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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Birthday Invitation

Ladies - Here is Maura's project for April that she sent me to post.  Unfortunately I have been very sick and was unable to get it posted earlier.  Please enjoy it today.  It is really cute !
Hello and happy spring everyone. Maura here with a birthday invitation that I created for my granddaughter.

 I used the cricut craft room to weld and cut the strawberry and all it's layers from the "Preserves" cartridge at 6 inches. With the red layer I used craft room basics to create the window frame for Straberry Shortcake by placing one circle inside the other with the outside circle at 1.5 inches.

The red layer I ran through my "Cuttlebug" using the Swiss dots folder I then used Tim Holtz walnut distress ink to ink up the edges and the raised dots. I found the Strawberry Shortcake image on line and then just cut it to fit the window.
For the inside I printed all the info using my computer and then used a negative cut of the strawberry front sized just a quarter inch smaller to place the info inside just how I wanted it and cut it out by hand.
I had to make the envelopes which was a new experience for me. Lol. I thought they would fit an A2 size but was mistaken. To seal the flap once again I found the image on line and the just used punches for the layers and glue dots to seal them.
Next my daughter wanted some bags for all the goodies that the kids would collect from the piñata.
For the bags I cut the strawberry at 5 inches wound a little twine and added a place for each child's name using a ticket punch.
For the flap on the back I used a Martha Stewart border punch and cut circles at 1 in and 1.5 inches from craft room basics, then used a stamp for the treats sentiment and inked and layered them together. To keep the bags closed I used small Velcro circles.
I am also working on a banner that I would have liked to share but it is not quite completed. Hope everyone has a great month.   Maura
Cricut Info & Other Supplies
Designed by:  Maura
Cricut Info : Preserves, Cuttlebug, CCR
Other Info: Paper bags, cardstock, velcro, border bunch, twin, ink


  1. Super adorable invite and favor bag. Wish I had a little girl to do something like this for.

  2. This is adorable...great job!!!

  3. This is so cute! I love the use of the strawberry from Preserves, I would never think of that! Very creative! How are you going to top that with the party decorations? LOL!

  4. Super adorable invites and treat bags!!

  5. Love, Love, Love, LOVE!!! Strawberry Shortcake was my favorite when I was little. (Still love her) I adore this. :)


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