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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Balloons & Stars

My middle son is turning 9 on the 21st of Feb, and every year I usually start thinking about his birthday party straight after Christmas and New Years. This year is no different, and the first thing I usually get started on are the invites. As his birthday is very early in the year, literally less than three weeks after School starts. This means that I have to have his invites ready before School starts back, which doesn't give me a lot of time. Picking the theme is usually the hardest task as he is very particular about things (fussy) and not usually very good at making quick decisions. I've been asking him to decide on a theme for his birthday and after a week of indecision, I decided to help him out.  I have realised by now that he is a visual and a tactile person, he can connect to things better when he can see it, feel and touch it, rather than to be just told of a concept. I had few ideas in mind and I decided to make him three sample invites that he can choose from, this worked really well as he was able decide very quickly the one that he liked the most and we decided to go with the one he chose and base the birthday around that theme. Here are two that did't quite make the cut, but given that I put a lot of work into it, and quite happy with the way both turned out, thought it would be a good idea to blog about it still. You have to wait a few week to see the actual invite as I want his guest to be the one to see it first, before everyone in the blogasphere. I will publish it few days after the invites are sent out.

The first sample is a shaker card, using the Bolloon Adventure bundle and
Party Animal Designer Series Paper from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue. Card base in Dapper Denim and I also used Dapper Denim in the balloon dies. The yellow cardstock inside is Crushed Curry.

Inside the card, I used the same balloon adventure die, but I made it pop out instead. I hind side I perhaps should have spread it out a little bit more so that it looks a little bit more flush when you open it. But because it was a sample card, I din't worry too much about it.

The second sample card I made was using the Birthday Blast Bundle, staying with the same colour combination as above - Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry. I also used the Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelit Dies to get the number 9 and the birthday banner. This card is much easier to make than the above but still makes quite an impact. It makes a great birthday card, and I think while it din't make the cut as an invite, I think I will keep this one away to give to him as his birthday card.

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