So, the other day when one of the moms at Colin’s school saw the Valentines we made, she complimented them and then said in the sweetest voice, “You must save SO much money by making your own cards!”
Yes, I am laughing with you.
If she only knew, right?
I thought I would share the invites for Colin’s upcoming 5th birthday party.
Yep, he wanted a bowling party. With a Super Mario theme. And momma liked the challenge.
Found a Mario clipart online – one where he was throwing a fireball. But, of course, I replaced it with a bowling ball. The clipart was all the wrong colors so I removed the color in PS from everything but his face and re-colored with Copics. Audrey helped and Colin colored the bowling balls.
And since I am incapable of keeping anything I create simple, I did a fun fold. Which Colin loves.
And the funky fold opens up to reveal the party info.
People also have asked what I am going to do with it. There really is no where in my house that it works. And I decided against having it published and instead think I might auction it off or sell it to raise money for the card drives or something. Not sure yet – I just think the message is a good one and could really make someone smile.
That frame was plain wood. Then white. Then red. Then black. I couldn't decide.
The background is made up of old book pages applied on a chipboard background with Multi Medium and then painted lightly over with Studio white paint.
I die cut a bunch of cardstock hearts with a PaperTrey Ink die and laid them on a craft sheet. Colin then sprayed them heavily with Perfect Pearl Mist and even shook on some more Perfect Pearls. The puddles of shine dried leaving such a cool look on the hearts.
Colin then put a foam dot on the back of each and I placed them within a traced on the background. Team work.
And I loved every minute of creating it. Even if it took a lot of minutes.
Off to watch some TV and plan some of my upcoming classes. Take care!
I have a very purple card to share today. Not sure why I went with purple, but here it is. I used my favorite die cut to create a flap that opens to reveal the message. (The dark purple background is just a solid piece – this doesn't open like a traditional card.)
Lots of Hero Arts love on this baby, huh? Card supplies are listed below. Just click the pictures to find out more.
Also, I have a fun giveaway! This goes to a random past comment – one left by mamichelle! You are the lucky winner of these goodies that Heidi from Simon Says Stamps sent me…
BTW, if you have recently won a prize, I will be shipping this week.
Flowers. And a stem with leaves. You need this set…
And, last but not least… the new Hero Arts Hero Hues Patterned Papers. These are AMAZING. Perfection. Trust me. They are super heavy (heavy enough to make notecards from), white on white side (great for embossing and sanding), tone-on-tone (easy to use) and the colors are delicious (delicious, I tell ya). Trust me. You will love them. I am color-picky and these rock. 12 sheets in a pack… check out the rainbow HERE…
Great stuff, huh?
Remember to use discount code hero10 for 10% off your entire order HERE through February 22.
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