“Glitter is in the Air” for this fabulous Californian Sweet Sixteen 🙂 I’m so excited to be doing these invitations for Chloe’s sweet sixteen party. She loves gold and glitter – and with the theme of “Glitter in the Air” for her party, what better way to make a statement to her guests than by having these fab gold invitation boxes decorated with glitzy designs? This was a great opportunity to put the Cameo machine to the test by using double sided adhesive sheets to cut out custom-designed flourishes as well as her initial “C” – and then embellished the adhesive cut outs in gold glitter and sealed them with a lacquer. I added touches of gold luxe metallic ribbons and a few little Swarovski crystals. Below are two different designs that I did as samples for her party invitations.
Chloe’s unique style allows the most glamorous boxed invitations I have done so far! I can’t wait to do the rest of her party event stationery and get these shipped out to her guests 🙂
I created these surprise party invitations for my future father-in-law’s 65th birthday. A couple photos didn’t come out very clear, but I no longer have them in my possession to take addition photos. I wanted to show you how you can make a very simple pop up card.
I didn’t do much drawing or serious x-acto knife work here, and the pop up itself is very simple. It is an L shaped pop-up mechanism that creates a step coming out of the page. I created the balloons on the front cover, and many of the embellishments on the inside, on my own. This was mainly because I was too cheap to buy the already made scrap-booking birthday party embellishments by Jolee, and so I took a picture of the ones I liked on my phone in the store, and then used them as inspiration to make my own versions at home.
The pop-up balloons in the center are simply cut out using scissors and drawing the shape of a balloon and I added tiny strips of ribbon for the balloon strings. And as always, I hand wrote all the text in the card.
If you don’t have the time or patience to create your own embellishments, you can easily make these exact invitations by purchasing some ready-made scrapbooking party stickers, using some pinking shears for a little pizzazz or any other paper punching device to make the paper look pretty, and a couple sheets of paper. I’ll show you soon how to make the L shaped (as well as a V shaped) pop up card and how you can easily decorate a pop-up that will make any occasion fun and special.