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...