Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Puppy Party!

I found this fire hydrant card idea on Lauren Meader's blog, and case'd it for Henry's 2nd birthday party invitation. Isn't it adorable? I seriously don't know how she comes up with this stuff. If you happen to be in the 2% of stampers who don't frequent her blog already, you really need to start!! ;o)

My changes to her design were slight. I switched to Rose Red paper instead of Ruby Red, because I had more of it. Rose Red was a little too "pink" for my tastes, but it did the trick. I also changed the sentiment to "Let's Party" from the set of the same name by Stampin' Up!. I also drew an oval template by hand to use for the curve at the top of the hydrant. If I had nestabilities, it would have been light years easier but I don't - so I improvised!



And here is the inside of the card. It's a puppy party, thru and thru! I printed these inserts on the computer using the Mufferaw font, and then stamped the little paw print in the middle.


The back of the card is stamped with my favorite, "If you had any idea how long it took me to make this card, you would never throw it away." warning. ;o) lol. It wasn't really hard to make per se, just time consuming. I made 6 in all - 5 invites and one to use as a RAK for my stampin' friend Lesley (SCS: Hoosierstamper). It's totally worth it though. I'm hoping my boys will look back through their scrapbooks some day and get a little warm fuzzy at the thought that I've made all of their birthday invites and birthday cakes, and even some Halloween costumes. Ya know?
Details:
Stamps: CTMH Puppy Love, SU! Let's Party, A Muse narrow oval (at top of hydrant)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (all edges, dog, paw print), Rose Red (on narrow ovals)
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White
Other: Copic markers, White Signo gel pen (SU!), Close to Cocoa SU! Marker (sentiment), Non-SU Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, corner rounder punch, keytag punch, 3/4" circle punch

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12 comments:

Valorie said...

That turned out very cute, Sarah! Love it!

JAR said...

Oh how cute!! I love the puppy chow and hot dog idea!! Darling invite!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is SOOOOOO cute!!! I just love it (: I belong to RAK too (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

Again, this is really cute (:

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Lesly said...

This is adorable! Thank you for sharing.

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMW! Love this. Looks JUST like mine :D Your party idea was so cute!!! It is worth it. Your sons will always see all the love that your poured into celebrating them

Tracy said...

WOW! This is absolutely adorable!

Lorie said...

That is absolutely amazing! You did just great!

Michele Zwart said...

I love the stamp you said is on the back...do you know where you got it? I would love to have it!

Kristine said...

:) CUTE!! I really love cards that are shapes - other than your basic rectangle. Neat idea!! :D

SeattleStamper said...

Now THAT is totally cool! I love that invite, fantasitc work.

Leslie said...

Awesome idea! I love the inside.

 
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