Sunday, August 19, 2012

Boys' Birthday Invites - Sneak Peak

My boys have birthdays that are one month apart.  Sometimes we decide to combine their parties into one shindig and meet in the middle.  This year is one of those years.  School starts back this week (on my oldest son's birthday as a matter of fact,) and my boys have been hugely fascinated with going fishing this summer, so in order to change it up this year we are renting a lake house somewhat locally and having family up for a little birthday dinner.  The boys have been allowed 2 friends a piece to come fishing with them for the day.

Today I sat down with my Silhouette to finally get the invites finished since the party is next week.  I am seriously not into waiting to the last minute like this, but there were a few issues getting the reservations nailed down, so everyone was given a tentative date for the party and now that it is confirmed the invites will be delivered (some by hand.) 

This is a little sneak peak at what you might expect from their party.  I'll post pics sometime next week of some of the other details. 

I hate wasting paper, especially cardstock, so I mixed up the invites and used the cut outs, and the negatives of the design for the cards.



The back of the envelopes.  Every invite has a different fish (and what is fun is they are all fish that my kids can identify as fish they have caught or have seen someone catch.)

21 comments:

  1. Pretty neat invites!! I'm following you from mom's Monday Mingle :)
    xo sandra
    redrose-vintage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Glad to have you! I'm already a follower of yours! :)

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  2. O cute! Using the negatives was brilliant :)

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  3. You are the next recipient for the Versatile Blogger Award. You are one of 7, please visit my blog for all the rules and stipulations. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! I have not had time to do anything with this yet, but thanks for the nomination! Maybe things will slow down soon so I can finally follow through.

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  4. What a great idea! You did an amazing job! I love the blue and orange too!

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  5. Love them! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  6. Cute- something my dad would love for sure. All he does now is fish... Coming to you from the All Star Block Party!

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  7. These are super cute! I need to get one of those machines!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

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    1. Thank you! It is a totally awesome machine!

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  8. Cute as. My nephew is Star Wars obsessed so would need something with that theme. Or the Army which is his other enthusiasm. Have a great week.

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    1. Carole, my boys love Star Wars, too. They have had that theme a couple of times already. :)

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  9. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. So glad to have you Katie! I can't wait to show the banner I made, but it will have to wait until Sunday when we get back from the lake. No internet up there unfortunately.

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  10. Great use of positive and negative space!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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