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
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 GoesTruly 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)