I am working on Chandler’s 7th (gasp) birthday party. It’s a Lego theme. 🙂 No surprise there. So after playing and having a ton of “waste my time” time on Pinterest (what?! You don’t know what I am talking about?! You must find out what this amazing, awesome, place is, like yesterday!) I found some ideas for his party. Here’s my board, you can find some ideas here, need an invite (It’s invite only), leave a comment. I’ll hook you up. Melissa on Pinterest
Card-stock in kiddo’s favorite color or Lego colors (yellow, red, blue)
2″ diameter circle cutter or circut
Black thin Sharpie
Foam Adhesive circles
Double sided tape
Chandler’s invite is a 5×5 inch square of card-stock (scrapbook paper I had laying around, in yellow). I snapped a photo, and edited it in a graphics program (Fireworks CS3). He’s holding a Lego Base Plate with Legos around and the number 7 in the center (Thank you Pinterest). I played with the photo, composition and how I wanted it to look. I shot him on the patio and I was up on a chair. I knew I needed the shot to crop to 4×4″ square. I think I took 25 shots. I did my editing magic making him black and white and keeping the Lego 7 in color. Sent to Costco, had them printed on 4×6, and then cut them down to size. Then I used some double sided tape to attach. This was the easy part. I added “Chandler is” to the top since I figured, I should make it a bit more obvious. 😉
I bought some Foam Adhesive Circles at Michael’s to give the Lego Stud 3D effect.
I also bought a 2″ diameter circle punch to cut out 70+ circles. Much easier and worth the $8-10! If you have a Circut, then you could use that I am sure. I just don’t have one, yet. LOL. You can see above how the back part of the invite is done.
I added a map that I had drew in my graphics program, that included the address of the location as well as my cell if they get lost.
Last but not least, I had some orange envelopes from a previous b-day invite, so I used those. Nice and bright and it set the tone perfectly. Chandler loved his invites. And I loved the photo so much I had Costco print an 8×8″ print that I am going to frame for his party. And yes, I am giving myself a pat on the back. 🙂