Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kailyn's First Birthday Garden Party Invitation - Chalkboard & Flowers

Hello!
 
Today is Kailyn's 1st birthday. Seriously...SERIOUSLY...where does the time go?!?! Before I had a baby I heard from friends all the time that "time flies." It's not that I didn't believe them, but it's just crazy to actually experience it yourself.
 
I thought today was the perfect day to share her first birthday party invitations with you. I teased on my Facebook page, but now that I've sent them out and her party is almost here, I think it's safe to share them online :)
 
I would have loved to hand make all of the invitations, but with limited crafty time (I decided to spend more time on the actual party d├ęcor) I came up with a hybrid solution! I knew I wanted to have a garden party, and it had to have BLING! After spending what seems like a million hours on Pinterest and Etsy, and finally found the perfect design from THIS shop. I think it's more perfect than anything I could have done myself, and I love that it still has the handmade touch.
 
 
I worked with the shop owner to customize the colors and text, then she sent me the file. I had it printed at a local printer that I use at work. Once I got it back I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper, added lots of BLING from my CTMH Sparkles collections, and added a strip of washi tape to "hold" her photo.
 
Here is a closer shot of the front...

And the back... What a doll face!

And here's another close-up of the cute flowers and all that sparkle!!

Her party is on Sunday. I can't wait to share all the details with you!
 
Thanks for visiting :)