Sunday, September 09, 2012

It's that time of year...

Not only does September mean back to school, but it also means Sage's birthday. And while her birthday isn't until the 19th, she doesn't want to have her party on a Wednesday, so it's either the weekend before (so, this next weekend) or two weekends after, because I'm busy with my Crop for the Congo on the weekend after her birthday.

Not being a patient girl, she picked next weekend. ;)

We went down into my craft area yesterday afternoon to make some invitations. I let her pick the colours (pink, pink and more pink!). We were originally going to have a sewing theme, but have now changed it to a crafting party: we'll be making felt flowers for headbands and some door-hangers. But, in the theme of sewing/crafting, we decided to incorporate some of these elements into our invitations.

Here they are:


We used Papertrey Ink cardstock (vintage cream, raspberry fizz), stamps (button boutique, simple sentiments) and dies (button boutique, button-up). The patterned paper is Echo Park.


We made five in all, but they're all pretty similar. Sage did the diecutting and the stamping of the buttons, as well as poking out the holes in the diecuts. I did the trimming, adhering, stamping of sentiment/frame) and sewing. It was a good team effort!

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Elena said...

how fun that Sage helped out making the invites! have a great time with all the planning!

Luanne said...

These are so cute! I love that you made them together too. How fun and exciting! Love them!!

craftmates said...

So cute! Love that she helped create the invites. Enjoy the preparations.-Irma

Deb said...

Love these Leigh! I just love crafting with Leah. We did today as a matter of fact. Did you manage to snap any photos of your crafty time with Sage? She is growing up so fast!

Camilla said...

What a great invitation :-)
Have fun during the week preparing everything for The party.

Cecilie said...

I've mentioned you on my blog today, Leigh. You inspired me to make a coordinating card with my layouts. So thank you for reminding ;o)

Tara Elias said...

Beautiful invites! Can't wait to see pictures of the party :)

Jen Adcock said...

Such gorgeous invites. Love the buttony goodness. I have a little cutie-pie the same birthday as Sage. My DD will be 9 on the 19th.
My daughter designed her own invites. But momma will be doing the party. I just know yours will be a hit. Can't wait for the pictures.

merryf said...

Super cute! How wonderful that Sage is helping to make them!

Doris said...

My bd is the same day!

Kara said...

Beautiful!