Monday, June 24, 2013

Construction Party

I absolutely love this theme! This is my friend, April's, little boy and he just turned 2. She took him to her dad's work to get some pictures of him playing with the machinery and getting dirty with his little dump truck. She sent me like 20 pictures and I had to narrow it down...they were all so cute! So I definitely had to create a layout for an invitation that included multiple pictures. As always I used MDS and I made these 5x7 so that I could make the picutres bigger. I think what really makes these invitations is the font. To me a font can make or break a design and sometimes that is the hardest thing for me. I have my favorite ones that I always seem to gravitate towards, but I knew this one had to be different; and no joke, this was the first one I tried. It's called "Cracked". So cute! I also like the push pins. They really look 3D! I actually found it on a Yahoo image search and it was red. I used the recolor tool to make yellow and black ones and then rotated them so that the shadow was in a different position, creating the illusion that they are pushed in different ways. That program is amazing! The only thing I don't like is how dark the writing is over the grey background, I probably should have used a different color or made the background a little opaque, but you can still read it, so I guess that's okay. It just doesn't stand out like I imagined it would. 

These are little "measuring tape" favors that she included in the kids' treat bags. I was able to buy sheets of label paper off of the place I get all of my work printed. Then I just cut them out with my Coluzzle and stuck them over the Bubble Tape! So easy!

 I will be posting the Thank You's in a few days once I know she's sent them out! It's another Greyson photo bomb and so cute!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Wedding Invitations

I made 210 of these bad boys! It wasn't too bad, though, just a lot of scoring and folding :) Everything was designed on MDS and it folds down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, but opened it is 4 1/4 x 16 1/2. The RSVP and Reception cards were tucked behind the band (I forgot to get a picture) along with an envelope to send the RSVP back. I really liked how they turned out :)