August 23, 2011

Cake Making Party Birthday Invite

My daughter's birthday is coming up. She'll be 9 next month *sniff sniff*. I won't get all mushy gushy on you but I do want to show you the super cute birthday invite I made for her. She wanted to have a cake making party & sleepover with two of her best friends. The cake making part is easy because my sister decorates cakes. So she's going to come over & do a little demonstration and help the girls decorate mini-cakes. I knew I wanted to make some kind of invite that had a cake on it. So I thought up this card idea & then made a template to go with it. I'm not going to spend a lot of time explaining how I did it but rather just show you the pics of the process. So here goes.

Here's the printed finished card. Just so you have an idea of where I'm going here.
I guess it's more of a cupcake rather then a cake. But hey, it's still cute!
Here's the .jpg version of the card.
I used the kit It's My Birthday by Julie Bullock Designs.
It's a super cute kit with LOTS of goodies in it and it was perfect for making this card for my daughter.
 I printed the basic layers each on their own. Here's the cupcake liner .jpg image.
 Then the background paper.
 Then the cupcake/frosting layer with the text & decorations.
I was able to print 2 on each sheet of 8.5x11 paper.  
 I cut the layers out.
 Glued the sides and bottom of the cupcake liner paper to the card. My daughter helped me. Actually she did most of the cutting & gluing. She was so excited about these invites.
 We glued a pink ribbon on the top & then all you have to do is slide the cupcake/icing layer into the liner and you are good to go. You could easily just make this as a flattened image and print it out but I wanted something that you could touch & feel & play with a bit. I thought it might be a little bit more fun for the girls.
Plus my daughter really enjoyed working on them with me.....always a plus!
 So here's the template for you to play with. It's super simple but still fun!
Just click on the image to download.

And if you aren't a digital scrapbooker you could also easily use this template with your traditional scrapbooking supplies. Just print out the .png layers individually and trace them over your scrapbook paper.

If you make an invite please share it with me. I would love to see it.

After her party I'll come back & share more pics with you . I'm sure I'll get a lot of fun ones. Plus I might make some other hybrid goodies that I'll just have to share with you!

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