Back in January I started planning a Spring party for our Miss Manners girls. Between my schedule and Nancy's, we were finally able to find a date that worked for both of us. With the party falling in the middle of April, I had plenty of time to plan. I decided on a "kite" theme.
Gerald loves to fly kites. Before we had kids, he'd fly a kite. Even now, when the kids don't want to, he'll go out on a breezy day and put one in the air. It doesn't take long for the kids to wander outside to help!
I wanted a very light and airy color scheme, so I went with this pale sky blue for the card.
I began by cutting an 8.5" x 11" piece of white card stock in half across the middle for the card base.
Next I cut the blue piece for the front. I usually like them smaller that the base card, so I cut it to measure 4" x 5.25".
Next, I cut out my clouds. I used "Cute Clouds" by Paper Smoochies. Here's the link to Amazon where you can get them.
I arranged them on the blue piece so it looked like they were floating.
I set aside the cloud cuts. I actually attached them to the cards and envelopes for a little more color.
I had this stamp made on Etsy and I use it to let people know that I hand made each invitation. I go ahead and stamp them before folding. It's easier that way.
I used "Kite Set with Bows" by Impression Obsession to cut out my kites. I found the best price for this set on eBay. Here it is. I used several different colors so I could mix and match my kites.
I took a few minutes to lay them out and mix colors before assembling.
I assembled the kite then attached the string before adhering the kite to the blue piece of card stock.
The bows were tedious! I finally figured out I needed to slide them across a glue stick.
The bows hold down the string nicely.
I like to work on one component at a time. Just works for me and seems to be faster than completing one complete card at a time.
Next I used black ink and a stamp that came in one of my Stampin' Up kits.
I applied it to the front of the blue piece.
The black really looked neat.
I used dimensional stickers to attach the blue card to the white card base.
This made it look like it was floating.
I took a cue from Mary Poppins for my invitation. I printed these on my computer and cut them to size. I then adhered some of the clouds to the inside.
I made a little more than two dozen of these since I was inviting Little Miss Manners girls and the older girls from Miss Manners.
I usually hand deliver the invites to our big Halloween party to save money, but for Miss Manners and birthday invitations, I always mail them. Children love getting mail!
Now that you've received your "invitation" to the party, I hope you'll be back tomorrow to see the tablescapes!
I'm so glad you stopped by my neck of the woods!
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