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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Guest Designer!! Decorate to Celebrate!

Good morning!! Today I am so excited to be doing a post as Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate! If you have never been to the DTC blog, please stop by & check it out! Amazing ideas & tons of inspiration over there! :)

This month at DTC, there is a HUGE birthday celebration going on! This month is Rhonda's bday & next month is Amy's! SO they have decided to celebrate all month long with guest designers, blog hops & many more exciting events!

With this being a Birthday Celebration, I decided to start on my Mom's birthday invitations! She is turning 60 on Dec 17th so we are throwing a big party for her here at my house! How exciting!! So this week I will be showing you the invitations & some "place setting" cards! Next week, I will be doing the party favors & some decorations, so be sure to come back for that!

Here are the invitations...
I printed out the wording on the computer & then ran it through my Big Shot with the "Gracie O's" embossing folder..I honestly can not believe it came out so well!! LOL! Everything fit perfectly! And on the first try! :) I inked the edges and then cut some butterflies with my Butterfly Embosslit from Stampin Up! I just had to use purple since it is Mom's favorite color too! Like Mother, like Daughter...we both LOVE purple!! I layered some of the butterflies and added some rhinestones to their middles and some to the "breaks" between the wording. And then added some Stickles to the edges of the wings! Here is a close-up of the invitation....
 Since we will be having so many people here, it won't be a sit down dinner but instead a "light dinner" or appetizers. SO instead of making place cards for everyone, I am making food place cards (??) Little signs that will be placed in front of the food so everyone knows what everything is! Maybe I should say "food labels"?? Hmm...not too sure but you get the idea!

Not completely sure what we will be serving so I just made up a sample card to show....
I used all the same techniques as I did in the invitation because of course, everything has to coordinate! :)

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Amy & Rhonda for letting me be a Guest Designer today & I hope you enjoyed the projects! Come on back next Wed the 16th for the rest of the party decorations! :) And be sure to stop in at DTC all month for some wonderful birthday ideas!!

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

12 comments:

Natasha said...

What beautiful invitations!! I'm sure the party will be fab-u-lous!!!

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Awesome job on the invites, Laura!! I love the purple butterflies -- the invites are just gorgeous!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Tammy said...

I am guessing this is not a surprise party LOL Looks great my friend, you do fabulous work

Tammy

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful invites love them. thank you for celebrating with us on our month long birthday celebration at decorate to celebrate.

kahurst said...

Beauiful! Your Mom will love them!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful invites!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like all things Butterlfies including yours.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...
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Sweet Creations said...

Love the butterfly's Great job they look sooo good. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Apologize for the confusing comment made earlier. I like the colors & the Butterflies and creativity you put into the place cards & the entire party celebration. Keep up the good work.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Laura, WOW this invitation is just beautiful and love the butterflies!! Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer over at Decorate to Celebrate!! I'm now a new follower and look forward to all your other projects!!
Hugs,
Norma

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love the invites. In fact, I'm trying to find the embossing folder that you used. Great job!. Thanks for linking at DTC.

Christel
DTC Guest Designer
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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