Thursday, June 11, 2009

Birthday Invitations

Hello there, it's Becky with you today. With today's post I'm starting a trend! A Fourth of July posting frenzy! Our youngest daughter was born on the Fourth of July and we have a big bash every year for her and to celebrate the holiday. I have lots of fun projects to share with you over my next several posts, all Fourth of July themed. I thought I'd start you out easy with the least Fourth of July like project, her birthday invitation! I knew I wanted to make her birthday invites "summery" this year and not so "Fourth of Julyish." So when I picked up the last issue of PaperCrafts magazine and saw the Popsicle card submitted by Betsy Veldman, I knew instantly it would by my inspiration. I fiddled around with my Doodlecharms cartridge for my Cricut until I figured this out:
First I cut two Popsicles with the shadow function at 5 1/2. Then I cut one brown Popsicle at 5 1/2. Then I cut one red Popsicle with the shift function at 5 1/2. I layered all the pieces and scored the bottom white piece along one side. Then I adhered the bottom white piece to the top white piece. I tied orange grosgrain ribbon around the Popsicle and then adhered it to the white card base. To embellish, I cut out the cupcake image on the Doodlecharms cartridge using the charm function and stamped the Celebrate sentiment from PTIs Mixed Messages set. Then I used by circle punch to cut the lime green circles and adhered fun summer epoxy stickers from KI Memories. I attached the charm and embellished circles to the ribbon with white floss.

Here's a group picture of all the Popsicles. What says summer more than a red twin pop? Have a great night!


Brenda said...

These are sooo cute!I LOVE them!!

Sue McGettigan said...

So cute and colorful, love these!