Friday, January 13, 2012

I dig you... So you’re invited!

Our son will be turning 3 next month - HOLY MOLY where has the time gone? He has been very into dinosaurs for the past year so we thought it would be fitting to have a dinosaur theme birthday party for him. Those of you who know me know how much I love to throw a party and sometimes may (perhaps) go a little over board with the decorations. I think I may have set a bar a little high with Ethan’s 1st under water theme birthday party and last year’s 2nd train theme birthday party so this year I decided to give myself (and all of the wonderful family and friends who have helped out in the past) a break and have his party at an indoor play place for kids! We selected the dinosaur theme party so this year both my husband and I will be able to kick back and enjoy, rather than being up until 1am the night before finishing the decorations J

I did however want to make his invitations!!! I loved the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Challenge so I decided to go ahead and use it as the template for Ethan’s invitations.

My Challenge:
My Card:
Tiny Tips:
It is possible to make a simple card still receive that WOW from its recipients! One of my tricks for doing so is adding lots of layers and textured papers. On this card I used two different embossing folders, my crimper as well as sponging to add another element of texture.

Thanks for stoppin’ by!  


  1. Fabulous invites! Little guys do love those dinosaurs! So cute!

  2. Very cute, the little ones will love these.

  3. Great little scene with the dino! Adorable! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    Jen Timko