic approval.
Maggie and I went to the craft store so that she could pick out her color scheme. She decided on hot pink and turquoise, two colors that looked amazing together. I was so on board.
I got a pattern made and had Maggie go through my abundant stash of fabrics and choose 10 fabrics that she wanted the individual dresses to be made out of. I did most of the cutting and the gluing, but the rest of the design is all Maggie. Though it's a shame that each girl getting one of these won't get to see the other designs, too, we both had a real great time making these which really is the point in the end.
|Ten Maggie originals.|
|And the back.|
Cara's birthday is in October and, much to my delight, she stated months ago, "Mom, I would really like a themed birthday party this year." Time to get cutting!