Monday, February 8, 2010

Ballerina Tutu Invitation

This frothy pink invitation told guests we would have tutu much fun at Emma's fourth birthday party.

To make a tutu invitation, I searched Microsoft Word for a piece of clip art with a tutu. When I found one I liked, I imported it into my document and edited away everything but the leotard. I re-sized the leotard and placed a text box on the bodice with party details. I printed the invitations on pink card stock and cut out the leotards. I punched two holes in the bottom of each leotard. Then I made a tulle bow, securing it to the front of the invitation with a length of ribbon threaded through the two holes and pulled taut. A second tulle bow tied to the back with a pretty bow completed the tutu. And a strand of adhesive pearls at the neckline added a final feminine detail. (Scrapbook paper, rolls of 6-inch wide tulle and pearl embellishments from Michael's.)

Emma's party was full of giggles and twirls, so come back each day for all the ballerina fun!

I'm linking this post to Today's Creative Blog

114 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh my word! i have to steal this from you lol !! too lovely!

Jeanette said...

Oh my stars! Just too cute. You are just the most creative party person.

Patsy said...

This is so, cute, how did you mail them? Or maybe, they were hand delivered. I hope the latter. Nice job. Love your site..Wish my girls were small again. But enjoying your ideas for my two granddaughters. Thanks for sharing

Sheila Irish said...

What beautiful invitations! I love your idea and am off to Google some Tutu clipart....Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I will be (im)patiently waiting to read more posts about your Daughter's Fourth Birthday Party....=)

Auntie Cake said...

You are a girl after my own heart. I love making adorable invitations for parties, and this one is the best. Great job, can't wait to see what else you have to share with us. I know the girls had a special time at the party!
Kate

Shell in your Pocket said...

That is just too too sweet!
sandy toe

A Southern Sanctuary said...

You've outdone yourself! This is so adorable. Can't wait to see the rest of the party!

You are so creative. I love your blog and check it often. Loved the slumber party too.

Rach said...

Oh this is going to be good! I love the invitation!

Stacia said...

can't wait to see more!!

Anonymous said...

the invitation is just darling......look forward to seeing more of the party!

Debra

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Tutu cute! (sorry) It is just adorable! Can't wait to see the rest of the party.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just precious, Melissa!

XO,

Sheila :-)

my craft and art creations said...

What beautiful invitations!
fantastic!!!!
well done!!!

Sue Sparks said...

You are so talented and creative! Can't wait to see the party! :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Beyond perfection! How cute is that?

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Erika said...

OMG!!!!! I love these invitations! but how did you mail these? And what was the wording that you used?? You are the best!! Thank you Erika

julie said...

how perfect! i might have to copy! cant wait to see more!

Debbie said...

I just love this! The detail is wonderful, and I can only imagine the excitement for all the little girls receiving one. Precious!

Catherine said...

I love the ballerina birthday series! Would you mind if I use your photo in my Saturday link post if it's attributed to you? I'm going to link to your posts about the invitation and tututorial and party because I thought they were such great ideas, and I think people would certainly click over if they saw the invitation! Let me know if that's ok with you - my email is chgillespie at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Tara said...

I LOVE these!! My daughter, the ballerina, would LOVE these!! I'm posting a link to this on my blog tomorrow. Stop by and check it out if you wish.

3 Peanuts said...

This is so incredible!!! I would love to be able to make these for my daughter's 4th bday. SO cute!!!

Jennie Bender said...

Love!

Erin said...

Hi, I am in the process of stealing your idea and doing these invitations for my 3 year old's party at a dance gallery. Could you email me a message on a few more specifics, ie: how you made the bow, what tulle you used, (nylon? it seems softer, more poofier), how long your length of 6 inch tulle was? I would so appreciate it. lulumuldoon@hotmail.com

Erin

alexes guerrero said...

I would like to do the same thing but I am having trouble finding the tutu clipart. Can u please email me the same invitation u used or direct me to the email u found the exact leotard . Can u also specify how u made the bow and stuff. Please. I am in need to find how to make this invitations. They r soo cute and everyone would b soo jealous.my email is alexesguerrero04@aoldotcom

camillesmommy said...

I am also having trouble with the clip art and editing it. Please email me at bellaboutique@mail.com any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable! I am planning a similar party for my 5 year old. If you are willing to share your invitation template, I would appreciate it! carrieslagle@comcast.net

Carrie Slagle
Pearland, TX

Anonymous said...

Can you please email me the template. I found it so adorable and would love to use it for my granddaughter. Thanks!
Rosey603@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are so cute. Your are creative and talented. If you would not mind I would love the template as well. That is so nice that you share like that. You can email it to kac003@hotmail.com

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hoping this isnt a long shot. I just came upon your blog. I am throwing a ballerina b-day for my almost three yr old next week. I would love the template for the tulle bow ect if you wouldnt mind sharing it!
Thanks
daisychick22@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is just too amazingly beautiful for words!!!!!!!!!! I need this for my daughter, please email me the details, clipart, ect at themakeuplady7@yahoo.com. Keep up the exquisite work! :)

Thanks in advance!

Lily said...

I have a friend who makes really nice cards like those but she was having some problem with her job so I asked her what was happening and she told that she wanted that her husband took the cheap viagra so it was affecting her job.

Estamarie said...

This invitation is beautiful, perfect for my first daughters Princess Tutu party. Would you be able to e-mail specifics please? Again, this is gorgeous and you are extremely talented! Please e-mail at EstamarieCastelli@gmail.com Thanks again!

Nicole said...

Absolutely adorable! If it's not too much trouble, would you mind emailing me the specifics on how you made the tulle bow with the ribbon? Thanks!
marlaandalbert@hotmail.com

wilsonsink said...

This is beautiful...I love your blog....if you have the time would you be so kind to send me the steps on the tutu...the length and how you connected it...thank you so much...creationsbymichelle@live.com

emiko said...

What a wonderful idea! I am also interested in making this invitation. If you have specific instructions on how to (I know you have a general outline posted), please send my way: emikokase@gmail.com. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! How did you mail these? Thanks so much for sharing your idea! joanngolla@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm confused how to tie the tulle onto the invitation? Can you please explain this more for me? Also how did you mail these?

Thanks again for posting this adorable invitation!

LP17 said...

Hello! I would love a copy of the template, too (and the type of tulle you used)! I'm not very creative so if this is something that you do on the side please let me know because I'd love for you to do these for my little girls party in a few months. Very very cute.

laurenwoods17@gmail.com

Kim said...

These are adorable. Would you please share with me more detail on how you made the bow(type of tulle, length and how to attach it)? I would love to make something with that bow for my daughter's 1st birthday next month.
simplyroyal16@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!

Nini said...

I came across your blog when searching for ideas for my daughter's ballerina party. This invitation is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the other details of the party. Would you mind sharing the template for the invitation? my email is jlinkous1@comcast.net. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ideas!

fabi said...

Hi my name is fabi! I loved your ballerina tutu invitation! Im trying to do for my daughter 2nd birthday, but I'm having a hard time find the clipart! Can you send me a copy of the one you used! And if possible can you send me specific instructions in how to make it the bow, where exactly should I punch the holes? Center or corner?. I hope you could help me. Thank you

fabi said...

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this invite. Would it be possible to get the template to make it for my daughter's 3rd birthday party next month. Please, please email to : petromed@gmail.com
Thank you so much,
Jerissa

tutufantasy said...

These are really adorable.Your are creative and talented.I need this for my daughter next b'day( Marh 5th 2011)and I am also having trouble with the clip art and editing it. If you are willing to share your invitation template, I would appreciate it! rajani.prak@gmail.com

Thanks
Rajani

Anonymous said...

These are really adorable.Your are creative and talented.I need this for my daughter next b'day( Marh 5th 2011)and I am also having trouble with the clip art and editing it. If you are willing to share your invitation template, I would appreciate it! rajani.prak@gmail.com

Thanks
Rajani

Anonymous said...

These are so adorable would very much appreciate it if someone could please send me the template and tulle bow details thanks
nat-87@hotmail.co.uk

Melissa Lester said...

Ladies, I apologize for not responding to your questions. I had not visited this post since late February and was surprised to discover 20 more comments today!

Angeline said...

I came across your blog when searching for ideas for my daughter's ballerina party. This invitation is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the other details of the party. Would you mind sharing the template for the invitation? my email is angeline.stanley@gmail.com
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ideas!

3 Peanuts said...

These are stunning!!! Like everyone else who has commented here..... I would LOVE to make these for my daughter's upcoming ballerina party. I found your party last year and commented on it but I have never found the specific link or instructions for this template. I feel bad asking but if you have some more information that is easy to pass on, I would love it.

khswales@comcast.net

Thank you so much. You have made such beautiful parties for your children. I also LOVE the aprons you made for the cupcake party!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable. You are very talented! My baby is turning 1 in July and I would love to make these. If you have an email that you are sending everyone with the details and the clip art I would love if you would send it to me as well. Thank you for sharing. Jeanice00@Hotmail.com

Francesca said...

WOW! I have never seen a prettier invite! My daughter's turning 6 on 15 May 2011 and I'm planning a ballerina themed party. I would LOVE to copy this design. I'm sure the little guests would be thrilled to receive a ballerina tutu invitation! You're sooo creative!! Glad I stumbled upon your site! :-) Francesca

brenda said...

WOW! this is the most beutiful invite I've ever seen, but I am having alittle trouble finding the clip art for it if you don't mind sharing the one you used please email me at bre.aguilar@gmail.com I really would appreciated Thank you

Anonymous said...

I loveeeee this invitation and would love to create them for my daughters birthday i am also having a hard time finding the clipart that i could edit away everything.. If u can please send me the templete i would really appreciate it..preciousmaddie1@yahoo.com Thank you

Kingdom Kreations said...

I would greatly appreciate if you could email me the specific leotard clip art that you used as well as supplies. Thanks
kangelia.baxter@gmail.com

Eva Rangel said...

I would greatly appreciate if you could email me supplies needed and specifics on this invitation. I am planning a baby shower for my sister in law and this invitation would be perfect. Email: evarangel2009@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Eva

kristy n said...

Hey! Love your work. Just found your page. I was wondering how did you put the tutu onto the invitation ? Do you have a video tutorial? Also can you send me the clip art? Thanks
Ktnguyen85@gmail.com

DSF said...

Yes I would also love a copy of the details about the bow and how to attach it.
dbarbera6@bigpond.com
Beautiful Invites!

Karen said...

I am giving a baby shower and would love to use this invitation. Can you please provide the template and the details on how to put the tutu on? Thank you so much. Please send to kgoode7@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

Do you mind sharing the following and if another mother copies this idea?? :-)

How did you do the tulle bows and how did you keep them on...these are GREAT!!!!!

kelly said...

Love this. Would love more details!! Would you mind sharing more specific instructions, templates or clipart?? kelylynn1@yahoo.com thank you!!

drew carson said...

I LOVE this. I am really wanting to make this soon for my daughter's6th birthday. I am not an expert crafter, so the directions on how the tulle is done just doesn't make sense to me. If you could please find the time to give me more direction I would really appreciate it. I am so looking at your site for further ideas.
God Bless.
sdc2833@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Omg, I am going to be a follower and ask you to please send me the clip art and exactly how you put the tulle on and the bow.these are precious! I am trying to make them for my 4 yoa daughters first dance recital.
My email is tandlworth@cox.net
You have really outdone yourself!!! Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Could you please email me the clipart you used. My email is PRSCTHM@AOL.COM I am having a really tough time finding them. Thanks a million. Beautiful work!

skye said...

I love these and would love to make them for my friends shower invitations. Can you please send me the word clip art info? I cannot find the clip art to edit! Thank you in advance!! skyemprice@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I love these so much, I've gotten the invitation made, but am having a really hard time figuring out how to put the tulle on. Could you post on here or send me email tlcox4@gmail.com with further instructions on how it's done. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I will pay for the templet pls send info or video lol to texasbutterfly1975@yahoo.com thanks again

Anonymous said...

I would like to make the invitation for my daughter but i am unable to find the template.if you can could you please email me the template.i have looked on microsoft word as well as the internet but could not find one.thank you. My email is soteria_ioannou@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi just like all the others could u please send me the template.. I did just as you said for the tutu's and they are amazing just need the paper template .
thanks
amymuszynski@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HI!! sooooo cute!! could you please send me the template?? I cannot wait to start making these precious little invites!
michal710@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really love this invite and would like to use your idea for my daughter's upcoming birthday. I was wondering if you could email me how exactly you made the tulle ow and how it was attached with ribbon. Thanks very much!!
My e-mail is shirleybeebe@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

This template will work with some small editing..
http://www.allaboutdance.com/contests/LeotardTemplateEntryForm.pdf

Diana said...

I would love to get the template for this, too! Wanting to use for a baby shower invitation. dianaraebell@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!
~Diana

Anonymous said...

Hi , absolutely beautiful invitations. Please could you email me exactly how you made the tulle now etc (specifications as in length and step by step instructions). I'm making this invitation for my daughters upcoming birthday party in August. My email addy: carladasilva83@yahoo.com. Thanks :)

Bob McNelis said...

I am also currently trying to make these invites, can you point me to directions or a video on the tulle tutu part. Having a hard time figuring that part out.

Bobmc775@gmail.com
Saohearn@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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niza said...

hi, this is cute. like to make these. can u email me the template for this?love it...planning to make something like this for my daughter's party...

email
ratzniza.mohamedrahim@gmail.com

thanks

niza said...

hi, this is cute. like to make these. can u email me the template for this?love it...planning to make something like this for my daughter's party...

email
ratzniza.mohamedrahim@gmail.com

thanks

Margaret UY said...

hi melissa... truelly divine preparation... can u send me a copy of your invitation template too... margaret.alforque@gmail.com... pls! pls.... thank you so much...

KG said...

I am also currently trying to make these invites, can you point me to directions or a video on the tulle tutu part. Having a hard time figuring that part out. PLEASE!! THANK YOU!!
krystlegervais@gmail.com
Thank you!

j mock designs said...

This is so cute. I know it has been a while since you posted it. I would love to use it for invites to my niece's ballerina recital. Do you have directions and template that you would love to share? mockjy@gmail.com
Thank you so much.

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Anonymous said...

Just adorable!! Could you email me more specifics as well? Do you already have an editable Leotard that you could share? Thanks so much! Brenda brenda@exhibitguru.com

Anonymous said...

i absolutely LUV LUV LUV this invitation! I am up against the wall on getting some invitations for a baby shower out in a few days, would you be so kind as to share the template and directions on how you attached the tule through the two holes on the bottom please? I would be so grateful! Thank you so much!
davisfinal4@gmail.com

Yu Mot said...

I absolutely love your tutu invitations, they are adorable! Would you please share the template of the invitations I would love to use them for my daughter'daughter 1st birthday party. Ydelacruz23@aol.com
Thank you so much in advance

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Absolutely divine creation!!!! Would greatly appreciate the leotard template and a how to on the tutu please!!!! Yayal0vesy0u@yahoo.com

tia said...

i love your invitation could you email me the leotard templete and how u did the tulle bows these would be perfect for my daughters 3rd birthday thank you! email:treyjake1211@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

I love this invitation and would like to make some for my baby's birthday party. Could you send me the tutu bodysuit template you used? Could you also give me a bit more detail on how you attached the tulle to the card? Please e-mail me at gigglyj@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Mallory said...

Hi, could you please explain how you added the ribbon/bow? Thank you. mallory_williamson18@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi. Could you possibly help me with the tulle. As far the length, type &where do you punch the holes. I really appreciate it. Claudiamolinafarmers@gmail.com


They are so adorable!

jessicasdolcevita said...

These invites are beyond beautiful and so creative. i'm not sure if you are emailing the template but if you are I would love to receive it as well. I am planning my Goddaughter's birthday party in may and these would be perfect. Thank you in advance. email: misstorres13@aol.com

Neds said...

HI,
I'm not sure if you are sharing a template and further instructions on tying the tulle etc. But if you are I would love a copy of the template and any other helpful instructions if you don't mind. Thanks in advance. They are just lovely. my email is nereda@mail.com

Unknown said...

Wowwwww, it's so pretty, i would like to do it for my daughter's party too, could you send the template at my emai, please, please, pleaseeeeeee!!;-)
simonagargiulo@gmail.com

kisses
Simona...from Italy

Cassie said...

Hello,
I love this blog, thank you for all of the creative ideas you share. I am trying to duplicate the tutu invitation but I cannot create the leotard siloutte. May I have the template please. I would greatly appreicte it. Thank you
cgz@vritx.com

Lisa Stringer said...

Hi,
first of all these are absolutely adorabele. I too am trying to make these for my grand diva's 6th birthday. Can you please email me the tutu template? Thank you for all the creative ideas.

lshannonstringer@gmail.com

Bizzie said...

Love it! Since others have asked... can you email me the tutu template?
BizzieBaker@gmail.com

Thanks!

shavon said...

I absolutely love this invitation. Can u please please please email me the template?
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Anonymous said...

Love it! Can you please send me the details on how to make the tulle bow. norma99rod@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Arisbel Rivas said...

I love it. I'm trying to surprise my sister with the invitations for my niece's 1st birthday party. Con you please email me the template?
labella4u@hotmail.com
Thank You in advance.

Julie said...

I'd love to know how to do the tulle bow and attach it. Very many thanks. Specialpeople@sky.com

Kemberlly Souza said...

These are so adorable would very much appreciate it if someone could please send me the template and tulle bow details thanks souzakemberlly@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

Could I get the tutu template and detail on making the tulle bow? Thanks so much! Excited to make these. tiffy0804@hotmail.com

Irma Augustus said...

I am giving my sister in law a baby shower and would love to use this invitation. Can you please provide the template and the details on how to put the tutu on? Thank you so much. IrmaNovella@gmail.com

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my email is qaisersid@yahoo.

Anonymous said...

I love the tutu, can you send me the template please keisha.thompson@regus.com
Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

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Can I please get a copy of the template and a detailed description of the instructions.
Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

Hello I have a question are you still making these. I would love to order some! Vanweaver40@gmail.com. thanks for your time

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