This Saturday was my baby girl's first birthday! We decided to do a bird theme since I've been slightly obsessed with birds lately. We had a little Easter egg hunt for the kids (birds lay eggs, right?) since Sunday was Easter. It was a lot of fun!
Now, my favorite part about throwing a party is designing and making the invitations. I wish I could say that I went to work right away on them this time, but I spent too much time debating what to do and ended up getting them sent out really late. Oops! They turned out pretty cute, nonetheless.
To make these, I used A Pocket Full of Posies Matstack of scrapbooking card stock from JoAnn. They are 4.5'' x 6.5''.
I designed the wording in Microsoft Word, and then had them printed onto the paper. I did each invitation on a different piece of paper. I LOVE the designs in this set!!
Then, I took a coordinating sheet of paper and traced out the little bird. To make the template for the bird, I did a quick Google search and found one that I liked, shrunk it down to the size I wanted, and then printed it onto a sheet of freezer paper. Then, I took an Exacto knife (make sure you use a cutting mat or a cutting board from your kitchen) and traced the birdie onto a piece of paper. I used double sided tape to attach the bird and repeated the process for the wing.
I think they turned out really cute!! I spent about $12 for the paper and had everything else on hand, so the total cost of invitations was $12, AND I have plenty of paper left over for other projects! Yay!!