My DD Hayley turned 8 in March…and we don’t tend to do the birthday party thing every year but seeing as we didn’t do it last year, it was inevitable that it would be a go this year. She decided that she wanted to go to the movies with some of her friends from school (yay I said).
These are the invitations that I made. I love the new cupcake punch and stamp set out of the Autumn mini….it made making the invitations so quick and easy. The colours I used were Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Chocolate Chip.
I made up “Bag in a Box” bags for the party bags…and the girls took them into the movies with them. I had them filled with movie food- popcorn, lollies and chips.
Now many of you may not know this about me…but I have a horrible affliction…..yes I am icing impaired. I never have any success when it comes to decorating cakes for my children’s birthdays….oh the stories I could tell…but I digress. Earlier on in the year, I bought some edible ink felt pens….so when it came to decorating Hayley’s cake, I simply bought some white marzipan icing, rolled it out and put it over the cake. Then I went and got out my Vintage Vogue stamp set…gave it a good clean and used the markers to ink up the stamps. And hey presto….a beautifully iced cake. Now I did cheat a little and buy the little roses in the middle of some of the big flowers but the rest is all hand stamped and hand made by me!!
Finally, this is the card I made for Hayley. This is a case of a card that I have had in my favourites folder for a long time and I am sorry that I don’t know whose original idea this is. I changed it a bit and added some gold shimmer paint to the flower.
All in all it was a good birthday and I had lots of fun making them for her!!