Friday, March 02, 2007

Zander's Train birthday invitation (when he was 2)

This is a tri-fold card. The blue engine is the front panel. The giraffe card inside the vellum pocket opens to give the details of the party.

Front and inside of invitation "boarding pass." (It flips up to open)

Wow! It has been a while since I have posted to this blog. Thanks Donna for the encouragement. I needed it today! I've been in a funk this week and haven't been creating much. I did work on Zander's birthday pages for his cowboy party. There are a few spots that still need captions before I will post them. I seem to put off my journaling, but I hope to finish the pages this weekend so I can start on Natalie's birthday pages.

I thought I would post a birthday invite I created a couple years ago when Zander had a train birthday party. The cover design was made by making a paper piecing pattern out of a retired Stampin' Up! train stamp. I know I could have just stamped them and it would have been a lot faster to complete, but those who know me well, know I can't just do anything the easy way! Plus, I really like the paper piecing look for my invites. The inside "Boarding Pass" was obviously done on the computer and did save me some time by not having to hand-write all the details. Thanks for looking!


Donna said...

I am taking inspiration from your wonderful birthday creations. I loved Natalie's princess castle invites you made. Bryanna turns 5 next month and I really want to have a Princess party for her. I don't think I will do a castle but I may do a princess crown or something. Thanks for posting tonight! I love checking your blog to see what you have next. I should start a blog, I just don't really know where to start. Have a great weekend!!

Alyssa said...

Thanks Donna! I have lots of photos from Natalie's princess party if you need ideas.

Blogging is so much fun...and so easy. You should give it a try. It's easier than you would think. If you can upload photos, then you can blog!