Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lets Talk 1st Birthday - Invitations

I would like to unveil my fantastic 1st brithday party invites:

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I'll be the first to admit, I pulled A LOT of inspiration from the invite seen here. But, at the same time, I think I altered everything and put my own spin on it!

My co-worker and friend, Melanie, wrote out the "bright at the sun Sadie is turning one" text. Doesn't she have awesome handwriting?? She also addressed all the invitations for me. I colored and added in the rest of the text in Illustrator and I pulled the sun from a doodles font from Fonts for Peas.

The biggest difference between my invite and my inspiration invite is the fabric backing. It looks like they used just a solid neutral. I knew I wanted a colorful fabric for the backing, I actually had to sew two pieces, wrong side together, to make this, otherwise you would of just been looking at gross wrong side fabric on this side.

I did not hem or fray check the edges, as I like the little threads coming off, but you could certainly do that if you wished. I did learn of the awesomeness that is a rotary cutter during this project, it made cutting out the fabric rectangles so easy and fast! So far everyone has been amazed that I actually SEWED these invitations, but really it was super easy! I didn't try and stay all that straight or even on the sewing, so I think that helped, plus it gives them a little character!

So, what do you all think? Am I crazy for sewing my invites? If so, am I even more crazy for spending two nights sewing ruffled crepe paper streamers?b

1 comment:

  1. You are AMAZING!!! I can't wait to see the streamers and everything else you do. Seriously... party planning business in your future!