Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mickey Mouse Birthday Invitations

Hot Diggity Dog!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was very eventful.  I won't go into the details, but let's just say that I've scheduled a date with my pillow and bed later, which can't come any sooner!!

 

I come to you today with exciting news and photos.  I have finally distributed all the Mickey Mouse invitations I made and am now ready to show you all.  These were very challenging yet fun to make.  I am extremely grateful that they are all done and I won't have to make any more.  If anyone ever requests for me to make them these, they'd have to really dish out the cash because it's an extensive amount of work.  I'm just glad that my husband was available at night (after work) to help with cutting and gluing.

I won't bore you with the details because the photos kind of show you the process.  However, if you do have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will surely get back to you.  And P.S., before I forget, my husband digitally made the invite that gets tucked into the pouch.  He's so great with all that technical stuff.  I can design it in my head, draw it on paper, and he makes it happen via software.  He's my HERO!!  hehe.


I created a stencil using the Mickey head base and cut the bottom pocket by hand
because this shape is not available on the Mickey Font cartridge.




The original string I used to sew the card was something that comes in a $1.00 sewing kit and looked and felt cheap and unsturdy.  I decided (after making about 2) to check Jo-Ann for another silkier type and found this one on sale for $0.99.  SCORE!!  I don't know what the normal price is, but this sucker will last me FOREVER!!  Haha.





I made sure to tape down the ends and glue another layer of the Mickey shaped head to cover the stitch work.  =)


 
If you zoom in on the photo above you will see that the "G" was embossed with a sizzix "dots" embossing folder (done by my hubby, THANK YOU HUBBY), and all the pieces (including buttons) were hot glued onto the invite.  It was easier and faster.




The one piece of advice I will share is to make sure there are an even amount of holes on the invites for the stitching or else you will be forced to do a double stitch.  The photo below shows the difference in the stitching.  I don't know who ended up with that one (because I was in a rush to label them), but I don't think it matters much.


I didn't go with traditional white envelopes for 2 reasons.  I could not find them in 6x6 and also because I thought the clear wrappers were so pretty and showed the card nicely.  =)


The black pieces you see inside the envelope next to the invite are punched out Mickey heads just to have them float around as confetti.

My husband scanned the punched Mickey head (by Fiskars) to use on the invite, but I also added 2 tiny dimensional squares and popped up an actual punched Mickey above the scanned logo.  I thought it made for an interesting touch.

One more thing I want to mention.  This invite was inspired by a photo that I saw on Google, except my design is slightly different, including the actual invite wordage.

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to check back next time for more Mickey Inspired Birthday projects.

x0, Damaris

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