Sweet Adele is 4!

There’s this sweet girl I know and she just turned 4.  Her awesome momma threw her a spa party and darn it if it wasn’t the cutest thing ever.  Boys were not invited much to the chagrin of the numerous brothers represented by the attendees.  We soaked the girls feet and painted their nails.  Then they got to paint a picture frame and eat cake.  Pretty simple and LOTS of fun!

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I had the pleasure of helping with the invitations.  We took to Pinterest and found some great spa themed ideas.  We chose a sleeping mask shape embellished with a butterfly (the birthday girl’s favorite).  Adele picked out the paper and colors and her momma and I put them together.

Adele03The date, time and address details were hidden under the butterfly’s wings.

Adele01We put the RSVP request on little jewelry tags by hand and tied them on.

Adele02I used my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio (designer edition) software to place every element.  To make attaching the butterfly to the rest of the invitation easier I put in some small circles on the butterfly and on the plain text layer of paper before cutting the shapes out which lined up perfectly later when assembling.  That way we didn’t need to try and hole punch or use a needle for threading the embroidery floss through.

Christmas is just around the corner (as if you needed the reminder).  It’s time to get crafty!  What are you working on for the Holidays?

A Week Of Cards

Hello friends! I’ve been making quite a few special cards over the last few weeks so this week I thought we would spend the week looking them over.

First card I’d like to start off with is a special card I made for my husband’s work. One of his volunteers was “retiring” from the committee and he asked if I would make a card to invite her to the little gathering we would be having in her honor. As I thought about her and how many years we’ve worked with her I realized how many trips we’ve been on with her… And mostly to the south funnily enough. A theme quickly came together and I had fun using some dingbat fonts I had been collecting. Then using my Silhouette Cameo’s print and cut function I made the arrow and used some adhesive foam squares to give it some dimension. I’m very pleased with the end result and it speaks to our youth group vibe fairly well.

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Stay tuned for more card making inspiration this week!