Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Birthday Craft Fair Invitation



"Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play." ~ Henri Matisse


 
Consider this your invitation to a lovely series of posts from Mary Ashley's recent birthday party. I loved making pot holders when I was her age, so last summer I bought her a kit with a loom and loops. This "gateway craft" opened a whole new world to our sweet girl, and Mary Ashley has since been eager to take on all kinds of projects. In the past few months she has tried scrapbooking, jewelry making and counted cross-stitch. She has shown such creative talent already, and we are both excited that we share this passion.

 
 

 


To celebrate her 9th birthday, we invited a few friends to join us for Mary Ashley's Birthday Craft Fair. We shared a lovely afternoon of lunch and crafts, and I can't wait to show you how our day unfolded.



 


Pretty, shabby chic invitations set the tone for our party. I designed these invitations with digital papers by SunshineLemons. I added dimension to the invitations by securing hand-cut frames and bunting with pop dots. Delicate paper roses from Michaels added the finishing touch to this feminine design.



 


Mary Ashley hand-delivered each invitation wrapped in a heart-shaped doily folded into an envelope, tied with ribbon, and finished off with a name tag punched like a button. You are invited to stop in each day for creative inspiration from Mary Ashley's Birthday Craft Fair. We have so many ideas to share!




"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted." ~ George Kneller
 


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, how wonderful! What a beautiful invitation! Can´t wait until next post ;-)
You are so creative..they could not have a better mum!
Mariel

Heather L. said...

What a beautiful invitation! My 9 year old also loves crafting, just like her mom. I can't wait to see all of your creative ideas for this party!

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

This is beautiful -- I just picked up those same roses yesterday, and hadn't decided how to use them, I am so inspired!

Rach said...

Ohh! Fun!

craftmom said...

I can't wait to see everything about this party. I think this might be a party idea that my daughter would like too.

Becky W said...

Oh I can't wait!!!!!! This sounds like so much fun!!!!

Lara said...

Hi! How creative!
Can you show me how do you wrap the heartshaped doily into an envelope?

Thanks!

Melissa Lester said...

Lara, I would be happy to. I will take some photos and share the how-to in an upcoming post.

Lara said...

Thank you so much! I look forward to see...

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