Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MFW - Birthday Party Invitations Challenge

Hi there and happy Wednesday! I'd like to share with you a project that I was working on a couple weeks ago. I received a call from my nephew and niece one night asking if I would make custom invites for them. Their twins are turning 1 years old next month and they are throwing a Mickey and Minnie themed party for them! Fun! I jumped right on that request! (I edited my pictures to blur out any private information. That's why they look funky!) Here is the finished invite:

Yep, a totally paper crafted custom invite! Well, 50 of them! All stamped, colored, die cut, printed, corner rounded and trimmed by hand (well, with a paper trimmer)! From start to finish, it took me a week to get them done and shipped. (Oh, did I mention we live in different states?)

The day after getting the call, I went searching for anything with Mickey and Minnie on it. (I went to three different craft stores, you know, to see what they all had available. May have picked up things at all three stores....wink wink!) I found this stamp set that had this image on it. Score! I whipped up 3 samples for them, took some pictures, and emailed the pics for them to look over, the above was the one they went with. Once I got the go ahead, I got down to it!

 (all stamped and colored)

 (this Nestie got A LOT of use!)

 (I only have the Classic Ovals Lg Nesties, couldn't find the Small Nesties at all. What's a girl to do? 
Take same oval and trace the inner edge on the back of your images! Then cut them all out by hand! 
Yep, that's me, using my dining room window as a light box! LOL!)

(invites all printed out and beginning to trim them to size)

 (After trimming everything to size, I went into assembly line mode!)

(And of course, the envies had to match!) 

(The finished product!!)

And there you have it. A very photo filled post about super cute invites! (Yeah, I still am patting myself on the back from time to time! LOL!) 

Thanks for reading until the end, and if you haven't already done so, why not try your hand at Moxie Fab World's Birthday Party Invite challenge?! 

Have a fantastic day!

Stamps: EK Success - Mickey and Minnie
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black
Card stock: Darice
DP: Echo Park - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes
Adhesives: SA by 3L - EZ Runner
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Classic Ovals Lg. Nesties; Marvy Uchida markers; Fiskars corner rounder and trimmer; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen; printed from computer


  1. HOLY CRAP, Chris! These are amazing! (Hand cutting? 50? You win.) I love them. And they will make a fun keepsake too :) SO sweet!

    1. This was the reason I was MIA on my blog a week or so ago. Was slowly working on these. Plus with all the extra fussy cutting, the carpal tunnel in my right hand was protesting. I didn't work on anything else to give my hand some time to recoup.

  2. OMGosh, Girl!! Wow, wow, wow! This was soooo much work! Cannot believe these are all stamped, colored, and cut by hand! 50? Yikes I'm tired even thinking about this! You are one amazing Auntie! These are absolutely brilliant!

  3. WOW...that's a LOT of work!!!!
    Great invites!! They are adorable!

  4. WOW! Your niece and nephew are so lucky!! What a fab invite! ADORABLE design and fab job at hand cutting 50!!!!!!! WOWOWOWZA! Be sure to take pics at the party!! <3

  5. Chris these are awesome! Your flawless cutting is awesome rock...that's all there is to it!

  6. That was a ton of work! But worth it-they came out so cute!!

  7. Hey Christine! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Party Invitation Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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