Okay I know I call myself Last Minute Lisa but this is ridiculous. I purchased a set of cards on clearance that came with ribbon and everything all I had to do with print on them and WAAAHHLLLAAAA I was done. Actually they are considered wedding programs but heck they would work right? Well I decided to finally sit down today and get them printed out for my girls birthday party which is in a couple of weeks. Now I realized why "programs" are different than cards even though they look the same!!!!!!aaarrrggghhh they don't come with any envelopes!! The programs were an odd size so it wasn't like I could add something out of my stash. My original plan was to get these in the mail today. I sat around trying to come up with a card that I would be able to mass produce with ease and not waste alot of paper, glue etc.
SO what did I do??? I turned to my ever so trusty Peachy Keen stamps and came up with a card. My girls are having a watermelon themed birthday party. It sounds unusual but I got the cutest Watermelon outfits from Gymboree and based the party around that!! Crazy I know...
I used standard white cards from Recollections that CAME with envelopes. I printed out the most recent picture of my girls (came off my cell phone)on cardstock. It's not the greatest picture and defintely wouldn't be my first choice but I had about 2 hours to make about 25 invites. Sounds like alot of time but when you have to hand stamp, color, cut and glue each one ...geez you just don't know how much time it actually takes.
I used my PK-276 Flower Center stamp set to randomly stamp the circles in red and green. I love this stamp set because I use it for soooo many other things and not just for the center of flowers. Very versatile. I pretty much made my own DP right on the cardstock...no gluing needed! Then I PK-239 Faceless Fruit Stamp set to stamp the watermelon. I cut it out after coloring it with Copics. I used my White gelly roll pen to add a splash of color to the eyes and some dashes around the outter edge. This is another indispensable item I own!! I got this directly from Peachy Keen's website and it was only like $1.69. I highly suggest getting several of these.
On the inside I have all of the birthday information printed out on colored cardstock and cut out with my Nesties. Simple but cute for the time I had to knock them all out. Hope everyone would like them..sometimes I wonder why I just don't go out and buy a pack for like $3 or $4 dollars but then I remember how special my children are.......it's all worth it!!! Just wish I had taken more time to plan them.
I entered this into these challenges:
Stamp Something "2 of these challenge" I used two different sized stamps in two different colors. Heck I even added 2 baby girls :)
By the Cute and Girly Celebration challenge
A spoon Full of Sugar Cute & Girly
C.R.A.F.T. birthday/celebration challenge