by Michele McDonald
(Lebanon, TN, USA)
1st birthday invitation
I decided to make the invitations for my son's 1st birthday party last year. It was going to be a jungle-themed party so I zeroed in on the giraffe because I think they are so cute!
I found some great giraffe patterned scrapbook paper to act as my base. I pair it with some off-white cardstock that matched the giraffe paper, and some bright green cardstock to help incorporate the grass (scrapbook punch). I made sure that all the matted pieces would stay together with a piece of, you guessed it, giraffe patterned ribbon!
I found a super fun font that I used to write "you're invited." All of the letters are made from different animals using their bodies to form the shape of the letter.
I used a giraffe stamp repeatedly on the same off white cardstock and cut them all out with my X-acto knife. I chalked them all lightly with brown chalk, then used a flesh colored Souffle pen to make his spots fluffy. I attached them to the invite with some pop dots.
Finally, I used other animals from the same stamp set to stamp all of the envelopes.
I think I made about 20 invites total, of course keeping one for myself!
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