Hi there! I'm so excited to start putting an end to the absence on my blog- we've officially survived moving into our new home- amidst two back-to-back snowstorms, and I'm so happy that things seem to be settling down for us. We have plenty of unpacking to do yet- but nothing pertinent and I'm just loving adjusting to our new place.
A few of you know of my no running water, woodsy, wildlife-filled lifestyle- and had asked if that was going to change. Well, we only moved a mile from our other place- and the setting we're in now is even more secluded and we have 8.5 acres of beautiful wooded property to enjoy. What HAS changed, however- is after 2.5 years, we are once again living with running water. And it's AWESOME. Not that living without is not doable- it's just harder. And with three little kids, life is busy and hard enough ;). So we're happy to have that particular convenience of modern living.
But enough with the personal stuff- just wanted those of you who'd inquired to know :).
What really brings me here today is I have a fun project to share with you! All week long on the Webster's Pages blog, we're showing you how to celebrate, no matter the occasion! And since birthdays are the type of celebrations which apply to most of us, I thought I'd put together a fun little invitation for you- and it's so easy, anyone can duplicate it!
"Surprise Party Invitation"
I thought that the Best Friends collection would work PERFECTLY for this project! And just a little bit of fussy cutting brought the whole thing together. In fact, I tend to get my fussy cutting done before starting a project, and then see where each piece fits in. So for the cover, I cut the florals from the BFF's paper and the little girls from the Playmates paper. I adhered them with foam adhesive to add some dimension. Play around with some trims and bling to embellish!
For the base of the invitation, I cut the Checklist paper in half vertically and folded the bottom up and the top down in an envelope-type fashion:
I cut the heart balloon from the Soulmates paper and the "FUN" banner from an older collection, Let's Celebrate. But really- the Playmates paper from which the little girls are cut have a ton of cute little conversation bubble words that would be suiting for this type of project, depending on the content of your invitation.
Finally, the inside. I used the other half of the Checklist paper in here as I thought it would be fun to "check off" the items that apply to your person/party. And of course the specifics of the invite are available on the "You're Invited" card, also from the Let's Celebrate collection. Again, here you could alter according to your own party specifications.
Have an amazing day!