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Toadstool Invitations

The party invitations went out this week for my girls’ 8th birthday party.  I wanted to make them homemade…. and I wanted to keep them simple.

A bowl was my best friend for this project.  I used it to trace the toadstool cap.  Then I drew the bottom of the toadstool free hand.  Once I had one template, I used it to trace the rest.

I used inexpensive red, kraft and white colored cardstock.  I used my 7/8 inch circle punch for the white dots, but white round price tag stickers from the grocery store would have worked just as well.  The girls punched and glued all the dots on the red mushroom tops.  I try to get them involved in my project whenever possible, especially when it’s for them.

I wanted to print the invitation directly onto the kraft cardstock.  But guess what?  My printer must hate cardstock.  The pieces came out streaked.

So I printed on vellum…. which was one more piece to trace and cut, but at least it wasn’t streaked.

I love “Little Days Font.”  It’s my “go to” font for many invitations.

I love little red brads too.  Which is what I use in the corner of the mushroom to attach it all together.

And last but not least, I purchased wonderful green American Crafts envelopes (on a 40% off coupon at Roberts of course.)  And in the end, these invitations were very inexpensive.

I tried to use these sweet little Martha Stewart stickers on the cards… but they just didn’t look right.  Darn, I guess I’ll have to find some other use for them….

Now it’s time for creating the rest of the party…  I’ve got some fun projects in the works.  I can hardly wait.

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