Saturday, August 13, 2011

Birthday Party Invites for Baby!

Today's post should really be split into 3 posts but to be honest, I've been blogging A LOT lately and I'm a bit worn out. I know. Lame.
My niece, Kjirstin, asked if I could help her design a birthday invitation for her little one who's turning 1 next month. Yay! and Of Course! Its so nice to be useful to someone!

I made up a couple cards in advance, knowing full well we would change everything around but still, it always helps to be prepared right?!?
Here's the first one I came up with. I love it a lot and I think I might re-make it in about a trillion different color combos so as to be ready for every birthday for the next century or two. CUPCAKES!!!

I even sort of used my Color Coach! I still changed the pink but that's pretty good right?
The Color Coach is awesome. I think it could really help me but for some reason I feel like it wants to take over my life and tell me what to do so normally I leave it buried under a pile of stamping tools.
I know, I have some control issues. I'm working on them. Sort of.
I used:
* Build a cupcake and Dot Dot Dot and Afterthoughts (retired) stamp sets
* Whisper White, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stocks and coordinating inks
* So Saffron d.s.p.
* Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Cupcake Builder Punch
* Basic Rhinestones
* Baker's Twine

Anywho, when Kjirstin got here, we played round with different colors and stamps and embellishments til we came up with this little beauty. It still has quite a few similarities but as you can see, a totally different feeling.
So feminine and pretty!

Can you see the Smooch Spritz on it?
We used:
* Clearly for You, En Francais and Afterthoughts (retired) stamp sets
* Whisper White, Early Espresso and Pink Pirouette card stocks
* Crumb cake, Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso inks
* Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
* Paper Daisies
* Basic Pearls
* Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

This was a late night card whimsical twist on the same layout. Isn't it so fun how each card is so different but still has so much in common?
I used:
* Dot Dot Dot and Afterthoughts (retired) stamp sets
* Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stocks
* Certainly Celery and Early Espresso ink
* So Saffron d.s.p.
* Linen Thread
* Stripes embossing Folder
* Basic Rhinestones
* Bird Punch


  1. You are so good at this! I always like your cards!

  2. These cards are awesome!! I love the layout of them and how it is so versatile. I will be featuring the first card on My Crafty Picks #31 with a link back to your blog on 8-28-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the other picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured!!

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    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer