Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birthday Party Invites

Hi everyone. Sorry for the absence, we have been gone some and I haven't had a chance to post since last Monday. But I am back with you today with three cards for ya. I was asked to make some birthday invites for my niece and so I made three different ones and thought it would be fun for her to pick her favorite. And here is her number one choice (the card below). And secretly, it was my favorite one too. She has good taste. :o)

I used one of my favorite companies to make this card, Cosmo Cricket. I love their new paper line, Garden Variety. So full of yummy goodness. The stamped image is from Stampin' Up! and I just paper pieced the frosted top to that cupcake. And of course it can't go unnoticed one of the best border punches ever, the loops edger punch by Martha Stewart.

My son picked this one as his favorite. The colors really pop off the card on this one. The stamps I used are from Hero Arts titled Elephants. I love that big elephant in that set, so easy to cut out and looks really cute too stamped on patterned paper if you want to spice it up a bit. And of course in true Julie fashion, I had to use another one of my favorite border punches by EK Success, the large embossed scalloped.

Here is the last card I made and I did another one of my loves, embossing. I love my embossing folders, they give just a touch of interest to a card without being distracting. The stamps I used for this card are also from Hero Arts, love that galaxy of stars stamp set by them.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!!!
Card 1
cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
stamps - Stampin Up! (cupcake), Cosmo Cricket (sentiment)
patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket
punches - Creative Memories (circle, square), EK Success (scalloped circle), Martha Stewart (loopy border)
die - Spellbinders
ink - Tsukineko, Papertrey Ink
Card 2
cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
stamps - Hero Arts
punches - Creative Memories (circle), Stampin Up! (small scallop border), EK Success (large embossed scallop border)
glitter glue - Ranger
ink - Tsukineko
die cut - Cricut cartridge Home Accents (sun)
Card 3
cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
stamps - Hero Arts
embossing folders - Cuttlebug
twine - Papertrey Ink
border punch - EK Success
ink - Tsukineko


  1. These are all so darling and cute, big splashes of color, I love it!! My fav would be the elephant one, just love the way you made the balloons nice and round instead of oval!

  2. Hi, Julie! Such wonderful invitations! Your children couldn't go wrong with such beauties to choose from! :-)

  3. Wow, I just stumbled across this blog and I've been looking through it. Mind blown. These cards are astounding! You are so talented! :)