So my little girl Kyra is turning one next week and I've been busy crafting my head off for her birthday party. The theme is sunflowers and I've managed to incorporate the theme quite substantially in the entire event. The birthday invitations, decorations, thank-you cards and take away gifts are all embellished with sunflowers. And I couldn't have done it without my Big Shot and some super dies.
This was the invitation card. I kept it fairly simple considering I had to make about 20 of them but I managed to incorporate stamping, embossing and die cutting all into each invitation. The background yellow card is embossed with an ItsyBitsy embossing folder. The green pattern paper is one of my favorites and the sunflowers were created using a Sizzlits flower layer die. I even managed to find brown foam circles for the center from ItsyBitsy. I provided the details like time, place and venue on the reverse side, so the front was dedicatedly sunflowers.
Here's a video of how I made the flowers using my BigShot and a Sizzlits Die
I'm having the party in the front garden of my parents house and I wanted it to be flooded with sunflowers. Now creating them from scratch in the numbers I needed would be too mammoth a task so I need a simple approach. I started with a yellow plastic disposable plate and placed a brown circle in the center. I used brown card stock and a circle framelits die both from ItsyBitsy to create the circle. Once that was glued down, I detailed the petals with a black marker. Fabulous wouldn't you say! I've made about 40 of them, each taking about 2 minutes to create.
Sunflower Thank You Notes
Next I got to work on the Thank You cards which would be attached to the party favors. I used a yellow card stock and added my signature green pattern paper. I placed an ItsyBitsy sunflower on the corner and finished it off with a picket fence embellishment. The 'Thank You' was stamped, not the neatest job, have to say!
I had so much fun bringing this theme to life and I'm still brimming with ideas. The food, the balloons, everything has a potential to be thematic. Let's see how the shingding turns out. Irrespective, it's been a real crafty pleasure!