Sunday, February 5, 2012

Butterflies & Caterpillars

While we are in invitation mode...
Since I showed you my invitations of the girls slumber party in my last post, I thought I would share the ones I did of their party over the summer.  I mentioned in a previous post that I hosted a party for the younger girls in our congregation. It was for them to benefit from the experience of our older friends. We called it the Butterflies & Caterpillars or Roses and Rosebuds Party.  It was very lovely. Everybody brought baby pictures and we had guess whose they were. The butterflies sat on one side of the table and caterpillars on the other side and they had 5 minutes to ask lots of questions and get to know one another. They also brought each other gifts. Then the butterflies all wrote down a task they need done and something they could teach a young caterpillar and the caterpillar drew a butterflies name out of bowl. So in the future they will get together and benefit from each other. 

Anyway... this is the invitations I made for them. 
I had 12 invitations. We had 16 people total , but fortunately a few were sisters so I only had to make 12. That was plenty! This is the whole process including my messy desk. Once in a while I share!
Warning: Lots of pictures

After all the images are colored and paper-pieced, I cut the die-cut  and lay them all out. This image from Mo Manning was just perfect for this gathering! I often don't have enough of the same paper to make them identical, so I find a paper that coordinates and looks very close.
 Then I added the ribbon, bow, & sentiment
Then glued those puppies down, and whala.... 
12 invitations! If it were only that easy!

The Inside- It included a scripture that showed the preciousness of children and our older friends too.

I posted these baskets on an earlier post. They each received one. The butterflies were given one with teas and magnets. The caterpillars had lotions and lipgloss.

 Supplies for invitation:
Image: Mo Manning
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils
Cardstock: Coordinations & Misc.
Designer Paper: Mandarin Modern Paper Pack by Tapestry
Die-cut: Spellbinders Lacey Squares & Fancy Tags 1
Ribbon: Offray
Jewels: Recollections

Challenges I would like to enter this invitation in:
Bella & Bronte- Mo's-Anything Goes with a Mo image & optional sketch*
Crafty Sentiments -   Let's Get Girly
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug -  February Anything Goes
Ditzy Craftymess - Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up? -  Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Ribbon and Bling 
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Use Ribbon 
Fabulous Friday - Ribbon and / or Twine
Drunken Stampers - Use Something New (Image)
Send a Smile for Kids Anything Goes  for Kids
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Up Party
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper
Just Tracys Crafts Challenge - Make something for a female and add something flowing (Bow) 


Dorcas said...

I was wondering what was taking you so long to blog these but now I know! There was a lot to show and explain! :) But it was well worth all the work, right? I know the girls really enjoyed it and how you keep coming up with new themes and make them memorable I'll never know. The banana dress up party was unforgettable! LOL
I remember coming to your house when you were loading up the car with all the goody bags that you'd stayed up til 5 am to make and my mouth just dropping open, "you know you're completely insane right?"

Anonymous said...

You are obviously very good at organizing parties and coming up with such great themes too! The cards are great and I think I am going to steal your party ideas but not sure if I could cope with making all those cards!
Love Pearl x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are all just amazing,gosh it must have taken you ages to get all these done but well worth the time and effort,amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

It´s so nice of you to host such parties!! Sounds like a lot of fun!
All your invitations are super pretty - and I LOVE those baskets!!! :-)

dj1952 said...

I know all of the girls had a great time, and loved their baskets and goodies. You always do such lovely work. Great job. Hugs, dj

Caz said...

Lovely card, thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz Crafty Sentiments DT

Doreen said...

Wow stunning work,very inspirational.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


auntbeespickles said...

Wow girl! What a lot of work but they were worth it! Great job! Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and plag again with us!
Hugs, Sarah

Lori Apgar said...

Beautiful invitations!! I love the pops of color. Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

Pat said...

YIKES! Stacey! You've been busy, girlfriend!! What a fabulous project. You should be so proud to have completed so many beautiful cards. And the verse inside is sensational! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

**Farrah** said...

Wowzers you've been busy!!
Amazing sets, really like how you switched up some of the elements so that each piece is unique.
Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's and good luck,

Jill said...

Oh my you have been busy! What a great set of projects! Thanks for joining in at Just Tracys. Jill

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Wow what a gorgeous project. The invitations are sensational and just wanna squeal over those baskets.

Thanks for joining the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge & good luck!

Tine said...

How did I miss this post? How have you found the time to do all this, Stacey. Amazing. Fabby baskets too. The recipients are so lucky!
Tine :)

Jenny Evans said...

Fabulous invitations!! Love the baskets, too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

lalkygirl said...

wow you have been busy ,the invitations are fabulous and so bright and cheerful .the baskets are a fab idea
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful cards and work, thanks for sharing and joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, Cheers sue n x

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- what a special invitation for a special event! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you again soon.

Min said...

What a fabulous card and over all basket - wonderful work!
I just love that basket - thanks so much for sharing the link!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Sylvia x said...

Stunning cards, you have been very busy...well done

Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour

Sylvia xx

happyglitzygirl said...

Awesome. Great work, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Scrappycath said...

Oh my! You sure have been busy! Lovely creations. Rally enjoyed your use of ribbon. Thanks for joining in at the Hybrid Chicks Card Caravan!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is so sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad! Hugs, Karin

Dionne said...

ok Stacey, I sooo need more info on these projects. The whole concept is so awesome. We just moved to a new city and congregation and this would be a good way for me and my daughter to get to know more of the sisters. How old is your DD mine is 13yr.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Wow you were busy, what a great thing to do and it all came out so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week @ SAS 4 Kids :)

Janet said...

wow Stacey - you have been a busy lady :) These are just wonderful !! Thanks for joining us over at Just Tracys.


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