Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gnarly Birthday Party Invitations

Hi there! So so sorry it's been so long. Busy weekend! So, as you probably already knew, Saturday was World Card Making Day. So, as much as I wish I could, I NEVER have an entire day to devote to crafting! Unless I go away on a crop or something, there is just NO WAY that happens. But, I did want to do **something** on WCMD, so I designed my oldest son's birthday party invitations! I had recently gotten this cool Skater Dude stamp set and die from Papertrey Ink, which is my new "papercrafting guilty pleasure" website! It's a good thing I ordered it, too. because my almost-11-year-old son was very wary about the idea of a themed birthday party....and to be honest, I am not even sure how to plan a non-themed birthday party! LOL. Anyway, once I suggested an X Games theme to him, he was good to go.... but secretly, between you and me, I planned the party for an evening instead of during the day.... Because, Ian has broken his arm TWICE this year, once on a skateboard, and once on a Ripstik. I (quite frankly) don't have the bravery to take seven 10/11 year old boys to the skate park! So, we are going to stick with Tech Decks and Wii skateboarding for the party.... I really can be quite smooth when it comes to redirecting my kids, sometimes! ;) I even found this COOL set of plates and papergoods for the party online! :)

So, I had to take a little direction from Ian on these. I feel like the skateboards are not the right colors.... Anyway, had it been left up to me, they would've matched the background paper a little better! This paper is old from my stash... I think the collection was called "Geo-Hectic," A really fun boy collection! I die cut and stamped the skateboards, and I used the die for the sentiment as well. I used some of the brads that Kara sent me in my SWAP goodie package! I scored and turned the "boards" up on the ends a little so they looked real. I attached them to the card with 3D dots, so they would appear like they had wheels underneath.

I had fun with the wording/font on the interior of the invites, too! :)

Well, I hope you like my invitations! I'll be back soon with this week's colourQ card! :)

xoxox, Noelle

supply list: die & stamps: PTI; brads: K&Company; DP: We R Memory Keepers; solid cardstock & inkpads: SU!

DUST IT OFF!: That DP is pretty old, and those brads ere from Kara's old stash! Go me! :)


Anne Marie said...

This is one rockin' card, Noelle!! I love how you fashioned those little skateboards and that paper is so grungy fab! The inside invite is awesome, too. Everything works so well together! Hugs! :)

Annette said...

this card is so awesome...

Kara said...

love how these boards are popped up on 'wheels'...turning them up on the ends is genius!! makes them so much more realistic!!