Cupcake Invitations

Nothing makes me quite as happy as a project that involves glitter, so when my friend, Lily, asked me to make some invitations for her daughter’s first birthday I was SO on board.  Their favorite book to read is You Are My Little Cupcake by Amy Sklansky and Lily wanted to theme the party with the illustrations in mind.

 

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I started rooting around in the bottomless pit craft closet…  which led to pillaging the pantry followed up by a trip to Michaels…

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Supplies: Glitter 12×12 paper in peach, Jolee’s Boutique candle stickers, photo mounting squares, heart punches in two sizes (from Michaels), white cardstock, invitation envelopes (from Staples), elmer’s glue, super fine glitter in purple, silver cupcake liners and various scraps of glitter paper left over from THIS project.

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I used my small heart punch to use up the glitter paper scraps to make confetti for inside the cards…

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Snipped the silver foil cupcake liners into four then cut off the bottom section…

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I used some scrap cardboard to cut a template for the cupcakes top the cut out 40 of those bad boys…

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Then came time to decorate the cupcakes, and I mean, that’s really the best part right?

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For the insides I used the larger heart punch then attached the hearts to brads…2013-01-05 21.53.31

and added a yellow liner to the inside…  Of course, I forgot to take a picture of small hole I punched through the yellow and white card stock…  I sent sheets of vellum for her to print out the party details and attach on top of the yellow background with the heart brads.

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The card part was simple, just 8.5×11 inch white cardstock cut down the middle, folded and a little trimming with a corner rounder.

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So what do you think?  They sorta make me hungry….

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DIY Invitations

July 1st was my grandmother’s 75th birthday, so my family and I thought, what better reason to throw a party?  Honestly, it doesn’t usually take very much to spawn our need to make excessive amounts of food, open copious bottles of wine and party on [Wayne].  But for Grandma, we wanted to make it extra special and invite as many of her friends as possible… and send REAL PAPER INVITATIONS VIA THE POSTAL SERVICE.  If that doesn’t say, “I love you, Grandma” I don’t know what does.

I trolled the aisles of Michael’s I finally found inspiration in the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and the Muse glitter open stock paper paper by Recollections.  I had the blue square envelopes in my stash so that inspired the overall shape of the invitation.

{Note: I’m going to mention Martha Stewart products a lot.  I don’t have any special affinity to them in particular, they were just on sale at Michael’s at the time of this project.  I received no perks but… ehem… I wouldn’t mind them… just sayin’.}

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I started by cutting circles out of white cardstock with my Martha Stewart circle cutter (1 per invite), and punching butterflies from the glitter paper (2 per invite).

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Originally I wanted the glitter side of the paper to be the outside of the card, but found out the hard way that it wouldn’t work… see that ugly cracking that happened when I folded it?

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So, after a quick change of plans, I cut each sheet of glitter scrapbook paper (12 x 12) in half, then, with glitter side facing up, folded each side into the center creating two flaps.  Then repeated a bazillion times…  You see that white thing below?  I think it’s some kind of bowl scrapper for baking but it is perfect for smoothing down folds to get a perfect edge.

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After that comes assembling.  I used a glue stick on the backs of the butterflies to affix in the center of the white cardstock circles.  Next, i used photo tabs (the double-sided tape kind) to attach the circle to ONE FLAP ONLY of the card, centering it over the two flaps.  I chose to alternate the butterfly color with the invite color… living on the edge, I know.

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I printed the invitation information on vellum then cut down to size with my Fiskar paper trimmer and rounded the edges with the Martha Stewart punch.

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Next up, I used brads stuck through the remaining butterflies to attach the vellum to the inside in the invitation.  I lucked out and found perfectly matching brads in my scrapbook stash!

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Then into the envelopes and off in the post they went!

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So there you have it!  Easy DIY invitations… now who’s inviting me to a party?

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