Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Invites: Woodland Picnic Birthday Invitation


Oh, I had fun with these! It's probably accurate to say that my current project is always my favorite project, but these truly may be my favorite birthday invitations to date. I think the envelopes that did it for me!



Call me a control freak (also probably true) but I love being able to design every bit of the invitation. I used a bit of DIY paper tape to close the back flap. I haven't gotten to stamps yet though, you may have noticed.


This is the invitation for Scarlett's third birthday party. Seems I've done little else but plan and put on birthday parties this year, which has been a lot of fun and creatively re-charging. But, I realize I'm going to need to tone some of this down going forward now that it's all times three (girls that is). So I thought I would repurpose a bit from Scarlett's first birthday, which had a woodland friends kind of theme.


Well, I'm reusing the faux bois tablecloth at least! That counts for something I hope. It spun out a bit from there. I have been Pinning woodland picnic ideas, which you can see here, and getting excited about a mix of faux bois and red and white gingham and some graphic flora elements (including what I think of as "German dot flowers" though I don't know why). No fauna this year (except for a surprise visitor we're working on).


My favorite part of this invitation is the inner envelope with rsvp "note." It was inspired by this darling picnic invitation.  It was also lots of fun printing double sided. I need to do it more often. I love the gingham lined outer envelope and the invitation card has a mini gingham on the back.


Now if the weather will just please hold for our picnic! We've had such a warm few weeks but now it is threatening to get seriously Fall. We'll see...

The invitation, and entire party printables set, is available in my Etsy shop.



17 comments:

dana said...

oh these are sweet Anneliese :)

Jess said...

OH my, no wonder you are in love with this project. Those envelopes are perfection!

CBH said...

These are stunning! What sort of printer do you have? Also what sort of paper did you use? Will the templates make it to your etsy store? (sorry for the run of questions.) I just love these, you are SO talented.

Wanting What I Have said...

Oh my! You've done it again! These are darling!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

oh these are so sweet! :) Have a wonderful party!

Anneliese said...

Thanks All! @CBH: I have been printing at FedEx Office--their printers are much better than mine! This is printed on 110 lb Text bright white cardstock. It's got a great heft and a bit of gloss. I have found it's much more economical to buy a ream of the cardstock and take it to the printshop. And yes, i plan to offer these in my Etsy shop in the next week I hope! Thanks

birdie blue said...

absolutely darling in every way. love the scandinavian 'dot flowers'. can't wait for the rest of the party details.

xo
molly

justine said...

loooove the envelopes! what an adorable theme. can't wait to see pics.

The Cottage Mama said...

Great job, as always. You know I love your style! Just wonderful!

Meags Keogh said...

These are truly beautiful....well done.

CrochetBlogger said...

Really love those envelopes. Beautiful!

my pocketbook said...

oh my stinking heck! where have you been all my life? i just found you and i am aghast...with awe and envy. your work is fabulous, your photos are perfect and your style is over the moon! i am fairly new to crocheting (love the best little girl's cloche and have already started making them for my granddaughters)and your patterns are the best i have found. and that ruffle crochet skirt...why i have no words. and the beach dresses...can't wait for that pattern. thank you, thank you for sharing your talents! now i'm off to peruse the rest of your blog!

CBH said...

Thanks for the details Anneliese. My first baby is 4 months old. I can't wait for his first birthday party, getting lots of inspiration right here 

Margot Madison Creative said...

So absolutely adorable! I love the mixture of gingham and wood textures.

Alexis @ persia lou said...

beautiful!! Everything about them is perfect. The stamps even go perfectly!

Tuesday Morning said...

This is so cute and creative! I love your blog! How do you come up with all of your party ideas?

Jayna Rae said...

This are incredibly adorable. I am in love. They incorporate so many of my favorite things.

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