Saturday, June 12, 2010

Custom Dora Candyland Invitations

Hello! How is everyone's weekend going? So far mine is good! I got out of work early yesterday, which I am not used to yet, I usually work until 10pm, so that was a treat! In fact, since so many of the girls at work are going to summer school and can only close, I am getting to open 8am to 4pm everyday for the next for weeks! I am excited!

The family and I went out to dinner at Ihop last night. Love being able to go somewhere for dinner and still have breakfast! This morning, I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby with the girls and picked up a few things, including the June issue of Cards. I am loving all the wonderful father's day ideas, especially since it is so hard to design masculine projects! Can't wait to get started on my father's day cards tomorrow!

I have been working on a custom invitation order for my cousins' little one who is turning 2 in about a month. Angel brought home his "work" camera so I was able to get a few pics before I delivered them! The theme is Dora Candyland. I have to say this theme stumped me a bit, found some pictures through google image search for "lollipop" invitations, so many great ideas! So I came up with this design, and I think it turned out great!

I could not find a Dora stamp anywhere online! I printed out a couple Dora Images (3 different kinds) and Boots (2 different kinds). I ended up only using the Dora images on the actual invitations, I think I will save the Boots images for cupcake toppers. Anywho, I hand colored all the images using Prismacolor markers, if you would like to know which ones I used just email me for a list. I also used a couple of pattern papers from a valentines pack I bought at the Target Dollar Spot back in January. I used the Plantin' Schoolbook cricut cartridge to cut out all the cirles because its so much easier and faster! Then used brads from the paper studio to attach the pieces together so the invitations could "swing up". I attached some lollipop sticks and ribbon, and voila! My very own Dora Candyland Lollipop invites!

In addition to the invitations, I also made the cake and cupcakes. I used smaller printouts of Dora and Boots and attached them to smaller scallop circles for the cupcake toppers.

I love how they turned out! Anyways I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend, good night!


Anonymous said...

You r so talented!!

Anonymous said...

Ty so much for the tutorials!!