Friday, January 21, 2011

ticket birthday

A 5th birthday is almost here!  This year's invitations are coming straight from Maile Belles' blog (link here).  I had a ton to do and needed to get 'em done.  I love Maile's colors, but I let the birthday girl choose from six options (hawaiian shores, raspberry fizz, hibiscus burst, simply chartreuse, plum pudding, and lavender moon).  She chose:
For the glittered cupcakes I drew over the stamped raspberry fizz image with a fine-tip glue pen.  And I don't have hawaiian shores ink so I stamped the outline for the liner onto bitty dots paper.  No new cupcake dies yet - just old-fashioned cutting here.
Check out this adorable floral button one lucky invitee will get: 
And debossing the envelope flaps was a nice complement:
It's the perfect card for a loud & flashy birthday with games, rides, tickets & prizes at a near-by pizza 'fun-ery'. (Waldorf teachers would not approve.)   Inside the card is a strip of tickets stamped with 'Ticket to Celebrate', 'Food & Fun Party Time' & 'You're Invited'.

One thing I learned - stamping a single sentiment to fit is HARD!!!  It took me eight tries to the background right: I had to lightly draw guide lines,  and practice placing each new row (the 'ti' fits tightly under the 'le' & 'it' fits halfway under the 'a').  Ridiculous, yes, but it had to be done for Maile's gorgeous card.


stamps - PTI Just the Ticket, Cupcake Collection, Birthday Bash Sentiments
paper - PTI hawaiian shores, raspberry fizz, plum pudding, stamper's select white; Bitty Dots 2009
ink - PTI raspberry fizz, true noir
accents - PTI hawaiian shores, raspberry fizz, plum pudding buttons; white craft yarn, extra fine multi-colored glitter
tools- PTI Just the Ticket die; Just the Ticket impression plate; Cricut 'Plantin Schoolbook' cartridge (for circle)


    Amy said...

    These are absolutely fabulous Christy! I'm sure Maile will love your CASE! I love the birthday girl's colors!

    Amy said...

    Such cute invitations! Love the cupcakes and colors the birthday girl picked!

    Sue Ann said...

    Those are just as fun as the Tea Cups last year ... FANTASTIC girl!!! I love the colors and it is okay to go off the deep end for a birthday party ........ I will not tell :)

    Stephanie said...

    These turned out so darned cute! I love your little tickets. They were the perfect touch!

    Dana said...

    Oh wow, I love the tickets peeking out. Such a fun touch. And the colors here are just perfect for a girl BD! Can I be the one who gets the pretty button one? LOL I never think of embossing the envelope, but your flap looks great!

    Kara said...

    these are super adorable and i LOVE what you've done with the envelopes!!

    Kay said...

    NICELY done- they are beautiful! (I can't believe you had to cut all cupcakes by hand, though- yikes!)

    Denise said...

    Cute! CUTE!! The peeking tickets and embossed envelope flaps - perfect details!

    Tena Tahirih said...

    SO cute! I know it is going to be a fun party. These cards are adorable! HURRAY for the Birthday Girl!